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Welcome to the Lafayette OCHOIE Invitational!  We have a lot of big things planned for the weekend and we are sure you'll enjoy your time in Easton, PA!

 The 17th Annual Lafayette College OCHOIE Tournament October 14-15, 2023 – Easton, Pennsylvania

You are invited to the 17th installment of our fall tournament, on Saturday and Sunday October 14-15, 2023.

Our goal is to do more than run a fantastic tournament.... We want to create a memorable experience!

Wellness needs to be front and center. We want our tournament to be about more than the competition. So Lafayette will feature some new (and old) ideas. Starting with...

  • ●  IPDA Debate (instead of LD)

  • ●  All NFA speech events

  • ●  Free lunch to be provided both days

  • ●  A crayon coloring contest with the coveted Crayola plushie award

  • ●  A fully stocked judge’s lounge

  • ●  A relaxed & old school 2 day / 3 round tournament so we can finish a little

    earlier at night, start a little later each morning, and ALL competitors can

    get lots of rounds

  • ●  A made to order omelet bar / breakfast for coaches on Sunday morning

  • ●  Top Novice awards 

  • ●  OBNOXIOUSLY large trophies (including the traveling team belt! Congratulations to James Madison University for winning it last year!)

    The tournament will be in-person and use speechwire.com for registration, tabulation, and e-ballots. Every competitor and judge must have a speechwire.com account at the time of registration that is correctly linked to their school’s account.

    The Entry Deadline is Monday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m., EST. This deadline is a little earlier than usual so we can get a head count for the meals that we will provide. Entries will be able to be adjusted on Speechwire until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Every effort will be made to make this an enjoyable experience for all of those involved. The tournament schedule is built so that at the very least, the tournament will run on time and hopefully run ahead of schedule.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask by e-mailing the tournament director at plackeh@lafayette.edu.


Scott Placke
Director of Forensic Activities, 
Lafayette College



Important tournament rooms

Tab Room - Farinon 211 Seminar
Judges Lounge - Pardee 113
Extemp Prep - Pardee 329

Manager contact information

Scott Placke
Email address: plackeh@lafayette.edu
Phone number:

Mailing address

30 South College Drive
Simon Center, Room G6
Easton, PA 18042

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