Westford Academy Big Questions Debate Tournament

2021 — Online, MA/US

Welcome to the Westford Academy Big Questions Tournament! This tournament is geared towards raising money for the Westford Academy Speech and Debate team. We would like to thank everyone for participating and we hope that it will be a fun and educational experience!

We will be hosting the tournament through Discord. You can join our server using this link: https://discord.gg/TADn2G5SeR

If you would like to enter but you are not able to get your coach or whoever is in charge of Tabroom at your school to enter you, please contact tournament admins and we will enter you manually.

Please enter in a team of two if possible because this reduces the amount of judges we have to find! If your school has 5 or more people attending it would also be great if you could provide a judge, preferably a current or former debater!

 

As a reminder, all cases MUST BE TOPICAL!!!

 

We are offering two divisions, varsity and novice. You can see the descriptions for each under the events/divisions page on the right sidebar. We will be awarding plaques to the top three competitors in varsity.

 

There will be a survey that all competitors and judges must fill out after the third round. This survey will be posted right after the third round.

 

The varsity, JV, and novice divisions will share the same schedule for prelim rounds. Elims will be slightly staggered- see the schedule below. There will be no semis round for varsity, only finals. Pairings will be posted 30 minutes before each round starts.

Tentative Schedule (all times in ET):
10:00-10:25 AM - Opening Meeting for all competitors and judges using this link:

https://zoom.us/j/95394938827?pwd=TDZqaTlTWXU3Y0szZTYyeVJUR09RQT09

Meeting ID: 953 9493 8827

Passcode: 1zQQbJ

 

Prelims:

10:30 AM - Round 1 starts

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch break

1:00 PM - Round 2 starts

3:00 PM - Round 3 starts

 

Novice Elims:

4:30 PM - Semifinals

7:30 PM - Finals

 

JV Elims:

6:00 PM: Semifinals

7:30 PM: Finals

 

Varsity Elims:

7:30 PM: Finals