New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament

2022 — Bronx, NY/US


The Bronx High School of Science

Speech & Debate Team

75 Bronx Science Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10468

August 14, 2022

 Dear Moderators:

The Bronx High School of Science Speech & Debate Team cordially invites you and your team to join us at the Fifty-Second Annual New York City Invitational Tournament.  In-person! We are happy to continue a 50+ year tradition of offering an early-season tournament.

This year’s tournament will be held at the Bronx High School of Science from Friday, October 14th, through Sunday, October 16th, 2022. On Saturday, October 15th Speech and Congress rounds will be held AT BRONX SCIENCE!

The tournament will offer varsity Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, and Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and, on Saturday and Sunday, Congressional Debate, Dramatic Interpretation of Literature, Duo Interpretation of Literature, Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation of Literature, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Program Oral Interpretation and Prose & Poetry.

Registration for all events opens on August 145h at 12 pm.  All entries will automatically be wait-listed until the Labor Day weekend, when entries will be reviewed and cleared based upon several factors, including past tournament attendance, geography, and diversity of entries, to distribute all the available slots fairly.  We anticipate that available slots will fill up quickly.

 Public Forum debaters will debate the September/October 2022 Public Forum Debate topic. Policy debate teams will debate the 2022-23 National High School topic on security and NATO. Lincoln-Douglas debaters will debate the September/October 2022 National Speech & Debate Association LD topic.  Congressional Debate legislation will be released prior to the tournament.

 Bronx Science remains a qualifying competition for the National High School Tournament of Champions (TOC) in all four varsity debate events: octafinalists in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate, quarterfinalists in Policy Debate and finalists in Congressional Debate. The NYC Invitational is a bid tournament for the TOC in all speech categories.

We expect to have protocols related to masking.

More specific information will be released on the pages at

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We very much value your continued support of our school and the tournament. We hope to have the opportunity to express our appreciation and welcome you and your team to our tournament this October.


Timothy J. Huth                                  Kirby Chin ’88                                    Robert Levinson ’80                          

Director                                               Co-Tournament Host                          Co-Tournament Host