The 2013 La Costa Canyon Winter Classic featured 55 entries in a combined parli division. After a short 3 preliminary rounds, 8 teams broke to Quarterfinals, with Oxford Park & Gao emerging triumphant after a finals victory over Claremont Mathias & Musa.
Breaking to Quarterfinals:
Carlsbad OH (O’Neill & Hashmi)
Carlsbad RC (Rohring & Coelho)
Carlsbad SD (Sharma & DeSantis)
Claremont MM (Mathias & Musa)
Claremont MS (Maine & Schnabel)
Oxford PG (Park & Gao)
Peninsula CF (Chang & Foltz)
Torrey Pines HL (Hund & Li)
Carlsbad OH walkover Carlsbad RC
Claremont MM def. Carlsbad SD (Drop)
Neg. Oxford PG def. Aff. Torrey Pines HL (3-0)
Neg. Peninsula CF def. Aff. Claremont MS (3-0)
Neg. Claremont MM def. Aff. Carlsbad OH (2-1)
Aff. Oxford PG def. Neg. Peninsula CF (2-1)
Neg. Oxford PG def. Aff. Claremont MM (3-0)
Oxford Loren Park & Alex Gao
Round 1: Poverty is not a natural condition; it is manmade.
Round 2: The USFG should abolish the electoral college.
Round 3: TH values the silence over the noise.
Quarters: NAFTA has failed.
Semis: The USFG should increase its military presence in the Pacific.
Finals: TH values form over function.
We are incredibly excited to announce the debut of the POI Winter Workshop.
The workshop will take place January 11-12 at Santa Clara University (10AM – 6PM).
This two-day crash course will focus on preparing you the big upcoming tournaments – MLK, Stanford, and the state qualifiers. Come on down to get a first-rate debate education from some of the best minds in Parli:
Artem Raskin, the illustrious founder of POI.
Sarah Botsch-McGuinn, the esteemed coach of Notre Dame.
Armand Domalewski – if you don’t know who he is by now, you really need to go to this camp.
Julie Herman, the brilliant coach of MVLA and Prospect.
Whether you’re just starting your career or looking for that extra competitive edge, the Winter Workshop is the place for you. All middle school and high school students are welcome!
We’ll cover economics, international relations, domestic policy, and everything else you’ll need to dominate the upcoming tournaments. Some of the best coaches in Parli will teach you to become some of the best debaters in Parli.
Let’s do this, Parli.
This year’s Dempsey Cronin Invitational was the largest on record, with 70 teams competing in open parli and 71 in novice parli.
By 1AM on Monday, the open field was narrowed down to two teams – Leland’s Grant Yun and Joseph Chen and Lynbrook’s Sohil Sathe and Anirudh Velamuri. On a 2-1 decision, Leland took the final round and the tournament. Leland is coached by Gay Brasher; Lynbrook is coached by Todd Newkirk.
In the novice division, Evergreen Valley SZ (Shukla & Zielinski) defended Evergreen’s SCU novice parli title against Bentley BH (Burshteyn & Holt). Evergreen Valley is coached by Artem Raskin; Bentley is coached by Bruce Jordan.
Results and ballots will be posted on Tabroom. A list of all resolutions will be posted on POI.
Lynbrook SV over Cupertino KL
Leland YC vs Foxrod jK
Odowd WZ vs Leland YC
Cupertino KL vs Evergreen AC
Evergreen SH vs Foxrod JK
Lynbrook SV vs Leland TK
Odowd BY vs EV AC
Mitty PS vs Odowd WZ
Logan CT vs Leland YC
Prospect GS vs Leland TK
Lynbrook SV vs Carlsbad OH
Saratoga KC vs Cupertino KL
Saratoga TY vs Foxrod JK
St. Mary’s CR EV SH
Evergreen SZ vs Bentley BH
Evergreen SZ def Valley MN
Bentley BH Leland TL
Cupertino KI vs Lynbrook WC
Everegreen SZ vs Jesuit GT
Valley MN vs Notre Dame MH
EV SZ vs Odowd MN
EV HR vs Bentley BH
Irvington LY vs Leland TL
Jesuit AS vs Lynbrook WC
Jesuit GT vs Saratoga RG
Notre Dame MH vs Irvington DC
EV LL vs Valley MN
Cupertino KJ vs Valley ZK
There were 4 rounds, hidden semi-finals and a final round.
There were 20 teams competing in a collapsed division of Parliamentary debate.
The final round was a 2-1 decision in in favor of Lake Oswego Robert Xu and Andrew Samuelson over Lincoln High School Alex Serrurier and Will Leo.
The topic was: It is morally permissible for government to spy on its citizens
The semifinalists were:
Lake Oswego Joel Kwartler and Shannon Fender
Lincoln High School Mina Schaaf and Amanda Perkins