State Finals Results

174 debaters from 29 schools competed in this year's State Finals at Wilton High School. Thanks to coach Allison Hujar, the Wilton Debate Team and Wilton High School for hosting us for the fifth consecutive year.

The topic forced debaters to change perspective, as they were required to debate from the point of view of Russian citizens: Resolved: We (Russia) should actively seek to reincorporate those former Soviet territories with a substantial Russian population. Students seemed to welcome the challenge and appreciate the relevance of the subject.

The Varsity final round saw the Greenwich team of Nick Abbott and Rebecca Murray on Affirmative win the State Championship on a 4-1 decision against the Fairfield Warde team of Brandon Campbell and Sara Murphy.

In the Novice division, the Ridgefield team of Margaret Comer and Kate Lindenburg won top honors.

You may view or download the complete March 22 Results, as well as the resolution package.

If you are missing ballots, please contact me, and we will see if we can find them.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us: CDA Tournaments.

March 1 Tournament Results

Thirty-eight schools and 428 debaters came to our tournaments at Darien, Guilford and Pomperaug. Thanks to coaches Dennis Cummings, Gianna D'Ambrusca and Margaret Hartshorn for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: Rich countries should compensate poor countries adversely affected by climate change.

The final round at Darien was won by the Greenwich/Stamford combined team of Olivia Scharfman and Sam Aldershof on the Negative over the Wilton team of Daniel Bulpitt and Maya Seshan on the Affirmative.

The final round at Guilford was won by the East Catholic team of Jonathan Ockert and Cole Tamburri on Affirmative over the ESUMS team of Newlyn Joseph and Odia Kane on the Negative.

The final round at Pomperaug was won by the Simsbury team of Matthew Shaw and Kevin Gyurco on Affirmative over the Joel Barlow team of Will Tower and Harrison Von Dwingelo on Negative.

Congratulations to all our trophy winners and 3-0 teams.

You may view or download the complete March Results, as well as the resolution package. If you are missing ballots, please contact me, and we will see if we can find them.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us: CDA Tournaments.



Other Debate Activities

Yale Osterweis To Be Held April 6, 2014

Osterweis 2014 will be held at Yale University on Sunday, April 6. This is a parliamentary style tournament for high school students with judging by college debaters. It is a great opportunity for your varsity and advanced novice debaters.

Registration is through Registration Form on Google Docs. Further details can be obtained by emailing the Osterweis Tournament Director.

CDA Teams Trophy at UPenn Liberty Bell Classic

Eleven teams from St. Luke's School and Wilton High School traveled to Philadelphia on a snowy weekend to compete in the Parliamentary division of the UPenn Liberty Bell Classic. The field included 33 teams from eight school. CDA debaters took the following awards:

  • Quarterfinalists Alexander Popelyukhin and Claire Wilson from St. Luke's School
  • Semifinalists Price Figurelli-Reid and Kurt Rubin from Wilton High School
  • Seventh Place Speaker Ryan Cross from Wilton
  • Fourth Place Speaker Eliza Posner from St. Luke's
  • Second Place Speaker Price Figurelli-Reid from Wilton

Full tournament results can be found at penn.tabroom.com.



Last updated March 22, 2014.