FGCCFL December Tournament

2022 — Lithia, FL/US

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FGCCFL Tournament Invitation

Newsome High School

16550 FishHawk Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547

(813) 740-4600

December 17, 2022

Registration 7:15 – 7:45 AM

Host Coach: Montine Vona-Pergola


(813) 810-4114

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 including training judges. 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). No one may leave campus to pick up lunch and no one may order lunch to be delivered during tournaments. 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. Lunch will be a 6-inch Publix turkey sub, chips, 2 cookies, and a drink. Vegetarian sandwiches are also available. Vegan and gluten free requests can be emailed to the host directly at the address above.

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 head 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 Thursday, December 8, 2022.

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 media center. Students will report to the cafeteria. Judges will report to the media center. Please bring a copy of registration and invoice 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.


From the North via I-75

Take exit 257 to merge onto FL-60 E/E State Road 60 east towards Brandon.
In 4.2 miles, turn right onto Lithia Pinecrest Road.
In 7.3 miles, turn right onto Fish Hawk Blvd.
Turn right into the school parking lot before you pass in front of the school.
Take a left into the teacher’s parking lot.
Additional parking is available in the student parking lot. To get to that, follow the road straight until you are in a large parking lot.

From the South via I-75:

Take exit 250 to merge onto Gibsonton Drive.
In 1.6 miles, continue onto Boyette Road.
In 3.6 miles, continue straight onto Fish Hawk Blvd.
In 4.4 miles, the school is on your right.
After you pass in front of the school, you will turn left into the school parking lot.
Take a left into the teacher’s parking lot.
Additional parking is available in the student parking lot. To get to that, follow the road straight until you are in a large parking lot.