State Finals Results

180 debaters from 31 schools competed in this year's State Finals at Wilton High School. Thanks to coach Allison Hujar, the Wilton Debate Team and Wilton High School for hosting us for the seventh consecutive year.

The topic was one of the most important international issues today: Resolved: The US should resettle a significant share of Mideast refugees.

The Varsity final round saw the Ridgefield team of Will Barth and Kunal Chauhan on Affirmative win the State Championship on a 4-1 decision against the AITE team of Tanusri Balla and Brian Fleischer.

In the Novice division, the Darien team of Paul Hager and Andrew Orner 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.

March 12 Tournament Results

Thirty-seven schools and 427 debaters braved unseasonably warm weather to attend our tournaments at Farmington, Guilford and Pomperaug. Thanks to coaches Joel Nick, Gianna Abbagnaro and Margaret Hartshorn for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: Apple should cooperate with the FBI to unlock Farook's iPhone.

The final round at Farmington was won by the Farmington team of Allen Haugh and Nandan Tumu on the Negative over the Glastonbury team of Rounak Bhunia and Nicholas Wing.

The final round at Guilford was won by the AITE team of Daniel Berger and Tate Aronstein on the Negative over the Daniel Hand team of Liam Pavlovic and Isabella Reynolds.

The final round at Pomperaug was won by the Joel Barlow team of Dylan Tonken and Franklin Speck on the Negative over the Joel Barlow team of Nikitha Edupuganti and Anderson Tittle.

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 State Finals will be held on April 2 at Wilton High School. Coaches will be notified as to their qualifying debaters, and registration will open on March 21.

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

Middle School Debate

The Connecticut Middle School Debate League held their second tournament of the year on January 30. Full results can be found on the Middle School Debate web site. The next tournament will be on April 30, 2016 at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury.



Other Debate News

Yale Osterweis Tournament

The Yale Debate Association will hold the Rollin G. Osterweis Debate Tournament on Sunday, April 17, at Yale University in New Haven. This is a Parliamentary style tournament with Varsity and Novice divisions. It is open to Connecticut high school students and is free of charge. Judges are provided by the YDA, so students can expect the most qualified judging pool of their high school careers. For more information and to register go to the Osterweis website.

Last updated April 3, 2016.