Teams from Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta met a couple of times in the final of major English debate competitions when the activity began to spread in this country in late 1990s. But such encounters dwindled after the turn of the millenium. There was only one final match in Indonesia's three classical tournaments between the two, in 2009. That record will change this afternoon.
#1 UI A (Magreta Kailla Adenta, Terry Muthahhari, Roderick Sibarani) will face #3 Atma Jaya A (Cindy Fransisca, Kario Teguh, Silvya Suwandy) in the final of this year's ALSA UI English Competition, one of the classics. In the last encounter, Atma Jaya defeated UI in the 2009 ALSA UI E-Comp final to grab its first title from the tournament. The other classics are the Indonesian Varsities English Debate and Java Overland Varsities English Debate. UI beat Atma Jaya in IVED 1999 championship debate but the tables turned in the JOVED final a few months after.