WIDPSC Hong Kong Team Trials 2022 – Results and Final Announcements

Dear Hong Kong Debate and Public Speaking Community,

Thank you again for your enthusiastic participation at the WIDPSC Hong Kong Team Trials, which held its live rounds yesterday (8 January 2022). We are beyond excited to begin a new chapter with the new team members, and would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all competitors for their hard work over the past months! We trust that the hours they have spent polishing speeches, choosing readings and preparing impromptus have been more than rewarding. 

The new Hong Kong Team members are:

1. Maria Katrina Flauta (Renaissance College Hong Kong)

2. Hilary Lau (Diocesan Girls’ School)

=2. Anthony Shen (Hong Kong International School)

4. Charlie Lam (Island School)

5. Mark Jin-Kang Lee (Diocesan Boys’ School

6. Christine Lam (Hong Kong International School)

=6. Bill Koo (Diocesan Boys’ School)

8. Megan Chan (Renaissance College Hong Kong)

9. Nicholas Daniel Chung (Diocesan Boys’ School)

10. Sahana Iyer (West Island School)

Reserve 1: Lauren Ing (Chinese International School)

Reserve 2: Peony Sham (Sha Tin College)

Please find the slides from the results and awards ceremony, along with the top 10 of each category, attached for your reference.

Please note that individual scores and feedback will be sent out to competitors over the next week. With a 50% increase in competitor numbers, nearly 500 ballots have been submitted and it will take some time to sort through them all – please bear with us as we do so in the coming days.

We once again thank all judges and coaches who have given up their time selflessly and tirelessly such that this competition could be run smoothly and effectively. We are grateful for your kind cooperation with us throughout the competition process and especially submitting ballots during the Christmas period. These trials – and the continued success of public speaking in Hong Kong – could not be possible without you all!

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at our future events!

Kind regards,
WIDPSC HK Team Coaches


Senior SDC 2021 – Final Results and Tab

Thank you to those who participated in the 2021 Senior SDC! Following the weekend’s rounds of debates, the final results of the competition can now be announced.

First, the Top 10 Speakers (with ties at 5th and 10th place) are as follows:

1. Nicole Wong, STC 1

2. Edgar Cheng, GSIS 1

3. Zachary Too, GSIS 1

4. Nathania Ngo, DGS 1

5=. Rachel Wong, DGS
5=. Natalie Leung, DGS 1

7. Mark Lee, DBS 1

8. Rachel Lang, GSIS 1

9. Isabelle Woo, Island 1

10=. Alexandra Uy-Tioco, GSIS 1

10=. Arthur Ng, DBS 1

The Grand Champions of this year’s SDC was STC, debating against SPCC 1 in a spectacular Grand Final round. We congratulate both them and the runner-up heartily.

All tabs and the break have now been released publicly. They can be viewed at

Payment receipts will be processed and sent to all teams who requested it as soon as possible.

Thank you once again to everyone, judges and teams alike, who participated in this SDC. We hope to see everyone again soon – to this generation of young debaters, we can’t wait to see you excel in what will surely be bright and successful careers.



HK WSDC National Team: Applications Open + Coach Announcement

HKDSC is delighted to announce that Jason Xiao will be joining Harish and Tom in coaching the Hong Kong WSDC teams for 2022.

Janko Djordjevic will also join the Hong Kong coaching team as one of the coaches for the Development team.

For more information on trialing for the main Hong Kong WSDC team, or Hong Kong development team please see here. The application deadline is October 12, 2021.

To apply fill out this form:

If you have any questions please contact Harish Natarajan (

Jason Xiao

Jason Xiao is a graduate of the University of Oxford and a co-founder of Ethos Academy. During his time at the University of Oxford, Jason was a prolific debater, winning the World Universities Debating Championship, the HWS Round Robin, the LSE Open, and more.At the schools level, Jason was a WSDC finalist. In addition, Jason coached Team Canada from 2019-2021, where they respectively made the WSDC finals and won twice. In addition, Team Canada won over 10 other tournaments during that time, including Harvard World Schools, Oxford World Schools, Vancouver World Schools, and EurOpen.

Janko Djordjevic

Janko Đjorđević, of University of Belgrade, was a Worlds Universities Debating Championship finalist, the winner of Oxford IV, and finalist of Cambridge IV. As a judge, Janko was panelist of both World and European Debating Championships Grand Finals.He coached the University of Belgrade squad for 3 years and worked on various debating educational projects worldwide.

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Registration for SDC 2021 is now open, kicking off a school year filled with some amazing debating and public speaking events. Here are the key details of the tournament and registration.

Team Registration Form:

Independent Judge Registration Form:

Date: 16 October 8am-6:30pm (preliminary rounds); 17 October 9am-4pm (break rounds).

Venue: Online.

Cost: HKD400 per team.

Eligibility: 3-5 members per team; Forms 4-6 / Years 10-13 / Grades 10-12.

Adjudicators: Each team must provide at least one adjudicator. A second team must be accompanied by a second adjudicator.

Team cap: 24 teams.

Format: WSDC – 8-minute main speech with points of information, 4-minute replies.

Draw: R1 random; R2-4 power-paired; QF-GF folded knockout draw.

Awards: Top Ten Speaker awards (debaters contesting 3 or more prelim debates are eligible); Top 8 teams break to quarter-final. Priority for second teams will go to previously underrepresented schools. 


Day 1

08:00 – 08:15Registration and roll-call
08:15 – 08:45Tournament briefing
08:45 – 10:25Round 1 prepared debate + feedback
10:25 – 10:40Break
10:40 – 10:55Prep time for round 2 semi-prepared debate
10:55 – 12:35Round 2 semi-prepared debate + feedback
12:35 – 13:15Lunch break
13:15 – 13:30Prep time for round 3 semi-prepared debate
13:30 – 15:10Round 3 semi-prepared debate + feedback
15:10 – 15:25Break
15:25 – 16:10Prep time for round 4 impromptu debate
16:10 – 17:40Round 4 impromptu debate (silent round)
17:40 – 18:00Tabulation of results
18:00 – 18:30Break announcement, prizes for top speakers
Day 1 Schedule

Day 2

09:15 – 09:30Registration and roll-call
09:30 – 11:00Quarter-final prepared debate
11:00 – 11:30Announcement of QF results and feedback
11:30 – 12:15Prep time for Semi-final impromptu debate
12:15 – 13:45Semi-final impromptu debate
13:45 – 14:15Announcement of SF results and feedback
14:15 – 14:30Prep time for grand-final semi-prepared debate
14:30 – 16:00Grand-final semi-prepared debate
16:00 – 16:30Announcement of GF result and prize presentation
Day 2 Schedule

For more information and any enquiries, please contact us at We look forward to seeing your teams and judges at SDC 2021!