We came back to Purwekorto to compete in Bawor Cup 2014, it is one of the most prestigious debating competition in Indonesia using BP-format debate. This year’s Bawor has lured many known debating society from all over Indonesia including our house. It was held on 13th-15th of September in Universitas Jendral Soedirman, Purwokerto, where 24 teams competed for the championship title.
Due to the clash of date with Just For Fun Debate by our society, we only sent a team consisted of Terry M. (FISIP 2011) and Gabriel W. (Psiko. 2012) plus Ratna G. (FIK 2013) as N1 adjudicator to represent EDS UI.
Contrary with the condition at UI Depok where people laughed to all-Disney arguments, UI team faced a tough competition without any UI spectators and adjudicators. Notwithstanding condition, UI brought its best game to the stage. Ratna as N1 managed to be assigned as panel adjudicator for 3 consecutive rounds in prelims, though she didn’t break. UI team managed to break to eliminary round placed 2nd with 10 VPs and made its way to finals.
In the final round, UI acted as opening government had to defend the motion of “THBT Moslem leaders should actively oppose the concept of Islamic state” was facing EFEC Unsoed, Binus A, and UGM. The debate went so tough and resulted UI as first-runner up of the tournament. Eventually, both Terry and Gaby was tabbed as co-4th best speaker of the tournament. Though didn’t come home as champion, we’re still so proud of our members’ effort. We hope for more achievement in the near future.
A very good news, everybody!
Last week, National University Debating Championship 2014 was held in University of Batam. As regulated, each university is only allowed to send one team. So EDS UI sent Dennys Kapa and Aulia Anggita, who (drum roll please) happen to be the winner of NUDC 2014! Yes, you hear it right, fellas! UI is finally taking the title to Depok.
This title was grabbed after rounds of British preliminary debates that put UI team as the first breaking team–which also means securing DIKTI sponsorship for WUDC. They mostly won first and second positions throughout the 7 preliminary rounds. And then finally, in grandfinal, they grabbed the NUDC trophy after defending the motion “As Indonesia, THW significantly invest in its domestic armament industry” as Opening Government. That, and a Best Speaker title coming from Dennys Kapa! His teammate, Aulia Anggita, stood proudly as the 3rd Best Speaker, which is also very, very impressive.
As if things couldn’t get any better, we also have good news coming from Jessica, our N1, as well. She managed to be the highest rank NI throughout the competition. Add another good news from NUDC and our life is complete, seriously.
Last but not least, hats off to other three teams that also made it to the grandfinal. Congratulations, Binus, Sadhar, and UGM!