Online University of Pennsylvania World Schools Tournament

2021 — Online, US

Welcome to the 2021 UPenn World Schools Tournament, to be hosted online from Friday, April 9th to Sunday, April 11th in EST. The tournament will feature three prepared and three impromptu rounds of world schools-style debate, followed by a break to quarterfinals (depending on the size of the tournament).

Our tournament will feature high-quality judging from independent adjudicators and members of the Penn Debate Society, which include alumni of World Schools Team USA, India, Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Hungary, Botswana, and Lithuania.
Registration and Fees
Registration will open on March 15th. Early bird registration will close on March 22nd. Registration will close on April 2nd.
Early bird registration fees will be $20.00 per team member. Thereafter, regular registration fees will be $30.00 per team member. Teams will be able to make payment via check or credit card payment through Eventbrite. Here is the link to access that:
Fee waivers are available for teams in need, so please contact Tvisha Malik ( if you would like to request one.
Please also fill out the following Google Form: This form is also due April 2nd and must be filled out to confirm registration as it is needed for tabbing purposes. 
At this time, we expect the tournament to be held on Discord and Zoom. We will be using Tabbycat to tabulate tournament results - this Tabroom page is will only be used to track registration. 
For additional information, please refer to our tournament Facebook page here. This page will be regularly updated with tournament information such as prepared motions, the CA team, and other important announcements, so please make sure you receive our event notifications!  

Please direct any questions to and we will be happy to answer your query. You can also contact the Tournament Directors Albert Manfredi ( and Allan Lee (leeallan@sas.upenn.edudirectly with any concerns.

We look forward to seeing you in April!