2020 — Online, NY/US


We are pleased to invite you to the December 11-13 New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) Tournament #3. Most high school divisions will run Friday/Saturday, with any remaining elimination rounds on Sunday. All Middle School divisions and our HS divisions for new programs (Beginner Policy and PF SROS) will run Saturday only.

This tournament, which will be hosted online by the Lakeland School District (NYCUDL member), is free to all of our league members (it will count as our third tournament) and is also free to all schools that are registered in urban debate leagues in the United States. Schools from the newly-formed Digital Speech & Debate Initiative's Bluegrass Debate Coalition started by the University of Kentucky, which will be supporting this tournament, are also invited.

The tournament will be hosted on, which is supported by the platform.

A few basic rules:

(1) Each school that registers cannot have more than 10 entries in middle school (across all divisions and formats) and 10 entries in high school (across all divisions and formats) unless permission is given by the Tournament Directors.

(2) Schools (or non-NYCUDL leagues) must cover all of their judging. All rounds will be single flighted, so the judging requirement is 1 judge per two teams.

(3) The registration deadline is December 4th. Please advise beforehand if you plan on sending teams.

We do have a number of different divisions and topics available, so please register carefully.

(4) The tournament supports the following divisions


Policy (two day tournament, remaining elims Sunday)  -- Varsity/Open, JV, Novice
Policy (1 day tournament for our Beginner division (Saturday)) -- two cases (SROs, police implicit bias)
PF HS NFU Topic (2 day tournament -- Friday evening/Saturday) -- Varsity/Open, JV, Novice
PF HS Novice (SROS (NYCUDL League Topic)) -- 1 day tournament (Saturday)
PF MS Novice, Intermediate, Open NFU -- 1 day tournament (Saturday)
PF MS Novice, Intermediate, Open SROs -- 1 day tournament (Saturday)
Parli MS Novice, Intermediate Open -- 1 day tournament (Saturday)



Friday, December 11th

PF Schedule -- NFU Divisions

Varsity: No First Use (NFU)
Intermediate/JV: NFU
Novice: NFU

6pm R1 Single Flighted
7:30 R2 Single Flighted

Policy Schedule

Open (Criminal Justice Reform, No restrictions)
Novice (NDCA Packet)
JV (NDCA Packet)

5pm R1 Single Flighted
6:30 R2 Single Flighted


Saturday December 12

PF -- NFU Divisions

11am PF Round 3
12:30 PF R4
1pm PF R5
3pm PF Elim #1
4:30 PF Elim #2
6pm PF Elim #3
7:30 PF Elim #4 (as needed)

PF -- SROS Division (Novice Only)

9;30 am PF 1
11:00am PF 2
1pm PF 3
2:30 Awards


Policy -- Varsity, Intermediate/JV, Novice

10am Policy R3
12:30 Policy R4
3pm Policy R5
5:15 First Elim
7:30 Second Elim

Remaining policy elims as needed on Sunday

Policy -- Beginner (two case division)

10am Policy R1
12:30 Policy R2
3pm Policy R5
5:15 PM Awards

Middle School Parli and PF

Saturday Online

9:30am R1
11 am R2
1:00pm R3
2:30pm Awards