OUR EVENTS RUNDOWN
HKSDPSC runs 6 major events each academic year, and sends two Hong Kong representative teams to international competitions. These are managed under two categories: Debating and Public Speaking. For each category we run Senior and Junior sections. Here are the approximate calendar times for our activities. The 6 core tournaments are run as one day events, however the debating tournaments have a follow up grand finals night 10-11 days after the preliminary event. Three divisions of finals are contested: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Junior events are generally open to students up to and including Year 10 or Form 4, except the second Junior debating tournament which is for up to Year 9 or form 3 students to encourage schools to develop younger talent later in the school year.
1st Debating Tournament – September
Squad selection for WSDC team training – September after 1st tournament
Public Speaking Championship – Late October/Early November (doubles as HK selection for WIDPSC team)
2nd Debating Tournament – January/February
WSDC team selection – final 5 members selected after 2nd debating tournament
1st Debating Tournament – November
Public Speaking Championship – April
2nd Debating Tournament -May
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