Top performing schools from regional and international rounds will be invited to participate in our Finals Day.

This consists of 4 rounds of short-prep debates. The top 16 teams after these rounds shall then progress to the Quarterfinals, then the Semifinals and Finals. There shall also be a Novice Final, for teams that are in their first year of competitive debating and have never broken before in a competition. We are also offering this year an ESL Final, which will run concurrently with the Novice Final, for those speakers for whom English is a second language.

Schedule (all times are in UTC/GMT): 

Saturday 13th March

Registration and Briefings - 8:30am-9:15am

Round 1 - 9:15am-11:30am

Round 2 - 11:30am-1:30pm

Lunch - 1:30pm-2:15pm

Round 3 - 2:15pm-4:15pm

Round 4 - 4:15pm-6:00pm

Break announcement and closing remarks - 6:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday 14th March

Open Registration - 9:00am-9:15am; ESL/Novice Registration 11:00am-11:30am

Open Quarterfinal - 9:30am-11:30am

Open Semifinal / ESL Final / Novice Final - 11:30am-1:30pm

Lunch - 1:30pm-2:15pm

Open Grand Final - 2:30pm-4:30pm

This year, Finals' Day will be held on 13th and 14th March 2021 and this will take place online. We will send out information to teams who have qualified in due course.

We are also so pleased to announce that this year we shall be awarding the Edward Tomlinson Memorial Prize to the best speaker at Finals' Day. More information can be found here.

Finals Day: Saturday 13th March 2021 and Sunday 14th March