Monday, December 12, 2011

ABP 2011: NUS Loses Title, Bows to RVCE

North South University Dhaka - Host of ABP 2011
Underdogs Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering from Bangalore, India denied defending champions National University of Singapore of another Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship title. In the grand final of the 2011 ABP, #14 RVCE 1 (Karthik Sivaram & Prasun Bhaiya) from the position of Opening Opposition knocked down the motion "This House Believes That Micro-Credit Programs Should Stop Exclusively Targeting Women".

#1 NUS 1 (Imran Rahim & Robin Teo), playing the role as Closing Opposition, failed to outshine their benchmates. The other finalists came from Nanyang Technological University and Universiti Teknologi Mara. NUS 1 were hot favourites throughout ABP 2011. The team broke first into knockouts with Imran topping the speaker tab and Robin coming second. No RVCE debater was on the top 10 speaker list. This is the first major Asian-level victory for RVCE.

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