FGCCFL December Tournament

2021 — Tampa, FL/US

King High School
6815 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
Coach: Jared Morgenstein (727-512-8985)

Events: All NCFL events. PFD and LD will use their respective November/December 2021 resolutions. Policy Debate will use the 2020-2021 national topic.

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

Cost: $20.00 per participating student (includes entry and host/lunch fee) and $10.00 host/lunch fee for each judge. Schools will be invoiced following the tournament, with payment due to Paul Jannereth within 10 days.

Food: Closed campus (FGCCFL rule). Lunches are automatically ordered for students and judges as part of registration. ONE complimentary lunch will be provided to each school for the head coach. Please specify the number of vegetarian meals needed on Tabroom using the "Lunch" tab.

Judging Requirements: One Speech/Congress judge for every five (5) 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. Remember to list conflicts (by student first and last name) in the “Judge Notes” space on Tabroom.

Electronic Ballots: FGCCFL will offer electronic ballots via Tabroom in all events except Congress. All judges must have an active Tabroom account linked to their registration and must provide a connected device (laptop computer or tablet preferred; smartphone acceptable) on Tournament Day. Paper ballots will be available in the event of equipment or network failure.

COVID-19 Protocols: Social distancing of 6 feet is required. While indoors masks must be worn by competitors unless speaking during a round or eating, drinking water does not excuse a student from wearing a mask throughout rounds or in the cafeteria. Masks for adults are optional.

Registration for the Tournament

This tournament’s Tabroom page is <http://fgccfldec.tabroom.com/> (you're already there).

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 or 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. Please have registration confirmed before registering the team on Tabroom.

Title Requirement for IE: Selection titles and authors MUST be provided for all entries in OO, Dec, DP, OI, and Duo. For OI, please enter Prose Title / Poetry Title.

Drops may be made during tournament week but will forfeit the registration and host/lunch fees. Drops may be entered online until Wednesday. All other changes made after the close of registration but before Tournament Day must be reported to Paul Jannereth at <pjannereth@cdspatriots.org>.

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. in the Media Center. Only the team coach or principal approved designee should proceed through the registration line. Coaches should have registration/codes printed from Tabroom. Students should report to the Cafeteria. Judges should report to the Media Center.

Student Congress Requirements

All schools with Student Congress entries must submit at least one satisfactory bill/resolution (B/R) for consideration for the docket. Up to six B/R may be submitted for consideration. 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 8-12 B/R will be published on the Friday evening before Tournament Week. All chambers will use the same docket.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Coaches only may request advance review of their legislation by emailing it to Josh Schneider <josh@fgccfl.net>. Please send the document as an attachment, NOT as a link to cloud storage. Allow 24-48 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 where needed.


Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/E4qSraCTYYauy7ru8

From I-75:

Exit I-75 to I-4 west (exit 261).
Take US 92 (exit 7) and follow signs to Hillsborough Ave.
Follow Hillsborough Ave for 2.4 miles, then turn right onto 56th St.
In 1 mile, turn right onto Sligh Ave, then take the first right into the parking lot.

Parking: Entrance on Sligh Ave just east of 56th St.