Saturday, September 21, 2013

NSDC 2013: Key Results & WSDC Candidates

Champions: #1 Central Sulawesi (Widyawati Karim, Andi Magie, Ananda Bagus)
Finalists: #2 Yogyakarta (Marsa Harisa, Tiarra Dya, Rahma Reyhan)
Best Speaker: Marsa Harisa (Yogyakarta)

Top 15 Speakers (Team Indonesia candidates for 2014 World Schools Debating Championship)

1. Marsa Harisa (Yogyakarta)
2. Alif Azadi (Aceh)
3. Aurora Maria (West Java)
4. Regina Cara (Banten)
5. Ayrton Fithiadi (West Java)
6. Andi Magie (Central Sulawesi)
7. Arinta Pratiwi (Central Java)
8. Duma Sarah (Aceh)
9. Tiarra Dya (Yogyakarta)
10. Reyvazzahra Azaria (West Java)
11. Kevin Bonaparte (South Sulawesi)
12. Virzi Rahma (West Kalimantan)
13. Widyawati Karim (Central Sulawesi)
14. Regina Damayanti (Banten)
15. Bella Cengiani (West Kalimantan)

NSDC 2013: Title Goes to Central Sulawesi for the First Time

NSDC 2013 Champions - Central Sulawesi
No team from Central Sulawesi had won a nationwide debating competition, let alone Indonesia's top high school title, until last night. #1 Central Sulawesi (Ananda Bagus, Widyawati Karim, Andi Magie) yesterday convincingly defeated #2 Yogyakarta (Rahma Reyhan, Tiara Dya, Marsa Harisa) in the final of the 2013 National Schools Debating Championship, making them national champions. They knocked down the final motion "This House Would Waive Patent Rights for Vaccines and Anti-retroviral Drugs in Underdeveloped Countries" and came out of the tournament without a single loss.

Their victory is no Cinderella fairytale. It is a story about perseverance. The entire winning team come from SMA Al Azhar Palu, which sent them flying to Java to attend tough competitions for the last two years, from high school-level contests to those that forced them to face experienced varsity teams.

At first, they could not break into the knockouts but they kept on coming. In NSDC 2012, two of them represented their province but they fell in the octofinals. Last April, the same exact trio debated in the ALSA UI E-Comp, the most prestigious institution-based high school competition, as a team and again they could not reach the quarters. But they continued practicising under the guidance of trainers, including Universitas Indonesia debater Terry Muthahhari, the first person from Central Sulawesi who championed a nationwide tournament. Their hard work paid off at NSDC 2013.

Yogyakarta, champions of NSDC 2009, got a consolation prize. SMA 9 Yogyakarta student Marsa Harisa claimed the best speaker title. She and 14 debaters below her are eligible to advance to the next step in the selection process for Indonesia's World Schools Debating Championship team.

Friday, September 20, 2013

NSDC 2013: Central Sulawesi Achieve Milestone, Break First

Central Sulawesi (Ananda Bagus, Widyawati Karim, Andi Magie) broke first into the knockouts of the 2013 National Schools Debating Championship, becoming the first ever team from the province that can top the tab of any nationwide competition. They are not newcomers, however. The first two debaters represented their region in last year's NSDC and all three were part of the SMA Al Azhar Palu team that competed in the 2012 and 2013 ALSA UI E-Comp, the most prestigious institution-based tournament for high schools in Indonesia. They only reached the octofinals in those contests. NSDC is a province-based tournament that also is part of the selection for Indonesia's World Schools Debating Championship squad. Knockouts start today. The complete break list of NSDC 2013 is as follows:

1. Central Sulawesi
2. Yogyakarta
3. West Java
4. Aceh
5. Banten
6. Central Java
7. Riau
8. West Kalimantan
9. Bali
10. South Sulawesi
11. Jambi
12. North Sumatra
13. West Sumatra
14. Central Kalimantan
15. South Sumatra
16. Jakarta

Sunday, September 15, 2013

JFF 2013: Key Results

Champions: #2 Jennifer Hudson (Invi Atmanegara/Binus Intl & Roderick Sibarani/UI)
Finalists: #4 Jennifer Aniston (Magreta Kailla Adenta/UI & Ahmad Naufal Dai/Ex-UI), #5 Steve Irwin (Dennys Kapa/UI & Fauzan Reza Maulana/ITB), #6 Angelina Jolie (Nisrina Praharso/UI & Bramesada Prasastyoga/Ex-UI)
Best Speaker: Boby Andika Ruitang (Kim and Khloe/UI)
Funniest Speaker: Dimas Aditya (Ramon Enrique/Unpad)

Top 10 Speakers
1. Boby Andika Ruitang (Kim and Khloe/UI)
2. Ahmad Naufal Dai (Jennifer Aniston/Ex-UI)
3. Roderick Sibarani (Jennifer Hudson/UI)
4. Magreta Kailla Adenta (Jennifer Aniston/UI)
4. Fauzan Reza Maulana (Steve Irwin/ITB)
6. Invi Atmanegara (Jennifer Hudson/Binus Intl)
7. Rifan Ibnu Rahman (Ramon Enrique/Ex-ITB)
7. Bramesada Prasastyoga (Angelina Jolie/Ex-UI)
9. Dennys Kapa (Steve Irwin/UI)
9. Aulia Anggita (Benyamin Sueb/UI)
9. Elghafiky Bimardhika (Benyamin Sueb/UI)
9. Jaran Walia (Dwayne Johnson/Binus Intl) 

JFF 2013 Title Goes to UI-Bipeds Hybrid "Jennifer Hudson"

The two top speakers in last month's nationals, Invi Atmanegara from Binus International and Universitas Indonesia's Roderick Sibarani, teamed up as "Jennifer Hudson" and won the 2013 Just For Fun debate, which had movies-themed motions and required participants to use names of celebrities as their team's calling sign. Invi retained the same title that she claimed last year with a fellow schoolmate.

#2 Jennifer Hudson proposed the final motion "This House regrets the poor's successful entrance to Elysium" and outwitted #4 Jennifer Aniston (Magreta Kailla Adenta/UI & Ahmad Naufal Dai/Ex-UI), #5 Steve Irwin (Dennys Kapa/UI & Fauzan Reza Maulana/ITB) and #6 Angelina Jolie (Nisrina Praharso/UI & Bramesada Prasastyoga/Ex-UI). UI's Boby Andika Ruitang topped the speaker tab. The competition also handed out a prize for the funniest speaker that went to Dimas Aditya from Universitas Padjadjaran.

JFF is an annual tournament held by EDSUI at the start of an academic year which employs zany motions. Futuristic motions featured in last year's edition. Despite its quirky nature, the event usually attracts top national debaters.    

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DOTY 2013: Jaran Walia Reclaims Lead After National BP Win

Binus International's Jaran Walia is back on the top of the 2013 Debater of the Year table following his victory at the National University Debating Championship that married for the first time the national titles in BP and 3-on-3 debating. He was the DOTY table leader in February. His partner and NUDC best speaker Invi Atmanegara climbed into the top 4 due to their historic achievement in Palembang last month. Both also gained points from the Indonesia Debate Open which none of their closest rivals from Universitas Gadjah Mada attended.

Indonesian debaters who broke in IDO received bonus points as the competition can be categorized as an international tournament with the presence of strong debaters from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand and the Philippines, including the champion of the 2012 Asian BP. NUDC and IDO are the only tournaments that contributed into the table from August 2013. The race for the title is still open with a number of tough tournaments to go, including the prestigious Founders Trophy and Ganesha Open. Click here for the full table.

Top 10 on DOTY 2013 table as of August
1. Jaran Walia (Binus International)
2. Amir Abdul Aziz (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
3. Alif Satria (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
4. Invi Atmanegara (Binus International)
5. Magreta Kailla Adenta (Universitas Indonesia)
6. Indriani Pratiwi (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
7. Vicario Reinaldo (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
8. Fauzan Reza Maulana (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
9. Nabila Aghniarizqa (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
10. Roderick Sibarani (Universitas Indonesia)  

Brawijaya Wins Semarang Debate, Finally Beats UGM

Universitas Brawijaya from Malang finally won against a team from Yogyakarta's Universitas Gadjah Mada in a championship debate last weekend at a small Central Java intervarsity competition. UB debaters bowed to UGM in the final and semi-final stages in various tournaments held in Central and East Java this year, including the International Humanitarian Law debate, English Parade and Solo Open. The two universities are prominent forces outside of the Greater Jakarta-Bandung corridor where most powerhouses come from.

#2 Brawijaya (Nur Rizki Oceano, Zelly Sidi Zamzami, Muhammad Fajar) defeated #1 UGM (Alif Satria, Dianty Widyowati, Romario Tambunan) in the final of the ESDPC debate at Universitas Soegiapranata in Semarang on Sunday. Despite the nationwide billing, the tournament only had less than 20 teams, mostly from Yogyakarta, Central and East Java provinces.    

Monday, September 2, 2013

NUDC 2013: Key Results & Motions

Champions: #2 Universitas Bina Nusantara (Invi Atmanegara & Jaran Walia)
Finalists: #5 Universitas Bakrie (Aryo Febrian & Alifia Firliani), #4 Institut Teknologi Bandung (Fauzan Reza Maulana & Vicario Reinaldo), #5 Universitas Gadjah Mada (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa)
Best Speaker: Invi Atmanegara (Universitas Bina Nusantara)
Best Novice Team: Universitas Lampung (Hesti Setyawaty & Vianna Maria Ursula)
Best Novice Speaker: Bahram Naderil (Universitas Jember)

Top 10 Speakers:
1. Invi Atmanegara (Universitas Bina Nusantara)
2. Roderick Sibarani (Universitas Indonesia)
3. Jaran Walia (Universitas Bina Nusantara)
3. Amir Abdul Aziz (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
3. Nabila Aghniarizqa (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
6. Vicario Reinaldo (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
6. Egalita Irfan (Universitas Indonesia)
8. Fauzan Reza Maulana (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
9. Aryo Febrian (Universitas Bakrie)
10. Nur Rizki Oceano (Universitas Brawijaya)

R1. THW abolish single-sex schools.
R2. THW compel media companies to sell majority of shares exclusively to journalists.
R3. THBT companies should have the right to conduct aggressive cracking and hacking in response to cyber-attacks.
R4. As long as the anti-LGBT laws are in place, THBT Western liberal democracies should not send their athletes to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
R5. THBT the feminist movement should support the use of hijab.
R6. THW exempt artists and their work from blasphemy, defamation, and hate speech laws.
R7. TH believes in the Chinese model of economic development.
Novice QF. THBT Indonesia should significantly increase its military budget.
Novice SF. THW force individuals who actively do self-harm acts to go to a mental health counselor provided by the state.
Novice GF. THBT Indonesia would be better off without the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Main OF: As newly democratized states, THW provide reserved seats in the parliament to every group that actively supports the revolution process.
Main QF: TH supports states without army.
Main SF: TH opposes social media.
Main GF: THW only allow individuals who have held a position in the governmental structure to run as presidential candidate.

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