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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.