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Congress Grand Finals

Clarification

The Grand Finals docket has been updated to clarify that items 1-9 are preliminary session items and 10-15 are Super Congress items. No changes have been made to legislation.

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Congress Grand Finals

Docket for Grand Finals

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.

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Grand Finals

Grand Finals Invitation

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.

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Congress

Congress Manual Updated

The FGCCFL Student Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 21.01/Online. This revision includes session and tabulation procedures for Grand Finals.

A significant change from Revision 20.12 is that priority will accrue over all four sessions. The League will provide an online tool (see demo) for Parliamentarians and Presiding Officers to facilitate tracking speaker priority over all four sessions.

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Extemp Grand Finals Online Tournaments

Extemp Topic Areas for Spring 2021

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.)