FGCCFL All Events 1 Online
2023 — NSDA Campus, FL/US
FGCCFL Tournament Invitation
NSDA Campus (Online)
Saturday, 23 September 2023
Registration 7:15 – 7:45 AM
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: $15.00 per competitor. 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 beginning of the tournament. Late payments are not accepted.
- One (1) Policy Debate judge for each Policy Debate entry; Policy judges should be prepared to judge LD and PF when they have exhausted their eligible CX rounds.
- One (1) Debate judge for every two (2) entries in any combination of LD and PF; Debate judges will be expected to judge both of these events during the tournament.
- One (1) IE/Congress judge for every five (5) entries in any combination of the other events. Schools with Congress entries MUST designate at least one Congress-preferred judge using the “Qualified Parliamentarian” box. (This does not mean that the judge will be used as a Parliamentarian.)
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, preferably with a hardware keyboard. Google Chrome is required for PCs and Macs; a web browser and the Jitsi Meet app are required for Android and iOS devices.
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 and judges in correct pools. 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 SEP 23 (Online) is Thursday, 14 September.
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 <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.
Only the team Head Coach or Assistant Coach should check-in team via tabroom.com. Coaches must pay online via the website. Schools MUST be registered no later than 7:45 AM. Announcements for students and judges will begin at 8:15 AM. Rounds should begin by 8:45 AM.
CONGRESS RULES: 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.Congress entries will be WAITLISTED until an item of legislation has been approved.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> for review; allow 48 hours for a response. This is NOT a substitute for uploading the legislation to Tabroom.