Monday, April 30, 2012

UGM Wins National Round of IHL Debate Again

Overshadowed by the more popular ALSA UI E-Comp, the national round of the 2012 International Humanitarian Law debate ended yesterday with host Universitas Gadjah Mada (Erwina Salsabila, Muhammad Fidhzariyan, Hadza Min Fadhli) defending the title and bagging the school's first trophy in 2012. The winners are eligible to compete on behalf of the country in the international IHL debate in Malaysia. The national round is limited by invitation and restricts participation to International Relations students. Only 19 teams joined the 2012 edition. Ironically, the international round in Kuala Lumpur is an open tournament that has attracted teams from all over Asia, including from engineering schools. This year's tournament will take place May 11-13 and one of the registered teams is called Pork Chop.

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: UI, ITB, UGM, Bakrie in the Semis

The A teams of Indonesia's four leading debating powerhouses made it to the semifinals of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition, the longest-running tournament in the country. Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Universitas Bakrie have all won the national championship IVED. Bakrie joined the elite IVED champions club this year with a win against UI in Malang. But, it is the only one from the four that has never championed ALSA UI although a Bakrie team topped the tab in last year's edition. The semifinals and ultimate debate will take place tomorrow.

Semifinal Match up:
#1 ITB A vs #4 EDS UI A
#2 UGM A vs #6 Bakrie A

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Foursma May Clinch Back-to-back Title Before Final

Two teams from reigning champion SMA 4 Denpasar, popularly known as Foursma, stormed into the semifinals of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition, the most prestigious school-based debate in Indonesia, after eliminating their challengers today. If these Bali debaters win their semifinal matches tomorrow, SMA 4 Denpasar will create several historical milestones. It would be the first high school that can take all spots in an ALSA UI final. It would also be the first high school to win back-to-back ALSA UI titles, even before the last debate.

The two Foursma teams broke first and second after 5 preliminary rounds, suggesting the speakers also are prominent on the individual tab. While they are hot favourites, Bali debaters are fully aware lady luck may vanish at the last moment. A previously undefeated Bali team, entirely consisting of Foursma students, fell short on a razor thin split decision in the final of the 2011 national championships and bowed to underdog Aceh. 

Semifinal Match Up:

#1 SMA 4 Denpasar B (Bali) vs. #4 SMA Tarakanita 2 (Jakarta)
#2 SMA 4 Denpasar A (Bali) vs. #3 SMA 3 Semarang (Central Java) 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Varsity Knockout Bracket

 1. ITB A

1. ITB A

 16. IPB A

1. ITB A

 8. Binus B

8. Binus B

 9. STAN A


 4. EDS UI A


 13. STAN B


 5. ITB B

5. ITB B

 12. UMM A

 2. UGM A

2. UGM A

 15. IPB B

2. UGM A

 7. Binus A

10. UGM B

 10. UGM B

2. UGM A

 3. Bakrie B

3. Bakrie B

 14. Brawijaya A

6. Bakrie A

 6. Bakrie A

6. Bakrie A

 11. UI B

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: ITB Leads Break List

Institut Teknologi Bandung, which has bagged 2 trophies this year, is bent on taking its next scalp. ITB A (Muhammad Pandu, Jane Revevalin, Vicario Reinaldo) broke first into the knockout phase of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition debates today. Although ITB is a regular participant of the ALSA UI E-Comp since the 1990s, it has only championed Indonesia's longest-running debating tournament once, in 2010. Here are the 16 teams that advanced into the elimination stage that will start tomorrow and end on Tuesday.

  1. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  2. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  3. Universitas Bakrie B
  4. Universitas Indonesia EDS A
  5. Institut Teknologi Bandung B
  6. Universitas Bakrie A
  7. Binus University A
  8. Binus University B
  9. Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara A
  10. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  11. Universitas Indonesia EDS B
  12. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang A
  13. Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara B
  14. Universitas Brawijaya A
  15. Institut Pertanian Bogor B
  16. Institut Pertanian Bogor A

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: High School Knockout Bracket

1. 4 Denpasar B
1. 4 Denpasar B
16. 2 Cirebon A
1. 4 Denpasar B
8. Albertus Malang B

9. 3 Bandung B
9. 3 Bandung B

1. 4 Denpasar B
4. Tarakanita 2

4. Tarakanita 2
13. 2 Cirebon B

4. Tarakanita 2
5. 14 Jakarta A

5. 14 Jakarta A
12. Xaverius Lmpg

2. 4 Denpasar A
2. 4 Denpasar A
2. 4 Denpasar A
15. Pelita Harapan B
2. 4 Denpasar A
7. 1 Penabur Bdg A
7. 1 Penabur Bdg A
10. Al-Azhar Palu A
2. 4 Denpasar A
3. 3 Semarang
3. 3 Semarang
14. Ipeka Sunter
3. 3 Semarang
6. 2 Tangerang Slt B
6. 2 Tangerang Slt B
11. Sang Timur

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: High School Break List

Reigning champions SMA 4 Denpasar broke first and second into the elimination stage of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition debates today after outpowering their opponents in the 5 preliminary rounds. Knockouts will start tomorrow while the grand final will take place on Tuesday. Here are the 16 teams that advanced to the octofinals of the most prestigious school-based debate competition in Indonesia.

  1. SMA 4 Denpasar B
  2. SMA 4 Denpasar A
  3. SMA 3 Semarang 
  4. SMA Tarakanita 2
  5. SMA 14 Jakarta A
  6. SMA 2 Tangerang Selatan B
  7. SMA Kristen 1 Penabur Bandung A
  8. SMA St Albertus Malang B
  9. SMA 3 Bandung B
  10. SMA Al Azhar Palu A
  11. SMA Sang Timur
  12. SMA Xaverius Lampung
  13. SMA 2 Cirebon B
  14. SMA Ipeka Sunter
  15. Sekolah Pelita Harapan B
  16. SMA 2 Cirebon A

Friday, April 27, 2012

ITB, Bakrie Debaters Lead DOTY List

Seven of the top 10 spots in IndoDebate's Debater of the Year table for April 2012 went to Institut Teknologi Bandung and Universitas Bakrie students. The two schools are the only ones with multiple victories from Indonesian tournaments this year. In April, ITB speakers were victorious in the PNDC debate in Lampung and the ITS Open in Surabaya. Meanwhile, Bakrie championed the NDC-NES contest in Bandung, a nice addition to their IVED 2012 trophy. With the ALSA UI debates starting today, changes to the list are likely to happen. However, it will take an extraordinary run for anyone to take over ITB's Rifan Ibnu Rahman who has won 2 competitions and 2 best speaker awards so far this year.

The current top 10 are as follows:
  1. Rifan Ibnu Rahman (ITB)
  2. Aryo Febrian (Bakrie)
  3. Mutiara Hapsari (Bakrie)
  4. Fauzan Reza (ITB)
  5. Dungga Nur Prayogo (Brawijaya)
  6. Rendi Prahara (Unpad)
  7. Jane Revevalin (ITB)
  8. Luthfie Abdurrahman (ITB)
  9. Alifia Firliani (Bakrie)
  10. Egalita Irfan (UI)
Click here for the complete list

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 First Trimester Debate Results

This is a tribute to those who excelled in the national-scale and international debating events in Indonesia in the first trimester of 2012 (January to April). This list does not include local tournaments that only invite participants from a particular sub-national area or NUEDC regional selections. ALSA UI E-Comp starts April 26 but ends in May, making it part of the second trimester.

IVED@Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (February)
Champions: Universitas Bakrie 1 (Aryo Febrian, Mutiara Hapsari, Yudha Mustafa)
Finalists: Universitas Indonesia 1 (Aulia Anggita, Bramesada Prasastyoga, Egalita Irfan)
Best Speaker: Egalita Irfan (Universitas Indonesia 1)
Novice Winner: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta 1 (Rasman, Retno Rahma Safitri, Tika Destiratri)
Novice Finalist: Universitas Hasanuddin 2 (Erwin Katunde, Framita Rahman, Maman)
Best Novice Speaker: Indriani Pratiwi (Universitas Gadjah Mada 2)

AEO@Binus University (February)
Champions: National University of Singapore A (Hongyu Xiao & Kenneth Kang)
Finalists: NUS B (Danielle Goh & Andre Kua), Institut Teknologi Bandung B (Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Meutia Arinta), Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang A (Bambang Trihadmojo & Hanif Falah)
Best Speaker: Rifan Ibnu Rahman (ITB B)
Novice Winner: ALSA Universitas Indonesia A (Boy Al Idrus & Ahmad Rashed)
Best Novice Speaker: Terry Muthahhari (Universitas Indonesia C)

IDC@Universitas Ma Chung (February)
Champions: Universitas Brawijaya B (Dungga Nur Prayogo & Nur Luthfi Hidayatullah)
Finalists: Universitas Negeri Malang (Nadiyah & Prima Wikaningtyas), Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (Angga Okta & Nawawi Saimima), Universitas Islam Indonesia (Andika Firmanda & Jaya Limando)
Best Speaker: Rasuna Rizky Utami (Brawijaya A)

ALSA E-Challenge@Universitas Padjadjaran (February)
Champions: Universitas Padjadjaran A (Rendi Prahara, Ashila Reza, Azwar Aziz Sudrajat)
Finalists: Binus University B (Prasetyo Gema, Cassandra Etania Liem, Andi Fahmi)
Best Speaker: Rosmiyana (Binus University A)

PNDC@Politeknik Negeri Lampung (April)
Champions: Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Rifan Ibnu Rahman, Fauzan Reza, Jane Revevalin)
Finalists: DAY/Universitas Brawijaya + Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (Dungga Nur Prayogo, Algi Rahmat Alfianto, Sadono Iswahyudi)
Best Speaker: Rifan Ibnu Rahman (ITB A)

NDC-NES@Universitas Padjadjaran (April)
Champions: Universitas Bakrie B (Aryo Febrian, Mutiara Hapsari, Alifia Firliani)
Finalists: Binus International B (Rajkumar Narendra, Andrew Sadeli, Melisa Irene)
Best Speaker: Aryo Febrian (Bakrie B)

ITS Open@Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (April)
Champions: RED/Institut Teknologi Bandung + Ex-Universitas Diponegoro (Rifan Ibnu Rahman, Luthfie Abdurrahman, Satrio Adi Pratama)
Finalists: Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Eldhianto Jusuf, Caessar Pronocitro, Novelisa Wirid))
Best Speaker: Satrio Adi Pratama (RED/Ex Undip)

SMASH@SMA 1 Sidoarjo (April)
Champions: Universitas Brawijaya B (Renny, Rizqi Shabrina Lestari, Zelly Sidi Zamzami)
Finalists: Just For Fun/Universitas Negeri Malang + Politeknik Negeri Malang (Nadiyah, Uyun Nishar, Asdin Herzegovina)
Best Speaker: Aditya Janu (Universitas Brawijaya A)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Brawijaya Wins SMASH, 2nd Trophy in 2012

Universitas Brawijaya proved it is the strongest in East Java debating after grabbing its second trophy of the year. After winning the Ma Chung tournament in Malang last February, the school went home last weekend with the best team and individual awards from SMA 1 Sidoarjo's SMASH debate, which had no varsity team from outside East Java province. Brawijaya's Formasi B (Rizqi Shabrina, Zelly Zamzami, Renny) championed the competition while Aditya Janu from Formasi A topped the speaker tab.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Varsity Fixed List, No Bipeds

The longest-running debating contest in Indonesia, the ALSA UI English Competition, will kick off this year's edition on Friday with 50 teams from all over the country but without last year's finalist Binus International, which is currently in exam period until next week. Here is the fixed list of participants for the 2012 ALSA UI E-Comp varsity debates (alphabetical order).
  1. Akademi Kepolisian A
  2. Akademi Kepolisian B
  3. Binus University A
  4. Binus University B
  5. Institut Manajemen Telkom A
  6. Institut Manajemen Telkom B
  7. Institut Pertanian Bogor A
  8. Institut Pertanian Bogor B
  9. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  10. Institut Teknologi Bandung B
  11. London School of Public Relations A
  12. Sampoerna School of Business A
  13. Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara A
  14. Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara B
  15. Sekolah Tinggi Kesejahteraan Sosial A
  16. Sekolah Tinggi Kesejahteraan Sosial B
  17. STBA Teknokrat A
  18. STBA Teknokrat B
  19. STEI Tazkia A
  20. STEI Tazkia B
  21. STIKES Muhammadiyah Samarinda A
  22. Universitas Airlangga A
  23. Universitas Bakrie A
  24. Universitas Bakrie B
  25. Universitas Brawijaya A 
  26. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  27. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  28. Universitas Indonesia - ALSA A
  29. Universitas Indonesia - EDS A
  30. Universitas Indonesia - EDS B 
  31. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  32. Universitas Lampung - EEC A
  33. Universitas Lampung - EEC B
  34. Universitas Lampung - ESO A
  35. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang A
  36. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang B
  37. Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara A
  38. Universitas Multimedia Nusantara A
  39. Universitas Negeri Jakarta A
  40. Universitas Negeri Medan A
  41. Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret A
  42. Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret B
  43. Universitas Padjadjaran A 
  44. Universitas Parahyangan A
  45. Universitas Pelita Harapan A
  46. Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia A
  47. Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia B
  48. Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa A
  49. Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa B
  50. Universitas Tarumanegara A