Hong Kong once again participated in the 2009 World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships held in Reading, United Kingdom accompanied by Sing Chi. Unfortunately, coach Ms. Mary Garland was unable to go. In total, Hong Kong qualified for 4 final spots in 2 categories although the team was unsuccessful in achieving a Grand Final spot.
The team was :

  • Prakash Sanker (SIS)
  • Angela Lu (STC)
  • Jannina Phi (HKIS)
  • Arthur Chan (LSC)
  • Paul Lau (SIS)
  • Nicholas Gordon (SIS)
  • Rosy Yang (St. Paul Secondary School)
Team Hong Kong WIDPSC 2009

Team Hong Kong WIDPSC 2009

Finals

  • Prakash Sanker – Interpretative Reading, Persuasive Speaking
  • Paul Lau – Debating, Interpretative Reading

Overall

  • 18th – Prakash Sanker – 782.5
  • 20th – Paul Lau – 779.25
  • 33rd – Arthur Chan – 770
  • 35th – Nicholas Gordon – 769.25
  • 39th – Rosy Yang – 763.67
  • 49th – Jannina Phi – 752.125
  • 52nd – Angela Lu – 746

Debate

  • 10 – Paul – 177.25
  • 13 – Nicky – 176.50
  • 46 – Arthur – 168.25
  • 48 – Rosy – 168.25
  • 49 – Jannina – 167

Impromptu Speaking

  • 24 – Prakash – 172.5
  • 36 – Nicky – 169.5
  • 39 – Angela – 169.17
  • 47 – Rosy – 167
  • 48 – Paul – 166.5
  • 50 – Jannina – 165.75

Interpretive Reading

  • 5 – Paul – 179.5
  • 12 – Prakash – 178.75
  • 24 – Rosy – 174.83
  • 40 – Jannina – 170.75

Persuasive Speaking

  • 6 – Prakash – 180.25
  • 14 – Arthur – 177
  • 22 – Nicky – 174.75
  • 28 – Paul – 172.75
  • 34 – Rosy – 170.75
  • 40 – Angela – 166.5
  • 42 – Jannina – 165.75