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.

State Finals Results

200 debaters from 35 schools competed in this year's State Finals at Wilton High School, our most diverse crowd ever. Thanks to coach Allison Hujar, the Wilton Debate Team and Wilton High School for hosting us for the sixth consecutive year.

The topic was a difficult one, on the conflict between religious and secular rights: Resolved: Businesses should have the right to freely exercise their religious beliefs.

The Varsity final round saw the New Canaan team of Casey Manzella and Steven Singer on Affirmative win the State Championship on a 3-2 decision against the Stamford/Greenwich team of Sam Aldershof and Olivia Scharfman.

In the Novice division, the Lauralton Hall team of Rachelle Ambroise and Katherine Canavan won top honors.

You may view or download the complete State Final 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 begins it's second year of competition. 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 August 22, 2015.