Monday, December 31, 2012

WUDC 2013: Indonesian Teams Still in Contention After R6

Results after R6 of the 2013 World Universities Debating Championships, released by the organisers, show several Indonesian teams still have the hope to break into elimination stage, including in the open competition. With the new 48-team break system, teams with 17 points after 9 rounds may have a chance to advance into the main knockouts. Last year, teams with 15 points could make the cut for the ESL quarterfinals while a squad had to possess 13 points to safely break in the EFL category. The expansion from 8 to 16 teams that can break in the EFL group this year may give teams with 11 points a shot while the ESL bar stays the same.

Auditorium at TU Berlin - Venue of WUDC 2013
No Indonesian has broken into the main WUDC out rounds or reached the top 48 team list. The only time Indonesians got an under-100 rank was in 1999 when the UI pair of Ria Nuri Dharmawan and Puguh "Pupung" Priambodo ended at #85 during the country's first foray in Worlds. Ria now is a World Bank lawyer while Pupung is a diplomat. Last year, another UI duo (Ahmad Naufal Dai & Irene Severina) broke 1st in the EFL category with 14 points while a team from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (Teddy Triatmojo & Halim Nuswantoro) came 8th with 13 points but both fell in the semifinals.

Here are the standings of the 10 Indonesian teams with their ESL/EFL language status. The best possible score after R6 is 18 points.

Binus International (Invi Atmanegara/Jaran Walia) - 9 (ESL)
Institut Teknologi Bandung (Jane Revevalin/Kirana Kania) - 9 (ESL)
Universitas Indonesia (Dimas Hokka/Riza Aryani) - 8 (ESL)Universitas Gadjah Mada (Erwina Salsabila/Novelisa Wirid) - 8 (EFL)
Universitas Atma Jaya (Cindy Fransisca/Davin Susanto) - 8 (EFL)
Universitas Padjadjaran (Dimas Aditya/Erfan Supradhono) - 7 (EFL)
Binus University (Rosmiyana/Sabarudin Adinugroho) - 6 (EFL)
Institut Pertanian Bogor (Gideon Satria/Devi Fitri Yani) - 5 (EFL)
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Niki Septi/Retno Rahma Safitri) - 5 (EFL)
Universitas Musamus (Desy Eva Laila/Hastuti Dwi Virgita) - 3 (EFL)

Note: Universitas Mulawarman failed to fly to Berlin but it was listed on the R1 draw due to proof of payment.


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