WSDC 2010 – Final Rankings


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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.

Following the conclusion of World Schools Debating Championship 2010, the numbers are in, the results crunched and the final rankings decided. Here they are courtesy of the organizers at WSDC Charity.

Motions

R1: That we should support Military Intervention in Somalia
R2: That we should make physical education compulsory in schools
R3: That every Country should have the right to possess Nuclear Weapons
R4: That we should support quotas for women in high government positions
R5: That Doctors should report evidence of Martial Abuse to the police
R6: That developing nations should have the right to give priority to development ahead of the environment
R7: That Terrorist suspects should have the right to a Trial in Civilian courts
R8: That we should legalise performance enhancing drugs
OF: That we should have no law restricting freedom of speech
QF: That compensation should be paid for the injustices committed by past generations
SF: That the United States should withdraw from the Middle East
GF : That Governments should Never Bail out Big Companies

Teams

You can find the results for each individual round here.
See how the 16 teams progressed during the Knockout Stages.

Overall Team Rankings

  1. Canada
  2. England
  3. Singapore
  4. Wales
  5. Australia
  6. Slovenia
  7. New Zealand
  8. Pakistan
  9. Greece
  10. Israel
  11. Netherlands
  12. Sri Lanka
  13. India
  14. Scotland
  15. Ireland
  16. Hong Kong

Best New Country : United Arab Emirates
China (2nd) and Sudan (3rd)

Best English as Foreign Language Country : Netherlands
Romania (2nd) and Germany (3rd)

Best English as Second Language Country : Slovenia
Greece (2nd) and Sri Lanka (3rd)

The Break

  1. Australia, 8 wins, 23 judges, 6277 points
  2. Canada, 8 wins, 22 judges, 6171 points
  3. Singapore, 8 wins, 22 judges, 6161 points
  4. Greece, 8 wins, 22 judges, 6105 points
  5. England, 8 wins, 21 judges, 6188.5 points
  6. Slovenia, 7 wins, 19 judges, 6016.5 points
  7. New Zealand, 6 wins, 19 judges, 6189.5 points
  8. Wales, 6 wins, 19 judges, 6080.5 points
  9. Israel, 6 wins, 18 judges, 6012 points
  10. Netherland, 6 wins, 18 judges, 5961 points
  11. Sir Lanka, 6 wins, 17 judges, 6047.5 points
  12. India, 6 wins, 16 judges, 5982.5 points
  13. Pakistan, 5 wins, 18 judges 6114.5 points
  14. Scotland, 5 wins, 17 judges, 6163 points
  15. Ireland, 5 wins, 16 judges, 6093.5 points
  16. Hong Kong, 5 wins, 16 judges, 6074.5 points
  17. South Korea, 5 wins, 16 judges, 6072 points
  18. Bangladesh, 5 wins, 16 judges, 6022.5 points
  19. South Africa, 5 wins, 15 judges, 6107.5 points
  20. Mexico, 5 wins, 15 judges, 6023 points
  21. Philippines, 5 wins, 15 judges, 6001.5 points
  22. Indonesia, 5 wins, 15 judges, 5955.5 points
  23. Romania, 5 wins, 14 judges, 5970 points
  24. Germany, 5 wins, 13 judges, 5970 points
  25. Sweden, 5 wins, 13 judges, 5821.0 points
  26. Estonia, 5 wins, 12 judges, 5952.0 points
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Speakers

Overall Best Speakers
The full top 100 speakers list can be found here.

  1. Joanna Connolly – Australia – 75.333
  2. Laura Birchall – Australia – 75.033
  3. Charlotte Thomas – Australia – 74.875
  4. Eleanor Gordon-Smith – Australia – 74.833
  5. Manasvin Goswami – Canada – 74.292
  6. Gregory Farquhar – England – 74.222
  7. Shehryar Sheikh – Pakistan – 74.083
  8. Maria English – New Zealand – 74.000
  9. Georgina Barker – Scotland – 73.944
  10. Hasan Dindjer – England – 73.917
  11. Aria Newfield – New Zealand – 73.867
  12. Ashish Kumar – Singapore – 73.813
  13. Keenan Macneal – Canada – 73.800
  14. Jonathan Carson – Canada – 73.792
  15. Ella Katharine Robertson – Scotland – 73.694
  16. Edward Schweitzer – England – 73.694
  17. Rebecca Meredith – Scotland – 73.667
  18. Jasmin Moran – New Zealand – 73.625
  19. Teoh Ren Jie – Singapore – 73.605
  20. Filippos Lekkas – Greece – 73.583

Hong Kong Individual Results (as stated in the top 100)

      39 – Heather Pickerell – 4 – 72.583
      40 – Ben Allen – 5 – 72.467
      45 – Paul Lau – 4 – 72.333
      50 – Annette Chau – 4 – 72.250
      60 – Prakash Sanker – 7 – 72.048

Individual EFL Best Speakers :

  1. Lionie Beyrle – Germany
  2. Zan Zveplan – Slovenia
  3. Sanjit Dias – Sri Lanka
  4. Elisabeth Van Lieshout – The Netherlands
  5. Inka Mobinger – Germany

Individual ESL Best Speakers

  1. Shehryar Sheikh – Pakistan
  2. Filippos Lekkas – Greece
  3. Muhammad Gulzar – Pakistan
  4. Do Kwon – South Korea
  5. Jeewon Yoo – South Korea

Individual New Nation Best Speakers

  1. Andirudh Sivaram – UAE
  2. Raeesa Munshi – UAE
  3. Sara Smylie – UAE
  4. Calvin Cox – Sudan
  5. Jiali Li – China
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3 comments

  1. Paul, you’re definitely the Man ! I always follow your posts for up to date information during major tournaments.
    Keep up the good work.

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