The Adelante International World Schools Debate Tournament

2024 — Miami, FL/US



Christopher Columbus High School, MIAMI FL January 18-20, 2024


Team Cap: Member Countries are invited to register up to 4 teams (3-5 debaters, 1 judge per 2 teams, 1 coach per delegation). Judges and coaches can be the same individual.

Divisions: Novice: Students in their first year of debate or junior high level.

Español: Students interested in competing only in spanish. This will be an open division. Competitors are eligible so long as they are 19 or younger by the end of the tournament.

Varsity: Students who have been competing beyond a year, enrolled at a high school debate program, competing in English.

Food: We provide all meals during competition schedule

Rounds: 5 prelim Debate Rounds, quarters; semi-finals and finals.

Format: Debates will be in Worlds Schools Debate Format

Motions: Prepared Motions posted on the SCHEDULE tab a month before the tournament.

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.

LOCATION: 3000 SW 87th Ave Miami, Florida 33165

(Located about 25 minutes west of MIA airport/Miami, FL)

HOTEL INFORMATION email for needs: or


Tournament Participant Fee- $200/per team (Teams traveling internationally, as well as UDL teams qualify for their fees to be subsidized or waived entirely. Please contact the tournament chair for more information)

Teams that register before October will receive a 10% discount.

Fees include entry and meals during the tournament (Thursday, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast)

Teams will be waitlisted until approved by host

Adelante T-shirts $25


January 18, Thursday

3:30 pm Roll Call

3:45 pm Motion drop

4:45 pm Round 1 Impromptu

6:30 pm Round 2 Prepared

7:30 pm Dinner

8:30 pm Round 3 Prepared

January 19, Friday

3:30 pm Roll Call

3:45 pm Motion drop

4:45 pm Round 4 Impromptu

6:30 pm Round 5 Prepared

7:30 pm Cultural Exchange party and Latin Heritage Night (Salsa Dancing, DJ, Cuisine from different Latin American countries)

January 20

8 am Semis Impromptu / Novice Finals

9:30 am Spanish Finals Prepared

11:45 am Varsity Finals Prepared

1 PM Awards