Jon Thorpe

Evergreen Valley Wins the Parli TOC; Takes Possession of the Cup

Jon Thorpe

The Sonoma Academy Black Box Theater served as the location for a scintillating final round between Evergreen Valley Basil Abushama & Nadia Cochinwala and Los Altos Spencer Dembner & Steven Herman that capped a tremendous 2015 Parliamentary Debate Tournament of Champions. Evergreen AC, on a razor thin 3-2 split, successfully negated the resolution "The United States federal government should ban hydraulic fracking."

This year's TOC saw teams from Northern and Southern California, Oregon, and New England in competition. The 30-team field broke to quarters with Brooks Academy Shah & Solanki, Claremont Lopez & Greene, Del Mar Hund & Tao, Dougherty Valley Bhargava & Ziaee, Sonoma Academy Noel & Maciorowski, and Windsor Miller & St. Amant advancing out of the pack to create a superb set of elimination rounds. 

The beautiful Sonoma Academy campus served as a extraordinary backdrop for this year's TOC. POI would like to thank Brandon Spars, Cassidy Brown, the Sonoma Academy Debate Team, and the rest of the Sonoma Academy community for being such tremendous hosts. The environment was warm and welcoming for coaches, judges, and debaters alike. Kudos.

Click here for full tournament results.