Tuesday, July 30, 2013
JFF 2013 Moved Back One Week to Avoid Clash with NUDC
English Debating Society Universitas Indonesia organizers have decided to push back the 2013 Just For Fun debate to September 7-8 to avoid a clash with this year's National Universities Debating Championship. The original date of August 31 to September 1 coincided with the last day of NUDC, which will attract a large number of debaters and accredited adjudicators. JFF, a small but high-level competition with only 24 teams, informed its schedule a few days before the much larger NUDC, which again failed to publicize its dates in a timely and informative fashion. After months waiting for the NUDC dates, the host only revealed the timing last week or a month before 96-team nationwide tournament should commence, suggesting hurried preparation.