Beverly Hills International Big Questions Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US


The Beverly Hills High School Speech and Debate Team invites you to attend the online Beverly Hills Big Questions International Invitational on Saturday, November 20, 2021. All rounds will be virtual using Zoom.

Registration is via the website. You need to have a account to compete or judge. If you have trouble creating one just email us below and we can help.

There will be Open and Novice divisions in both Middle School and High School Divisions. Novice is defined as a student in their first year of debate competition.

Tournament fee: $8 per entry, no school fee

Super Important Guest Judges: V and Jin from BTS (pending confirmation)

Big Question Debate 2021-22 Topic – “Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice.”

Saturday November 20, 2021 Tournament Schedule

8:30 - 9 am: School and Team Registration Check-In Online and Judge Training

9:00 - 9:40 am: Round 1

9:55 - 10:35 am:Round 2

10:45 - 11:25 am: Round 3

11:25 am - 12:00 pm:Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Round 4

12:40 - 1:20 pm: Round 5

1:25 – 2:00 pm: Quarter Finals

2:15 – 25:5 pm: Semis

3:15 – 4:00 pm: Finals

4:00 – 4:40 pm: Awards / End of Tournament

Format: Total round time is 36 minutes including 3 minutes prep time for each speaker. There will be 10-minute breaks between rounds: 5 minutes – Affirmative Constructive Speech 5 minutes - Negative Constructive Speech 3 minutes - Crossfire Questions 4 minutes - Affirmative Rebuttal 4 minutes - Negative Rebuttal 3 minutes - Crossfire Questions 3 minutes - Affirmative Consolidation 3 minutes - Negative Consolidation 3 minutes - Affirmative Rationale 3 minutes - Negative Rationale


All competitors will need completed permission forms by the tournament to compete. The permission form is attached.

Sorry, we do not allow independent or club groups are allowed to compete. School based teams only.


Thank you,

Tournament Director: David Finnigan, Speech and Debate Coach, Beverly Hills High School Assistant Director: Suhh Yeon Kim, Lead Team Captain, BHHS Speech and Debate Team