The Unpredictable Battle

ALSA E-Comp UI is surely one of the main platforms where EDS UI shines. This year we once again gave our best performance. EDS UI presented two hard-working and very committed teams to 2016’s ALSA E-comp, they are Kristi Ardiana (Law, 2013), Yunindita Prasidya (Social and Political Sciences, 2015), and Andre Bundharsjah (Social and Political Sciences, 2013) to represent EDS UI A, and Ayu Gayatri (Engineering, 2013), Regina Dhamayanti (Engineering, 2014), and Hana Ramadhanti (Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 2013) as EDS UI B. Of course, the pride extends to our N1 delegates which are Aurora Maria (Economics, 2014) and Irfan Fadilah (Law, 2015).

Through the ups and downs of this classic competition, our delegates managed to give a satisfying result to be presented in the breaking announcement night. With 4 Victory Points, EDS UI A emerged as the 2nd breaking team, while EDS UI B followed as the 13th breaking team with a Victory Point of 3. After advancing to the octo-finals and smoothly making their way to the quarters, the teams had to face defeat after battling it up with BIPEDS A and BINUS A under the heading of “Infrastructure and City Development”.

As always, the story doesn’t end there. EDS UI A’s Kristi Ardiana was crowned co-2nd best speaker and Andre Bundharsjah was titled 9th best speaker as our contribution to the tab. As for N1s, we get to proudly announce that both N1s broke, with Aurora Maria ranking 4th, while Irfan Fadilah ranking 7th. Not only that, we are also proud that some of our independent adjudicators made their way to the breaking list. These independent adjudicators are Rachel Diercie (Humanities, 2015) who ranked 1st, Anyssa Rizka (Social and Political Sciences, 2014) followed closely on 2nd, Averina Edwina (Engineering, 2015) on 8th, and Prita Setya (Economics, 2015) on 15th. Unfortunately we had to express commiserations to Syifa Fajriani (Social and Political Sciences, 2014) and Agung Romy (Economics, 2014) who performed their best but must come short of breaking.

Winning and losing are unpredictable, but one thing for sure, the absence of trophies did not change the fact that EDS UI will always be a pool of tenacity and passion for debate, and we are very proud of that! Stay tuned because EDS UI never stops! Follow @eds_ui for live updates. #ALSAECOMP206

UI for AUI

Three EDS UI teams went on an odyssey to Surabaya to take a chance on our very first AUI. AUI (Aku Untuk Indonesia) 2016 was a national-scale varsity-level competition held in Petra University Surabaya. The competition that started on March the 19th was a British Parliamentary debate competition of great challenges and experiences for our delegates. These amazing hard-working delegates are Stella Hie (Economics, 2013) and Winda Senja (Economics, 2013) for UI A, Noviyanti Gultom (Social and Political Sciences, 2014) and Syifa Fajriani (Social and Political Science, 2014) for UI B, and Agung Romy (Economics, 2014) and Siti Rizqi Siregar (Social and Political Science, 2014).

However, not all journeys must end with trophies. After four challenging preliminary rounds debating on tough motions on controversial issues and facing some of Indonesia debating powerhouses, our delegates came short from breaking. Nevertheless, we are proud that our delegates have put in great efforts and tenacity to add to this experience. With victory points of 7, 6, and 5 for UI A, UI C, and UI B, respectively, our debaters unfortunately must come home without a title. We are sure they will conquer more competitions in the future, thanks to the experience and lessons they have gained from this one!

Big competitions are still coming up this year, don’t miss any news by following @eds_ui on twitter! #AUI2016