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Bluegrass Swing Forensics Tournament

Dear Colleagues,

The Gateway Community & Technical College Forensics Team and the Transylvania Debate Union cordially invite you to attend the annual Bluegrass Swing Forensics Tournament to be held December 6-7, 2019 at the Gateway campus in Florence, Kentucky. For those of you unfamiliar with the area Florence, Kentucky is only a 20-minute interstate drive south from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

The tournament will feature competition in both NPDA and IPDA debate, the sanctioned AFA events, plus Radio Broadcasting. A detailed schedule is included in the following pages. The Bluegrass Swing will consist of two separate tournaments: The Florence Y’all Classic and the WYRD Y’ALL.

The Florence Y’all Classic hosted by Gateway will contain NPDA, IPDA, and IE events scheduled over both the 6th and 7th. The WYRD Y’ALL hosted by Transylvania will contain only IE events and will be scheduled to run alongside NPDA debate on the 6th. Awards will be presented to all event finalists and the top debate speakers. The top five individuals in quadrathon and the top 3 teams in debate, individual events, and in combined competition will earn sweepstakes awards. We will also recognize the top novice in each event and the top community college in team sweepstakes.

You will find the rest of the details about the Bluegrass Swing included in the next few pages. Entries will be due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. If you have any questions after you have read the invitation, feel free to contact either Randy or Gary by email or phone. Looking forward to hosting you in December 2019!

John “Randy” DeBerry
Associate Professor of Speech / Director of Forensics
859-442-1708
john.deberry@kctcs.edu

Gary Deaton
Director of Forensics
Transylvania University
859-233-8201
gdeaton@transy.org

 

Event Patterns

Pattern A - Radio Broadcasting, Informative, Prose, CA, DI, and Duo

Pattern B - Extemporaneous, Impromptu, ADS, Persuasion, POI, and Poetry. 

This will only be changed if judge pressures require it.

Any four IE Events will qualify a student for the Quadrathon

Hotels

All events will be hosted at the Gateway Boone Campus off Exit 178 (Mt. Zion Rd.) on I-75/71

There are a wide variety of accommodation option close to campus. 

  1. Exit 180
  • Travelodge – (859) 371-0277
  • Ramada Inn – (859) 371-2700
  • Holiday Inn – (859) 980-1700
  • Quality Inn & Suites – (859) 371-9711
  • Knights Inn – (859) 371-9711
  1. Exit 181
    • Best Western – (859) 525-0090
    • Microtel Inn & Suites – (859) 746-8100
  2. Exit 182
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites – (859) 282-8212
    • Courtyard by Marriott – (859) 371-6464
    • Days Inn – (859) 371-4800
    • Baymont Inn & Suites – (859) 371-0081
    • Hyatt Place – (859) 647-1170
    • Hilton – (859) 371-4400
    • Hampton Inn – (859) 283-1600
    • Comfort Inn – (859) 647-2700

Boone Campus Address and Directions

Gateway Community & Technical College - Boone Campus
500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042

Directions:

  1. Take I-71/I-75 North to Exit 178, Mount Zion Road / KY 536
  2. Turn right onto Mount Zion Road / KY 536
  3. Turn left onto Sam Neace Blvd. (second traffic light)
  4. Turn left onto Technology Way (just north of Grainger’s)
  5. Building on the right is the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Building

Entry Fees for Bluegrass Swing

Florence Ya'll Classic

Basic Fees
Individual Events Entries $8 (per entry)
NPDA Entries $60 (per team)
IPDA Entries  $35 (per entry)
Uncovered Entry Fees
Uncovered Individual Events Entries $10 (per entry)
Uncovered NPDA Entries $60 (per team)
Uncovered IPDA Entries $35 (per student)
Drop Fees
Drops on or before Tuesday December 2 FREE
IE’s after the 2nd and before tournament day  $15 (per entry)
IE’s on the day of the tournament  $20 (per entry)
NPDA Teams after the 2nd and before tournament day   $60 (per entry)
NPDA Teams on the day of the tournament    $75 (per entry)
IPDA entries after the 2nd and before tournament day $35 (per entry)
IPDA entries on the day of the tournament $50 (per entry)
Judges (drop and no-show)   $75 (per judge)
Misc.
Student Meal fee (indicate how many vegetarians) $5  (per student)

WYRD Y'all

Basic Fees
Individual Events Entries $8 (per entry)
Uncovered Entry Fees
Uncovered Individual Events Entries $10 (per entry)
Drop Fees
Drops on or before Tuesday December 2 FREE
IE’s after the 2nd and before tournament day  $15 (per entry)
IE’s on the day of the tournament  $20 (per entry)
Judges (drop and no-show)   $75 (per judge)

 

 

Judges

For the Bluegrass Swing: One IE judge will cover 6 IE slots. One NPDA judge will cover 2 NPDA teams. One IPDA judge will cover 2 entries

Payment

Fees will need to be paid with cash or a personal check.  We apologize but we cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Schedule of Events for Friday, December 6, 2019 @ Bluegrass Swing
7:30 a.m.

Registration for both tournaments 
Registration will be in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) 1st floor, common area

8 a.m. Radio Draw, APDA Draw
8:20 a.m. NPDA Round 1 
8:30 a.m. Flight A Round i
9:45 a.m. Extemp Draw, NPDA Draw
10:05 a.m. NPDA Round 2
10:15 a.m. Flight B Round 1
11:15 a.m. Lunch Break
12 p.m. Radio Draw, NPDA Draw
12:20 p.m. NPDA Round 3
12:30 p.m. Flight A Round 2
1:45 p.m. Extemp Draw, NPDA Draw
2:05 p.m. NPDA Round 4
2:15 p.m. Flight B Round 2 
3:30 p.m. Radio Draw, NPDA Draw
3:50 p.m. NPDA Quarterfinals
4 p.m. Flight A Finals
5:15 p.m. Extemp Draw, NPDA Draw
5:35 p.m. NPDA Semifinals
5:45 p.m. Flight B Finals
7 p.m. NPDA Draw
7:20 p.m. NPDA Finals
8:30 p.m. Awards (First Day IEs for WYRD Y'ALL) - CAM 123

 

Schedule of Events for Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ Bluegrass Swing
7:30 a.m. Registration - Florence Y'all Classic IPDA and IE Entries (if not done on Dec. 6)

Registration will be in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), 1st Floor, Common Area
8 a.m. Radio Draw, IPDA Draw
8:30 a.m. IPDA Round 1
8:30 p.m. Flight A Roung 1
9:45 a.m. Extemp Draw, IPDA Draw
10:15 a.m. IPDA Round 2
10:15 a.m. Flight B Round 1
11:15 a.m. Lunch break
12 p.m. Radio Draw, IPDA Draw
12:30 p.m. IPDA Round 3
12:30 p.m. Flight A Round 2
1:45 p.m. Extemp Draw, IPDA Draw
2:15 p.m. IPDA Round 4
2:15 p.m. Flight B Round 2
3:30 p.m. Radio Draw, IPDA Draw
4 p.m. IPDA Quarterfinals
4 p.m. Flight A Finals
5:15 p.m. Extemp Draw, IPDA Draw
5:45 p.m. IPDA Semifinals
5:45 p.m. Flight B Finals
7 p.m. IPDA Draw
7:30 p.m. IPDA Finals
8:30 p.m. Awards (Second Day IEs) CAM 123