The Golden State Academy Invitational Hosted by Beyond Resolved

2021 — Online, GA/US

About Beyond Resolved

Beyond Resolved is a student-led organization that advocates for all marginalized groups in high school speech and debate by raising awareness of often overlooked disparities, creating inclusive spaces, and building resources for the debate community. You can learn more about us and get involved by visiting our website:

Additionally, a huge thanks to the Golden State Academy for sponsoring this event and helping us put it together. This wouldn't be possible without their support!

Any tournament concerns can be directed to 


Tournament Details

Events and Divisions

We will only be offering one division in Public Forum, on the April NSDA Topic. This tournament is intended for debaters to practice for other April tournaments in the season, such as TOC.

Entry Eligibility

While this is intended to be a practice opportunity for other tournaments, anyone is allowed to compete. Entries from any state are allowed. Independent and hybrid entries are allowed. Mavericks are allowed.

Fees and Deadlines

Entries are officially open until 03/26; however, we request that you sign up by 03/24. Fees are $50 for each PF team and can be paid by venmo to @beyondresolvedga. Please include your entry name in the subject. Contact Katheryne Dwyer if you need additional payment options.

You may apply for a fee waiver here if necessary: 


We will be holding the tournament from March 27th – March 28th. There will be 5 preliminary rounds. All 5-0 and 4-1 teams will break (we expect to break to quarterfinals, but this is subject to change based on the number of entries).

All teams must be in the room by the check-in time. Judges must check to make sure cameras/mics/email chains are working before the round start time. If everyone is ready, you may begin before the listed round start time.

All times are listed in EST.



Check-In Time

Round Start Time

Decisions Due

Round 1

March 27

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Round 2

March 27

12:15 PM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Round 3

March 27

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Round 4

March 27

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Round 5

March 27

5:45 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Round 6

March 27

7:15 PM

7:30 PM

8:30 PM


March 28

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM


March 28

12:15 PM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM


March 28

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Lunch break is in between Round 2 and 3. Finals may be delayed for a lunch break depending upon competitors’ preferences.


The tournament will be held on Discord. Further information is pending.

Judging Requirements

We require one judge per entry.


We will be running this as a stakes tournaments. 50% of the entry fees will go to Beyond Resolved GA for initiatives. 50% of the entry fees will go to the top 4 teams -- 25% to champion, 15% to finalists, and 5% to each semifinalist (i.e. if we get 50 entries, champion gets $625, finalist gets $375, and each semifinalist gets $125.

Top speakers will get one free BR Georgia sticker of their choice!

Discrimination/Harassment Concerns

A Google Form to report instances of discrimination, harassment, etc. is forthcoming. We will have the option for it to remain anonymous, but cannot guarantee action if you choose to remain anonymous.