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Octofinal debate at the 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships between HKSDC 2 (proposition) and Anglo Singapore International School 1 (opposition) on the motion ‘THBT a strong dictatorship is better than weak democracy’. HKSDC2 beat Anglo1 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. The members of HKSDC2 are Justin Lee, Michelle Sum, Brian Wong and Aspen Wang.
Video credits to Gary.
Motions for the 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships 2012 at Anglo Singapore International School, Bangkok, Thailand.R1: THBT the Eurozone should harmonize its debt through Eurobonds
R2: THBT states should not compensate individuals who choose to live in disaster areas
R3: THW make the protection of human rights a condition for receiving developmental aid
R4: TH supports rehabilitation over retribution for juveniles
R5: THW sign an international treaty banning Cyber warfare
R6: THW require schools to stop teaching a gender normative* curriculum** (*Based upon societal stereotype of traditional gender rules. **Courses, subject matter and activities.)
R7: THW ban all religions from actively seeking conversions
OF: [Governance] THBT a strong dictatorship is better than weak democracy
QF: [Wealth Distribution] THBT income equality should be prioritized over economic growth
SF: [Syria] THBT military intervention is justified to protect civilians from the state
GF: THBT Corporations are not people
The 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships concluded last night at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are a compilation of the various results of the tournament.
Runners-up: Xavier School
On the motion that ‘THBT corporations are not people’, Malaysia beat Xavier School by the slimmest of margins, with a 5-4 split decision.
Top 10 Speakers
- Aaron Lee (Malaysia)
- Josh Broomberg (South Africa)
- Joe Kahn (South Africa)
- Justin Lee (HKSDC)
- Emma Pottinger (South Africa)
- Eunice Leung (HKSDC)
- Natalie So (HKSDC)
- Donald Felbaum (Xavier School)
- Tan Tse Hao (Malaysia)
- Raynard Lao (Xavier School)
Top 10 Adjudicators
- Brynne Guthrie
- Iris Zhang
- Arpaporn Tangkrisanakajorn
- Steven Lee
- Keana Reinu
- Gary Sakuma
NOTE: Any errors in this post are the authors sole responsibility.
The semifinals motion was ‘THBT military intervention is justified to protect civilians from the state’. The theme being Syria.
This means that the Grand Finals will contested between WSDC Malaysia and Xaveir School on the motion that ‘THBT corporations are not people’
In other Hong Kong related news, the Grand Final adjudication panel will include both Iris Zhang and Steven Lee, a certain recognition of their adjudication.
Debaters also participated in the official opening ceremony of ASIS’s new campus at which we have been based for TWSDC. Here are some pictures of the celebrations, courtesy of Brynne at SADebatingTeam. In addition to speeches, there were also a Marching Band, a Lion Dance and firecrackers.
Malaysia 5-0 Anglo 2
HKSDC 2 3-2 South Africa
Xavier 4-1 Leaders 1
HKSDC 1 3-2 HKSDC 3
Malaysia vs. HKSDC 2
HKSDC 1 vs. Xavier
After 7 preliminary rounds, 16 teams have broken to the ocotofinals. Here is the break. So far only the order has been made available but the organizers have indicated they will release a full tab at a later point.
- South Africa
- Xavier School
- Leaders Academy 1
- Nanyang Girls’ High School
- Anglo Singapore International School 2
- Anglo Singapore International School 1
- Leaders Academy 2
- Hangzhou Foreign Language School 1
- Triam Udom Suksa School
- Sacred Heart College 2
- Nanjing Foreign Language Schol 2
- Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
The octofinals have concluded and the results are now pending.
The preliminary rounds of the 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships are coming to a close with the conclusion with Round 6 earlier today. One round remains before 16 teams break to the octo-finals.The day began with Round 4′s impromptu motion that ‘TH supports rehabilitation over retribution for juveniles’. Round 5 saw teams compete on the prepared motion that ‘THW sign an international treaty banning Cyber warfare’. The day was concluded with Round 6 on the motion that
THW require schools to stop teaching a gender normative* curriculum**’. *Based upon societal stereotype of traditional gender rules. **Courses, subject matter and activities.
After the initial 6 rounds, only Team Malaysia stand with a perfect record of a 6-0 win-loss ratio. They are almost certain to break. Although the top of the tab was initially almost exclusively populated with international teams, a number of local Thai teams have put together a strong run of debates today to push their way into the top brackets.
It will be interesting to see how the break turns out tomorrow, especially as an evaluation as to the sliding-power-pairing system. Following the lunch-time announcement of the break, tomorrow will see the Quarterfinals and Semifinals, both impromptu debates with an hours preparation.
TWSDC is now in full swing with three rounds of debate today. There are 30 teams (one swing team) and today saw two prepared motions and one impromptu motion. Round 1 started with the motion ‘THBT the Eurozone should harmonize its debt through Eurobonds’ and random pairing. After a quick lunch outdoors to the very very recently finished ASIS, the first impromptu round began with the motion that ‘THBT states should not compensate individuals who choose to live in disaster areas’. After two rounds, the sliding-power-pairing system has begun to separate teams with largely international teams sitting near the top. Round 3 was on the prepared motion that ‘THW make the protection of human rights a condition for receiving developmental aid’.
After the end of the day, teams left on their own, grabbing dinner and doing further preparation in their own order. Tomorrow will also see three debates (Round 4 to 6). Both round 4 and round 6 are impromptu motions to be released with 1 hour preparation. Round 5 will be on a prepared motion; either on cyberwarfare or religious conversions.