Saturday, January 12, 2013

IVED 2013: Brawijaya Among Undefeated Teams After R3

The first half of the preliminaries at the 2013 Indonesian Varsities English Debate ended today with several teams still undefeated after 3 rounds. Almost all of them come from schools that have won at least one of Indonesia's 4 major nationwide tournaments. The exception is Universitas Brawijaya A (Nur Rizki Oceano, Queentries Regar, Zelly Sidi Zamzami) from Malang. While Brawijaya is an old player in Indonesian debating and has won many tournaments within East Java province, the school has no IVED, JOVED, ALSA UI or NUEDC title to boast yet. It is too early to say whether this dark horse's run can last but they defeated the B team of favourites Binus International in R3, showing some promise.

The other undefeated teams are: Binus International A, Binus University A, Institut Teknologi Bandung C, Universitas Gadjah Mada A & B, Universitas Indonesia A & B. All participating institutions have at least one team with a loss so far, including the C teams of powerhouses UI and UGM. There will be 3 more rounds tomorrow before the break anouncement. It is still anyone's game as usually only teams with 4 wins after 6 rounds have the chance to make the cut.

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