The 2010 World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships have finished. Held in Lithuania this year, it has been a resounding success, especially for Team Hong Kong. Of the 52 spots in the finals (essentially a semi-final), Hong Kong snagged a record 7 spots in total, the best in Hong Kong’s 3 years of attendance.
Prakash Sanker and Paul Lau each grabbed 2 final spots last year totaling 4. That record was broken with this years astounding 7 final spots.
With the conclusion of WIDPSC 2010, the overall results have also come in. Team Hong Kong of Heather Pickerell, Sachin Srivastava, Benjamin So, Tiffany Chung, Griffith Cheng and Geoffrey (Biffo) Liew broke new ground in a highly competitive field.
Although Hong Kong was unlucky not to have any grand finalists, the record for 2010 was still shockingly impressive.
Here are the overall rankings for Team Hong Kong 2010:
- 6th – Heather Pickerell – 725.58
- 16th – Sachin Srivastava – Hong Kong – 719.60
- 20th – Benjamin So – Hong Kong – 718.00
- 24th – Tiffany Chung – Hong Kong – 715.83
- 25th – Griffith Cheng – Hong Kong – 715.58
- 44th – Geoffrey Liew – Hong Kong – 695.93
Congratulations to Team Hong Kong for a wonderful showing. Many of the team will remain in contention next year so the future looks bright for Hong Kong. As the founder of WIDPSC John Robinson said himself “Hong Kong is on the Map!”
Results for Hong Kong following the 2 rounds of each category