Kalliope Groningen Open

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The Kalliope Groningen Open is one of the youngest debate tournaments in the Netherlands. The tournament is organised annually since 2009 by the Groninger Debating Society Kalliope (GDS). Until 2020 it was also known as the Kalliope Debattoernooi (KDT).

Next edition

Date: Not yet known
Contact information organisation: actto@gdskalliope.nl

Format: British Parliamentary
Language: English
Speech lengths: 7 minutes
Location: not yet known

History

The first edition was organised under the name of “GDS Mini’s”. Until 2020, the Kalliope Groningen Open was a Dutch-language BP tournament organised under the name of Kalliope Debattoernooi (KDT). 2020 was going to be the first time it would be organised in English, but it was canceled due to government regulations during the Corona pandemic. The tournament has traditionally been organised in May, at the same time as the Groninger fair.

Previous editions

YearTeamsChampionsBest speakerTab
201916Josse van Proosdij & David MetzJosse van ProosdijTab
201821Daan Welling & Marike BreedRoel BeckerTab
201724Alex Klein & Henk van ZuilenDaan WellingTab
201121Adriaan Andringa & Arielle DundasDaniël SpringerTab
201020Rob Honig & Stan HellegersRob HonigTab
200920Luciën de Bruin & Jeroen HeunLuciën de BruinTab