Monday, May 20, 2013

UI Debaters Rise and Dominate at Inaugural Atma Java IV

#2 Universitas Indonesia A (Roderick Sibarani & Terry Muthohhari) won the inaugural Atma Jaya Intervarsity after defeating #1 Binus International (Invi Atmanegara & Jaran Walia), #7 Universitas Gadjah Mada B (Indriani Pratiwi & Muhammad Fidhzariyan) and schoolmates #4 UI B (Elvia Sumayastra & Revaldi Wirabuana) in the final. Roderick Sibarani also took home the best speaker award while the three other UI final debaters earned places in the top 10 list. UI's third team made it all the way to the semifinals.

Powerhouse UI had come short from winning a sizable, non-novice tournament this year. UI teams had reached the finals or semis of several major competitions but failed to close. The victory at Atma Jaya showed UI could still "rise and dominate", which is the tournament's motto, in a tough competition. Before this, UI teams won two small theme-based competitions this year and the 2013 National Newbies Debating Championships last week.

No comments:

Post a Comment