On February 18, the Vikings Invitational concluded at Irvington High School. The tournament featured five rounds that determined winning places. The champion team, Irvington’s Reetam Ganguli & Isha Sanghvi, finished with an undefeated record. Irvington’s Raisah Khan & Ashka Patel came second with the same record, and Berkeley’s Kai Burgmann & Cole McCann-Phillips subsequently followed with a 4-1 record. Within the novice division, Irvington closed out the top three places with Tanya Jain & Geetika Yelugoti. . .
On February 18th, a pool of 44 teams at the Cal Lutheran Invitational narrowed down to a final round between Bentley/Campolindo’s hybrid team of Devin Pracar & Krish Visht and iLEAD’s Matthew Alberti & Daniel Timor. Affirming the resolution, “The USFG should overhaul its healthcare system,” Pracar & Visht won the final round on a 3-0 decision. The Cal Lutheran Invitational is known for having topics that are policy-heavy. . .
On Saturday, February 24th, Campolindo's Kevin Deng & Krish Visht closed out with teammates Shannon Bonet & Sharon Yuan at the inaugural Nueva Parliamentary Invitational. Deng & Visht claimed 1st place and Bonet & Yuan took 2nd place as determined by speaker points from preliminary round seedings. . .
Affirming the resolution “The USFG should substantially reform its immigration system,” Prospect’s Novia Dattatri & Vikram Dattatri championed over Hood River Valley’s Mason Leavitt & Erick Lizama on a 3-0 decision at the the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Invitational. Both teams went undefeated throughout the four preliminary rounds, with Dattatri & Dattatri only dropping one ballot the entire tournament in their semifinals round. . .
The weekend of February 17th, Grants Pass High School hosted the Logan Will invitational. With a total of 48 entries in parliamentary debate, Logan Will was one of the largest tournaments of the year for the Oregon circuit. The tournament had 3 prelim rounds and a hidden semifinals, and culminated in a final round between Cleveland’s Quinn Samouilidis & Henry Hawking and St. Mary's Sean Hicks & Kristian Walker. Samoulidis & Hawking won on a 3-0 decision, affirming the resolution that "The media’s right. . .
On February 12th, the 32nd annual Stanford Invitational culminated in a final round between Los Altos's Jodie Bhattacharya & Javin Pombra and Ashland's Sarah Aaronson & Annika Larson. Affirming the resolution, “The USFG should nationalize the Ivy League and other elite academic institutions,” Bhattacharya & Pombra triumphed over Aaronson & Larson on a split 2-1 decision . . .
The second annual Stephen Stewart Invitational at Milpitas High School came to a close on Sunday, January 28th. Following up from their appearance in octofinals at the tournament in 2017, Campolindo’s Kevin Deng & Krish Visht won this year over Los Altos’s Shirley Cheng & William Zeng on a 2-1 decision. Campolindo negated the final resolution, that “The USFG should substantially increase its military presence in and around the Sea of Japan". . .
84 debaters from twelve schools converged on the campus of Columbia University in the city of New York for a two day tournament this past weekend. Of the twelve schools, ten were either private schools or magnet schools but at the tournaments conclusion it was the two public schools in the field who came out on top. Wilton’s pair of Davis Langhoff. . .