We are excited to share the outstanding achievements of our debaters at the recent Yale Invitational, where the Vancouver Debate Academy (VDA) showcased its prowess on the global stage.
Lincoln Douglas Performance:
Our very own Owen Chen made a significant General Definition: The final result of a cause and effect relationship that explains why the argument has meaning or value. A good impact answers the question, "Why does this argument matter?" See also "Impact Weighing". • Public Forum: see general definition. • World Schools Debate: see general definition. • British Parliamentary:see general definition. • Canadian National Debate Format:see general definition. More in his Varsity LD debut. He impressively progressed to the elimination rounds, placing in the top 64 out of 170 participating teams. A commendable start for Owen!
Varsity Public Forum Results:
Four of our formidable teams made their mark by advancing into the elimination rounds. Special commendations to Sophia Zhang & Aarav Motivala and Wayne Liang & Nikki Zheng, who secured spots among the top 64 and top 32 teams respectively, out of nearly 300 teams!
Many of our teams were on the brink of success, with over half being just ONE WIN short of progressing further. The next victory podium is within our sight, and we’re confident we’ll ascend it in our future encounters.
International Varsity Highlights:
In the quarterfinals, Sally Jin and Ken Wu made us proud with their remarkable performance.
A heartfelt round of applause for our exceptional debaters, dedicated coaches, diligent consultants, and the unwavering support from our administrative staff. Together, you form the heartbeat of VDA, propelling us towards greater heights.
|PF HS Open||International Finalist||Annie Zhao & Aaliyah Cabiles|
|PF HS Open||International Quarterfinalist||Sally Jin|
|PF HS Open||International Quarterfinalist||Ken Wu|
|PF HS Open||Double Octofinalist||Wayne Liang|
|PF HS Open||Double Octofinalists||Nikki Zheng|
|PF HS Open||Triple Octofinalist||Aarav Motivala & Sophia Zhang|
|Lincoln Douglas Varsity||Triple Octofinalist||Owen Chen|