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GSIS victorious after Yew Chung come within an ace of causing major upset

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Host school Yew Chung International nearly caused the biggest upset in local debating at the 6th Senior HKSDC event when they put up a gallant performance in the Grand Final before going down 4-3 to German Swiss International who become the first school to hold both the Junior and Senior debating trophies at the same time.

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In what proved a difficult motion to define – THBT, upon death, every person’s body should revert to the State for scientific use, or for organ donation, depending on necessity – both teams struggled to clarify key points in sew-sawing final.

GSIS finally got the result after getting drawn into a definitional dispute with their less experienced but feisty opponents.

Earlier in the semi finals, GSIS defeated South Island School 5-0 and Yew Chung beat La Salle in a 3-2 split, both winners coming from opposition to win.

Isaac Chung from Raimondi College picked the Best Speaker trophy – a meritorious effort since he finished third in the last HKSDC Junior tournament.

Participating teams: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ow8V-0NZbn4qogURuuuVo_3YLRMS2b4KiV91o9_Ag3I/edit#gid=0

Motions
R1: This house would put economy over environment in developing countries (Impromptu)
R2: This House would allow all countries to have nuclear weapons
R3: This House believes that parents should not have the right to actively promote their own religion to their children
SF: THBT torture is a legitimate method of extracting information from terrorist suspects
Friendly: THBT schools should actively discourage their students from using facebook
GF: THBT, upon death, every person’s body should revert to the State for scientific use, or for organ donation, depending on necessity
Debate 2-3-2013  256Top 16 Teams
Breaking teams have been ranked on the final results, other teams are ranked on the basis of the three initial preliminary rounds

  • 1. [Champion] GSIS
  • 2. [Runners-up] YCIS
  • 3. [Semi-finalist] SIS
  • 4. [Semi-finalist] LSC
  • 5. CIS – 3 wins/739 points
  • 6. DGS 2 – 3/738
  • 7. WYCHK – 3/716
  • 8. MCS – 2 wins /745 points
  • 9. DBS – 2/742
  • 10. Raimondi – 2/741
  • 11=. SPCC – 2/738
  • 11=. WIS – 2/738
  • 13=. ICS – 3/735
  • 13=. SJC – 3/735
  • 15. HKIS – 2/729
  • 16. DC – 2/720

Debate 2-3-2013  129Top 10 Speakers

  • 1. Isaac Chung (Raimondi) 72.67
  • 2. Eunice Leung (MCS) 72.33
  • 2=. Bon Bong (DGS) 72
  • 2=. Kay Cheng (ICS) 72
  • 2=. Pavan Hegde (SIS 1) 72
  • 2=. Ho Gabrielle (SSGC) 72
  • 7=. Hubert Cruz (LSC) 71.67
  • 7=. Zachariah Lee (SPCC) 71.67
  • 7=. Annie Hao (YCIS) 71.67
  • 7=. Joshua Wang (YCIS) 71.67

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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.
  • [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
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    Motions

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

    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.

    RESULTS: Heart of Europe Debating Tournament 2010

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    View Team HK’s photos of HoEDThere.

    Hong Kong was invited to participate in the 2010 Heart of Europe Debating Tournament. After much discussion, Hong Kong decided not to send 1, but 2 teams to attend the Heart of Europe Debating Tournament in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The teams have been coached by Mr. Greg Forse and Mr. Roy Allen who took charge of the WSDC 2010 and WIDPSC 2010 teams respectively.

    Hong Kong 1 Hong Kong 2
    (C) Benjamin Allen (LSC)
    Benjamin So (QC)
    Heather Pickerell (GSIS)
    James Lo (DBS)
    Justin Lo (LSC
    (C) Pavan Hegde (SIS)
    Griffith Cheng (LSC)
    Tiffany Chung (SIS)

    Raphael Leung, of LaSalle College, also accompanied Team Hong Kong as an adjudicator at the tournament.

    Both Hong Kong teams achieved great success at the tournament, and set several national records. Hong Kong 2 won 7 out of 8 preliminary rounds with 21 judges, and Hong Kong 1 won all 8 preliminary rounds with 23 judges, only dropping one judge. Hong Kong 2 was knocked out by Canada Bi-Coastal in the quarter finals, and Hong Kong 1 defeated Czech Republic 1 and Canada Bi-Coastal in the quarter finals and semi finals respectively, only to be defeated by Team South Africa in the Finals.

    This marks the first time Team Hong Kong has made it past the quarter finals of an international debating tournament, as well as the first time a team has won a trophy. Hong Kong also performed extremely well individually, with all members who met the criteria of the individual ranking system ranking within the top 20. Here is the summary of the results:

    Hong Kong 1

    • Ranked 1st in the preliminary rounds with 8 wins and 23 judges
    • Ranked 2nd place after being defeated by Team South Africa in the finals

    Hong Kong 2

    • Ranked 4th in the preliminary rounds with 7 wins and 21 judges

    NEW: Individual Rankings (only speakers who debated five rounds in the preliminaries are eligible)

    • Heather Pickerell (HK 1) – 2nd – 74,22619048
    • Benjamin So (HK 1) – 3rd – 73,83333333
    • Tiffany Chung (HK 2) – 7th – 73,58333333
    • Benjamin Allen (HK 1) – 11th – 73,43055556
    • Pavan Hegde (HK 2) – 15th – 73,30952381
    • Griffith Cheng (HK 2) – 18th – 73,0952381

    NEW: More Results from the HoEDT website

    Motions

    R1: THBT all Drugs should be legalized
    R3: THBT Turkey should be admitted into the European Union
    R5: THBT Downloading Music and Films from the Internet should be prohibited
    R8: THBT all foreign Forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan
    GF: THBT Israel should be obliged (if necessary by force) to withdraw from all Lands acquired since 1966

    Team HK Results

    Round 1 – THBT all Drugs should be legalized
    Hong Kong 1 vs UNITED STATES (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs BULGARIA (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Round 2 – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. TURKEY – Robert College A (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. TURKEY – Robert College B (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Round 3 – THBT Turkey should be admitted into the European Union.
    Hong Kong 1 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia D (Winner Hong Kong 1, 2-1)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. SOUTH AFRICA (Winner Hong Kong 2, 2-1)

    Round 4 – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia C (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia B (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Round 5 – THBT Downloading Music and Films from the Internet should be prohibited
    Hong Kong 1 vs. SERBIA – Serbia Math HighSchool (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia A (Winner Slovenia A, 1-2)

    Round 6 – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. ISRAEL (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. ROMANIA – Romania 2 (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Round 7 – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. BULGARIA (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. ISRAEL (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Round 8 – THBT all foreign Forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan
    Hong Kong 1 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia A (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-0)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. SLOVENIA – Slovenia C (Winner Hong Kong 2, 3-0)

    Quarter-Finals – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. CZECH REPUBLIC – Czech 1 (Winner Hong Kong 1, 3-2)
    Hong Kong 2 vs. CANADA- Canada Bi-Coastal (Winner Canada, 2-3)

    Semi-Finals – Impromptu
    Hong Kong 1 vs. CANADA – Canada Bi-Coastal (Winner Hong Kong 1, 4-3)

    Finals – THBT Israel should be obliged (if necessary by force) to withdraw from all Lands acquired since 1966
    Hong Kong 1 vs. South Africa (Winner South Africa, 3-6)

    After many hours of painstaking work, debater Heather Pickerell has managed to put the videos online for others to watch. Whether you want to see the world schools format or Team Hong Kong’s performance, the debate is a beauty to watch. The videos have been embedded below.

    Alternatively, you can watch the debate in separate parts on Youtube. It has also been embedded below.