The M and M Lake Erie Invitational Tournament

2020 — NSDA Campus, PA/US

You and your team are invited to the M&M Lake Erie Invitational Tournament, hosted online, on Saturday, November 7, 2020


The tournament will offer 4 pre-paired rounds in all events except CX (3 rounds):

Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Interpretation of Prose, Interpretation of Poetry, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Policy (CX) Debate and Student Congress

Double entry is permitted in DI, DUO, IMP, OO, PRO, and POE. NSDA Rules for all events except Prose and Poetry where PHSSL rules will guide. November debate resolutions.


The Tournament will be hosted online using NSDA Campus. All debate events, Student Congress, Extemp, and Impromptu will be held LIVE. All other speech events will be asynchronous, with students submitting their performances.

Please submit a link for asynchronous events for each student competing via the entries page. It is recommended coaches provide a link to an unlisted video hosted on YouTube. Please do so by Thursday, November 5th.


Judge quotas are proportional to the way judges are consumed (literally!). Please provide 1 judge for each 5 (or fraction thereof) IE/Congress entries, 1 judge for every 2 LD, 2 PF and 2 CX entries (or fraction thereof). Consistent with the spirit of the PF event, we may use Speech judges in some PF rounds and vice versa. Unfortunately we have neither hired nor extra judges available. Please do not bring entrants for whom you are unable to provide judges.


We are unable to accept entries after registration deadline Wednesday, November 4th at 5 PM. While drops are uncontrollable, they will certainly confound the pairings and hopefully will not happen.


The entry fee is $10 per student entry. Please make checks payable to McDowell Speech and Debate. Double entered competitors are considered 2 entries.

Registration Fees can be mailed to:

McDowell Intermediate High School
McDowell Speech & Debate
c/o William Caugherty
3320 Caughey Road
Erie, PA  16506


Congress bills should be submitted to Will Caugherty  ( before 6PM Wednesday, November 4th.


On the day of the event: Please use the online check-in system on Tabroom AND send a text to the Google Voice line (412-376-3490) indicating that all competitors and judges are present. 

Registration opens at 7:45am, with an opening ceremony to be livestreamed at 8:30am. Round 1 in events will begin at 9am.



Will Caugherty, McDowell:  814.449.3361

Ryan Maloney, Mercyhurst Prep: 814-572-3252