FGCCFL November Tournament

2022 — Bradenton, FL/US

FGCCFL Tournament Invitation


Southeast High School

1200 37th Avenue East

Bradenton, Fl. 34208

(941) 741-3366 ext. 36273

November 12, 2022

Registration 7:15 – 7:45 AM

Host Coach: Cathy Strate  (941) 704-7677


Events: All NCFL Events. No double entries. No more than SIX entries per event prior to Grand Finals. No more than 12 entries in Congress until January.

Cost: $25.00 per competitor including host/lunch fee PLUS an additional $10.00 lunch fee for each judge. Fees can be paid via Pay Pal on the league website, checks (made out to FGCCFL) for the full amount, or cash.  All fees must be paid in full by the fourth round of the tournament. Late payments are no longer accepted.

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. Coaches must order all vegetarian lunches on Tabroom. Our culinary club will be serving penne pasta with alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, salad, garlic bread, a cookie and sweet and unsweetened tea.

Judging requirements: One (1) judge for every five IE and Congress entries combined; schools with Congress entries must designate at least one “Congress Preferred” judge. One (1) judge for every two LD entries. One (1) judge for every two PFD team entries. LD and PFD Judges will be placed in one debate pool and must be cross-trained. One (1) judge for each TD team entry. COACHES: Do not count yourself in your judge quota as we must be able to use you where needed! All coaches should be prepared to serve as Parliamentarian, supervise Extemp Prep, or judge if needed fourth round. Judges should be cross-trained. Remember to list conflicts (by STUDENT FULL NAME) in the “Judge Notes” space on Tabroom.

Electronic balloting: All events at this tournament will use Tabroom for electronic ballots. Judges must have a linked Tabroom account and provide a suitable connected device (laptop or tablet preferred). Paper ballots will be available in the event of an equipment outage.


Registration for the tournament:

Be sure to register for the correct tournament. Registration must be submitted online by the school’s coach only. Registration will not be accepted once registration is closed or by any other means other than Tabroom unless directed to do so. Pay attention to your school registration for students, judges in correct pools, and total lunch orders. Tabroom registration will close at 9 PM on the Thursday prior to the tournament week. Please have registration confirmed before registering the team on Tabroom. Registration deadline for this tournament is November 3rd.

Coaches must have set up team and judge rosters on Tabroom prior to attempting to register. All students and judges must set up their own individual Tabroom accounts.

TITLE REQUIREMENT FOR IE: Selection titles, authors, and publication information (where applicable) must be specified for all entries in OO, Dec, DP, OI, and Duo. For OI, please list the two program titles (separated by a slash) in the Title field, then list all included works in the Bibliography field.

Please note: The Executive Committee will levy additional tournament fees of $25.00 for any dropped entry on the tournament day including drops after start of first round, and for each registered, but missing judge. All changes made after the close of registration, but before tournament day must be reported to Jym Froelich at James.Froelich@sarasotacountyschools.net, and Josh Schneider at joshschneider@me.com Schools will forfeit registration fees for all drops made after the close of online registration on the Thursday before tournament week..


Tournament Day Registration:  7:15 – 7:45.

Only the team Head Coach or Assistant Coach should proceed through the registration line. Coaches should have invoice and registration forms printed from Tabroom and correct fees in check/large bills or paid online via the website.

Head Coaches or Assistant Coaches should register in the media center. Students will report to the cafeteria Judges will report to the media center. Please bring a copy of registration from Tabroom, check made out to FGCCFL or cash, or Pay Pal receipt from the league website.

Schools MUST be registered no later than 7:45 AM.  Announcements for students and judges will begin at 8:00 AM.  Rounds should begin by 8:30 AM



Every school entering Student Congress MUST provide at least one (1) piece of satisfactory legislation. Schools may submit up to six (6) items, but no student may sponsor more than one (1) item.

All legislation must be written using the templates on the FGCCFL website and uploaded to Tabroom by the registration deadline (9:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to tournament week). Late, frivolous, stale, or unsatisfactory legislation will not be considered. The legislative docket and chamber assignments will be published on Friday evening.

Coaches may email legislation to Josh Schneider <joshschneider@me.com> for review; allow 48 hours for a response. This is NOT a substitute for uploading the legislation to Tabroom.



Park in front of the cafeteria

Directions from North: Take I-75 north towards Naples, merge into 275 exit 228 towards St. Pete, take exit US 41 exit 2 towards Palmetto, keep left, turn left onto 41 N. Stay straight to go onto US 301, turn right on 15th Street East, turn right on 37th Av. East. Drive to the end of 37th Av. East and pull in the last driveway into the school, turn right, drive a few hundred feet, cafeteria is on the right.

Directions from the South: Take I-75 north and exit State Road 70 West exit 217B, turn right on 15th Street East, left on 37th Avenue E. Drive to the end of the road until the last driveway into the school, turn right, drive a few hundred feet, cafeteria is on the right.