Bluebonnet International World Schools Debate Championship 2023

2023 — Spring, TX/US

Schedule and MOTIONS

April 27

Thursday Training Clinic-optional event and additional cost $30 per student/coaches are free

tournament competitors can attend for $15

8 am -2:30 pm (lunch included in price)


April 27 Thursday

3:00pm Welcome Assembly

3:30pm Impromptu Prep for teams

3:30pm Judge/Coach training

4:30pm Round 1 Impromptu

5:30-6:30pm Dinner Break (food provided for all competitors, coaches and judges)

6:30-7:30pm Round 2 Prepared "This house prefers a world in which postcolonial states prioritize economic prosperity over civil and political development."

8:00-9:00 pm Round 3 Prepared opposite side of round 2

April 28 Friday

3:00-4:00pmImpromptu for teams and Coach training/questions

4:00-5:00pm Round 4 Impromptu Round

5:30-6:30pm Round 5 Prepared "This house regrets the rise and dominance of industrialized agriculture."


Texas Culture Night!

TEXAS BBQ and all the "Fixins" provided for all competitors, coaches and judges

*line dancing, games, music, photos, Bluebonnet t-shirts for sale


Bring a t-shirt from your school or debate program for the traditional t-shirt exchange! Everyone loves to trade team shirts and take home a souvenir from a new friend from other team

April 29 Saturday

8:00 am Impromptu prep for Quarterfinals teams

8:00 Coach coffee chat and breakfast

9:00-10:00am Quarterfinals Impromptu

11:00-12:00 Impromptu Prep for Semifinalist

11:00-12:00 training for other competitors

12:00-1:00 Semifinals Impromptu

LUNCH BREAK and flip for finals sides

Lunch provided for all that stay to watch the Grand Finals

2:30-3:30 GRAND FINALS prepared "This house believes that contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based differences (gender, race, religion etc.)"

Grand Oaks High School Auditorium on the stage!

We hope to have everyone stay and watch and all awards will be presented after the finals! This is a great time, we would love to have your parents/teammates/community members/school administrators attend and see and better understand this amazing debate form and appreciate your hard work!