DebateAble Tournaments offer exciting and unique opportunities for elementary students to participate in online debates against peers from across the country. Debaters are teamed with members of their club to debate a prepared topic. Each team argues two rounds, the Affirmative in one and the Negative in the other. Judges provide feedback to every debater and tabulate scores using Debateable metrics. All of the debaters are honored for the skills and courage they demonstrate by presenting their arguments. Top scoring debaters and teams, and round winners, are posted after each event.
We hope you had fun at the tournament! We had so much fun watching you debate, support eachother and refute!
Before we list results, we want to take a moment to acknowledge our amazing judges. They are all bright and compassionate volunteers with a shared passion for empowering your children. They prepare and show up on a Saturday morning to support young debaters by listening, providing feedback and scoring. Some judges have been engaged with DebateAble for years, others are newer to our organization, and we could not do this without them all. Thank you, judges.
As is often the case. many of the scores were remarkably close, only a point or two away from each other. Out of all of the amazing debaters who participated today, the seven top scoring individual speakers and teams are listed below. Huge Cogratulations to our Top Scorers!!!!
Scroll down to the next section to see the teams that won each round. Great job debaters!
Finally, we congratuate every debater for all of your hard work and for raising your voice, listening to your opponents, supporting your teammates and bravely thinking on your feet. Coach Andres, Michele, Linda, Sarah and I are incredibly proud of each and every on of you. We hope to see you again! Keep debating!!! -Coach Elizabeth
Top Scoring Individual Speakers
1. TIED: Rishav Bhattacharjee and Ethan Chen
2. Aeshaan Ferdous
3. Nishtha Anant
4. TIED: Jolie Brazile and Elliot Chung
5. Wren Kennedy Keating
Top Scoring Teams
1. Rohan Devarkal, Ethan Chen
2. Leela Griesemer, Rishav Bhattacharjee
3. Max von Mitschke-Collande, Nishtha Anant, Aeshaan Ferdous
4. Ariel Yu, Akshaya Mandadi, Sahan Doraiswamy
5. Eli Contente, Jolie Brazile
6. Aditya Ramabhadran, Syon Doraiswarmy, Elliot Chung
7. Lucas Kwok, Eleanor Klein
Debate Round Winners: Arrows point to the winning team each round.
|1||Lucas Kwok||←||Dane Milton||8||Dario Hamidi||→||Naisha Abbi|
|Eleanor Klein||Alice Chen||Derek Lee||Wren Kennedy Keating|
|2||Eli Contente||→||Aneeka Balebail||9||Aditya Ramabhadran||←||Max von Mitschke-Collande|
|Jolie Brazile||Lukas von Mitschke-Collande||Syon Doraiswarmy||Nishtha Anant|
|Thomas Braizinha||Miles Lipson||Elliot Chung||Aeshaan Ferdous|
|3||Naisha Abbi||→||Ariel Yu||10||Dane Milton||→||Eli Contente|
|Wren Kennedy Keating||Akshaya Mandadi||Alice Chen||Jolie Brazile|
|Sahan Doraiswamy||Thomas Braizinha|
|4||David Braizinha||→||Aditya Ramabhadran||11||Ariel Yu||→||Rohan Devarkal|
|Oishika Sarkar||Syon Doraiswarmy||Akshaya Mandadi||Ethan Chen|
|Edison Chung||Elliot Chung||Sahan Doraiswamy|
|5||Leela Griesemer||←||Dario Hamidi||12||Caleb Kellum||→||Lucas Kwok|
|Rishav Bhattacharjee||Derek Lee||Arav Gupta||Eleanor Klein|
|7||Rohan Devarkal||←||Caleb Kellum||13||Amelia Magin||←||David Braizinha|
|Ethan Chen||Arav Gupta||Fred Oh||Oishika Sarkar|
|Cindy Chung||Eric Lou||Edison Chung|
|7||Max von Mitschke-Collande||←||Amelia Magin||14||Aneeka Balebail||→||Leela Griesemer|
|Nishtha Anant||Fred Oh||Lukas von Mitschke-Collande||Rishav Bhattacharjee|
|Aeshaan Ferdous||Eric Lou||Miles Lipson|
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