Nadia & Marco (Gov) def. Robert & Joel (Opp) on a 5 – 0 ballot. Marco and Nadia successfully upheld the resolution that “This house believes the Arab Spring is a threat to the United State’s national security.” 35 teams were initially in competition for the glorious distinction of SNFI champion.
Round and RFD were recorded and will be posted soon.
CHSSA rules were used except there were no restriction on prep materials (no consulting non-partners) and POOs were allowed in the rebuttals.
The Most Awesome Judging Panel Ever Assembled For A High School Parli Debate:
Kate Falkenstien (BP, APDA #2 National Ranking; 5th Team of the Year (2012); Captain, Yale Debate Team (2011-2012))
James Kilcup (Finalist: U.S. BP National Championship, Canadian BP Championships, Cambridge IV, Yale IV)
Nick Robinson (Head Coach, Whitman College Parliamentary Debate Team, 2009 – 2011: Two NPDA Sweepstakes, Six Teams to NPTE; Willamette College NPDA Debater (#4 National Ranking), 17 Major Speaking Awards )
Becky Vastola (#8 POI Ranking, 2010-2011; Pepperdine Invitational Champion, SCU Semifinalist, Stanford Quarterfinalist; Top Speaker: UOP, Pepperdine, Stanford, Santa Clara Spring, Second Speaker: MLK)
Benjamin Morris: (#5 POI Ranking, 2010-2011; MLK Champion, California Cup Semifinalist, SCU Quarterfinalist, #1 seed (132 teams) at Stanford 2011)
Semifinals: Resolved: This house would eliminate non-humanitarian aid to non-democratic nations.
Xu & Kwartler (Neg) def. Nicholson & Dolby (AFF)
Zepeda & Perl (AFF) def. Jain & Giao (NEG)
Quarterfinals: Resolved:The USFG should split commercial and investment banking (CHSSA rules, unrestricted prep, POOs allowed).
Joel & Robert (AFF) def. Enders & Desler (NEG)
Nicholson & Dolby (NEG) def. Walsh & Accinelli (AFF)
Jain & Giao (NEG) def. Vegis & Zaballos (AFF)
Zepeda & Perl (AFF) def. Alex & Alvin (NEG)
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