This is the Tournament Portal for our Fall East Tournament in Burgas. The upcoming tournament will be held at Goethe GLHS in Burgas on November 30th to December 1st. Registration for the tournament will open on Monday, October 28th and will close on Monday, November 10. Coaches, you should receive an invitation to register for this tournament on Speechwire. If you do not 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forms, sheets, and documents needed for tournament registration will be made available via email to BEST coaches from the tournament region when registration opens, and access to them will be revoked when registration closes. You can see the registration dates above. Coaches, if you don’t receive a comprehensive registration e-mail for the tournament by the time registration opens, please email us at email@example.com.
The pre-tournament press release in English and Bulgarian are coming soon.
The schedule for the tournament will be announced after registration ends. For now, please be aware that the tournament will start Saturday at noon and will end Sunday in the early afternoon.
*Note that schedule is subject to change based on registrations.
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 for the tournament 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).
Transportation information will be available soon.
The tournament will take place at Goethe GLHS, which can be found on this Google map:
A list of restaurants and supermarkets in Burgas will be available soon.
The debate motions for the tournament will be released when tournament registration opens.