Novice Scrimmage Invitation

On behalf of the CDA and our host Greenwich High School, we would like to invite you to our eighth annual Novice Scrimmage on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The scrimmage features a demonstration Varsity debate and two rounds of debate for first year debaters. Varsity debaters will serve as judges. This event is the best way to introduce your new debaters to CDA so we hope you will attend. Download the Scrimmage Description and Schedule for more details.

All CDA registrations this year will be done through, sponsored by the National Speech and Debate Association. CDA has written brief instructions for using tabroom to help guide you through the process. Registration opens on Monday, September 11 at 8AM, but you may create an id for your school and enter your student and judge names at any time.

If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you. We look forward to seeing your on Saturday, September 23.

2017-18 Season Begins!

The CDA website has been updated with information for the 2017-18 season. You may view or download the calendar for the year from the Schedule page. Emails will be going out shortly to coaches with additional information.

We have very few hosts signed up for our events. In particular we need a second host for the Novice Scrimmage on September 23 (or 30), and for the October 14 tournament. Please check your calendar, and if you would like to host on any date, please let us know.

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

State Finals

Two-hundred debaters from 30 schools competed in our State Finals tournament at Amity Regional High School. In an excellent Varsity final round, the Ridgefield High School team of Max Cummings and Paul Kim on Affirmative defeated the Hamden High School team of Kayla Johnson an Aakshi Agarwal in a 4-1 decision. In the Novice division, the St. Luke's School team of Warneryd and Volpitta took top honors. Our thanks to Amity for hosting.

You may view or download the complete State Finals 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.

Middle School Debate

The Connecticut Middle School Debate League has a full schedule set for the 2016-17 school year, including a scrimmage in October and three tournaments during the rest of the year. For more information see the Middle School Debate web site.

Other Debate News

Yale Invitational September 15-17, 2017

The Yale Debate Association will hold the 25th annual Yale Invitational Debate Tournament on September 15-17 in New Haven. Registration opens on August 1, 2017 at 1PM. This is a very popular national tournament and space fills up quickly. If you think you have students who wish to attend, you should register them as soon as possible. You will have time to correct your entries after school begins. As in past years there will be a Parliamentary division using the 7-8-8-8-4-5 APDA format. For more information and to register go to

Last updated September 10, 2017.