A completely new Team Hong Kong arrived in Druskininkai, Lithuania for the 2010 World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships accompanied by coach Roy Allen. In what was ultimate cited as having “Put Hong Kong on the Map”, the team qualified for a record 7 final spots and only just narrowly missed out on Grand Final positions in a number of categories.
The team was :

  • Yu Fai Benjamin So (Queens College)
  • Ho Fung Griffith Cheng (La Salle College)
  • Heather Pickerell (German Swiss International School)
  • Sachin Srivastava (German Swiss International School)
  • Tiffany Chung (South Island School)
  • Geoffrey ‘Biffo’ Liew (Sha Tin College)
Team Hong Kong WIDPSC 2010

Team Hong Kong at WIDPSC 2010

Finals

  • Heather Pickerell – Debating, Impromptu Speaking
  • Sachin Srivastava – Impromptu Speaking, Interpretative Reading
  • Griffith Cheng – Interpretative Reading
  • Tiffany Chung – Persuasive Speaking
  • Yu Fai Benjamin So – Impromptu Speaking

Overall

  • 6th – Heather Pickerell – Hong Kong – 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

Debate

  • 2 – Heather – 186.83
  • 19 – Griffith – 179.25
  • 21 – Ben – 176.00
  • 37 – Biffo – 173.50
  • 46 – Sachin – 171.60
  • 57 – Tiffany – 168.00

Impromptu Speaking

  • 4 – Sachin – 186.25
  • 5 – Heather – 186.063
  • 11 – Ben – 183.93
  • 14 – Griffith – 183.16
  • 26 – Biffo – 179.3
  • 30 – Tiffany – 177.916

Interpretive Reading

  • 6 – Griffith – 185
  • 12 – Sachin – 183.67
  • 14 – Tiffany – 183.5
  • 17 – Ben – 182.67
  • 48 – Biffo – 175.27
  • 65 – Heather – 171.25

Persuasive Speaking

  • 3 – Tiffany – 186.42
  • 12 – Heather – 182.17
  • 26 – Sachin – 178.08
  • 44 – Ben – 172.67
  • 52 – Griffith – 168.42
  • 54 – Biffo – 167.83