[RESULTS] 4th Junior HKSDC November 2011


German Swiss sweep awards at Junior HKSDC Tournament with a win over a gallant Chinese International in the final. Amanda Sin picks up Best Speaker trophy.

The fourth Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championship was held on the 19th November 2011 at the Independent Schools Foundation Academy in Pokfulam. 22 teams from 21 schools in Hong Kong participated, with each team consisting of 3-5 members. Debates were in World Schools Style.

German Swiss International School, Chinese International, St. Paul’s Co-ed and South Island School 1, broke into the semi-finals, debating the motion This House believes that the Olympic spirit is dead.

GSIS and CIS defeated their opponents and went on to debate the motion This house believes that the internet has improved the quality of teenage life in the Grand Final, with GSIS being crowned champion of the Junior HKSDC November 2011 tournament in a fascinating debate that see-sawed throughout. CIS were gallant in defeat and received the Runner-Up trophy.

Also, congratulations to Amanda Sin of GSIS for winning the best speaker award calculated as the highest average over at least 2 debates in the preliminary rounds.

The victorious GSIS team 19/11/2011

Stay tuned for news of our next event on November 26th – the HKSDC WIDPS selection in conjunction with our public speaking contest.

The next HKSDC Junior tournament is scheduled for March 2012 at Canadian International School.

Click here for a slideshow gallery of photos from the tournament


  • R1 (Impromptu): This House would ban the use of mobile phones at school
  • R2 (Prep): This house would ban beauty contests
  • R3 (Prep): This house would mak parents legally responsible for the crimes of their children
  • SF (Impromptu): This House believes that the Olympic spirit is dead
  • GF: This house believes that the internet has improved the quality of teenage life


Team Rankings

Rank School
1 German Swiss International School 3 wins 768 pts
2 Chinese International School 3 wins 752 pts
3 St. Paul’s Co-ed School 3 wins 742.5 pts
4 South Island School 1 2 wins 760 pts
5 Heep Yunn School 2 wins 753 pts
6 Island School 2 wins 749.5 pts
7 La Salle College 2 wins 746 pts
8 King George V School 2 wins 744.5 pts
9 Renaissance College 2 wins 743 pts
10= St Joseph’s College 2 wins 735 pts
10= Hong Kong Academy 2 wins 735 pts
12 Maryknoll Convent School 2 wins 731.5 pts
13 St. Stephens Girls’ College 1 win 746 pts
14 South Island School 2 1 win 744.5 pts
15 Wah Yan Kowloon 1 win 744 pts
16 Independent Schools Foundation 1 win 742 pts
17 Ying Wa College 1 win 738 pts
18 St. Paul’s College 1 win 732.5 pts
19 St. Francis Canossian College 0 wins 735 pts
20 Queens College 0 wins 731 pts
21 American International School 0 wins 714 pts


Individual Speaker Rankings – the Top 19

Rank Team Debater Average
1 GSIS Amanda Sin 74.5
2= SIS Ji-Min Kang 73.5
2= StPCC Eleanor Yung 73.5
2= GSIS Elizabeth Huang 73.5
2= GSIS Karen Hsu 73.5
6= SIS Janna Ng 73
6= IS Yu Yan Huang 73
6= IS Chun Yu Yiu 73
6= KGV Michelle Lai 73
6= RC Audrey Foo 73
6= SIS Theo Chan 73
6= CIS Isabelle Taylor 73
6= HYS Claudia Lo 73
6= MCS Rachel Lin 73
6= GSIS Celeste Chan 73
16= HYS Alys So 72.5
16= YWK Johannes Cheung 72.5
16= WYK Matthew Ho 72.5
16= St.SGC Gabrielle Ho 72.5

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