Each year, debaters attend Regionals, a qualifying tournament for BC Provincials. Divided into 4 smaller zones, students compete at one of four tournaments depending on their catchment: Lower Mainland North (LMN), Lower Mainland East (LME), Lower Mainland South (LMS), and Lower Mainland West (LMW). Each region is similarly divided by level: students compete as Novices, Juniors, or Seniors depending on their grade.
This year, many Vancouver Debate Academy students participated and performed exceptionally well, with several teams qualifying for Provincials.
Lower Mainland North:
Judy Jiang — 8th Place Speaker
Lower Mainland East:
Nick Liu — 3rd Place Junior Speaker & 6th Place Junior Team
Owen Hawes — 4th Place Junior Speaker & 2nd Place Junior Team
George Zhang — 11th Place Junior Speaker & 10th Place Junior Team
Dylan Su — 12th Place Junior Speaker & 5th Place Junior Team
Ricky Wen — 14th Place Junior Team & 8th Place Junior Team
Lower Mainland South:
Sunnie Li — 7th Place Junior Speaker & 3rd Place Junior Team
Emily Chen — 10th Place Junior Speaker & 3rd Place Junior Team
Monica Xu — 13th Place Junior Speaker & 4th Place Junior Team
Rina Song — 16th Place Junior Speaker & 4th Place Junior Team
Tina Yong — 6th Place Senior Speaker
Charles Liu — 9th Place Senior Speaker & 2nd Place Senior Team
Lower Mainland West:
Emily Ni — 1st Place Junior Speaker & 4th Place Junior Team
Vivian Xu — 8th Place Novice Speaker & 3rd Place Novice Team
Elizabeth Zhou — 10th Place Senior Speaker
Joshua Kwok — 12th Place Senior Speaker
Alan Shen — 13th Place Senior Speaker
Congratulations to Sunnie Li, Emily Chen, Monica Xu, Rina Song, Charles Liu, Nick Liu, Owen Hawes, Dylan Su, and Ricky Wen for breaking to Provincials 2019!
All debaters gained valuable experience and we are proud of their achievements. Great work!