October 10 Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Joel Barlow High School and Westhill High School I would like to invite you to our first tournament of the year on Saturday, October 10. Please email us as soon as possible indicating whether you are coming and providing an approximate number of teams. We need an estimate of the number of attendees in order to prepare for the tournaments. We would like to have a first count by Thursday evening, October 1. You may download a more detailed invitation with information about Novice eligibility and qualifying for State Finals.

We only have space for 440 debaters or 220 teams. All schools are limited to 5 guaranteed entries. All entries must be in the tabroom system by Wednesday evening, October 7. Any available openings will be allocated among the extra teams on Thursday morning, October 8. Please read the invitation carefully for more details.

All CDA registrations are made through tabroom.com, a free service to the debate community hosted by the National Speech and Debate 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, September 28 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.

Welcome to the 2015-16 Season!

We are gearing up for the new school year. The web site has be upated to reflect the 2015-16 season. You may view the schedule online or download it as a pdf file. You may also download the CDA Dues Form for 2015-16. Emails will be going out to current members shortly.

If you are interested in joining CDA, please see our membership page or email us.

We still need additional hosts to fill out our schedule. At our current size, it is hard to accommodate everyone if we do not have at least three hosts for every regular tournament date. If you are intersted in hosting or learning more about hosting, please Contact Us.

Middle School Debate

The Connecticut Middle School Debate League begins it's second year of competition. Their first event will be a demonstration debate, workshop and scrimmage on October 17, 2015. For more information please go to the Middle School Debate web site.

Other Debate News

Yale Osterweis Tournament Results

Teams from 22 CDA schools attended the 2015 Yale Osterwies tournament on April 12 in New Haven. Congratulations to Wilton High School, winner of the Varsity final round, and Pomperaug High School, winner of the Novice final round. Complete results and copies of the motions used may be found at the Osterweis Tournament website. The Osterweis motions have also been posted on the CDA website and may be found through the Training Material page.

Last updated September 27, 2015.