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Results for the 6th Jr HKSDC Tournament

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Champions: GSIS 1
Runners-up: CIS 1
Best Speaker: Angel Cheung (GSIS 1)

Top 10 Teams
Excluding the breaking teams (CIS 1, GSIS 1, SIS and Raimondi), the teams have been ranked on the basis of the results following the three initial preliminary rounds as well as friendly debate.

  • 1. [Champion] CIS 1
  • 2. [Runners-up] GSIS 1
  • 3. [Semi-finalist] SIS
  • 4. [Semi-finalist] Raimondi
  • 5. LSC – 3 wins/987 points
  • 6. GSIS 2 – 3/979
  • 7. CIS 2 – 3/854.5
  • 8. HKIS – 2/984
  • 9. AIS – 2/950.5
  • 10. SPCC – 2/907.5

Top 10 Speakers

  • 1. Angel Cheung (GSIS 1) 72.6
  • 2. Sarika Mahbubani (RCHK) 72.5
  • 2. Isaac Chung (Raimondi) 72.5
  • 4. John Yap (CIS 1) 72.3
  • 5. Eliot Chen (GSIS 1) 72
  • 5. Jimin Kang (CIS 2) 72
  • 7. Ariq Hatibie (SIS) 71.6
  • 7. Andrew Kao (HKIS) 71.6
  • 9. Nicholas Vallone (CIS 1) 71.5
  • 9. Katrina Chu (KGV) 71.5

Motions

Round 1: Impromptu, Motion
Round 2: This House believes that the United States has done more good than harm to the rest of the world.
Round 3: This house believes that governments should use economic methods to encourage healthy behavior.
SF/Friendlies: Impromptu Motion
Grand Final: : This house believes that individuals who make damaging comments on social media should face prosecution.

In the draw below, the team mentioned first in each contest is the proposition and the team second is opposition.

Draw

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
CNDIS (Prop) vs CIS 2 (Opp) KGV (Prop) vs QES (Opp) Raimondi (Prop) vs STC (Opp)
GSIS 1 vs LSC HKIS vs GSIS 1 GSIS 1 vs CIS 2
AIS vs SIS SIS vs CNDIS RC vs SIS
SPCC vs HKIS LSC vs SPCC SPCC vs GSIS 2
CIS 1 vs QES GSIS 2 vs CIS 1 CIS 1 vs AIS
RC vs QC CIS 2 vs RC SSGC vs QC
SSGC vs GSIS 2 AIS vs IS IS vs HKIS
Raimondi vs KGV STC vs SSGC CNDIS vs KGV
IS vs STC QC vs Raimondi QES vs LSC


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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.
  • Jr HKSDC Summer 2011 – Results

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    Results for the Summer 2011 edition of the Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships

    Team Tab

    1. KGV 1, 2 wins, 761 speaker points
    2. KGV 2, 3, 767
    3. SIS 1, 3, 758.5
    4. CIS, 2, 757.5
    5. RCHK, 2, 735
    6. GSIS 2, 2, 752
    7. STC, 2, 747
    8. WYK, 2, 732
    9. GSIS 1, 2, 719
    10. SIS 3, 1, 746
    11. SJC, 1, 743
    12. IS 1, 1, 740
    13. MCS, 1, 732.5
    14. SIS 2, 0, 735
    15. IS 2, 0, 727
    16. WIS, 0, 709

    Speaker Tab

    • 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)

    Debating Plan

    Preliminary Rounds

    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.

    Grand Final

    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.

    Event Details

    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

    Registration

    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: hongkongsdc@gmail.com
    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.

    EVENTS: Jr HKSDC Autumn 2010

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    Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships Autumn Series 2010

    Date : Saturday 20th November 2010
    Venue : German Swiss International School, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
    Time : 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Eligibility : Junior Debaters – Years 7-9 (International Schools) / Forms 1-3 (Local Schools)

    Debating Plan

    Preliminary Rounds

    Each team will have 3 debates consisting of :

    • 2 prepared debates (Motions will be released 2 weeks 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.

    Grand Final

    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.

    Impromptu Speaking Contest

    The top 5 speakers from the preliminary rounds (excluding Semi-Finalist team) will compete in an impromptu speech contest to take place while finalists prepare for the final. 3 minutes preparation, 3 minutes delivery time.

    Schedule for the Day


    In order to make the day run as smoothly as possible, we will be sending out personalized schedules for each school including assigned room numbers for debates and preparation along with a map of the compound. The general schedule can be seen below.

    8.30 Arrival and Registration in Old Gym, Upper Building
    9.00 – 10.00 Round 1 – Prepared
    10.00 – 11.00 Round 2 – Prepared
    11.00 – 11.20 Break and Announcement of Round 3 motion and draw
    11.20 – 11.50 Round 3 – Preparation
    11.50 – 12.50 Round 3 – Impromptu
    12.50 – 1.30 Lunch and Announcement of Semi-Finalists
    1.30 – 2.00 Semi-Finals and Friendly Debates – Preparation
    2.00 – 3.00 Semi-Finals in UL14 and 15 and Friendly Debates – Impromptu
    3.00 – 3.30 Grand Final Preparation and Impromptu Speech Contest
    3.30 – 4.30 Grand Final in Old Gym
    4.30 – 5.00 Award Presentation and Closing Ceremony
    ————— Awards : Champion, Runner-up, Best Speaker and Impromptu Speech Winner
    ————— Announcement of Top 10 Best Speakers (Average of Preliminary and Semi/Friendlies marks)

    NOTE: Finalists have 5 debates, other teams have 4 debates.

    Event Details

    1. Each team should consist of 3-5 team members. Only 3 participate in any debate, but all 5 can help in preparation.
    2. The tournament will be in the World Schools Format. Resources, including guides for debaters and adjudicators can be found at our resources page.
    3. Each side will give 3 constructive speeches followed by a 4th reply speech by either 1st or 2nd speaker
    4. Constructive speeches of 5 minutes (100 marks) are followed by 2 minute 30 second reply speech (50 marks
    5. 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.
    6. As per WSDC, no new material permitted at third or reply
    7. NOTE: Visit our videos page for sample videos of World Schools Format debates.
    8. 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 teachers must accompany their teams and adjudicate.
    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

    Location

    German Swiss International School is located at 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong. You can reach the school by taking the MTR to Central Station and boarding the number one green minibus at IFC. The bus will take you to Mansfield Road, which is just up the road from Guildford Road. Volunteers will be waiting to escort you from the bus station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which should cost $30 at its most expensive.

    Organizing Committee

    The Jr HKSDC will be run by a committee of students headed by Heather Pickerell of German Swiss International School, including Benjamin Allen of La Salle College, Tiffany Chung of South Island School and Benjamin So of Hong Kong University with supervision by Mrs. Butchart, Supervisor of the GSIS Debating Society and Mr. Evershed, Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Debating Council.
    Information about the tournament, the Council and the World Schools Format can be found at our resources page and you can contact us at hongkongsdc@gmail.com.

    Registration

    The team cap of 24 teams will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis with a waiting list for later applicants.

    Enter by 30th October 2010

    Register for this event by sending an email to: hongkongsdc@gmail.com

    This must then be followed up by sending an entry cheque of $300 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 Friday 5th November.
    The customary Pre-Championship Workshop will be held on Monday 1st November.
    Details about the workshop will be released closer to the date.

    Due to demands by almost every school for their scores after the Sr HKSDC and after consideration by the committee, it has been decided that score sheets will be given to teams after the awards ceremony. We hope this will encourage transparency in adjudication and provide teams with more in-depth feedback. For more information, please check point 12 in the rules section below.

    Free Pre-Tournament Workshop

    Date : Monday 15th November, 4:30

    Venue : Diocesan Boys’ School, 131, Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Who : Everyone is invited to attend

    The pre-tournament workshop will be conducted by Greg Forse, current coach of the Hong Kong national debate team. For more information about Greg, you should check his page on our website.

    Everyone, including debaters and teachers, is invited to attend. There will be more emphasis on adjudication for this workshop than the last. Click here for driving instructions to DBS.

    Schedule

    Time Event
    8:30 Arrival and Registration at Old Gym, Lower Ground Floor, Upper Building
    8:45 Opening address in Old Gym
    9:00 – 9:40 Round 1 – Impromptu – Preparation  

    Adjudicator’s Briefing in Y12 Common Room

    9:40 – 10:40 Round 1 – Impromptu
    10:40 – 11:40 Round 2 – Prepared
    11:40 – 12:40 Round 3 – Prepared
    12:40 – 1:15 Lunch at Sodexho
    1:15 Announcement of Semi-Finalists and motion for semis/friendlies in Old Gym
    1:20 – 2:00 Semi-Finals and Friendly Debates –Impromptu –Preparation
    2:00 – 3:00 Semi-Finals and Friendly Debates –Impromptu
    3:00 Announcement of Grand Finalists at Old Gym
    3:10 – 3: 50 Grand Finals –Impromptu –Preparation 

    Impromptu Speaking Competition in Old Gym

    3:50 – 4:50 Grand Final in Old Gym
    5:00 – 5:30 Award Presentation and Closing Ceremony 

    Awards: Champion, Runner Up, Best Speaker, Best Impromptu Speaker

    Announcement of the Top 10 Best Speakers

    Handing out of score sheets

    Impromptu Speech Competition

    The top five debaters excluding those who made the semi-finals will compete in an impromptu speaking competition, modeled on the impromptu section of WIDPSC. Debaters will be given two minutes to pick one of three topics and give an impromptu speech modeled on this topic. Speeches can be between two and four minutes. The competition will take place during the preparation time of the Grand Finals.

    Rules

    1. Age of team: Open age group, but has to be Y7 – Y9/Form 1 – 3

    2. Team size: 3 to 5 team members. 3 debate but all 5 can take part in preparation. Team members can swap in and out between debates.

    3. World schools style. Full guides to this style can be found at the WSDC resources page on our website.

    Each team gives 3 speeches and a reply speech, which is given by either the first or second speaker. Speeches will be 5/5/5/3 minutes and marked 100/100/100/50. Points of information allowed in speeches 1 to 3 between 1.00 and 5.00 minutes. No POIs during protected time or reply speeches.

    No points deducted for overtime, but the bell will ring at the appropriate time and debaters are expected to finish immediately and sit down. No new material can be introduced at third or reply – our website should be checked for more details on speaker roles.

    Videos of worlds style debates can be found on the WSDC videos page of the HKSDC website.

    4. All teams must have an adjudicator. This can be a senior student or a teacher. This is a strict policy to ensure that all teams provide an adjudicator. If any team turns up without their designated adjudicator they will be expelled from the tournament.

    5. Senior debaters and teachers who are not affiliated with their junior teams are invited to come to the tournament as adjudicators. It will be a valuable experience to gain some adjudication training and experience and everyone is more than welcome to come.

    6. If a team turns up excessively late for a debate, it will forfeit that debate. One team cannot be allowed to delay the event. Ruling here is at the discretion of the head of the organization committee. 5 minutes late will be the guideline for this tournament.

    7. In the case of either point 4 or 6, the winning team will be allocated the average score of all other winning teams in that round, for purposes of calculating the table positions.

    8. All teams get a minimum of four debates, two impromptu and two prepared. There will be 3 preliminary debates, semi finals with concurrent friendly debates (for those who did not make the break) and the Grand Final.

    9. Teams may bring a dictionary with them. It can be used both in the prep room and during the debate.

    10. Debaters may only take paper, cards and pens into the preparation rooms. Mobile phones and computers are strictly forbidden in the preparation rooms. The teams may also not receive any help from coaches, senior students or other debaters who are not members of their team. A breach of this rule will result in the disqualification of the guilty party from the tournament.

    11. To qualify in the top ten best speakers, you need to have debated at least twice out of the three preliminary rounds. Only scores from the preliminary rounds will be used to calculate the rankings. Only the top ten speaker rankings will be released after the tournament.

    12. Adjudicators should hand the score sheets to the chairperson in the room after each debate, not to the teams. This is because the scores are needed to calculate the draw for the semi-finals. Score sheets will only be given out to teams after the awards ceremony to allow junior debaters to receive more in-depth feedback.

    13. Teams will be issued with an invoice via email for $300. This must then be followed up by sending a cheque made out to “South Island School” and posted to 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 of the tournament.

    14. Lunch will be provided for debaters and coaches in the schools’ refectory. Supporters will need to purchase their own lunch.

    15. Dress code is formal wear, as befits the occasion. Boys should wear black trousers, white shirt, tie and suit and girls should wear formal skirts and tops or dresses. No school uniforms or anything which could denote association with a particular school should be worn.

    16. We encourage everyone to bring their cameras and take as many photos as possible. These will be uploaded to the HKSDC website. You can also bring along video cameras. No approval needed.

    17. Preparation rooms and debate rooms have been assigned in advance and will be sent to your schools with the draw on November 8th.

    List of Participants

    Jr HKSDC Autumn Edition 2010 List of Participants
    School Official Adjudicator Trainees Name
    Canadian International School Matt Li / Herman Wong
    Yuk Leung
    Margaret Ho
    Samantha Peza
    Christie Jok
    Chinese International School Resa Ng, Mr. Leshan Kwan / Nico Vallone
    Darren Tong
    James Tsui
    John Yap
    Oscar Suen
    Diocesan Boys’ School Mr. Leo Zen / N/A
    Diocesan Girl’s School Mr. Azeem Ebrahim Fernanda Lai, Iris Zhang Alison Chan
    Anson Cheung
    Emma Tsoi
    Jessica Yung
    Tina Wong
    Discovery College Ms. Flora Mather / Grace Sercombe
    Michael Harries
    Mike Lee
    Tra My Hickin
    Young Soo Kweon
    German Swiss International School Ms. Krystyna Butchart Caitlin Fischer Amanda Sin
    Chante Brown
    Chloe Cheung
    Eliot Chen
    Sophie Herrman
    Heep Yunn Mr. Steven Lee / Helen Lee
    Lucita Ng
    Michelle Sum
    Sarah Ku
    Vicky Sum
    Hong Kong Academy Ms. Blessie Maunder / Alison Choi
    Camila
    Max Anderson
    Sam Maddox
    Victoria Saravia
    Island School Mr. Ric Faulkner / N/A
    King George V Ms. Christine Bruce / Grace Chen
    Josephine Lam
    Kasper Fan
    Michelle Lai
    Narumi Nagaya Wong
    LaSalle College Ms. Kiran Mohinani, Ms. Margaret Wong / Anselm Au
    Boris But
    Jonathan Lam
    Leon Chui
    Ryan Gabriel Chan
    Maryknoll Convent School Mr. Aloysius Lee / Alison Chow
    Eunice Leung
    Janelle Chang
    Ruby Leung
    Queen’s College Ms. Christine Bennet Jeffrey Wong Brian Lam Wui Tsun
    Brian Lui Ching Yin
    Edmund Lam Chi Long
    Joshua Yeung King Lun
    Morrall Alexander Charles
    Renaissance College Mr. Ray Young Kevin Chung Amy Wang
    Audrey Foo
    Caton Yang
    Gregory Lloyd
    Russell Koh
    Sha Tin College Mr. David Hooper Irving Teng, Jason Wong, Justin Lee, Austin Lee Alish Pradhan
    Angelina Li
    Haley Wong
    Leo Ji
    Michelle Yu
    South Island School Pavan Hegde Alan Gigi, Avirup Banerjee, Madhav Menon, Sharsha Karki Evan Leung
    Horace Cheng
    Janna Ng
    Theodore Chan
    Tiffany Shih
    St Stephen’s Girls College Leona Keung / Andrea Leung
    Cheng Sherry Xueer
    Gemma Sung
    Lilian Wong
    Yeung Vivian
    St. Joseph’s College Ms. Ally Yuen, Ms Julia Lai / N/A
    St. Paul’s Co-Educational College Jacky Cheung Hok Kan / N/A
    Wah Yan College Mr. Chu Ting Chin / Terry Tang
    Justin To
    Macro Chan
    Wah Yan College, Kowloon / / Ephriam Chan
    Franco Cheu
    Jason Chiu
    Lawrence Kwan
    Matthew Lau
    West Island School Lara Gander / Albert Son
    Brandon Mok
    Claudia Tam
    Daniel Hoare
    Jeremy Ng
    Lee Marie Raytek
    Mika Bridges
    Serena Wang
    Shun Yat Cheung
    Xarius Gander
    Ying Wa College Ms. Kay Daswani Jonathan Chu Bon Bong
    Derek Wong
    James Ng
    Louie Tam
    Max Chan

    Two small alterations have been made to the rules. The dress code has been changed from formal to smart/casual for everyone. Also, speaking times have been reduced to 4/4/4/2 minutes.

    Jr HKSDC Autumn Edition 2010 Draw and Room Allocations

    Round 1: Impromptu Motion

    9:00 – 10:40

    Proposition Opposition Prop Prep + Debate Opp Prep
    South Island School Chinese International School U220 UL14
    Hong Kong Academy Renaissance College U221 UL15
    Queen’s College West Island School 1 U222 UL13
    Diocesan Boys’ School King George V School U223 UL12
    Sha Tin College Wah Yah College, Kowloon U218 UG01
    Island School St. Paul’s Co-educational College U217 U104
    Maryknoll Convent School Heep Yunn School U205 U103
    West Island School 2 St. Joseph’s College U206 Roof – SHARED
    Diocesan Girls’ School St. Stephen’s Girls’ College U122 Roof – SHARED
    La Salle College Canadian International School U123 UL07 – SHARED
    Discovery College Wah Yah College U117 UL07 – SHARED
    German Swiss International School Ying Wa College U118 UL07 – SHARED

    Round 2: Prepared Motion – THBT the 2009 East Asian Games caused more harm than good

    10:40 – 11:40

    Proposition Opposition Debate Room
    St. Paul’s Co-educational College West Island School 1 UL14
    Heep Yunn School Hong Kong Academy UL15
    Ying Wa College Diocesan Boys’ School UL13
    Wah Yah College Queen’s College UL12
    St. Stephen’s Girls’ College South Island School U122
    Wah Yan College, Kowloon Renaissance College U123
    St. Joseph’s College Chinese International School U118
    Canadian International School King George V School U220
    Island School German Swiss International School U221
    Sha Tin College Discovery College U222
    West Island School 2 Diocesan Girls’ School U223
    La Salle College Maryknoll Convent School U217

     

    Round 3: Prepared Motion – THBT tourism is bad for the environment

    11:40 – 12:40

    Proposition Opposition Debate Room
    Wah Yan College, Kowloon St. Joseph’s College UL14
    Ying Wa College St. Stephen’s Girls’ College UL15
    Wah Yah College St. Paul’s Co-educational College UL13
    Canadian International School Heep Yunn School UL12
    South Island School La Salle College U122
    Queen’s College German Swiss International School U123
    Diocesan Boys’ School West Island School 2 U118
    King George V School Diocesan Girls’ School U220
    Renaissance College Discovery College U221
    Chinese International School Island School U222
    Hong Kong Academy Sha Tin College U223
    West Island School 1 Maryknoll Convent School U217

    Grand Final Motion: THBT the costs of space exploration outweigh the benefits

    Bright future for debaters

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    From Young Post, South China Morning Post on 14th September 2010.

    For the past 25 years, Hong Kong teams have performed well at international debating competitions, including the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) and the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC).

    In 2007, Chris Sykes of Li Po Chun United World COllege set a national record by ranking sixth at WSDC, while the local team broke several Hong Kong records at this year’s WIDPSC.

    Despite Hong Kong’s success, there has been no co-ordinated effort to organize territory-wide debating or public speaking contests in line wtih world school events. This is why Hong Kong could not send a team to the World Championships in Washington DC in 2008.

    However, things finally came together in April this year. Michael Evershed of South Island School – manager of the WSDC team – set up the Hong Kong Schools Debating Council (HKSDC) with the support of both coaches and students across the city.
    The council plans to organize two senior and two junior debating championships as well as a public speaking competition annually. It will also have the authority ot select both national debating and public speaking teams.
    For the first time, HKSDC is organising debates under the world school system which involves two teams of three competing against each other.

    The Heart of Europe Debating Tournament, a premier international event, provided the first chance for HKSDC to flex its new-found muscles. The council sent two teams to the Czech Republic after the debaters underwent intensive training supervised by official coaches Greg Forse and Roy Allen. The teams were accompanied by Raphael Leung, a trainee adjudicator from La Salle College.
    Both teams performed extremely well – Team 1 made it to the finals, only to be beaten by South Africa, while Team 2 were knocked out in the quarter-finals. This was the best result for a Hong Kong team at an international tournament. On top of that, all eligible speakers ranked in the top 20.

    HKSDC has been busy promoting debating in the city. It organised the Junior Debating Championships at Discovery Bay College in May. A total of 22 schools took aprt in the event with South Island School winning the title.

    Twenty-eight schools will be participating in the first ever Senior Debating Championships, which will be held on September 25 at South Island School. It is bound to generate tremendous interest since the selections for the national debating team will be partly based on the performance of speakers at the competition.

    HKSDC membership is open to students, coaches, teachers and associates from every school. They are welcome to learn more about the council, upcoming international and domestic tournaments, and the selction process for the national teams as well as register as a member at the council’s website, hksdc.wordpress.com.

    Under the guidance of the HKSDC, Hong Kong’s debater’s have a bright future.

    Heather Pickerell is a student at German Swiss International School