Erasmus Rotterdam Open

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Erasmus Rotterdam Open is one of the largest and oldest tournaments of the Netherlands. It is organised annually in the spring by the Erasmus Debating Society.

Next edition

Date: not known
Contact information organisation: info@debate.nl

Format: British Parliamentary
Language: English
Speech lengths: 7 minutes
Location
Wolfert van Borselen Tweetalig, Rotterdam

History

Since 1997, a tournament called EDS Toernooi was organised by the Erasmus Debating Society, making it the first tournament with the status Dutch Debating Championships (NK). In 1999, the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC) was organised for the first time, also in Rotterdam.

Up to April 2003, the tournament was held annually in the American Parliamentary (AP) debate format. In 2004, EDS decided to organise the English-language Rotterdam Open (RO) in its stead. In May 2005, the EDS Toernooi came back and it received the status of NK. In April 2006, the format of the tournament was changed to British Parliamentary (BP) and it was organised with the name Rotterdam Grand Prix BP. The tournament was once again organised in the BP format in October 2007, this time in cooperation with the Nederlands Debat Instituut with the name Brits Parlementair Debattoernooi 2007. In 2005 and 2007, the international Rotterdam Open also took place.

2014 was the last year in which the BP tournament was organised in Dutch. In 2015, Rotterdam Open was organised in English. In 2016 and 2017, it held the name of Speakers Academy Erasmus Rotterdam Open to refer to its sponsor. After this, the tournament has simply been called Erasmus Rotterdam Open.

In 2020, ERO did not take place due to government measures at the time banning events of more than 100 people, as a way to combat the global coronavirus pandemic.

Previous editions

YearTeamsChampionsBest SpeakerTab
201949Katharina Jansen & Lisa KnodtRoel BeckerTab
201856Marike Breed & Roel BeckerFloris HolstegeTab
201760Melda Eren & Monica FormanMonica FormanTab
201656Rogier Baart & Floris HolstegeMatt HazellTab
201536Evelyn Svingen & Srdjan MileticRogier Baart
201432Johan Lammers & Bas TönissenAlex Klein & Henk van Zuilen
201336Josse van Proosdij & Daniël Schut Micha Beekman Tab
2012 44Rogier Baart & Tomas Beerthuis Tomas Beerthuis Tab
2011 (NK) 56Daniël Springer & Lars Duursma Reinier de Adelhart Toorop Tab
201144Senna Maatoug & Anne ValkeringAdrian de Groot RuizTab
200932Julien Spliet & Sarie MuijsReinier de Adelhart Toorop Tab
200844Salar al-Khafaji & Rutger Vos Fleur PraalTab
2007 (RO)28Rhydian Morgan & Alex Ward Rhydian MorganTab
200732Anne Valkering & Reinier de Adelhart Toorop Leela Koenig Tab
200624Anne Valkering & Julien Spliet Julius Lindenbergh Tab
200520Chris Kolerok & Rose Helens-Hart Alex WardTab
2005 (NK) 38Klaas van Schelven & Jan Hartman Marc Roels Tab
2004?Fraser Campbell & Laura Duban onbekend
200332Beinte Koopmans & Wytze Schouten Jan Rosing
2002 (NK) 16Jan Rosing & Klaas van Schelven Edward van Geuns
2001?Daniël Okma & Karen Kleijn Wytze Schouten
200020Wouter Vermeulen & Karen Kleijn Wouter Vermeulen
1999 (EUDC) 32Michael Birshan & Muireann O’Cinneide Michael Birshan Tab
1999 (NK) 20Alexander Eerdmans & Jeannette Baljeu Alexander Eerdmans
1998 (NK) 28Joris van Oss & Gertjan Christiaanse Antoinette Laan
1997 (NK)10Antoinette Laan & Jock Geselschap Antoinette Laan