Date: Saturday 24th September 2011
Venue: South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road Shouson Hill, Hong Kong SAR.
Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Eligibility: Senior Debaters – Years 10-13 (International Schools) / Forms 4-7 (Local Schools)

LA SALLE DEFEAT SOUTH ISLAND IN SPLIT DECISION TO TAKE SECOND TITLE IN THREE FINALS AND NATALIE SO CROWNED BEST SPEAKER

The third Senior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championship was held on the 24th September 2011 at South Island School. 28 teams from 22 schools in Hong Kong participated, with each team consisting of 3-5 members and debates were in Worlds Style.

South Island School 2, South Island School 1, La Salle College and St. Joseph’s College broke into the semi-finals, debating the motion THW abolish the death penalty in all countries .

LSC and SIS1 defeated their opponents and went on to debate the motion THW abandon the European Union in the Grand Final, with La Salle being crowned champion of the Senior HKSDC September 2011 tournament in a close and exciting debate that went down to a 3-2 split decision. South Island 1 received the Runner-Up trophy.

La Salle have now reached all three HKSDC Senior Grand Finals and won twice, setting a benchmark of excellence.

Special mention must be made of Heep Yunn School and Island School 1 who each won all three preliminary rounds and just missed out on the semi-final break by a matter of a few speaker points.

This again highlighted the deficiencies of our system of determining a four-team break after only 3 rounds. The organisers are willing to take suggestions to improve this situation, which clearly requires more time to accommodate a quarter final round.

Also, congratulations to Natalie So of DGS for winning the best speaker award which follows on from her great form in winning the Heart of Europe best speaker trophy over summer in the Czech Republic representing Hong Kong.

Stay tuned for news of our next two events – the Junior HKSDC and the HKSDC WIDPS selection in conjunction with our public speaking contest.

Click here for photos from the tournament.

Motions

  • R1 (Impromptu): This House supports the keeping of animals in Zoos
  • R2 (Prep): This house believes that Moral and National Education should become a compulsory subject for Hong Kong students.
  • R3 (Prep): This house believes in market solutions to the problem of climate change
  • SF (Impromptu): This House believes that all countries should abandon the death penalty
  • GF: This house would abandon the European Union

Results

Team Rankings

Rank School
1 La Salle College
2 South Island School 1
3= South Island School 2
3= St Joseph’s College
5 Island School 1
6 Heep Yunn School
7 St. Paul’s Co-ed School
8 Maryknoll Convent School
9 German Swiss International 1
10 Diocesan Girls’ School 2
11 Li Po Chun United World College
12 Ying Wa College 1
13 Yew Chung International School
14 German Swiss International 2
15 Diocesan Girls’ School 1
16 Shatin College
17 Queen’s College
18 Island School 2
19 Canadian International School 1
20 American International School
21 West Island School
22 Wah Yan College Kowloon
23 Chinese International School
24 Renaissance College
25 King George V School
26 Canadian International School 2
27 Ying Wa College 2
28 St Paul’s College

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Individual Speaker Rankings

Rank Team Debater Average
1 Diocesan Girls’ School Natalie So 74.5
2 La Salle School Ben Allen 74.33
3= Heep Yunn School Michelle Sum 73.5
3= St Joseph’s College Eugene Kwan 73.5
5 Avirup Banerjee South Island School 2 73.3
6= Chinese International School Lorraine Leung 73
6= Chinese International School Resa Ng 73
6= German Swiss International School 1 Ophelia Lai 73
6= Island School 1 Louise Hannaford 73
6= La Salle College Benson Lam 73
6= Maryknoll Convent School Eunice Leung 73
6= Shatin College Angela Li 73
6= St Paul’s Co-ed Ryan Tang 73
14= South Island School Pavan Hegde 73
14= Maryknoll Convent School Janelle Chang 73
14= Queen’s College Albert Lam 73
17= Diocesan Girls’ School 2 Anson Cheung 72.5
17= Island School 2 Karen Tsang 72.5
17= King George V School Sanchez Lo 72.5
20= South Island School 1 Madhav Menon 72.66667
20= South Island School 2 Theo Chan 72

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Round 1: 9.00-10-40 on an Impromptu Motion to be announced at 9am
Room – Proposition vs. Opposition
1 – GSIS 2 vs. LSC
2 – SIS 1 vs. St Paul Co-ed
3 – IS 2 vs. DGS 1
4 – STC vs. MKCS
5 – CDNIS 2 vs. HYS
6 – DGS 2 vs. LPCUWC
7 – CIS vs. SIS2
8 – Ren Coll vs. Yew Chung IS
9 – Ying Wa Coll 2 vs. GSIS1
10 – SJC vs. American IS
11 – KGV vs. QC
12 – WYK vs. Ying Wa Coll 1
13 – WIS vs. CNDIS 1
14 – St Paul Co-ed vs. IS 1

Round 2: 10-40 – 11.40 on THBT Moral and National Education should become a compulsory subject for Hong Kong students
Room – Proposition vs. Opposition
1 – Yew Chung IS vs. GSIS2
2 – GSIS1 vs. SIS1
3 – American IS vs. IS2
4 – QC vs. STC
5 – Ying Wa Coll 1 vs. CNDIS 2
6 – CNDIS 1 vs. DGS2
7 – IS1 vs. CIS
8 – LSC vs. Ren Coll
9 – St PCo-edC vs. Ying Wa Coll 2
10 – DGS1 vs. SJC
11 – MKCS vs. KGV
12 – HYS vs. WYK
13 – LPCUWC vs. WIS
14 – SIS2 vs. St PC

Round 3: 11.40 -12.40 on THB in market solutions to the problem of climate change
Room – Proposition vs. Opposition
1 – GSIS2 vs. MKCS
2 – SIS1 vs. DGS1
3 – IS2 vs. SPCo-edC
4 – STC vs. HYS
5 – CNDIS 2 vs. SIS2
6 – DGS2 vs. Ying Wa Coll 1
7 – CIS vs. LSC
8 – Ren Coll vs. GSIS1
9 – Ying Wa Coll 2 vs. Yew Chung IS
10 – SJC vs. CNDIS 1
11 – KGV vs. LPCUWC
12 – WYK vs. QC
13 – WIS vs. IS1
14 – St PC vs. American IS

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