Saturday, April 3, 2010

And then there were eight...

The playoffs for the remaining 4 places for the Debaters' Council Schools League 2010 was held on April 3rd at the Law Faculty premises.

Ladies' College, Methodist College, Holy Family Convent, Ananda College, D. S Senanayake College and Colombo International School participated at 3 debates apiece to determine the top 4 spots. The teams were picked from the Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championships held earlier this year

After 9 gruelling debates the following teams qualified to participate at the 6 month long tournament

Ladies' College (3 wins/ 0 losses)
D. S Senanayake College (2 wins/ 1 loss)
Methodist College (2 wins/ 1 loss)
Colombo International School (1 win/ 2 losses)

The above schools will join Wesley College, Bishop's College, St. Joseph's College and S. Thomas' College (who automatically qualified from the DC Schools League 2009) as the 8 teams who will battle it out this year for the coveted trophy.

The tournament will commence from the 25th of April. Participating teams are expected to submit the 6 registered debaters and the debates' schedule prior to this date.

The Debaters' Council Schools' League 2009 was won by Wesley College while the runner-up was Bishop's College. Sandaruwani De Silva from Bishop's College was the Best speaker of the tournament