Indonesian Varsity English Debate (IVED) is one of the most prestigious and competitive debate tournament in Indonesia. This year, the competition was held in University of Indonesia (UI) on January, 27th until 31st 2015. We had trained our delegates since 4 months before the competition to make sure they were fully prepared. We sent three teams for this tournament. These were the composition of our team:
- Team A: Anggi Ariskhan, Marcella and Julina Adistasya, N1: Richard Lay
- Team B: Richard, Theodorus Nico and Shannon, N1: Donny Mario
- Team C: Gabriella, Clarissa and Nadya, N1: Aditya
Arif Wijaya Hambali, one of our member, was also there as independent adjudicator.
The first day of the competition started with debating seminar and exhibition. After that, accreditation test for our N1 and Arif was held. The accreditation test was consisted of written test and verbal adjudication test. The result for this test were announced on the following day.
The first preliminary round began on the second day. The competition started with the heading of “Children”. The match up for this round was as follow:
|UI B||Atma A|
|ITB C||Atma B|
|Atma C||ITB B|
Atma A won while both Atma B and C lost in this round. The second preliminary round continued with prepared motions under the heading of “Micro Economy”. This was the match up for this round:
|Atma A||POLSRI A|
|Atma B||UKSW B|
|UHAMKA B||Atma C|
In this round, all of our teams managed to win the round. After a brief lunch, the competition continued. For the last round of the day, the heading used was “Music”. and the match up was as follow:
|UNPAR A||ATMA A|
|ITB A||ATMA B|
|ATMA C||UNPAR C|
Sadly, all of our teams lost in this round. The day wrapped up with Atma A got 2 VPs, Atma B with 1VP and Atma C with 1 VP as well.
For the next day, the competition continued with the 4th preliminary round. The 4th round started with the heading of “Marginalised Community”. and the following match up:
|ATMA A||BAKRIE B|
|ATMA B||UNSOED A|
In this round, all of the teams managed to defeat their opponent. The 5th preliminary round continued with another impromptu motions. The heading was “Education” and the match up was as follow:
|ATMA A||BINUS B|
|ATMA B||SADHAR B|
|UNHAS A||ATMA C|
Atma A and B won, while Atma C lost in this round. So currently, Atma A had 4 VPs, Atma B with 3 VPs, while Atma C with 2 VPs. The last preliminary round continued. The heading used for this round was the last remaining heading in the prepared motions, which was “Law” The match up:
|UNPAR A||ATMA A|
|UNPAD B||ATMA B|
|ATMA C||UNSOED B|
Since this was a silent round, the result remained unknown until the breaking announcement.
The breaking announcement was held at the hotel. After dinner, the breaking announcement started.
So… BREAKING RESULT! Atma A managed to break 15h on the main category, while Atma B also managed to break 3rd in novice category. Arif also managed to break 20th as adjudicator. Sadly, team C and also all of the N1 could not continue the competition. Nevertheless, we would like to still appreciated them for their hard work in this competition.
The octofinal round for main category and quarter final round for novice category was held on two days after breaking announcement. For the main category, the heading used on octo final was “Media”. In this round, Atma A as opposition faced UGM A as government. For novice category, the quarter final round continued with the heading of “Sexuality”. Atma C competed against IPB B for this round. After lunch, the announcement was held.
Glady, ATMA B won against IPB B in the previous round, but sadly Atma A lost to UGM A so they could not continue any further. We would like to thank Team A for what they’ve achieved on this competition. They managed to finally put ADC’s name into the main breaking list 🙂
SO…, the competition for ATMA B continued in the semifinal round. In this round, they faced STAN A under the heading of “Religion”. The result for this round was ….. VICTORY for ATMA B. Team B managed to proceed into the final round for novice category. (YAY!)
For final round, team B competed against BINUS B. The heading used for this round was “Indonesia”. ATMA B was acted as opposition while BINUS B as government. The motion was “THBT the Indonesian Chief of Police (Kapolri) should be directly elected by its members.” After waiting for hours, the announcement for the final round finally began.
Unfortunately, ATMA B lost in the final round. So, ATMA B became the 1st runner up on this competition. Altho they didn’t win, they have put up their best performance for this, so we would like to congratulate them.