Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Registered Teams for ALSA UI E-Comp

All 50 spots for ALSA UI E-Comp's varsity category have been taken. If any of these registered teams pulls out, there are at least 7 teams on the waiting list. Here are the teams that secured the slots in the longest-running English debating tournament in Indonesia this year.

  1. Akademi Imigrasi A
  2. Akademi Angkatan Laut A
  3. Binus International A
  4. Binus International B
  5. Institut Manajemen Telkom A
  6. Institut Manajemen Telkom B
  7. Institut Pertanian Bogor A
  8. Institut Pertanian Bogor B
  9. Institut Seni Indonesia A
  10. Institut Seni Indonesia B
  11. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  12. Institut Teknologi Bandung B
  13. London School of Public Relations A
  14. London School of Public Relations B
  15. Prasetiya Mulya Business School A
  16. Prasetiya Mulya Business School B
  17. Universitas Airlangga A
  18. Universitas Bakrie A
  19. Universitas Bakrie B
  20. Universitas Bina Nusantara A
  21. Universitas Bina Nusantara B
  22. Universitas Brawijaya A
  23. Universitas Brawijaya B
  24. Universitas Diponegoro A
  25. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  26. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  27. EDS Universitas Islam Indonesia A
  28. FH Universitas Islam Indonesia A
  29. ALSA Universitas Indonesia A
  30. EDS Universitas Indonesia A
  31. EDS Universitas Indonesia B
  32. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  33. SEF Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  34. SEF Universitas Jenderal Soedirman B
  35. Universitas Lampung A
  36. Universitas Lampung B
  37. Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara A
  38. Universitas Negeri Makassar A
  39. Universitas Negeri Makassar B
  40. Universitas Negeri Semarang A
  41. Universitas Negeri Semarang B
  42. Universitas Padjadjaran A
  43. Universitas Parahyangan A
  44. Universitas Parahyangan B
  45. Universitas Paramadina A
  46. Universitas Paramadina B
  47. Universitas Pelita Harapan A
  48. Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa A
  49. Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa B
  50. WSDC Indonesia

Monday, March 28, 2011

ALSA Reveals Prep Motions, All Impromptu in English Fiesta

ALSA UI E-Comp and UMM English Fiesta, the two tournaments that will take place at the same time from April 28 to May 3, have decided to take different paths as the former revealed prepared motions for three of its rounds today while the latter announced it would only field impromptu motions. 

ALSA UI E-Comp's prepared motions for varsity category are as follows:


THW abolish all conditions of development aid for war-torn countries.
THB in austerity to survive in times of financial crisis.
THBT EU and US should abolish their subsidies on agricultural commodities.
  •  LAW

THW hold gun manufacturers liable for crimes committed by third parties using their firearm products.
THW stop plea bargaining in criminal court.
THBT Supreme Court judges should be democratically elected by the society.

THW make aid inversely proportionate with military spending.
THBT conscription of child soldiers by their parents is justified in the war for freedom.
THBT UN should take side against oppressive regimes who have lost the legitimacy of their people.

Bawor Cup 2011 Winner to Get Ticket to WUPID

Bawor Cup, a British Parliamentary style debating tournament held in Purwokerto, will take place from July 17 to 20 this year, two days before the next JOVED and the organizers promise the champion will get a ticket to participate in the 2011 World Universities Peace Invitational Debate.

WUPID is an invitation-only debating competition in Malaysia that chooses 100 institutions throughout the globe to warm up before WUDC, which traditionally starts right after Christmas. It is unclear how the Bawor Cup scheme will affect the number of WUPID invitations for Indonesian institutions. Bawor Cup is a debating competition that took off last year and is known for treating participants with a cultural holiday package in Central Java.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

First Major BP Debating Comp in East Indonesia Set for June

Universitas Hasanuddin, the host of this year's IVED, plans to run the first wide-scale debating tournament in eastern Indonesia that uses the British Parliamentary format from June 17 to 19, 2011. The 1st Hasanuddin BP is open for teams respresenting Indonesian high schools and universities, composite squads that can prove they come from valid organizations, and graduates as long as they have not left their respective academic institutions for more than 4 months.

The competition will be held at the Unhas campus in Makassar. The cap is 80 teams and each school can register up to 8 teams using the N-1 rule although there is a breaking cap of 5 teams per institution. While Hasanuddin BP may have taken a page from the EDSUI Founders' Trophy, the oldest BP tournament in Indonesia, unlike FT, debaters in the inaugural competition must follow a strict dresscode of no shorts or sandals. FT has a tradition of encouraging debaters to compete in whatever attire they feel comfortable with, including sarongs, sleeveless shirts and flipflops.

For more information on Hasanuddin BP, please email unhas_debaters@yahoo.com.

Two Indonesian Schools Listed to Debate in ASDC Seoul

SMA 1 Sidoarjo and SMA 2 Mojokerto are among 80 teams that are on the registered list of the 2011 Asian Schools Debating Championships in Seoul, South Korea this year. The competition, which gathers teams representing high schools in Asia, will be held from July 22 to 27, coinciding with JOVED 2011. This year's tournament will be the third ASDC. The first two took place in Manila hosted by De La Salle University.

JOVED 2011 Registration to Open Monday for 5 Days Only

The registration for this year's Java Overland Varsities English Debate (JOVED), one of Indonesia's most prestigious intervarsity debating tournaments,  will open on March 28 for 5 days only. The host Universitas Gadjah Mada will only open one phase of registration with a cap of 60 teams. Each institution can send three teams but the third will be put on the waiting list. The 15th JOVED will be held from July 22 to 26, 2011 at UGM's Bulaksumur campus in Yogyakarta.

Convenor: Jhendra Samodra (UGM/Finalist ALSA Unpad 2011)
Chief Adjudicator: Eldhianto Maulana Jusuf (UGM/Champion JOVED 2010, IVED 2011)
DCA: Ahmad Naufal Dai (UI/Champion JOVED 2009, FT 2009), Buna Rizal Rahman (Undip/Champion NUEDC 2010), Betara Nusantara Ikhairul (ITB/Finalist JOVED 2008)

More on JOVED registration, click this link.

Monday, March 21, 2011

ITB Wins Its Second Trophy in 2011 at NDC-NES

Institut Teknologi Bandung won its second trophy in 2011 at Universitas Padjadjaran's NDC-NES following its triumph in the Southeast Asian English Olympics last month. ITB A (Melliza Pretty, Muhammad Pandu, Luthfi Abdurrahman) defeated ITB B (Fathir Ramadhan, Rifan Ibnu Rahman, Farah Fitriana) in an all-ITB final that showcased the engineering students' dominance in the economics-themed debating contest.

Muhammad Pandu topped the speaker tab, becoming the third ITB student who won a best debater award in the first three months of this year. Rifan Ibnu Rahman took the title in the Indonesian Varsities English Debate in January while in February Luthfi Abdurrahman was a co-best speaker in SEO, which he championed with Karina Soedjatmiko.

ITB last year won the ALSA UI E-Comp, Indonesia's longest-surviving debating competition. The school's recent strong performance bolsters the campaign to defend the title next month at Universitas Indonesia's Depok campus.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

All-ITB Final in NDC-NES at Universitas Padjadjaran

Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Luthfi Abdurrahman, Muhammad Pandu, Melliza Pretty) will face schoolmates ITB B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman, Farah Fitriana, Fathir Ramadhan) in the grand final of Universitas Padjadjaran's NDC-NES tomorrow after beating teams from Universitas Bakrie and the host school respectively in the semis. NDC-NES is an economics-themed debate competition but teams from ITB, the country's leading engineering school topped the tab, defeating universities that have more economics-oriented departments.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

UN Malang Win ITS Open, USU Law Victorious in Speedy 2011

A team from Universitas Negeri Malang (Ayrton Eduardo, Ziadatul Hikmiah, Erich Zanuardhi) beat same-city rival Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (Gandhabaskara Saputra, Hanif Falah, Anastasya Wattimena) in the final round of the ITS Open English Debating Competition in Surabaya on Sunday. The event attracted more than 40 teams throughout East Java province that could include graduates of their respective institutions in the squad.

On the same day, Universitas Sumatera Utara's Law School (Yuthi Sinari, Paulina Tandiono, Michael Timothy) came out as the winner of the Speedy 2011 debate competition in Medan after defeating STMIK Mikroskil. Elsyam from Mikroskil took the best speaker award in the tournament that had 19 teams from Sumatra's largest city of Medan and its surroundings.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WSDC Coaches+NUEDC Champ Win IFF, Top Speaker Tab

A composite team comprising Satrio Adi Pratama (Undip/NUEDC'10 Champ) and current WSDC coaches Eldhianto Jusuf (UGM/IVED'11 Champ) and Ahmad Naufal Dai (UI/FT'09 Champ) won the Indonesian Finance Festival debates after successfully defending the motion "This House Would Re-denominate the Rupiah" in the final on Sunday. Competing under the name "Indonesian Debating Forum", they did not lose a match throughout the competition held by STAN. These three senior debaters also topped the speaker tab together as they ended with the same score.

While they entered the competition as hot favourites, their final match against an all-freshman Universitas Indonesia team consisting of Mahesh Dadlani, Elghafiky Bimardhika and Albert Santoso was no cakewalk. The debate ended with a 6-3 split decision with all three members of the adjudication core dissenting and supporting the spirited newbies.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ITS Open, Medan's Speedy Start Today as Veterans Rule IFF

Two 3-on-3 debate competitions, the ITS Open in Surabaya and Universitas Sumatra Utara's Speedy in Medan, kicked off today with 44 and 19 teams respectively. Another tournament STAN's Indonesian Finance Festival may have less participants with only 14 teams but it has been underway since March 10 and will have 2 preliminaries and a pre-semifinal round today. So far, IDF, a composite team comprising veterans Ahmad Naufal Dai (UI/FT'09 Champion), Satrio Adi Pratama (Undip/NUEDC'10 Champion) and Eldhianto Maulana Jusuf (UGM/IVED'11 Champion), are hot favourites in the IFF after beating rivals with clear margins in the first three preliminary rounds on March 11. All three tournaments will hold their finals on March 13.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Key Information on WUDC 2012 in Manila

Indonesia first sent teams to the World Universities Debating Championships when it was held in Manila in 1999. After more than a decade, the planet's top debating tournament will return to the Philippines' capital city soon and many Indonesian universities have already shown interest to take part in the WUDC 2012. Here are key details of the championship:

When: December 27, 2011 - January 4, 2012
Where: De La Salle Univ., Manila with the grand final at the Philippine Int'l Convention Center
Tournament Cap: 400 teams
Institutional Cap: 3 teams
Registration Fees: PHP 23,500 (around IDR 4.8 Million) per Debater or Adjudicator
Adjudication Rule: n-1

Registration Dates:
Phase 1 (Online Registration)- April 1, 2011- May 19, 2011
Phase 2 (Down-Payment - 50% or Full Payment)- April 8, 2011 - May 20, 2011
Phase 3 (Participant Information)- April 8, 2011 - October 24, 2011
Phase 4 (Payment of the remaining balance)- April 8, 2011 - September 9, 2011
Phase 5 (In-House Registration)- December 27, 2011

Indonesian teams should register as soon as phase 1 opens at 10 a.m. Manila time on April 1 because a WUDC in Asia tends to attract many Asian universities that might skip a WUDC that is held outside the continent due to transport reasons. Many of these universities may even send more than the instutional cap of three teams as they can use different institutions within the same school to skirt around the restriction. For example, University of Delhi likes to send teams under the name of the many colleges that are part of the university's system e.g. St. Stephen's, Ramjas, Hindu. Of course, the same case may apply in other continents but Asia has far more schools and the popularity of parliamentary debating is increasing across the continent so the local interest effect will be far more apparent.

Applicants that register after the 300th slot is taken will be put on the waiting list that does not automatically follow the first come, first served principle. On details of the WUDC 2012 registration, please go to http://www.dlsuworlds.com/registration.html

Teams who receive funding from the Indonesian government through the NUEDC scheme should be careful in registering their team names. The WUDC Constitution article 22.2 reads as follows: "During the academic year of the competition, competitors shall represent the institution at which they pursue at least half of their courses toward a particular degree." Hence, representing an institution that does not give courses that lead to a particular degree like Dikti may be seen as a violation to the constitution although the debaters are students from the same university.

For performance of Indonesian teams in WUDC, please click the WUDC button on this blog.
For other details on WUDC, there is no better website than the World Debating Website by Colm Flynn.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WUDC Champion and CA to Adjudicate in BIND 2011

BINUS International will have a WUDC Champion and a former WUDC Chief Adjudicator in the adjudication core of its annual British Parliamentary-style tournament BIND this year. Their names are still kept secret. The debates will run from September 13-16, 2011 at its campus, which is adjacent to the huge Senayan City mall. A number of international teams are expected to come down to Jakarta to attend this competition. Sister school Universitas Bina Nusantara this year also held a BP-style tournament with top international adjudicators and participants from outside Indonesia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

STAN's IFF Begins March 10 with Mandatory Round 0

STAN's Indonesian Finance Festival 2011 obliges all debaters and participants to take part in Round 0 on March 10. Each IFF team must send one judge who will receive scores from the adjudicated teams. Judge scores can become a factor in deciding the breaking teams. In round 0, team performance will not be counted but judge scores will decide the allocation of these adjudicators in further rounds which will take place from March 11 to 13. 

The tentative list of participants for IFF 2011:
1. Universitas Padjadjaran
2. Universitas Atmajaya A 
3. Universitas Atmajaya B 
4. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan A 
5. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan B 
6. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman 
7. Universitas Multimedia Nusantara 
8. Universitas Bina Nusantara
9. Universitas Sriwijaya A 
10. Universitas Sriwijaya B 
11. President University
12. Universitas Indonesia A
13. Universitas Indonesia B
14. Ganjaran Gede Jaya (Composite: UI/UI/Binus) 

15. Indonesian Debating Forum (Composite: UI/UGM/Undip)

The list may be short but among the debaters there are people who have won the most recent IVED, JOVED, NUEDC, FT and BIND.

Monday, March 7, 2011

IFF Still Open for Registration, 44 Teams Join ITS Debate

The Indonesian Finance Festival is still taking debate participants as the 30-team cap has not been reached yet although the event, which will be held March 11-13 at STAN's Bintaro campus, offers enticing prizes, including a combined Rp. 5 million in cash for the champion and runner-up. The motions in the 3-on-3 IFF will all be related to economics. The organizer's email is indonesianfinancefest@gmail.com.

Beside the IFF, two other debate tournaments will also take place in Indonesia next weekend. Surabaya's ITS Open, which will use the Australasian format, will have 44 teams from all over East Java province, including from AAL, Indonesia's naval academy. This is an expansion from its original 40-team cap. The other one is Speedy 2011 at Universitas Sumatera Utara in Medan.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Indonesian Teams on the Korea Australs List

There are several Indonesian institutions that intend to compete in the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships at Chung Ang University in Seoul, South Korea from July 6 to 14, 2011. Some have managed to get on the main list while several teams are on the waiting list. The team cap is at 120.

Indonesian teams on the main list:

  • Universitas Indonesia (2 teams)
  • Universitas Bina Nusantara (2 teams)

Indonesian teams on the waiting list:

  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (1 team)
  • BINUS International (1 team)

Payment Period for Indonesian Teams on AUDC Waiting List

Today is the start of the payment period for teams that are on the waiting list of the 2nd United Asian Debating Championships that will take place in Macao May 16-22. The last day of payment is March 10. The Indonesian teams on the waiting list are:

  • Universitas Parahyangan (1 team)
  • Politeknik Sriwijaya (2 teams)
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (3 teams)
  • Universitas Hasanuddin (2 teams)
  • BINUS International (3 teams)
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (2 teams)

Outside the waiting list, there are other Indonesian teams that are on the confirmation list. They include:

  • London School of Public Relations (1 team)
  • Universitas Bakrie (1 team)
  • Universitas Bina Nusantara (3 teams)
  • Institut Pertanian Bogor (1 team)

From March 15 to 31, the registered teams should send participant details. The team cap is at 120 teams and each institution can send up to 3 teams. Hopefully, all Indonesian teams mentioned above can go to Macao.