It appears the big surprise is the first Finnish breaking team Helsinkis A on 18 points. Congratulations
Sydney and Oxford both had 5 teams in the break both equaling their best ever performances.
As well as Helsinki there are first time breaks for Alaska, SMU, George Washington and KCL. The top team had 23 points. The lowest since 2003. As predicted 18 points and speaker points was the cutoff.
Assuming KCL is Kings College London and SMU is Singapore Management Uni then:
England have 14 teams in the break. Their best performance on record.
Canada on home soil only got 1 team in the break their worst performance for 8 years (although Oxford E is made up of two Canadians)