Published 6 February 2019

SSHL Debate Society invitation to SSHL Open

The SSHL Debate Society is proud to host a debate competition this spring; the SSHL Open 2019.

The debate tournament will be held 28-29 September and debaters at all levels from across the world are invited to attend and enjoy each others debating skills. We see this as an opportunity for participating teams to interact and engage in critical issues.

SSHL Open will be held in accordance with the World School Debate Format. And this weekend will not only include debates — lectures, skill workshops and evening activities are all a part of the programme!

Do you want to register for SSHL Open 2019?

You are most welcome to register your debating team for SSHL Open this fall! Please fill in the form here: On this page, you also find more information about the competition weekend.

The Chief Adjudicators Panel will comprise three experienced debaters and judges;

Trinn Toimetaja, was the President of the University of Tartu Debate club from 2016 to 2018. Also, she was the DCA of English College Open 2018 and the CA of FINDA Schools Cup 2018.

Milla Huuskonen, who is a highly experienced debater and judge. Her university debating speaker achievements include breaking at the European Universities Debating Championships twice and making the top 10 ESL speakers of Euros in 2018.

Johan Allen who is thrilled to be back at SSHL as a member of the CAP. His final Swedish school tournament as a debater was hosted in Sigtuna. As an adjudicator, Johan was a trainer and finals judge at the 2018 Nordic Debate Academy

We are looking forward to many national and international teams joining us and a weekend filled with fantastic debates!

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