March 4 Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Darien High School, Farmington High School and Guilford High School, I invite you to attend our last regular tournament on Saturday, March 4. We will follow our standard tournament format with three rounds of policy/cross-ex debate and a public final round. For more details download the full invitation. Please register as soon as possible.

All CDA registrations are made through tabroom.com, a free service to the debate community hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association. There are instructions available on-line, and CDA has written brief instructions for using tabroom to help guide you through the process. Registration is open now, and you may create an id for your school and enter your student and judge names at any time.

If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting another makeup tournament, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


February 4 Tournament Results

Four-hundred fifty-three debaters from 38 schools attended our February tournaments at Daniel Hand High School, Glastonbury High School and Wilton High School. Thanks to coaches Martin Glasser, Jenna Bach and David Wallace for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: Internet sites should be required to remove fake news.

The final round at Daniel Hand was won by the Warde team of Lee and Luther on Negative over the Hamden team of Agarwal and Johnson in a 2-1 decision.

The final round at Glastonbury was won by the Pomperaug team of Pelletier and Gibson on Negative over the Westfield-Watkinson team of Cook and Gibson in a 2-1 decision.

The final round at Wilton was closed out by the Ridgefield teams Cummings and Kim and Suryawanshi.

Congratulations to all of our trophy winners. You may view or download the complete February Results, as well as the resolution package.

If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


December 10 Tournament Results

Four-hundred forty debaters from 32 schools attended our December tournaments at AITE and Simsbury High School. Thanks to coaches Claude Morest and Marty Leftoff for their hospitality.

The topic was:

Resolved: The US should join the International Criminal Court.

The final round at AITE was won by the Fairfield Warde team of Maxwell Lee and Cameron Luther on negative over the Westhill team of James Hicks and Maanavv Sunderaman.

The final round at Simsbury was won by the Daniel Hand team of Sam Thorpe and Isabella Reynolds on Negative over the Farmington team of Allen Haugh and Dylan Suffredini.

Congratulations to all of our trophy winners. You may view or download the complete December Results, as well as the resolution package.

If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


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

Coolidge Cup Qualifier, April 1, 2017

There will likely be a qualifying tournament for the Coolidge Cup for interested Sophomore and Junior debaters on Saturday, April 1 at E.O.Smith High School in Storrs. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Yale Osterweis Tournament, April 9, 2017

The 2017 Yale Osterweis Tournament will likely be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Yale University in New Haven. A formal announcement and invitation will be posted when available.



Last updated February 22, 2017.