January 27 Tournament Results

At Glastonbury’s Smith Middle School, 162 debaters in 59 teams debated the motion:

This House would eliminate Executive pardons and commutations.

The final round was won by the team of Halle Hunt, Ava Prevey, and Nathaniel Valdivieso from The Hive on Proposition.  Ailish MacDonnell from South Orangetown was the first place speaker.  Proposition won 48% of the debates.

Three results files are available for download:

These files can also be found under the tournament entry on tabroom.com .

Thank you to coach John Rook and the Smith Middle School (Glastonbury) community for hosting. Many thanks to our coaches and judges who make these competitions possible, including 14 High School debaters. Thank you to the Greenwich Branch of the English Speaking Union and Director Robert Whitby for sponsoring the League.

The CTMSDL’s next tournament will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Eastern Middle School in Greenwich. We will release the motion by the end of February to give all debaters time to prepare.

We also note that CivicsFirst is sponsoring a middle school debate tournament on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Deep River, CTMore information can be found on their website:


Comments, question or missing ballots, please email us.

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