March 7 Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Darien High School and Coaches Ann Sather and Dennis Cummings, Guilford High School and Coach Gianna Abbagnaro, and Pomperaug High School and Coach Margaret Hartshorn, I would like to invite you to attend our final regular tournament of the 2014-15 season on Saturday, March 7. We will follow the usual policy/cross-ex format. You may download a more detailed invitation with information about Novice eligibility and qualifying for State Finals.

All CDA registrations are made through tabroom.com, a free service to the debate community hosted by the International Debate Education 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, February 23, at 8AM, but you may create an id for your school and enter your student and judge names at any time.

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.

January 10 Tournament Results

Thirty-six schools and 334 debaters braved single-digit weather to come to our tournaments at King, Masuk and Trumbull. Thanks to coaches Ian Lear-Nickum, Jamie Sherry and Hope Spalla for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: Police should be required to wear body cameras while on duty .

The final round at King was won by the St. Luke's team of Chloe Kekedjian and Eliza Posner on the Negative over the Stamford/Trinity Catholic team of Sam Aldershof and Shannon Rubin.

The final round at Masuk was won by the Hartford Classical team of Shamar Mahon and TJ Noel-Sullivan on Negative over the Housatonic Valley team of Emily Sullivan and Jonathan Miller.

The final round at Trumbull was won by the Trumbull team of Ben Hazen and Michael Kenler on Affirmative over the Amity team of Sarah Rippel and Dan DeDomenico.

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

You may view or download the complete January 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 February 1 at Fairfield Warde High School, Glastonbury High School, and St. Luke's School. The invitation should go out on or about January 25.

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.