February 24 Makeup Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Warde High School in Fairfield I invite you to a makeup tournament on Saturday, February 24. We will have our usual format with both a Novice and a Varsity division. We have room for 200 debaters; preference will be given to those schools which replied to the initial email. For complete details download the invitation.

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 opens on Monday, February 12 at 8AM. All entries will be waitlisted. (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.


March 3 Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Darien High School, Pomperaug High School and Wilton High School I invite you to our last regular tournaments on Saturday, March 3. We will have our usual format with both a Novice and a Varsity division. We have room for 560 debaters but the geography is not ideal. We have assigned each school to a particular tournament. Please read the invitation to find out where you have been assigned. If you are not on the list, please email me.

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 opens on Tuesday, February 20 at 8AM. All entries will be waitlisted. (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.


February 3 Tournament Results

We had 390 debaters from 36 schools brave the cold and flu to attend out February tournaments at Daniel Hand High School in Madison and New Canaan High School. Thanks to Coaches Martin Glasser, Kim Goldhawk and Nancy Stevvens for hosting.

The topic was:

Resolved: Colleges should not invite speakers likely to result in disruption.

The Varsity final round at Daniel Hand was won by the Simsbury team of Kevin Kurian and Brennan McDermott on Negative over the Seymour team of Rachel Moon and Arianna Wheeler. The Varsity final round at New Canaan was won by the St. Luke's team of Memon Bilal and Chloe Kekedjian on Affirmative over the King School team of Daniel Gilbert and Matt Roer.

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

There is a possibility of a makeup tournament on February 24. Information will be posted when available. Our next regular tournament date is March 3 when our hosts will be Darien, Pomperaug and Wilton. If you have any questions, email CDA Inquiry and we will do our best to answer you.


January 6 Tournament Results

Two-hundred twenty debaters from 22 schools braved extreme cold to attend our January tournament at Stamford High School. Thanks to coach Jeremy Whte for hosting!

The topic was:

Resolved: The US should implement a universal basic income.

The Varsity final round was won by the St. Luke's team of Memon Bilal and Chloe Kekedjian on Affirmative over the Joel Barlow team of Elizabeth Hayman and Charlotte Bridwell.

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

Our next tournament date is February 3 when our hosts will be Daniel Hand High School in Madison and New Canaan High School. 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 will hold its last tournament of the year on April 21 at Eastern Middle School in Greenwich. They are eager to have high school debaters volunteer as judges for the day. For more information see the Middle School Debate web site or email CTMSDL Tournament.



Other Debate News

Columbia Parliamentary Debate Tournament Feb. 10-11, 2018

The Columbia Debate Society held it's first Ivy League Championship, a parliamentary-style tournament for high school debaters. Congratulations to Wilton, winners of the Varsity division. For complete results please see the tournament entry on tabroom.com .




Last updated February 19, 2018.