Sooo, this was the second time ADC joined Gajah Mada Debating Tournament (GMDT) hosted by UGM. One team made it to Octofinal last year but we set a higher goal this year. Three teams representing Atma Jaya were:
ATMA A : Marcella Chandra, Julina Adistasya, Anggi Arishkan
ATMA B : Richard Tjie, Raisa, Petrus Raditya
ATMA C : Theodorus Nico, Benedicta Vania, Hizkia Ginting
N1(s) : Michael Chang, Kristoforus Geraldo, Arif Wijaya Hambali
After team announcement, each team quickly gathered to do the obligatory SWOT & arrange a training schedule. After a month of training and preparation, the long-awaited Asian tournament has finally came. We took an 8-hour overnight train to Yogyakarta and arrived just in time to see the sun rise. Most of us didn’t get a good sleep & were extremely exhausted. Because it was still early, we couldn’t directly check-in to our hotel. We waited for about 7 hours before we could finally take a super refreshing bath & a quick nap. The N-1s headed straight to UGM for adjudication test.
After that, we didn’t want to waste time & quickly held sparring between teams. Day one ended after we had dinner in one of the best lesehan restaurant I had so far. It was unbelievably cheap & delicious (probably because we were starving). I wish they open another branch in Semanggi :”.
The next day, we had our breakfast in the hotel & headed to UGM. It was a very long journey to reach the venue (we were lost several times since the university area is really huge & debt hall was on the 5th floor.). We had 4 preliminary rounds that day and 1 more round the next day before breaking announcement.
|1.||ATMA B||UI A||Nabila|
|ATMA C||UB B||Thoriq|
|ATMA A||UB A||Kristi|
|3.||ATMA C||STIPAM C||Dianty|
|ATMA A||UB B||Dennys|
|ATMA A||UNY A||Nabila|
|ATMA B||STIPRAM B||Annisa|
|UB B||ATMA C||Uwi|
After 5 rounds of preliminary rounds, ATMA A broke 6th and proceed to Octofinal round. Our N-1 Kristoforus Geraldo was also a breaking adjudicator. Sadly, ATMA B & C didn’t go through L At octofinal round, ATMA A faced SADHAR B and had a very tight debate. Sadly, ATMA A lost to SADHAR B with a split of 1 to 2. Nevertheless, we’ve done our best! We decided to have fun in Jogja and enjoy the rest of the evening by going to Alun-alun Jogja. We hire a super festive semi car becak and ate Wedang Ronde while enjoying Jogja’s night breeze.
The next day, we decided to head for Malioboro for gudeg and a little bakpia shopping. After we had our lunch, we head back to UGM & watched the final round. It was a very interesting debate about HongKong protesters. Done with final round, we split into two groups. One headed back to Malioboro and the other headed to an internet café we heard earlier, where TV series, anime and movies are insanely complete & ready to copy.
After a long weekend at Jogja, we took another 8-hour overnight train to Jakarta… It was an amazing experience with the most amazing people 🙂
Let’s work hard in another tournament!!