Dutch Debating League

The Dutch Debating League is the internal competition of the Dutch debating societies.

The format in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 is 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 2019-2020, the DDL is held in the second semester and will take on another format, namely that of a cup competition.

Champions

2017-2018: Leiden Debating Union – 55 points
2018-2019: Leiden Debating Union – 60 points

Season 2018-2019

  1. Leiden Debating Union – 60 points
  2. TDV Cicero (Tilburg) – 49 points
  3. Utrecht Debating Society – 43 points
  4. TU Delft Debating Club – 26 points
  5. ASDV Bonaparte (Amsterdam) – 25 points
  6. NSDV Trivium (Nijmegen) – 16 points
  7. Erasmus Debating Society (Rotterdam) – 15 points
  8. ESDA Chronos (Eindhoven) – 14 points
  9. GDS Kalliope (Groningen) – 4 points

The Chief Adjudication team for this season consisted of Marike Breed, Floris Holstege, Simone Landman, Fenna ten Haaf, and Ybo Buruma.

Season 2017-2018

  • Leiden Debating Union – 55 points
  • ASDV Bonaparte (Amsterdam) – 46 points
  • Erasmus Debating Society (Rotterdam) – 45 points
  • Utrecht Debating Society – 42 points
  • NSDV Trivium (Nijmegen) – 38 points
  • GDS Kalliope (Groningen) – 27 points
  • TDV Cicero (Tilburg) – 25 points
  • TU Delft Debating Club – 17 points

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