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Results so far at World Schools 2013

The grand final of the 2013 World Schools Debating Championships will be held later today. In the meantime the results so far are:

Grand Final: Motion: THBT Turkey is better off outside the EU.

  • Prop: Australia.  Opp: Swaziland.

Semi Final: Motion: THBT the government should pay house wives and house husbands for their work.

  • Swaziland 4 : 3 Singapore
  • Australia 7 : 0 Ireland

Qtr-Finals: Motion: THBT social movements in democratic countries should drive social change through the courts rather than the legislature.

  • QF1: Canada 3 : 4 Ireland
  • QF2: Swaziland 4 : 3 Mexico
  • QF3: Singapore 5 : 2 England
  • QF4: Australia 6 : 1 South Africa

 

Octo-FinalTHW cut welfare support on compulsive gamblers

  • OF1: Canada : New Zealand
  • OF2: Swaziland 5 : 0 Greece
  • OF3: Singapore : Slovenia
  • OF4: South Africa : UAE
  • OF5: Australia 4 : 1 Netherlands
  • OF6: Hong Kong 0 : 5 England
  • OF7: Mexico 4 : 1 India
  • OF8: Peru 1 : 4 Ireland

 

  • Round 1: THBT important decisions about children’s health should be made by medical professionals and not by their parents.
  • Round 2: THBT the media should be prevented by law from intruding the lives of public figures.
  • Round 3: THS greater US military presence in East Asia.
  • Round 4: THW allow prisoners to choose death over life sentence.
  • Round 5: THW cease the exploitation of resources in the Arctic Region
  • Round 6: THW require government schools to teach religious studies.
  • Round 7: THS sovereign debt default as a legitimate economic strategy for countries.
  • Round 8: THW require university students to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation.

Team Tab:

Position Team Debates Wins Average points

  1. NEW ZEALAND 8 21 763.3750
  2. SWAZILAND 7 21 764.000
  3. SINGAPORE 7 21 763.0000
  4. SOUTH AFRICA 7 21 758.0625
  5. AUSTRALIA 7 20 768.7500
  6. ENGLAND 7 20 757.0000
  7. MEXICO 7 20 755.0625
  8. PERU 7 19 752.0000
  9. IRELAND 7 17 759.5625
  10. INDIA 6 19 756.8125
  11. HONG KONG 6 18 760.1250
  12. NETHERLANDS 6 16 750.5000
  13. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 6 16 750.0625
  14. SLOVENIA 6 16 742.9375
  15. GREECE 6 16 741.9375
  16. CANADA 6 14 752.8750
  17. PAKISTAN 5 16 750.6428
  18. MALAYSIA 5 15 744.2500
  19. KOREA 5 14 749.5000
  20. WALES 4 14 743.2500
  21. SCOTLAND 4 13 757.0625
  22. INDONESIA 4 13 738.8125
  23. ESTONIA 4 12 744.6875
  24. LITHUANIA 4 12 738.4375
  25. THAILAND 4 12 737.6875
  26. ISRAEL 4 12 737.3125
  27. CZECH REPUBLIC 4 11 729.8750
  28. GERMANY 4 8 728.1250
  29. DENMARK 3 12 732.4375
  30. UNITED STATES 3 11 742.3125
  31. TURKEY 3 11 740.4375
  32. ARGENTINA 3 11 727.2500
  33. ROMANIA 3 10 736.6250
  34. SLOVAKIA 3 9 729.1250
  35. QATAR 3 8 723.3125
  36. CHINA 2 8 728.0625
  37. PHILIPPINES 2 6 741.9375
  38. SWEDEN 2 6 732.8125
  39. BARBADOS 2 5 720.7857
  40. HUNGARY 2 5 709.8125
  41. MONTENEGRO 2 5 707.1250
  42. MONGOLIA 2 5 695.4375
  43. BERMUDA 1 8 719.6428
  44. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 1 6 725.8125
  45. CHILE 1 5 719.9285
  46. KUWAIT 1 5 717.9375
  47. JAPAN 1 3 695.8750
  48. BANGLADESH 0 3 734.4285
  49. NIGERIA 0 1 698.6250
  50. LEBANON 0 1 697.5000

The World Schools Style of

The World Schools Style of debating is used not only at the World Schools Debating Championships, but also at a number of national and regional high school-level debating competitions around the world. At some of these tournaments, the format is varied slightly.

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