• Commentary on Dutch Debating League #1: TUDDC

    By Daan Spackler   Good evening dear debaters. Last Tuesday was the kick-off of the Dutch Debating League (DDL). For those who are not familiar with the DDL, eight institutions send two delegates to represent themselves and debate the other institutions. Every society hosts one night, which means there are eight nights. The debates will be held in the British Parliamentary format. When a team wins, it gets 4 points, second means 3 points, third means 2 points, fourth means 1 point, not showing up gives you 0 points. The first night was in Delft. When I walked in, I noticed that the atmosphere was a little competitive, but still very nice. I interviewed some people to get to know their opinions and expectations. Leiden (Gigi Lees Verder

  • Preview of Dutch Debating League #1 – Delft!

    Geschreven door: Jos Buijvoets The first matchday of the Dutch Debating League will take place today! In this preview you’ll find all the predictions, statistics and analysis you need to get warmed up for this exciting day! Participating on behalf of the societies will be: Utrecht: Florine Rombach & Pieter van der Veere Cicero: Lotte Claassen & Jos Buijvoets Bonaparte: Zeno Glastra van Loon & Lana Moss Delft: Fons van der Beek & Tanya Srivastava Groningen: Joris Graff & Bjorn Bleumink Erasmus: Jelle van Eijk & Joeri Willems Trivium: Simone Landman & Ellen Goltstein Leiden: Roel Becker & Gigi Gil With close to perfect gender balance, these teams represent the best the Dutch debating scene has Lees Verder

  • 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

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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