Voices Foundation Round Robin 2007

 

The third annual Voices Foundation round robin in Lincoln-Douglas debate was held during 13-15 April 2007 at Fremont and Mountain View High Schools.  There were 28 debaters participating in four pods--six in a tournament of champions (TOC) pod (each debater had at least one TOC bid), six in a challenger pod, and eight in each of two "dark horse" pods..  Fourteen schools were represented, many in the San Francisco peninsula area, but also schools in Nashville, Chicago, Georgia, Texas, Danville CA, and Minnesota.  Judges included Adam Nelson (Rocky River, Ohio), Ari Parker (Chicago), Jeremy Schifberg (Chicago), Sam Kliner, Jim Schultz, Nila Bala (Stanford University), Prashant Rai (UCLA), Henry Song (UC Davis), Andrew Garvin (UC Berkley), Tim Case (coach, Presentation HS), Kathrin Brianard (Stanford University), Ryan Lawrence (UC Berkeley), Tomas Brugato (UC Berkeley), Elizabeth Scoggin  (Chicago), Alex Smith (UC Berkeley), and Ankur Mandhania (UC Berkley).

The round robin featured a public lecture and discussion on "Physicians and Pharma" by Dr. Gilbert Chu of Stanford University School of Medicine, in which the influence of aggressive marketing of prescription drugs on physicians and health care was evaluated in the context of the debate topic, “Resolved:  Actions of corporations ought to be held to the same moral standards as actions of individuals”. 

--TOC Pod results
SEMIS
Los Altos DM def. Presentation NA (Nadia Arid)
3-0 (Liz Scoggin, Andrew Garvin, Alex Smith)
Menlo-Atherton BR def. Mountain View DL (Daniel Lubarov)
3-0 (Jim Schultz, Adam Nelson, Sam Kleiner)

FINALS
Los Altos DM def. Menlo-Atherton BR (Byron Ruby)
6-1 (Alex Smith, Liz Scoggin, Sam Kleiner, Adam Nelson, Ankur Mandhania, Tim Case, *Greg Miaskiewicz)

CHAMPION
Los Altos DM (Daniel Moerner)

TOP SPEAKERS
1. Daniel Moerner (Los Altos High School, CA)
2. Byron Ruby (Menlo-Atherton High School, CA)

 

--Challenger Pod results
SEMIS
Strake Jesuit TL def. Palo Alto EM (Eric Meltzer)
4-1 (Lawrence, Scoggin, Nelson, *Shulka, Morris)
Mountain View DG def. Mountain View NP (Natalee Pei)
4-1 (Lawrence, Scoggin, Nelson, *Shulka, Morris)

FINALS
Mountain View DG def. Strake Jesuit TL (Todd Liipfert)
15-6 (Students)

CHAMPION
Mountain View DG (Daniel Garber)

TOP SPEAKERS
1. Nadia Arid (Presentation High School, CA)
2. Daniel Lubarov (Mountain View High School, CA)

--SORT IT OUT POD TOP SPEAKERS
1. Todd Liipfert (Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, TX)
2. Daniel Khalessi (Mountain View High School, CA)

--CLOSING ARGUMENT POD TOP SPEAKERS
1. Eric Meltzer (Independent, CA)
2. Aparna Ramanan (Leland High School, CA)