Monday, July 1, 2013

JOVED 2013: UI Teams Break First and Second

Teams from Universitas Indonesia are in pole position to defend the title in the 2013 Java Overland Varsities English Debate after they broke first and second into the elimination stage. #1 UI B (Aulia Anggita, Elvia Sumayastra, Magreta Kailla Adenta) came out of the preliminaries undefeated while #2 UI A (Anastasia Sijabat, Egalita Irfan, Revaldi Wirabuana) had the highest score among teams that tabbed one loss on their sheets. UI won last year's JOVED without dropping a single match. Powerhouse UI is looking for its first classic trophy in 2013 after failed attempts in IVED and ALSA UI - the two other classics.

The tournament darkhorse is #3 Universitas Brawijaya A (Rizki Oceano, Queentries Regar, Zelly Sidi Zamzami) after the host team advanced over favourites from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Knockouts of the 17th edition of JOVED, the first debating tournament in Indonesia that used an internationally accepted format, will start tomorrow. Here is the list of teams that are eligible to proceed.

1. Universitas Indonesia B
2. Universitas Indonesia A
3. Universitas Brawijaya A
4. Institut Teknologi Bandung A
5. Universitas Bakrie A
6. Universitas Gadjah Mada A
7. Universitas Gadjah Mada B
8. Universitas Negeri Semarang
9. Universitas Parahyangan B
10. Universitas Hasanuddin A
11. Universitas Negeri Malang B
12. Universitas Sanata Dharma A
13. Universitas Bakrie B
14. Universitas Jenderal Soedirman A
15. Universitas Gadjah Mada C
16. Universitas Brawijaya B

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