Results for the Summer 2011 edition of the Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships
- KGV 1, 2 wins, 761 speaker points
- KGV 2, 3, 767
- SIS 1, 3, 758.5
- CIS, 2, 757.5
- RCHK, 2, 735
- GSIS 2, 2, 752
- STC, 2, 747
- WYK, 2, 732
- GSIS 1, 2, 719
- SIS 3, 1, 746
- SJC, 1, 743
- IS 1, 1, 740
- MCS, 1, 732.5
- SIS 2, 0, 735
- IS 2, 0, 727
- WIS, 0, 709
- 1. Audrey Foo (RCHK), 74.50
- 2. Narumi Nagaya-Wong (KGV 1), 74.00
- 3. Kasper Fan (KGV 2), 73.67
- 3. Janna Ng (SIS 1), 73.67
- 5. Christopher Park (KGV 1), 73.50
- 6. Ephraim Chan (WYK), 73.00
- 6. Brian Wong (IS 1), 73.00
- 6. John Yap (CIS), 73.00
- 6. Ryan Lao (KGV 1), 73.00
- 10. Michelle Lai (KGV 2), 72.83
- 11. Chloe Cheung (GSIS 2), 72.67
- 11. Nicholas Valone (CIS), 72.67
- 13. Josephine Lam (KGV 2), 72.50
- 14. Ji-Min Kang (SIS 3), 72.33
- 14. Theodore Chan (SIS 1), 72.33
- 14. Caton Yang (RCHK), 72.33
- 14. George Lloyd (RCHK), 72.33
- 14. Horace Fung (SIS 1), 72.33
- 19. Vinson Yew (IS 2), 72.00
- 19. Ferederick Yeung Shun Tak (SJC), 72.00
- 19. Angelina Li (STC), 72.00
- 19. Haylee Wong (STC), 72.00
Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships Summer Series 2011
Date : Saturday 18th June 2011
Venue : South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Shouson Hill, Hong Kong
Time : 8.00am to 5.00pm
Eligibility : Junior Debaters – Years 7-9 (International Schools) / Forms 1-3 (Local Schools)
Each team will have 3 debates consisting of :
- 2 prepared debates (Motions will be released before tournament)
- 1 impromptu debate (30 minute preparation time)
Semi-Final and Friendly Debates
Impromptu debates with 30 minutes preparation time.
- Semi-Final 1 : 1st breaking team vs 4th breaking team
- Semi-Final 2 : 2nd breaking team vs 3rd breaking team
Remaining teams have friendly debates on the same motion. Teams will be paired according to their rankings in the preliminary rounds so that they will debate against teams of similar abilities (ie. 5 vs 6, 7 vs 8) unless teams have already debated each other earlier.
Teams can mix and match team members, as the friendlies are designed to allow teams to give all team members a chance to debate.
Teams will get a minimum of 4 debates, the Grand Finalists will complete 5 debates.
The winners of the semi-finals will compete in the Grand Final, which will be an impromptu debate with 30 minute preparation time. The motion for the Grand Final will be released two weeks before the day of the tournament. The other debaters are expected to watch as members of the audience.
1. Each team should consist of 3-5 team members. Only 3 participate in any debate, but all 5 can help in preparation.
2. All teams MUST be accompanied by a coach/adjudicator. This is a strict policy to ensure that all teams provide an adjudicator. For this tournament adjudicators can be senior students if they have WSDC debating experience or coaches
3. The tournament will be in the World Schools Format. Resources, including guides for debaters and adjudicators can be found at our resources page.
4. Each side will give 3 constructive speeches followed by a 4th reply speech by either 1st or 2nd speaker
5. Constructive speeches of 5 minutes (100 marks) are followed by 2 minute 30 second reply speech (50 marks
6. At least 2 Points of Information are expected to be offered by each member of team per speech, and each of the constructive speakers should take 2 between 1:00 and 5:00 minutes. No POIs should be given during the the first and last minutes, which is protected time signaled by the time keeper, or during the reply.
7. As per WSDC, no new material permitted at third or reply
8. NOTE: Visit our videos page for sample videos of World Schools Format debates.
9. Each school may only send 1 team. The organizers reserve the right to invite second teams or create swing teams to even up the number of teams.
10. Tournament Cap : 24 teams
The team cap of 24 teams will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis with a waiting list for later applicants.
Schools will be granted 1 team but may indicate if they wish to register a second team. Schools wishing to register second teams will be given slots after first teams are allocated according to the order of application.
Enter by 3rdJune 2011
Register for this event by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams must provide a judge who may be a senior students if they have WSDC debating experience or the school’s coaches. No judge, no entry.
This must then be followed up by sending an entry cheque of $400 made out to “South Island School” and posted to Mr. Michael Evershed, “The Hong Kong Schools Debating Council”, South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road Aberdeen. This fee is to cover lunch, trophies and other costs associated with running the tournament.
Draw and motions will be released on Tuesday 7th June.