Monday, January 23, 2012

WSDC 2012: Indonesia Ends Journey with 4 Wins

#29/E Indonesia bagged its fourth win after an unanimous victory against #35/E Botswana in the last preliminary round of the 2012 World Schools Debating Championships but came short from breaking into the knockouts. The prediction this year is only teams with at least 5 wins and 15 judge points can enter the Top 16 after 8 mandatory debates. Indonesia advanced into the knockouts twice in 2003 and 2004, both on 5 VP. This year's result matches Team Indonesia performances in 2006 and 2007.  

Previously, Team Indonesia 2012 beat #33/F Germany, #38/G Mongolia and #48H Zimbabwe but lost to reigning champion  #6/A Singapore, #8/B South Korea, #13/C United Arab Emirates and #19/D Israel. All wins were unanimous and came from debating as the opposition. The team consists of twins Revaldi and Revian Wirabuana from SMA 4 Denpasar, Alif Satria from SMA 8 Yogyakarta and Cheryl Cosslett from SMA 1 Bogor.

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