Thursday, May 31, 2012

NUEDC 2012: UGM Triumphs in Last Regional Qualifier

Universitas Gadjah Mada (Erwina Salsabila & Thoriq Murtadho) won the Region VII (Yogyakarta) qualifiers of the 2012 National Universities English Debating Championship, concluding the regional stage of this nationwide competition. All 12 regions now have 8 teams that they will send to the national round. From the position of Opening Government, UGM defeated cross-city rivals Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta and Universitas Ahmad Dahlan in the regional final. Besides the finalists, 4 other universities that reached the semifinals are also heading for the main tournament. They are Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional and STMIK Amikom.

UADC 2012: Indonesian Results

Seven Indonesian teams went to the 2012 United Asians Debating Championships in Malaysia. Although none of them broke into the top 16, they could create an all-Indonesian final in the English-as-Foreign-Language category. Binus International brought home the EFL trophies for best team and individual. Here are the details of their performances at Asia's most prestigious debating competition.

#27/#1EFL Binus International A 5W-3L -- EFL Champions
#48/#3EFL Binus University A 4W-4L -- EFL Finalists
#53/#4EFL Universitas Parahyangan A 4W-4L -- EFL Semifinalists

UADC 2012 EFL Champions Binus International A
Jaran Walia, Caroline Herlina, Invi Atmanegara

#62 Binus International B 3W-5L
#65 Universitas Padjadjaran A 3W-5L
#78 Institut Pertanian Bogor A 2W-6L
#79 Binus International C 2W-6L

Top 10 Indonesian Speakers
  1. Invi Atmanegara (Bipeds A) -- #1EFL/#77
  2. Caroline Herlina (Bipeds A) -- #2EFL/#88
  3. Jaran Walia (Bipeds A) -- #3EFL/#104
  4. Felicia Novina (Bipeds B) -- #122
  5. Andrew Sadeli (Bipeds B) -- #136
  6. Dimas Aditya (Unpad A) -- #137
  7. Mayang Puspita (Unpad A) -- #139
  8. Cassandra Etania Liem (Binus A) -- #141
  9. Dwita Aryani (Unpar A) -- #158
  10. Melissa Irene (Bipeds B) -- #164
Best Indonesian Adjudicator(s):
Muhammad Erfan Supradhono (Unpad) & Wilson Salim (Bipeds) -- 3.188

UADC 2012: Key Results

Champion: #5 Nanyang Technological University A (Rohan Jain, Rohit Gadre, Swetha Balachandran)
Finalist: #6 Ateneo de Manila University A (Allan Cabrera, Job de Leon, Peterson Poon)
Best Speaker: Pearl Simbulan (University of the Philippines - Diliman A)
EFL Champion: #1EFL Binus International A (Caroline Herlina, Invi Atmanegara, Jaran Walia)
EFL Finalist: #3EFL Binus University A (Cassandra Etania Liem, Radite Adjie, Rivera Kathrin)
Best EFL Speaker: Invi Atmanegara (Binus International A) 

Top 10 Speakers:
  1. Pearl Simbulan (University of the Philippines - Diliman A)
  2. Alistair Zosa (University of the Philippines - Diliman A)
  3. Raymund Vitorio (National University of Singapore A)
  4. Swetha Balachandran (Nanyang Technological University A)
  5. Rohan Jain (Nanyang Technological University A)
  6. Allan Cabrera (Ateneo de Manila University A)
  7. Imran Rahim (National University of Singapore A)
  8. Maizura Mokhsien (Universiti Teknologi Mara B)
  9. Shafiq Bazari (Universiti Teknologi Mara A)
  10. Valeri Inting (University of the Philippines - Diliman A)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UADC 2012: EFL Title Goes to Binus International

Jaran Walia (Binus International)  in the EFL final of UADC 2012:
Binus A (+) v Binus International A (-)

 Binus International outclassed older sibling Binus University to win the English-as-Foreign-Language final of the 2012 United Asians Debating Championship. #1EFL Binus International A (Caroline Herlina, Jaran Walia, Invi Atmanegara) were too strong for #3EFL Binus A (Cassandra Etania Liem, Radite Adjie, Rivera Kathrin) in the final debate that had the classical motion "This House Supports The Use of Child Labour". Invi also topped the EFL speaker list, Caroline came second and Jaran got third, displaying the team's prominence in that category.

Last year, Universitas Bakrie won the EFL title after defeating London School of Public Relations in another all-Indonesian final. Bakrie's Ammar Syah Anwar took home the best EFL speaker prize.

UADC 2012: NTU Wins, Settles Score With Ateneo

HomeSingapore's Nanyang Technological University today defeated Ateneo de Manila University from the Philippines to champion the 3rd United Asian Debating Championships and avenge the loss to the same opponent in the final two years ago.

In the 2012 grandfinal, #5 NTU A (Rohit Gadre, Rohan Jain, Swetha Balachandran) proposed "This House Believes That the International Community Should Form a Coalition of the Willing and Intervene in Syria with or without United Nations Approval" against #6 Ateneo A (Allan Cabrera, Job De Leon, Peter Poon). On a 7-2 decision, the motion passed. In the semifinals, Ateneo and NTU eliminated teams from reigning champion National University of Singapore, preventing a back-to-back victory.

UADC 2013 in Limbo After DLSU Withdraws Bid

The hosting of the 2013 United Asian Debating Championship followed the same fate that happened to Worlds. After De La Salle University withdrew its bid, the tournament's future is now unclear. There will be an online bidding process with hope that an institution or more will step up like what have transpired for Worlds. The deadline for such proposals is June 30 while the vote will take place on July 14. It took 5 months after WUDC Manila before a coalition Chennai schools and Thailand's Chulalongkorn University launched their WUDC 2014 bids.   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UADC 2012: NUS Teams Take Half of Final Four

Two teams from reigning champions National University of Singapore are still alive in the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships and can create an all-NUS final. In the semifinals tomorrow, #1 NUS A will face cross-city rival #5 Nanyang Technological University A while #2 NUS B will meet #6 Ateneo de Manila University A from the Philippines. UADC 2012 is taking place at Malaysia's Multimedia University. Next year's host will be De La Salle University which organized the recent Manila Worlds.

UADC 2012: Binus Family Feud in EFL Final

The two tertiary educational entities under the Binus corporation -- Binus University and Binus International -- have been rivals in the Indonesian debating world since the latter established its own society BIPEDS. Tomorrow the siblings will face off in the English-as-Foreign-Language final of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships after winning their semifinal matches today.

#1EFL BIPEDS A (Caroline Herlina, Jaran Walia, Invi Atmanegara) unanimously knocked out fellow countrymen #4EFL Universitas Parahyangan while #3EFL Binus A (Cassandra Etania Liem, Radite Adjie, Rivera Kathrin) eliminated #2EFL International Christian University from Japan on a 4-1 split decision. The EFL final will take place before the penultimate debate of the open category.

Monday, May 28, 2012

UADC 2012: 3 Indonesian Teams in EFL Semifinals

Three Indonesian teams advanced into the English-as-Foreign-Language semifinals of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships, matching last year's achievements. Binus International A (Invi Atmanegara, Caroline Herlina, Jaran Walia) topped the EFL list, Binus University A (Cassandra Etania Liem, Radite Adjie, Rivera Kathrin) broke third and Universitas Parahyangan A (Dwita Aryani, Dian Hutami, Tiola Veronica) came fourth. They will try to grab the same EFL title that Universitas Bakrie won in UADC 2011. The match-ups for the semifinals are as follows:

#1 Binus International A v #4 Universitas Parahyangan A
#2 International Christian University A (Japan) v #3 Binus University A   

UADC 2012: Main Break List

Reigning champion National University of Singapore broke first and second into the main elimination stage of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships after 8 preliminary rounds. The complete break list is as follows:

1. National University of Singapore A
2. National University of Singapore B
3. Universiti Teknologi Mara B
4. University of the Philippines - Diliman A
5. Nanyang Technological University A
6. Ateneo de Manila University A
7. International Islamic University A
8. Universiti Teknologi Mara A
9. Singapore Management University A
10. Nanyang Technological University D
11. University of the Philippines - Diliman B
12. Nanyang Technological University B
13. Xavier University A
14. University of the Philippines - Manila A
15. Ateneo de Manila University C
16. Ateneo de Manila University B 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

UADC 2012: Motions in Preliminary Rounds

Eight preliminary rounds of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships at Malaysia's Multimedia University ended today. The break announcement will take place later tonight. Here are the motions used so far.

THBT those on organ transplant waiting lists should be prioritised according to lifestyle choices
THW disallow individuals below a certain income level from participating in clinical tests
THBT, in the event of life-threatening illnesses, medical decisions about children should be made by their doctors and not their parents

THW mandate equal primetime coverage for men's and women's sports
THW ban all sports that define winning as inflicting pain or glorifying its simulation
THBT companies who promote unhealthy lifestyles should be disallowed from sponsoring sporting events

THW forcefully reallocate talent and resources from all the top educational institutions to those at the bottom
THW require universities to share the burden in repaying the loans of their graduates if they are unable to find employment
THW abolish unpaid internships

THW exempt indigenous communities from laws relating to environmental protection
THW actively and forcefully reverse transmigration policies instituted by former dictators or colonial masters
THBT tribal law should have jurisdiction over all crimes committed on tribal land, regardless of who the perpetrator is

THBT ASEAN should have a defense pact stipulating that any attempt by China to occupy the South China Sea islands will be met with military force
THW ban the use of unmanned combat vehicles (drones) in combat operations
THBT the US should adopt a policy that in the event Israel launches any attack on Iran, the US will withdraw all military support to it

THBT liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidize hymen reconstruction surgery
THBT the feminist movement should condemn celebrities like Rihanna who choose to continue to pursue a personal relationship with abusive partners
THBT the French government should repeal the ban on the burqa

THW legalize polygamy
THBT state welfare should only support families up to a certain size
THBT liberals have a moral duty to abstain from marriage until gay marriage is legalized

THBT religions should be held liable for making curative claims on illnesses if an individual refuses to seek life-saving medical treatment
THW ban proselytizing in prisons
THW ban gay conversion therapy

Saturday, May 26, 2012

NUEDC 2012: Binus Tops Tough Jakarta Qualifier

#3 Binus University (Rosmiyana & Sabarudin Adinugroho) overcame favorites #1 Universitas Indonesia (Dimas Hokka & Riza Aryani) in the final of the 2012 National Universities English Debating Championship's Region III (Greater Jakarta) qualifiers. Until the final, the UI team came first in every single match in this regional selection, including a preliminary round where they defeated Binus.

The other finalists were host #2 Universitas Bakrie (Aryo Febrian & Mutiara Hapsari) and dark horse #8 Universitas Paramadina (Siti Octrina Malikah & Niken Anjar Wulan). All 4 teams are eligible to go to the national rounds next month. Besides them, 4 other universities that reached the semifinals are also heading for the main tournament. They are #4 Universitas Negeri Jakarta, #5 Institut Pertanian Bogor, #6 Universitas Atma Jaya and #10 Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. Region III is considered the toughest of the 12 NUEDC divisions. Three of the 4 national round finalists last year came from this region. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

NUEDC 2012: Jakarta Qualifiers Start Today, Coincide With UADC

The first round of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships kicked off today in Malaysia at the same time with the start of Region III (Greater Jakarta) qualifiers of the 2012 National University English Debating Championships. Binus University and Institut Pertanian Bogor have teams in both events. Universitas Bakrie, the host of the latter competition, won the EFL section of the 2011 UADC but has decided to skip this year's edition, which will only end on May 29.

Region III is considered as the toughest of the 12 NUEDC regions. Three out of 4 finalists of the national round last year - Binus, Bakrie and Universitas Indonesia - came from this group. All 3 schools are fielding strong teams this year that include Australasians ESL champs (UI) and IVED winners (Bakrie). Like other regions, the top 8 in the qualifiers are eligible to proceed to the main tournament next month. A school is only allowed to register one pair for the regionals, which cannot change if they make it to the nationals.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NNDC 2012: Key Results & Motions

Champions and Runner-Ups of NNDC 2012 (from L to R) :
Florida Petresia (UI C), Agita Nalsalia (UI C), Andrearto Saleh (UI B), Kevin Wijaya (UI B),
Muhmmad Iqbal (UI A), Satrio Adi Pratama (Deputy Chief Adjudicator), Rio Trimono (UI A)
Champions: #1 Universitas Indonesia C (Agita Nalsalia & Florida Petresia Andriana)
Finalists:  #8 Universitas Indonesia B (Andrearto Saleh & Kevin Wijaya), #3 Universitas Indonesia A (Muhammad Iqbal & Rio Trimono), #6 Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret (Juli Novianto & Liswindio Apendicaesar)
Best Speaker: Agita Nalsalia (Universitas Indonesia C)

Top 10 Speakers
1. Agita Nalsalia (Universitas Indonesia C)
2. Florida Petresia (Universitas Indonesia C)
3. Muhammad Iqbal (Universitas Indonesia A)
3. Rio Trimono (Universitas Indonesia A)
3. Liswindio Apendicaesar (Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret)
3. Putri Nurdina (Universitas Islam Indonesia A)
7. Trianoto Sehat Santoso (Universitas Brawijaya A)
8. Enita Wardhana (Universitas Airlangga)
8. Ricky Kurniawan (Universitas Airlangga)
8. Muhammad Haekal (Universitas Islam Indonesia A)

R1. THW abolish all hate crime legislations
R2. THBT superheroes should go to jail
R3. THW significantly increase Indonesia's military spending
R4. THW ban all kinds of digital rights management 
R5. THBT the rights to raise children should be allocated by license
QF. THBT donor countries of the World Bank should have a consensus to nominate only persons from the developing nations to the presidency
SF. THBT ASEAN should enforce moratorium on hiring migrant domestic workers
GF. TH regrets the decline of American supremacy and the advent of a multipolar world

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jakarta Mini 2012: Key Results

Roderick Sibarani & Rifan Ibnu Rahman
Champions of Jakarta Mini 2012
Champions: I Do (Rifan Ibnu Rahman/ITB & Roderick Sibarani/UI)
Finalists: Kupu-Kupu Malam (Astri Agustina/UGM & Bramesada Prasastyoga/UI), Binus International 1 (Invi Atmanegara & Jaran Walia), The Manly Canisians (Albert Santoso/UI & Boby Andika/UI)

Top 10 Speakers:
1. Boby Andika (The Manly Canisians/UI)
2. Rifan Ibnu Rahman (I Do/ITB)
3. Roderick Sibarani (I Do/UI)
4. Invi Atmanegara (Binus International 1)
4. Astri Agustina (Kupu-Kupu Malam/UGM)
6. Andrew Wisnu Sadeli (Binus International 2)
6. Bramesada Prasastyoga (Kupu-Kupu Malam/UI)
8. Jaran Walia (Binus International 1)
9. Indra Kusuma (Dikejar Pembimbing Skripsi/UI)
10. Ahdiat Permana (Dikejar Pembimbing Skripsi/UI)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

NNDC 2012: UI Grabs Top 3 Team, Speaker Titles

Florida Petresia & Agita Nalsalia (UI C)
Champions of the 2012 NNDC UNY
What the Universitas Indonesia debaters achieved in the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition is nothing short from total domination. They did not only win the competition but took home all of the top 3 team and individual awards. Three UI teams stormed into the grandfinal and left the other pair from Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret at the last place in that debate.

#1 UI C (Agita Nalsalia & Florida Petresia Andriana) reigned supreme with #8 UI B (Andrearto Saleh & Kevin Wijaya) and #3 UI A (Muhammad Iqbal & Rio Trimono) coming second and third. #6 UNS (Juli Novianto & Liswindio Apendicaesar) exited at fourth in the final debate that had a topic on the decline of American influence. Agita Nalsalia also became the best speaker of the tournament with teammate Florida Petresia Andriana following right after her. The third individual place was shared by Muhammad Iqbal, Rio Trimono, UNS' Liswindio Apendicaesar and Universitas Islam Indonesia debater Putri Nurdina.

All debaters in the competition were novices, defined as those who have less than 2 years of varsity debating experience and no record of breaking in any national English debating event.

UI-ITB Composite Team "I Do" Win Jakarta Mini

Universitas Indonesia's Roderick Sibarani, the 2011 Debater of the Year, and the current leader of the 2012 list, Rifan Ibnu Rahman from Institut Teknologi Bandung, paired up as Team "I Do"  and championed the inaugural Jakarta Mini open tournament at Binus University. In the grand final, they defeated Binus International 1 (Invi Atmanegara & Jaran Walia), an UI team that called themselves "Manly Canisians" (Boby Andika & Albert Santoso) and a composite team "Kupu-Kupu Malam" (Astri Agustina/UGM & Bramesada Prasastyoga/UI). Boby Andika took home the best speaker award.

It was a night of victory for UI, the university with the most debating achievements in the country. At the same time with the Jakarta Mini announcements, UI novice debaters swept the top team and individual awards in the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition in Yogyakarta. Earlier this month, an UI team also triumphed in the ALSA UI E-Comp, the longest-running debate tournament in Indonesia.   

NNDC 2012: 3 UI Teams v UNS in Final

The grandfinal of the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta will be between 3 Universitas Indonesia teams and a pair from Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret. #1 UI C (Agita Nalsalia & Florida Petresia Andriana), #3 UI A (Muhammad Iqbal & Rio Trimono), #8 (Andrearto Saleh & Kevin Wijaya) convincingly outclassed their opponents from Day 1. However, #6 UNS (Juli Novianto & Liswindio Apendicaesar) can still pull an upset. The final of this British Parliamentary style tournament will take place this evening.

NNDC 2012: Semifinal Match Ups

Three Universitas Indonesia teams advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition after the quarterfinals that debated the World Bank presidency. No other school has multiple representations in the final eight. The grand finals will take place later today. The match ups are as follows:

#1 UI C v. #4 UII A v. #8 UI B v. #13 Brawijaya A
#3 UI A v. #6 UNS v. #10 UNY A v. #15 Paramadina A

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NNDC 2012: Break List and Prelim Motions

Debating powerhouse Universitas Indonesia and host Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta each have 3 teams in the knockout stage of the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition. All 3 elimination rounds will take place tomorrow. Here are the 16 teams that advanced into the quarterfinals of this novice-only British Parliamentary style tournament.
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta - Venue of NNDC 2012
  1. Universitas Indonesia C
  2. Universitas Airlangga
  3. Universitas Indonesia A
  4. Universitas Islam Indonesia A
  5. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta B
  6. Universitas Diponegoro A
  7. Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret
  8. Universitas Indonesia B
  9. Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  10. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta A
  11. Universitas Brawijaya B
  12. Universitas Paramadina B
  13. Universitas Brawijaya A
  14. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta C
  15. Universitas Paramadina A
  16. Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya
Motions used in the preliminary rounds :
R1. THW abolish all hate crime legislations
R2. THBT superheroes should go to jail
R3. THW significantly increase Indonesia's military spending
R4. THW ban all kinds of digital rights management 
R5. THBT the rights to raise children should be allocated by license

ABP 2012: First List - 1/3 Indonesian, None From the Philippines

One-third of the 84 teams that got into the first main list of the 2012 Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship come from the host country Indonesia. This is a record showing after previously the number of Indonesian teams that participate in ABP year after year can be counted with one hand. Eleven countries are represented in the roster but there is no team from the Philippines, an Asian debating powerhouse. Nevertheless, the list still looks competitive as all of the 4 universities that reached the grandfinals of ABP 2011 have won slots, including reigning champion Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering and the formidable National University of Singapore. On the waiting list, there are 2 Filipino schools. Those on the first main list have until June 16 to pay up or they will lose their spots. ABP 2012, organized by Binus International, will take place in Jakarta from October 22 to 28.

Friday, May 18, 2012

BP Comps Jakarta Mini, NNDC Kick Off Today

Two debating tournaments using the British Parliamentary format with contrasting levels of experience are scheduled to start today on the main island of Java. The National Newbies Debating Championships will begin in the afternoon at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta with 36  novice teams. In the capital, the Jakarta Mini, an open tournament that allows composites, is already underway since this morning at Binus University with a smaller number of participants but promising a higher quality of debating. Its roster includes past champions of Indonesia's 3 classics - IVED, JOVED and ALSA UI. Grand finals of both competitions will take place on Sunday.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Second Hasanuddin BP Set for June

Encouraged by its inaugural edition last year, the first BP style contest in eastern Indonesia, the Hasanuddin University British Parliamentary Debating Championships, will run again in Makassar this year from June 18 to 21. Registration, opened on May 12,  will close at the end of this month. The tournament is open for all levels and composites from all over the country with a team cap set at 60. Debates will only start on May 20. The first two days of the event will be allocated for a special debate seminar for the 2012 Java Overland Varsities English Debate featuring the major competition's adjudication core and judges from western Indonesia.

NUEDC 2012: Unpar, Unhas Claim Regional Titles

Universitas Parahyangan (Dwita Aryani & Josefhine Chitra) yesterday prevailed over former champion Institut Teknologi Bandung to win the Region IV (West Java) qualifying round of the 2012 National Universities English Debating Championship. While the qualifiers took place in Cirebon, the final four all came from provincial capital Bandung. The other finalists were Universitas Padjadjaran and Institut Manajemen Telkom. Region IV is one of the toughest among the 12 groups. ITB won NUEDC 2009 and reached the finals of last year's national round.

On the same day, Universitas Hasanuddin (M. Akbar Walenna & Framita Rahman) topped Region IX (Sulawesi). Each of the 12 regions is entitled to send 8 teams to the national round so all regional semifinalists qualify for the main stage. A school is only allowed to register one pair for the regionals, which cannot change if they make it to the nationals. The roster for the national round is beginning to shape up. Two strong regions, III (Greater Jakarta) and VII (Yogyakarta), will hold theirs late May. The regions mimic the geographical divisions of private universities in Indonesia. The bureaucratic unit that administers each division is known as Kopertis.

Monday, May 14, 2012

WUDC 2014 Bids Finally Show Up, All From Asia

Rajalakhsmi Engineering College
One thing is clear - the 2014 World Universities Debating Championships will take place in Asia. Nobody could file a proposal last January during WUDC 2012 in Manila when the host in two years time should have been decided. But now, there are two excellent options that have been floating since the beginning of May, both from Asian countries. Chulalongkorn University from Thailand seeks to bring back the championships to Bangkok, host of WUDC 2008, while another bid will come from Rajalakhsmi Engineering College, which is based near the southern Indian city of Chennai.

Chulalongkorn University
Both bids are supported by award-winning debaters. The Bangkok bid has Li Sheng Wu, the Stanford debater who won the best speaker award in WUDC 2010 when he was still studying in Oxford, and WUDC 2012 champion Amit Golder on its side. Meanwhile, Chennai's camp boasts Harish Natarajan, who debated for Cambridge when he reached the finals of Euro 2009 and 2010. Both proposals must be submitted by May 20. Until June 3, bidders should entertain questions from all around the world. National representatives should vote from June 4 to 7, 2012.   

Friday, May 11, 2012

UGM Wins, Dominates Surabaya Debate

Three teams from Universitas Gadjah Mada reached the grandfinal of the 2012 Surabaya Debate Event yesterday and UGM A (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa) championed this British Parliamentary-style competition. Outside from UGM and Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, the rest of the participants came from East Java province. The other finalists were UGM B (Bella Chyntiara & Gentur Adiutama), UGM C (Dianty Widyowati & Wida Wahyuni) and Universitas Brawijaya (Aditya Janu & Nur Rizki Oceano). The event was held at Universitas Kristen Petra.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

JOVED 2012: Secured Slots and Promoted Teams

The organizers of the 2012 Java Overland Varsities English Debate announced 34 teams have secured their slots in this year's edition of the most prestigious Asian-style debating competition in Indonesia. Meanwhile 20 others failed to pay up and now must wait until the second phase ends on May 22. Until that date, those who have been promoted from the waiting list, including reigning champion Universitas Diponegoro, can take the available spots.

The 34 guaranteed teams are:
  1. Binus International A
  2. Binus International B
  3. Binus University A
  5. Institut Manajemen Telkom A
  6. Institut Pertanian Bogor A
    Universitas Jenderal Soedirman Purwokerto
    Venue of Java Overland Varsities English Debate 2012
  8. Institut Pertanian Bogor B
  9. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  10. Institut Teknologi Bandung B
  11. Sampoerna School of Education A
  12. Sampoerna School of Education B
  13. Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara A
  14. STBA Teknokrat A
  15. STBA Teknokrat B
  16. Universitas Ahmad Dahlan A
  17. Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta A
  18. Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta B
  19. Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta A
  20. Universitas Bakrie A
  21. Universitas Brawijaya A
  22. Universitas Brawijaya B
  23. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  24. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  25. Universitas Indonesia A
  26. Universitas Indonesia B
  27. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  28. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman B
  29. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang A
  30. Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto A
  31. Universitas Negeri Semarang A
  32. Universitas Lampung A
  33. Universitas Padjadjaran A
  34. Universitas Padjadjaran B
  35. Universitas Parahyangan A
The 20 promoted teams (payment deadline May 22):
  1. Universitas Dian Nuswantoro A
  2. Universitas Diponegoro A
  3. Universitas Diponegoro B
  4. Universitas Hasanuddin A
  5. Universitas Hasanuddin B
  6. Universitas Islam Indonesia A
  7. Universitas Islam Indonesia B
  8. Universitas Islam Negeri Jakarta A
  9. Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana A
  10. Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana B
  11. Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta A
  12. Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta B
  13. Universitas Negeri Malang A
  14. Universitas Negeri Malang B
  15. Universitas Negeri Medan A
  16. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta A
  17. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta B
  18. Universitas Paramadina A
  19. Universitas Paramadina B
  20. Universitas Sanata Dharma A

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Binus to Hold Jakarta Mini Open This Month

Binus University will run its second tournament of the year in less than two weeks. While last February's Asian English Olympics was a competition for high school and college students only, the May 18-20 Jakarta Mini is open for all who want to debate in this British Parliamentary-style contest. Composites are also allowed as long as they can meet the N1 adjudicator requirement. The first phase of registration ends tomorrow while the second round will start May 13 until one day before the event. Click this to see the official announcement for more details.

Friday, May 4, 2012

NUEDC 2012: Undip, Malang Win Regional Qualifiers

Universitas Diponegoro (Edward Sutanto & Rizky Akita) and Universitas Negeri Malang (Nadiyah & Umar Pradhani) yesterday not only took home a ticket to the 2012 National Universities English Debating Championships next month but also the best team title of their respective regions. Undip won the Region VI (Central Java) qualifiers while UM topped Region VII (East Java). Each of the 12 regions is entitled to send 8 teams to the national round so all regional semifinalists qualify for the main stage. A school is only allowed to register one pair for the regionals, which cannot change if they make it to the nationals.

Some regions completed their selections last month. Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara and Universitas Palangkaraya came first in Region I (North Sumatra & Aceh) and Region XI (Kalimantan) respectively. The rest are scheduled to finish theirs before the end of May. The regions where last year's finalists came, Region III (Greater Jakarta) and Region IV (West Java), will hold their qualifiers on May 14-16. The regions mimic the geographical divisions of private universities in Indonesia. The bureaucratic unit that administers each division is known as Kopertis.    

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Key Results (Varsity)

Champions: #4 EDS Universitas Indonesia A (Albert Santoso, Aulia Anggita Larasati, Dennys Kapa)
Finalists: #2 Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Cinantyan Punjung, Nabila Aghniarizqa, Thoriq Murtadho)

UI A (L to R): Albert Santoso, Aulia Anggita, Dennys Kapa
Champions of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition

Top Speakers:

1. Muhammad Pandu (Institut Teknologi Bandung A)
2. Aryo Febrian (Universitas Bakrie A)
3. Alifia Firliani (Universitas Bakrie B)
4. Jane Revevalin (Institut Teknologi Bandung A)
4. Cinantyan Punjung (Universitas Gadjah Mada A)
6. Nabila Aghniarizqa (Universitas Gadjah Mada A)
7. Thoriq Murtadho (Universitas Gadjah Mada A)
8. Dennys Kapa (EDS Universitas Indonesia A)
9. Indriani Pratiwi (Universitas Gadjah Mada B)
9. Surya Pratama (Universitas Bakrie B)
9. Fauziah Mahabbatussalma (Sekolah Tinggi Akuntanasi Negara)

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Key Results (High School)

Champions: #2 SMA 4 Denpasar A (Carissa Tehputri, Ida Ayu Pradnya Paramita, Mulyawati Moeliono)
Finalists: #1 SMA 4 Denpasar B (Alana Deborah, Annyssa Rizki, I Gede Bagus Gloria)

Top 10 Speakers:
  1. Carissa Tehputri (SMA 4 Denpasar A)
  2. Ida Ayu Pradnya Paramita (SMA 4 Denpasar A)
  3. Zahra Latrobdiba (SMA 3 Semarang)
  4. Alana Deborah (SMA 4 Denpasar B)
  5. Willem Chua (SMA Tarakanita 2)
  6. Mulyawati Moeliono (SMA 4 Denpasar A)
  7. Muhammad Faiq (SMA 3 Semarang)
  8. I Gede Bagus Gloria (SMA 4 Denpasar B)
  9. Kristi Ardiana (SMA 3 Semarang)
  10. Bradley Gunawan (SMA Sang Timur)  

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: UI, 4 Denpasar Keep Their Trophies

The winners of last year's ALSA UI English Competition debates, Universitas Indonesia and SMA 4 Denpasar, retained their titles yesterday, setting a milestone of twin back-to-back victories in the country's longest running debating tournament.

Dennys Kapa, who was part of last year's winning UI team, provided another record for the books through last night's achievement as he became the first person to win two consecutive ALSA UI varsity titles since the competition used an internationally accepted style in 1998. Prior to that, there were others who achieved that feat when ALSA UI E-Comp used an independent, shorter 3-on-3 format. Dennys' accomplishment was better than the previous ones because he did it in his second year.

In the university finals, #4 EDS UI A (Aulia Anggita Larasati, Albert Santoso, Dennnys Kapa) defeated #2 Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Cinantyan Punjung, Nabila Aghniarizqa, Thoriq Murtadho). This is UI's first trophy in 2012. It is still the Indonesian university with the biggest silverware collection by far. UI teams won every single ALSA UI E-Comp until 2007 when an UGM team broke that streak. Only two other non-UI teams have championed the tournament since then.  

In high school category, the winning institution had been found before the final when SMA 4 Denpasar teams won their semifinal matches. In the last debate, #2 SMA Denpasar A (Carissa Tehputri, Mulyawati Moeliono, Ida Ayu Pradnya Paramita) bested schoolmates #1 SMA Denpasar B (Alana Deborah, I Gede Bagus Gloria, Annyssa Rizki). Denpasar's Carissa also took home the best speaker award. In the varsity section, Muhammad Pandu from Institut Teknologi Bandung A topped the individual tab.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: Rivals UI, UGM Clash in Final

The two universities with the most debating trophies in the country, reigning champion Universitas Indonesia and 2007 winner Universitas Gadjah Mada, will face off in the final of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition. #4 UI A (Aulia Anggita Larasati, Albert Santoso, Dennys Kapa) defeated #1 Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Muhammad Pandu, Jane Revevalin, Vicario Reinaldo) in a semifinal match where sophomore Aulia got the better of her former high school coach Pandu, a sixth year student. In the other semi, #2 UGM A (Cinantyan Punjung, Nabila Aghniarizqa, Thoriq Murtadho) eliminated #6 Universitas Bakrie A (Aryo Febrian, Leliana Anggraini, Andrew Prasatya).

Dennys Kapa was part of the UI team that won last year. If Dennys repeats that feat today, he will be the only debater with two consecutive ALSA UI E-Comp titles since the competition used an internationally accepted style in 1998. The tournament employed a self-made 3-on-3 format before the reforms.

ALSA UI E-Comp 2012: SMA 4 Denpasar Floods Final, Defends Title

SMA 4 Denpasar is the high school with the best debate program in Indonesia without a doubt. The Bali school did not only secure all spots in the final of the 2012 ALSA UI E-Competition after two of its teams won their semifinals this morning. It defended the championship title even before the penultimate debate of the tournament. On top of that, the finalist debaters are totally different than last year's champions, showcasing the school's depth and regeneration.   

#1 SMA Denpasar B (Alana Deborah, I Gede Bagus Gloria, Annyssa Rizki) defeated #4 SMA Tarakanita 2 from Jakarta while #2 SMA 4 Denpasar A (Carissa Tehputri, Mulyawati Moeliono, Ida Ayu Pradnya Paramita) knocked out #3 SMA 3 Semarang. The Bali domination may likely continue when the top speakers are announced after the final. ALSA UI E-Comp is the most prestigious school-based debating competition in Indonesia. No school has dominated the competition like this before.