WSDC 2012 – Team Tab by Speaks


There is much debate over whether wins/losses more accurately represent teams than speaker scores. I agree that speaker scores are more variable and depend on the adjudicator, but they also better reflect the margin of victory. A team with lots of narrow wins may arguably be worse than a team that wins all but one debate by a wide margin.

In any instance, the team tab by speaker scores is useful in seeing which teams will top the individual speaker tabs. In the past two years, the top 2 individual speakers have both come from the team with the highest total speaker points.

1. ENGLAND, 6241.0 [6]
2. SINGAPORE, 6233.5 [1]
3. SOUTH AFRICA, 6179.5 [2]
4. AUSTRALIA, 6151.0 [4]
5. HONG KONG, 6127.0 [14]
6. SCOTLAND, 6122.5 [5]
7. NEW ZEALAND, 6112.5 [3]
8. SOUTH KOREA, 6104.5 [16]
9. WALES, 6088.5 [7]
10. CANADA, 6087.5 [9]
11. PAKISTAN, 6082.0 [17]
12. GREECE, 6066.0 [12]
13. IRELAND, 6033.5 [15]
14. INDIA, 6029.0 [10]
15. SRI LANKA, 6015.0 [19]
16. MEXICO, 6008.0 [27]
17. PHILIPPINES, 6005.5 [8]
18. MALAYSIA, 5991.5 [13]
19. NETHERLANDS, 5983.0 [24]
20. SLOVENIA, 5979.0 [23]
21. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 5962.5 [22]
22. LITHUANIA, 5953.5 [11]
23. ISRAEL, 5942.0 [18]
24. BANGLADESH, 5932.0 [37]
25. THAILAND, 5930.0 [20]
26. INDONESIA, 5923.5 [25]
27. SLOVAKIA, 5919.5 [26]
28. ESTONIA, 5915.5 [21]
29. SWAZILAND, 5910.5 [28]
30. CZECH REPUBLIC, 5898.5 [31]
31. TURKEY, 5897.0 [30]
32. GERMANY, 5870.0 [36]
33. ARGENTINA, 5860.5 [29]
34. CHINA, 5849.5 [32]
35. PERU, 5847.5 [35]
36. ROMANIA, 5841.0 [33]
37. UNITED STATES, 5831.5 [38]
38. ZIMBABWE, 5783.0 [34]
39. DENMARK, 5768.0 [41]
40. KUWAIT, 5763.0 [44]
41. SWEDEN, 5756.0 [42]
42. NIGERIA, 5647.5 [47]
43. MOLDOVA, 5640.5 [45]
44. QATAR, 5640.0 [40]
45. BERMUDA, 5637.0 [43]
46. BOTSWANA, 5623.5 [39]
47. JAPAN, 5606.5 [46]
48. MONGOLIA, 5436.0 [48]

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7 comments

  1. oops my bad. i read at as “top 2 individual speakers have both come from the top breaking team”.

    anyhow great post and perspective on win/losses vs speaker scores!

  2. Singapore was #1 & 2 for speakers but broke 15th during 2011 [so not really the top breaking team]. I think their speaker points were the highest though

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