The Dutch Debating League is the internal competition of the Dutch debating societies.
The format in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 was as follows: 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.
In 2020-2021, the DDL was held in the second semester and took on another format, namely that of a cup competition.
The 2021-2022 will see some revised regulations. They can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ddl20212022
2020-2021: Erasmus Debating Society
2018-2019: Leiden Debating Union – 60 points
2017-2018: Leiden Debating Union – 55 points
The Chief Adjudication team for this season consisted of Marike Breed, Floris Holstege, Simone Landman, Fenna ten Haaf, and Ybo Buruma.