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Invitation:: Speech @ Lawrence High School

Debate and Speech

The Lawrence High School Speech Team is pleased to invite you to a Speech Only Tournament on November 4, 2017.

Lawrence High School
9 School Street.
Fairfield ME. 04937

Registration deadline: Thursday, November 2 by 8:00pm
Drop deadline: Drops will be accepted until 7:00am Saturday morning. ​Invoices will be prepared at that time. Late add requests are not encouraged as they will be difficult to accommodate at such a late time. Saturday drops at registration will be assessed an additional charge of $10 per entry.

Any questions, please contact Kailey Smith, Tournament Director:

Phone/Text: 617.835.5485
E-mail: [email protected]

Call or text Kailey or 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.

Entry Fees

  • $7.00 per entry (New schools $3.50)
  • Teams (Duo) are two entries ($14)
  • Entry fees will be capped at $150


  • Speech: All Maine State Tournament 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

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.

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, Nov. 3. Submit requests to hire judges via Tabroom.com by Thursday, Nov. 2.

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.

If you have extra judges encourage the judge to register with Tabroom.com and enter themselves into the hire pool.


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


Sweeps: Top three places in Speech

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


  • 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. Coaches or students should reach out to the tournament host to request gender-neutral or ADA accommodations.