UDL Middle School Nationals

2021 — Yaatly, MA/US

Thank you all for your hard work in making this tournament possible for the 3rd year in a row! We look forward to talking with attending schools/leagues about what went well and what could be improved for next year. To that end, we will be sending a poll to figure out a good time for people to meet and discuss the tournament.

For now, we'd like to extend congratulations to:

Policy Debate Champions: Stuart Hobson William Neuroth & Aidan Sokolov (Washington DC UDL)

Policy Debate Runners-up: Edison Lucas Ballinger & William Baker (Tulsa Debate League)

Public Forum Debate Champions: Colyumbia Secondary Nessa Preis & Scheherazade Schonfeld (New York City UDL)

Public Forum Debate Runners-up: Grand Rapids City Sam Ostrow & Krishna Mano (Detroit UDL)

Thanks to the following leagues for participating: Atlanta, Bay Area, Boston, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis, Miami, New York, Tulsa, Washington DC

10 leagues represented is our highest ever, a record we hope to break next year!

Finally, a big thanks to all judges, especially the following people who judged in 5 or more rounds:

Policy: Tobi Abubakare, Khudeja Begum, Elizabeth Chen, Ty Coleman, Danielle Dupree, Alexa Figueroa, Simone Folsom, Garshae Mowatt-Mckenzie, Kaylee Rogers, Erin Shepherd

Public Forum: Emma Gavriliuc, Daniel Kay, Hannah Tabrizi

Full results are now posted and coaches can view your ballots on your individual team's pages on tabroom.com.

Thanks and hope to see you next year!

-Tournament Staff

 

Competition Rooms: https://app.yaatly.com/e/6BKiyqpp9yENEYa0pUBS

All information about the tournament can be found in the Tournament Invitation

IMPORTANT POLICY INFORMATION

Policy Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

Policy Tournament Schedule:

Saturday, May 1

Sunday, May 2

Opening Ceremony & Pairings Posted

7:00 CST

7:15 CST Judge Training

Pairings

7:00 CST

Round 1

8:00 CST

Octos*

8:00 CST

Round 2

10:30 CST

Quarters

10:30 CST

Round 3

1:30 CST

Semis

1:30 CST

Round 4

4:00 CST

Finals

4:00 CST

Awards Ceremony

6:15 CST

*Ideally, all 3-1 or better teams will break, subject to competitor numbers

Disclosure: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13U6esBsN8tmcQtzrdUMlEMYfSVMxvL4vt-s7Om5n1Wg/edit?usp=sharing

Form to submit disclosure: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6f0cSMmYcP1ejf2m8intYdxC0Lhrc0LeL6tt7ClwK3w5D2g/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC FORUM INFORMATION:

Public Forum Tournament Schedule

Saturday, May 1

Sunday, May 2

Pairings Released

8:00 CST

Pairings Released

8:00 CST

Round 1

9:00 CST

Quarters

9:00 CST

Round 2

10:30 CST

Semis

10:30 CST

Round 3

12:30 CST

Finals

12:30 CST

Round 4

2:00 CST

*Schedule subject to change based on number of teams registered

Round 5

3:30 CST

Awards Ceremony

5:30 CST

Public Forum Topic: NSDA April 2021 Topic: International Economies - Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.

Topic Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy4bKtMsyVc&ab_channel=ChampionBriefs

NSDA Evidence Overview: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZfndMOy3K3Tzcx6bskMap2d5Vj8S3L0/view?usp=sharing