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.

Welcome Back!

Dartmouth Parli's 2009-2010 season is underway! Here is our schedule for novice training week:

Wednesday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Rockefeller 2: Intro meeting, APDA Overview
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Rockefeller 2: Introduction to Flowing
Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:15pm, Rockefeller 1: Novice Training Weekend day 1
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:15pm, Rockefeller 1: Novice Training Weekend day 2

Next week, we will settle into our usual routine, with meetings on Monday and practice rounds on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

End of the Term Banquet Parli Awards

Blogging live from the first annual Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate Parlis

Maryam- Handles/Most Likely to be a Pro-Blogger
Shan Shan- Most Dangerous Novice
Lucey- The Tall-ass kid who loves Kalhua
Tim- "Milk"/Hippest & Most Complicated T-shirts
Prat- Katherine's Award/ Most Complicated Shoelaces
Will- Pong Terrorist/Most Impressionable Novice
Carsten- Most Gesticulatory/Most Supportive Roommate
Zehner- Beligerist Novice
Brady- Most Excited to See a Finals Round
Campbell- Most Nicknames/Soupiest/Freshest Coffee
Nathan- Most Willing to Listen to Wans' BS for Hours

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Novice Parade- Reminiscences of the '12s 1st Tournament

Pratyakash "Praty-pus" Srivastava and Campbell "Aw Shucks" Miller

Carsten Hansen and Alex Lucey

Maryam Zafer and Rohan "Brohan" Chaudhary

Natalie Burkhard and Timothy "TimTim" Goh

David Silver and David "Lumby" Lumbert

Jeremy Kauffman and Erich Hartfelder

Ryan Zehner and WIll Hix

Jingna Zhao and Yang Wei Neo

Shan Shan He

Thursday, April 30, 2009


From the 24th to the 26th, two Dartmouth teams, Joe Huston and Andrew Wansley and Tarang Agarwal and E McNeil, competed at the AMerican Parliamentary Debate National Tournament hosted by Mount Holyoke College.
Joe and Andrew emerged as the 7th place team, making it all the way to quarterfinals.
Teams qualifying to the Nationals tournament had to consistently break to out-rounds throughout the year in order to fill the quota of points needed for an invitation to the tournament.
This achievement was the culminating experience for Joe's and Andrew's 5-tournament break record.
Tarang Agarwal and E McNeil also performed well at the tournament.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Won Amherst College!

The Varsity team of Joe Huston and Andrew Wansley WON the Amherst College Tournament this past weekend on April 17-18. This win brought their break streak up to five tournaments straight. Joe Huston was also the 6th Varsity speaker.
The two have been practicing all spring term for the Nationals tournament which will take place the coming weekend.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Dartmouth Parli travelled to Williams on the weekend of April 10-11. Joe Huston and Andrew Wansley broke again and emerged as the 5th Varsity team. Andrew Wansley was the 2nd Varsity Speaker and Joe Huston was the 6th Varsity Speaker. Ryan Zehner was the 4th Novice Speaker, and he with his partner, Will Hix, emerged at the 2nd Novice team.

Monday, April 6, 2009


The Clark University tournament on the weekend of April 4th-5th inaugurated the Spring season for Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate. Joe Huston and Andrew Wansley continued their good streak and emerged as the 3rd Varsity team. Joe Huston was 10th Varsity Speaker and Prat Srivastava was 5th Novice Speaker.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


On the weekend of March 6th and 7th, Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate flew cross-country and competed in the annual Stanford Tournament. Apart from have a wonderful trip, the team brought home many awards. Andrew Wansley, who was currently on an off-term in Northern California, teamed with Joe Huston to emerge as the 7th Varsity team. Andrew was awarded the title of 1st Speaker and Joe, the 3rd Speaker. Campbell Miller and Tim Goh were the fourth Novice team. Other teams that competed were Tarang Agarwal and Connor Beatty, and Prat Srivastava and Maryam Zafer.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Boston University

On February 20th and 21st, Dartmouth drove down to the Boston University tournament. If you remember, the last time Dartmouth was at BU was for the Novice Tournament. Unlike the mildly confused and nervous debaters they were during fall term, the novices were now seasoned and prepared. Tim Goh showed the largest improvement from his fall term showing at BU with his break to Novice Finals. Tim had hybrided with Lucas Li from Brown University and after a brilliant debate against Yale in Semi-Finals, the team took 2nd place in the entire Novice division, dropping to a team from University of Chicago.
The other Dartmouth teams at the tournament were Joe Huston and Connor Beatty, Nathan Gusdorf and Maryam Zafer, and Carsten Hansen and David Silver. Prat Srivastava judged.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


On February 6th and 7th, Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate took five teams to the Brandeis Tournament in Massachussetts. Joe Huston and Tarang Agarwal had a 4-1 record. Other participants at the tournament Tim Goh and Campbell Miller, David Silver and David Lumbert, Jon Chui and Connor Beatty, William Hix and Ryan Zehner.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

North American Debate Championships

On January 23rd and 24th, Joe Huston paired with Tarang Agarwal and Connor Beatty paired with William Hix drove to Amherst College to attend the NorthAms tournament. Both teams did incredibly well. Joe and Tarang emerged with a 4-2 record and were the 17th team at the tournament. Connor and Will left with a 3-3 record.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dartmouth Winter Tournament

After a long hiatus, the Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate Blog resumes and recounts all the tournaments from winter term.

On the weekend of January 16th and 17th, the hosted our own tournament at Dartmouth. Schools came from all over the Northeast making the pool close to 50 teams overall. The experience was great for Dartmouth Novices who judged at a tournament for the first time. The tournament's highlights were the social hosted by the SAE fraternity, Moose trophies, the Mai Tai banquet, and the finals round won by Yale's Grant May and Pam Brown.