The break rounds of 12th HKSDPSC Senior Debating Tournament were successfully held at Diocesan Girls School on 9th April 2016, Saturday. The results are as follows:

Results

Champion: Chinese International School
Grand Finalist: International Christian School
Semi-finalist: South Island School and St Paul’s Co-educational College
Quarter-finalist: Heep Yunn School, Sha Tin College, German Swiss International School, West Island School
Best Speaker of Grand Final: John Yap (CIS)

Many thanks to all those who took time out to judge the debates, including Jessica Wong, Paul Hart, Emmanuel Reed, Samuel Chan, Shafee Mohammed, Brian Wong, Gordon Cheung, and Paul Lau.

QF: SPCC (O) > HYS (P), CIS (O) > GSIS (P), SIS (P) > WIS (O), ICS (P) > SC (O)
SF: CIS (P) 3-0 SPCC (O), ICS (P) 2-1 SIS (O)

Motions

R1: THBT companies should reserve seats for women in senior management.
R2: THBT voluntourism causes more harm than good to the developing world.
R3: THW not allow workers who provide public services to strike.
R4: THBT the West should cooperate with Russia in Syria.
R5: THW abolish the retirement age.
QF: THBT the media should only report government released information during health emergencies.
SF: THBT AMPAS should establish an additional non-Caucasian Oscars.
[AMPAS – (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) hosts the annual Academy Awards, which are also commonly known as the Oscars.]
GF: TH supports Turkish membership of the EU.