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.

Paper Ballots at Grand Finals

The Executive Committee has decided to use paper ballots for all events at FGCCFL Grand Finals. Judges may use electronic devices to time and flow, but all critiques, rankings, and decisions will be submitted in ink on paper. (Coaches and judges: Bring pens!)

An updated invitation has been posted and is also available below, along with other updated documents. Specimen ballots are available below and on the Events, Rules & Ballots page.

Rules for Electronic Devices Updated

The rules governing use of electronic devices at FGCCFL tournaments have been updated.

Phones may no longer be used as timers for students in any events. Students in events allowing laptops/tablets may use a stopwatch or timer app or an actual stopwatch/timer. This includes Presiding Officers in Student Congress.

2023 Grand Finals Invitation

The invitation for the 2023 FGCCFL Grand Finals, to be held at St. Petersburg High School on February 25, has been posted on Tabroom and below.

Please read the invitation carefully. This is our League’s qualifying tournament for NCFL Grand Nationals in May. It differs significantly from our regular tournament invitation.

NOTE: The invitation was updated on February 8 to correct the address of St. Petersburg High School. The address is 2501 Fifth Avenue North. It was updated again on February 13 consistent with the Executive Committee’s decision to use paper ballots exclusively at Grand Finals.

Grand Finals Extemp Topic Areas

The following topic areas (in no particular order) will be used in the preliminary rounds of Extemporaneous Speaking at FGCCFL Grand Finals:

  • US Politics, Domestic & Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Affairs (including US Foreign Policy)
  • US and Global Economy
  • Media, Culture, Science & Technology

The final round, if required, will draw from all of the topic areas above.