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Fall West Tournament in Vratsa


  • Yoan Ekzarh Language Highschool (map)

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.