Saturday, April 30, 2011

ALSA E-Comp, UMM English Fiesta Debates Kick Off

The debate season is in full swing this weekend with two national-scale tournaments kicking off yesterday with a bang. Drum rolls from an elementary school marching band opened the English Fiesta at Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang while cheerleaders and percussions ushered the 15th ALSA UI National English Competition at Universitas Indonesia's Law School into action.

Both events have separate categories for varsity and highschool, guaranteeing long days of debating from morning to late afternoon. All categories will end with three preliminary rounds today. ALSA UI, which managed to squeeze in one round each for high school and varsity yesterday, will have two morning rounds for the former category and two afternoon rounds for the college debaters. English Fiesta will have three rounds with simultaneous high school and varsity debates.

In ALSA's first round, 50 varsity teams faced off with impromptu motions on rights that include paying prostitutes for the handicapped and suing government for failure in providing welfare. Teams from debating powerhouses Institut Teknologi Bandung and Universitas Gadjah Mada had to log heads early with ITB coming out triumphant. Squads from Universitas Indonesia and Binus International had more favourable draws and started their campaigns in winning fashion. It is still anyone's game and darkhorses are lurking to spoil the top schools' script. The results of today will give a better picture of the competition.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011 First Trimester Debate Results

ALSA UI E-Comp and UMM English Fiesta will kick off in a few days and their results will come out in early May, the start of this year's second trimester. This is a tribute to those who excelled in the national-scale and international debating events in Indonesia in the first trimester of 2011. This list does not include local tournaments that only invite participants from a particular sub-national area or NUEDC regional selections.

IVED@Universitas Hasanuddin (January)
Champion: Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Eldhianto Jusuf, Urfi Syifa, Bella Chyntiara)
Finalist: Universitas Indonesia B (Irene Severina, Nurul Praharso, Dennys Kapa)
Best Speaker: Rifan Ibnu Rahman (Institut Teknologi Bandung C)
Novice Winner: Institut Pertanian Bogor A (Leo Wibisono, Andini Widya Astuti, Dewi Fitri Yani)
Novice Finalist: Universitas Brawijaya B (Dungga Nur Prayogo, Luthfi Hidayatullah, Aditya Janu)
Best Novice Speaker: Andhika Nugraha (ITB C)

SEO@Universitas Bina Nusantara (February)
Champion: Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Karina Soedjatmiko & Luthfi Abdurrahman)
Finalists: ITB B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Andhika Nugraha), Universitas Bina Nusantara A (Sabaruddin Adinugroho & Radite Adjie), Universitas Indonesia A (Ahdiat Permana & Roderick Sibarani)
Co-Best Speakers: Luthfi Abdurrahman (ITB A), Ahdiat Permana (UI A), Roderick Sibarani (UI A)
Novice Winner: STBA Teknokrat B (Sheilla Koesin & Nurul Djanah)
Novice Finalists: Universitas Jendral Soedirman C (Riezki Dian & Zaenul Wafa), Bina Bangsa School A (Claudia Primavera & Tara Lee Susanto), SMA 3 Bandung A (Hurriyah Mujahidah & Lidya Sophiani)
Best Novice Speaker: Fildza Nabila Avianti (Universitas Gadjah Mada A)

ALSA E-Challenge@Universitas Padjadjaran (February)
Champion: Binus International C (Jaran Walia, Rajkumar Narendra, Ravina Alimchandani)
Finalist: Universitas Gadjah Mada B (Jhendra Samodra, Bella Chyntiara, Nabila Aghniarizqa)
Best Speaker: Dwita Aryani (Universitas Parahyangan A)

IFF@Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (March)
Champion: Indonesian Debating Forum (Eldhianto Jusuf, Satrio Adi Pratama, Ahmad Naufal)
Finalist: Universitas Indonesia A (Mahesh Dadlani, Elghafiky Bimardhika, Albert Santoso)
Co-Best Speakers: Eldhianto Jusuf (IDF/UGM), Satrio Adi Pratama (IDF/Undip), Ahmad Naufal (IDF/UI)

NDC-NES@Universitas Padjadjaran (March)
Champion: Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Luthfi Abdurrahman, Muhammad Pandu, Melliza Pretty)
Finalist: ITB B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman, Fathir Ramadhan, Farah Fitriana)
Best Speaker: Muhammad Pandu (ITB A)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two Nationals, ALSA UI & English Fiesta, to Run Next Week

EComp2011Two nationwide debating tournaments, ALSA UI English Competition and UMM English Fiesta, will take place from April 29, promising intense clashes between the powerhouses and spirited challenges from darkhorses. Several institutions, including Universitas Gadjah Mada, have opted to tackle both fronts while all West Java schools like Universitas Indonesia and Institut Teknologi Bandung opted to have a sole focus on the more prestigious E-Comp.

The E-Comp at Universitas Indonesia's Law School in Depok is the longest-running debate event in the country and 50 varsity teams are ready to battle it out this year. After coming short in three grand finals this year, UI eyes to win on home soil and grab its first trophy in 2011. ITB, which has won one local, one national and one international tournament this year, is the reigning champion and wants to keep that title. Recent IVED champion UGM will send two teams each to ALSA UI and English Fiesta, proving they have depth but the double-pronged approach will be harder to prove as a winning strategy. Binus International, the only other institution that has won a national-scale intervarsity this year, has also chosen to seek success in both competitions.

The varsity teams must also watch out for the WSDC Indonesia squad as the national coaches are poised to make the top four high school debaters in the country debate against college students. They are ineligible to win the category but the teenagers can become spoilers that may affect break chances. ALSA UI will also hold a separate competition for high school, which is considered as the most prestigious institution-based tournament in the category.

On the same dates, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, the host of the next IVED, will run its annual English Fiesta debates that have been upgraded to national level. Forty teams from Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Bali islands will be present. The winner will get a golden ticket to go to IVED without paying the registration and accommodation fees. Organizers have reminded participants to avoid wearing clothes that reveal too much flesh, like shorts and sleeveless shirts, adhering to the dresscode at the Islamic school.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hasanuddin BP Pushes Back Date A Week, Lowers Cap to 60

Hasanuddin BP, the first major British Parliamentary debating tournament in eastern Indonesia, will take place from June 24 to 26, 2011, a week delay from the original plan. The Makassar-based competition is open for teams from Indonesian high schools and universities, composite squads and fresh graduates. Host Universitas Hasanuddin has also cut the team cap from 80 to 60 teams and 48 slots have been booked. Two high schools, SMA Rajawali Makassar and SMA 3 Tangerang Selatan, have each registered eight teams to this tournament, matching the institutional cap. Online registration closes on May 8, 2011. Register here before the 12 remaining spots are taken.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Team List for UMM English Fiesta (Varsity)

The list for Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang's English Fiesta varsity debates is out with teams from Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi islands. The competition will run from April 28 to May 3, coinciding with the ALSA UI E-Comp. This may be the reason why only one team from Jakarta (Binus International) will be present at the Malang debates. The winner of English Fiesta will get a ticket to compete in the 15th IVED next year, which UMM will host, without paying registration fees. The list is as follows:

  1. Binus International A
  2. Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya A
  3. STIK Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin A
  4. STMIK Amikom Yogyakarta A
  5. STMIK Amikom Yogyakarta B
  6. STAIN Jember A
  7. Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta A
  8. Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta B
  9. Universitas Brawijaya A
  10. Universitas Brawijaya B
  11. Universitas Ciputra A
  12. Universitas Ciputra B
  13. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  14. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  15. Universitas Hasanuddin A
  16. Universitas Hasanuddin B
  17. Universitas Hasanuddin C
  18. Universitas Islam Negeri Malang A
  19. Universitas Islam Negeri Malang B
  20. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  21. Universitas Merdeka Malang A
  22. Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik A
  23. Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta A
  24. Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta A
  25. Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta B
  26. Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta C
  27. Universitas Negeri Jember A
  28. Universitas Negeri Malang A
  29. Universitas Negeri Malang B 
  30. Universitas Negeri Semarang A
  31. Universitas Negeri Semarang B
  32. Universitas Negeri Semarang C
  33. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta A
  34. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta B
  35. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta C
  36. Universitas Pembangunan Nasional A
  37. Universitas Sebelas Maret A
  38. Universitas Udayana A
  39. Universitas Udayana B
Chief Adjudicator: Invi Atmanegara (Binus International)
DCA: Tasneem Ali (IIUM), Gandhabaskara Saputra (UMM), Hanif Falah (UMM)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

WUDC Waitlist Situation For Indonesian Teams

The organizers of the 2012 World Universities Debating Championships  have announced the 400 teams that can proceed to the second phase of registration, including 12 teams from Indonesia, but there are other Indonesian teams that may compete if they get bumped up following pullouts. (See complete list here)

The rule of thumb is any institution with a place after #300 on the registration list may only get one slot. This is the reason behind the slot reduction from three to one for Indonesian teams like UI, ITB, Unhas, Unpad, STAN and Binus International that managed to enter the last 100 spots in the main list. These teams are not eligible to get extra slots even if the pullouts are right above them.

The Indonesian schools on the waiting list with the numbers of teams that need to pull out before they can get bumped up are as follows:

Universitas Gadjah Mada (10)
Institut Pertanian Bogor (49)
Universitas Tarumanagara (50)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (51)
London School of Public Relations (52)
Universitas Diponegoro (53)
Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya (54)
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (62)
Politeknik Negeri Malang (92)
Universitas Pelita Harapan (95)
Universitas Negeri Padang (103)
Universitas Negeri Semarang (108)

The National Education Ministry has tried to take slots using the name Dikti and Belmawa for the winners of NUEDC but both are quite low in the waiting list (they need 59 and 61 pullouts) and they can only reserve one slot each. It is quite unlikely that 60 teams would resign from the WUDC, triggering questions on how will the winners of NUEDC go to Manila as promised, especially if they do not come from universities on the registration list.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Indonesian Teams for UADC, Australs, WUDC

The confirmed registration lists for this year's United Asian Debating Championships and Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships, as well as, the main registration list for the upcoming World Universities Debating Championships are out and scores of Indonesian institutions are going to compete in those international competitions. Here are their details.

UADC@University of Macao - May 16-22, 2011 (113 teams)
Binus International (1)
Institut Pertanian Bogor (1)
London School of Public Relations (1)
Universitas Bakrie (1)
Universitas Bina Nusantara (1)
Universitas Gadjah Mada (1)
Universitas Parahyangan (1)

Australs@Chung Ang University - July 7-13, 2011 (120 teams)
Binus International (1)
Institut Teknologi Bandung (1)
Universitas Gadjah Mada (1)
Universitas Hasanuddin (1)
Universitas Indonesia (1)

WUDC@De La Salle University - Dec 27, 2011-Jan 3, 2012 (400 teams)
Universitas Bina Nusantara (3)
Universitas Atma Jaya (2)
Binus International (1)
Institut Teknologi Bandung (1)
Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (1)
Universitas Bengkulu (1)
Universitas Hasanuddin (1)
Universitas Indonesia (1)
Universitas Padjadjaran (1)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

60 Teams on JOVED 2011's Main List

All 60 slots for the 15th Java Overland Varsities English Debate were taken in the 5-day  registration phase that ended last Friday. Registered teams need to meet payment requirements by April 20. At least 16 teams are on the waiting list and will take the seats of main applicants that fail their obligations. Here is the main list of the competition that will take place from July 22 to 26, 2011.

  1. Akademi Angkatan Udara A
  2. Akademi Angkatan Udara B
  3. Binus International A
  4. Binus International B
  5. Institut Manajemen Telkom A
  6. Institut Manajemen Telkom B
  7. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  8. Institut Teknologi Bandung B
  9. Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya A
  10. Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya B
  11. Politeknik Negeri Ujungpandang A
  12. Politeknik Telkom Bandung A
  13. Politeknik Telkom Bandung B
  14. Sampoerna School of Education A
  15. Sampoerna School of Education B
  16. STBA Teknokrat A
  17. STBA Teknokrat B
  18. STIK Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin A
  19. STKIP Banjarmasin A
  20. STMIK Amikom Yogyakarta A
  21. STMIK Amikom Yogyakarta B
  22. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan A
  23. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan B
  24. Universitas Atma Jaya A
  25. Universitas Atma Jaya B
  26. Universitas Bina Nusantara A
  27. Universitas Bina Nusantara B
  28. Universitas Brawijaya A
  29. Universitas Brawijaya B
  30. Universitas Dian Nuswantoro A
  31. Universitas Diponegoro A
  32. Universitas Diponegoro B
  33. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  34. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  35. Universitas Hasanuddin A
  36. Universitas Hasanuddin B
  37. Universitas Indonesia A
  38. Universitas Indonesia B
  39. Universitas Islam Negeri Malang A
  40. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  41. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman B 
  42. Universitas Lambung Mangkurat A
  43. Universitas Lampung A
  44. Universitas Lampung B
  45. Universitas Negeri Malang A
  46. Universitas Negeri Malang B
  47. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta A
  48. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta B
  49. Universitas Padjadjaran A
  50. Universitas Padjadjaran B
  51. Universitas Parahyangan A
  52. Universitas Parahyangan B
  53. Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia A
  54. Universitas Sanata Dharma A
  55. Universitas Satya Wacana A
  56. Universitas Satya Wacana B
  57. Universitas Sriwijaya A
  58. Universitas Sriwijaya B
  59. Universitas Tarumanagara A
  60. Universitas Tarumanagara B

New Blog Seeks to Run Articles on Indonesian Debating

Anna Alfaro Manurung, the debating coach of Binus International whose repertoire includes debating several times in WUDC and training a number of successful Indonesian teams for world-class tournaments, has recently launched a blog that promises to showcase articles on the Indonesian debating scene, including past and present personalities.

The i-debate blog also seeks to keep Indonesia abreast of developments in the debating world outside the archipelago and provide resources for case building. IndoDebate will continue to focus on chronicling the facts and figures of the Indonesian debating world and welcomes the interest to keep the debating community in this country well-informed.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Registered Teams for ALSA UI E-Comp (High School)

ALSA E-Comp's high school category is the most competitive school-based debating competition in Indonesia. Here are the teams that took the 50 registration slots. The list may change if there is a pull out. 
  1. SMA 8 Jakarta A
  2. SMA 14 Jakarta A
  3. SMA 81 Jakarta A
  4. SMA 81 Jakarta B
  5. SMA Ipeka Sunter II Jakarta A
  6. SMA Kanisius Jakarta A
  7. SMA Kanisius Jakarta B
  8. SMA Labschool Rawamangun Jakarta A
  9. SMA Santa Ursula Jakarta A
  10. SMA Tarakanita 2 Jakarta A
  11. SMA Tarakanita 2 Jakarta B
  12. SMA 1 BPKPenabur Jakarta A
  13. SMA 5 BPK Penabur Jakarta A
  14. SMK 4 Jakarta A
  15. SMA 5 Bandung A
  16. SMA 3 Bandung A
  17. SMA BPK I Bandung A
  18. SMA BPK I Bandung B
  19. SMA 1 Bogor A
  20. SMA 1 Bogor B
  21. SMA Dwiwarna Bogor A 
  22. SMA Regina Pacis Bogor A
  23. SMA 1 Bekasi A
  24. SMA 1 Cibinong A
  25. SMA GIS Lazuardi Depok A
  26. SMA Cahaya Madani Pandeglang A
  27. SMA 1 Serang A
  28. SMA 1 Tangerang A
  29. SMA 1 Tangerang B
  30. SMA 2 Tangerang Selatan A
  31. SMA 2 Mojokerto A
  32. SMAK St. Albertus Malang A
  33. SMAK St. Albertus Malang B
  34. SMA 1 Ponorogo A
  35. SMA 1 Sidoarjo A
  36. SMA Karangturi Semarang A
  37. SMA Labschool Banda Aceh A
  38. SMA 2 Bengkulu A
  39. SMA 2 Bengkulu B
  40. SMA 5 Bengkulu A
  41. SMA 5 Bengkulu B
  42. SMA 8 Pekanbaru A
  43. SMA Cendana Pekanbaru A
  44. SMA Al Kautsar Lampung A
  45. SMA 2  Bandar Lampung A
  46. SMA 4 Denpasar A
  47. SMA 4 Denpasar B
  48. SMA 1 Samarinda B
  49. SMA 17 Makassar A
  50. SMA 17 Makassar B

Prepared Motions for ALSA UI E-Comp (High School)

ALSA UI English Competition's high school category is seen as the unofficial tournament to find Indonesia's best high school team and debaters of the year. Many former champions have continued to represent Indonesia in WSDC or excel at the varsity debating scene. It is the longest-running for its category by far and attracts schools from outside Java just like IVED for universities. Here are the motions for the three prepared rounds in the coming 2011 ALSA E-Comp (HS).

THW ban ethnic-based student organizations.
THW not allow teachers' union to strike.
THW criminalize service providers that do assignments for students.

THW ban any electronic devices applications that offend sexual preference.
TH regrets the US court’s verdict on Google’s online library plans.
THBT Japan should give up on nuclear technology.

THW open third gender category sports games.
THW establish a city to host Olympic Games permanently.
THBT FIFA should be made democratic.