2019 UBC Summer Elementary School Tournament

On May 11th, 2019, Vancouver Debate Academy’s youngest students competed in the annual UBC Elementary School Tournament. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, debaters and coaches alike worked tirelessly to prepare. Nerves were high as the young competitors ventured out to what is for some, their first debate tournament. Their efforts were well rewarded when our students won a plethora of awards across team, speaker, and division. A huge congratulations to Sam Yan and Frank Yan, finalists of the tournament as well as all of our wonderful speakers for their achievements.

  • Champion Team: Sam Yan & Frank Yan
  • 5th Place Team: Adam Han & Aaliyah Cabiles
  • 8th Place Team: Jessica Xiao & Bonnie Li
  • 12th Place Team: Livia Xia & Harryson Moon
  • 1st Place Speaker: Sam Yan
  • 3rd Place Speaker: Adam Han
  • 4th Place Speaker: Frank Yan
  • 7th Place Speaker: Max Chen
  • 8th Place Speaker: Jessica Xiao
  • 13th Place Speaker: Livia Xia
  • 1st Place Novice Speaker: Katherine Luo
  • 5th Place Novice Speaker: Bonnie Li
  • 10th Place Novice Speaker: Harryson Moon

All our young debaters performed exceptionally and we are proud of them all. They’ve gained valuable experience and we can’t wait to see what’s to come! As they grow, we may have the new generation of VDA’s best and brightest in front of us!

VDA Honor

OpenChampion Sam Yan & Frank Yan
OpenOctofinalists Livia Xia & Harryson Moon
OpenQuarterfinalists Adam Han & Aaliyah Cabiles
OpenQuarterfinalists Jessica Xiao & Bonnie Li

Personal Honor

Novice1st Place Speaker Katherine Luo
Novice10th Place Speaker Harryson Moon
Novice5th Place Speaker Bonnie Li
Open1st Place Speaker Sam Yan
Open3rd Place Speaker Adam Han
Open13th Place Speaker Livia Xia
Open4th Place Speaker Frank Yan
Open7th Place Speaker Max Chen
Open8th Place Speaker Jessica Xiao