As usual, EDS UI sent our debating teams to compete in Java Overland Varsity English Debating championship 2014. This year it was held in Semarang by IKIP PGRI. Universitas Bina Nusantara came out as the champion and grabbed best speaker title this time.
EDS UI sent two teams; the first one consisting of Gabriel (F. Psi ’12), Boy (FH ’11) and Tanita (FH ’11) and the second one Kristi (FH ’13), Ibrahim (FISIP ’12) and Monica (FISIP ’13) as delegates. Two N1s were also sent, namely Malikah (FISIP ’13) and Andri (FIB ’13) .
The competition consisted of 6 preliminary rounds before elimination rounds begin. By the end of the preliminary rounds, UI A managed to grab 4 VPs and broke 6th, while UI B did slightly better by grabbing 5 VPs and broke 3rd. Unfortunately, the journey of UI A had to stop in octofinal when they were defeated by UNPAD. UI B, meeting SADHAR A this round, won the debate and proceed to quarterfinal. But their journey had to stop as well when they lost to UNPAD, who also defeated UI A in previous round, in quarterfinal. So no UI team continued their journey in JOVED. But we sure know that all delegates has done their best during the competition, which is clearly shown in the tabulation. Three of UI delegates stand as the Top 10 speakers. Kristi Ardiana is the 3rd best speaker, followed by Gabriel and Ibrahim as co-6th best speaker, and Boy Al Idrus as 10th best speaker. Malikah also managed to position herself in the breaking adjudicators list and she went on to adjudicate the Novice Semifinal round. The others managed to perform very well and place themselves as the Top 20 speakers. Nevertheless, we are very proud of their achievements!
This year’s NUDC Kopertis III took place at Atma Jaya Jakarta Catholic University from the 17th to 19th of June. Dennys (FISIP ’10) and Aulia (FISIP ’10) represented UI as debaters while Jessica (Vokasi ’13) was delegated as N1 adjudicator. NUDC Kopertis is an annual regional selection to determine which institutions can continue on to the national level, and later on as representations of Indonesia at WUDC. Thus, the competition is held in BP format.
UI managed to break 1st with perfectVPs of 9, not dropping a single point throughout the 3 preliminary rounds. In the short two-day competition, Dennys and Aulia came out as champions after defeating UPH, Binus and Bakrie University. The achievements did not stop there; Dennys was crowned best speaker and Aulia second best speaker, while Jessica succeeded to break fourth as N1 adjudicator.
We are very proud of our delegates! We bid them congratulations, and good luck at the national level which will be held in Kalimantan where they will face other participants from the other NUDC Kopertis regions.