March 1 Tournament Results

Forty-five schools and 454 debaters came to our tournaments at Darien, Guilford and Pomperaug. Thanks to coaches Dennis Cummings, Ann Sather, Gianna D'Ambrusca and Margaret Hartshorn for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: Technology companies should fully encrypt their products.

The final round at Darien was won by the Joel Barlow team of Alexandria Haymann and Keeghan Lucas on the Affirmative over the Staples team of Ryan Fanning and William Vester.

The final round at Guilford was won by the Guilford team of Sean Hackett and Henry Robinson on the Negative over the Amity team of Sarah Rippel and Dan DeDominico.

The final round at Pomperaug was won by the Simsbury team of Lila Rosenzweig and Pritika Seshadri on Affirmative over the Simsbury team of John Deckers and Josie Black.

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.

Our next tournament will be State Finals on March 28 at Wilton High School. Coaches will be notified as to their qualifying debaters, and the invitation will go out on or about March 15.

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

February 7 Tournament Results

An SAT makeup among other things kept our numbers down, but we still had 334 debaters from 38 schools at our February tournaments. Thanks to Fairfield Warde Coach Mick McGarry, Glastonbury Coaches Jenna Bach and Angela Sotomayor, and St. Luke's Coaches Abby Bielski and Beth Yavenditti for graciously hosting us!

The topic was:

Resolved: the government should provide free community college education.

The final round at Fairfield Warde was won by the Joel Barlow team of Bryan Coppinger and Gabby Colangelo on Affirmative over the Joel Barlow team of Emma Thomas and Alexandria Haymann.

The final round at Glastonbury was won by the Hartford Classical team of Ben McGowan and Henry Moir on Affirmative over the Watkinson/Westfield team of Meghan Henderson and Emily Bruggeman.

The final round at St. Luke's was won by the St. Luke's team of Chloe Kekedjian and Eliza Posner on the Negative over the AITE team of Tanusri Balla and Eduardo Morales.

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

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

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

Our next tournaments are on March 7 at Darien High School, Guilford High School, and Pomperaug High School. The invitation should go out on or about February 22.

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

Middle School Debate

The Connecticut Middle School Debate League held it's first tournament on January 31 at Wamogo Middle School in Litchfield. We had 103 debaters from ten schools compete. Full results can be found at the Middle School Debate web site. We plan to hold one more tournament before the end of the school year.

The next tournament will be on May 2 at Bethel Middle School.

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 or visit our web site.



Other Debate News

UPenn Liberty Bell Classic Results

Teams from four CDA schools--AITE, Housatonic Valley, St. Luke's and Wilton--competed in the Parliamentary division of The University of Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Classic on February 14-15. They were joined by independent Connecticut teams from Westfield and Little River Academy. Complete results can be found at UPenn Tabroom.



Last updated February 22, 2015.