Invitation: Edward Little All Events Tournament

The Edward Little High School Speech and Debate Team is pleased to invite you to an all events tournament on November 12, 2016.

Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. November 9 through Tabroom.com.
Judge hire request deadline: 6:00 p.m. November 9
Drop deadline: 6:00 p.m. November 11

Any questions, please contact Heidi McCurdy, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text: hmccurdy@auburnschl.edu, (m) 207-514-4872, (h) 207-782-4397.

Registration

Registration must be completed through Tabroom.com by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 9.

Entry Fees

  • $7.00 per entry (New schools $3.50)
  • Teams (Duo and PF) are two entries ($14)

Entry fees will be capped at $140 per event or $210 per school entering multiple events.

Drops

Drops and changes will be accepted until Friday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. Invoices will be prepared at that time. Late add requests are not encouraged and will be accepted only at the discretion of the tournament host. Saturday drops at registration will be assessed an additional charge of $10 per entry.

Call or text the MFA hotline (207-370-4632) Saturday morning once you are en route to the tournament to confirm your team and judge attendance. Drops communicated prior to arrival will be waived the $10 penalty.

Events

  • LD: 3 levels, if numbers allow
  • PF: 2 levels, if numbers allow
  • Congressional Debate: Senate and House, as needed
  • Speech: All State Tournament categories

Novice level is for students competing in their first year of high school forensics (i.e. first year competitors).

JV level is primarily for second-year competitors, but also first year competitors who have enjoyed success.

Varsity level is for competitors with more than one year of experience who wish to try a higher level of competition.

Debate Topics

LD Nov/Dec resolution

Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

PF Nov resolution

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.

Congress

The docket will be posted no later than one week prior to the tournament.

Judge Requirements

Help the meet run smoothly and fairly by supplying your required, trained judges, including unaffiliated, in accordance with MFA rules.

Note judge conflicts or shadow needs in your judge registration on Tabroom.com. Email the tournament host for any complex judge situations. Remember a parent cannot judge the category in which their child is competing.

Fractional entries round up (i.e. three LD entries = 2 judges). Third, fifth, and seventh judge must be neutral for Speech, LD, PF.

  • LD: one judge for every 2 LD entries
  • PF: one judge for every 2 teams
  • Speech or Congressional Debate: one judge for every 5 entries

Judges are expected to be available for ALL rounds of competition. Fines will be assessed for judges departing early unless cleared through Tabulation.

Hiring Judges

There will be a limited number of extra judges available for hire. Fees for purchasing judges will be $60 per judge.

Have all your judges finalized by 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 11. Submit requests to hire judges via Tabroom.com by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9.

If you have extra judges, contact the Tournament Director so the judge can be added to the judge hire pool.

If you have extra judges:

  1. Contact the Tournament Director so the judge can be added to the judge hire pool.

OR

  1. Encourage the judge to register with Tabroom.com and enter themselves into the hire pool.

Food

Students: Breakfast items, lunch and snacks will be on sale for students in the cafeteria. Students should not leave the school.

Coach and judges: Complimentary breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided for coaches and judges.

Awards

Sweeps: Top three places each for Speech, Debate, and Congress

Individual awards for first through fifth in each category, and honorable mention as determined by Tab.

Note that ties in record will be broken first by MFA guidelines.

Tabulation of awards follows standards adopted by MFA.

Schedule

8:15-8:30 Registration (arrive early, please)
8:40 Judges meeting in Judges’ Lounge; Student meeting in Cafeteria
9:00 Rounds begin following briefings
5:00 Awards (sooner if possible)

Directions

77 Harris Street, Auburn, ME 04210

Buses should park in the lower lot by the soccer field.

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