Bluebonnet International World Schools Debate Championship 2023
2023 — Spring, TX/US
BLUEBONNET WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATE
Grand Oaks High School Spring, TEXAS April 27-29, 2023
WE ARE BACK IN PERSON! Join us for the 6th annual Bluebonnet World Schools Debate International Tournament in Houston, Texas! The Bluebonnet Tournament will be hosted by Audra Langston-Grand Oaks Debate coach. For years we have drawn the best debaters across the world to the Bluebonnet World Schools Debate Championship. We were the first to introduce the first fully international across all time zones online tournament at the start of the pandemic. Last year we started back in person again.
This international tournament will be an experience your team will not want to miss!
Previous Bluebonnet Champions:
2018 Team Mexico
2019 USA Development Team
2020 Team Eton UK
2021 Team Fostering Debate Talent Academy
2022 Team Mexico
Team Cap: Member Countries are invited to register up to 4 teams (3-5 debaters, 1 judge per
team, 1 coach per delegation). Judges and coaches can be the same individual.
Divisions: Novice (students in their first year or junior high level)
Championship (students have done WSD a while or may be new and want the challenge)
Rounds: 5 Debate Rounds, quarters; semi-finals and finals.
Format: Debates will be in English in Worlds Schools Debate Format
Motions: Prepared Motions will be announced in March
Judges: Experienced Worlds Schools graduate debaters and trained judges per delegation.
Training will be mandatory prior to the first round. All delegations have to be accompanied by at
least one person who is over 18 and will be judging at the tournament.
Workshop: Training and workshops will be provided throughout the tournament
CHIEF ADJUDICATORS: Will be international guests
LOCATION: Grand Oaks High School 4800 Riley Fuzzel Road Spring, TX 77386
The Woodlands/Spring, TEXAS http://www.thewoodlands.com/
We call it The Woodlands. You can call it home while here for the Bluebonnet!
(Located about 30 minutes north of IAH airport/Houston, TX)
Tournament Participant Fee - $200/per team register on http://bluebonnetwsd.tabroom.com/
Fees include entry and meals during the tournament
Teams will be waitlisted until approved by host
Workshop fee $30 for just workshop/$15 for those competing in tournament and doing workshop
Bluebonnet T-shirts $20
April 27, Clinic-optional and additional cost 8 am -2:30 pm
April 27, Thursday starting at 3pm Round 1 Impromptu and Round 2 Prepared Round 3 Prepared
April 28, Friday starting at 3pm Rounds 4 Prepared and 5 Impromptu
Break party and Texas Cultural Night (each student bring a team or school t-shirt for exchange)
April 29, Saturday – quarters; Semi-Finals and Finals