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FGCCFL Novice Championship Invitation

The invitation for the 2024 FGCCFL Novice Championship, to be held at Southeast High School in Bradenton on Saturday, April 6, has been posted on Tabroom and below. This is our annual novices-only tournament that allows participants to dress comfortably (but appropriately) in pajama attire.

Materials for 2024 Grand Finals

Extemporaneous Speaking

The following are the topic areas to be used at the 2024 FGCCFL Grand Finals:

  1. US Domestic Policy, Politics, and Elections
  2. Foreign Affairs and US Foreign Policy
  3. Economics & Business / Science & Technology
  4. Political Cartoons
  5. (Finals) Societal Values and Ethical Issues

Student Congress

The FGCCFL Student Congress Manual has been updated with the procedures and rules in effect at Grand Finals.

Tournament Methodology

All procedures to be used for pairing rounds and selecting qualifiers are described in the Tournament Methodology document.

Materials for 2024 Grand Finals

The tournament timetable/schedule, Congress docket, and Congress seating charts for the 2024 FGCCFL Grand Finals are now available on Tabroom and below. We look forward to seeing you at Northeast!

Seating Charts for NSDA Districts

The seating charts for Congressional Debate at the 2024 NSDA Florida Sunshine District Tournament are now available. Please note that there are separate seating charts for each session.

NSDA Congressional Debate Docket

The Congressional Debate docket for the 2024 NSDA Florida Sunshine District Tournament is now available.

2024 Grand Finals Invitation

The invitation for the 2024 FGCCFL Grand Finals, to be held February 23-24, 2024, at Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, is now available on Tabroom and below. Registration opens on January 29 and closes at 9 p.m. on February 15.

Debate (LD, PF, CX) will begin their preliminary rounds on Friday afternoon and continue on Saturday morning, with break rounds on Saturday afternoon. Speech and Congress will run in their entirety on Saturday, including Finals where necessary.

We look forward to seeing you at Grand Finals!

Congress Materials for January

The Congress docket, seating charts, and chamber assignments for FGCCFL All Events 5, to be held January 20 at Robinson High School, have been published on Tabroom and below.

Please note that if drops reduce the number of entries significantly, Congress may be collapsed to a single chamber.

January Tournament Invitation

The invitation for FGCCFL All Events 5, to be held 20 January 2024 at Robinson High School in Tampa, has been posted on Tabroom and below.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This tournament will use Tabroom for electronic ballots in all events. Judges must have a linked Tabroom account and provide a suitable connected device (laptop or tablet). Paper ballots will be available in the event of equipment outage or Wi-Fi failure.

  1. Coaches must ensure their trained and experienced judges at this and future tournaments are well-versed in electronic ballots. Coaches and judges can refer to the electronic balloting guide for more information.
  2. Paper ballots often get more elaborate comments from judges to the competitors than electronic ballots. Our students deserve substantial feedback and constructive critiques from their judges.
  3. Remind judges completing electronic ballots that PROMPTLY submitting and confirming electronic ballots is crucial to the flow of the competition. Additional comments may be added after the initial submission. Coaches should discourage their judges from the time-consuming habit of handwriting comments in-round and then transcribing them later into electronic format.

Judge “Cheat Sheet” for January

The FGCCFL judge “cheat sheet” has been updated with the January 2024 PFD topic and the January/February 2024 LD resolution.

December Tournament Results

FGCCFL is pleased to present the results from the all events tournament held today, 9 December, at the Academy of the Holy Names. Full results will be posted to Tabroom this evening, and awards will be available at a future tournament.

Thanks to the Academy and to Annmarie Collins for hosting; to all our dedicated judges; to our tab staff; to Brian Ginn, Melissa Golden, and Ryan Grau for their work in Extemp Prep; and to Cathy Strate, Kiya Broughton, and Brendan Graves for serving as Parliamentarians.

Congratulations to all our winners! We look forward to seeing you in January.

December Congress Materials

The Student Congress docket and seating charts for FGCCFL All Events 4, to be held 9 December at the Academy of the Holy Names, have been posted on Tabroom and below.

December Invitation

The invitation for FGCCFL All Events 4, to be held 9 December 2023 at Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, has been posted to Tabroom and below. The registration deadline for this tournament is Thursday, 30 November. We hope to see you there!

Congress Materials for November

The Student Congress docket and seating charts for FGCCFL All Events 3, to be held 4 November 2023 at Newsome High School in Lithia, have been posted to Tabroom and are available below.

UPDATE 27 October @ 8:19 PM: H. Res. 305 has been replaced in the docket due to a scrivener’s error. If you downloaded the docket prior to the timestamp of this update, a corrected version of the resolution can be downloaded separately below the full docket.

Policy Debate Judge “Cheat Sheet”

FGCCFL has prepared a judge “cheat sheet” for Policy Debate. This is a work in progress and may be updated over the course of the year, although the topic will not change.