FGCCFL January Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, FL/US

FGCCFL Online Tournament
Hosted on Tabroom and NSDA Campus
January 30, 2021

Events: All NCFL events. LD will use the January/February 2021 resolution. PFD will use the February 2021 resolution. Policy Debate will use the 2020-2021 national topic.

Entry Limits: No more than SIX entries per event. No double entries. No mavericks in PFD or Policy. Oratorical Declamation is limited to grades 9 and 10 (NCFL rule).

Cost: $10.00 per participating student. No charge for judges. Schools will be invoiced immediately after the tournament, with payment due to Paul Jannereth in the following week. Payments may be mailed or submitted online via PayPal.

Team Events in Same Room: All Duo teams, and those PFD and Policy teams who choose to compete with both team members in the same room, must have parents’ or guardians’ express permission to do so. Coaches will be required to attest to having obtained this permission by registering these teams in the “In Same Room” category as well as in their regular event.

Judging Requirement: One Speech/Congress judge for every four (4) entries. One LD/PFD judge for every two (2) entries. One Policy judge for each Policy team. COACHES: Do not count yourself in your judge quota as we must be able to use you where needed! Judges should be cross-trained.

Tabroom Account Requirement: All participants (students, judges, and coaches) MUST have an active Tabroom account with a current email address. The “No emails or texts” box in the profile MUST be unchecked to ensure that round postings can be delivered. All participants should ensure that their accounts are active and linked at least 24 hours before the tournament by logging into Tabroom.

Registration for the Tournament

Only the head coach should register for the tournament. Registration will close at 9 PM on the Monday of Tournament Week. Registration WILL NOT be accepted after the deadline by any means other than Tabroom unless directed to do so. Pay attention to your school registration for students in correct events, judges in correct pools, judge conflicts, and IE script information.

Drops may be made online during tournament week but will forfeit the registration fee. All other changes made after the close of registration but before Tournament Day must be reported to Paul Jannereth at <pjannereth@carrollwooddayschool.org>. Please have registration confirmed before registering the team on Tabroom.

NOTE: The Executive Committee will levy additional tournament fees of $25.00 for any dropped entry on Tournament Day ($50.00 for hidden drops), and for any missing judge at call.

Tournament Day Registration (7:30-8:00 a.m.)

The head coach should sign into Tabroom and use the “Mark Onsite” button to check in. Any final changes must be reported at that time in the NSDA Campus room provided. Squad rooms will be open at 7:00 a.m. for coaches to meet with their teams.

Judges should sign into the Judge Pooling room for their event and surname. Students should report to their assigned Round 1 (or Extemp Prep) at the appropriate time.

NOTE: The scheduled is posted on Tabroom. Schools MUST be checked in by 8:00 so that we may begin Judge Call promptly at 8:15, Extemp Draw at 8:20, and Round 1 at 8:30.

Student Congress Requirements

All schools with Student Congress entries must submit at least one (and at most two) satisfactory bills/resolutions (B/R) for consideration for the docket. All Congress entries will be waitlisted until satisfactory legislation from their school has been submitted and confirmed.

How to Submit: Legislation must be written using the templates on the FGCCFL website, saved in Microsoft Word (.docx) format, and uploaded to Tabroom no later than 9:00 p.m. on the Thursday before Tournament Week. The legislation will be reviewed, and a docket of 8 B/R will be published on the Friday evening before Tournament Week.

Advance Review: Coaches only may request advance review of their legislation by emailing it to Josh Schneider <joshschneider@me.com>. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

Presiding Officers: Coaches may designate any or all of their Congress entries as Presiding Officer nominees by editing the entry and marking the appropriate box on Tabroom.

Parliamentarians: Schools with judges who are qualified to serve as parliamentarians should indicate this by checking the “Qualified Parliamentarian” box. Coaches will be assigned as parliamentarians if necessary.