Thursday, January 26, 2012

WSDC 2012: All UK Final - Wales v Scotland

St. George's Cathedral Cape Town
Venue of WSDC 2012 Grand Final
The champion of the 2012 World Schools Debating Championships will come from United Kingdom after #10/B Wales and #15/C Scotland won their semifinal debates, both from opposition bench on 6-1 decisions. They knocked down the motion "This House supports 100% tax on all inherited wealth". Wales eliminated #1/A England while 3-time champion Scotland ended #17/C Philippines' Cinderella run. The Filipinos slayed champions of the two last editions - Canada (2010) and Singapore (2011) in the octos and quarters.

In its first appearance in a WSDC grand final, Wales will propose "This House regrets South Africa's decision to use the Truth and Reconciliation Commission rather than prosecuting perpetrators of crimes committed under Apartheid". The last debate in WSDC 2012 will take place at Cape Town's historic St. George's Cathedral, where anti-Apartheid activist and head of South Africa TRC, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was once based.

Team Wales 2012 is led by David Wigley who debated in the last 3 editions. The other members are Helen Price, Amy Jones and Piers Digby. Team Scotland 2012 consists of Alfie Hinchcliffe, Ruth Cameron, Josh Richards, April Shepherd and Charlie Holmes.

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