Several members of the URDU took a break from midterm season and hit the road to head to Danbury, Connecticut this past weekend for the Northeastern Universities Regionals Debating Championships at Western Connecticut State University. Everyone had lots of fun and the team brought home awards, including winning the entire novice division. We also managed to luck out with the weather and were able to bask in sunshine and warm temperatures for the entirety of the weekend.
Outside of the tournament itself, funny moments ranged from Miriam being startled by the overly aggressive, hissing geese to Junior attempting to study calculus by bus light on the trip home.
At the tournament itself, the URDU had several teams do well throughout the tournament. On Sunday, we found out that two partnerships broke in the novice Worlds division, one of which won the entire novice division.
URDU’s partnership of Junior and Sarah broke to novice semifinals in the Worlds division.
URDU’s partnership of Chris and Miriam broke to novice semifinals as the 8th seed and went on to win the entire novice division of the tournament.
In short, NEUDC 2014 was a great way to close out the 2013-2014 regional debate circuit as the URDU prepares to head to other tournaments such as USU, CEDA, and the Vienna Open.