Blue Ridge Classic

2023 — Asheville, NC/US

T.C. Roberson High School

250 Overlook Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Dear Forensic Colleagues:

On behalf of the TC Roberson Speech and Debate team, it is my pleasure to invite you to the first annual Blue Ridge Classic Speech and Debate tournament to be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at TC Roberson High School in Asheville, NC. All entries will initially be waitlisted. Entries will be admitted off the waitlist as you meet your judge quota. We have no judges available for hire.

We respectfully ask that only coaches register teams for this tournament. For liability purposes, we also require that a school faculty member or an adult approved in writing by the school administration be present with the team and available at all times during the tournament.

Additionally, due to liability issues, we are not able to accept independent entries. Each student must be representing an actual school by name and be registered by an official at that school. Students traveling without a school faculty member must email a letter in advance from their principal giving them permission to do so and listing the school-approved adult who will be in charge.

Please note that we offer both JV and Varsity divisions in debate and congress. JV is defined as anyone in their first two years of competition in ANY speech and debate event. All speech events will be OPEN except for Novice Reading, which is for those in their first year, and Declamation, which is for those in their first two years of experience.

On behalf of our team, our parents, and our coaching staff, we extend to you a warm invitation to attend the first Blue Ridge Classic!

Most sincerely,

Mr. Taylor Sluder, Head Coach