This July, Ngapak Debaters Society (Ndeso) for the fourth time reorganizing the national level debate competitions, BAWOR CUP. Held from 5-7 July, Bawor Cup is amongst the most prestigious BP competition in Indonesia. The competition takes place in the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics, Universitas Jendral Sudirman. In the last three years, the trophy was taken by EDS UI.
To defend the title, UI sent its three best teams. Team A consists of Elghafiky (FE ’10) and Nisrina (FE ’11); Team B consists of Magreta (FH ’11) and Sindhu (FISIP ’11); Team C consists of Tombak (FISIP ’11) and Rayhan (FISIP ’12). Along with the debaters, we also sent Anas (FISIP ’11), Eka (FIK’10), and Reza (FIK ’10) as N1s adjusicators.
The competition went tough. We managed to have two teams breaking into knockout rounds, with UI A broke in 4th position and UI B in 5th. Though didn’t break, UI C has shown great efforts throughout the preliminary rounds, with only a VP short from breaking. All n1 adjudicators also shown splendid performances, Anas and Reza managed to break, and Eka continously giving out her best performance although didn’t break. UI teams went smoothly in the elimination rounds, until both met in semifinal and one had to go to final at the expense of one’s loss; Magreta and Sindhu in team B managed to get into final after a tight semifinal round.
The final went tough in a battle between BIPEDS, UGM A, UI B and UGM B. Though didn’t come up with champion title, EDS UI still showed its dominance in Best Speakers list. All of our speakers managed to make it to top 10 best speakers; with Elghafiky as best speaker, Magreta as 6th best speaker, Shindu and Nisrina as 7th best speaker. This year’s Bawor Cup is a great milestone of each debater’s career that hopefully will boost more achievements of EDS UI in the future.
The 17th edition of Java Overland Inter-varsities Debating Competition, an annual national-scale tournament which adopts the Asian parliamentary format (3-on-3), was held in the convenient campus of Universitas Brawijaya in Malang, by Formasi (Forum Mahasiswa Studi Bahasa Inggris) UB. From June 28 – July 2, around 40 teams from all around our archipelago competed for the title of the prestigious championship which, this year, promotes the theme “Celebrating the Spirit of Youth”. In those five days, participants attained the chance to debate on exciting motions as well as the bliss of enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of the City of Flower.
In the quest of continuing last year’s winning streak, EDS UI sent two teams namely Revaldi N. (FH ’12), Anastasia S. (FISIP ’11), Egalita I. (FISIP ’10) as debaters and Opi A. (FE ’12) as N1 in Team A, meanwhile Team B consists of Aulia A. (FISIP ’10), Elvia S. (FE ’11), Magreta K. (FH ’11) as debaters and Badai Y. (FISIP ’12) as N1.
The trophy stays home, after breaking into octo-final with UI B in the 1st rank with complete 6VPs and UI A followed in 2nd with 5VPs. EDS UI B clean-swept the tournament and by that, managed to defend the title after defeating UGM A in the Grand Final round with a split decision of 7-4. JOVED 2013 nearly witnessed an all-UI finals had EDS UI A won in their semifinals match against EDS UGM A. Unfortunately they lost with a 6-1 split decision and therefore, took the 2nd runner-up title. But besides dominating the breaking teams’ list, UI also managed to dominate the 10 best speakers’ list. Our debaters, Magreta named as the best speaker of the competition, followed by Aulia in 2nd rank, Revaldi in 4th rank, Egalita in 7th rank, and Elvia in 8th rank. Meanwhile, Opi Aristya who broke 15th also successfully made it to the breaking adjudicators list in her first year and first time adjudicating in varsity level.
This is the first classic title EDS UI managed to take this year, the other two being IVED and ALSA e.Com. We hope EDS UI will be able to improve and continue this tradition of excellence in the following tournaments.