Upcoming Tournaments
and Events


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!


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*


December 4

Middle School Tournament 2

In-person, Boston Latin Academy*


December 11

High School Tournament 2

In-person, Brighton High School*



February 5

Middle School Tournament 3

In-person, Suffolk University*


February 12

High School Tournament 3

In-person, Suffolk University*


March 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*


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

Sign up for this week’s tournament: 

Judge Shifts

3:30 – 7:00 PM

Middle School Fridays (T1 Only)

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Middle School Saturdays (T1 Only)

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Middle School Saturdays (T2, T3, T4)

3:00 – 8:00 PM

High School Fridays (T1, T4)

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

High School Saturdays (T1 Only)

Shift 1:    7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Shift 2:   12:30 – 5:30 PM

High School Saturdays (T2, T3, T4)

Judge Training

Training is required for all first-time judges. Asynchronous versions are available at bostondebate.org


October 8

Judge Camp

virtual, a half-day intensive training for new and returning judges

Tuesday before Tournaments

4:30 – 6:30 PM

New Judge Training

in-person, 30 minutes before each shift


December 1:    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

February 2:    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

March 3:    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Immediate and Advanced Judge Training

virtual training

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