On March 18, the Berkeley High School Invitational culminated in a final round between Los Altos’s Jodie Bhattacharya & Javin Pombra and Campolindo’s Brigitte Jia & Anna Jiang, both teams undefeated in preliminary rounds. Debating the resolution, “Mandatory busing of U.S. public school students ought to be resumed," Bhattacharya & Pombra triumphed on a 3-2 decision. Because of the close competition for speaker points. . .
On March 11, twelve of the best teams in Northern California convened to compete at the 6x4 Red invitational, hosted at Bishop O’Dowd High School. The annual gathering, known to be a debate marathon, ambitiously condenses preliminary and elimination rounds, which are typically conducted over the span of multiple days, into one day. The result—back-to-back rounds with few delays—as well as a casual dress code, make 6x4 a refreshing change to the conventional tournament routine. . .
On Sunday night, March 12th, the 6x4 Blue Edition Invitational concluded with a final round held outside the gates of Bishop O’Dowd High School’s campus. Negating the resolution, Los Altos/Notre Dame’s Spencer Dembner & Lilly Hackworth defeated Campolindo’s Austen Li & Ming Qian on a tight 2-1 decision. . .
With a healthy field of 35 teams, the Logan Will Ultimate Challenge at Grants Pass High School provided teams from across Oregon with one of their last opportunities to get practice and show proven excellence before the OSAA State Championship in April. In the final round, Cleveland’s Oz Coggleton & Logan Stone defeated Ashland’s Alex Brehmer & Sienna Scoggin. After three preliminary rounds, five teams. . .
On a rainy Saturday, twenty open parliamentary debate partnerships faced off in California Lutheran University Invitational tournament. After going completely undefeated in the preliminary rounds, Claremont High School’s Zayn Aga & Sanjar Junisbai debated against Foxcroft . . .
The Robert D. Clark Invitational, hosted at the University of Oregon, gave twenty two teams the opportunity to earn a leg to State Championships. With an ambitious schedule of five prelims and two out-rounds, four partnerships earned coveted legs to the State Championship in April. Both semifinal rounds contained partnerships. . .
Welcoming over 120 teams in varsity and junior varsity alike, the 31st Annual Stanford University Invitational commenced bright and early on the morning of February 11th. Despite its enormity, the tournament remained ahead of schedule for the majority of its duration. After six preliminary and five elimination rounds, the tournament narrowed down to a final match between Los Altos/Notre Dame hybrid Spencer Dembner & Lilly Hackworth and Ashland’s John Ropp & Rob Stallman. . .
The Oregon circuit met again on Saturday at the Mount Hood Community College Saint's Invitational. The tournament broke to semifinals after three preliminary rounds. It required a perfect win record of 3-0 and an opposition win strength of 1.3 in order to earn a seat in the semifinal rounds. This meant that two partnerships went undefeated without breaking to semifinals: Cleveland's Oz Johnson-Congleton & Logan Stone and Lakeridge's Eva Augst & Seba Marin-Quiros. In one semifinal round. . .