MBA Extemporaneous Round Robin

2023 — Nashville, TN/US

Welcome to the 2023 SOUTHERN BELL FORUM XLI’s Twenty-Fifth Annual National Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin on the campus of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. The Forum will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2023. And Sunday January 8th, 2023. 

Nine years ago, the MBA community mourned the sudden and untimely passing of Director of Forensics, Billy Tate.  We have named Southern Bell Forum in his honor and welcome the opportunity to continue this tradition that Billy created! As such, it is our simultaneous desire to honor his legacy with this event and to celebrate elite-level extemporaneous speaking.

 The tournament organizing committee has worked painstakingly to prepare for this event. Schools from over 25 states have been invited to this year’s Forum and approximately 11 states are typically represented in the Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin.

 The Round Robin does not accept registrants via Invited contestants will receive information packet via email.


Kevin Hamrick

Director, Department of Forensics

Montgomery Bell Academy

Adam A. Johnson

MBA '00

Round Robin Director

Sandip Gupta

Round Robin Assistant Director