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.)
February Judge “Cheat Sheet”
The FGCCFL Judge “Cheat Sheet” has been updated with the February 2023 Public Forum Debate topic.
Please see the document below for detailed directions and school information for the January 28 tournament at Riverview High School.
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.
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!
Congress Manual Updated
The FGCCFL Student Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 23.01 to reflect the structure of the 2023 FGCCFL Grand Finals. There are no substantive changes to the rules of the event.
Pine View Congress Materials
The legislation, chamber assignments, and seating charts for the January 21 tournament at Pine View School have been posted on Tabroom and below.
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.
Judge “Cheat Sheet” for January 2023
The FGCCFL Judge “Cheat Sheet” has been updated with the January 2023 PFD topic and the January/February 2023 LD topic.
January Tournament Invitations
The tournament invitations for the FGCCFL tournaments to be held January 21 at Pine View School and January 28 at Riverview High School have been posted on Tabroom (Pine View) (Riverview) and below.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2023!
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