FGCCFL All Events 3

2023 — Lithia, FL/US

FGCCFL Tournament Invitation

FGCCFL All Events 3

Newsome High School

16550 Fishhawk Blvd

Lithia, FL 33547


Saturday, 4 November 2023

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, except Student Congress. No more than TWELVE entries in Student Congress.

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. Lunch will be Publix Turkey Subs. Vegetarian Subs are also available upon request.

Judging requirements: One (1) judge for every five (5) IE and Congress entries combined; schools with Congress entries must designate at least one Congress Scorer. One (1) judge for every two (2) LD and PFD entries combined; LD and PFD judges must be cross-trained. One (1) judge for each Policy 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: Debate events (LD, PFD, Policy) 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). Paper ballots will be used in IE and Congress and will be available in Debate in the event of an equipment outage.


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 26 October 2023.

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.

Drops may be made online until 9 PM on Monday of tournament week. All other 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 <josh@fgccfl.net>. Schools will forfeit registration fees for all drops made after the close of online registration on the Thursday before tournament week.

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.

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 PayPal 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. Congress entries will be waitlisted until at least one (1) item of legislation from the school has been submitted and 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 <josh@fgccfl.net> for review; allow 48 hours for a response. This is NOT a substitute for uploading the legislation to Tabroom.