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.