2018 Vratsa Pre-tournament Press Release

Yoan Ekzarh Foreign Language School - Vratsa to Host 2018 Speech and Debate Tournament

On November 17-18th 2018, Yoan Ekzarh Language School in Vratsa will host a BEST tournament - a second time for both the school and the town. Students will compete in five events: English-language debate, poetry and prose performance, duo interpretation, and original oratory.

The Vratsa tournament will be BEST’s 29th tournament and the first in the 2018-2019 school year.

The tournament is open to English-language speech and debate teams across the country, but targets schools located in the western region. BEST expects to host approximately 360 people in Vratsa, including over 280 student competitors.

The tournament will be the first of two fall regional tournaments. The East Tournament will take place in Sliven on December 1-2nd 2019. BEST will also host four tournaments during the Spring semester: two regional tournaments, a tournament hosted at AUBG, and a National tournament.

About The BEST Foundation

BEST stands for Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments. Established in 2013, BEST provides the English-language learners of Bulgaria an opportunity to come together and pursue personal growth through English language speech and debate. BEST aims to empower students to think critically, express themselves creatively, and create a dynamic community that truly cares about the success and the future of Bulgaria. We provide a platform for English-language speech and debate domestically and send Bulgarian students abroad to compete internationally.