Octofinal debate at the 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships between HKSDC 2 (proposition) and Anglo Singapore International School 1 (opposition) on the motion ‘THBT a strong dictatorship is better than weak democracy’. HKSDC2 beat Anglo1 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. The members of HKSDC2 are Justin Lee, Michelle Sum, Brian Wong and Aspen Wang.
Video credits to Gary.
Many thanks to the tabmaster, Chaya Suttichujit, for publishing a full copy of the TWSDC 2012 Tab.
- Team Rankings
- Top 20 Speakers
- HKSDC Speaker Rankings
- Top 20 Adjudicators
Motions for the 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships 2012 at Anglo Singapore International School, Bangkok, Thailand.
TWSDC 2012 was hosted by Anglo Singapore International School, Bangkok, Thailand
R1: THBT the Eurozone should harmonize its debt through Eurobonds
R2: THBT states should not compensate individuals who choose to live in disaster areas
R3: THW make the protection of human rights a condition for receiving developmental aid
R4: TH supports rehabilitation over retribution for juveniles
R5: THW sign an international treaty banning Cyber warfare
R6: THW require schools to stop teaching a gender normative* curriculum** (*Based upon societal stereotype of traditional gender rules. **Courses, subject matter and activities.)
R7: THW ban all religions from actively seeking conversions
OF: [Governance] THBT a strong dictatorship is better than weak democracy
QF: [Wealth Distribution] THBT income equality should be prioritized over economic growth
SF: [Syria] THBT military intervention is justified to protect civilians from the state
GF: THBT Corporations are not people
The 3rd Thailand World Schools Debating Championships concluded last night at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are a compilation of the various results of the tournament.
The Grand Finals underway
Runners-up: Xavier School
On the motion that ‘THBT corporations are not people’, Malaysia beat Xavier School by the slimmest of margins, with a 5-4 split decision.
Top 10 Speakers
- Aaron Lee (Malaysia)
- Josh Broomberg (South Africa)
- Joe Kahn (South Africa)
- Justin Lee (HKSDC)
- Emma Pottinger (South Africa)
- Eunice Leung (HKSDC)
- Natalie So (HKSDC)
- Donald Felbaum (Xavier School)
- Tan Tse Hao (Malaysia)
- Raynard Lao (Xavier School)
Top 10 Adjudicators
Semifinalists receive their certificates from the Chinese Ambassador to Thailand
- Brynne Guthrie
- Iris Zhang
- Arpaporn Tangkrisanakajorn
- Steven Lee
- Keana Reinu
- Gary Sakuma
NOTE: Any errors in this post are the authors sole responsibility.
The semifinals motion was ‘THBT military intervention is justified to protect civilians from the state’. The theme being Syria.
WSDC Malaysia Team beat HKSDC 1 by 5 votes to 2.
Xavier School beat HKSDC 2 unanimously (7 votes).
This means that the Grand Finals will contested between WSDC Malaysia and Xaveir School on the motion that ‘THBT corporations are not people’
In other Hong Kong related news, the Grand Final adjudication panel will include both Iris Zhang and Steven Lee, a certain recognition of their adjudication.
Debaters also participated in the official opening ceremony of ASIS’s new campus at which we have been based for TWSDC. Here are some pictures of the celebrations, courtesy of Brynne at SADebatingTeam. In addition to speeches, there were also a Marching Band, a Lion Dance and firecrackers.
Malaysia 5-0 Anglo 2
HKSDC 2 3-2 South Africa
Xavier 4-1 Leaders 1
HKSDC 1 3-2 HKSDC 3
Malaysia vs. HKSDC 2
HKSDC 1 vs. Xavier
Malaysia vs. Anglo 2
South Africa vs. HKSDC 2
Xavier School vs. Leaders Academy 1
HKSDC 2 vs HKSDC 3
Motion: THBT income equality should be prioritized over economic growth