Irvington's William Yoo speaks in finals as partner Rishabh Meswani and tournament champions Benjamin Curl & Jasper Feinburg flow. Image courtesy of Shannon Bonet.

Irvington's William Yoo speaks in finals as partner Rishabh Meswani and tournament champions Benjamin Curl & Jasper Feinburg flow. Image courtesy of Shannon Bonet.

BY SPENCER DEMBNER

On February 20, Windsor High School hosted its annual one-day parliamentary debate tournament. In the final round, Berkeley’s Benjamin Curl & Jasper Feinberg took the championship on a 4-1 decision over Irvington’s Rishabh Meswani and William Yoo, taking home 12 points for the championship, based on the points for a 5-0 record. 

For the second year in a row, Windsor overlapped with the 6x4 (now 8x4) invitational, which drew away some of the teams that might have otherwise come to the tournament. Nonetheless, Windsor commanded an initial field of 56 varsity teams for its 4 preliminary rounds.

After preliminary rounds, 4 teams remained undefeated, including 3rd seed Lowell Frances Sutton & Andrew Wilcox and 4th seed Bentley Gabriela Burshteyn and Katie Stamm-Kirk, who both earned 9 points. Berkeley and Irvington advanced to the final round based on speaker points.

Since the tournament packet has not yet been released, not all teams achieving 3-1 records are named below, nor debaters receiving speaker awards. This article, and rankings, will be updated as results are received. 


4-0

Berkeley Benjamin Curl & Jasper Feinberg

Irvington Rishabh Meswani & William Yoo

Lowell Frances Sutton & Andrew Wilcox

Bentley Gabriela Burshteyn & Katie Stamm-Kirk

3-1 

Berkeley Talia Wolf-Jacobs & Uma Nagarajan

Lowell James Sutton & Emily Moon

Lowell Miriam Lustig & Daniel Shin

Lowell Emily Hall & Thomas White

Lowell Matthew Chin & Raul Rosenfeld 

Windsor Dante Dondero & Shane Rosenthal

Windsor Anna Skarr & JP Escarcega

Windsor Claire Ernst & Christophe Davis

San Marin Bilal Mubarack & Nathan Troup


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