December 14 Tournament Results

Four-hundred sixty-two debaters from 43 schools attended our December tournaments at Amity Regional High School and Westhill High School. Thanks to coaches Rick Bourdeau and Aaron Hoffman for their hospitality to one of our largest gatherings.

This was a Paliamentary format tournament with three motions:

  • This House Would prohibit the emigration of medical personnel from less developed to developed countries.
  • This House Would ignore experimental drug testing protocols to fight deadly epidemics.
  • This House Would implement aggressive screening and quarantines to prevent international disease transmission.

The final round at Amity was won by the Housatonic Valley team of Sam Bradway and Evan Taylor over the Watkinson/Westfield team of Jeren Koh and Nathaniel Mione.

The final round at Westhill was won by the St. Luke's team of Chloe Kekedjian and Eliza Posner over the Wilton team of Evaline Xie and Jeremy Brewer.

Congratulations to all of our trophy winners. You may view or download the complete December Results, as well as the resolution package.

If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


November 15 Tournament Results

Three-hundred thirty debaters from 34 schools attended our November tournaments at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and New Canaan High School. Thanks to coaches John Lizzi and Kristine Goldhawk for their hospitality openning nearly every room in the schools for debate.

The topic was:

Resolved: The US should increase the availability of economically and socially integrated affordable housing.

The final round at Housatonic Valley was won by the Housatonic Valley team of Sam Bradway and Evan Taylor over the Joel Barlow team of Harrison Von Dwingelo and Will Tower.

The final round at New Canaan was won by the Stamford/Trinity Catholic team of Sam Aldershof and Shannon Rubin over the New Canaan team of Casey Manzella and Jayne Wixtead.

Congratulations to all of our trophy winners. You may view or download the complete November Results, as well as the resolution package.

If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


Middle School Debate

The Connecticut Middle School Debate League is underway. We had nearly 100 debaters from eight schools at our first events, scrimmages, at Bethel Middle School and Smith Middle School in Glastonbury on November 10 and 12. We expect to hold our first tournamnets at the end of January. If you are interested in being a part of the Middle School League or know someone who is, please email us at Connecticut Middle School League. You can also find more information about the league, debate format and events at the League web site, http://ctmsdebate.org.



Other Debate News

UPenn Liberty Bell Classic, February 14-15, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania will be holding its Liberty Bell Classic high school debate tournament on February 14-15, 2015 with a full range of forensic events. CDA volunteers will be running tab for the Parliamentary Debate division for the third year. It's a great chance to try your skills against a national field. Registration is open now. See UPenn Tabroom for more information.



Last updated December 14, 2014.