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22 August 2007

Leiden Open 2007

Hello everybody,

The Leiden University Debating Society 'De Leidsche Beck' is proud to announce the Leiden Open 2007.

This BP-debating competition will be held on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2007 at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. The competition will consist of 5 preliminary rounds (2 on Friday evening, 3 on Saturday), breaking to semi-finals. Our CA Alex Ward and DCA Leela Koenig will reside over a very experienced judging pool. Teamcap is set at 40 teams.

We plan to bring some of the best debaters from the continental and the Irish/English circuit together in Leiden. The city is located near Amsterdam Airport, a hub for lowcost carriers all over Europe. Crash will be provided to all international participants. Crash accomodation for Thursday and Sunday is available on a first come, first served basis for those of you who want to stay a bit longer.

Registration is open now and the participation fee will be 50 euros per team, and 15 euro per judge. Composite teams are allowed and even encouraged, but it would be very much appreciated if societies will send (good) judges along.

The Leiden Open 2007 will have great debating and good parties in one of the prettiest cities of Holland, and it provides an excellent opportunity for both established and new debaters to come to The Netherlands and experience just how much fun international debating tournaments can be.
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Hope to see you in October,

Adriaan Andringa (Convenor)

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