The details of the 2015 Tournament is yet to be finalised, during the course of the Summer Workshop in July and August. Stay Tuned!
We were extremely fortunate to have as our Guest of Honor The Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma SCM QC SC, who is also the patron of our parent organization the Hong Kong Schools Debating and Public Speaking Council (HKSDPSC). The HKSDPSC is now officially a charitable organization, and Flashpoint is a subsidiary under it – hence sharing the charitable status.
The 2014 Tournament was held at Yew Chung International School, just like the first one – a special shout-out must be given to Jason and his team, who most kindly offered the magnificent venue two years in a row. We are also grateful to our helpers, many of whom were primary school students from DBSPD and Pui Ching, for time-keeping and chairing debates for us.
Congratulations to the Champion of the 2014 Tournament STFA Yung Yau College, who valiantly defeated their worthy opponents Individuals Team 2 3-2 on the motion “THBT the government should provide free university education”. Our star-studded adjudication panel included the Chief Justice, Mr. Greg Forse (HK National Team coach), Mr Roy Allen (HK National Team Coach), Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed (Chief Adjudicator, World Schools Debating Championships) and Genevieve Antono (first HK team coach at the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships)!
Thanks must be given to all the tutors who helped at the event and the students who debated tirelessly in three impromptu rounds throughout the day. We hope you enjoyed the event and will continue supporting future Flashpoint workshops!
Check out the following photos from both the 2013 and 2014 tournaments!
At the end of our training programme, Flashpoint will be organising a large-scale, one day tournament for all participants!
If you are not a Flashpoint participant, but would like to see how far our students have come within two weeks, many of them without prior experience, come to our Grand Finals!
The Grand Finals will be adjudicated by celebrity and top-quality judges including:
Mr Ronny Tong Ka-wah SC, Legislative Councillor and Barrister;
Mr Kenneth Chen Wei-on, Secretary General of the Legislative Council,
Mrs Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed, Chief Adjudicator of the World Schools Debating Championships 2014;
Mr Thom Wetzer, Vice-chairman of the Dutch Schools Debating Championships Foundation (DSDC);
Mr. Greg Forse, HK national team coach;
Mr Roy Allen, HK national team coach; and
Mr Steven Lee, HK national team coach.
If you would like to join, sign up through the following online form right now!
Spaces are very limited – discounting tutors and participants, we only have less than 100 seats left in the hall. Act fast!