Worlds Breaks

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2014 Worlds (Chennai)

Harvard A (Josh Zoffer & Ben Sprung-Keyser) broke as the 4th seed and were the World Champions, defeating Sydney B, Glasgow A, and Cambridge B in the finals.

Yale A (Sam Ward-Packard & Michael Barton) broke as the 24th seed and reached semi-finals.

Yale B (Sesenu Woldemariam & Zach Bakal) broke as the 30th seed and reached quarter-finals.

Stanford A (Ilya Gaidarov & Andrew Suciu) broke as the 31st seed and reached quarter-finals.

Bates A (Taylor Blackburn & Jac Stewart) broke as the 21st seed and reached partial double octo-finals.

Bates B (Matt Summers & Stephanie Wesson) broke as the 39th seed and reached partial double octo-finals.

Michael Baer (Stanford) was a Co-CA of the tournament. Ben Kornfeld (Yale) broke as a judge and judged through finals. Andrew Connery (Yale), Colin Etnire (Bates), Diana Li (Yale), Kate Falkenstien (Yale), Nate Blevins (Yale), Rich Boltizar (Stanford), and Steph Bell (UChicago/Oxford) broke as judges.

2013 Worlds (Berlin)

Yale B (Andrew Connery & Michael Barton) broke as the 17th seed and reached octo-finals.

Harvard A (Josh Zoffer & Coulter King) broke as the 18th seed and reached octo-finals.

Harvard B (Julia Clark & Will Ryan) broke as the 27th seed and reached octo-finals.

Yale A (Max Dovala & Ben Kornfeld) broke as the 28th seed and reached octo-finals.

Princeton A (Matt Arons and Daniel Lewis) broke as the 41st seed and reached octo-finals.

Harvard C (Ben Sprung-Keyser & Martin Kiik) broke as the 21st seed and reached partial double octo-finals.

Yale C (Sesenu Woldemariam & Zach Bakal) broke as the 22nd seed and reached partial double octo-finals.

Stanford A (Andrew Suciu & Emma Pierson) broke as the 33rd seed and reached partial double octo-finals.

Bates A (Ben Smith and Catherine Djang) broke as the 45th seed and reached double partial octo-finals.

Colin Etnire (Bates) broke as a judge and judged through finals. Julien Angel (Brown), Michael Baer (Stanford), Nate Blevins (Yale), Stacey Chen (Yale), and Kate Falkenstien (Yale) broke as judges.

2012 Worlds (Manila)

Stanford A, which included former APDA debaters Michael Baer and Faris Mohiuddin, broke as the 8th seed and reached finals.

Oxford B, which included former University of Chicago debater Steph Bell, broke as the 2nd seed and reached finals.

Harvard A (Coulter King & Alex Loomis) broke as the 19th seed and reached quarter-finals.

Yale B (Max Dovala & Kate Falkenstien) broke as the 6th seed and reached octo-finals.

Steph Bell (Oxford B) was 2nd speaker Michael Baer (Stanford A) was 6th speaker

Cormac Early (Harvard) was the North American DCA Adam Goldstein (MIT) and Anna Moore (Yale) broke as judges

2011 Worlds (Botswana)

LSE A, which included former Williams APDA debater Anser Aftab, broke as the 24th seed and reached finals.

Yale C (Nick Cugini & Ben Kornfeld) broke as the 28th seed and reached semi-finals.

Oxford C, which included former University of Chicago debater Steph Bell, broke as the 5th seed and reached quarter-finals.

Yale A (Nate Blevins & Pam Brown) broke as the 20th seed and reached octo-finals.

Mike Baer (Stanford), Rich Boltizar (Stanford) and Adam Goldstein (MIT) all broke as judges.

2010 Worlds (Turkey)

Harvard A (Adam Chilton & Cormac Early) broke as the 2nd seed and reached finals.

Stanford A (Anish Mitra & Alex Campbell) broke as the 20th seed and reached semis.

Princeton A (Dan Rauch & Zayn Siddique) broke as the 28th seed and reached quarter-finals.

MIT A (Adam Goldstein & Bill Magnuson) broke as the 10th seed and reached octo-finals.

Yale A (Grant May & Steven Kryger) broke as the 21st seed and reached octos.

Yale C (Pam Brown & Tess Reed) broke as the 30th seed and reached octos.

Josh Bone (Yale) was the North American DCA of Koc Worlds 2010. Mike Baer (Stanford) broke as a judge and judged through finals Nate Blevins (Yale) broke as a judge and judged through quarter-finals

Cormac Early (Harvard) was 7th Speaker Adam Chilton (Harvard) was tied for 10th Speaker

2009 Worlds (Cork)

Harvard A (Lewis Bollard & Cormac Early) broke as the 15th seed and reached finals.

Princeton A (Dan Rauch & Zayn Siddique) broke as the 8th seed and reached quarter-finals.

MIT A (Adam Goldstein & Bill Magnuson) broke as the 19th seed and reached quarter-finals.

Loyola Marymount A, which included former APDA debater Kevin Kiley, broke as the 31st seed and reached quarter-finals.

Brandeis A (Joel Todoroff & Evan Green-Lowe) broke as the 20th seed and reached octos.

Swarthmore A (Julie Baker & Cyrus Stoller) broke as 21st seed and reached octos.

Yale A (Grant May & Andrew Rohrbach) broke as the 25th seed and reached octos.

Yale B (Steven Kryger & Jeff Geels) broke as the 28th seed and reached octos.

Stanford A (Anish Mitra & Rich Boltizar) broke as the 32nd seed and reached octos.

Mark Longhurst (of Yale) broke as a judge. Rory Gillis (Yale) was North American DCA of the tournament, and Josh Bone (Yale) was announced as North American DCA of Koc Worlds 2010.

2008 Worlds (Thailand)

Brandeis B (Joel Todoroff & Evan Green-Lowe) broke as 28th seed and reached semi-finals.

Yale E (Jason Blau & Grant May) broke as the 21st seed and reached semi-finals

Yale A (Josh Bone & Andrew Rohrbach) broke as the 4th seed and reached quarter-finals

Yale C (Haley Nix & Jeff Geels) broke as the 25th seed and reached quarter-finals,

Duke A (Kevin Troy & Nick Arrivo) Broke as the 27th see and reached quarter- finals.

Josh Bone (Yale A) was tied for 2nd Speaker Andrew Rohrbach (Yale A) was 8th Speaker

2007 Worlds (Vancouver)

Oxford C, which contained former Harvard debater and APDA National champion Alex Blenkinsopp, broke and reached semis.

Stanford A (Michael Baer & Ray Seilie) reached quarters.

GW A (Robbie Pratt & Greg Jennings) reached quarters.

Yale B (Joshua Bone & Dylan Gadek) reached octos.

Josh Bone was 3rd speaker. David Denton and Adam Chilton of Yale both also received speaker awards.

Jeff Geels and Haley Nix, both of Yale, broke as judges. Haley judged through finals.

2006 Worlds (Dublin)

Yale E (David Denton & Joshua Bone) broke as the 12th seed and reached finals, the best finish for any APDA team at Worlds since 1994 (since the change in format to all BP).

Yale A (Beth O'Connor & Rory Gillis) broke as the 1st seed and reached semis.

Yale C (Adam Chilton & Dylan Gadek) broke as the 11th seed and reached octos.

Rory Gillis and Beth O'Connor (both Yale A) tied for top speaker, becoming the first APDA debaters to receive the honor since 1989.

Ben Eidelson (Yale) broke as a judge. \\

Oregon A broke as the 32nd seed and reached semis \\

Chicago A, two British debaters imitating APDA-ites (Daragh Grant & Patrick Emerson), broke as the 2nd seed and reached finals. Daragh was the 5th speaker. Patrick was the 7th speaker. \\

Beth O'Connor was announced as a DCA for Thailand Worlds 2008 - the first time an APDA debater has been appointed to that position.

2005 Worlds (Malaysia)

Yale A (Josh Bendor & Rory Gillis) broke as the 7th seed and reached quarters, the best finish for any APDA team at Worlds since 2001. Rory was the 9th speaker.

Beth O'Connor (Yale) broke as a judge and judged through semis.

2004 Worlds (Singapore)

NYU A (Amanda Entin & Neil Vakharia) broke as the 14th seed and reached octos.\\ Yale A (Rory Gillis & Joe Ross) broke as the 27th seed and reached octos.\\ \\ Cambridge C (Beth O'Connor & David Peters) broke as the 22nd seed and reached semis. Beth O'Connor previously debated at Yale.\\ \\

Beth Mandel (Brandeis) broke as a judge and would have judged the octos, but had to leave.

Rajesh Krishnan of the Singapore Institute of Management, who reached finals, is not the Raj Krishnan who debated for MIT.

2003 Worlds (Stellenbosch)

For the first time since at least 1984, no APDA teams broke. The top APDA team on the tab was Swarthmore A (Sarah Drescher & Rob Peterson) in 36th place.\\ \\ LaVerne A (Andrew Kim & Travis Raymond) were the only American team to break, although they were neither an APDA nor a NPDA team, only debating on international circuits. They broke as the 12th seed and lost in octos. \\ Oxford D (Niall Kennedy & Matt Spence) broke as the 4th seed and reached semis. Matt Spence formerly debated for Stanford.

2002 Worlds (Toronto)

Yale B (Adam Jed & Beth O'Connor) broke as the 14th seed and lost in octos.\\ MIT A (Raj Krishnan & Phil Larochelle) broke as the 22nd seed and lost in octos.\\ Columbia A (Harry Layman & Jeff Williams) broke as the 30th seed and lost in octos.\\ Nate Truitt (Claremont) broke as an adjudicator.\\ Sean Krispinsky (LaVerne) broke as an adjudicator and judged semis.\\ Ian Lising (LaVerne) broke as an adjudicator and judged in semis and finals.\\

NYU Law (Alan Merson & Rob Weekes) won the tournament, defeating UC Dublin A, Durham B & Monash A in finals. Despite coming from an APDA school, however, they were really a British team: the debaters were both from Britain (attending NYU Law on Fulbrights) and did not debate on the APDA circuit. Rob Weekes had broken at two previous Worlds while debating for Cambridge and Alan Merson used to debate for Edinburgh.

2001 Worlds (Glasgow)

Princeton B (Lauren Cusick & Anna Utgoff) broke as the 21st seed and reached quarters.\\ Yale A (Brian Fletcher & Scott Luftglass) broke as the 31st seed and reached quarters.\\ Brandeis A (Storey Clayton & Greg Wilson) broke as the 28th seed and reached octos. Greg Wilson was the last APDA debater to break at Worlds twice (debating for an APDA school) until Rory Gillis did it in 2004 and 2005.\\ LaVerne B (Stefan Chacon & Sean Krispinsky), an American non-APDA team, broke as the 18th seed and reached semis.

2000 Worlds (Sydney)

Stanford A (David Gamage & Matt Spence) broke as the 5th seed and reached semis.\\ Brandeis A (Jordan Factor & Greg Wilson) broke as the 10th seed and lost in octos.\\ \\ LaVerne A (Justin Jones-Rodriguez & Sean Krispinsky), a NPDA team, broke as the 26th seed and reached finals. They were the last American team to do so (but see under 2002).\\ Claremont A (Judd Legum & Nate Truitt), a NPDA team, broke as the 23rd seed and lost in either quarters.\\ \\ Oxford A (Andy Kidd & Jake Sullivan) broke as the top seed and lost in octos. It is the same Jake Sullivan who debated for Yale. Jake was 2nd speaker.

1999 Worlds (Manila)

Columbia A (Matthew L. Schwartz & Jess Wendover) broke as the 24th seed and lost in octos.\\ Johns Hopkins A (Jon Cohen & Dave Riordan) broke as the 25th seed and lost in octos.\\ Bates A (Tamara Bucknell-Pogue & Amy Keith) broke as the 29th seed and lost in octos. \\

Interestingly, the Columbia and Johns Hopkins team were in the same out-round, as first and second prop, and neither advanced.

Hart House A (Matt Cohen & Mike Shore) broke as the 10th seed and reached semis. This is the same Mike Shor that formerly debated for Brown. (There was a different Mike Shor who debated at Virginia.)

1998 Worlds (Athens)

Detailed elim round results for this tournament are not available.\\

NYU A (Peter Guirguis & Chris Porcaro) broke as the 7th seed.\\ Stanford A (Matt Meskell & Matt Rabinowitz) broke as the 16th seed.\\ Harvard A (Eric Albert & Justin Osofsky) broke as the 29th seed.\\ Vassar A (Lizzie Brown & Noah Sawyer) broke as the 32nd seed. \\ Hart House A (Jon Cohen & Matt Cohen) broke as the 20th seed and lost in octos. (Adam Unikowsky says this is probably not the same Jon Cohen who debated for Johns Hopkins.) \\ \\ Ben Foss, who formerly debated in APDA for Wesleyan was in the final representing Edinburgh University with Colm O'Cinneide.

1997 Worlds (Stellenbosch)

Vassar/Penn (Rishi Bhandari & Peter Stris) broke as the 14th seed and reached quarters. Since hybrid teams are not allowed at Worlds, they debated together as "Kaplan A"-- after the Kaplan test prep company, which sponsored their trip to Worlds.\\ Columbia A (Sanoj Stephen & Jeff Stern) broke as the 25th seed and lost in octos.\\ Yale A (Charles Duhigg & Karen King) broke as the 26th seed and lost in octos.\\ Brown A (Ben Karlin? & Andrew Loewenstein?) broke as the 27th seed and lost in octos.\\ Johns Hopkins B (Traci Beach & Dave Feldon) broke as the 28th seed and lost in octos.\\ Yale C (Adam Chalom & Ben Olken) broke as the 32nd seed and lost in octos.

1996 Worlds (Cork)

Yale B (Marc Oppenheimer & Jed Shugerman) broke as the 19th seed and reached quarters.\\ Harvard A (Dave Lat & Eric Save) broke as the 3rd seed and lost in octos.\\ Fordham A (Chris Carolan & Chris Dunnigan) broke as the 14th seed and lost in octos.\\ Brown A (Mike Shore? & Adam Smith?) broke as the 24th seed and lost in octos.\\ Princeton A (Chris Paolella & Cory Skolnick?) should have broken but missed breaking due to a tab error.\\ \\ A NPDA team, Willamette C (Paul Smith & Chris Storey), broke as the 32nd seed and lost in octos.\\

1995 Worlds (Princeton)

Princeton hosted Worlds for the third time. This was also the last Worlds that used the American format (two teams to a round).\\ \\ Harvard Law (Ted Cruz & Dave Panton) broke as the 10th seed and reached semis.\\ Yale A (Bill Harrington & Jeff Marcus) broke as the 13th seed and reached octos.\\ Fordham A (Chris Carolan & Chris Dunnigan) broke as the 16th seed and reached octos.\\ Swarthmore A (Jeremy Mallory & Neal Potischman) broke as the 26th seed and reached octos.\\ NYU A (Julian Kenny & Josh Levitan) broke as the 18th seed and lost in doubles.\\ \\ Oxford Grad (Scott Angstreich & Erez Kalir) broke as the 29th seed and reached semis. Scott Angstreich formerly debated for Princeton. Erez Kalir formerly debated for Stanford. Subsequently Angstreich and Kalir were threatened with expulsion from the Oxford Union, because their presence at Worlds supposedly somehow created the impression that the Oxford Union was "trying to skirt the rules."\\

1994 Worlds (Melbourne)

Vassar A (Michael Fanuelle & Tim Yusuf), breaking for the third consecutive year, were first runners-up, along with Oxford A and Auckland A in the final round. The champion was Glasgow A.\\ Harvard A (Tom Hixson & Ajit Pai) broke to quarters.\\ Princeton A (Eric Gawiser & Chris Paolella) broke to quarters.\\ Columbia A (Thanos Basdekis & Nico Herrera) broke to octos.\\ Johns Hopkins A (Alex Cohen & Mary Zupa) broke to octos.\\ Yale A (Eric Chun & Josh Duhl) broke to octos.\\ \\ Creighton A (David Dirgo & Shayla Reed), a NPDA team, broke to octos.\\

1993 Worlds (Oxford)

Harvard A (David Friedman & David Kennedy) won the tournament, defeating Hart House B, ANU A and ANU B in finals.\\ Columbia A (Morty Dubin & Ken Ehrenburg) reached quarterfinals.\\ Harvard B (Yellow Breen? & Jane Park?) broke.\\ Princeton A (Scott Angstreich & Monica Youn) broke and reached quarterfinals. Monica Youn was 5th speaker; Scott Angstreich was 7th speaker.\\ Vassar A (Michael Fanuelle & Tim Yusuf) broke for the second consecutive year, this time as 9th seed.\\ \\ Creighton A (possibly including David Dirgo), an American team but not an APDA team, also broke.\\

1992 Worlds (Dublin)

Princeton A (Ted Cruz & Dave Panton) broke as the 4th seed and reached quarters.\\ Columbia A (Morty Dubin & Ken Ehrenburg) broke as the 12th seed and reached quarters.\\ Wesleyan A (Mark Berkowitz & Christine Padian) broke as the 20th seed and lost in octos.\\ Vassar A (Michael Fanuelle and Tim Yusuf) broke as the 20th seed and lost in octos.\\

Scott Angstreich (Princeton) broke as a judge, judging octofinals and semifinals.

1991 Worlds (Toronto)

Yale B (Austan Goolsbee and David Gray) broke as the 2nd seed and lost in quarters. Goolsbee ended as 3rd speaker.\\ Yale A (Harry Sussman and Haywood Gilliam) broke as the 19th seed and lost in octos.\\ Smith A (Louise Leduc & Molly McClure) broke as the 27th seed and lost in octos.\\ Johns Hopkins A (Ted Niblock? & Simon Whang) broke as the 11th seed and lost in double octos.\\ Swarthmore A (Ed Bernstein & Dave Zaring) broke as the 18th seed and lost in double octos.\\ \\ Oxford B (Steve Bibas & Nick Shea) broke as the 12th seed and reached quarters. Steve Bibas, formerly of Columbia, was the top speaker.\\

1990 Worlds (Glasgow)

Yale A (John Wertheim & Matt Wolf) became the first American World Champions, defeating Melbourne A, Sydney A and ANU A in finals.\\ \\ Wesleyan A (Andrew Borsanyi & Joel Potischman); Yale B (Dahlia Lithwick & Fred Singer) broke to quarters.\\ \\

Harvard A (Jason Cogen & Andrew Klubok); team from Air Force (reigning policy chamnps) broke to octos\\ \\ Other results from this tournament are unavailable.\\

1989 Worlds (Princeton)

Princeton hosted Worlds for the second time.\\ \\ Yale A (John Wertheim & Matt Wolf) broke as the top seed. One of the two Yale teams reached the semifinals (but which one?)\\ Penn A (Brad Handler & Geoff Harrison) broke to semifinals as the 32nd seed.\\ Case Western Reserve/Harvard (Karen Bell & Ray Vasvari) broke as the 3rd seed.\\ Maryland (UMBC) A (Greg Ealick & Lou Geiszl) broke as the 5th seed.\\ Michigan A (Chris Artz & Frank Wu, grad students who had debated for Hopkins as undergrads) broke as the 8th seed.\\ Columbia A (Andrew Cohen & Jeff Rake) broke as the 9th seed.\\ Swarthmore A (John Gastil & Phil Weiser) broke as the 13th seed but lost in double octos.\\ Yale B (Ethan Shenkman & Fred Singer) broke as the 14th seed.\\ Columbia B (Steve Bibas & Matt Siegel) broke as the 16th seed.\\ Johns Hopkins A (Mary Frances Repko & Pat Woodall) broke as the 19th seed.\\ Smith A (Erin Masson & XXX Morgan) broke as the 25th seed.\\ Bucknell A (XXX Crawford & XXX Maclay) broke as the 31st seed.\\

\\ John Gastil of Swarthmore was top speaker.\\

1988 Worlds (Sydney)

Detailed elim round results for this tournament are not available.\\ \\ Smith A (Steffi Garrett & Victoria Harris) broke as the 6th seed and reached the quarters.\\ Amherst B (Dan Kaplan & Cathy O'Donnell) broke as the 10th seed.\\ Maryland (UMBC) A (Greg Ealick & Mark Voyce) broke as the 12th seed.\\ Yale Political (Joe Smith & John Wertheim) broke as the 16th seed.\\ Yale Debate (Brian Lee & Jeff Pepper) broke as the 17th seed.\\ Brown B (Aaron Belkin & Jeff Graham) broke as the 20th seed.\\ Cornell A (XXX Anderson & Nasir Hashim) broke as the 22nd seed.\\ Penn A (Jackie Kornblum & XXX Voris) broke as the 23rd seed.\\ Brown A (Barry Fishman & Jason Grumet) broke as the 27th seed.\\ Swarthmore A (Pete Doyle & John Gastil) broke as the 28th seed.\\ Colgate B (XXX O'Dwyer & XXX Saeger) broke as the 29th seed.\\ Fordham A (XXX Cipollone & XXX O'Brien) broke as the 32nd seed.

1987 Worlds (Dublin)

Swarthmore A (Josh Davis & Reid Neureiter) were runners-up, losing to Glasgow A in finals.

1986 Worlds (Fordham)

Brown A (probably Martha Hirschfield & Tim Moore) broke to semis.\\ Yale A (Peter Appel & Rick Hills) broke to semis.

1985 Worlds (McGill)

Brown A (Martha Hirschfield & Tim Moore) were runners-up, losing to King's Inns A in finals.\\ Swarthmore A (Guida Ferreira & Mike Locher) broke as the 7th seed and reached semi-finals.

1984 Worlds (Edinburgh)

Princeton A (Jim Adams & Peter Shearer) broke to quarters.

1983 Worlds (Princeton)

Swarthmore A (Chris DeMoulin & Grant Oliphant) broke and reached semi-finals.\\ This was the first Worlds held at an APDA school.

1982 Worlds (Toronto)

None known.

1981 Worlds (Glasgow)

Amherst A (David Bailin & J.J. Gertler) broke to semis.\\ Princeton A (David Martland & Richard Sommer) broke to semis.