Oct
21
8:30 PM20:30

Vratsa tournament Registration period Start

For more information on how to register for a BEST tournament visit our Registration page. If you don’t have a team and want to start one, read up more on how to Start a team!

When this period starts you should receive an e-mail from Speechwire asking you to register. If you don’t receive that e-mail, please e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

The Vratsa tournament portal is located here!

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Nov
4
8:30 PM20:30

Sliven tournament Registration period Start

For more information on how to register for a BEST tournament visit our Registration page. If you don’t have a team and want to start one, read up more on how to Start a team!

When this period starts you should receive an e-mail from Speechwire asking you to register. If you don’t receive that e-mail, please e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

The Sliven tournament portal is located here!

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

Fall West Tournament in Vratsa

  • Yoan Ekzarh Language Highschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is the Tournament Portal for our Fall West Tournament in Vratsa. The upcoming tournament will be held at Yoan Ekzarh FLHS in Vratsa on November 17-18. Registration opens on October 21 and closes on November 5. Coaches, you will receive an invitation to register for this tournament on Speechwire. If you don't receive the invitation, or if you are a coach in a different region and would like to bring your team to this tournament, please email us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

Letter of Invitation

The official letter of invitation in Bulgarian is coming soon! If you want a customized letter mailed to your school, e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

Press Releases

Tournament press releases in English and Bulgarian are coming soon!

Tentative* Schedule

Coming soon! For now, note that the tournament will most likely begin on Saturday morning and end on Sunday afternoon.

*Note that schedule is subject to change based on registrations.

Judging

We welcome all high school graduates with C1 or higher English to judge at our tournaments. If you are new to BEST and our tournaments, visit our Judging Basics page!

We will reimburse all judges for their transport if they use trains or buses, but we strongly encourage taking the most affordable option when possible (usually trains). Please purchase your ticket back from the tournament location as well, as we cannot reimburse you without being presented tickets. We will provide food at the tournament site, and we will also cover one night of hotel accommodations for regional tournaments. In exceptional circumstances when a judge can’t make it to the tournament site before 11am on Saturday, we will cover two nights of hotel accommodation.

Judge registration will open when tournament registration opens. Coaches, you must register if you are judging, too, and don’t forget to include your judges when you fill out your team roster spreadsheet (see below).

Team Roster and Hotels Spreadsheet

The team roster and hotels spreadsheet will be available when registration opens.

In compliance with European GDPR laws, any student under the age of 18 who wishes to attend this BEST tournament needs to have this photo release form signed by their parent/guardian and bring it to the tournament. If a student’s coach fails to send photographic proof of the filled in form to BEST by registration deadline, the student’s registration is void.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship application forms will be available when registration opens.

Hotels

Information on the tournament hotels is coming soon! Please note that BEST will book your hotel the day registration closes, and you may need to pay for your hotel accommodation as soon as that happens. In that case, BEST will inform you the day after registration closes.

Transportation

Directions to the tournament site, local taxi numbers, and more are coming soon!

Food

Information on food options at and near the tournament site is coming soon!

Debate Motions

The debate motions for the tournament will be announced when registration opens.

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Dec
1
to Dec 2

Fall East Tournament in Sliven

  • Language High School Zahari Stoyanov (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is the Tournament Portal for our Fall East Tournament in Sliven. The upcoming tournament will be held at Zahariy Stoyanov WLHS in Sliven on December 1-2. Registration opens on November 4 and closes on November 19. Coaches, you will receive an invitation to register for this tournament on Speechwire. If you don't receive the invitation, or if you are a coach in a different region and would like to bring your team to this tournament, please email us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

Letter of Invitation

The official letter of invitation in Bulgarian is coming soon! If you want a customized letter mailed to your school, e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

Press Releases

Tournament press releases in English and Bulgarian are coming soon!

Tentative* Schedule

Coming soon! For now, note that the tournament will most likely begin on Saturday morning and end on Sunday afternoon.

*Note that schedule is subject to change based on registrations.

Judging

We welcome all high school graduates with C1 or higher English to judge at our tournaments. If you are new to BEST and our tournaments, visit our Judging Basics page!

We will reimburse all judges for their transport if they use trains or buses, but we strongly encourage taking the most affordable option when possible (usually trains). Please purchase your ticket back from the tournament location as well, as we cannot reimburse you without being presented tickets. We will provide food at the tournament site, and we will also cover one night of hotel accommodations for regional tournaments. In exceptional circumstances when a judge can’t make it to the tournament site before 11am on Saturday, we will cover two nights of hotel accommodation.

Judge registration will open when tournament registration opens. Coaches, you must register if you are judging, too, and don’t forget to include your judges when you fill out your team roster spreadsheet (see below).

Team Roster and Hotels Spreadsheet

The team roster and hotels spreadsheet will be available when registration opens.

In compliance with European GDPR laws, any student under the age of 18 who wishes to attend this BEST tournament needs to have this photo release form signed by their parent/guardian and bring it to the tournament. If a student’s coach fails to send photographic proof of the filled in form to BEST by registration deadline, the student’s registration is void.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship application forms will be available when registration opens.

Hotels

Information on the tournament hotels is coming soon! Please note that BEST will book your hotel the day registration closes, and you may need to pay for your hotel accommodation as soon as that happens. In that case, BEST will inform you the day after registration closes.

Transportation

Directions to the tournament site, local taxi numbers, and more are coming soon!

Food

Information on food options at and near the tournament site is coming soon!

Debate Motions

The debate motions for the tournament will be announced when registration opens.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Shumen Coach Training

  • N.I.Vaptsarov Foreign Language High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Shumen Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Silistra, Shumen, Ruse, Razgrad. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Stara Zagora Coach Training

  • Romain Rolland Foreign Language High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Stara Zagora Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Dimitrovgrad, Gabrovo, Haskovo, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Yambol. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Blagoevgrad Coach Training

The Blagoevgrad Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, Kyustendil, Pernik, Petrich, Sofia. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Varna Coach Training

  • High School for Foreign Languages - Yoan Ekzarh (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Varna Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Burgas, Dobrich, Varna. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Vratsa Coach Training

  • Yoan Ekzarh Language Highschool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Vratsa Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Vratsa, Lovech, Montana, Pleven, Pravets, Sofia, Vidin. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Plovdiv Coach Training

The Plovdiv Coach training will cater to coaches from the following regions: Kardzhali, Panagyurishte, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Sofia. At the training you can expect to learn everything about starting or maintaining a team, as well as get updates on BEST Policy changes. BEST will cover your travel to the Coach training location.

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