Invitation: Speech @ Lewiston

The Lewiston High School Speech Team is pleased to invite you to a Speech only tournament on January 14, 2017.

Registration deadline: 11:55 p.m. January 11 through

Judge hire request deadline: 11:55 p.m. January 11

Drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. January 13

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, Jan 11

Entry fees

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


Drops and changes will be accepted until Friday, January 13 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.


  • Speech: All State Tournament categories

Novice level is for students competing in their first year of high school forensics (i.e. first year competitors).

ODEC for freshman and sophomore competitors only

Varsity level is for competitors with more than one year of experience who wish to try a higher level of competition.

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. six 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 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 13. Submit requests to hire judges via by 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 12.

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.  Entrance through the front door, please.

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