CANCELED Invitation: Speech @ Lewiston HS

Updated: January 12, 2018 This tournament has been canceled.

The Lewiston High School Speech Team is pleased to invite you to Lewiston High Speech-only Tournament on January 13, 2018.

Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. January 11 through Tabroom.com.
Judge hire request deadline: 11:55 p.m. Jan 11
Drop deadline: 11:55 p.m. Jan 12 , 2018

Any questions, please contact Pat Spilecki, Tournament Director, by email, phone, or text:pspilecki@lewistonpublicschools.org (Cell)  207- 240-6679.

Registration

Registration must be completed through Tabroom.com by 11:55 p.m. Thursday,January 11, 2018.

Entry Fees

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

This is a pay to play tournament: Entry fees are not capped.

Drops

Drops and changes will be accepted until Friday, January 12 at 11:55 p.m.

Invoices will be prepared after 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.

Events

All Maine State Tournament Speech events

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 freshman and sophomore students only.

Judge Requirements

Help the meet run smoothly and fairly by supplying your required, trained judges, including unaffiliated, in accordance with MFA rules. Encourage all judges to create a Tabroom.com account and link to the school as there will be online balloting.

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.

Provide one judge for every 5 entries. Fractional entries round up (i.e. three LD entries = 2 judges). Third, fifth, and seventh judge must be neutral.

Teams are expected to have judge coverage for ALL rounds of competition. Fines will be assessed for judges departing early unless cleared through Tabulation.

Hiring Judges

Hired judges through Tabroom. Have all your judges finalized by 6:00 p.m.Thursday January 12, 2018.

Submit requests to hire judges via Tabroom.com by 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2018. 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.

Online balloting

While paper ballots will be available, we are encouraging all judges to participate in online balloting through Tabroom.com. To participate, judges must:

To read ballots at the end of the day, students should also have an account linked to your team on Tabroom.com.

Food

Students: Breakfast items, lunch and snacks will be on sale for students in the cafeteria. Students should not leave the school or they may be in danger of forfeiting a round.

Student Lounge is in the multi-purpose room, not the cafeteria.

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

Awards

Sweeps: Top three places

Individual awards for first through third in each category, and honorable mention as determined by Tab.. 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—rounds will be posted as quickly as possible
4:00 Awards (sooner if possible)

Directions

Use Google Maps or Map Quest to get to Lewiston High School, 156 East Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Buses should park in the the front of the school (flagpole entrance), NOT the gym entrance.

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