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NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

by admin | Mar 18, 2015 |

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On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League & Institute of Collaborative Education & the Citi Foundation, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL CITI High School Championship on March 20-21st, 2015 for a day of exciting, fun and intense debate excitement.

We will offer three debate formats: Public Forum, Policy Debate and Worlds/Parliamentary debates.

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging public forum, policy, and parliamentary debates.

All questions, concerns and/or issues about the tournament should be directed to:

Tournament/Program Director: Aubrey Semple –semplenyc@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Program Director-Tournament Host – Aubrey Semple / New York City Urban Debate League 

Executive Director – Erik Fogel / New York City Urban Debate League

Online Registration

Registration will take place on speechwire.com.

If you have any questions or issues regarding registration, please email the program director, Aubrey Semple at semplenyc@gmail.com

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5PM – March 18th, 2015

Once registration is closed on Wednesday March 18th at 5pm, you may still drop or change the names of your entries and judges, but you may not add any additional names.

Judging Assignment

Each school must provide one judge for every four teams competing.

There will be judge training for new/inexperienced judges.  Providing a judge for training may also count toward fulfillment of your judging assignment. 

Judges must check in on the morning of the tournament by 9:00am, the latest for Parli on Saturday.

Judges must check in on the afternoon of the first day of the tournament by 4:00pm, for Policy and Public Forum.

TOPICS

Public Forum:

February 2015 Topic – Resolution: In the United States, students should be guaranteed two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.

Policy Debate

NSDA 2014-2015 Topic: Oceans – Resolution: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.

Parliamentary/Worlds Debate

PRELIMINARY DEBATES

  • This house believes that at least one year of full-time community or military service should be a graduation requirement for all high school students. 
  • This house would pass the Equal Rights Amendment. 
  • This house would prohibit all gasoline powered cars. 
  • This house will give greater financial aid to students who major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. 

ELIMINATION DEBATES (WILL BE PICKED FROM THE FOLLOWING MOTIONS) 

  • This house would ban private campaign donations and institute a system of public campaign finance. 
  • IMPROMPTU TOPIC/ROUND

LATE ARRIVAL POLICY

Once check-in closes (at 4:00pm on Friday for Policy and PF and 9:00am for Parli on Saturday ) - late arrivals will forfeit the first round and will debate round 2 (even if only late by a few minutes).  During round 1, late arrivals should observe and flow debates.

We must emphasize this rule in order to have an efficient, timely and well-managed tournament.  Please oblige to this request. 

AWARDS

Speaker points will be on the scale of 30 points.

We will provide awards for top speakers, top teams and sweepstakes for top schools.  Sweepstakes will be calculated based on the school’s top 5 team entries.

IMPORTANT DATES

Check-in / Day of tournament check-in:

Policy and Public Forum Debates: Friday, March 20th, 2015 – 4:00pm (the latest)

Parliamentary Debates: Saturday, March 21st, 2015 – 9:00am (the latest)

Last Day to Add Team Entries on Speechwire: Wednesday, March 18, by 5:00PM

Tournament Schedules

Novice Public Forum Debate Division

Day 1 – Friday, March 20, 2015

3:00-4:00pm – Tournament Registration

4:30-5:30pm – Round 1 (Preset)

5:45-6:45pm – Round 2 (Preset)

6:45pm – Dismissal

7:30pm – Round 3 pairings released online (www.speechwire.com & www.debate.nyc)

Day 2 – Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00-9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am – Round 3 (Power matched from Round 1-2)

11:00 – Noon – Round 4 (Power match from Round 3)

Noon – 12:45pm – Lunch – SECOND ORIENTATION (FOR THE AFTERNOON SHIFT)

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Quarterfinals (Panels)

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Semifinals (Panels)

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Finals – LARGE PANEL ROUND

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Award Ceremony

Novice Policy Debate Division

Day 1 – Friday, March 20, 2015

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Tournament Registration

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Round 1 (Preset)

4:45pm – 6:30pm – Round 2 (Preset)

7:30pm – Round 3 pairings released online (www.speechwire.com & www.debate.nyc)

Day 2 – Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am – 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 11:00am – Round 3 (Power matched from Round 1-2)

11:30am – 1:00pm – Partial Quarterfinals (All teams with 2-1 records will clear) (Panel)

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Semifinals (Panels)

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Finals (Panels)

5:30pm – Awards

Open Parliamentary / Worlds Debate Division

Day 1 – Saturday, March 21, 2015

 8:00am – 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 9:50am – Announcement of Round 1 Motion & Prep

9:50am – 11:00am – Round 1 (Preset)

11:30am – 11:50am – Announcement of Round 2 Motion & Prep

11:50am – 1:00pm – Round 2 (Preset)

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 2:20pm – Announcement of Round 3 motion & Prep

2:20pm – 3:30pm – Round 3 (Power matched from Round 1-2)  

4:00pm – 4:20pm – Announcement of Round 4 motion & Prep

4:20pm – 5:30pm – Round 4 (Power matched from Round 3)

5:30pm – Awards (Announcing teams competing in the National Qualifier Semifinals at Kirkland/Ellis)

Day 2 – Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Check-in

3:00pm – 3:20pm – Announcement of Semifinal Round Motion and prep

3:20pm – 4:30pm – Semifinal Round (Panels)

4:45pm – 5:05pm – Announcement of Final Round Motion and prep

5:05pm – 6:30pm – Final Round

Public Forum National Qualifier Division (Advanced)

Day 1 – Friday, March 20, 2015

3:00 pm– 4:00pm – Tournament Registration

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Round 1 (Preset)

5:45pm – 6:45pm – Round 2 (Preset)

7:30pm – Round 3 pairings released online (www.speechwire.com & www.debate.nyc)

Day 2 – Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am – 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am – Round 3 (Power matched from Rounds 1-2)

11:00am – Noon – Round 4 (Power matched from Round 3)

Noon – 12:45pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Quarterfinals (Panels)

2:30pm – Awards (Announcing teams competing in the National Qualifier Semifinals at Kirkland/Ellis)

Day 3 – Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Check-in

4:00pm – 5:00pm – National Qualifier Semifinals (Panels)

5:30pm – 6:30pm – National Qualifier Final Round (Panels)

Policy Debate National Qualifier Division (Advanced)

Day 1 – Friday, March 20, 2015

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Registration

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Round 1 (Preset)

4:45pm – 6:30pm – Round 2 (Preset)

7:30pm – Round 3 pairings released online (www.speechwire.com & www.debate.nyc)

Day 2 – Saturday, March 21, 2015

8:00am – 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 11:00am – Round 3 (Power matched from Rounds 1-2)

11:30am – 1:00pm – Round 4 (Power matched from Round 3)

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Quarterfinals (Panels)

4:00pm – Awards (Announcing teams competing in the National Qualifier Semifinals at Kirkland/Ellis)

Day 3 – Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Check-in

3:00pm – 4:30pm – National Qualifier Semifinals (Panels)

5:00pm – 6:30pm – National Qualifier Final Round (Panels)

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO THE TOURNAMENT

Location: Institute of Collaborative Education

 Address: 345 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

The Institute for Collaborative Education is a proud member of the Old Stuyvesant Campus Complex located at 345 E. 15 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, with the I.C.E. Main Office on the 5th Floor in Rm 513.

The closest subway stops are: 
the 1st Avenue L at 14th Street
and Union Square servicing the L N Q R W 4 5 6 lines

The closest MTA bus stop is: 
M15 1st Avenue & 14th Street

For driving directions try Google Maps
There is limited parking near the school.

 

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