Confirmed, but not official, results thanks to Tiffany Chung back in Hong Kong regarding the Quarter-Fianls of the 26th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition that was held on the 2nd April 2011.
From the Quarter-Final results I have been able to obtain, I have also drawn up a the respective Semi-Final parings between DBS, SIS, DGS and CIS. The winner of the semi-finals will automatically progress to the Grand Final.
Some notes: SIS are defending champions, DGS champions 4 years ago, DBS semi-finalist from last year and CIS champions of Sr HKSDC 2011. Given such a collection of high-quality teams, this years final stages will be one of the most competative in recent years.
Contest 1: DBS beats SPCC by 2 to 1. DBS also win the Best Speaker award.
Motion: The government should increase hospital charges for mainland expectant mothers giving birth in Hong Kong
Contest 2: SIS beats CCC Mong Man Wai College
Motion: Parents should not take their children to participate in protest activities
Contest 3: DGS beat SJC
Motion: The establishment of a universal retirement protection scheme brings more good than harm
Contest 4: CIS beat Steward Pooi Kei College
Motion: The issuance of inflation-linked retail bonds (or “iBond”) can help reduce inflation pressures
Diocesan Boys’ School vs South Island School
Diocesan Girls School vs Chinese International School