The invitation for the 2021 Florida Sunshine NSDA District Tournament, to be held online on March 5-6, has been posted. Registration is on Tabroom; the deadline is 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26.
The Student Congress docket for FGCCFL Grand Finals has been posted to Tabroom and is available here.
The docket consists of nine preliminary session items and six Super Congress items. All legislation appears in calendar order, and debate time limits are listed.
Contestants should be ready to debate EVERY ITEM on the docket but should keep in mind that the last items may not be reached without effective use of procedure.
The invitation and other materials for the 2021 FGCCFL Grand Finals, to be held online February 19-20, have been posted to Tabroom and are also available below.
PLEASE READ THE INVITATION CAREFULLY.
Updated instructions for judges at FGCCFL Online Tournaments are now available for download. These instructions pertain to both NSDA Campus and Tabroom electronic ballots.
REMINDER: Judges must ensure that they have the necessary equipment, including camera, Chrome browser (Microsoft Edge is currently 100% compatible), and reliable internet connection.
The topic areas for Extemporaneous Speaking at FGCCFL tournaments in Spring 2021 have been released. These topic areas will be used, one per round, at the January and February tournaments and at Grand Finals. Topic areas may repeat from one tournament to another.
One notable development is the return of the political cartoon round. For the uninitiated, in such a round, contestants are given three political cartoons. They select one of them and then compose and answer their own question based on the cartoon. Contestants and judges alike find this format both challenging and fun. (The similar format using @realDonaldTrump tweets will not be returning, for obvious reasons.)
The tournament schedule, chamber assignments, and legislative calendars for the 2020-2021 NSDA Florida Sunshine District Congressional Debate Tournament, to be held online on January 23, has been posted to Tabroom and is available below. This packet includes information for the Senate, House Chambers 1 & 2, House Final & Consolation Chambers, and Non-Qualifying Chambers 1 & 2.