Tournament Reports

ByBestuur Nederlandse Debatbond

[Leiden Open 2020] Social interactions through slightly too small pub rooms

By: Pjotr Koster (NSDV Trivium)

During the weekend of 29th of February and 1st of March, there was a little tournament called Leiden Open 2020. This debating tournament did not only have a strong CA team but also had a crazy good judge pool, which meant that the feedback was excellent. This was of course complemented by great (international) teams ranging from Leiden to the London School of Economics. Trivium was sadly only represented by myself and the powerhouse that is Mara Burgstede.

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ByBestuur Nederlandse Debatbond

The first-ever Eindhoven Open!

Written by: Thomas Nighswonger (T.D.V. Cicero)

Editor’s note: From this tournament report on, we will use a new style where we give a shorter summary of the tournament and then dive deeper into one of the motions at the tournament so that this may be used for training purposes, for example. The writer will propose one argument in favour and one against. We welcome everyone to leave their thoughts on the motion in the comments at the bottom of the page!

On the first weekend of February, the days were finally here: the first-ever Eindhoven Open. We knew the CA team was excellent, we knew the Eindhoven debating society, so we were all really excited for the tournament. And looking back at the tournament now, I think we can all agree that it was a big success and definitely deserves another edition next year.

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ByBestuur Nederlandse Debatbond

Leiden Novice: On the utterly sentimental notion of love

Written by: Shakya Wickramanayake (T.D.V. Cicero)

It was cold early morning when we set off from the Tilburg station to Leiden on the 30th of November. Being our second tournament, we were visibly excited for the Leiden Novice tournament, especially after the Maastricht tournament that took place earlier in the month. The following are a few observations I made as a participant of the tournament.

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ByHoofdredacteur Seventwenty

Cicero Tournament 2019

Author: Noah van Dansik, ASDV Bonaparte

On the twenty-third of November, we were allowed to travel to the distant Brabant again for one of the nicest debating tournaments of the Netherlands: the Cicero tournament! American Parliamentary (AP) tournaments are scarce in the Netherlands, so as Bonapartians we are always very happy if we can show our best side again in Tilburg.

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