TOC also stands for Tournament of Champions. This is probably the most prestigious high school debate tournament in the country. Entries are accepted in policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, and student congress. To qualify, debaters must attain two bids. One may receive a bid by attending certain "national circuit" tournaments and advancing to specified points. For instance, any team that competes in the quarter-finals of the University of Texas tournament may get a bid. Teams receive nothing for going beyond the specified point. The list of tournaments and bid rounds is updated every year. The actual tournament format varies from year to year, but there are usually seven preliminary rounds and it takes place every year in Lexington, Kentucky and is hosted by the University of Kentucky.