October 8 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 8. 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 Monday evening, October 3. 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. The first five entries from each school will be accepted automatically; any beyond five will depend on demand. All entries must be in the tabroom system by Wednesday evening, October 5. Any available openings will be allocated among the extra teams on Thursday morning, October 6. 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 26 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.

Novice Scrimmage Results

Eighty-three Novice teams and 56 Varsity debaters from 20 schools attended our seventh annual Novice Scrimmage at E.O. Smith and Greenwich High Schools. You can download results from Scrimmage Results page for more details.

If you missing ballots or have questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you. We look forward to seeing your on Saturday.

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season!

We are gearing up for the new school year. The web site has been upated to reflect the 2016-17 season. You may view the schedule online or download it as a pdf file. You may also download the CDA Dues Form for 2016-17. 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 has a full schedule set for the 2016-17 school year, including a scrimmage in October and three tournaments during the rest of the year. For more information see the Middle School Debate web site.



Other Debate News

Yale Invitational September 16-18, 2016

The Yale Debate Association will hold the 24th annual Yale Invitational Debate Tournament on September 16-18 in New Haven. Registration opens on August 1, 2016 at 1PM. This is a very popular national tournament and space fills up quickly. If you think you have students who wish to attend, you should register them as soon as possible. You will have time to correct your entries after school begins. As in past years there will be a Parliamentary division using the 7-8-8-8-4-5 APDA format. For more information and to register go to tabroom.com.

Vassar College Invitational November 5, 2016

The Vassar Debate Society will hold the first annual Vassar College Invitational Debate Tournament on November 5 on their campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. Registration is open. They will offer both Varsity and Novice Parliamentary debate using the 7-8-8-8-4-5 APDA format. For more information and to register go to tabroom.com.

Last updated September 25, 2016.