Tarheel Forensic League State Championship

2019 — Charlotte, NC/US

JV Congressional Debate

Abbreviation JVCD
Format Congress
Entry Fee $25.00
Overall Entry Limit 46
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:


The preliminary docket will consist of ten pieces of legislation that would be debated in the United States Congress. To ensure neutral legislation that has not been debated locally this year anywhere in the state, the TFL Executive Committee has opted to use legislation written by NSDA.  Legislation will be posted on this page no later than April 1st.


As has become TFL tradition, contestants in the final round of the TFL State Championship Tournament will be members of the North Carolina General Assembly.  Bills and Resolutions will contain issues that would be debated by North Carolina state legislators. Students in finals should be very aware of current issues facing the state of North Carolina.  The four bills for consideration will be posted here no later than one week prior to the tournament.  Please keep checking.  


Once again this year, the TFL will offer the Jackie Foote Award of Congressional Excellence to be voted on by students in the finals chamber. For a complete description of the requirements, click here.  

For complete rules for congress, consult the TFL Tournament Manual.

If you have questions about Congressional Debate at the TFL State Championship, please contact 2018 TFL Clerk of Congress Scott Bennett (bennetp@gcsnc.com) .