Welcome to the home page for the 2021 Carroll College BP Teaching Tournament tournament hosted by Carroll College on Sep 17-19, 2021 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

“The Sir”


 Education before competition, teaching before trophies


A Virtual BP Teaching Tournament and Master Class

Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning

September 17, 18 & 19


Friday night


A forum with Brent: “Building community and relationships in Online BP Debate.”


A demonstration debate: Enjoyable topic, followed by a critique and discussion


Zoom Link for Friday Night: https://carroll.zoom.us/j/95385392290



Saturday morning:

Brent for Beginners


 Mark Schmutzler on using narrative structure to construct good arguments

Steve Johnson on “Why debaters need to think like judges.”



Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning

A four-round tournament with separate out-rounds in novice and open  




Mark Schmutzler, Carroll alum

Steve Johnson, University of Alaska professor and coach


Brent Northup, Carroll College coach



Tab: Jacob Witt, transplant from Seattle to California

Note: Jacob’s the best. Period.


For questions about Yaatly, judging, or anything else: Anna Hoerner 509-951-7621


Virtually yours, from the Carroll College Cloud

Sept. 17-18-19, 2021


See invite for full details! We will welcome you warmly.


Brent Northup

(406) 459-2371