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MS City Championships  Registration

 

The City's middle school debate league is the largest middle school debate program in the nation.  And so in 2012 we founded the city's first middle school debate championships where every city school is invited to send their top 4 debate teams.  The Tournament is hosted in March after our regular season (September - February) ends.  Unlike our other tournaments it is a two-day tournament featuring elimination rounds on the final day.

 

 

 

Location and Schedule: 

 

Awards: 

  • Our Awards Ceremony will recognize the top speakers in each event with Speaker Medals and Gavels. Top Teams will receive Plaques. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Each school in New York City is invited to send their top four teams. Team selection is up to the coach (ie your top overall debate teams, hosting a school tournament, other).  
  • All students participating must have attended at least two NYCUDL tournaments. We offer tournaments from October - February so there are at least five opportunities before the City Championships.  

Volunteers:

  • Volunteers are needed to judge and help throughout both days! If you can judge on Saturday or Sunday please complete our Judge Registration Form. Judges should arrive between 8:30am-9:00am. Judge training, breakfast and lunch is provided. Click here to sign up! 

Tournament Invitation

On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL Middle School City Championship Tournament for two days of exciting, fun and intense debates.

 

We will offer three debate formats: Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, and Congressional Debate.

  

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging Public Forum, Parliamentary and Congressional Debate.  

 

All questions, concerns and/or issues about the tournament should be directed to: info@debate.nyc

 

Looking forward to seeing you all,

 

Aubrey Semple – Program Director, New York City Urban Debate League  

 

 

Registration

Registration will take place on Tabroom.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All participants are required to have competed in two (2) UDL sponsored tournaments during the debate season to compete THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE DIVISION IS AN EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE BECAUSE WE HAD FEWER TOURNAMENTS.
  • Students must have submitted their NYCUDL consent form.
  • All teams/schools are REQUIRED to attend both days of the tournament until the end of the preliminary debates or when the team is eliminated from the tournament. Teams/schools are not allowed to attend only 1 day of the tournament
  • Each school can send up to four (4) teams.
  • Each school can send up to 8 (8) students in Congressional Debate.

  

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5 PM ON THE MONDAY OF THE TOURNAMENT WEEK. 

 

If a school registered for the tournament and does not provide teams on the registration, the registration will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted, therefore making the school ineligible to compete. This rule applies to the judge requirement (see judging section)

 

Each school MUST provide one judge for every two (2) teams competing (for all divisions that are registered for).

 

We will offer judge training for new/inexperienced judges.

 

Judges must check in on the morning of the tournament on BOTH Saturday and Sunday.

 

ALL JUDGES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE TOURNAMENT UP TO THE FINAL ROUND OF ALL EVENTS. 

 

 

HS City Championships  Registration

 

The High School City Championships is the culminating tournament for all NYC high school debaters. It is hosted in March after our regular season (September - February) ends.  Unlike our other tournaments it is a two-day tournament featuring elimination rounds on the final day. Thanks to the incredible support of NYC, our high school program is the largest urban debate league in the nation.  Each team is invited to send their top 4 debate teams to the tournament. 

Location and Schedule

Click here for the High School Calendar

Dates: March 9th-10th

Attention: Public Forum High School Debaters!! We will be debating the Citi Financial Literacy Topic!

 

Resolved: It is a better financial decision to use discretionary income to pay down debt than to use discretionary income to invest in a retirement account. (This is also a OPEN packet case! Arguments in the Student Packet can be used in Debate and/or Arguments outside of the Packet!! Any arguments allowed but should be focused on Fin Lit) 

  

Schools participating in the Fin Lit Debates can also (capacity permitting) register ADDITIONAL TEAMS for the Tournament! Coach/School Stipends - $500!  Student Prizes - $1000+ School Sweepstakes Prizes - Team Pizza Party, Ice Cream Party, Dunkins Party, and Fin Lit Final Debate Night with the top two teams and all the awards will be awarded there! Contact info@debate.nyc for more info!  And an online class - no physical workshops, etc - with all the readings, activities, etc. see below to access the online class! EVERYTHING CAN BE DONE DIGITALLY.  STUDENTS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS BELOW!!!!  All students and schools do need to be members of the NYCUDL. And participation is always limited by capacity so sign up ASAP! 

 

FYI - the first step of the online Fin Lit course is a “Pre-Assessment” for students to complete (short 20 questions) and after that the rest of the course is accessible except for the final assessment on Fin Lit which takes place after City Champs. 
 
Students and Coaches Can Register and Participate in the City Financial Literacy Debates by completing the registration link below!!! 
 
Registration Link
 
Create a “New Account
Once you go to the website above, it will ask for your username and password. You probably do not have one so scroll down where it says “Is this your first time here” and there is an introductory message and then a button “Create new account”
 
Click on “Create New Account”
Please complete the details - username, password, email, first name, last name and school name are the required fields. Other fields are not required.  Click on “Create my new account." 
 
Class Available
March HS Public Forum Financial Literacy Debate Class
 
Class Code
Code to enroll in Financial Literacy Class “citychamps”

Awards: 

  • Our Awards Ceremony will recognize the top speakers in each event with Speaker Medals and Gavels. Top Teams will receive Plaques. 
  • Top 2 Varsity High School Policy Debate Teams and their Coaches will receive full scholarships to compete at the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues National Championships (April 19th-22nd).  This is for high school students only. This is a 4 day event which includes the Urban Debate National Dinner and Banquet, and two days of debates against the top teams from every urban debate league in the nation. In 2019 this event will be hosted in Washington, DC! Learn more by visiting the National Urban Debate Championships Website: http://urbandebate.org/annualdinner  The Teams must be from different schools ie if a school "closes out" the final rounds, then the #1 team will receive the scholarship and the next highest seeded school will be awarded the second scholarship.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • Each school in New York City is invited to send their top four debate teams. Team selection is up to the coach (ie your top overall debate teams, hosting a school tournament, other). 
  • All students participating must have attended at least two NYCUDL tournaments. We offer tournaments from October - February so there are at least five opportunities before the City Championships. 

Volunteers:

  • Volunteers are needed to judge and help throughout both days! If you can judge on Saturday or Sunday please complete our Judge Registration Form. Judges should arrive between 8:30am-9:00am. Judge training, breakfast and lunch is provided. Click here to sign up! 

Tournament Invitation

On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League and the Institute of Collaborative Education, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL High School City Championship Tournament for two days of exciting, fun and intense debate.

 

We will offer two debate formats: Public Forum Debate and Policy Debate.  

 

You can find instructions on how to list teams' qualifications here: https://tinyurl.com/nycudl-city-champs

 

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging Public Forum and Policy Debate.   

 

All questions, concerns and/or issues about the tournament should be directed to:

  

Looking forward to seeing you all,

 

Aubrey Semple – Program Director, New York City Urban Debate League  

 

 

Important Dates 

To submit teams into Tabroom: Monday, the week of the Tournament. 

 

Check-in / Day of tournament registration: Saturday,  by 9am of the day of the tournament. 

 

Registration

Registration will take place on Tabroom.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All participants are required to have competed in two UDL tournaments during the debate season and prior to the City championship to be eligible for competition.
  • Students must have submitted their NYCUDL consent form.
  • All teams/schools are REQUIRED to attend both days of the tournament until the end of the preliminary debates or when the team is eliminated from the tournament. Teams/schools are not allowed to attend only 1 day of the tournament (e.g. attend Saturday but not Sunday or vice-versa).
  • Each school may send up tot two (2) teams per division in Public Forum and Policy Debate

 

THE TOURNAMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REJECT TEAMS/SCHOOLS FROM COMPETING IF THEY DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS.

 

We will feature our regular divisions.

 

A student MUST compete in the open division for Public Forum or Policy Debate if:

  1. The student has competed in a previous season of debate (in or outside of the NYC Urban Debate League).
  2. If the student wishes to compete in open.

 

A student MUST enter in the novice division for Public Forum or Policy Debate if:

  1. All members on the team are first year debaters.
  2. A student competed in one (1) tournament in a previous season.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5PM ON THE MONDAY OF THE TOURNAMENT WEEK.

 

If a school registered for the tournament and does not provide teams with their registration, the registration will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted, therefore the school will be ineligible for competition. This rule applies to the judge requirement as well (see judging section)

 

Late Arrival Policy 

Once check-in closes at 9:00am for all events, late arrivals will forfeit the first round and may debate Round 2. During round 1, late arrivals should observe and flow debate.

 

For Day 2, teams that fail to start their debates on time (15-minute waiting period will be enforced), a forfeit will be administered.

 

We must emphasize these rule to have an efficient, timely and well-managed tournament.