Tournament Schedule Updated

The 2022-2023 tournament schedule has been updated as follows:

  • The December tournament at Newsome has been rescheduled to 17 December (from 10 December).
  • The League has scheduled an additional all-events tournament on 28 January and is seeking hosts.

Political Cartoons at November Tournament

Round 4 of Extemporaneous Speaking at the November tournament will feature political cartoons instead of ordinary topic tapes. Contestants will draw three cartoons, select one, and then compose and answer their own question based upon the cartoon chosen.

Note that the task is NOT to analyze or react to the cartoon; rather, the cartoon should be used as a springboard for a question that can be answered effectively in seven minutes with 30 minutes of prep.

Good luck!

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!

October Tournament Rescheduled

The FGCCFL All Events tournament originally scheduled for 8 October will now be held 22 October at Patel High School in Tampa. However, no observers will be permitted.

The judge training originally scheduled for 8 October has been CANCELLED. Online judge training resources may be found on this website.

An updated invitation is available on Tabroom and below.

Registrations for the original tournament have been carried over to the new date. Coaches should sign into Tabroom and make any necessary changes by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, 13 October. This is the deadline for registration and for Congress legislation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All participants MUST arrive at Patel BEFORE 7:15 a.m. on Tournament Day. The campus will be LOCKED at 7:15!

Looking forward to seeing you at Patel!