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.
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.
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
Top 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
- 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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