Updated League Documents

The Use of Electronic Devices policy now allows debaters to use their phones for timing, provided they demonstrate to the judge that the phone is silenced and in airplane mode.

The Local Tournament Schedule now starts all rounds of IE (except Extemp) at the same time as corresponding rounds of Debate. A draw time for Round 4 of Extemp has also been specified.

The Student Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 21.11.1.

This update consists principally of technical corrections. The only substantive changes are a leniency in resubmission of legislation and a procedure (ยง 21(d)) by which a rank may be recorded for a PO who is neither ranked by a judge nor specifically excluded from ranking.

Use of Electronic Devices

The FGCCFL rules for electronic devices have been updated for 2021-2022. Key points:

  1. Judges are permitted to use electronic devices for timing and electronic balloting.
  2. Students are no longer required to have their phones off. However, phones MUST be silenced and put away during rounds.
  3. Internet access (via school network or hotspot) is permitted in LD, PFD, TD, Congress, and Extemp Prep. However, communication with persons outside the round is prohibited and will result in disqualification.