Black Bear Debate Tournament

2022 — Online, CA/US

1st Quarterly Black Bear




Dear Schools,


Welcome to the 1st Quarterly Black Bear Debate Tournament. The tournament will begin on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 8:30 AM (PST) to 6:00 PM (PST).


We are happy to offer novice Lincoln Douglas, novice Public Forum, and novice Spontaneous Argumentation for debaters to compete. All students will have a quality tournament experience, and we hope they can use this opportunity to grow their debate skills.


Debate Topics



Topic: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.


Topic: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.


Topic: Topics will be given during rounds





Tournament Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Everybody should be in the zoom meeting by 8:15 AM (PST)

First Round: 8:30 AM -10:00 AM (PST)

Second Round: 11:00 AM -12:30 PM (PST)

Third Round: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Fourth Round: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)

*Results will be out by 9:00 PM (PST​) same day


Independent Entries


A school coach or adult authorized by a school administrator to serve as the school sponsor may enter students to the Black Bear Debate Tournament on Tabroom. We also accept independent entries. Students cannot register themselves but can be registered by parents. 




Parents of competitors are invited to judge in this tournament!

All judges must be over 18 years old.

Judges must have/must create a personal Tabroom account before the tournament and have personal devices that can connect to the internet. We will be doing e-ballots.

​Judges must judge throughout the day.​

If a judge does not show up for a round, they will have to pay a fine.​

Click here to complete the highly recommended Cultural Competency judge training course

First time judging? Click here to learn how to do it! Or watch our Youtube playlist here.




To register your students, please use the link below




Questions? Reach out!


Thank you for choosing us out of the many tournaments available this weekend! While we will provide all the necessary information, please feel free to ask us any questions. The best way to have your questions answered is to email us!



Vihan Bhattacharjee,


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