NYCUDL Middle School State Championship

2017 — In-Tech 2975 Tibbett Ave, NY/US

NYCUDL Middle School State Championship Tournament

In-Tech Academy 

On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League & In-Tech Academy, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL Middle School State Championship Tournament on April 22nd-23rd, 2017.

 

Bid List available here: http://bit.ly/2ouIwws

 

Congress One Page Guide: http://bit.ly/2m4SLco 

Congress Legislation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_B6Ea6PvUClZXlkZ2hiQk1nYTQ/view 

DATES: April 22-23, 2017

LOCATION: In-Tech Academy - 2975 Tibbett Avenue, Bronx NY 10463

EVENTS:

Parliamentary Debate - NOVICE & VARSITY

Public Forum Debate - NOVICE & VARSITY

Middle School Congressional Debate

 

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging debates.

 

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

 

Tournament Manager: Courtney Kaufman – courtney@debate.nyc

 

Looking forward to seeing you all as we crown our 2017 MS State Champions.



Sincerely,

 

Tournament Director: Aubrey Semple / New York City Urban Debate League

Tournament Manager: Courtney Kaufman / New York City Urban Debate League

Tournament Host: Wendy Spector / In-Tech Academy

 

Tournament Fees

SCHOOL FEE: $50.00

EVENT FEE: $40.00/team (Parliamentary & PF) / $25.00/person (Congressional Debate)

HIRED JUDGE FEE: $150.00/judge

DROP FEE: $25.00/team*

 

If you need assistance with the fees, please contact Erik Fogel, Executive Director at erik@debate.nyc

 

Schools that drop teams/individuals in any event will be forced to pay a drop fee, which will be reflected on your school invoice. Drop fee must be paid prior to the tournament.

 

DROP DEADLINE (Teams / Individuals): Thursday, April 20th, 2017

 

Teams that need hired judging will be subjected to hired judge fee. If you need to request for hired judging, you must reach out to tournament director, Aubrey Semple at aubrey@debate.nyc

 

Checks should be made payable to the New York City Urban Debate League.

 

Online Registration

Registration will take place on tabroom.com

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Students can qualify to the tournament in the following ways. (THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE EVENT IS AN EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE)

    1. Must have had a winning record (e.g. 2-1 record in a 3 round preliminary tournament or 3-1 in a 4 round preliminary tournament) at two separate tournaments, hosted in the state of New York.

    2. Reached the elimination round at a tournament that offers elimination rounds

 

For events that require a partner (Parliamentary/PF/Policy), all members of particular partnerships must meet these qualification standards.

 

  • Students can also qualify to the tournament via the at-large process. Each registered school can register ONE at-large team in each event. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT MEAN TWO AT-LARGE ENTRIES IN EACH LEVEL OF EACH EVENT.

    • For example: a school can register 1 at-large in either Novice or Open Parliamentary and PF but NOT both.

  • All students competing in the State Championship must be representing their ENROLLED MIDDLE SCHOOL in the state of New York. NO HYBRID TEAMS ARE ALLOWED AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

  • All teams/schools are required to attend both days of the tournament until the end of preliminary debates (or when teams are eliminated from the tournament). Teams/schools are NOT allowed to attend only 1 day of the tournament (e.g. Saturday but not Sunday or vice-versa). Failure to abide by this rule will prevent your school from participating in future NYCUDL Middle School State Championships.

 

DIVISIONS OFFERED AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

 

There will be TWO divisions offered at the State Championship Tournament for Parliamentary, and Public Forum, Novice and Open.

 

A “NOVICE” debater is defined as a first year middle school debater (in any league). A Novice teams must be comprised of ALL novice debaters.

 

A “OPEN” debate is typically a 2nd or 3rd year debater but under a coach discretion, a 1st year debater can be “bump up” to Varsity.

 

Coaches can bump a novice debaters to the varsity level but CANNOT bump down a varsity debater.

 

It is permitted for a student who competed in only 1 tournament in a previous season to compete as a Novice debater.

 

In Congressional Debate, we will offer ONE divisions: Open

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5PM ON April 12, 2016

 

Judging Requirements

 

All teams are REQUIRED to provide judges as follows:

  • 1 judge, separate from any other judges, for every 2 middle school Parliamentary teams.

  • 1 judge, separate from any other judges, for every 2 middle school PF teams.

  • 1 judge, separate from any other judges, for every 2 middle school Policy Teams.

  • 1 judge, separate from any other judges, for every 4 middle school Congressional participants.

 

There will be judge training for new/inexperienced judges. Providing a judge for training may also count toward fulfillment of your judging assignment.

 

Judges must check in on the morning of the tournament by 9:00am on Saturday and will be responsible for being at the tournament on time on Sunday.

 

JUDGES ARE REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE TOURNAMENT UP TO THE FINAL ROUND OF THE EVENT

 

 

Schedule

ALL Events

Day 1 - Saturday, April 22nd, 2016 

8:00am - Registration / Breakfast opens 

9:00am - Registration closes

Day 2 - Saturday, April 22nd, 2016 

8:00am - 8:45am - Breakfast check-in 

 

Public Forum 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 

10:00am - Round 1 (Preset) 

11:00am - Round 2 (Preset) 

Noon - Lunch 

1:00pm - Round 3 (Preset) 

2:30pm - Round 4 (Power matched) 

 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 

9:00am - Round 5 (Power matched) 

10:30am - Awards & Announcement of elimination rounds

11:00am - Elimination Round #1 

12:30pm - Lunch 

1:00pm - Elimination Round #2 

2:30pm - Elimination Round #3 

4:00pm - Elimination Round #4

 

Parliamentary 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 

10:00am - Round 1 (Preset) 

11:00am - Round 2 (Preset) 

Noon - Lunch 

1:00pm - Round 3 (Preset) 

2:30pm - Round 4 (Power match) 

 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 

9:00am - Round 5 (Power match) 

10:30am - Awards & Announcement of elimination rounds 

11:00am - Elimination Round #1 

12:30pm - Lunch 

1:00pm - Elimination Round #2 

2:30pm - Elimination Round #3 

4:00pm - Elimination Round #4 

 

Congress 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 

9:00am - Congress participants meeting (Overview on rules and format and Q&A) 

9:15am - 1st Session 

11:45am - Lunch 

12:30pm - 2nd Session 

 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 

9:00am - Congress participants meeting (Overview on rules and format and Q&A) 

9:15am - Supersession 

11:30am - Awards