Congratulations to North Broward Prep Giorgio Rabini and Nicholas Mancini on winning the 2019 Tournament of Champions in Lexington, KY. MR defeated Montgomery Bell Academy Aden Barton and Julian Habermann in the final round of the tournament on a 3-0 decision. North Broward advanced through the elimination rounds as the third seed, and completed the four elimination rounds without losing a ballot.
The semifinals pitted North Broward vs Greenhill Eckert and Ahmad and MBA vs Rowland Hall Young and Gushin. The other four quarterfinal teams were New Trier EK, Blue Valley North CM, Dallas Highland Park ML and Peninsula ST.
The top overall speaker of the tournament was North Broward’s Giorgio Rabini. He was followed by Julian Habermann (MBA), Aden Barton (MBA), Samar Ahmad (Greenhill) and Grace Kessler (Washburn Rural). The top four speakers were tied with 147 points, with dropped H/L, making it one of the closest finishes for four debaters. Giorgio also won the top speaker at the NDCA, making him the unanimous top speaker between the two national championships.
Another extremely impressive accolade is North Broward MR has now won the Baker (2018), the NDCA (2018) and the TOC (2019) between their junior and senior years. No complete team has been able to collect all three accolades until now.
Congratulations to North Broward MR on becoming TOC Champions. Congratulations to all the seniors on an amazingly talented senior class, and congratulations to everyone on completing the 2018-19 debate season.