Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum

2016 — TN/US

October 13, 2015


Dear Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum on the campus of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Competition will begin on Saturday, January 2, and will run through Monday, January 4.

While we continue to make changes to enhance the Southern Bell experience, I can assure you that the tournament's tradition of unsurpassed southern hospitality along with the finest competition will remain. 

Rules and entry materials are included here. Please read carefully all information and adhere to the stated deadlines. The competitive field is limited to 64 teams. Schools may enter up to two teams, with top teams from each school receiving priority. In order to ensure your school’s participation, please enter at your earliest possible convenience. Once capacity is reached, we will be forced to refuse further requests for attendance.


Kevin Hamrick

Director of Debate & Forensics