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However, WUDC 2014 also had a low point. Musamus University A from Papua became the worst team of the tournament with zero points after getting the 4th rank in all 9 preliminary matches. This was the first time an Indonesian team left WUDC pointless. The debaters also populated the floor of the tab with one of them scoring as low as 54 in a debate. This underlines how lack of preparation and involvement in the domestic circuit can spell disaster in an international competition.
Besides these two contrasting teams, there were nine other Indonesian pairs. Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Amir Abdul Aziz & Nabila Aghniarizqa) like ITB A also broke into the EFL knockouts. National champions Binus International A (Jaran Walia & Invi Atmanegara) along with 2 teams from Universitas Indonesia actually scored higher than UGM A and ITB A but they could not progress after the prelims because they were considered as English-as-Second-Language teams and failed to gather enough points to break into the ESL elimination stage.
Only those with less than 3 months of living in an English-speaking country during school age or 6 months of studying in an institution where English is the instruction language can qualify as EFL speakers. The ESL threshold is less than 5 years of living in an English-speaking country during school age or studying in institutions where English is the instruction language.
Outside the historic ITB victory in the EFL category, other Indonesian records stay intact. The top scoring Indonesian team of all time gathered 16 points in WUDC 2008. The highest ranked Indonesian team ended at #85 in WUDC 1999. The best Indonesian speaker reached #186 also in WUDC 1999. The WUDC 2014 Indonesian debaters failed to best these stats. Click here to see Indonesia's WUDC history.
Interestingly, the highest ranked Indonesian speaker comes from a foreign school. It was Stevensen Chen, a former Medan high school debater who now studies at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. The detailed results of the Indonesian teams are as follows.
Indonesian Team Standings (UI, Binus Intl were ESL teams; the rest EFL)
note: the ESL/EFL ranks can be different than the breaking ranks due to automatic promotions for over-achievers
#148/#22ESL Binus International A (Invi Atmanegara/Jaran Walia) - 14 points
#168/#31ESL Universitas Indonesia B (Aulia Anggita/Elghafiky Bimardhika) - 14 points
#214/#53ESL Universitas Indonesia A (Egalita Irfan/Roderick Sibarani) - 12 points
#220/#8EFL Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Amir Abdul Aziz/Nabila Aghniarizqa) - 12 points / EFL semifinalists
#223/#9EFL Institut Teknologi Bandung A (Vicario Reinaldo/Fauzan Reza Maulana) - 12 points / EFL champion
#282/#20EFL Binus University A (Cassandra Etania Liem/Rivera Kathrin) - 10 points
#288/#22EFL Universitas Brawijaya A (Nur Rizki Oceano/Queentries Regar) - 10 points
#294/#25EFL Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta A (Tika Destiratri/Arif Burhanudin) - 10 points
#325/#39EFL Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta B (Anisa Sukma/Rasman) - 8 points
#334/#44EFL Institut Pertanian Bogor A (Deanty Mulia/M. Iqbal Maulana) - 6 points
#340/#49EFL Universitas Musamus A (Umi Rakhmawati/Feronika Hutabarat) - 0 points
Top 10 Indonesian Speakers
1. #254 Stevensen Chen (Hitotsubashi A) -- 685
2. #295 Jaran Walia (Binus Intl A) -- 680
3. #301 Invi Atmanegara (Binus Intl A) -- 679
4. #349 Egalita Irfan (UI A) -- 674
5. #381 Roderick Sibarani (UI A) -- 670
6. #398 Nabila Aghniarizqa (UGM A) -- 668
6. #398 Fauzan Reza Maulana (ITB A) -- 668
8. #413 Aulia Anggita Larasati (UI B) -- 666
8. #413 Amir Abdul Aziz (UGM A) -- 666
10. #443 Elghafiky Bimardhika (UI B) -- 664