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NYCUDL High School PF/Policy/Worlds Debate Tournament

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NYCUDL High School PF/Policy/Worlds Debate Tourament

Maspeth High School


On behalf of the New York City Urban Debate League & Maspeth High School, you are cordially invited to the NYCUDL High School PF/Policy/Worlds Debate Tournament on October 24th, 2015 for a day of exciting, fun and intense debate excitement.

We will offer three debate formats: Public Forum, featuring 4 rounds of debate of public forum debate, 4 rounds of Worlds Schools Debate and 3 rounds of Policy Debate.

Judges’ training will be available for individuals interested in judging Worlds School Debate, Public Forum and Policy Debate.


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

Tournament/Program Director: Aubrey Semple –aubrey@debate.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 aubrey@debate.nyc




Once registration is closed on Wednesday October 21, 2015 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 three 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.




Public Forum:

NSDA September/October Topic – Racial Justice – Resolution: The United States federal government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.

Policy Debate

NSDA 2014-2015 Topic: Surveillance – Resolution: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.

Worlds Debate

Prepared Debate Motions:

·         This House would raise the minimum wage.

·         This House would make panhandling illegal.

·         This House would implement year-round school.



Once check-in closes (at 9:00am) – 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. 




Speaker points will be on the scale of 30 points.

We will provide awards for top speakers, top teams and sweepstakes points for top teams.




Check-in / Day of tournament check-in: Saturday, October 24th, by 9:30AM

Last Day to Add Team Entries on Speechwire: Wednesday, October 21st, by 5:00PM






SATURDAY – October 24th 2015


8:30am - 9:30am - Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - Registration Closes


Policy Debate Schedule

10:00am - Round 1

12:00pm -Round 2

2:00pm - Lunch

3:00pm - Round 3 (Power Matched)

5:00pm - Workshops

6:00pm - Awards

6:30pm - Departure


Public Forum Debate Schedule

10:00am - Round 1

11:00am - Round 2

12:00pm - Round 3

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Round 4 (Power Matched)

3:00pm - Workshops

4:00pm - Awards Ceremony

5:00pm - Departure


Worlds Debate Debate Schedule

10:00am - Round 1

11:15am - Round 2

12:30pm - Round 3

1:30pm - Lunch

2:30pm - Round 4 (Power Matched)

3:00pm - Workshops

4:00pm - Awards Ceremony

5:00pm - Departure




Location: Maspeth High School  

Address: 54-40 74th Street, Queens NY 11373 


Public Transportation:


Q18, Q38, Q47, Q58, Q67




Manager contact information

Aubrey Semple
Email address: aubrey@debate.nyc
Phone number: 347-589-3733

Mailing address

None provided

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