The reason the above is in all caps is so that, when you email us for information on when an event starts, we can refer you here, again. It's always the same. If it changes, you'll be the first to know.
10/5 MHL Workshop at Bronx Science
Free all-day "institute" for novices in PF, LD and Policy.
10/10-11 Kaiser Invitational @ Monticello HS
Not an MHL event, but especially attractive to younger debaters, as it is once again offering "Academy Debate," an event level solely for sophomores and juniors in their second and third years, respectively. Seniors in their 4th year of debate can judge. LD, PF and Policy.
10/25 Season Opener MHL at Central HS in Newark
First annual event, with "First-Timers-only" divisions in PF, LD and Policy, plus JV divisions in all three. NOTE: Novice LD will debate the novice resolution (civil disobedience), JV LD will debate resolution appropriate to the month in which the event occurs. Novice PF will debate the November GMF topic, JV LD will debate the Sept-Oct PF topic.
11/8 MHL @ Monticello HS
And so we return to beautiful Monticello for the November MHL. Novice LD will debate the Civil Disobedience novice resolution, JV LD will debate Nov-Dec resolution.
11/14-15 Bump Tournament at Hendrick Hudson
Not an MHL event but including novice LD and PF divisions, the former debating the northeast novice topic. (VLD on Nov-Dec topic.)
11/22 "Little Lexington"
Not officially an MHL but strongly recommended for teams able to travel; housing is available Friday night. Last chance for the "Modest Novice" topic.
Another invitational not affiliated with MHL, but offering novice LD.
12/6 Hackley in Tarrytown (relocated from East Side High School).
The usual December MHL. Novices: say hello to the Nov-Dec resolution.
12/12-13 Ridge Invitational.
Another non-MHL event, but including novice divisions.
Non-MHL, but with novice divisions. Note move to this early date, which makes this a timely start on the new Jan-Feb (i.e., Jan-June) LD topic.
The major tournament, non-MHL, but with novice divisions.
1/24 MHL @ Stuyvesant HS
To complement the varsity divisions uptown at Columbia.
1/30-31, Byram Hills Bobcat
2/6-7 Scarsdale (LD and PF).
Another non-MHL event, but including a novice LD division. And in some rounds, the varsity debaters judge the novices.
Another non-MHL college event, including a novice division. For those who do not want the angst of Cambridge this weekend.
2/21 MHL Grand Championship Blowout @ Bronx Science.
An invitational including novice divisions.
3/14-15, NYSDCA State Tournament at Bronx Science.
Schools with room available are strongly urged to host. It can be a nice money-maker for you (selling lunch/candy/water) and a fun event for your debaters to be on the other side of the tournament business. Host schools get free registration at their own venue. You provide the rooms, we provide the tournament!