Tournament invitations for the remaining local tournaments of the FGCCFL seasons have been posted to Tabroom and are available here.
We will offer Program Oral Interpretation and Informative Speaking at these tournaments to help students prepare for the NSDA District Tournament in March.
However, competing in POI and INF does not count toward Grand Finals eligibility. (UPDATE: POI and INF will count toward Grand Finals eligibility.)
REMEMBER: To be eligible for Grand Finals, each school must participate in at least TWO FGCCFL tournaments during the season, and each student must compete in all rounds of at least ONE FGCCFL tournament.
Updated NCFL bylaws and a summary of changes are now available. The rule changes (in Dec, Duo, and PFD) took effect in November.
The FGCCFL judge “cheat sheet” has been updated to incorporate current debate resolutions and rules.
Due to illness, Lakewood Ranch is unable to host the All Events tournament scheduled for September 28. We wish Elizabeth Hartley a speedy recovery.
The tournament has been MOVED to Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg on the same date. Sincere thanks to Billy Butcher and Dixie Hollins for stepping in at very short notice.
As we look forward to the start of a new forensics season, please note the following:
- Membership forms and instructions for 2019-2020 are may be found on the Membership page. All forms and fees are due no later than September 28 (the first FGCCFL tournament).
- The fall open Congress tournament and FGCCFL coaches’ meeting will be held at Hillsborough High School on September 7; an invitation is forthcoming. Any items for the coaches’ meeting should be emailed to Dr. Terri St. John by August 30.
- Coaches and students can find an updated FGCCFL Student Congress Manual, updated legislation templates, and the Fall 2019 supplemental docket on the new Congress page.