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Fall West Tournament in Sofia

  • 11 ulitsa "Latinka" Sofia, Sofia City Province, 1113 Bulgaria (map)

This is the Tournament Portal for our Fall West Tournament in Sofia. The upcoming tournament will be held at Akad. Mihail Arnaudov 119th School in Sofia on November 16-17. Registration for the tournament opened on Monday, October 14th and will close on Sunday, October 27th. 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

Registration Documents

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

Press Releases

The pre-tournament press release in English and Bulgarian are coming soon.

Tentative* Schedule

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 registration numbers.


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 is now open! To register to judge, please fill out this form. 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 Akad. Mihail Arnaudov 119th School, which can be found on this Google map:


A list of restaurants and supermarkets in Sofia will be available soon.

Debate Motions

Novice Prepared

THW penalize sports teams whose supporters commit immoral or violent acts.

TH, as Bulgaria, would limit internal rural-urban migration.*

* This is an actor motion. It is to be debated from the point of view of the actor - in this case Bulgaria - and aims to determine whether adopting the motion would benefit the actor.

THBT compulsory voting does more harm than good.

Novice Impromptu Hints



Varsity Prepared

THW lift patents on eco-friendly technologies.

THW substantially raise Sin taxes*.

*Sin tax is a tax on goods considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.

THW ban unpaid internships.

Varsity Impromptu Hints

Higher Education


Earlier Event: November 10
Burgas Tournament Registration Period Ends
Later Event: November 30
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