In the spirit of opening opportunities wide for newbies everywhere, Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Ambarukmo Yogyakarta (STIPRAM) held their novice-level competition, NOTION. The competition that was specially designated for debate first-timers in varsity lasted from 26th until 27th of November 2016, marking the beginning of the few last competitions of the year. The competition was a British Parliamentary debate of four preliminary rounds where we sent three teams of new batch’s hopefuls.
EDS UI is glad that we were given the opportunity to extend the opportunity to six individuals who are Abid Ar Robbani (Economics, 2016) and Mar’atis Sholiklah (Psychology, 2014) for UI A, Karenza Doxolodeo (Computer Sciences, 2016) and Marvel Hasiholan (Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 2016) for UI B, and lastly but certainly not least Khairunnisa Ismah Lutfi (Economics, 2016) and Damar Tanjung (Computer Sciences, 2016) for UI C.
These hard-working delegates rejoiced as all three of them broke into the elimination round with UI A, UI B, and UI C ranking 6th, 2nd, and 11th respectively. UI A who scored eight Victory Points made their way all the way up to the semi final, where unfortunately, they have to fall short from going to the grand final. The rest of the delegates, however, did manage to secure a place in the grand final of their first-ever competition in varsity.
This tale ended with a cherry on top as both UI B and UI C snatched the top two of the grand final, making UI C champion and UI B runner-up, bringing EDS UI to content. In addition, we have Deo (UI B) ranking 4th in the speakers tab, followed by teammate Marvel (UI B) who shared co-6th position with Atis (UI A), while Abid (UI A) joined them ranking 8th.
EDS UI can never be more proud for this achievements. We thank and congratulate this new batch members for opening a wide door of hope open for the bright future debating career, for this, we wish them luck! Follow our new debaters’ journey by following us on twitter @eds_ui and add us on LINE @yiu7536f!
Every year English Debating Society Universitas Indonesia (EDS UI) is privileged to welcome many young and bright debaters who are loaded with potentials and determination. In the same spirit, we also celebrate the birth of many new debating hopefuls by having our annual varsity-level novice competition, that is, Newbies. The competition that jump-started many EDS UI’s debaters career in the varsity debate jungle was held from the 12th to the 13th of November.
In this occasion three teams debated, for their first time, on EDS UI’s behalf. These delegates are Derril Pramana Tungka (Economics, 2016), Fadhilah Fitri Primardari (Social and Political Science, 2016), and Yandiaz Maulana Siregar (Law, 2016) for UI A, Safira Majory (Economics, 2016), Farah Ashila Balqis (Humanities, 2016), and Ersyam Kelana Natsir (Law, 2016) for UI B, and finally Danzel Aryo Soerjohadi (Economics, 2016), Biani Masita Himawan (Engineering, 2016), and Fauzi Insanestiko (Economics, 2016) for UI C.
The three teams celebrated the hard-work-paid-off as they broke into the quarter finals with the standing of 1st, 4th, and 8th for UI A, UI C, and UI B respectively. Unfortunately, only UI A made it pass the quarter final. Fellow delegates cheerfully supported their mates as UI A smooth their way into the grand final.
Under the motion “THW abandon all attempts to integrate indigenous people”, the grand final debate was tense to say the least. After a long fight, UI A was announced to be one vote away from championing the competition.
The end of the competition did not have to be a let down as six of our delegates had the honor to be crowned top ten speakers in the competition. These delegates are Biani and Fauzi as the co-7th, Safira as co-5th, Fadhilah and Yandiaz as co-2nd and Derril as overall best speaker.
Regardless of the result, EDS UI is proud to say that we have all the faith and confidence in these newbies to achieve more and more, to infinity and beyond. Witness as they grow into becoming the rising stars of debating by following us on twitter @eds_ui and LINE @yiu7536f!