Monday, February 28, 2011

Top Speakers in 2011 ALSA Unpad E-Challenge

1. Dwita Aryani (Universitas Parahyangan A)
2. Jhendra Samodra (Universitas Gadjah Mada B)
3. Astri Agustina (Universitas Gadjah Mada C)
3. Rajkumar Narendra (BINUS International C)
3. Vicario Reinaldo (Institut Teknologi Bandung C)
6. Emirza Adi Syailendra (Universitas Indonesia B)
7. Rosmi Yana (Universitas Bina Nusantara A)
8. Nurbaniyara Muthmainnah (Universitas Parahyangan A)
9. Aryo Febrian (Universitas Bakrie A)
10. Ammar Syah Anwar (Universitas Bakrie A)
10. Harris Subhan (Universitas Padjadjaran A)
10. Sabaruddin Adinugroho (Universitas Bina Nusantara A)

As only one of the names above can be considered as a new debater, it seems that ALSA Unpad E-Challenge has increasingly attracted more senior debaters and may have outgrown its reputation as a training ground for freshers although the team cap has stayed low.

Binus International Team Win ALSA Unpad E-Challenge

Binus International C (Jaran Walia, Rajkumar Narendra, Ravina Alimchandani) are champions of the ALSA Unpad E-Challenge Debates after beating Universitas Gadjah Mada B (Bella Chyntiarra, Jhendra Samodra, Nabila Aghniarizqa) in the finals. They were also the only team that did not lose a match in the 3-on-3 tournament that saw squads from ITB and UI unable to break into the knockouts.

The motion in the final was "This House Would Allow the Destruction of Religious Sites in Times of War".

Tournament Best Speaker: Dwita Aryani (Universitas Parahyangan)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

ALSA Unpad E-Challenge Semifinals

#1 BINUS International C, which did not lose a single match in the preliminaries, will meet #4 Universitas Bakrie B while #6 Universitas Parahyangan A and # 7 Universitas Gadjah Mada B are set for a face off in the semifinals of ALSA Unpad's E-Challenge at 9 am on Monday, February 28. The final will take place in the afternoon.

ITB, UI Teams Fail to Break in ALSA Unpad E-Challenge

All debaters from Indonesian debating giants Institut Teknologi Bandung  (3 teams) and Universitas Indonesia (2 teams) failed to proceed to the knockouts of the ALSA Unpad E-Challenge while all three squads from another powerhouse Universitas Gadjah Mada and two teams from up-and-coming Universitas Bakrie sailed into the quarterfinals of this 3-on-3 tournament. This rare storyline showed the excitement and cut-throat competition in the event that is known as the stage for freshers. The break list reads as follows:

1. BINUS International C (5-0)
2. UGM C (4-1)
3. Padjadjaran A (4-1)
4. Bakrie B (4-1)
5. UGM A (4-1)
6. Parahyangan (3-2)
7. UGM B (3-2)
8. Bakrie A (3-2)

The grand final is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 28.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

ALSA Unpad's E-Challenge Debates Start Today with 28 Teams

Universitas Padjadjaran's ALSA E-Challenge Debates began today in Bandung with 28 teams. While the team cap number is low, many of Java's debating powerhouses are present with multiple teams as this 3-on-3 competition is known as the training ground for new recruits. The tight competition among the freshers is also supplemented by the presence of a few senior debaters in the competition, which officially is not a novice event. The final will be held on Monday, February 28.

The team list
Bakrie A
Bakrie B
Bakrie C
BINUS International A
BINUS International B
BINUS International C
IM Telkom A
IM Telkom B
Padjadjaran A
Padjadjaran B
Parahyangan A
Parahyangan B
Paramadina A
Tirtayasa A
Tirtayasa B

Chief Adjudicator: Muhammad Pandu (ITB)
Deputy CAs: Rendy Prahara (Padjadjaran), Ahdiat Permana (UI)

Friday, February 25, 2011

ALSA UI E-Comp to Take Place at Same Time with UMM Fiesta

This year's ALSA UI English Competition, Indonesia's longest running debate tournament, will take place from April 28 to May 3 in Depok, coinciding with the UMM English Fiesta in Malang. The 3-on-3 ALSA E-Comp is still considered as the top tournament for high schools in Indonesia and the breeding ground for future varsity debaters. Its university level debates have existed before Indonesian teams first knew about internationally accepted debating formats in 1997. It was also the first Indonesian event that invited Southeast Asian debating teams to participate. Registration for the 2011 ALSA E-Comp will open on March 1.

Chief Adjudicators: Ahmad Naufal Dai (UI) and Grace Birowo (UI)
Deputy CAs: Mashita Kamila (Undip), Dito Krista (ITB), Sabarudin Adinugroho (Binus), Asrining Tyas (UI)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

UMM English Fiesta Offers Golden Ticket for IVED

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, the host of the next Indonesian Varsities English Debate, offers a ticket to attend IVED without paying registration and accommodation fees for one team that compete in UMM's coming April 29-May 2 English Fiesta debates. That lucky team should meet these requirements:

1. First time participant of the UMM English Fiesta
2. No record of breaking into the knockouts of any major Indonesian tournament
3. Breaking team in the 2011 English Fiesta

In the case of having no team that meet any of the criterion, the committee will give the ticket to the top team on the tab. The ticket is for the institution represented by the team, not the individual debaters. That university does not need to have the ticket-winning speakers in the fee-exempted 2012 IVED team.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Four Students Selected for Indonesia's 2011 WSDC Team

Four students from four different provinces passed the final selection to represent Indonesia in the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland. Three of them are familiar faces from the various debating tournaments in the western Java region while the other one led Aceh to the final of the 2010 National Schools Debating Championships. Here they are according to the final selection rank:

1. Ruth Gracia Nainggolan (Jakarta/SMA 81 Jakarta)
Champion Kompek 2011, Best Speaker ALSA 2010, PEDC 2010, Kompek 2011

2. Nudzran Yusya (Aceh/SMA Modal Bangsa Kuta Baro)
2nd Best Speaker & Runner-Up NSDC 2010

3. Wisnu Aryo Setio (West Java/SMA 5 Bandung)
Champion NSDC 2010, ALSA 2010, PEDC 2010

4. Margreta Kailla Adenta (Banten/SMA 2 Tangerang Selatan)
Champion & Best Speaker Labs Interval 2010

Saturday, February 19, 2011

ITB Win 2011 SEO, Best Speaker Prize Goes to 3 Debaters

Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Luthfi Abdurrahman & Karina Soedjatmiko) won the 2011 Southeast Asian English Olympics final debate by beating Universitas Indonesia A (Ahdiat Permana & Roderick Sibarani), Universitas Bina Nusantara (Radite Adjie & Sabaruddin Adinugroho) and ITB B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Andhika Nugraha). The motion in the final was "This House Would Ban Celebrations of Martyrs".

ITB A's Luthfi Abdurrahman also grabbed the best speaker award along with Ahdiat Permana and Roderick Sibarani from UI A who all collected the same number of points. SEO had more than 60 varsity and high school teams, including squads from Malaysia and Thailand. Cambridge University's Sam Block, who will be the Chief Adjudicator for the 2012 WUDC, was among the star judges invited to bolster the adjudication core at SEO.

Lampung's STBA Teknokrat won the novice category while Universitas Gadjah Mada's Fildza Nabila was the best novice speaker. The motion in the novice break final was "This House Believes That Developing Countries Should Ban Family Members of the Head of Government from Running for the Same Position".

Friday, February 18, 2011

All-Indonesian Final in 2011 Southeast Asian English Olympics

Teams from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Indonesia and host Universitas Bina Nusantara will battle it out in the grand final of the 2011 Southeast Asian English Olympics on Feb 19 after beating opponents in tough semifinals, including the last standing non-Indonesian team from Universiti Malaya. Here are the details:

#2 UI A (Ahdiat Permana & Roderick Sibarani)
#3 ITB B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Andhika Nugraha)
#8 ITB A (Luthfi Abdurrahman & Karina Soedjatmiko)
#9 BNU (Radite Adjie & Sabaruddin Adinugroho)

#2 UI A - #3 ITB B - #11 Malaya - #15 Unsoed A
#8 ITB A - #9 BNU - #4 UI B - #12 Padang
Motion: This House Believes That Post-Genocide States Should Punish Genocide Perpetrators Visibly and Publicly for the Long Term

Ahmad Naufal and Eldhianto Jusuf are WSDC'11 Coaches

Universitas Indonesia's Ahmad Naufal (JOVED09 & FT09 Champion) and Universitas Gadjah Mada's Eldhianto Jusuf (JOVED10 & IVED11 Champion) are the appointed coaches of Indonesia's team for the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships that will be held in Dundee, Scotland from August 16 to 26. They are currently selecting candidates who will fill the team's four slots and may reach a decision next week.

Southeast Asian English Olympics 2011 Break List

Octofinals and semifinals on Feb. 18. The final will be held at @america in the Pacific Place mall on Feb. 19.
2. UI A
3. ITB B
4. UI B
5. Atma Jaya
6. UI C
7. Brawijaya A
8. ITB A
9. Binus
10. UPI
11. Malaya
12. Padang
13. Teknokrat
14. Gadjah Mada A
15. Unsoed A
16. IT Telkom A

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

USU to Hold English Debate on the Same Day with IFF, ITS Open

Universitas Sumatera Utara will hold SPEEDY 2011 which includes an intervarsity debate competition on March 12-13 at their campus in Medan. With this competition, there will be three simultaneous debate tournaments in three separate Indonesian provinces on those dates. The two others will be the Indonesian Finance Festival at STAN Tangerang, Banten and the ITS Open in Surabaya, East Java.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Southeast Asian English Olympics Debates Start with 62 Teams

The Southeast Asian English Olympics debates began today at Universitas Bina Nusantara with 62 varsity and high school teams joining the British Parliamentary-style tournament, including teams from Malaysia and Thailand. High school and varsity teams are not separated in this competition that boasts star adjudicators like Sam Block, the Chief Adjudicator of WUDC 2012, and veteran debating coach Omar Salahuddin from Malaysia. The final will be held at @america in Pacific Place on February 19.

All-Teknokrat Final in Lampung Debates

Teams from Bandar Lampung's Perguruan Tinggi Teknokrat reached the final of the Universitas Lampung's EEC in Action X debate tournament last weekend with the B team beating the A team.The competition was the first varsity competition after IVED and attracted teams mainly from Sumatra.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lampung to Host First Post-IVED Comp This Weekend

Universitas Lampung will hold a debate competition on Feb. 12-13 as part of its EEC in Action X English-related contests. This will be the first debate tournament in Indonesia after IVED, not the SEO at Binus that starts Monday. Like other tournaments running up to JOVED, the Lampung contest will also use the 3-on-3 Asian Parliamentary format.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

UMM Upgrades English Fiesta Debates to National Level

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, the host of the next IVED,  will expand its annual debate tournament this year to accommodate universities from outside Java island although the cap is at 30 varsity teams. The 10th ILF-UMM English Fiesta will take place from April 29 to May 2 and use the 3-on-3 Asian parliamentary format.

Monday, February 7, 2011

ITS Plans Tournament Limited to East Java Debaters

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) in Surabaya will hold a 40-team debating competition that allows composite teams, invites secondary and tertiary level students, as well as, anyone under 25 years old but limits participation to those from East Java province only. The 1st ITS-Open English Debate Competition will use the 3-on-3 Australasian format and take place from March 12 to 13 at the same time STAN holds the Indonesian Finance Festival debates.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Post-IVED Tournaments

As the IVED buzz is calming down, four debating tournaments are already looming although all of them are part of larger events. Here are their details:

Feb. 14-19 Southeast Asian English Olympics @ Univ. Bina Nusantara, Jakarta (BP)
Feb. 25-28 ALSA Unpad E-Challenge @ Univ. Padjadjaran, Bandung (Asians)
((Both are part of programs that also contest English proficiency in newscasting and storytelling))

March 10-13 Indonesian Finance Festival @ STAN, Tangerang Selatan (Asians)
March 18-21 National Debating Competition-National Economic Seminar @ Univ. Padjadjaran, Bandung (Asians)
((Both have motions tied to economics and are part of bigger econ-themed events))