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Results from debating competitions

HKSDC Teams show strength in Thailand Schools Event

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Three HKSDC teams recently competed in the Thailand Schools International Debating Tournament. All three teams had strong showings, with the best result being a narrow loss in the semi-final. For all the reports on this event please go to HKSDC RANKINGS THAILAND AUGUST 2012

4. Justin Lee 72.643
6. Eunice Leung 72.600
7. Natalie So 72.593
11. Austin Lee 72.166
13. Pavan Hegde 72.044
16. Aspen Wang 71.858
19. Brian Wong 71.600
20. Tiffany Ip 71.335
26. Michelle Sum 70.918
28. Hubert Cruz 70.856
31. Elizabeth Huang 70.602

Watch HKSDC in video action HKSDC IN THAILAND OCTO-FINAL.

Chinese International School victorious in the 5th HKSDC Junior Tournament

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Overview

The fifth Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championship was held on the 17th March 2012 at Canadian International School. 24 teams from 23 schools in Hong Kong participated, with each team consisting of 3-5 members and debates were in Worlds Style.

Chinese International School, German Swiss International School, South Island School and Diocesan Boys School broke into the semi-finals, debating the motion THW allow parents to access the social networking sites of their children.

CIS and GSIS defeated their opponents and went on to debate the motion THW ban the use of animals in sport and entertainment in the Grand Finals, with CIS picking up the Champions trophy, defeating a gallant GSIS. Scroll down for team rankings and total speaker points.

Queenie Fung, who debated superbly throughout the tournament for Heep Yunn School, was crowned “Best Speaker”. Scroll down for the top 30 speaker rankings.

In an innovation for HKSDC, three “New Speaker Awards” were handed out to Bianca Chan (Maryknoll Convent School), Arnesh Batlaw (HKIS) and Alex Yeung (DBS). This award is for debaters who have never before participated an HKSDC tournament and is designed to encourage all new debaters to take part and aim to achieve at the top level.

History – Previous winners

As this is the 5th event it is worth looking back over the previous tournament prizewinners.

1st Junior HKSDC May 2010 Champion: South Island School, Runner-Up: Hong Kong Academy, Best Speaker: Lucien Wang (KGV), Host: Discovery College
2nd Junior HKSDC November 2010 Champion: St. Paul’s Co-ed, Runner-Up: Heep Yunn School, Best Speaker: Michelle Sum (HYS), Host: German Swiss International School
3rd Junior HKSDC June 2011 Champion: KGV 1, Runner-Up: KGV2, Best Speaker: Audrey Foo (Renaissance College) Host: South Island School
4th Junior HKSDC November 2011 Champion: German Swiss International School, Runner-Up: Chinese International School, Best Speaker: Amanda Sin (GSIS), Host: Independent Schools Foundation Academy
5th Junior HKSDC March 2012 Champion: Chinese International School, Runner-Up: German Swiss International School Best Speaker: Queenie Fung (HYS), Host: Canadian International School

Motions

  • R1 (Impromptu): THBT 14 is too young to start dating
  • R2 (Prep): THBT teenagers need protecting from violent song lyrics, video games and movies
  • R3 (Prep): THBT all products should have a carbon footprint label
  • SF/Friendly (Impromptu): THW allow parents to access the social networking sites of their children
  • GF: THW ban the use of animals in sport and entertainment

Results for the 5th Junior HKSDC held at CDNIS

Team Tab

  • 1. CIS 3 wins, 760.5 speaker points
  • 2. GSIS 3,750.5
  • 3. SIS 3,744
  • 3. DBS 3,740.5
  • 5. St. Paul’s Co-educational 2, 760
  • 6. Renaissance 2,752
  • 7. DGS 2,751
  • 8. St. Stephen’s Girls College 2,749
  • 9. Heep Yunn School 2,747
  • 10. Queen’s College 2,738
  • 11. American International 2,730.5
  • 12. Maryknoll Convent 2,722
  • 13. Hong Kong International School 1,749
  • 14.Canadian International School 1,741.5
  • 15= La Salle College 1, 739
  • 16= Ying Wa College 1, 739
  • 17. Queen Elizabeth School 1, 737.5
  • 18. West Island School 1,728
  • 19. Canadian International School 2 1,717.5
  • 20. Wah Yan Kowloon 1,714
  • 21. KGV 0, 729
  • 22. Island School 0,728
  • 23. St. Joseph’s College 0,725
  • 24. Shatin College 0,720

Speaker Tab
Highest average of at least two debates in the first three rounds. 120 debaters spoke at the tournament – here are the top 30 ranked speakers

  • 1. Queenie Fung (Heep Yunn School) 74
  • 2. Caton Yang (Renaissance College) 73.67
  • 3= Eleanor Yung (St. Paul’s Co-ed College) 73.5
  • 3= Nicole Lau (St. Stephen’s Girls’ College) 73.5
  • 5. Eliot Chen (German Swiss International School 1) 73.3
  • 6= Vanessa Ma (Diocesan Girls’ School) 73
  • 6= Nicole Liu (Diocesan Girls’ School) 73
  • 8. Bianca Chan (Maryknoll Convent School) 72.75
  • 9= Arnesh Batlaw (HK International School) 72.67
  • 9= Thomas Yeon (Ying Wa College) 72.67
  • 9= Alex Yeung (Diocesan Boys’ School) 72.67
  • 12= Toby Smith (KGV) 72.5
  • 12= Charlotte Lam (St. Stephen’s Girls’ College) 72.5
  • 14. Odetta Li (Island School) 72.33
  • 15. Gary Chen (American International School) 72.17
  • 16= Margaret Ho (Canadian International School) 72
  • 16= Nikita Agrawal (South Island School) 72
  • 16= Nicholas Valione (Chinese International School) 72
  • 16= John Yap (Chinese International School) 72
  • 16= Audrey Foo (Renaissance College) 72
  • 16= Alison Iu (German Swiss International School 2) 72
  • 16= Nicholas Lin (St. Paul’s Co-ed College) 72
  • 23= Ji-Min Kang (South Island School) 71.67
  • 23= James Ng (La Salle College) 71.67
  • 23= Rachel Tang (HK International School) 71.5
  • 26= Jonathan Chu (Ying Wa College) 71.5
  • 26= Sharon Fong (Heep Yunn School) 71.5
  • 26= Christine Wong (Diocesan Girls’ School) 71.5
  • 26= Adriana Lee (Diocesan Girls’ School) 71.5
  • 26= Jiawei Wang (St.Stephens’ Girls College) 71.5
  • 26= Jonathan Hsu (Diocesan Boys’ School) 71.5

Date: Saturday March 17th, 2012
Location: CDNIS, 36 Nam Long Shan Road Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
Time: 8.30am to 4.30 pm
Age: Form 1-3 (local schools) or Years 7 to 9 (international schools) Please note difference from earlier Junior Tournament.
Register: email cdnisjrtournament2012@gmail.com
Website: https://hksdc.wordpress.com/

ENTRIES CLOSE ON MARCH 1st 2012
DRAW AND MOTIONS RELEASED MARCH 5th 2012

  • Timings 5/5/5/2.5 minutes (marks 100/100/100/50)
  • Three preliminary debates followed by semi finals/friendlies (4th debate for those not in semis) and a grand final. All teams get a minimum of 4 debates. Two impromptu, Two prepared, plus a prepared final.
  • Entry fee for tournament is just $150. This fee is to cover trophies, costs, etc. Schools will be asked to pay on day of tournament. A receipt will be issued at point of payment on day of tournament. Please note, LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. We ask that team members bring their own lunches from outside. Microwaves, vending machines, and water will be available.
  • 4 Senior HKSDC @CIS Results

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    4th Sr HKSDC (CIS, 4th Feb 2012)

    La Salle maintain dominance in HKSDC Senior debating, taking 3rd crown in four finals.

    Team Tab

    • 1. La Salle
    • 2. St. Paul’s Co-educational
    • 3. CIS
    • 3. SIS
    • 5. Shatin
    • 6. Renaissance
    • 7. IS 2
    • 8. Queen’s
    • 9. St. Joseph’s
    • 10. Island School 1
    • 11. DGS Independent
    • 12. Maryknoll Convent
    • 13. St. Stephen’s Girls
    • 14. Island School 2
    • 15. Heep Yunn
    • 16. LPCUWC 2
    • 17. American Intl
    • 18. LPCUWC
    • 19. WIS
    • 20. GSIS 1
    • 21. DBS
    • 22. Wah Yan
    • 23. GSIS 2
    • 24. Ying Wa

    Speaker Tab

    • 1. Ben Allen (La Salle College) 73.33
    • 2. Janelle Chang (Maryknoll Convent) 72.67
    • 2. Jack Lau (Renaissance College) 72.67
    • 4. Austin Lee (Shatin College) 72.25
    • 5. Resa Ng (Chinese International School 1) 72
    • 5. Pavan Hegde (South Island School) 72
    • 5. Michelle Lam (German Swiss International School) 72
    • 5. Tina Wong (Renaissance College) 72
    • 9. Justin Lee (Shatin College) 71.75
    • 10. Janice Leung (Chinese International School 1) 71.67
    • 10. Aspen Wang (Chinese International School 2) 71.67
    • 10. Albert Lam (Queen’s College) 71.67
    • 10. Ryan Tang (St. Paul’s Co-educational College) 71.67
    • 14. Sundeep Kaushal (American International School) 71.5
    • 14. Anson Cheung (Diocesan’s Girls’ School Independent) 71.5
    • 14. Amanda Sin (German Swiss International School) 71.5
    • 14. Michelle Sum (Heep Yunn College) 71.5
    • 14. Madhav Menon (South Island School) 71.5
    • 14. Saharsha Karki (South Island School) 71.5
    • 14. Claudio Ip (Wah Yan College) 71.5
    • 21. Vivienne Gao (Chinese International School 1) 71.33
    • 21. Allegra Bersani (Chinese International School 2) 71.33
    • 21. Brian Wong (Island School 1) 71.33
    • 21. Benson Lam (La Salle College) 71.33
    • 21. Eunice Leung (Maryknoll Convent) 71.33
    • 21. Charlotte Lam (St. Stephen’s Girls’ School) 71.33
    • 21. Jonathan Chu (Ying Wa College) 71.33

    [RESULTS] Sr HKSDC February 2012

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    Results for the 4th Senior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships held at Chinese International School on the 4th, February 2012.
    La Salle maintain dominance in Senior HKSDC Debating, taking 3rd crown in four finals
    The 4th Senior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships was held at Chinese International School on the 4th, February 2012.

    La Salle, Sr HKSDC Champions with Best Speaker Ben Allen (Feb 2012)

    St. Paul's Co-ed, Runners-up (Feb 2012)

    Team Tab

    • 1. La Salle
    • 2. St. Paul’s Co-educational
    • 3. CIS
    • 3. SIS
    • 5. Shatin
    • 6. Renaissance
    • 7. IS 2
    • 8. Queen’s
    • 9. St. Joseph’s
    • 10. Island School 1
    • 11. DGS Independent
    • 12. Maryknoll Convent
    • 13. St. Stephen’s Girls
    • 14. Island School 2
    • 15. Heep Yunn
    • 16. LPCUWC 2
    • 17. American Intl
    • 18. LPCUWC
    • 19. WIS
    • 20. GSIS 1
    • 21. DBS
    • 22. Wah Yan
    • 23. GSIS 2
    • 24. Ying Wa

    Speaker Tab

    • 1. Ben Allen (La Salle College) 73.33
    • 2. Janelle Chang (Maryknoll College) 72.67
    • 2. Jack Lau (Renaissance College) 72.67
    • 4. Austin Lee (Shatin College) 72.25
    • 5. Resa Ng (Chinese International School 1) 72
    • 5. Pavan Hegde (South Island School) 72
    • 5. Michelle Lam (German Swiss International School) 72
    • 5. Tina Wong (Renaissance College) 72
    • 9. Justin Lee (Shatin College) 71.75
    • 10. Janice Leung (Chinese International School 1) 71.67
    • 10. Aspen Wang (Chinese International School 2) 71.67
    • 10. Albert Lam (Queen’s College) 71.67
    • 10. Ryan Tang (St. Paul’s Co-educational College) 71.67
    • 14. Sundeep Kaushal (American International School) 71.5
    • 14. Anson Cheung (Diocesan’s Girls’ School Independent) 71.5
    • 14. Amanda Sin (German Swiss International School) 71.5
    • 14. Michelle Sum (Heep Yunn College) 71.5
    • 14. Madhav Menon (South Island School) 71.5
    • 14. Saharsha Karki (South Island School) 71.5
    • 14. Claudio Ip (Wah Yan College) 71.5
    • 21. Vivienne Gao (Chinese International School 1) 71.33
    • 21. Allegra Bersani (Chinese International School 2) 71.33
    • 21. Brian Wong (Island School 1) 71.33
    • 21. Benson Lam (La Salle College) 71.33
    • 21. Eunice Leung (Maryknoll College) 71.33
    • 21. Charlotte Lam (St. Stephen’s Girls’ School) 71.33
    • 21. Jonathan Chu (Ying Wa College) 71.33

    Draw pdf titled: Snr HKSDC Draw and Room Allocation
    Scribd

    Motions

    R1: Impormptu Motion
    R2: THBT Korea should be re-unified
    GF: THBT the state should ban the media from broadcasting terrorist messages

    [RESULTS] 4th Junior HKSDC November 2011

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    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

    Motions

    • 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

    Results

    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

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    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