Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament

2022 — Gainesville, FL/US

Registration & Payment Information

We are excited to announce the opening of our registration, Thursday, September 1, 2022.

This year we will be updating our in-person tournament payment process. We will be opening payments on an early bird schedule as follows:

       To meet the Early Bird Deadline (and receive a $50 discount on registration), payments must be received or confirmed by October 14th.

        We will be accepting Paypal (Finance@FBKDebate.org) , mailed in checks (address below), or square invoices as requested.

       All checks must be verified before October 14th by emailing Finance@FBKDebate.org with a picture of the check or a shipment tracking number.

       If you are paying via Paypal or a Square invoice, email Finance@FBKDebate.org to confirm and so we can invoice you the proper amount

        Checks should be mailed to:

              Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate

              3160 J. Wayne Reitz Union

              Gainesville, FL 32611

All other payments can proceed as normal by bringing a payment method (either by check or credit card) with you Friday, October 28, 2022 upon your arrival in Gainesville.

We have many Gainesville hotels with rooms open to your team’s needs. Those include:


Holiday Inn Express Gainesville I75 (staybridge)

3370 SW 42nd Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32608

3523781301 or email Marcia Teague marciat@tkohotels.com            

45 Rooms


Country Inn & Suites

4015 SW 43rd Street

Gainesville, Florida 32608

352-375-1550 or email Anisha Patel cx_gnfl@countryinnamericas.com    

25 rooms Reserve by september 28th


Hilton Conference Center University of Florida

1714 SW 34th Street

Gainesville, FL 32607

352-384-3412 or Elizabeth Miller emiller@hiltongainesvilleuf.com

50 roomsSept 27th deadline


Springhill Suites

4155 SW 40th Blvd.

Gainesville, FL 32608

Rebecca Lamb 3523768873 rebecca.lamb@scarletthotelgroup.com Book your group rate for Florida Blue Key            

45 rooms - Reserve by September 28th


Residence Inn

3275 SW 40th Boulevard

BRE SSP Property Owner, LLC

Gainesville, FL 32608

Kellie Nice 352-264-0000 Ext: 4905 kellie.nice@marriott.com

25 rooms due by september 26th 2022


Hotel Eleo

1514 SW 14th Street

Gainesville, Florida 32608

Tonya McEwen 3525653710 TMcEwen@pyramidhotelgroup.com




60 rooms



 ●       If you have not paid and have entries advancing to the out rounds, we will not advance those entries until you have cleared any and all financial liabilities you have.

 ●       Any additional entries that are cleared after October 14th will not be eligible for the $50 early bird discount.

Any unreported drops are defined as a drop in the first round of the event. This harms our ability to panel rounds for good competition. Schools with unreported/late drops will be assessed a fee of $50 per drop. Please notify tab immediately if a student falls ill or withdraws from competition during the tourn