High School Debate Club Schedule (2019-2020 School Year)

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The New York City High School Debate Club meets 3-4 practices monthly and competes at monthly High School Tournaments.

  • Regular Practice Times (Non-Tournament Days): We meet Saturdays, 12pm-3pm at 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10004
  • High School Tournament Days: We meet at the Tournament! Students who are competing will be at the tournament from 9am-5pm/6pm. If you are not competing, we encourage you to observe as long as you want at the tournament. We may have the opportunity for practices at the Tournament. Or take the tournament day off!  Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
  • Middle School Tournament Volunteer Days.  We do not meet on Middle School Tournament Dates. We encourage HS debaters to develop their speaking and debating skills through judging. 
  • High School Debate Club does NOT meet on NYC Department of Education holiday dates. 
  • Please note that all dates, times, locations are subject to change due to changes. We will do our best to notify on our weekly debate club email listserve, so please make sure you receive this email once a week. You can also contact us at info@debate.nyc for any questions.


NYC Debate Club Spring 2019 Practice Calendar

September 7th -  Practice

September 14th - Practice

September 21st - Practice

September 28th - Practice

October 5th -  Judge at the Middle School Tournament #1

October 12th - Practice

October 19th - Practice

October 26th - High School Tournament #1 

November 2nd - Practice

November 9th - Judge at the Middle School Tournament #2

November 16th - High School Tournament #2

November 23rd - Practice

November 30th - Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

December 7th - Judge at the Middle School Tournament #3
December 14th - High School Tournament #3

December 21st - Holiday Break

December 28th - Holiday Break

January 4th - High School Tournament #4

January 11th - Judge at the Middle School Tournament #4

January 18th - End of the Semester Pot Luck & Debate Olympiad


NYC Debate Club Spring 2019 Practice Calendar

January 25th - Practice
February 1st - High School Tournament #5

February 8th - Judge at Middle School Tournament #5

February 15th - Winter Break Holiday

February 22nd - Practice

February 29th - Practice

March 7th - City Championships

March 14th - Judge at the Middle School City Championships

March 21st - Practice

March 28th - Practice

April 4th - State Championships

April 11th - Spring Break Weekend

April 18th - Practice

April 25th - Judge at the Middle School State Championships

May 2nd - Debate Club Tournament (Parliamentary Debate)

May 9th - Practice

May 16th - Practice

May 23rd - Practice

May 30th - Debate Club Tournament (Policy Debate)

June 6th - Practice

June 13th - Debate Club Tournament (Public Forum Debate)

June 20th - End of the Semester Pot Luck & Debate Olympiad