Little did we knew, that this tournament was just the beginning of what was a greater achievement for Atma Jaya Debating Club. Keep reading!
In 24th – 29th April 2014, Atma Jaya Debating Club joined the 17th Asian Law Student Association English Competition (ALSA E-COMP) at University of Indonesia. In addition to the varsity category, there was also separate category for high school.
Our delegates for this competition were :
ATMA A : Cindy Fransisca (FE 2010), Silvya Suwandy (FE 2011), and Kario Teguh Chandra (FP 2011). N1 : Anggi Ariskhan (FKIP 2012)
ATMA B : Marcella Chandra (FP 2012), Julina Aditasya (FP 2013), and Gisella Maudina (FE 2012). N1 : Arif Wijaya Hambali(FH 2012)
And this is the story of our fight.
In 24th April, Anggi and Arif took an accreditation test, which was both written test and verbal adjudication for the test debate. The result was announced the following day before the 1st preliminary round started. Anggi and Arif were assigned as panel judges. All N1 adjudicators were obliged to judge all preliminary rounds by the Adjudication Core.
In the first round, Atma A (Gov) went against ESU UNPAD (Opp) and Atma B (Gov) went against IPDN A (Opp). Both Atma A and Atma B won their first round.
In the second round, Atma A (Opp) faced Akpol A (Gov) and Atma B faced Akpol B. Both Atma A and Atma B won their second round.
In the third round, Atma A (Gov) faced Bakrie and Atma B faced UGM A. Atma A won their match but unfortunately Atma B did not.
The next day, in the fourth round, UGM A (Gov) met Atma A (Opp) and ALSA LC UI (Gov) met Atma B (Opp). Atma A lost but Atma B won their match.
The fifth round was a silent round. Atma A (Gov) went against EDS UI B (Opp) and Atma B (Gov) went against IPB B (Opp).
The result after five preliminary rounds was that both Atma A and Atma B broke to the elimination rounds, in which Atma A broke 3rd and Atma B broke 7th. Anggi also broke as judge into the elimination rounds.
In the Octo Final, Atma A (Gov) faced IPB A (Opp) and Atma B (Gov) faced UB A (Opp). The result of Octo Final was that Atma A proceeded to Quarter Final but Atma B had to end their journey in Octo Final.
In Quarter Final, Atma A faced Binus A. With unanimous decision (5-0) Atma A went to the Semi Final.
Again, in the last step before Grand Final, Atma A met UGM A. With a split decision of 4-1, Atma A won the match and proceeded to the Grand Final, meeting the host team, Universitas Indonesia A.
In the last battle, Atma A went against UI A, defending the motion “Assuming that there is a technology that can predict crime to a very high probability, THW use it to preemptively arrest individuals for their potential involvement.” After a heated and tough fight, with a split decision of 4-1, the motion fell. Atma A had to surrender to UI A, but we still claimed the 1st Runner-up title of ALSA UI E-Comp 2014! Good job delegates, we’re proud of all of you!
Little we knew, that this tournament was just the beginning of what was a greater achievement for Atma Jaya Debating Club. Keep reading!