Congratulations to West Broward’s Ethan Massa for winning the 2017 Tradition Classic at Cypress Bay. In finals, Ethan defeated American Heritage’s Robert Gillespie on a 2-1 decision (Bradley, Bedford-Clark, Aranda). Congratulations to Ft Lauderdale’s Jayanne Forrest for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Introduction More and more, fewer debaters are choosing to engage in framework debate, instead choosing to use preclusive strategies such as theory, or Kritiks that don’t use framework. I’m not going to claim that one strategy has merit over the other (I quite often do run critical arguments or directly topical arguments that don’t rely […]
Congratulations to San Marino’s Eric Deng for winning the 2017 Jack Howe Memorial. In finals, Eric defeated Torrey Pines’ Farzaan Kaiyom on a 3-0 decision (Lenamond, Soren, Totz). Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Jaya Nayar for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Emily Steirman and Paco Poler from the Nueva School for winning the 2017 Nichols Invitational hosted by the Harker School. In finals, Nueva defeated Mission San Jose’s Devesh Kodnani and Ishan Maunder on a 2-1 decision (Go, Tsai, Martel*). The following teams received bids to the 2018 Tournament of Champions: Los Altos CK […]
Congratulations to Isabel Coleman and David Zell of Altamont for winning the 2017 Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition at Holy Cross. In finals, Altamont defeated Sophie Murtey and Priyanka Parikh of Columbus on a 2-1 decision (Garrison, Shaw, Williams). Both teams receive bids to the 2018 Tournament of Champions. Robbie Linck of […]
The 2017 November/December Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations. Topics
Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 November Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership. Topics
Congratulations to Newark Science’s Osmane Sanogo for winning the 2017 Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition. In finals, Osmane defeated St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Ishan Bhatt (Sadhwani, Swift, Vincent). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Briefly is happy to announce a new article series! Every month, VBI staffers will be giving their two cents on the topic wordings and how debates will pan out. This month, we have Caroline Wohl, Matt Salah, and Kyle Chong to offer some thoughts on the Gun Rights Topic Wordings. Here are the NSDA’s topic […]
Congratulations to Lake Highland Preparatory’s Muhammad Khattak for winning the 2017 Valley Mid-America Cup. In finals, Muhammad defeated Dulles’ Michael Kurian on a 3-0 decision (Ave, Castillo, Shmikler). Congratulations to Kamiak’s Niko Battle for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here. Valley LD Top Speakers 1. Kamiak Niko Battle 2. Byram […]