Sunday, May 20, 2012

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.   

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