WSDC 2011 – Round-up


This is part of the WSDC 2011 series as I recount and report on the World School Debating Championship 2011 in Dundee, Scotland as a debater, blogger and Wales national team member.

Motions: https://paullau.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/motions-wsdc-2011-motions/

Grand Final

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Champions: Singapore
Runners-up: Australia

Other results below:

  • Top 30 Best Speakers
  • Top 20 English as a Second Language Speakers
  • Top 10 English as a Foreign Language Speakers
  • Other Awards
  • Team Rankings
  • Full Best Speaker, Best EFL Speaker and Best ESL Speaker lists

Top 30 Best Speakers

Rank. Name (Country) Debates – Average Score

  • 1. Teoh Ren Jie (Singapore) 8 – 74.729
  • 2. Benjamin Mak Jia Ming (Singapore) 7 – 74.500
  • 3. Tyrone Connell (Australia) 4 – 74.333
  • 4. Ashish XiangYi Kumar (Singapore) 8 – 74.146
  • 5. Matthew Handley (England) 6 – 74.056
  • 5. Bo Seo (Australia) 6 – 74.056
  • 7. Nic Martin (Canada) 6 – 73.750
  • 8. Emma Johnstone (Australia) 5 – 73.533
  • 9. Ned Lis-Clarke (Australia) 5 – 73.367
  • 10. Gregory Farquhar (England) 6 – 73.361
  • 11. Thomas Simpson (New Zealand) 5 – 73.300
  • 12. Akshay Kishan Karia (England) 6 – 73.250
  • 13. Anirudh Sivaram (UAE) 7 – 73.167
  • 14. Alice Coombes Huntley (England) 6 – 73.139
  • 15. Josephine Maidment (Wales) 4 – 73.125
  • 16. Michael Macklin (South Africa) 5 – 73.100
  • 17. Paul Lau (Wales) 7 – 73.048
  • 18. Ashely Bowron (Canada) 4 – 73.042
  • 19. Chan Keun Kim (South Korea) 5 – 73.033 [EFL]
  • 20. Ye Eun Chun (South Korea) 6 – 72.944 [ESL]
  • 21. James Lo (Hong Kong) 5 – 72.933
  • 22. David Wigley (Wales) 8 – 72.875
  • 23. Debi Ogunrinde (Canada) 5 – 72.867
  • 24. Menno Schellekens (Netherlands) 7 – 72.833 [EFL]
  • 25. Paul O’Dwyer (Ireland) 7 – 72.810
  • 26. Liz Stratton (Canada) 4 – 72.792
  • 27. Alfie Hinchcliffe (Scotland) 5 – 72.767
  • 28. Raeesa Munshi (UAE) 7 – 72.738
  • 29. Hammad Mustafa (Pakistan) 5 – 72.733
  • 29. Sarah Roberts (Wales) 5 – 72.733

Top 10 English as a Second Language Speakers

Rank. Name (Country) Debates – Average Score

  • 1. Ye Eun Chun (South Korea) 6 – 72.944
  • 2. Nicolas Sarris (Greece) 5 – 72.567
  • 3. Alexander Evans (Greece) 7 – 72.214
  • 4. Katerina Bodouroglou (Greece) 7 – 72.143
  • 5. Nicholas Ferezin (Mexico) 8 – 72.000
  • 5. Ayoung Kim (South Korea) 4 – 72.000
  • 7. Sunyoung Hwang (South Korea) 4 – 71.958
  • 8. Sanch Shivakumar (India) 7 – 71.643
  • 9. Sanjit Dias (Sri Lanka) 8 – 71.333
  • 10. Martin Kiik (Estonia) 8 – 71.313

Top 10 English as a Foreign Language Speakers

Rank. Name (Country) Debates – Average Score

  • 1. Chan Keun Kim (South Korea) 5 – 73.033
  • 2. Menno Schellekens (Netherlands) 7 – 72.833
  • 3. Kun Ho Kim (South Korea) 5 – 72.667
  • 4. Joris Broeders (Netherlands) 6 – 72.139
  • 5. Azer Aras (Netherlands) 7 – 71.691
  • 6. Viola Schramm (Germany) 5 – 71.233
  • 7. Jernej Fink (Slovenia) 5 – 71.000
  • 8. Dilek Sevinc (Germany) 4 – 70.958
  • 9. Indre Bilvinaitee (Lithuania) 8 – 70.875
  • 10. Mojca Jutersek (Slovenia) 5 – 70.867

Other Awards

Best Speaker from a New Nation: Stefan Stojanovic of Serbia
Best New Nation: Barbados
Best English as a Second Language Team: South Korea
Best English as a Foreign Language Team: Netherlands

Team Rankings

Rank. Country [Preliminary Ranking] Wins-Judges, Total Score

  1. Singapore [15] 5-17, 6239.5
  2. Australia [4] 7-21, 6178.5
  3. Ireland [11] 6-16, 6049.0
  4. Scotland [9] 6-18, 6043.5
  5. England [1] 8-23, 6180.5
  6. Canada [7] 7-19, 6136.5
  7. South Africa [12] 6-16, 6045.0
  8. Hong Kong [14] 6, 15, 6056.5
  9. New Zealand [2] 8-23, 6107.0
  10. Netherlands [3] 8-22, 6055.0
  11. United Arab Emirates [5] 7-21, 6096.0
  12. South Korea [6] 7-21, 6093.0
  13. Wales [8] 6-20, 6120.5
  14. Pakistan [10] 6-17, 6052.0
  15. Greece [13] 6-16, 6038.0
  16. Mexico [16] 5-15, 5960.5
  17. Bangladesh [17] 5-15, 5903.0
  18. Israel [18] 5-14, 5985.5
  19. Estonia [19] 5-14, 5955.5
  20. Philippines [20] 5-13, 5990.0
  21. India [21] 5-12, 5963.5
  22. USA [22] 4-11, 5989.5
  23. Sri Lanka [23] 4-11, 5982.0
  24. Czech Republic [24] 4-11, 5939.5
  25. Thailand [25] 4-11, 5812.5
  26. Turkey [26] 4-10, 5857.5
  27. China [27] 3-12, 5819.5
  28. Germany [28] 3-10, 5927.5
  29. Kuwait [29] 3-10, 5891.0
  30. Chile [30] 3-10, 5792.0
  31. Peru [31] 3-8, 5913.5
  32. Croatia [32] 3-8, 5774.0
  33. Lithuania [33] 2-10, 5920.5
  34. Slovenia [34] 2-9, 5920.5
  35. Romania [35] 2-9, 5816.0
  36. Argentina [36] 2-8, 5873.0
  37. Indonesia [37] 2-8, 5832.5
  38. Qatar [38] 2-8, 5778.0
  39. Slovakia [39] 2-7, 5870.5
  40. Sweden [40] 2-7, 5833.5
  41. Barbados [41] 2-7, 5710.5
  42. Serbia [42] 2-6, 5757.5
  43. Nigeria [43] 2-6, 5688.0
  44. Namibia [44] 2-5, 5706.0
  45. Bermuda [45] 1-4, 5627.0
  46. Japan [46] 0-1, 5513.0
  47. Nepal [47] 0-1, 5498.5
  48. Poland [48] 0-0, 5586.5

Full Speaker Tabs

Best Main Break Speakers

Best EFL Speakers

Best ESL Speakers

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3 comments

  1. Incredible coverage of WSDC 2011, great work 😀 I’m fairly sure Ireland was on the opposition in the quarter finals, though…

  2. Hi Paul, think there’s a small error there. Singapore was 15th in Preliminary Ranking, not 1st. 😀 haha thanks so much for posting all the results here! (:

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