In 23rd – 28th April 2015, Atma Jaya Debating Club joined the 18th 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.
ADC delegates for this competition were :
ATMA A :
Hiskia Ginting, Bimo Bismakara, and Shannon.
Theodorus Nico (N1)
ATMA B :
Jovita Gianina, Cindy Alamsyah, and Clarisa Sukotjo
Richard Lay (N1)
And this is the story of our fight.
In 24th April, Nico and Richard 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. Throughout this competition, Nico were assigned as Chair in all high school preliminary round, and as panel in varsity preliminary round. This result in Nico breaking 5th N1. As for Richard, he was assigned as panel in all of high school preliminary round, and as trainee in all of varsity preliminary rounds. Sadly, Richard did not break N1 in this competition.
In the first round, Atma A (Opp) went against UB (Gov) and Atma B (Opp) went against Binus B (Gov). Both Atma A and Atma B lost their first round.
The next day in the second round, Atma A (Gov) faced IPB B (Opps) and Atma B (Gov) faced Univ. Sriwijaya (opp). Both Atma A and Atma B won their second round.
In the third round, Atma A (Gov) faced IPB A (Opp) and Atma B (Opp) faced Telkom (Gov). Atma B won their match but unfortunately Atma A did not.
The next day, in the fourth round, Atma A (Gov) met EEC Unila (Opp) and Atma B (Gov) met Sampoerna (Opp). Atma B lost but AtmaA won their match.
The fifth round was a silent round. Atma A (Opp) went against Teknokrat B (Gov) andAtma B (Gov) went against UMN (Opp). Both team win the match this round
The result after five preliminary rounds was that both Atma A and Atma B broke to the elimination rounds, in which Atma A broke 16th and Atma B broke 14th.
In the Octo Final, Atma A (Opp) faced UGM A (Opp) and Atma B (Gov) faced ITB A (Opp). The result of Octo Final was that Atma A and Atma B had to end their journey in Octo Final.
Even though both teams can only fight till Octo Final round, Atma A and Atma B have do their best throughout the competition. We all hope that this tournament will be the beginning towards a greater achievement for Atma Jaya Debating Club.