WSDC 2010 – Quarter Final

This is part of the WSDC 2010 series as I recount and report on the World School Debating Championship 2010 from Doha, Qatar as a debater, blogger and Hong Kong national team member.

At the end of another tough day, AGM, Scotland and South Africa’s presentation as well as 8 difficult debates, those in the running for the 2010 World Schools Debating Championship has dropped from 16 to just 8 who after hard-fought victories today, progress to the quarter finals.

Today’s results on the motion :
That we should have no law restricting freedom of speech

Australia beat Hong Kong 5-0

Canada beat Ireland 3-2
Singapore beat Scotland 3-2
Pakistan beat Greece 5-0
England beat India 4-1
Slovenia beat Sir Lanka 4-2
New Zealand beat Netherlands 5-0
Wales beat Israel 5-0

This means the quarter final match-ups will be as follows :

  • Quarterfinal A : Australia vs. Wales
  • Quarterfinal B : Canada vs. New Zealand
  • Quarterfinal C : Singapore vs. Slovenia
  • Quarterfinal D : Pakistan vs. England

Best of lucks to all quarter finalists

Winner of quarterfinal A will debate winner of quarterfinal D in Semifinal 1.
Winner of quarterfinal B will debate winner of quarterfinal C in Semifinal 2.