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Invitation: All Events Holiday Food Drive Tournament @ Maranacook Community High School

Debate and Speech

The Maranacook Community High School Speech and Debate Team is pleased to invite you to an ALL Events Tournament (Speech, Debate and Congressional Debate) on November 15, 2014.

If your team brings bags of canned goods, you will receive a discount of $10 on your registration fees.

Registration deadline: 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13 via Tabroom.com.

Any questions, please contact Amy Trunnell, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text: [email protected], (c) 207-685-9202, (h) 207-685-3266


Registration must be completed through Tabroom.com by 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13.


Drops and changes will be accepted until Friday November 14 at 5:00 p.m. Invoices will be prepared at that time. No late adds will be accepted. Saturday drops at registration will be assessed an additional charge of $10.

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.


  • $7.00 per entry (New schools $3.50)
  • Teams (Duo and PF) are two entries ($14)
  • Ensemble is $21 (max)

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


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

Debate Topics

LD November/December resolution

Resolved: The “right to be forgotten” from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.

PF November resolution

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.


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

Judge Requirements

Note judge conflicts in your judge registration. 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 TAB.

Purchasing Judges

Fees for purchasing judges will be $60 per judge. There will be a limited number of extra judges available and you must clear your request by Thursday, November 13 by requesting a Hired Judge in Tabroom. Please help the meet run smoothly and fairly by supplying your required judges, including unaffiliated in accordance with MFA rules, and by providing them with training in the category they are committed to.


Please try to have judges bring some sort of timer/stopwatch. There are very few timers available for those who need them.


Breakfast items, lunch and snacks will be on sale for students in the cafeteria. If students do not want to purchase food, they should bring lunch and snacks. Students should not leave the school.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for coaches and judges.


Sweeps for Speech and Debate (LD, PF and Congressional): Top three places

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

Note that debate ties in record will be broken first by head to head, then strength of competition, and finally by speaker points.

Tabulation of awards follows standards adopted by MFA.


8:15-8:30 Registration (arrive early, please)
8:40 Judges meeting in Judges’ Lounge
8:45 Student meeting in Cafeteria
9:00 Rounds will begin following briefings (four rounds)
4:30 Awards

Student Lounge: Cafeteria. Students are asked to remain in the cafeteria when not in rounds.

Judges Lounge: Living Center Room. Look for signs to Judge’s Lounge.

Tabulation Room: Library


Maranacook Community High School, 2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355

We are located approximately 1.25 hours from Portland, 0.75 hour from Lewiston, and 1.5 hours from Bangor. Please plan accordingly to arrive on time.

We look forward to having you all at our school.

Amy Trunnell, Coach