New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament

2018 — Bronx, NY/US

The Bronx High School of Science

Speech & Debate Team

 75 Bronx Science Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10468

July 31, 2018

Dear Moderators:

The Bronx High School of Science Speech & Debate Team cordially invites you and your team to join us at the Forty-Eighth New York City Invitational Tournament,  our longstanding tradition of offering a challenging and competitive early season tournament.

This year’s tournament will take place from Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at the Bronx High School of Science and PS/MS 95.  We 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, Original Oratory, Program Oral Interpretation and Prose & Poetry.

Registration will open August 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm.  All entries will automatically be wait listed until the September 1st weekend when entries will be reviewed and cleared based upon several factors, including geography and diversity of entries, to fairly distribute all the available slots.  We anticipate that available slots will fill up quickly.

Public Forum debaters will debate the September/October 2018 Public Forum Debate topic.  Policy debate teams will debate the 2018-19 National High School topic on immigration.  Lincoln-Douglas debaters will debate the September/October 2018 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 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. 

For more specific information, please refer to 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 and hope to have the opportunity to personally express our appreciation and welcome you and your team at Bronx Science this October.



Jean M. Donahue ’77, Ph.D.


The Bronx High School of Science


Kirby Chin '88

Co-Tournament Host

Bronx Science Speech & Debate


Robert S. Levinson '80

Co-Tournament Host

Bronx Science Speech & Debate