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?