Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Vanderbilt British Parliamentary Debate Tournament tournament hosted by Vanderbilt University on Feb 1-2, 2020 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Dear Colleagues,

The Vanderbilt University Debate Squad and the Department of Communication Studies invite you and your teams to the 1st Annual Vanderbilt British Parliamentary Debate Tournament to be held February 1-2, 2020. All schools are welcome.

Lindsey Dixon will be the Chief Adjudicator for the tournament and she will be putting together an outstanding co-CA team (who we will announce at a later date). Will Silberman will be running the tab room.

The tournament will have an Open division of English-as-a-Primary-Language BP debate. If numbers warrant, we will have separate elimination and speaker awards for novice and English as-a-Second-Language speakers.

In addition, we will offer an Open Spanish language division of BP debate. Entries are due by 5pm CST on January 24, 2020. We will provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Snacks will also be provided throughout the tournament. Please make initial hotel reservations as soon as possible. Nashville is experiencing a significant hotel shortage, and you may have much difficulty booking rooms if you delay. We look forward to seeing you all in February.


M. L. Sandoz

John Koch