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. 

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