West Point Debate Tournament
2018 — NY/US
United States Military Academy
Host: Christy Webster Dunn
*Directions to West Point: West Point is in the Hudson Valley
approximately one hour north of NYC. Access via the NY Thruway (84) to
9W South, exit at 218 and follow signs to West Point or, the New
Jersey Turnpike (I-95) to the Palisades Parkway to Bear Mountain
Bridge then follow the signs to West Point.
*We recommend that you enter USMA through Thayer Gate (in Highland
Falls). You can also enter from Stony Lonesome gate (along 9W).
*Tournament Registration: Registration will be held in Thayer Hall
Rotunda Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm. Off-load evidence
and debaters on Thayer Roof at the southern staircase (we’ll have a
few spots reserved for unloading). Parking will be in Clinton Field
Lot (near the baseball field and tennis courts). Be advised that
classes will be in session (until 1600) during registration; we ask
all teams to please be quiet in the halls.
*Transportation: The closest airport is Stewart International Airport
in Newburgh New York. Other airports in the region include Newark (1.5
hours), LaGuardia and JFK (1.5-2 hours depending on traffic). Consult
your travel agent and MapQuest for driving directions. The closest
train is Garrison (approximately 11 miles, directly across the Hudson
*Several post security measures are in effect. Please ensure that
everyone over the age of 16 carries a photo ID with them at all times.
Vans, buses and cars are subject to a routine search at the gate (plan
on an extra 15 minutes). We recommend that you enter post from Thayer
Gate (in Highland Falls).