2014 has been an amazing year for South African debating. Team SA had an unprecedented run at WSDC, breaking first and unbeaten and only losing in the Grand Final. A South African “A” team won the Heart of Europe tournament, and SA Junior and SA A did incredibly well at WSDC. We are very proud of all our speakers, judges and coaches. The complete results are published below.
SA Junior broke 2nd on 7/8 wins; 18/24 judges; 2032.34 total speaks; and a margin of 14.25.
SA A broke 4th on 6/8 wins; 17/24 judges; 2035.37 total speaks; and a margin of 23.27.
SA Junior made it to the Grand Final losing to Malaysia on a 8-1 split.
SA A made it to the Semi-Finals losing to Malaysia on a 4-3 split.
2nd – Steven Lochner
3rd – Desmond Fairall
6th – Ilan Malkin
9th – William Shoki
11th – Alexandra Breckenridge
13th – Grant Fourie
16th – Emma Buckland
23rd – Hannah Fagan
43rd – Isabella Leslie-Miller
Thank you to coaches Chris Hojem and Phiwe Salukazana.
Team SA broke 1st (8 wins and 23 judges) and made the grand final. They lost to team England.
Thank you to coach Luke Churchyard and assistant coach Saul Musker.
Judges also did very well: Paida Mangondo (previous SASDB CA), Saul and Nicole Dunn were made chief adjudicators from R1. Paida, Saul, Phiwe and Nicole all broke as judges. Paida and Nicole chaired octo finals, Saul and Phiwe were panelists. Paida chaired Quarters, Saul and Nicole were panelists.