January 27 Topic Announced

We are happy to announce the motion for the CTMSDL’s next tournament coming up on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, from 9:30 — 3:45:

This House would eliminate executive pardons and commutations.

Debaters should prepare to argue both for and against the motion. During three rounds they will be on each side at least once.

We’ll send out an invitation and open Tabroom for registration two weeks prior to the tournament (around January 13th).

As always, please contact me with questions and concerns.

Happy prepping, happy holidays, happy winter break!


December 2 Tournament Results

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, 218 Middle School debaters in 78 teams from 20 schools debated the motion:

This House would institute year-round schooling.

Proposition prevailed in 62% of the 117 debates.

The team of Halle Hunt, Ava Prevey, and Nathaniel Valdivieso from The Hive won the Final Round on Proposition. Results can be found on tabroom.com on the tournament page under the Results tab or can be downloaded here:

Thank you to coach Michael Panoli and the entire Middlebrook (Wilton) community for hosting. Thank you to the many High School debaters, coaches, teachers and parents who judged. Thank you to The Greenwich Branch of the English Speaking Union and Director Robert Whitby for sponsoring the League.

CTMSDL’s next tournament will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury. The motion will be released by Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Please contact me with questions and concerns.


Jen Posner
CT Middle School Debate League