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This is in addition to the results I noted in the previous WIDPSC 2012 post. Thanks to Ryan Tang for these details.
Only 2 individuals made it to 2 Grand Finals, them being Anisah Mahomed (Canada) for Debaing and Persuasive Speaking, and Neil Kemister (Australia) for Impormptu Speaking and After Dinner Speech. Interesting to note that Canada swept into the Debating Grand Finals and although Canada is quite strong in the individual standings, they were not as heavily represented in the Grand Finals, although they do have 6 of the 12 spots. Of the 5 Grand Finals, 3 of them were won by the person with the higher ranking after the initial preliminary rounds. Interestingly, only 2 of the events saw the top ranking individual of the preliminary rounds make it to the Grand Final.
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[UPDATE] For details on those who go to the Grand Finals and results of the Grand Finals, see this post.
The 2012 World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships recently concluded, once again hosted by the Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, who also hosted WIDPSC 2011. Sadly, we don’t yet have a full list of the Grand Finalists nor the World Champions. Thankfully, Team Hong Kong and the crew back in Hong Kong have been extremely efficient and have already uploaded the results of the preliminary rounds as well as Team Hong Kong’s performance to the HKSDC website.
Here’s a run-down of the results with a few bits of analysis.
I don’t know who made it to the Grand Final of each category, but thankfully I do know the individual who won each event and the overall Best Speaker award. They are:
World Champion: Ryan Pistorius (Canada)
Debating World Champion: Connor Campbell (Canada)
Interperative Reading World Champion: Lucien Wang (Hong Kong)
Persuasive Speaking World Champion: Natasha Dusabe (South Africa)
After-Dinner Speaking World Champion: Neil Kemister (Australia)
Impromptu Speaking World Champion: Priyanka Sekhar (USA)
As a whole, Team HK saw 6 team members make a record 7 different finals. In addition, there were two Grand Finalists (Esther Mak for Persuasive Speaking, Lucien Wang for Interpreative Reading) and Lucien Wang also became the World Champion for Interperative Reading. In comparison, WIDPSC 2011 saw 3 team members make 6 finals and 3 Grand Finalists.
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WIDPSC 2012 is quickly approaching and national teams are beginning to form. HKSDC held the Hong Kong Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships on the 26th of November 2011 at La Salle College to select Team Hong Kong.
HKIDPSC was attended by 20 students form 13 schools who all competed in the four disciplines: debating, interpretive reading, persuasive speaking and impromptu speaking. Interestingly enough, the trials for Hong Kong continue to exclude using the ‘After-Dinner Speech’ as part of the selection process.
Full results of HKIDPSC 2011 can be found at the HKSDC website (http://hksdc.wordpress.com/hksdc-idpsc-november-2011-rankings/) which was updated by Mr. Michael Evershed less than 24 hours after the event concluded, amongst one of the fastest updates the HKSDC website has seen in recent times.
Team Hong Kong for WIDPSC 2012 will be:
- Brian Wong (Island School)
- Justin Lee (Shatin College)
- Emma Tsoi (Diocesan Girls’ School)
- Lucien Wang (King George V)
- Madhav Menon (South Island School)
- Esther Mak (St. Paul’s Co-ed College)
- Eunice Leung (Maryknoll Convent School)
- Claudia Tam (West Island school)
For more results, look at http://hksdc.wordpress.com/
In the midst of the slew of information regarding the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC), I decided to check up on the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC).
WIDPSC 2012 was originally set to be hosted by The Hotchkiss School, Connecticut, who also hosted WIDPSC 2005. However, the organizers announced in July 2011 that Moreton Bay Boys’ College, Australia, who hosted WIDPSC 2011, will again be hosting WIDPSC 2012.
WIDPSC 2012 will be held from March 29th to April 4th.
There is little information about national teams, but Canadian Internationals and the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships have both concluded so Team Australia and half of Team Canada have already been formed.
A tentative timetable of the event can be found at http://www.widpsc.com//WIDPSC%20Timetable%202012.pdf
It is noted on the WIDPSC website that Clifton School, South Africa, is set to host WIDPSC 2013.
Dear Korean Debate Community,
On behalf of the KFL, it is our great pleasure to invite high schools to participate in the 6th annual Korea Public Speaking Championship / World Individuals Qualifier (KPSC/WIQ). Note that we have changed the name to better recognize participants, but the event will be organized under the same rules as World Individuals Qualifiers in previous years.
Coaching: If you or someone you know would like to coach the students selected to represent Korea, please note that coach applications are due by Friday, November 4th. Applicants should submit a resume and letter of intent to both the Convener and the Tab Director. The coach will be elected by the participating schools. Note that this is a volunteer position.
KPSC/WIQ: The event will be held on Saturday, November 26th at Bugil Academy. Registration is due by Friday, November 4th. Registration is by school only, so if you are a student, please ask your teacher to contact the organizers for an application form. The purpose of the KPSC/WIQ is twofold. First, the event encourages public speaking and recognizes excellence in speech, drama, and debate. Second, the competition selects students to represent Korea at the World Individuals Public Speaking and Debating Championships (WIDPSC) to take place in Australia in the spring.
Organization: The KPSC/WIQ is facilitated by the Korea Forensics League, an all-volunteer organization open to all schools in Korea. Visit http://www.koreaforensics.com for more information. The Convener for this year’s competition is Rebecca Kuhn at Bugil Academy. The Tab Director will be Eric Moberg from Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies. Eric will also be accepting registrations. Please feel free to contact either of us with questions.
Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies