Two teams from Asian debating powerhouse National University of Singapore sailed to the grand final of the 2012 Asian English Olympics at Binus University. #2 NUS A (Hong Yu Xiao & Kenneth Kang) and #4 NUS B (Danielle Goh & Andre Kua) will meet #8 Institut Teknologi Bandung B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Meutia Arinta) and darkhorse #11 Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang A (Bambang Trihadmojo & Hanif Falah) in the last debate tomorrow.
NUS teams have been the hot favourites since the competition began but #1 Universitas Atma Jaya A defeated them in the preliminaries. NUS B eliminated Atma A in the semifinals. Last year, NUS debaters championed the Asian 3-on-3 championships and reached the grandfinals of the continent's main tournament with the British Parliamentary format. The other non-Indonesian team in AEO 2012, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, fell in the quarterfinals.