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Urban Debate National Championship 2018

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in District of Columbia.

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Sunday Morning Updates


Full Results

Speakers in Order


Saturday night updates

Flip for sides in ICC atrium at 7:15, breakfast in ICC 7:30.  Octofinals begin 8 AM.  Pairings will be released online at 7 AM

Octafinal Judge Pool
Darcell Brown
Conor Cameron
Albert Cardenas
William Cheung
Deon Davidson
Berenice Delgado
Mary Dibinga
Janet Escobedo
Andrew Fine
Corey Fisher
Joseph Flores
Izak Gallini-Matyas
Gabriela Gonzalez
Mary Gregg
Stephanie King
Tamara Morrison
Angel Ornelas
Joseph Reyes
Zoe Rollins
Oscar Silva
Regina Sturgis
Jake Swede
Laura Trieschmann
Wyllene Turner
Leah Villanueva
Deontrey Yeargin
Elisa Yeung

Clearing Teams

Boston Latin FOMO (Boston Latin)
Bravo Medical HEPI (Bravo Medical Magnet)
Collegiate SHFI (Collegiate School of Med & Biosci)
Dr. Izquierdo PERO (Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter Sch)
Emery SOBA (Emery)
Grady NAWA (Henry W. Grady HS)
June Jordan ESRU (June Jordan)
Lane Tech COMO (Lane Tech)
Lincoln Prep CLTH (Lincoln Prep)
Metro HS BEST (Metro HS)
Stern MASS SALE (Stern MASS)
University High KORO (University High School Academy of Southfield Publi)
Washburn ENPE (Washburn High)
Woodrow Wilson HIHA (Woodrow Wilson)
Woodside ALCA (Woodside High School)

Friday NIGHT Updates

Pairings released online @ 7 AM

Breakfast availabe in ICC @ 730 AM

Round 3 beings at 8 AM

Good luck on Day 2!!!



Congratulations on qualifying for the 2018 Urban Debate National Championship

  • Please note that the schedule has been updated.  Click the Tournament Schedule link above.
  • Here is a list of teams entered in the tournament
  • Tournament updates will be communicated on this page, through the UDNC app(Yapp) and via Speechwire Live.
  • Judge Philosophies for all judges in the pool can be found here

Download the Yapp for our touranemnt app this year.  You can find it on iOS or Google devices to access maps, judge philosophies, and stay connected during the tournament.  Search for UDNC once you download the app.  Or navigate directly to http://my.yapp.us/UDNC

Students, coaches and family can get in tournament updates using the text or email features of Speechwire Live

Coaches are invited to to particiapte in a judge training session during Round 1.  Please contact lukehill@urbandebate.org if you are interested in participating.


Important Locations 


Code of Conduct

The Urban Debate National Championship, hosted by the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues showcases the best urban debaters from across the country. At the tournament, we celebrate the continued growth of urban debate and seek to display wide array of both geographical and argument diversity. In recognition of this, the Code of Conduct seeks to provide a useful baseline of expectations for all participants to ensure a rewarding experience for all. The following Code is applicable throughout the tournament weekend, in all venues, including online and on social media.

Violations of the code of conduct should be reported to the Tournament Director. The Tournament Director and an advisory committee of League Directors will decide the appropriate action including, but not limited to forfeiture of rounds or removal from the tournament. Debaters, educators, schools, and leagues recognize debate as a powerful, educational activity built upon the ideals of respect, community, and civil discourse. All actions and decisions during a tournament seek to promote these ideals, and ensure a positive learning environment for all participants, judges, and observers.

1. Debaters represent their school. All relevant rules and regulations of their local school district will apply during their time at the tournament and related events.

2. Debaters should be good competitors. It is the duty of each debater to participate honestly and fairly. Debaters should respect all competitors, coaches, judges and audience members.

3. Bullying and behaviors which belittle, degrade, demean, or otherwise dehumanize others are not permitted. These actions are not in the best interest of the activity because they interfere with the goals of education and personal growth.

4. Debaters should respect the educational role that judges provide the activity. Debaters who engage in a dialogue with a judge after a round should maintain a respectful demeanor. Discussions should focus on understanding the decision of the judge and improving the debater’s performances in future rounds. Remember the post round is an opportunity to learn, not deliver your final rebuttal.

5. Debaters should not plagiarize. Claiming another's written or spoken words as one's own is plagiarism, a very serious offense against responsible scholarship. Evidence used in a debate should be properly attributed to the author verbally during the debate. Debaters should be able to provide, within a reasonable time, complete documentation of all evidence presented. Documentation includes: name of author(s), source of publication, full date, page numbers and author(s) credentials when available in the original when challenged. Evidence that is not attributed adequately should be disregarded by judges.

6. Debaters value communication and should present arguments at a rate that can be understood by their assigned judge. Debaters should not “clip” cards. All evidence entered in the debate should be clearly marked as to what parts of the evidence were and were not presented during the round for review by opponent and judge.

Manager contact information

Luke Hill
Email address: lukehill@urbandebate.org
Phone number: 312-427-0389

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Chicago, IL 60604

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