The 42nd Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum

2024 — Nashville, TN/US

Dear Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend the 42nd Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum on the campus of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, TN. Competition will begin on Friday January 5 and will run through Sunday January 7, 2024.

We are looking forward to continuing the Southern Bell’s long tradition of providing the finest hospitality with the most competitive policy debate experience available.

In order to ensure your school’s participation, please enter at your earliest possible convenience. The competitive field is limited to 72 teams. Schools may enter up to four teams, with the “top” teams from each school receiving priority. Once capacity is reached, we will be forced to refuse additional requests to participate.


Kevin Hamrick

Tournament Director

Montgomery Bell Academy