Sunday, May 12, 2013

UI Debaters Sweep Awards at Dinar Islamic Econ Debate

Six debaters from Universitas Indonesia went to the 2013 Dinar debate at STEI Tazkia Bogor and all reached the penultimate match. In the all-UI final, EDS UI (Badai Yuda, Ibrahim Panji, Patty Regina) defeated schoolmates UI (Andrearto Saleh, Opi Aristya, Rio Trimono) to champion the tournament that had a Islamic economics theme. Besides the two top team awards, the UI debaters also flooded the high end of the speaker tab. UI freshman Badai Yuda and his team mate Patty Regina bagged the best speaker title.

This is the second trophy for UI this year from a small theme-based contest - the first one came from the PetroGas Day debate. Like PGD, Dinar only had less than 10 teams. The final was actually conducted on Saturday but organisers only announced the results today. On Sunday, UI also won the 2013 National Newbie Debating Competition, a sizable tournament but exclusively for novices. Powerhouse UI has come short from winning a major competition so far in 2013.

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