CANCELED Invitation: All events @ Lewiston HS

UPDATED 8:30 a.m. 12/16/2016

The Lewiston High School Speech Team is pleased to invite you to an all events tournament on December 17, 2016.

Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. December 14 through

Judge hire request deadline: 11:55 p.m. December 14

Drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. December 16

Any questions, please contact Pat Spilecki, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text:, (cell) 207-240-6679.


Registration must be completed through by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 14.

Entry fees

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


Drops and changes will be accepted until Friday, December 16 at 5:00 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.


  • 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 resolution

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

PF resolution

Resolved: The United States should end Plan Colombia.


Download the docket here.

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 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 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 16. Submit requests to hire judges via by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 14.

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


Students: Light 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 snacks will be provided for coaches and judges.


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

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

Tabulation of awards follows standards adopted by MFA.


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) in the cafeteria


156 East Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Buses should park in the front parking lot near the flag. Enter through the front door, please.

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