CFL Congress 1

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

CFL CONGRESS 1 Legislation

Important Information:
We are using NSDA Campus for competition rooms. You will be in the same chamber both sessions. 

Judges arrive virtually to the CFL Judges Room on Zoom at 10 am to receive instructions & assignments: Here is the link:
Passcode: CFL2122

For students, postings will drop at 10:10 am. After you get your assignment, join your NSDA Campus Room, and begin docket and PO discussions. All competitors should be in their chamber by 10:15 am. Rounds start promptly at 10:20 am. 

Each chamber requires a student Presiding Officer (more may serve/ divide the time). Competition cannot start without a PO. Ask your coach or competitors for guides if further assistance is required. At the end of the second session, students will vote on the most outstanding PO in each chamber. 

Saturday, October 16th Schedule

Registration/ Judges Instructions 10 am - 10:20am

Round 1:  10:20 - 12:20 pm    (take one break)

Lunch:      12:20 to 1:00 pm

Round 2:  1:00 pm to  3:00 pm    (take one break)

Awards ASAP once tabulation is complete.  


We will attempt to hire judges, but we need to know entry numbers ASAP to organize this. You can provide judges (who likely will not be used if your school has more than 6 entries) but if you can, please hire out your obligation from the tournament (assuming your students can afford it). Do not add hire requests if costs present a challenge for your students. This is simply to allow the league to fairly secure qualified/ unaffiliated judges. We will still use about 4 parent judges per session.

We will aim to have chambers of 12-15 students per room. We will use direct cross-examination.

Students finishing in the Top Position of their House Chamber receive a wildcard to the State Qualifier. 

The top two finishers in the Senate will also earn wildcards (assuming we have 11 competitors in the Senate/ 1 wildcard if 8-10 in the Senate/ no Senate if under 8).

Congress 2 Legislation will be due two weeks after Congress 1. Please submit legislation in Word format to See you at the competition!