Tarheel Forensic League State Championship
2018 — Southern Pines, NC/US
The preliminary docket will consist of ten pieces of legislation that would be debated in the United States Congress. To ensure neutral legislation that has not been debated locally this year anywhere in the state, the TFL Executive Committee has opted to use legislation written by NSDA. Access this year's preliminary session legislation at this link.
FINAL ROUND LEGISLATION
As has become TFL tradition, contestants in the final round of the TFL State Championship Tournament will be members of the North Carolina General Assembly. Bills and Resolutions will contain issues that would be debated by North Carolina state legislators. Students in finals should be very aware of current issues facing the state of North Carolina.
Here are the links to the three pieces of legislation that will be used in finals. All three pieces will be debated in the three hour session and the order will be determined by random draw of the TFL Committee.
OTHER CONGRESS INFORMATION
Once again this year, the TFL will offer the Jackie Foote Award of Congressional Excellence to be voted on by students in the finals chamber. For a complete description of the requirements, click here.
For complete rules for congress, consult the TFL Tournament Manual.
Opening Assembly for Students and Judges: 10:00 - 10:30
Session One: 10:30 - 1:30
Lunch Recess: 1:30 - 3:00
Session Two: 3:00 - 6:00
Finalists Posted: 6:45 (or ASAP)
Meeting for all Finalists: 7:00 - 7:30
Opening Assembly for Finals Contestants and Judges: 8:00 - 8:30
Finals: 8:30 - 12:00