Saturday, November 3, 2012
New Debaters Jostle for Spotlight in Newbies UI 2012
The tournament is billed as Continuum Shift. The 2012 Newbies Competition at Universitas Indonesia begins today, showcasing newly recruited debaters who could dominate the domestic debating scene in a year or two. While there are a few other novice tournaments going on, this one is the most important because it is the stage where most debating powerhouses field their new talents. Besides host UI, debating powerhouses like Binus International, Binus University, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Atma Jaya and Universitas Parahyangan are sending multiple teams to this Asian 3on3 competition. There will be 4 preliminaries today that all of the 24 teams must endure while only the top 4 can advance to the semifinals tomorrow. The co-chief adjudicators are ALSA UI 2012 champions Aulia Anggita and Dennys Kapa, who was also part of the UI team that won Newbies UI in 2010.