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An Incredible Stepping Stone

At the end of 2016, EDS UI was given a shot to showcase the new batch’s debating abilities through BINUS Pro Ams. BINUS Pro Ams is a British Parliamentary debating competition organised by BINUS University, but with a unique twist. With each team, there should be a member who has broken in a debate tournament before, called a pro (short for professional), and a member who has never broken into a debate tournament, called an am (short for amateur). It was the last debating competition participated by EDS UI in 2016, starting on the 17th of December and ending on the 18th of December.

Our Pro-Ams teams are as follow. Imam Taufiq Ramadhan (Engineering, 2013) and Fauzi Insan Estiko (Economics, 2016) as UI A; Jessica Andriani (Economics, 2016) and Leonardi Ryan Andika (Economics, 2015) as UI B; and Kristi Ardiana (Law, 2013) along with Joshua Timothy (Economics, 2016) as UI C.

After going through four preliminary rounds, two of our teams managed to make it into the Breaking List, they are UI A and UI C, with UI A as #6th Breaking Team and UI C as #7th Breaking Team. Meanwhile, UI B placed 8th in the Team Tabs, only one spot away from breaking. Nevertheless, they put up a great fight. UI A and UI C continued their fight to the Eliminary Rounds and after a heated debate under the motion “TH supports Scorched Earth Policy”, UI A’s journey ended as pre-finalists. UI C trudged onwards, defending Opening Opposition with the motion “TH regrets the shift of Philippines bilateral relationship from US to China”. They emerged as Grand Finalists of BINUS Pro Ams. Despite not bringing home the gold, EDS UI is proud of our delegates’ achievements.

BINUS Pro Ams was an incredible stepping stone for members who have yet to be exposed to British Parliamentary debates to experience varsity debating while simultaneously learning from those who has better exposure in it. If you wish to be further informed about competitions like these, add our LINE account @yiu7536f to be informed regularly. Don’t forget to follow us on @eds_ui for live updates!

The New Batch’s Trophy

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!