December 14 Tournament Invitation
On behalf of Joel Barlow High School and Westhill High School I would like to invite you to our third tournament of the year on Saturday, December 14. Please email us as soon as possible indicating whether you are coming and providing an approximate number of teams so that we can prepare the needed materials. You may download a more detailed invitation with information about Novice eligibility and qualifying for State Finals.
All CDA registrations this year will be done through tabroom.com, a free service to the debate community hosted by the International Debate Education Association and used by many tournaments nationwide. CDA has written brief instructions for using tabroom to help guide you through the process. Registration opens on Monday, December 2 at 8AM, but you may create an id for your school and enter your student and judge names at any time.
November 16 Tournament Results
We broke all CDA attendance records when 518 debaters from 37 schools came to our tournaments at Amity High School and New Canaan High School. Thanks to coaches Rick Bourdeau and Kristine Goldhawk for their hospitality openning nearly every room in the schools for debate.
The topic was:
Resolved: The United States should imprison only those who commit violent crimes.
The final round at Amity was won by the Amity team of Eeman Abbasi and Kristin Zakoworotny on Affirmative over the East Catholic team of Jonathan Ockert and Cole Tamburri.
The final round at New Canaan was won by the Joel Barlow team of Brendan O'Connor and Hunter Lightman on Negative over the Wilton team of Rachel Jones and Ryan Cross.
Congratulations to all of our trophy winners. You may view or download the complete November Results, as well as the resolution package.
Our next tournaments are on December 14 at Joel Barlow High School in Redding and Westhill High School in Stamford. The invitation should go out on or about December 1, and registration on tabroom.com will open on December 2.
Other Debate Activities
UPenn Liberty Bell Classic February 15-16
Penn for Youth Debate will be hosting the Liberty Bell Classic debate tournament at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on February 15-16, 2014. This is a national debate tournament similar to the Yale Invitational. In addition to NFL sanctioned events in debate and speech, there will be a Parliamentary Debate division again this year. Everett Rutan has volunteered to work in tab for that division.
Last year almost 40 teams were signed up before the Febrary blizzard made travel impossible for many schools in the Northeast. We expect a similar turnout this year, and will hope for better weather.
The tournament invitation, registration and contacts can be found at penn.tabroom.com. This is great opportunity for experienced debaters to test themselves against national competition.
CDA Teams Trophy at Yale Invitational
Twenty-two teams from seven CDA schools attended the Parliamentary Division of the Yale Invitational Tournament over the September 21-22 weekend. This is the only national debate tournament held in Connecticut, with nearly 2000 students from across the nation attending for events in debate and speech.
After five preliminary rounds on Saturday, teams from Amity, New Canaan, Simsbury and Wilton had records of 4-1 or better and returned on Sunday for the partial octo-final round. Amity advanced to the quarter-finals, while Simsbury and New Canaan advanced to the semi-finals, losing to teams from Bishop O'Dowd High School from California, who closed out the final round. In addition, debaters from Amity received awards for second and fifth place speaker.
Full results from the Parliamentary Division and all of the other events can be found at the Yale 2013 Tournament web site, Yale 2013 Invitational Results. Our thanks to the Yale Debate Association for hosting this event every year.
Last updated dECEMBER 1, 2013.