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Invitation: Harvest Hoorah Speech @ Falmouth High School

Debate and Speech

The Falmouth High School Speech and Debate Team is pleased to invite you to a Harvest Hoorah Speech Tournament on November 18, 2017.

Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 15
Judge hire request deadline: 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 15
Judge entry deadline: 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 17
Fees frozen (nonrefundable): 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 17
Drop deadline (nuisance fee applied): 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18

Any questions, please contact Lyndsy Denk, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text: [email protected], 207-659-3071


Registration must be completed through Tabroom.com by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 15.

Entry Fees

  • $7.00 per entry (New schools $3.50)
  • Duo is two entries ($14)

Entry fees are NOT capped for this tournament.


Drops and changes will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18. 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.


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.

Judge Requirements

Encourage all judges to create a Tabroom.com account and link to your school as there will be online balloting. The option for paper balloting will be available.

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). Third, fifth, and seventh judge must be neutral.

  • Speech: 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 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 17. Submit requests to hire judges via Tabroom.com by 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15.

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., Friday, November 17.


Students: Snacks and lunch will be on sale for students in the cafeteria. Students should not leave the school during tournament time.

Coach and judges: Complimentary light 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 near the gymnasium.

Coaches, judges, or students should reach out to the tournament director to request gender-neutral or ADA accommodations.


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.