Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WSDC 2012: Two Asian Teams Win OF, Face Off in QF

Two Asian teams - #6/A Singapore and #17/C Philippines - came out victorious in the octofinals of the 2012 World Schools Debating Championships but must face each other in the quarterfinals tomorrow. The Filipinos pulled off an upset with a win against #4/A Canada, the 2010 champions. Last year's winner Singapore is hot favourite with no defeat in the preliminaries and 26 out of 27 possible judge points so far. The only other team with a no-loss record is #3/A New Zealand, which will face #1/A England. The motion in the first elimination debate was "This House Believes That Government Should Create Special Schools that Teach in Endangered Indigenous Languages". The QF match-ups are as follows:

1. Singapore (#6/A) v 8. Philippines (#17/C)
4. Australia (#2/A) v 5. Scotland (#15/C)
3. New Zealand (#3/A) v 6. England (#1/A)
7. Wales (#10/B) v 15. Ireland (#12/B)

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