Sunday, June 30, 2013

JOVED 2013: All-Girls UI Trio Sole Unbeaten Team Before R6

Universitas Brawijaya Malang
Universitas Indonesia B (Aulia Anggita, Elvia Sumayastra, Magreta Kailla Adenta) stepped into the last preliminary round in the 2013 Java Overland Varsities English Debate as the only team with 5 wins. The outcome of R6 will only be clear after the break announcement on Monday. In R6, the all-girls UI B faced Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Alif Satria, Cinantyan Punjung, Thoriq Murtadho), the same team they defeated in R5. Besides UGM A, UGM B and UI A also had a 4-1 record before R6.

Besides these 4 favourites, host Universitas Brawijaya A could also break high after only suffering from one loss so far. There are 44 teams competing in the 17th edition of JOVED, the first debating tournament in Indonesia that used an internationally accepted format. Strong Jakarta private schools Universitas Atma Jaya and Binus University, which have won this competition before, are not present. UI earned the JOVED title last year without dropping a single debate but the powerhouse is still looking for its first classic trophy in 2013. 

JOVED 2013: 2 UI, UGM Teams Still Unbeaten After R3

Reigning champion Universitas Indonesia and its longtime rival Universitas Gadjah Mada showed their might in the 2013 Java Overland Varsities English Debate after 2 of their teams stayed undefeated after 3 prelims yesterday. UGM actually sent 3 teams but the third lost to a UI team. There will be 3 more rounds today before the break that will be announced on Monday.

There are 44 teams competing in the 17th edition of JOVED, the first debating tournament in Indonesia that used an internationally accepted format. Strong Jakarta private schools Universitas Atma Jaya and Binus University, which won this competition before, are not present. And so are teams from Binus International, which reached the finals of this year's 2 other classics - ALSA UI and IVED - and championed the latter.

JOVED 2013 is taking place at Universitas Brawijaya in Malang. One of the host teams is also on 3-0 heading for R4 today. They may become the darkhorse in a tournament where UI and UGM look poised to dominate. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Brawijaya Boys Beat Makassar Teams in Hasanuddin BP

A Java-based team crossed the sea to Makassar  and took home the trophy from the 3rd Hasanuddin BP, a tournament that host Universitas Hasanuddin had always won since its inception two years ago. In yesterday's final, Universitas Brawijaya B (Aditya Janu & Rizki Oceano) defeated 3 hometown teams -- a pair of Unhas alumni, representatives of Unhas' medical student association and a squad from Politeknik Negeri Ujung Pandang. Unhas alumnus Emiral Amal topped the individual tab and kept an important award in Makassar. HBP was the first debating tournament using the BP style held in eastern Indonesia.   

Monday, June 10, 2013

All-IIU Final in IHL Debate 2013, UGM Debaters Reach QF

Universitas Gadjah Mada (Alif Satria, Indriani Pratiwi, Pazka Darmawan) became the first Indonesian team that could qualify for the knockouts of an overseas debating tournament this year after breaking into the quarterfinals of the 2013 International Humanitarian Law Debate in Kuala Lumpur. Seven other teams were all Malaysian. In the end, debaters from powerhouse International Islamic University created a final between themselves with IIU Past, Present and Future (Mohammad Fareez Zahir, Sheikh Faizal, Maher Rajan) taking the crown.

The tournament, which is annually held by the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Kuala Lumpur,  had 40 teams from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The international round allows all sorts of varsity teams, including hybrids, starkly different from the national Indonesian selection that limits participation for International Relations students only.  

DOTY 2013: UGM Debater's Lead Shrinks After No Boost in May

The race to become the 2013 Debater of the Year is still wide open. Universitas Gadjah Mada's Amir Abdul Aziz leads the table for the third month but rivals are not far behind. He skipped the English Fiesta, United Asian Debating Championships and Atma Jaya IV, tournaments that contributed to the May calculations, to focus on the regional selection of the 2013 National Universities Debating Championships, which has no affect to the DOTY standing.

This has given his closest rival, Binus International's Jaran Walia, who reached the Atma Jaya IV final, a chance to cut the gap to only 5 points. Behind him, a horde follow with single-point gaps between them. While June may be a quiet month after the postponement of the main NUDC event, which both should attend, there are 4 major July competitions looming. Results from these tournaments will likely change the make-up at the top of the DOTY table. The current top 10 are as follows.

1. Amir Abdul Aziz (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
2. Jaran Walia (Binus International)
3. Alif Satria (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
4. Invi Atmanegara (Binus International)
5. Dianty Widyowati (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
6. Indriani Pratiwi (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
7. Nur Rizki Oceano (Universitas Brawijaya)
8. Vicario Reinaldo (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
9. Fauzan Reza Maulana (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
10. Zelly Sidi Zamzami (Universitas Brawijaya)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

UADC 2013: Indonesian Results

Although none of the seven Indonesian teams that went to the 2013 United Asian Debating Championships in Manila could break into the top 16, Institut Teknologi Bandung 1 (Alris Alfharisi, M. Arifian Adin, Vicario Reinalso) and Universitas Parahyangan 1 (Josefhine Chitra, Ignatius Ivan, Revian Wirabuana) continued the all-Indonesian final streak  in the English-as-Foreign-Language category, which started from the 1st UADC in 2010. ITB brought home the trophy. Here are the details of their performance at Asia's most prestigious debating competition.

#40/#1EFL Institut Teknologi Bandung 1 4W-4L -- EFL champions
#50/#3EFL Universitas Parahyangan 1 4W-4L -- EFL finalists
#51/#4EFL Binus University 1 4W-4L -- EFL semifinalists

# 58 Binus International 1 3W-5L
# 64 Universitas Indonesia 1 3W-5L
#76 Institut Teknologi Bandung 2 2W-6L
#79 Institut Pertanian Bogor A 2W-6L

Top 10 Indonesian Speakers
1. #96 Vicario Reinaldo (Institut Teknologi Bandung 1)
2. #125 Alris Alfharisi (Institut Teknologi Bandung 1)
3. #130 Wilson Salim (Binus International 1)
4. #134 Melisa Irene (Binus International 1)
5. #135 Revian Wirabuana (Universitas Parahyangan 1)
6. #143 Patty Regina (Universitas Indonesia 1)
7. #144 Rivera Kathrin (Binus University 1)
8. #151 Josefhine Chitra (Universitas Parahyangan 1)
9. #168 Andrianto Khiputra (Binus International 1)
10. #171 Cassandra Etania Liem (Binus University 1)

Best Indonesian Adjudicator:
Tania Olga (Universitas Parahyangan)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NUDC 2013: Nationals Won't Be in June, Potentially in August

The main competition of the 2013 National Universities Debating Championships will no longer take place in June as first scheduled due to bureaucratic issues at the education ministry. With the fasting month falling between mid-July and mid-August, the soonest possible window would be in late August. From several venue options that have been floated, Politeknik Sriwijaya in Palembang is becoming the strong preference. Considering how uncertainty has shrouded the NUDC process this year, further changes should not be ruled out.

NUDC, or previously called NUEDC, is a nationwide competition held and sponsored by the education ministry. Regional selections have been concluded in May as scheduled and teams have been preparing for a national round in June like previous years.

The change in dates brings about eligibility issues. NUDC rules dictate qualifying teams cannot alter the composition used in their regional selections and all debaters must be registered students. Without the option of substitution, these debaters need to make sure they can compete in late August. Many universities start their new academic year that month. Some students may have already graduated by then or opted to study elsewhere on scholarship, joint-degree programs or their own volition. It is unclear whether the ministry would relax some of the rules considering that the delay came from the government. If they stick to the rules, some teams may have to forfeit.

Such forfeit is not new. Last year, favourites Universitas Bakrie had to withdraw from the national round although the team reached the regional final because one of the debaters went on a conflicting scholarship program and substitution was prohibited.     

Monday, June 3, 2013

WUDC 2014: 13 Indonesian Teams on Initial Allocation List

Only 13 Indonesian teams found their way on the initial allocation list for the 2014 World Universities Debating Championships that had 354 spots. Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Universitas Atma Jaya got high places due to previous success breaking into the elimination stage. The other teams entered after a randomisation that gave Universitas Pelita Harapan, which has never debated in WUDC before, an under-100 spot and put regular customers like Binus International and Institut Teknologi Bandung on the waiting list.

The organisers strongly expect many institutions on the main list will drop out and all on the waiting list will get a first team slot in the coming weeks. All institutions must create a FastRego account by next Monday, June 11 to keep their places. Initial institutions also have to pay a deposit by July 8. Find below how the teams stack up on the list.
Initial Allocation
13. Universitas Indonesia
31. Universitas Gadjah Mada
81. Universitas Atma Jaya
90. Universitas Pelita Harapan
128. Institut Pertanian Bogor
133. Universitas Bina Dharma
198. Universitas Brawijaya
232. Universitas Lampung
266. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
281. Universitas Parahyangan
307. Universitas Sriwijaya
335. Binus University
340. Universitas Padjadjaran

Waiting List
13. Binus International
18. Institut Teknologi Bandung
50. STBA Teknokrat
51. Universitas Diponegoro
69. Universitas Musamus
77. Universitas Negeri Padang
134. Universitas Indonesia (2nd team)
152. Universitas Gadjah Mada (2nd team)
202. Universitas Atma Jaya (2nd team)
273. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (2nd team)
298. Binus University (2nd team)
301. Universitas Padjadjaran (2nd team)
309. Binus International (2nd team)
311. Institut Teknologi Bandung (2nd team)
331. Universitas Negeri Padang (2nd team)
346. Universitas Indonesia (3rd team)
445. Universitas Padjadjaran (3rd team)
448. Binus International (3rd team)
449. Institut Teknologi Bandung (3rd team)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NUDC 2013: Unhas Still King of Sulawesi Debating

There was no surprise in Region IX when Universitas Hasanuddin (Muhammad Fahmi & Andi Rahmatullah) topped the 2013 National Universities Debating Championships selection for Sulawesi yesterday. Unhas has been winning almost every competition for Sulawesi universities and standing out as the only school from eastern Indonesia that can go toe-to-toe with powerhouses from the west. In the final, the pair denied challenge from Universitas Tadulako from Palu and cross-city rivals Politeknik Negeri Ujung Pandang and Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar. Four other schools that reached the semifinals and also earned tickets to go to the national round were Universitas Negeri Makassar, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Universitas Sam Ratulangi and Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-Pare. Region IX covers the 6 provinces on Sulawesi island.