Sunday, January 3, 2010


On November 13-14, 6 Dartmouth teams traveled to Providence, RI for the Brown tournament. Joe Huston '10 and Andrew Wansley '10 finished in-rounds with a perfect 5-0 record, but after a decisive victory in quarters, dropped in semis to finish as the 3rd place team. Joe was the 6th place varsity speaker, while Andrew finished 7th. Among our novices, Anuj Gupta '13 and Rachel Wang '13 had a breakout tournament; although they narrowly missed the novice break, their 3-2 record was impressive considering that both of their losses came against teams that made the varsity break. The other Dartmouth debaters who participated at Brown were Campbell Miller '12, Tim Goh '12, Richard Asala '13, Aditya Talwani, '13, Sahil Joshi, 13, and Ishita Kala, '13.


On November 6-7, Dartmouth Parli traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the Northeastern tournament. Northeastern is a "Pro-Am" style tournament, which means that each team was comprised of one varsity and one novice debater. This format gave our novices some valuable experience, as they were able to learn from their more seasoned partners. Andrew Wansley '10 and Anuj Gupta '13 had the most success of any Dartmouth pair, breaking and finishing in 12th place. Marcus Gadson '10 and Ishita Kala '13 had a strong tournament as well, just missing the break. Will Hix '12, Claire Kim '13, Jon Choi '11, Chris Kendig '10, Jacob Hickson '13, and Amy Zhang '13 also competed at Northeastern.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


On October 30-31, nine members of the Dartmouth Parli team spent part of their Halloween weekend in Medford, Ma for the Tufts tournament. This was arguably the team's most successful tournament of the year thus far, with two pairs breaking out of a field of nearly 80 teams. Tarang Agarwal '11 and Marcus Gadson '11 finished as the 7th place team, while Joe Huston '10 and Andrew Wansley '10 advanced to semi-finals, finishing 4th overall. Joe finished as the 4th place varsity speaker and Marcus finished 10th. Also competing at the tournament were Connor Beatty '10, Campbell Miller '12, Richard Asala '13, Aditya Talwani '13, and Jacob Hickson '13

Sunday, November 1, 2009


On October 16th-17th, Connor Beatty '10 & Tim Goh '12 and Jon Choi '11 & Chris Kendig '10 went to Vassar college for their annual debate tournament. Both pairs had solid tournaments and individually, Chris was the 7th novice speaker at the tournament.


On October 9th-10th, Dartmouth sent a large contingent down to the Harvard tournament in Cambridge, MA. As in previous years, Harvard was one of the biggest and deepest tournaments of the year, with nearly 150 teams participating in the competition. Andrew Wansley '10 and Connor Beatty '10 went 4-1, earning a spot in octo-finals, where they lost to MIT. Marcus Gadson '10 and Tarang Agarwal '12 were also in the running for the break before dropping in a bubble round. Also in attendance at the tournament were Anuj Gupta '13, Ishita Kala '13, Jacob Hickson '13, Valentina Semenova '13, Claire Kim '13, Sahil Joshi '13, Adaitya Talwai '13, Richard Asala '13, Amy Zhang '13 and Rachael Wang '13. For most of our novices, this was their first collegiate tournament, so it was a great learning experience for them. Here are some pictures of the team!

Connor and Andrew

Marcus and Tarang

Claire and Sahil


Monday, October 26, 2009


On October 2-3, Dartmouth sent 2 teams to NYC to compete in the Columbia tournament. Joe Huston '10 and Andrew Wansley '10 picked up right where they left off last spring, going 4-1 and breaking to quarters. Joe was the 9th varsity speaker at the tournament. Attending their first tournament were Paul Finkelstein'13 and Anuj Gupta '13. They were among one of the stronger novice pairs at the tournament, with Paul earning 7th place novice speaker.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This past weekend, Marcus Gadson '10, Connor Beatty '10 and Tim Goh '12 traveled to Smith College to compete in the Dartmouth Parli Team's first tournament of the year. Tim and his partner, Allegra Pincus of Brown, had an impressive tournament. They went 4-1, missing the break on a tie-breaker, and finished in 9th place overall. Marcus and Connor were in contention for the break as well, winning 3 of their first 4 rounds before dropping round 5 to a Brandeis pair that went on to finish in 2nd place at the tournament.

The team will spend this upcoming weekend training the incoming novice class, before traveling to Columbia in two weeks.