Jacobs Open 2014

Datum: Jul 17th, 2014
Category: International, News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere

From the 24th to the 26th October 2014, conveners Khanh Van Le and Beenish Waris from the Jacobs University Bremen Debating Society will host the annual Jacobs Open in Bremen, Germany. Henrik Maedler, whom Chief Adjudicator Niels Schröter called the “007 of debating”, will also be part of the organisation team. Jacobs Open 2014

The tournament features four Chief Adjudicators (CAs) and three Independent Adjudicators. The CA-team consists of the following: Peer Klüßendorf, European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) winner in the category English as a Second Language (ESL); Niels Schröter, EUDC ESL finalist; Cerys Bradley, EUDC semi-finalist; and Bionda Merckens, CA of the Roosevelt Open and the Dutch Nationals. The team will be joined by EUDC ESL champion Emilia Carlqvist, EUDC champion Adam Hawksbee, and Arielle Dundas as Independent Judges. There will be 5 preliminary rounds, semi-finals and a final.

Registration is now officially open until the 15th September and can be completed through an online registration form. Reg fee is 45 Euros for speakers and 35 Euros for adjudicators and includes meals, socials, and crash accommodation if needed.

More information can be found on the event page on facebook or via e-mail under jacobsopen2014 [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Date: 24.10.-26.10.2014
  • Location: Bremen, Germany
  • CAs: Niels Schröter, Peer Klüßendorf, Cerys Bradley, Bionda Merckens
  • Independent Adjudicators: Adam Hawksbee, Arielle Dundas, Emilia Carlqvist
  • Reg fee: 45 Euros debaters, 35 Euros judges


Editor’s note: The date of the tournament has officially been changed and the Jacobs Open 2014 will take place on the 24th to 26th October 2014. All dates in the article have been changed.
This article has been updated on September 14th.

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3 Kommentare zu “Jacobs Open 2014”

  1. Niels (Berlin) says:

    Update: Peer Klüßendorf (Euros ESL Champion, French Debating Champion) is joining the CA team! Two more international CAs will be announced soon – watch this space!

  2. Stefan T (MD) says:

    Will the first round be on Friday?

  3. Niels (Berlin) says:


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