2017-2018 Middle School Tournament Calendar (Grades 5th-8th)

October 7th MS Tournament #1

Sponsor: Thank you to the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) for making this tournament possible and all scholastic debate in West Harlem possible. 



October 28th MSQI Tournament #1 


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Resolved: The U.S. federal government should require all American citizens 18 years and older to vote.



November 11th MS Tournament #2 


December 2nd MS Tournament #3

January 6th MS Tournament #4

February 10th MS Tournament #5

  • Location #1: Parliamentary Debate (Hamilton Grange, 500 W 138th St, New York, NY 10031)
  • Location #2: Public Forum & Big Questions (PS 180 Hugo Newman, 370 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027)
  • Sponsor: Thank you to the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) for making the Harlem Classic possible and thank you for expanding all Harlem debate opportunities. 

March 10th - 11th


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  • Location: PS 161, 499 West 133rd Street, NY, NY 10027
  • Sponsor: Thank you to Signature Bank for making the NYC Middle School City Championships possible. 


April 21st-22nd Middle School


  • Location: In Tech Academy (All Events), 2975 Tibbett Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Events Calendar for Middle Schools

October Debate Events

November Debate Events

December Debate Events

January Debate Events

February Debate Events

March Debate Events

April Debate Events

May Debate Events

June Debate Events

July Debate Events

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

August Debate Events

  • Varsity Scholars Debate Institute
  • Queens Debate Institute 
  • Brooklyn Debate Institute
  • 8/26 - August 26th - Girls Debate Planning Committee. (Women's Equality Day)
  • 8/ 27 - Debate Educators Conference (Debate Con X)