Earlsfort Open

The Literary & Historical Society is proud to announce that the UCD Earlsfort Open Debating Competition will be taking place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2012.

The Chief Adjudicator for the competition will be The wonderful Isa Fischer: 2012 EUDC DCA; 2006 EUDC ESL Winner; 2008 EUDC DCA; 2010 WUDC EFL final judge! (confirmation from a co-CA is also pending)

Our Tabmaster is Harry McEvansoneya: 2011 EUDC tab; UL Open 2012 tab; Trinity IV 2011 tab

Registration will be a steal at only:

€50 beforehand, or €60 on the day, for Irish teams

€40 beforehand, or €50 on the day, for ESL teams

£35 beforehand, or £45 on the day, for UK teams

Reasons to come:

5 rounds of top notch debating (guaranteed), breaking to Semi-Finals.

An opportinty to debate motions set by, and be judged by a Euros DCA only weeks before the Championship.

Guaranteed crash for all international teams (including UK)

All the food and booze you could want.

N-1 rules will apply - guaranteeing us all a strong judging pool and offering an opportunity for your Euros judges to impress a DCA, so everyone wins!

If you would like to register as a Speaking Team, fill in the form linked below:


And if you're planning on attending as a Judge:


More details to follow; hope to see you all there!



Registration (& Ice Cream): 13:00-13:30

Round 1: 13:45-15:45

Round 2: 16.00- 18.00

Dinner: 18:15-19:00

Round 3: 19:00-21:00

Wine Social in the Student Centre: 21:00-22:00

Even More Socialising in the UCD Student Bar: 22:00-03:00


Registration (& Breakfast): 09:00-10:00

Round 4: 10:00-12:00

Round 5: 12:00- 14:00

Lunch: 14:00-15:45

Break: 15:45

Semi-Final: 16:00-18:00

BBQ Dinner: 18:00-19:00

Final: 19:00-21:00

Student Centre Banter: 21:00-22:00

Nightclub Social:22:00-03:00

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at earlsfortopen@literaryandhistorical.com