WSDA 2010


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The World Schools Debating Academy held in Slovenia was recently concluded with 86 participants from 11 different countries, including one from our very own Hong Kong.

Champions 'Team A'

Champions 'Team A' with Heather Pickerell (Hong Kong) in the center


Coaches included notable international debaters Stephen Boyle, Filip Dobranic, Rhydian Morgan, Bojana Skrt and Alfred C. Snider with Vanja Vrecic, Samo Novak, Anna Mojca England Kerr and Maja Cimerman all former members of Team Slovenia at WSDC.

The preliminary rounds consisted of 5 debates, both prepared and impromptu. Team A (Heather Pickerell, Matus Bachen, Jaroslav Leitmann) entered the final with a perfect 5-0 record and beat Beyond Perfect (Mojca Jutersek, Petra Komat, Lenka Habetinova) who went in with a 4-1 record.

The Top 10 Speakers were

  1. Heather Pickerell, Hong Kong
  2. Lenka Habetinova, Czech Republic
  3. Lea Benk, Germany
  4. Jernej Fink, Slovenia
  5. Mojca Jutersek, Slovenia
  6. Zoran Fijavz, Slovenia
  7. Eman Al-Musleh, Qatar
  8. Ann-Catrin Spranger, Germany
  9. Anna-Lisa Funk, Germany
  10. Mary Gonzalez, USA

Here is the Grand Final debate on the motion

THBT narrowing the income gap between rich and poor is more important than overall economic growth

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