Florence Ya'll Classic Tournament | GCTC

Florence Ya'll Classic Tournament

Dear Colleagues,

The Gateway Community & Technical College Forensics Team cordially invite you to attend the annual Florence Y’all Classic Speech and Debate Tournament to be held March 1-2, 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 NPDA debate (both novice and open if entries allow), the standard IE events plus radio broadcasting.  NPDA will have four preliminary rounds of debate with IE’s having two preliminary rounds.  A detailed schedule is included in the following pages.

The Florence Y’all Classic will allow students to enter a full slate of individual events in addition to parliamentary debate. Awards will be presented to all event finalists and the top debate speakers. The top five individuals in quadrathon and the top three 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 Tri-State Invitational included in the next few pages. Entries will be due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 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 call at (859) 442-1708 or email at john.deberry@kctcs.edu .

Looking forward to hosting you in March 2019!

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

 

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)

For the Bank of Kentucky Classroom and Training Center, turn left and park at the south end of the building. For the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, go straight and park in the lots at the north side of the building.

Entry Fees

Basic Fees
Individual Events Entries $8 (per entry)
NPDA Entries $50 (per team)

 

Uncovered Entry Fees
Uncovered Individual Events Entries $12 (per entry)
Uncovered NPDA Entries $50 (per team)

 

Drop Fees
Drops on or before Tuesday February 28  FREE
IE’s after the 28th and before tournament day  $15 (per entry)
IE’s on the day of the tournament  $20 (per entry)
NPDA Teams after the 28th and before tournament day   $60 (per entry)
NPDA Teams on the day of the tournament    $75.00 (per entry)
Judges (drop and no-show)   $75 (per judge)

 

Misc.
Student Meal fee (indicate how many vegetarians) $5  (per student)

 

Judges

One IE judge will cover 6 IE slots.  One NPDA judge will cover 2 NPDA teams

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, March 1, 2019 @ Florence Y’all Classic
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration: Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), 1st Floor, Common Area
12:30 p.m. Brief Orientation Meeting – CAM B123
12:45 p.m. ROUND 1 NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
1 - 2 p.m. Round 1 Debate
2 p.m. ROUND 2 NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Round 2 Debate
3:15 p.m. ROUND 3 NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Round 3 Debate
4:30 p.m. ROUND 4 NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Round 4 Debate
6 p.m. QUARTER FINALS NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Quarter Finals Debate
7:30 p.m. SEMI FINALS NPDA DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – CAM B123
7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Semi Finals NPDA Debate 

 

 

Schedule of Events for Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ Florence Y’all Classic
7:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast – CAM Common Area
8 a.m. FINAL DEBATE TOPIC RELEASE – (TBD)
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Debate Finals
9 - 9:30 a.m. Radio Draw (TBD)
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Round 1 Flight A
10:30 - 11 a.m. Radio Draw (TBD)
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Round 2 Flight A
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch available in CAM Common Area
12:30 - 1 p.m. Extemp Draw (TBD)
1 - 2:15 p.m. Round 1 Flight B
2 - 2:30 p.m. Extemp Draw (TBD)
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Round 2 Flight B
3:45 p.m. Radio Draw (TBD)
4 - 5:15 p.m. Finals of A
5:15 p.m. Extemp Draw (TBD)
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Finals of B
7:30 or ASAP Awards Ceremony: CAM 123

 

Please Note that Gateway Massage Therapy Students will be offering $5.00 chair messages for attendees on Saturday.  This is a 50% discount from their normal price; please take advantage of this great opportunity to relax between events.