The Hong Kong Parliamentary Debating Society Summer Workshop 2012 concluded earlier today at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The 7 day event began with training workshops in the British Parliamentary format with coaches from Canada, USA, the Netherlands and China. 16 teams broke to the quarter-finals after 7 rounds of debates.
The Grand Final saw two teams from Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, China in the upper house with composite teams from Ying Wa, Island School, SPCC and DGS in the lower house. The four Grand Final teams, whom broke 1st, 3rd, 5th and 10th debated the motion that THW get rid of all national borders.
Champion: Ryan Tang and Jessica Yung (Team Draco Malfoy)
Grand Finalists: Team WOW! (Will Zhang, Elizabeth Hu), Team Lisabeth (Bon Bong, Brian Wong) and Team Fiona’s Illegit Baby (Fiona Zhang, Johnny Chen)
Best Speaker of the Grand Final: Ryan Tang
- Ryan Tang – 552
- Brian Wong – 549
- Shirley – 545
- Will Zhang – 544
- Johnny Chen – 544
- Jessica Yung – 542
- Michael Xu – 541
- Bon Bong – 539
- Elizabeth Hu – 539
- Fiona Zhang – 538
Champion: Christopher Gin
Public Speaking Finalists: Johnny Chen, Brian Wong, Bon Bong, Will Wei, William Lu, John Yap
Please note that any errors in the reporting of these results are soley the responsibility of the author. Apologies in advance. If anything needs to be corrected, please leave a comment below and I will update the post as soon as possible.