• Dutch Worlds Is Over: The Results

    Dutch Worlds 2017 is officially over. Part of the Dutch delegation has made its way home again, while the organisation and some volunteers are still working hard. Time for one final look at Dutch Worlds for the Dutchies. The teams that eventually broke were Leiden B and Leiden C in the ESL-category, and Leiden A in the Open-category. Leiden B and C topped the ESL tab, while Leiden A was the first ever Leiden team to make it to the Open break. Unfortunately, Maastricht A did not make the break in the end, just as all other Dutch teams who were already ‘dead’. Break night was a lot of fun, being the best attended social of Dutch Worlds. Although Leiden C missed the Open break by the narrowest margin possible (1 speak) and Leiden B by a Lees Verder

  • Dutch Worlds: To break or not to break?

    The in-rounds of Dutch Worlds are over and the Dutch delegation is anxiously awaiting the results. The teams that were still ‘live’ to break in either the Open-category or the ESL-category are: Leiden A, Leiden B, Leiden C and Maastricht A. Unfortunately, the other teams are no longer able to break. Tonight at 00:00 the results will be announced. For some the start of excessive drinking, for others the start of excitement about the out-rounds to come, for Roel probably both. The last two days were filled with debating, organising and debating politics. Volunteers were, as always, busy with handing out food and drinks, delivering ballots and doing countless other things to ensure a smooth running of the tournament. Some missed the Lees Verder

  • Dutch Worlds Has Started: Day 1

    After an exciting, but tiring, first day, I bring you the first update on the Dutch delegation at Worlds. Starting with a quick recap of what happened today: we woke up at 6:30, ate breakfast and took a shower in Debater Town Kijkduin. We travelled with buses to the Haagse Hoge School, where all the debates would take place. After some briefings and fun announcements led by Senna and Tomas, it was finally debating time. The motions today were: Round 1: This House believes that post-genocidal regimes should destroy all places of extermination (for example, death camps) Round 2: This House would allow members of the armed forces to form labour unions Round 3: This House believes that sports leagues should significantly tax and Lees Verder

Opinie: Schaf de Scholierenregel weer af

De discussie over scholieren en de novicestatus duurt al zolang als de status bestaat. Toen de eerste novicefinale op het NK in 2010 ingevoerd werd wonnen twee scholieren namelijk meteen de Open Finale. Sindsdien moest een balans bewaakt worden tussen twee definities van Novice: debaters die jong of Lees Verder

Promotion: How to get involved at Dutch WUDC!

Dutch WUDC is approaching! How to get involved For the first time in the history of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC), WUDC will be hosted in the Netherlands. Dutch WUDC will take place from the 27th of December 2016 to the 4th of January 2017 in The Hague. It promises to be Lees Verder

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