BY NANCY JUNG
As always, the SoCal parli season is a busy one. The 2015 Spartan Classic hosted by Schurr High School was a two day tournament on the same weekend as the Bargain Belt Invitational. iLEAD North Hollywood’s Kate Farwell and Chad Gasman claimed another champion title when they defeated Alhambra’s Andy Chan and Taylor Thomas on the resolution, “This house believes meat consumption is unsustainable.”
As the tournament was on the same weekend as another parli tournament, the pool was a small one. With a pool of 26 competitors breaking straight to quarterfinals after only three preliminary rounds, the tournament broke the top 30% of its field.
San Marino’s Brian Xu took home the first place speaker award, while iLEAD North Hollywood’s Kate Farwell won the the second place, and Crescenta Valley’s Jacob Mathews was awarded the third place award.
iLEAD North Hollywood Kate Farwell & Chad Gasman def. Northwood William Choi & Rishabh Krishan
Crescenta Valley Jocelyn Gould & Samantha Gould def. San Marino Brian Xu & Joey Kiang
Alhambra Andy Chan & Taylor Thomas def. La Canada Daniel Oh & Deborah Oh
La Canada Alex Zhao & Selena Zhang def. Crescenta Valley Ray Alonso & Jacob Matthews
iLEAD North Hollywood Farwell & Gasman def. Crescenta Valley Gould & Gould
Alhambra Chan & Thomas def. La Canada Zhao & Zhang
iLEAD North Hollywood FG def. Alhambra CT