The Groningen Open is one of the youngest debate tournaments in the Netherlands. The tournament is organized annually since 2009 by the Groninger Debating Society Kalliope (GDS). Until 2020 it was also known as the Kalliope Debattoernooi (KDT).
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The first edition was organized under the name of “GDS Mini’s”. Until 2020, the Kalliope Groningen Open was a Dutch-language BP tournament organized under the name of Kalliope Debattoernooi (KDT). 2020 was going to be the first time it would be organized in English, but it was canceled due to government regulations during the Corona pandemic. In 2021, it was organized online for the first time. The tournament has traditionally been organized in May, at the same time as the Groninger fair.
|2021||31||Lucie Slamova & Rhys Steele||Rhys Steele||Tab|
|2019||16||Josse van Proosdij & David Metz||Josse van Proosdij||Tab|
|2018||21||Daan Welling & Marike Breed||Roel Becker||Tab|
|2017||24||Alex Klein & Henk van Zuilen||Daan Welling||Tab|
|2011||21||Adriaan Andringa & Arielle Dundas||Daniël Springer||Tab|
|2010||20||Rob Honig & Stan Hellegers||Rob Honig||Tab|
|2009||20||Luciën de Bruin & Jeroen Heun||Luciën de Bruin||Tab|