2016-17 Speech & Debate Tournament Schedule

  • Cold Spring Harbor H.S. Speech & Debate Team

    2017-18 Tournament Schedule*


    Sept. 23   Half Hollow Hills East H.S.  Lincoln-Douglas & Public Forum Debate

    Oct. 7       Sacred Heart Academy         Speech & Congress 

    Oct. 14     St. John the Baptist               JV Speech, POI, & Congress; Worlds Debate               

    Oct. 21     Jericho                             Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate                                                                                           

    Oct. 28     TBA                                       Varsity Speech

    Nov. 4      St. John the Baptist               JV Speech & Congress

    Nov. 11    Kellenberg                             Interleague Speech & Congress

    Nov. 18   TBA                                        LD and PF Debate & Parliamentary  

    Dec. 2      St. John the Baptist              JV Speech

    Dec. 9      Roslyn                                  Varsity Speech

    Dec. 16    Syosset (7:30 departure)   LD& PF Debate & Congress

    Jan. 6       Chaminade Invitational         Speech & Congress                                                  

    Jan. 13     Schreiber                            LD & PF Debate

    Jan. 20      TBA                                     J.V. & Varsity Speech & Congress; POI; Informative


    Students who compete at the following State Eliminations tournaments must commit to competing in the State Championships if they qualify.  

    Feb. 3     Cold Spring Harbor             Speech Eliminations for State Championships 

    Feb. 10   North Shore                         LD & PF Debate Elims for States

    Feb. 14 (Wed.)  Chaminade               Congress (2:45 departure) Elims for States


    *all departure times are 7 A.M. from Cold Spring Harbor H.S. unless otherwise noted; times, dates, and locations may be subject to change; check LIFA.org for changes and listen to your coaches for the latest tournament info. 

    Students who qualify for the State Championships may need to bring a qualified judge (one who has judged at least two local tournaments in the same event this academic year) to the State Championships. 


    Please see next page for info. on States, National Eliminations tournaments, & Nationals.

    ***NOVICE LD (Lincoln-Douglas Debate) & NOVICE PF (Public Forum Debate):    

    FIRST YEAR 9th graders &/or FIRST YEAR 10th graders only 


    Intermediate LD & Intermediate PF:   No contestant may be in his/her fourth year of debate.  


    Varsity LD & Varsity PF:   Open to all competitors


    Students who compete at the following National Eliminations tournament(s) must:

    1.      Provide two qualified judges per contestant/team

    2.      Commit to competing in the National Championships if they qualify  

    Students who qualify for the National Championships may need to bring a qualified judge (one who has judged at least two local tournaments in the same event this academic year) to the National Championships.   


    National Championship Qualifying Tournament Schedule  

    (usually limited to top competitors from junior &/or senior year)


    March  10    Kellenberg                    Speech Elims (12:15 departure) for Nationals


    March 17     Roslyn                          Lincoln-Douglas Debate  Elims for Nationals


    March 24    Sacred Heart Academy     PF, Congress, & Duo (Speech) Elims for Nationals                                                    



    April 28-29 (Sat.-Sun.), 2018    Hofstra University        New York State Championships


    (early and all-day competition on Saturday and Sunday; judges are required to stay the entire time for judging assignments on both days)


    May 24-28 (Thurs.-Mon.) 2018   Washington, D.C.       National Championships