The Dutch Debating League is the internal competition of the Dutch debating societies. During the year, every society hosts one evening. During that evening, a total of 4 rounds will take place in which all societies participate twice. A team can score points for its society by participating in these debates. The winner of the debate scores 4 points, the 2nd team gets 3 points, the team ranking 3rd receives 2 points and the 4th team will get 1 point. If a society is unable to participate at an evening, it won’t receive any points.
The first edition of the DDL was won by the Leiden Debating Union.
For the upcoming season, the schedule will look as follows:
8 November – Leiden
20 December – Delft
24 January – Tilburg
12 February – Nijmegen
18 March – Rotterdam
24 April – Utrecht
May – Groningen (Friday before KDT)
11 June- Amsterdam
The Chief Adjudication team for this season will consist of Emma Lucas, Marike Breed, Floris Holstege, Simone Landman, Fenna ten Haaf en Ybo Buruma.
After 1 night, the current ranking is as follows:
(If teams have an equal amount of team points, the ranking is done on speaker points)