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This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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Dear Coaches,
We are excited to invite you to the First tournament of the North Florida Catholic Forensic League 2021-2022 season.  This tournament will be held ONLINE, on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, using Speechwire and NSDA Campus (and Zoom for Duo). Verification of LIVE entries on the day of the tournament will begin at 8 am and close at 9 am. Registration for NFCFL #1 will close on Wednesday, Sept. 8th at 4:30 PM.  You have till that time to make any drops/changes without penalty. 
HEAD COACHES on the day of the tournament will be asked to verify their entries by marking themselves "present" at the tournament on Speechwire by 9 AM; meaning that all their competitors and judges have checked in with them. The Squad Room, Judges Lounge, Help Room, and Extemp Prep Room will be accessible on Speechwire.  All event round rooms will be made available when the round pushes.
ALL participants, competitors, and judges must have Speechwire accounts and be Linked. NEW competitors & Judges will receive an email with a password to be able to link their account and, for judges, to access E-Ballots. PLEASE VERIFY THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS & JUDGES BEFORE SATURDAY MORNING.  Please also make certain that each judge has added a phone number to their Speechwire account where they can be reached.  
Our tournament will offer a complete day of NCFL events, with novice-only options should enough competitors register to justify the split. There will be a Novice Congress.  Otherwise, the events will be mixed novice and varsity divisions, with recognition being given to the top novices.  
PLEASE NOTE At this Tournament ALL EVENTS will be held live (meaning online wrather than video taped) on NSDA Campus or Zoom. 
We are in search of presiding officers from among the varsity students to assist for the day with Novice Congress.  While they will not be able to place Varsity POs are eligible to earn service hours for NSDA and will also receive a gavel.  
We will have four rounds in all events except Congress, which will have two Sessions. While not required to compete teams wishing to submit Congress legislation for this tournament must send their bills at Google Docs to thechairhighlyfrowns@gmail.com before 10 days out.  At that time the tournament legislation will be finalized on the live doc...
... will be finalized. ANY school entering competitors in Varsity and/or Novice MUST submit a minimum of one piece of Legislation to be debated IN THAT EVENT. Novices may submit Legislation and the same criteria apply: If a school enters a competitor in Novice Congress, they must submit a piece of Legislation.
Congress Legislation MUST be submitted as google docs using the bill templates available at congressionaldebate.org. The docket for each chamber will be set the morning of by the tournament.
The Extemporaneous Speaking topics for CFL 1 are: 
1. COVID-19
2. South and Central Asia
3. Justice in America
4. Economics
*Each round may contain typically international questions and typically domestic questions.
We hope to see all of you at our first regular-season tournament. Please note that it is the responsibility of each Head Coach to provide the required number of TRAINED judges:
 1 debate judge for every 2 teams and 1 speech judge for every 5 entries. JUDGES LISTED AS I.E. MUST BE TRAINED & PREPARED TO JUDGE CONGRESS.
 FLEX judges, who are trained to judge All events are required, IN ADDITION TO the standard requirements. For Schools with more than FIVE (5) entries, one (1) ADDITIONAL Flex Judge; If a school has more than TEN (10)entries, then TWO (2)ADDITIONAL Flex judges must be provided. Head coaches may also designate ANY other judge as a FLEX judge. If the required number of judges is not provided, including drops on the morning of the Tournament, schools will be required to drop competitors. 
 I wish the best of luck to you and your students as you prepare for our upcoming events. We hope that you have a great tournament, and another excellent speech and debate year!
Best wishes,
The NFCFL Executive Board
IMPORTANT! - How to submit entries for your team
This tournament is using SpeechWire Tournament Services to run online registration.  In order to confirm that you are attending and submit your entries online, you need to log in to your SpeechWire head coach account.  To do so, please do the following:
1. In your preferred web browser, go to http://www.SpeechWire.com and click on the 'Your account' tab at the very top of the screen.
2. Log in with your email address and account password. If you have forgotten your password, click the 'Forgot password?' button. If there is a new head coach this year, please email accounts@speechwire.com to get the email address on the head coach account changed.
3. Click the 'Tournament registration' icon and then click on NFCFL #1 to submit your entries.
If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.

Manager contact information

Brian McAninch
Email address: nfcflpresident22@gmail.com
Phone number: 3034898772

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Stan Banks, Horizon High School
10393 Seidel Rd.
Winter Garden , FL 34787

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