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National Tournament in Sofia


  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia (map)

This is the Tournament Portal for our National Tournament in Sofia. The upcoming tournament will be held at the University of National and World Economy on April 19-21, 2019. Registration for the tournament will open on March 25 and will close on April 8. Please note that only students who have broken to semifinals at our regional tournaments are eligible to participate. Coaches, if you don’t receive an invitation for the tournament on Speechwire, e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg.

LETTER OF INVITATION

The official letter of invitation for the tournament 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

The tentative schedule for the tournament is coming soon. For now, keep in mind that the tournament will start on Friday afternoon, and end on Sunday in the early afternoon.

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 8am on Saturday, we will cover two nights of hotel accommodation.

Judge registration for the tournament will open soon! 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.

*Note: Any names and other personal data filled in the spreadsheet will be used solely for the purposes of organizing the tournament, securing accommodation, and tournament statistics.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Scholarship application form will be available when registration opens.

TRANSPORTATION

We will provide taxi numbers for transport between hotels and the tournament site soon.

The tournament will take place at the American University in Bulgaria’s main building, which can be found on this Google map:

FOOD

We will provide a list of restaurants and stores in town a week before the tournament.

DEBATE MOTIONS

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