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)