Boston Debate League

Upcoming Tournaments
and Events

Tournaments

Tournament season is ramping up and we are in need of volunteers to help judge the fantastic BDL debaters at our first in-person tournament of this season.

Help us kick-off the school year right and register as a judge! We have many opportunities just around the corner – check them out below!

2021

Friday and Saturday
November 5 & 6

Middle School Tournament 1
In-person, Boston Latin Academy*

Friday and Saturday
November 12 & 13

High School Tournament 1
In-person, Suffolk University*

Saturday
December 4

Middle School Tournament 2
In-person, Boston Latin Academy*

Saturday
December 11

High School Tournament 2
In-person, Brighton High School*

2022

Saturday
February 5

Middle School Tournament 3
In-person, Suffolk University*

Saturday
February 12

High School Tournament 3
In-person, Suffolk University*

Friday and Saturday
March 11 & 12

Middle School Tournament 4: City Finals
In-person, Boston Latin Academy*

Friday and Saturday
March 18 & 19

High School Tournament 4: City Finals
In-person, Suffolk University*

Saturday
March 25

City Championship
In-person, Location to be Announced*

*Events scheduled as in-person may be held virtually following guidance from the CDC and Boston Public Schools. 
For more information on virtual volunteering, visit: bostondebate.org/volunteer

2022 Judge Shifts

Saturday, February 5

Shift 1: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Middle School Tournament 3
In-person, Suffolk University*

Saturday, February 12

Shift  1: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Shift 2: 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

High School Tournament 3
In-person, Suffolk University*

Friday, March 11

Shift 1: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Saturday, March 12

Shift 2: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Middle School Tournament 4: City Finals
In-person, Boston Latin Academy*

Friday, March 18

Shift 1: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Saturday, March 19

Shift 2: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

High School Tournament 4: City Finals
In-person, Suffolk University*

Judge Training

Training is required for all first time judges. 

One of the below training options (asynchronous, virtual, OR in-person) needs to be completed prior to judging. 

Asynchronous versions are available in English at https://www.bostondebate.org/volunteer/ and in Spanish at https://www.bostondebate.org/se-un-voluntario/

Day of the Tournament
1 hour before each shift

New Judge Training
In-person, at tournament site

Immediate and Advanced Judge Training
Virtual training

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