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Hi Friend,  

5 Tournaments in 2 weeks! What a record!  Thank you to over 1000+ debaters, volunteers, parents, staff, alumni and supporters of debate over the past two weeks that participated in our High School Public Forum Debate Tournament (@ Beacon High School), High School Policy Debate Tournament (@ Leon Goldstein HS), Girls Round Robin (NYCUDL Office), MSQI Debate Tournament #1 (@ Stuyvesant HS), Girls Workshop & Tournament (@ NYCUDL Office 2).. and we also hosted a Beginners Workshop (Beacon HS)! And we are only getting started! This weekend we kick off our series of monthly Public Forum Topic Lectures for any high school debaters and coaches at the NYC Debate Center. Click here to sign up!  These will be hosted monthly for the public forum debate topics. On November 6th we kick off Fall Debate Educators Conference (Debate Con X). Click here to register! And then on November 10th we kick off NYC Middle School Debate Tournament #2 and November 17th, High School Debate Tournament #2! Coaches can now register teams!  And we were so honored when First Lady Michelle Obama sent us a letter to read to all our debaters at High School Tournament #1 inviting them to her presentation at Barclays in December. 

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween Everyone! - Erik 


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THE FLOW!  Weekly Highlights of Everything NYC Debate!  

Many exciting events completed the month of October! On Saturday, October 20th, we hosted the first high school debate tournament of the year at 2 locations! Thank you to Beacon High School and Leon Goldstein High School for hosting. Click here for tournament summary, results, and photo album! Screenshot 2018-10-28 11.40.48

The day after on Sunday, October 21st, the NYCUDL and Westfield partnered up to host the first Girls Debate Round Robin Invitational! An all star line up of some of the top debate coaches and judges from New York and New Jersey made everything possible! Photos, Results, Videos coming soon! 

Yesterday, Saturday (10/27) was our first Girls Debate Tournament and Workshop of the year. The morning featured guest speakers, panels and activities. The afternoon was a debate scrimmage! will be a debate tournament! Click here to learn more.   Screenshot 2018-10-28 11.40.18

And a few blocks away at Stuyvesant High School on Saturday, October 27th, was the largest middle school debate tournament in NYC history with 247 teams, 494 debaters, 200+ judges, volunteers, staff, and parents. Thank you to the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) for bringing scholastic debate to so many schools and students. Learn more. Click here for results! 

Nearly every Saturday we host the NYC Debate Club for high school and middle school students. Click here to sign up! 

This Saturday begins a monthly series of Public Forum Debate Topic Lectures for high school students and coaches at the NYC Debate Center. You can sign up by clicking here for this Saturday as well as the other dates. Our high school students also kicked off a weekly Wednesdays Varsity Debate practice after school as well at our office! Email us at for more information!  Screenshot 2018-10-28 12.01.40

Coaches, registration is open for Middle School Tournament #2 (click here) and High School Tournament #2 (click here)! 

November 3rd, the NYC Travel Team meets for our monthly practice to prepare for the Princeton Debate Invitational and Merrimack High School. Learn more about the Travel Team.

Finally, November 6th Chancellors Professional Development day is our Fall Debate Educators Conference ("Debate Con X").  This is a great opportunity for debate coaches citywide to participate in a full day of workshops, networking, guest speakers, Q&H and coach happy hour. Breakfast and lunch provided. Click here to register! 

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Debate Educators Conference ("Debate Con X") November 6th

Four times a year, the NYCUDL hosts "Debate Con" which is New York City's first and only conference for debate educators. Join us for Debate Con X featuring a day of workshops, guest speakers, panels, networking and debate coach happy hour. We are honored to have International Debate Coach, Founder of Millineium Debate, and Board Chair of the NYCUDL, Stefan Bauschard as our Keynote Speaker.

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NYCUDL Debaters Win Big at the NYC Invitational! 

On October 10th-12th, Bronx Science hosted the annual NYC Invitational which is one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the nation. Congratulations to so many Urban Debate Schools for participating and winning so many awards at the tournament! Our debaters won more awards than any other program1 Click here to learn more.


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