2017-2018 High School Tournament Calendar

October 21 - High School Tournament #1

November 18 - High School Tournament #2

December 16 - High School Tournament #3

Sponsor: We thank The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation for its generous sponsorship as well as sponsoring 10 full scholarships to the Coolidge Summer Debate Institute to the top winners of the tournament. 

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January 20 - High School Tournament #4

February 10 - High School Tournament #5 

  • Location: The Harlem Classic at PS 161 at A. Philip Randolph HS & at Hamilton Grange MS
Sponsor: Many thanks to the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) for making the Harlem Classic and all debate in Harlem possible. 

 

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March 17-18 - CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 7-8th - STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 

  • Day 1: WC Bryant High School, 4810 31st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103
  • Day 2: WC Bryant High School, 4810 31st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103

May 26 - Citi Financial Literacy Debates

  • REGISTRATION AND RESULTS LINK. Registration deadline is Monday 5:00pm of the week of the Tournament. You can also view Tournament RESULTS. 
  • Location: TBA 
Sponsor: The Citi Foundation. We thank the Citi Foundation and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues for their continued sponsorship of the Citi Financial Literacy Debates as High School End of the Year Awards Ceremony. 

May 31 - End of Year Awards Ceremony

  • End of Year Awards Ceremony
  • Location: TBA 
Sponsor: The Citi Foundation. We thank the Citi Foundation and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues for their continued sponsorship of the Citi Financial Literacy Debates as High School End of the Year Awards Ceremony. 

NYC Debate Events for High Schools 

October Debate Events

  • 10/7 - Volunter to Judge at the October 7th Middle School Tournament   
  • 10/10 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice
  • 10/21  - High School Tournament #1: ICE
  • 10/24 - Girls Debate Planning Committee - October 24th (First National Woman's Rights Convention Day)
  • 10/28 - Volunteer to Judge at the October 28th Middle School Quality Initiative Debate Tournament

November Debate Events

National American Indian Heritage Month

  • 11/1 - Youth Leadership Council (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 11/11 - Volunteer to Judge at the November 11th Middle School Tournament 
  • 11/11 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice
  • 11/18  - High School Tournament #2: Dewitt Clinton Campus

December Debate Events

  • 12/1 - Girls Debate Planning Committee - December 1st (Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the American civil rights movement.)
  • 12/2 - Volunteer to Judge at the December 2nd Middle School Tournament
  • 12/1-12/3 - Travel Team Tournament - Princeton University
  • 12/6 - Youth Leadership Council  (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 12/10 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice
  • 12/16  - High School Tournament #3: Brooklyn Tech

January Debate Events

  • 1/3 - Youth Leadership Council  (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 1/6 - Volunteer to Judge at the January 6th Middle School Tournament
  • 1/5-1/7 - Travel Team Tournament - The Newark Invitational
  • 1/13-1/15 - Travel Team Tournament - Lexington Invitational
  • 1/20  - High School Tournament #4: Brooklyn Tech
  • 1/27 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice

February Debate Events

African American History Month

  • 2/3 - Volunteer to Judge at the Middle School Quality Initiative Debate Tournament on February 3rd
  • 2/7 - Youth Leadership Council  (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 2/10  - High School Tournament #5: Harlem (multiple sites)
  • 2/10 - Volunteer to Judge at the February 10th Middle School Tournament 
  • 2/15 - Girls Debate Planning Committee - February 15th (Susan B. Anthony's birthday)
  • 2/16-2/19 - Travel Team Tournament - Harvard University Debate Invitational
  • 2/24 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice

March Debate Events

National National Women's History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month

  • 3/2-3/3 - Travel Team Tournament - Lakeland/Westchester Classic
  • 3/7 - Youth Leadership Council (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 3/10-3/11 - Volunteer to Judge at the Middle School CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 3/17-3/18  - High School City Championsips: ICE
  • 3/24 - 3/25 - Travel Team/Varsity Practice

April Debate Events

  • 4/4 - Youth Leadership Council  (1st Wednesday of the Month)
  • 4/4 - Girls Debate Planning Committee - April 4th (Maya Angelou's Birthday)
  • 4/7-4/8  - High School State Championships - WC Bryant
  • 4/14-4/16 - Travel Team - National Debate Coaches National Debate Championships (Top 2 Public Forum Debate Teams)
  • 4/20-22 - Travel Team - National Urban Debate League National Championships (Top 2 Policy Debate Teams)
  • 4/21-22 - Volunteer to Judge at the April 21st - 22nd Middle School STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 4/28 - Travel Team/Varsity CELEBRATION!!!!!

May Debate Events

Financial Literacy Debate Tournament Workshops (Mandatory!)

  • 5/2 - Financial Literacy Workshop #1
  • 5/9 - Financial Literacy Workshop #2
  • 5/16 - Financial Literacy Workshop #3
  • 5/23 - Financial LIteracy Workshop #4
  • 5/26 - THE FINANCIAL LITERACY DEBATE TOURNAMENT!
  • 5/31 - Financial Literacy Final Rounds and End of Year Awards Ceremony

Additional May Events: 

June Debate Events

July Debate Events

  • Harlem Debate Institute @ Columbia University
  • Manhattan Debate Institute @ Hunter College
  • Manhattan Debate Institute @ Silberman Graduate School

August Debate Events

  • Varsity Scholars Debate Institute
  • Queens Debate Institute 
  • Brooklyn Debate Institute