December Congress Chambers

Student Congress chamber assignments and seating charts for the December 4 FGCCFL tournament at King High School have been published on Tabroom and below.

Chambers will set their own agendas. For sponsor information, refer to the cover sheet that accompanied the docket. However, legislators are admonished to prepare to debate ALL items on the docket, not just those whose sponsors are in their chamber.

Updated League Documents

The Use of Electronic Devices policy now allows debaters to use their phones for timing, provided they demonstrate to the judge that the phone is silenced and in airplane mode.

The Local Tournament Schedule now starts all rounds of IE (except Extemp) at the same time as corresponding rounds of Debate. A draw time for Round 4 of Extemp has also been specified.

The Student Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 21.11.1.

This update consists principally of technical corrections. The only substantive changes are a leniency in resubmission of legislation and a procedure (ยง 21(d)) by which a rank may be recorded for a PO who is neither ranked by a judge nor specifically excluded from ranking.

December Tournament Invitation

The invitation for the December 4 FGCCFL all events tournament at King High School has been posted on Tabroom and below. Please read the invitation carefully.

Legislation DeadlineThursday, November 29 @ 9:00 p.m. EST
Registration DeadlineMonday, November 29 @ 9:00 p.m. EST
Tournament DaySaturday, December 4 @ 7:30 a.m. EST

(Yes, legislation is due on Thanksgiving Day. Plan accordingly; early submission is encouraged.)

Use of Electronic Devices

The FGCCFL rules for electronic devices have been updated for 2021-2022. Key points:

  1. Judges are permitted to use electronic devices for timing and electronic balloting.
  2. Students are no longer required to have their phones off. However, phones MUST be silenced and put away during rounds.
  3. Internet access (via school network or hotspot) is permitted in LD, PFD, TD, Congress, and Extemp Prep. However, communication with persons outside the round is prohibited and will result in disqualification.