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This week we shout out New York City's first debate tournament of 2019... New York City's Coolidge Cup Qualifier!!!! And what a tournament! 42 high schools! 291 high school students! 146 judges and volunteers! 2 locations! 2 boroughs! Thank you to The New School for hosting the Policy Debate Tournament and thank you to IN-Tech Academy for hosting the Public Forum Debate Tournament. And a huge thank you to the Calvin Coolidge Foundation. This is our fourth year in partnership with the Foundation. The Calvin Coolidge Foundation awards the top twelve debaters of the Tournament with full scholarships to their summer debate camp (travel, housing, meals, tuition all covered) to compete at the "Coolidge Cup" in Vermont on July 4th. A total of $10,000 in scholarship prize money is awarded to the top finishers. The overall Coolidge Cup champion receives the $7,500 Robert L. Luddy Coolidge Cup Scholarship. The runner-up receives $1,500. Third and fourth place finishers each receive $500. Thank you everyone for making the first debate tournament of 2019 such a success! And this weekend, we host New York City's first Middle School Tournament of 2019!!!  We still need judges, so please click here to judge a debate in either Queens or Manhattan! Click here!  - Erik,
Fun Fact! Did you know that each of our NYC Debate Tournaments we order over 200 pizzas! 
Thank you to all our staff, interns and volunteers for making every debate tournament possible!
Upcoming Events:
January 28th - NYCUDL Staff Social

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High School Tournament #4 - The Coolidge Cup Qualifier Results! (1/12/19)

 Thank you for everyone attending NYC's first tournament of the year and Coolidge Cup Qualifier! The top 12 Varsity Debaters received full scholarships to Summer Debate Camp and moving on to the Coolidge Cup which offers over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes on July 4th. Click here to learn more. For complete Tournament Results, Pictures, Videos and Blog, click below! 

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Middle School Tournament #4 This Weekend! (1/19/19)

Join us at New York City's first Middle School Tournament of 2019!  2 locations! 48 schools! 637 students! 10+ debate topics! What a way to start 2019! Parliamentary Debate and Congressional Debate in Washington Heights! Public Forum Debate in Queens! And we definitely need any volunteers to come by and support our Great Debaters. Click here to volunteer or the button below! 

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Travel Team Practice (1/26)

Lots of Travel Tournaments coming up for UDL teams! Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Lakeland! So please join us for our January 26th Travel Team Practice as we prepare for the University of Pennsylvania Invitational! Additionally, every Wednesday is our Varsity Practice! Please contact us if interested! Thank you to Brown Rudnick for sponsoring the NYC Travel Team! And coming up soon are the Championships - National UDL Championships, Tournament of Champions, and National Speech and Debate Association Championships! 

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Sign Up for Debate Con XI!! January 28th

Calling all NYC Debate Coaches! Join us January 28th for Debate Con XI! Debate Con is our Debate Educators Conference. A full day of workshops, lessons, networking, breakfast, lunch, resources, guest speakers, Keynote Speakers, Happy Hour and more! Click here for the schedule. Click below to sign up! Registration is free for all NYCUDL Debate Coaches! 

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Spring Debate Club Sign Up Now!

The New York City Debate Club meets on Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm (Middle School) and 12:00pm-3:00pm (High School) at our Office (25 Broadway, 9th Floor) during the Fall and Spring Semesters for 5th – 12th grade students.  All students participating in Debate Club are eligible to participate in our tournaments. Debate Club is for new debaters, intermediate debaters and advanced debaters. Our students have won local, city, regional and national tournaments. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city.

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NAUDL Debater of the Year & Alumni Ambassador! Due February 8th!

The National Association of Urban Debate Leagues has two incredible opportunities! NAUDL Debater of the Year Award! Click here for the application! Click here for more information! The winner, runners up and finalists will receive college scholarships AND will automatically qualify to the Urban Debate National Championships AND deliver the Keynote speech at the Annual Dinner. Second, is the Alumni Ambassador Program! Click here for application! Click here for recommendation! Thank you NAUDL 
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