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.
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
|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
|6=||IS||Yu Yan Huang||73|
|6=||IS||Chun Yu Yiu||73|