FGCCFL January Tournament at Riverview
2023 — Sarasota, FL/US
FGCCFL Tournament Invitation
Riverview High School
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Registration 7:15-7:45 AM
Host Coach: Brandon Sikkenga, (941) 551-6042
Events: All NCFL Events. No double entries. No more than SIX entries per event prior to Grand Finals. No more than FOUR entries per event at Grand Finals.
Cost: $25.00 per competitor including host/lunch fee PLUS an additional$10.00 lunch fee for each judge. Fees can be paid via PayPal 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 for lunch, and no one may have lunch 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.
Judging requirements: One (1) judge for every five (5) IE and Congress entries combined; schools with Congress entries must designate at least one "Congress Preferred" judge. One (1) judge for every two (2) LD entries. One (1) judge for every two (2) PFD team entries. LD and PFD judged 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 you are registering 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 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. The registration deadline for this tournament is 9 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Coaches must set up team and judge rosters 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 or any dropped entry on the tournament day including drops after the 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 <email@example.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 AM in the Media Center. 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.
Students will report to the Student Union (cafeteria). Enter through the big iron gate at front of school. In courtyard turn right and the cafeteria will be straight ahead.
Coaches and Judges will report to the Media Center. Enter through the big iron gate at front of school. In courtyard turn right and go straight ahead to stairs in front of Cafeteria. At top of stairs, go right, go in the first door on the left, go to the end of short hallway to Media Center.
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 PM on Thursday, January 19). 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> for review; allow 48 hours for a response. This is NOT a substitute for uploading the legislation to Tabroom.
Riverview High School
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
From the North via I-75:
- Take the Bee Ridge Exit and turn right.
- Turn left on Beneva.
- Continue on Beneva, then turn right on Proctor (2nd stoplight).
- Turn left onto Lords (2nd stoplight).
- School will be on the right. Park in any lot.
From the South via I-75:
- Follow same interstate directions above, but turn left at the Bee Ridge exit.
- OR take US 41 North to Proctor. Turn right to school.