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Congratulations to our City Debate Champions! Girls Tournament & State Champs coming up soon!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 17, 2019 9:51:32 PM |

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Hi Everyone!  Thank you for attending the Middle School City Championships! 40 Schools, 315 debaters, and 193 judges and volunteers - making this our largest middle school city championships ever!! Two days of incredible debates on dozens of debate topics!!  4 Preliminary Rounds and then Elimination rounds including Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Final Rounds! Congratulations to all!  Huge thanks to PS 161 and the Hamilton Grange School for hosting! Huge thanks to all our judges, coaches, teachers, students, parents and staff for making everything possible! And thank you to all the coaches and students for devoting their entire weekend to debating which is why debate is the most rigorous academic program available! 

  

Tournament Results:

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=10260

 

Tournament Blog:

https://blog.debate.nyc/news/middle-school-city-debate-championships-results

 

Tournament Photos: Posted on Facebook soon! 

 

And Now on to the State Debate Championships!!!!!   And also on March 30th we host the Girls Debate Tournament and Workshop to celebrate Women's History Month! 

 

Key Dates

 

Girls Debate Tournament & Prep & Workshop for the Middle School States Tournament!

 

Click here to register

March 30th  Young Women's Leadership School (Queens)

Middle School State Championships

 

Click here to register

 April 6th-7th Institute for Environmental Learning (Bronx)  

 

Key Updates

  

1.   State Champs!  April 6th- 7th!! Thank you so much to Ms. Weems, Coach of the MS/PS 15 Institute for Environmental Learning and NYCUDL Board Member for hosting!  The MS State Champs will now be on the same date as the HS State Champs on April 6th-7th (Saturday-Sunday). Address and Google Maps on our website calendar page - https://www.debate.nyc/ms-calendar.  Reminder the State Champs is not a UDL league tournament  - it is an invitational tournament open to all schools in New York State and member UDL schools. So there are fees - school fee + team fees for this tournament.  But this invitational tournament allows us to help cover the costs of the tournament and any proceeds to to providing summer debate institute scholarships.  The fees are the same as prior years 

 

Fees: There are fees associated with this tournament because it is an "invitational" tournament and fundraiser for debate camp scholarships!  School fee: $50; Entry fee: $40/team (Parliamentary, Policy and Public Forum); Congressional Debate: $20/entry. Hired judge fee: $150; Drop fee: $25/team. All proceeds go to funding scholarships for our summer debate institutes. All NYC Title I public schools are eligible for a limited number of scholarships to attend debate camps. So thank you for supporting a good cause! 

 

Fee example for those who are new to "Invitational Tournaments."  Every school is charged a "school fee" for attending. This is $50.00 - no matter if you have 1 debater attending or 500 debaters attending.  And then every school is charged based on each "team" registered whether one or two persons on the team.  The team fee is $40.00/team. So if you bring 1 team, that would be $40 (1 team) +$50 (school fee) for a total of $90.00. If you bring 5 teams that would be $40 X 5 teams = $200 + School Fee of $50 = Total of $250.00.  Also note you should bring your own judges but if you cannot find judges we can fulfill your judge obligation for a total of $150.00 which is the amount of a hired judge.

 

General Reminders! 

 

1. Middle School States Championships!!!

For State Champs, qualifications is through "bids" - at least 2 winning record tournaments at any tournament in New York State with the same partner!! More info and bid list on our State Champs website - https://www.debate.nyc/the-new-york-state-debate-championship.  Reminder the State Champs is not a UDL league tournament  - it is an invitational tournament open to all schools in New York State and member UDL schools. So there are fees - school fee + team fees for this tournament. But this invitational tournament allows us to help cover the costs of the tournament and any proceeds to to providing summer debate institute scholarships.   School fee: $50; Entry fee: $40/team (Parliamentary, Policy and Public Forum); Congressional Debate: $20/entry. Hired judge fee: $150; Drop fee: $25/team. 

 

2.  Girls Debate Tournament  (March 30th!! Celebrating Women's History Month). click here to register! 

 

This tournament is sponsored by the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) focuses on the personal growth, development, leadership and debate building for girls and young women in the tri-state area. 
 
Tabroom Registration will start running tomorrow March 15th, 2019 at 9 A.M. 
 
DATE: MARCH 30TH, 2019 - SATURDAY
 
FORMAT: MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC FORUM
 
LOCATION: THE YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL
 
TIME: 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
 
RULES: Students will participate in a tournament of 2 rounds and workshops. Those who obtain a 2-0 for the day will receive a bid that can be used for states.
 
TOPIC:
Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.
 
Limit: 4 Teams in total per school (1 judge for every two teams registered) Schools must provide at least one judge
Time
Item
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Registration/Breakfast/Judge Training
9:00 A.M. - 9:45 P.M.
Guest speaker/lecture
9:45 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Head to rounds
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Round 1
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Lunch & Activity
12:30 P.M. -  12:45 P.M.
Head to rounds
12:45 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Round 2
1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Trivia Activity & Raffle
2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Awards Ceremony & Pictures
2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cleanup and Dismissal
 
On Friday March 15th, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. Registration will open and promptly close on Monday March 25th, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
 
Space for the tournament is limited, we don't expect to have more than 100 students to fit in the space, if that does occur than it will either be double flighted tournament OR two rounds occurring in the same space at the same time.
 
Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm of this tournament. I look forward to seeing you all on March 30th. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. 

 

 

    

Thank You for your support to make debate accessible for all! 

 

Sincerely,

Erik Fogel

erik@debate.nyc

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