The Falmouth High School Speech and Debate Team is pleased to invite you to a Harvest Hoorah Speech Tournament on November 10, 2018.
Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 7
Judge hire request deadline: 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 7
Judge entry deadline: 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 9
Fees frozen (nonrefundable): 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 9
Drop deadline (nuisance fee applied): 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10
Any questions, please contact Lyndsy Denk, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text: firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-659-3071
Registration must be completed through Tabroom.com by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 7.
- $7.00 per entry (New schools $3.50)
- Duo is two entries ($14)
Entry fees are NOT capped for this tournament.
Coaches can log onto Tabroom to make drops and changes until 8:00 a.m. the day of the tournament, at which time any changes will be assessed a $10 nuisance fee. Late add requests are not encouraged and will be accepted only at the discretion of the tournament host.
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.
All Maine State Tournament Speech categories.
Novice level is for students competing in their first year of high school forensics (i.e. first year competitors). Note that Oratorical Declamation is limited to freshmen and sophomore students only.
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. eight Speech entries = 2 judges).
- Speech: one judge for every 5 entries
- Every third, fifth, seventh judge should be unaffiliated
Judges are expected to be available for ALL rounds of competition. Two half judges (ex. morning and afternoon) is acceptable. Fines will be assessed for judges departing early without a replacement unless cleared through Tabulation.
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 8:00 p.m. the night before the tournament. Submit requests to hire judges via Tabroom.com by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 7.
If you have extra judges, have them enroll in the judge hire exchange or contact the Tournament Director so the judge can be added to the judge hire pool. The host will release any unhired judges by 8:00 p.m. the night before the tournament.
While paper ballots will be available, we are encouraging all judges to participate in online balloting through Tabroom.com. To participate, judges must:
- Have an account on Tabroom.com that is linked to your school’s judge list.
- Bring their own device for indicating their adjudications and comments.
To read ballots at the end of the day, students should also have an account linked to your team on Tabroom.com.
Students: Breakfast items, lunch, and snacks will be on sale for students in the cafeteria. Students should not leave the school during tournament time.
Coach and judges: Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided for coaches and judges.
Sweeps: Top three places in Speech
Individual awards for first through third in each category.
Note that ties in record will be broken first by MFA guidelines. Tabulation of awards follows standards adopted by MFA.
8:00-8:30 Registration (arrive early, please)
8:45 Judges meeting in Judges’ Lounge; Student meeting in Cafeteria
9:00 Rounds begin following briefings
5:00 Awards (sooner if possible)
We aim to make competition accessible and welcoming to all who wish to participate. Tournament participants can find gender-neutral accommodations down the hallway by the gymnasium.
The Falmouth High School Speech and Debate Team encourages individuals to choose the bathroom of their choice. We also embrace a policy of zero tolerance in relation to harassment. For questions or concerns, see Lyndsy Denk or tabulation staff.
Use Google Maps to get to 74 Woodville Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105.
From Falmouth High School to Deering High School
It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel between Falmouth High School to Deering High School. View directions here. We recommend the Allen Avenue route:
Exit FHS by taking a right. At the stop sign, turn left onto Falmouth Rd. At Falls Rd, turn right, then take the next right onto Allen Ave. In approximately 3 miles you’ll run into a light at Forest Ave; take a left. Shortly after joining Forest Ave take a right onto Stevens Ave. Deering High School is a little more than a mile down on your right.
From Deering High School to Falmouth High School
Returning to FHS after competing at DHS, we recommend the Allen Avenue route:
Exit DHS left onto Stevens Ave. Stevens Ave ends at a stop light on Forest Ave; take a left. In 350 ft (through a jumble of lights), bear right onto Allen Ave. Proceed for approximately 3 miles and take a left onto Falls Rd. At the stop signs, turn left onto Falmouth Rd. In approximately a mile, turn right onto Woodville Rd. FHS is about a half mile down on your left.