Monday, June 30, 2014

NUDC 2014: Seeded Java Regions Conclude Their Selections

All Java regions have finished selecting teams that will compete in the National Universities Debating Championship, which may be held later in August. Non-Java teams never managed to reach the final of NUDC, let alone win it. NUDC is the state-sponsored debating tournament that gives opportunity for varsity debaters from all corners of the country to participate. Although the geographical cover is truly nationwide, NUDC has a lower overall quality of participants than other major tournaments because it only allows each university to send one team, preventing powerhouses to fill the competition with their members, who prepare better than those who lack access to proper training methods. Nonetheless, NUDC winners are the official national champions for the British Parliamentary style of debating.  

There were a couple of surprises in the Java selections. Powerhouse Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta failed to qualify from the Greater Jakarta regionals while dark horse Universitas Jember repeated last year's upset by advancing first in East Java above universitties from Malang and Surabaya that have better track records. One of the pioneers of Indonesian debating, Universitas Parahyangan, will have no representation for the second time in a row due to a clash with the school's academic calender, the same reason behind last year's absence. Here are the teams from Java that will debate in the main round of NUDC 2014.

Region 3 (Greater Jakarta & Banten)
Regional Champion: Universitas Indonesia (Aulia Anggita & Dennys Kapa)
Qualified Teams: Universitas Pelita Harapan, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Universitas Bakrie, Universitas Paramadina, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Sekolah Tinggi Parawisata Trisakti

Region 4 (West Java)
Regional Champion: Institut Teknologi Bandung (Aulia Widyaputra & Muhammad Lutfi)
Qualified Teams: Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Wilarodra, Universitas Komputer Indonesia, Universitas Telkom, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, STKIP Siliwangi

Region 5 (Yogyakarta)
Regional Champion: Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indriani Pratiwi & Wida Wahyuni)
Qualified Teams: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA Yogyakarta

Region 6 (Central Java)
Regional Champion: Universitas Diponegoro (Haekal Muhammad & Fandi Achmad)
Qualified Teams: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Universitas PGRI Semarang, Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro

Region 7 (East Java)
Regional Champion: Universitas Negeri Jember (Meilia Shofi & Tri Indah)
Qualified Teams: Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Surabaya, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Universitas Widya Mandala, Politeknik Negeri Malang

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