Blue Key Invitational at the University of Florida



Who? Every returning debater should attend this tournament. First year debaters wishing to travel to their first national tournament should also consider this tournament. This tournament has been designated a TOC Qualifier at the Octofinal level.

When? November 1-3, 2019 (Round Robin entry & coach will leave October 30th)

Where? University of Florida, 686 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

How much? $150 (covers extended stay at hotel and transportation costs)


Sophie Verska & Will Sjostrom (VPF & RR)
Sydney Vance & Claire Lauterbach (VPF)
Maggie Nahas & Victoria Turnier (VPF)
Anthony Ovadje & Lauryn Walker (VPF)
Ian Chung & Lianna Homrich (VPF)

Mr. Jeffrey Miller, 404.514.8002
Ms. Marybeth Ehlbeck
Ms. Abby Ronson
Ms. Helen Vance (Friday only)

Travel Plans


The RR entry and coaches will leave for University of Florida on Wednesday morning.  The rest of the team will depart on Friday morning via Mini Bus with Ms. Vance for the University of Florida. Meet in front of Centennial at 7:00am.  The tournament runs from Friday evening to Sunday.  We will return upon elimination. When registration closes, we will buy airfare and post the details on this page.


TownePlace Suites Gainesville Northwest
7451 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605


Friday, November 1st
7:00am - Bus # 2 Leaves Marist
4:00pm – Round 1
7:30pm – Round 2

Thursday, October 31st
9:00am – RR Round 1
10:30am – RR Round 2
1:15pm – RR Round 3
2:30pm – RR Round 4
4:15pm – RR Round 5
5:45pm – RR Finals

Saturday, November 2nd
8:00am – Round 3
11:00am – Round 4
2:00pm – Round 5
5:00pm – Round 6
8:00pm – Triples

Sunday, November 3rd
8:00am – Doubles
10:30am – Octos
12:00pm – Quarters
1:00pm – Semis
2:30pm – Finals

Follow the tournament live on their Tabroom page or follow the team’s updates via our twitter @maristdebate by texting 40404 “follow @maristdebate”.