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Hockaday to host second annual Women’s Round Robin

The Hockaday Debate Team is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting the Hockaday Round Robin.  Last year, Hockaday reinstated this tradition, and given the overwhelming positive response we received, we are thrilled to return for the second year. The event will be held at the The …

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Michael Harris Wins Berkeley

Berkeley, CA–Congratulations to Loyola High School’s Michael Harris on defeating Flower Mound’s Matt Gmitro on a 3-0 decision (Niemi, Delateur, Chiou) to win the 2013 Berkeley Invitational without dropping a single ballot. Michael is coached by Michael Overing, John Scoggin, Bob Overing, Tom Placido, and Tim McHugh. Matt is coached …

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Danny DeBois Wins Harvard

Congratulations on Harrison’s Danny DeBois on defeating PV Peninsula’s Henry Zhang to capture the 2013 Harvard Invitational! Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig. Henry is coached by Samantha Weiss and Chris Theis. Triples: Lexington AH def. Stuyvesant SH (Samantha Hom) Harrison PJ def. Lexington PZ (Paul Zhou) Lexington JC def. …

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California Round Robin Co-Champs: Brennan Carruthers & Sam Mathews

Walnut Creek, CA- Congratulations to Kent Denver’s Sam Mathews and La Costa Canyon’s Brennan Carruthers (aka Round Rock BL) on Co-Champions of the California Round Robin. There will be a demonstration debate tonight at College Preparatory School in front of a panel of experts on the topic. Sam Mathews is …

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William Meyer Wins the Liberty Bell Classic

Philadelphia, PA–Congratulations to NFA’s Victor Bramble and Princeton’s William Meyer for advancing to the final round of this year’s Liberty Bell Classic. On a 4-1 decision, William prevailed to win the tournament! Congratulations to both debaters. William is coached by Jack Bathke and Renee Szporn. Victor is coached by Sheryl …

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Rebecca Kuang Takes Harvard RR

Cambridge, MA–Congratulations to Greenhill’s Rebecca Kuang for defeating Richard Shmikler of St. Louis Park in the final round of the Harvard Round Robin on a 2-1 decision (Norris, Chernick, **Davis). Rebecca is by coached Aaron Timmons, Bekah Boyer, Jake Nebel, Noah Star and Lyall Stuart. Richard is coached by Charles McClung, …

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Henry Zhang Wins Stanford

Palo Alto, CA–Congratulations to Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Henry Zhang for defeating Loyola’s Michael Harris to win the 2013 Stanford University Tournament on a 2-1 decision (Yanofsky, Wang, *Jablon). Henry is coached by Sam Weiss and Chris Theis; Michael is coached by Michael Overing, John Scoggin, Bob Overing, Tom Placido, and …

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Limited spots remaining for Penn’s Liberty Bell Classic

Registration for Penn for Youth Debate’s 38th annual Liberty Bell Classic closes tomorrow. The tournament is next weekend, February 16-17, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Quarterfinalists in Public Forum and the top six finishers in Congressional Debate will receive a bid to the 2013 Tournament of Champions. …

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Harvard RR Pods Announced

The Harvard Round Robin pods have been released. POD 1 Travis Chen Adam Hoffman Rebecca Kuang Elana Leone Michael O’Krent Zeke Rosenberg Henry Zhang POD 2 Danny Debois Eli Hymson Annie Kors Jessica Levy Richard Shmikler Daniel Tartakovsky Yang Yi

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Jordan Durrani Wins Colleyville

Colleyville, TX–Congratulations to Cypress Woods’s Jordan Durrani for defeating Churchill’s Allie Woodhouse to win the 2013 Colleyville Heritage Tournament. Jordan is coached by Heath Martin, Jared Woods, and Sean Tiffee. Allie is coached by Kandi King, Halli Tripe, and Chris Theis. Octos Southlake Carroll DP def. Greenhill BW (Brian Wiora) …

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Samir Reddy Wins Golden Desert

Las Vegas, NV-Congratulations to Brophy’s Samir Reddy for defeating Harvard-Westlake’s Julie Engel to win the 2013 Golden Desert Invitational. Samir is coached by Kevin Colton and David Barclay. Julie is coached by Mike Bietz and Nate Zerbib-Berda.

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Shai Szulanski Takes Newark Round Robin

Newark, NJ–Congratulations to Bronx Science’s Shai Szulanski and Fern Creek’s Adnan Toric for reaching finals of the Newark Round Robin, which Shai won on a unanimous, non-binding decision. Shai is coached by Jon Cruz, Matt Dunay, Ryan Davis, Abhi Elisetty, John Lewis, Zack Struver, and Alex Zhang. Adnan is coached …

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Josh Altman Wins Newark

Josh Altman of Byram Hills emerged victorious in the final round of the 2013 Newark Invitational, where he defeated Zeke Rosenberg of Bronx Science. Josh is coached by Ari Parker and Jacob Pritt; Zeke is coached by Jon Cruz, Matt Dunay, Ryan Davis, Abhi Elisetty, John Lewis, Zack Struver, and …

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Debaters Against Sexism: Taking a Stand

To the debate community: We begin by deciding to write a pledge. We need a beginning, a stepping stone. This pledge is meant to provide a concrete platform for the community to demonstrate our readiness to confront the issue of gender discrimination in debate, and to fight back. We will …

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