Grand Finals Congress Materials

Student Congress legislation (including Super Congress), chamber assignments, and seating charts for FGCCFL Grand Finals, to be held at St. Petersburg High School on February 25, are now available on Tabroom and below.

Riverview Congress Points

Note to Coaches: Student Congress at the January 28 Riverview tournament was NOT autopointed to NSDA. Coaches will need to manually record these NSDA merit points from the paper ballots. (The usual procedure is to average the two scorers’ points for each speech and round up. A missing speech score is treated as a 6; a missing PO score is treated as a 12.)

Riverview Congress Materials

The Student Congress docket, chamber assignments, and seating charts for the January 28 tournament at Riverview High School have been posted on Tabroom and below.

Please prepare to debate all eight items on the docket, regardless of your assigned chamber!

November Congress Docket

The Student Congress docket and seating charts for the November tournament have been posted on Tabroom and below.

Preparing for the Tournament

Chamber assignments were made randomly, except to ensure that delegations and authors were divided more or less evenly between the chambers. Seating charts were generated by random draw.

The legislation is sorted by the chamber of its author. Chamber A can expect to debate items 201-207 first; Chamber B, items 208-213. Each chamber will set its own calendar using all 13 items, giving preference to items with an author in the chamber and rotating schools so that all delegations have an opportunity to present one B/R before any presents a second. Calendars must be approved before floor debate begins.

You should prepare to debate all 13 items. There is a high likelihood that each chamber will complete its sponsored items and move on to “the other house’s B/R.” DO NOT be caught unprepared when this happens!

Good luck and happy researching!

Congress Legislation Guidance & Examples

When drafting Student Congress legislation, please refer to the guidance below, from the FGCCFL Student Congress Manual. Examples are also provided for your review.

Legislation Templates

Legislation for FGCCFL tournaments should be written using the FGCCFL legislation templates, which may be downloaded from the Congress page. “Using” a template means downloading it, opening it in a word processor (Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs, etc.), and editing the document by typing over the highlighted guide text with your own content. The finished product should then be saved in Microsoft Word format, reviewed for content and style, and uploaded to Tabroom.

Advance Review

Coaches only may have their legislation reviewed by the Congress Coordinator, Josh Schneider, by e-mailing it to him at the address shown in the tournament invitation. (Please be sure that the legislation is attached as a file, not as a Google or OneDrive link.) Please allow 48 hours for a response.