NYCUDL High School City Championship
2019 — New York, NY/US
On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League, Leon Goldstein (Policy Debate), and NEST+M (Public Forum), you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL High School City Championship Tournament for two days of exciting, fun and intense debate on March 9-10, 2019.
We will offer two debate formats: Public Forum Debate and Policy Debate.
Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging Public Forum and Policy Debate.
To submit teams into Tabroom: Monday (the week of the tournament) by 5pm.
Check-in / Day of tournament registration: Saturday, by 9am of the day of the tournament.
Registration will take place on Tabroom.
- All participants are required to have competed in two UDL tournaments during the debate season 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:
- The student has competed in a previous season of debate (in or outside of the NYC Urban Debate League).
- If the student wishes to compete in open.
A student MUST enter in the novice division for Public Forum or Policy Debate if:
- All members on the team are first year debaters.
- 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.
- 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.
PF will be debating the Citi Financial Literacy topic
Policy will be debating the 2018-19 NSDA National Topic on Legal Immigration.