National Season Opener at the University of Kentucky


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Who? Every returning debater should attend this tournament. This tournament has been designated a TOC Qualifier at the Octofinal level.

When? September 6-9, 2019

Where? University of Kentucky, 140 Patterson Dr, Lexington, KY 40506

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


Will Sjsotrom & Sophie Verska (VPF)
Sydney Vance & Lauryn Walker (VPF)
Victoria Turnier & Ethan Ekpenyong (VPF)
Maggie Nahas & Claire Lauterbach (VPF)
Ian Chung & Ber Erwin (JVPF)
Lianna Homrich & Melissa Valencia (JVPF)

Mr. Jeffrey Miller, 404.514.8002
Mr. Chad Meadows
Ms. Marybeth Ehlbeck
Ms. Morgan Leach

Travel Plans

travel information

Students and coaches will depart via Mini Bus for the University of Kentucky on Friday morning. Meet in front of Centennial at 7:30am.  The tournament runs from Saturday and Sunday.  We anticipate having two mini buses travel, one will leave on Sunday and one will return on Monday for students who reach elimination debates.

hotel information

Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington Keeneland Airport
3050 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513


Saturday, September 7th

8:00am – Round 1
10:15am – Round 2
1:00pm – Round 3
3:45pm – Round 4
6:30pm – Round 5

Sunday September 8th

8:00am – Round 6
11:00am – Triple Octofinals (Round of 64)
1:15pm – Double Octofinals (Round of 32)
4:00pm – Octofinals (Round of 16)
5:45pm – Quarterfinals (Round of 8)
7:15pm – Semifinals (Round of 4)
8:45pm – Finals 

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