QatarDebate (QD) recently organised the Qatar Secondary School Debate League Nationals (QSDL) in English, with the initial round held at Newton International Academy, and the grand finals at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University.

This year’s Nationals had the top teams from two QSDL for this debate season – Top 12 teams in the Open category and Top 8 teams in the EFL category for both boys and girls tournaments.

Schoolwide points are accumulated by adding the total wins and the total points of the top two teams from each school. Schools are ranked based on the number of wins at both league tournaments.  If schools tie on the number of wins, the school with the higher total speaker points is ranked higher. Awards for Top 3 Schools in the League were handed out separately from the Nationals Grand Finalists.

DPS Modern Indian School topped the Open Category for Girls, followed by DeBakey High School. Al Kawther Secondary School for Girls were declared champions in the EFL Category, followed by Rabaa Aladawiya Secondary School for Girls.

For the Open Category for Boys, DPS Modern Indian School also went home with the top prize, followed by Runner-Up winners DeBakey High School. First and second prize winners for the EFL Category were Mosab bin Omair Secondary School for Boys and the Omar bin Al Khattab Secondary School for Boys, respectively.

All participants received certificates of participation, with the Top 10 speakers also receiving medals.

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