The second Season of the Debating League of Europe is over. We expanded our ranking to 9 international tournaments in 2013-2014 and are looking forward to continue that trend in the upcoming season. Before that, we are very happy to congratulate all winners of the Debating League of Europe 2013-14.

Best Open Societies:

1. Belgrade

2. Cambridge

3. Lund

Best ESL Societies:

1. Lund

2. Belgrade

3. Leiden

Best Open Speakers:

1. Ashish Kumar

1. Peer Kluessendorf

3. Helena Ivanov

Best ESL Speakers:

1. Peer Kluessendorf

2. Helena Ivanov

3. Stefan Siridzanski

For the top 20 of each category, please check our Standings.

One Round More

We just updated our standings with the results from Arandjelovac and Berlin. With one more round to go before Euros, many teams and debaters are still head-to-head. We’re looking forward to an exciting finish in Paris next week!

Standings after 6 Tournaments

After 6 of 9 tournaments, we’re seeing quite some movement in the Standings. The Austro-Hungarian debate weekend finished with two Belgrade victories, pushing them to the first place in the Open Team ranking. The speaker tabs are currently led by Peer Klüßendorf but with three tournaments to go has much room for change, as only the three highest rankings per speaker are counted. Next up this weekend: Arandjelovac Open.

Debating League of Europe relaunched

The Debating League of Europe is back!

Covering 9 tournaments in 9 countries, we are finally updating the results for our second season, 2013-2014.

We believe that we are seeing an increasingly cohesive debating scene where debaters from all over Europe regularly meet and mingle. We want to support this development and provide a common framework for keeping track of results of chosen tournaments across Europe. Please read more about our motivations in last year’s announcement and for now, enjoy the results after 4 of 9 tournaments!

Utrecht, Stuttgart win League – Christine Simpson and Daan Welling best speakers

Seven tournaments in seven capitals (that counts Amsterdam as the Dutch one) – and we have a winner of the first season of the Debating League of Europe.

The winners will be honoured at the opening ceremony of Manchester EUDC 2014 with a nice looking certificate.

The best society throughout those seven tournaments in the Open Break was Utrecht. In the ESL Break, Stuttgart could reap the award for the best society. The best speaker over all tournaments in the Open Break isChristine Simpson, and the best speaker for the ESL Break is Daan Welling. Congratulations!

Here are the final tables:

Societies – Open Break
7o7_teams_openSocieties – ESL Break

7o7_teams_eslSpeakers – Open Break


Speakers – ESL Break


Standings after 6 of 7 Tournaments – First Stats

Only a few days are left before the last tournament of the first season of the DLE. Time to take a look at the current standings.
Up to now, 35 societies could score pointa in the Open Break and 31 societies are on my list for the ESL Break.
The number for speaker are much higher. In the Open Break there are 90 different speakers with points next to their names. In the ESL Break it’s 88 – with Dutch and Romanian Speakers leading the pack.

Four societies can still win the league: UCD, Utrecht Belgrade and Sheffield could make it.


In the ESL-Break it is even more thrilling – mathematically, seven societies could still be in for the big win: Leiden, BBU, Belgrade, Bonaparte, Erasmus, Rossevelt and Stuttgart could be the ones.6o7_eslteams





In the speaker tab, nothing has changed to the Open Break – since there were virtually no native speakers in Belgrade (shame!), this categoy skipped one tournament.

In the ESL Speaker-Tab some things have changed. But mathematically, it is impossible for anyone to overtake Daan by now. Congratulations!6o7_eslspeakers