Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ABP 2012: Accomodation Moved to Jakarta's Hip Kemang District

Organizers of the 2012 Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship in Jakarta has made a last minute change of accommodation from far-off Sunlake Hotel in North Jakarta to the hipper Fave Hotel in South Jakarta's bar-hopping, expat-friendly district of Kemang. Click here to go the website of the hotel which opened just a few weeks ago. Debates will be conducted on the campus of Binus International, also in South Jakarta, from October 22 to 27. It will be the first time for the Indonesian capital to host a major international debating event. There will be 82 teams from 12 countries that will compete in ABP 2012, including former champions Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering from India (2011), National University of Singapore (2010) and Malaysia's Multimedia University (2009).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IVED 2013: Registration for Indonesia's No.1 Tourney Opens

Institut Teknologi Bandung-Venue of IVED 2013
Organisers of the 2013 Indonesia Varsities English Debate, the most prestigious tournament in the country, today opened the registration period that will end on October 2. Universities can send up to 3 teams although the third will be put on the waiting list. The next IVED will take place in the second week of January 2013 at Institut Teknologi Bandung, where the event took place twice before, making the school into the most frequent host of the competition.  The chief adjudicator is ITB's Kirana Kania who championed IVED in 2010 when her school last became host. The convenor is Andhika Nugraha who won the best novice speaker award in IVED 2011. For details of the registration, click here.

Ganesha Open 2012 Key Results

Champions of the 1st Ganesha Open - "Brooklyn's Finest"
Dennys Kapa (UI) and Dito Krista (ITB)
Champions: Brooklyn's Finest (Dennys Kapa/UI & Dito Krista/ITB)

Finalists: Boby's Spotlight (Boby Andika/UI & Bramesada Prasastyoga/UI), Diogenes Club (Kirana Kania/ITB & Melliza Pretty Utami/ITB), Universitas Gadjah Mada C (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa)

Top Speakers:
1. Dwita Aryani (Makan Yuk Guys/Unpar)
2. Dennys Kapa (Brooklyn's Finest/UI)
3. Ahdiat Permana (Makan Yuk Guys/UI)
4. Kirana Kania (Diogenes Club/ITB)
5. Dito Krista (Brooklyn's Finest/ITB)
6. Boby Andika (Boby's Spotlight/UI)
7. Invi Atmanegara (Vindians/Bipeds)
8. Bramesada Prasastyoga (Boby's Spotlight/UI)
8. Rajkumar Narendra (Anna Alfaro's Boys/Bipeds)
10. Melisa Irene (The Lim/Bipeds)
10. Jaran Walia (Vindians/Bipeds)
10. Thoriq Murtadho (Universitas Gadjah Mada C)

Monday, September 24, 2012

First Ganesha Open Title Goes to UI-ITB Pair

The second inaugural open BP debate tournament of this year, Ganesha Open, ended last night with a result similar to the first one, the Jakarta Mini. A team pairing debaters from powerhouses Universitas Indonesia and Institut Teknologi Bandung came out victorious. UI's Dennys Kapa and ITB's Dito Krista, competing as "Brooklyn's Finest", are the first champions of GO after defeating same-school pairs Boby's Spotlight (UI's Boby Andika & Bramesada Prasastyoga), Diogenes Club (ITB's Kirana Kania & Melliza Pretty Utami) and Universitas Gadjah Mada C (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa) in the final. Universitas Parahyangan's Dwita Aryani topped the speaker tab while her team "Makan Yuk Guys" broke first but fell in the semifinal of this ITB-organized competition.

The combo of UI's Roderick Sibarani and ITB's Rifan Ibnu Rahman won the Jakarta Mini last May. Universitas Pelita Harapan will also launch an inaugural open BP tournament next month, making it the third of its kind this year. Will it go to another UI-ITB composite?

Monday, September 10, 2012

E-Fest 2012: Key Results

Atma Jaya B (Cindy Fransisca & Richard Hanjaya) -
Champions of E-Fest 2012
Champions: Universitas Atma Jaya B (Cindy Fransisca & Richard Hanjaya)

Binus University A (Rosmiyana & Sabarudin Adinugroho), Universitas Bakrie A (Aryo Febrian & Alifia Firliani), Universitas Brawijaya A (Aditya Janu & Nur Rizki Oceano)

Top Speakers:
1. Invi Atmanegara (Binus International B)
2. Aryo Febrian (Universitas Bakrie A)
3. Cindy Fransisca (Universitas Atma Jaya B)
3. Jaran Walia (Binus International A)
5. Rosmiyana (Binus University A)
5. Sabarudin Adinugroho (Binus University A)
7. Alifia Firliani (Universitas Bakrie A)
7. Andrew Sadeli (Binus International A)
9. Nur Rizki Oceano (Universitas Brawijaya A)
9. Richard Hanjaya (Universitas Atma Jaya B)
9. Kario Teguh (Universitas Atma Jaya A)

Best High School Team: SMA Xaverius Pahoman Bandar Lampung

Sunday, September 9, 2012

E-Fest 2012: Atma Jaya Wins First Trophy Since 2009

Universitas Atma Jaya finally ended its drought of silverware with a victory in the 2012 E-Fest debates in Lampung. The last time it won a nationwide tournament was in 2009. Teams from this Jakarta-based school reached the grand final stage of several competitions this year but had come short until last night's win. Atma Jaya is among the pioneers of Indonesian competitive debating and has always been at the top level with victories dating back to 1999.

#5 Atma Jaya B (Cindy Fransisca & Richard Hanjaya) took the crown in Lampung after defeating reigning national BP champions #4 Binus University A (Rosmiyana & Sabarudin Adinugroho), current IVED title holder #2 Universitas Bakrie A (Aryo Febrian & Alifia Firliani) and dark horse #6 Universitas Brawijaya A (Aditya Janu & Rizki Oceano). The best speaker of the tournament was Invi Atmanegara from Binus International B, whose team fell in the semifinal.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

E-Fest 2012: Java Teams Swamp Break List

Teams from Java island took all but one spot in the top 16 that broke into the elimination stage of the 2012 E-Fest, Sumatra's British Parliamentary debate competition. The pattern was similar to last year's, showing the gap of quality between Java schools and the rest in Indonesia. And just like last year it was STBA Teknokrat that could prevent an all Java knockouts. Finals will take place tomorrow at Universitas Lampung. The break list is as follows:

1. Binus International A
2. Universitas Bakrie A
3. Binus International B
4. Binus University A
5. Universitas Atma Jaya B
6. Universitas Brawijaya (Formasi) A
7. Universitas Atma Jaya A
8. Institut Pertanian Bogor A
9. Universitas Negeri Jakarta A
10. Universitas Indonesia A
11. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
12. Universitas Islam Indonesia A
13. Universitas Paramadina A
14. Universitas Brawijaya (AEC) A
15. STBA Teknokrat B
16. Universitas Brawijaya (Formasi) B

Thursday, September 6, 2012

ABP 2012: Final Confirmations Find 82 Teams Bound for Jakarta

The organisers of the 2012 Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship made a series of last minute confirmations and found there would be 82 teams competing next month in Jakarta. The tournament, the first ever major international debating event to be held in the Indonesian capital, will take place from October 22 to 27 at Binus University's JWC campus, home to its international programs. Favourites National University of Singapore and International Islamic University Malaysia both will field 5 teams while reigining champions Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering will be eager to retain the title. The latest team list looks like this.
  1. East West University A -- BANGLADESH 
  2. East West University B
  3. North South University A 
  4. China University of Petroleum A -- CHINA
  5. Peking University A
  6. Peking University B
    Sunlake Hotel - official accommodation for ABP 2012
  8. Shenzhen University A
  9. Tsinghua University A
  10. University of Hong Kong A 
  11. University of Hong Kong B
  12. Binus University A -- INDONESIA
  13. Binus University B
  14. Binus International A
  15. Binus International B
  16. Binus International C
  17. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
  18. Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta A
  19. Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta A
  20. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
  21. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
  22. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
  23. Universitas Indonesia A
  24. Universitas Indonesia B
  25. Universitas Parahyangan A
  26. Christ University Bangalore A -- INDIA
  27. National Law School of India University A
  28. National Law School of India University B
  29. National Law School of India University C
  30. National Law School of India University D
  31. Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering A
  32. Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering B
  33. Hitotsubashi University A -- JAPAN
  34. Hitotsubashi University B
  35. International Christian University A
  36. University of Tokyo A
  37. University of Tokyo B
  38. Waseda University A
  39. Waseda University B
  40. Yokohama City University A
  41. Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovations -- MALAYSIA
  42. International Islamic University A
  43. International Islamic University B
  44. International Islamic University C
  45. International Islamic University D
  46. International Islamic University E
  47. International Medical University A
    Binus University JWC campus - ABP 2012 venue
  49. International Medical University B
  50. KDU University College A
  51. KDU University College B
  52. Multimedia University Cyberjaya A
  53. Multimedia University Cyberjaya B
  54. Multimedia University Melaka A
  55. Multimedia University Melaka B
  56. Multimedia University Melaka C 
  57. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia A
  58. Universiti Malaya A
  59. Universiti Malaya B
  60. Universiti Malaya C
  61. Universiti Teknologi Mara A
  62. Universiti Teknologi Mara B
  63. Universiti Teknologi Mara C
  64. Wawasan Open University A
  65. San Beda College A -- PHILIPPINES
  66. Nanyang Technological University A -- SINGAPORE
  67. Nanyang Technological University B 
  68. National University of Singapore A
  69. National University of Singapore B
  70. National University of Singapore C
  71. National University of Singapore D
  72. National University of Singapore E
  73. Chung Ang University A -- SOUTH KOREA
  74. Korea University A
  75. SolBridge International School of Business A
  76. SolBridge International School of Business B
  77. SolBridge International School of Business C
  78. Faculty of Law, University of Colombo A -- SRI LANKA
  79. Faculty of Law, University of Colombo B
  80. Chulalongkorn University A -- THAILAND
  81. Chulalongkorn University B
  82. Mahidol University A
  83. Mahidol University B
  84. American University of Sharjah A -- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

JFF 2012: Key Results

Champions: #7 Bipeds Fusion (Invi Atmanegara/Bipeds & Wilson Salim/Bipeds)
Finalists: #1 Barnabas Collins (Rifan Ibnu Rahman/ITB & Jane Revevalin/ITB), #4 Chindians (Jaran Walia/Bipeds & Melissa Irene/Bipeds), #6 Rekall (Dennys Kapa/UI & Cheryl Cosslett/SMA 1 Bogor)

Top 10 Speakers
1. Cindy Fransisca (Peranakan Tiong Hoa/Atma)
2. Rifan Ibnu Rahman (Barnabas Collins/ITB)
2. Dimas Aditya (Daywalkers/Unpad)
4. Jaran Walia (Chindians/Bipeds)
4. Andrew Wisnu Sadeli (Indomie Telor Kornet Keju/Bipeds)
6. Albert Santoso (DTK/UI)
6. Jane Revevalin (Barnabas Collins/ITB)
8. Dennys Kapa (Rekall/UI)
9. Sabarudin Adinugroho (Peranakan Tiong Hoa/Binus)
10. Boby Andika Ruitang (Maneater/UI)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Binus International Wins JFF, First Domestic Trophy in 2012

Powerhouse Binus International may have won a trophy abroad last May but snatching a domestic title had been an elusive task this year until its debaters triumphed in the 2012 Just For Fun debates at Universitas Indonesia yesterday. Calling themselves "Bipeds Fusion", Invi Atmanegara and Wilson Salim successfully defended the motion "Assuming the technology is feasible, THBT the state should resurrect citizens even without family consent" from Opening Government and clinched the title. The other finalists were schoolmates Jaran Walia & Melissa Irene (Chindians), a pair from Institut Teknologi Bandung - Rifan Ibnu Rahman & Jane Revevalin (Barnabas Collins) and composite team of UI's Dennys Kapa and Cheryl Nazik Cosslett from SMA 1 Bogor who called themselves "Rekall".

Cheryl, a member of Team Indonesia in the last WSDC, showed age does not matter too much in debating with her achievement. It had been years since a high school student last reached the final of a top-level nationwide open tournament. JFF 2012 might be a "fun" debate with outlandish motions but it attracted a number of debaters with previous championship and best speaker titles. One of them was Cindy Fransisca from Universitas Atma Jaya who topped the individual tab in the end. She debated with reigning national champion Sabarudin Adinugroho from Binus University under the name "Peranakan Tiong Hoa". Their journey ended in the semifinal.   

Saturday, September 1, 2012

JFF's Futuristic Motions to Restart 2012 Debate Season

Varsity debating will go full swing again in Indonesia from today with the 2012 Just For Fun debates at Universitas Indonesia's Depok campus. Futuristic motions will be used to wake up the competition from more than a month of slumber prompted by Ramadan and college holidays. Organizers have revealed 48 debaters from strong institutions, including the reigning national champion Sabarudin Adinugroho (Binus) and the current leader of the DOTY list Rifan Ibu Rahman (ITB), would take part in this British Parliamentary debate. Many of the pairs are composites, some represent their schools, one combines two-time ALSA UI winner Dennys Kapa (UI) with the best Indonesian speaker in the last WSDC, Cheryl Cosslett (SMA 1 Bogor), but all use unique team names that range from Maneater to Drug Dealer Conspiracy. Finals will take place on Sunday.