From : PaulLau.com
Below are Hong Kong’s results from each round of the World Schools Debating Championships 2010. Hong Kong’s final record after the preliminary rounds was 5 wins, 3 loss, and 16 judges. Including the knock-out rounds, Hong Kong was 16th overall.

The team was :

  • Ben Allen (LSC)
  • Annette Chau (STC)
  • Paul Lau (SIS)
  • Heather Pickerell (GSIS)
  • Prakash Sanker (SIS)

Hong Kong Debaters (Left to Right) : Heather Pickerell (GSIS), Paul Lau (SIS) , Prakash Sanker (SIS), Annette Chau (STC), Ben Allen (LSC)

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Round 1
Motion: That we should support Military Intervention in Somalia
Proposition: Chile
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 2
Motion: That we should make physical education compulsory in schools
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Wales
Winner: Wales, 2-1

Round 3
Motion: That every Country should have the right to possess Nuclear Weapons
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Germany
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 4
Motion: That we should support quotas for women in high government positions
Proposition: Bermuda
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 2-1

Round 5
Motion: That Doctors should report evidence of Martial Abuse to the police
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Bulgaria
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 6
Motion: That developing nations should have the right to give priority to development ahead of the environment
Proposition: Singapore
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Singapore, 3-0

Round 7
Motion: That Terrorist suspects should have the right to a Trial in Civilian courts
Proposition: Mongolia
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 8
Motion: That we should legalise performance enhancing drugs
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Slovenia
Winner: Slovenia, 2-1

Octo-Final
Motion: That we should have no law restricting freedom of speech
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Australia
Winner: Australia, 5-0

Individually, all of Hong Kong’s speakers ranked in the top 60:
39 – Heather Pickerell – 4 – 72.583
40 – Ben Allen – 5 – 72.467
45 – Paul Lau – 4 – 72.333
50 – Annette Chau – 4 – 72.250
60 – Prakash Sanker – 7 – 72.048