2022 — Online, NY/US

NYCUDL Open League Tournament 5



Hello fellow coaches,



The Executive Directors and staff of the NYCUDL invite you, your students, and judges to attend the NYCUDL’s MS/HS Tournament #5. 


The resolutions are as follows


Resolutions for PF


League PF for HS and MS- Resolution: On balance, the benefits of domestic fracking outweigh the harms

National PF for HS-Resolved: On balance, Turkey’s membership is beneficial to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


Parli Motions

This House believes it is unethical to eat meat 

This House believes that mandatory school uniforms are beneficial for students and schools.

This House believes the USA should mirror the EU’s prohibition on the future production of combustion engines.

We offer the following divisions:


MS PF Novice (league topic)

MS PF Intermediate (league topic)

MS PF Advanced (league topic)


MS Parli Novice 

MS Parli Intermediate

MS Parli Advanced


HS PF Novice (league and NSDA topics)

HS PF Intermediate (League and NSDA topics)

HS PF Advanced (League and NSDA topics)

In parli, a novice is a first year debater. Once a team has 5 winning rounds, they are bumped up to  intermediate.


For high school, a student with no debate experience may enter novice. 


A high school student with one year of MS debate experience (any event) or a year of high school experience must enter the Intermediate division. Any MS experience, no matter how many years, counts as one year in factoring eligibility. 


Any student with more than 2 years of any debate experience must be entered in the varsity division. 


Division level defaults to the most experienced team member. If you have a varsity student paired with a first year novice, they must debate varsity. 


Every member school gets 10 entries overall. 5 additional entries are available for $60 per entry. 

To enter this tournament, your school must be a member of the NYCUDL. All requirements and fees can be found at our website. We require that an adult coach or sponsor complete the paperwork and function as the primary contact for the team and the league. 


Once your school has registered, have your students complete the permission slip form. That link can be found here. 


Our judging obligation is one judge for every two teams. This is within division. If you have 3 novice PF teams and 1 advanced team, you will need 3 judges. High school students may judge MS debate. Adults that have graduated from high school may judge high school debate.


Upon school entry, all teams will be placed on a waitlist. In order to be removed from the waitlist, the following criteria must be met.


-Your school must be a league member with completed paperwork.

-Students must have completed permission slips.

-Your judging obligation just be met. 

-You must have an adult that will be present for the day of the tournament.

-Your students must be linked on 


All online league tournaments will be held on the Cloud Classroom system. Prior to the tournament, we will send out a link so that coaches, students, and judges can perform a tech check. 


If you have any questions, please let us know.