NY, NY–Congratulations to Fordham Prep’s David Joannides for winning the 2013 Columbia Tournament. He debated finals against Livingston’s Jessica Xu in finals, and both debaters received bids to the Tournament of Champions. David is coached by Matthew Khoury, Jonathan Dunworth, and Tom Cameron; Jessica is coached by Bob Overing.

Double Octafinals:
Bronx Science DM def. Collegiate NE (Nathan Ewing-Crystal)
Collegiate AO def. Princeton WM (William Meyer)
Scarsdale LM def. Hunter College GH (Geffen Huberman)
Hunterdon Central VS def. Needham MG (Matt Golberg)
Fordham Prep DJ def. Scarsdale RG (Rahul Gosain)
Sacred Heart AT def. Regis PMc (Peter McGahren)
Scarsdale MM def. Bronx Science ID (Isis Davis-Marks)
Stuyvesant SH def. Needham EP (Emily Pasternack)
Livingston High JX def. Berkeley Carroll KS (Katherine Schulder-Batti)
Cary AW def. Hunter College BL (Ben Laufer)
Lexington JC def. Fiorello LaGuardia LM (Lena Mandell)
Stuyvesant JA def. Lexington JS (Julia Sun)
Timothy Christian AM def. Regis JC (Janus Cataluna)
Hunter College DL def. Lexington DA (Dan Alessandro)
NFA VB def. Byram Hills JA (Josh Altman)
Scarsdale TC def. Timothy Christian GM (Gerritt Maniguet)

Octafinals:
Fordham Prep DJ def. Stuyvesant JA (Jae Ahn)
Scarsdale TC def. Bronx Science DM (Daiya Massac)
Lexington JC def. Sacred Heart AT (Adam Tomasi)
Livingston JX def. Stuyvesant SH (Samantha Hom)
Collegiate AO def. NFA VB (Victor Bramble)
Scarsdale LM def. Hunter College DL (Danny Li)
Scarsdale MM def. Cary AW (Alexis Williams)
Timothy Christian AM def. Hunterdon Central VS (Vidhaath Sripathi)

Quarterfinals:
Fordham Prep DJ (neg) def. Lexington JC (Jerry Chen)
Scarsdale LM (neg) def. Timothy Christian AM (Andrew Meleta)
Livingston High JX (AFF) def. Scarsdale MM (Matt Mandel)
Collegiate AO (neg) def. Scarsdale TC (Tomer Cherki)

Semifinals:
3. Fordham DJ def. 2. Scarsdale LM (Larry Milstein) (Curtis, Drucker, Waks)
5. Livingston JX def. 9. Collegiate AO (Andrew O’Donahue) 3-0 (Cumming, Hassin, Kasinki)

Finals (bid):
3. Fordham DJ def. 5. Livingston JX (Jessica Xu)

Champion:
Fordham DJ (David Joannides)

Speaker Awards:
1. Daiya Massac (Bronx Science DM)
2. Larry Milstein (Scarsdale LM)
3. Jessica Xu (Livingston JX)
4. Jerry Chen (Lexington JC)
5. Andrew Meleta (Timothy Christian AM)
6. David Joannides (Fordham Prep DJ)
7. Alexis Williams (Cary AW)
8. Josh Altman (Byram Hills JA)
9. Andrew O’Donahue (Collegiate AO)
10. Samantha Hom (Stuyvesant SH)