UI’s Mark in Asia

UADC is one of the most prestigious Asian parliamentary debating competitions in Asia. This year, it was held by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, from 25th May 2014 to 2nd June 2014. There were 120 debating teams coming from all over Asia participating in this competition.
UI only sent a team this year, consisting of Dennys Victor Kapa (FISIP ’10), Kristi Ardiana (FH ’13), and Elvia Sumayastra (FE ’11). They put up a very good fight; they became the second best Indonesian team throughout the competition by breaking 48th and bagging 4 out of 8 possible VPs. They were up against two powerhouses in Asia and managed to contend them very well; UI defeated two UT Mara (Malaysia) teams and lost in a very close debate against Ateneo de Manila (Philippines) after an adjudicator made a flip decision. Unfortunately, one of the speakers have spent quite some time living abroad, so UI was not qualified for the 2nd position in EFL breaking teams list. Dennys Victor became the top 30 debater in the Main list, making him the only Indonesian debater who reached that far in speakers’ tabulation. Kristi Ardiana did impress us as well by placing herself as one of top 10 Indonesian debaters. Eventually, Kristi and Elvia took positions in the top 10 EFL speakers’ list. We can’t be less grateful for sending this UI team to UADC 2014.
UADC 2014 Champion title goes to the host, Nanyang Technological University 1 (Aditya Mitra, Lu Huiyi, Vihasini Gopakumar), while the Best EFL Team goes to Universitas Gadjah Mada 2 (Erwina Salsabila, Nabila Aghniarizqa, Romario Tambunan). Last but not least, UADC 2015 will be held in Bali and UI’s Boby Andika will be one of the CAs! We sure hope to see UI and other Indonesian debaters to grab the champion title next year. Fingers crossed!

EF 2014: Our Newbies Strike Again!

12th English Fiesta 2014 was held on 16th to 18th of May 2014 at University of Muhammadyah Malang. Unlike last year, we had two teams to represent EDS UI in this annual competition. UI A which consisted of Monica Dwiyanti (FISIP ’13), Hans Topril (FISIP ’13),  and Agung Utama (FISIP ’13) managed to break to knock-out round as 3rd breaking team and followed by UI B which consisted of Qurrat Abu (FISIP ’13), Budi Selamet (FT ’13) and Ratna Surya (FIK ’13). Each team was accompanied by one N-1 adjudicator Andre (FIB ’13) and Audhi (FE ’13). Andre was one of the breaking adjudicators and he was trusted to be the grand-final adjudicator as panel.

Both teams performed well in the eliminary round and brought up their best games. Unfortunately, the journey to the championship had to end as UI A had to lose to Formasi UB (#2) and UI B to UGM (#1) team; both in the semifinal rounds. The teams ended up as 2nd runner up and semifinalist title. Nevertheless, it was a great fight and a real experience for our newbies. Five of our delegates were placed on the top 10 best speakers list; #4 Monica, #6 Agung, #6 Abu, and #10 Hans. Way to go!

Keep your chin up, delegates! We are so proud of you!