NYCUDL Middle School Tournament 7

2020 — New York, NY/US

Welcome

On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL), welcome!

 

Location

Our seventh middle school debate tournament of the 2019/2020 season will be held on April 25-26. Location TBD.

 

Registration

Registration opens at 9:00 am on March 1st and closes at 5:00 pm on April 22nd.

Check-in will open at 8:00 am on April 25th, the first day of the tournament. Check-in will close at 9:00 am. You must check in in person to compete at the tournament.

 

Divisions

We will offer four divisions in Public Forum: Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Open.

The Beginners division is for debaters who have never debated before and whose coaches are relatively new to debate. Entry into the Beginners division must be approved by the tournament.

The Novice division is for debaters who have never debated before but whose coaches are not new to debate.

The Intermediate division is for debaters who have debated for one year.

The Open division is for debates who have debated for two or more years.

 

We will offer two divisions in Parliamentary.

The Novice division is for debaters who have never debated before.

The Open division is for debates with some experience.

 

Topics

Topics TBD.

 

Judge Obligations

Please provide one judge for every two teams.

 

Rules Changes

The NYCUDL will be using the National Speech and Debate Association's updated times for both high school and middle school PF debate this year. Summary speeches and prep time are now three minutes.

 

Hospitality

Food and beverages will be provided for all competitors, coaches and judges. Parents and other observers should plan to bring food or purchase it nearby.

For questions and comments, contact the tournament director at taylor@debate.nyc.