Helsinki Open 2021

We’re back and online again in mid-July of this year! Five rounds and break to semis, great judging, and the best debates – Helsinki Online Open will have it all! We look forward to seeing all of you all soon ❤CA team: Matt Caito, Lena Kolle, Chris Mentis

Conveners: Sam Spilsbury, Nina Lampela
When: July 17 – 18th
Where: Discord & Zoom

Team Registration:
Judge Registration:
IA Application:

NOTE: Our Discord is boosted to ensure that you may utilize your webcams even on Discord!The tournament in brief
– British Parliamentary format with 7-minute speeches.
– 5 rounds with a break to Semi-Finals and to Novice Finals.
– 48 teams
– Registration fee: 25€/team
– Judge Registration: Free

Preliminary schedule:All times are in Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) UTC+3. Please consider time zone differences when you sign up. The below schedule is tentative and subject to change.Saturday9.45-10.15 Registration
10.15 Announcements + Round 1
13.30 Lunch Break
14.30 Round 2
17.30 Round 3
20.00 Round 4 (closed)Sunday Schedule
10:30-11:00 Check-in
11:00 Round 5 (closed)
12:45 Lunch Break
13.45 Break announcement
14:00 Semifinals + Novice final
16.00 Final
18.30 Closing announcements

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The event is organised by Aalto Debating Society. Participation in Helsinki Open 2021 is governed by the Helsinki Open Terms and Conditions.