Nijmegen Open

Source

Since 2007, the Nijmegen Student Debating Society Trivium (N.S.D.V. Trivium) has annually organised the Trivium Tournament. In 2019, the name of the tournament was changed to the Nijmegen Open.

Next Edition

Date: December 19, 2020
Contact information organisationinfo@nsdvtrivium.nl

Format: British Parliamentary
Language: English
Speech lengths: 7 minutes

Registration fees: 5€/per debater, judges free

Schedule (CET):
Saturday 19 December:
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Announcements
09:45 – 12:00 Round 1
12:00 – 14:15 Round 2
14:15 – 15:15 Lunch
15:15 – 17:30 Round 3
17:30 – 19:45 Round 4 (closed)
19:45 – 20:15 Dinner
20:15 – 20:30 Break announcement
20:30 – 22:00 Finals
22:00 Virtual social

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3266184223451361

This year the tournament will take place online, through Zoom and Discord.

History

The first edition happened as the “Trivium All-round Debattoernooi”, where the debates were held in three different debate formats (AP, BP, and eloquence). In 2008 and 2009, the tournament was held in AP, where the tournament held the status of Dutch Debating Championships (colloquially called NK from the Dutch Nederlands Kampioenschap) in 2009. In 2010, it was decided that the tournament would be using the BP-style after that. In 2017 and 2018, the WSDC-style was used, where teams consist of 3 debaters who are also judged on their presentation. In 2019, the name was changed to the Nijmegen Open, where the switch was made to the English language. Unfortunately, that edition needed to be cancelled but it was organized again in 2020, held online due to the coronacrisis.

Previous editions

YearTeamsChampionsBest speakerTab
2018?Floris Holstege & Lisa Schallenberg & Devin van den Berg?
201712Roel Becker & Romée Lind & Jeroen Wijnen– Argumentation: Devin van den Berg & Gigi Gil
– Presentation: Devin van den Berg
Tab
201632Alex Klein & Gigi GilGigi GilTab
201028Lars Duursma & Victor VlamSarie MuijsTab
2009 (NK)38Rutger Vos & Salar al-KhafajiJulius LindenberghTab
200832Marina Lacroix & Salar al-KhafajiGijs SchumacherTab
200720Eric Stam & Mark ReijmanEric Stam