A Month In, Looking Ahead to Hart House


Hello CUSID,

We are already over a month into the school year and the CUSID season is still young. The first tournament of the year was the CUSID Central Novice Championships, hosted by the McGill Debating Union over the weekend of September 27th. It was, by all accounts, an exciting and interesting tournament featuring some of the best novices CUSID has to offer, but the championship title ended up going to Western’s Katrina Dods and Sam Shadowitz. Congratulations to them, and thanks to all the other teams who make CUSID great. Find out more information on the Results page on in the tournament thread.

The second tournament of note was not a CUSID tournament, but well attended by CUSID schools: Yale IV. CUSID had a very strong showing from teams in all three regions, and were made especially proud by the two finalist teams from Hart House, Aislin Flynn and Louis Tsilivis, and Sam Greene and Veenu Goswami. Congratulations to them for their superb performance, as well as to 4th speaker Sarah Balakrishnan from McGill. Full team and speaker rankings can be found here on APDAweb.

Finally, next weekend marks the date for the North American BP Debating Championships, also known as Hart House IV. This inaugural championship tournament will feature teams from as far as California, Louisiana, Colorado, British Columbia, and Canada’s East Coast competing against teams from Ontario, Quebec, and New England. The quality of debate will be high, and much fun will be had. Stay tuned for further updates and news in this regard. Make sure to check out the tournament thread on CUSIDnet for a schedule and more information.

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