Dutch Debating League

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.

On the 14th of June, the eight and last edition of the Dutch Debating League (DDL) was hosted by Cicero in Tilburg. Quite some societies still battled for a position higher up the ranking and in the end, after 8 evenings and 16 debates, this is the final ranking:

1. LDU (55 points)
2. Bonaparte (46 points)
3. EDS (45 points)
4. UDS (42 points)
5. Trivium (38 points)
6. GDS (27 points)
7. Cicero (25 points)
8. Delft (17 points)

Congratulations to the Leiden Debating Union for winning the first edition! In the academic year 2018-2019, the Debatbond will host a new season of DDL.