Invitational Tournament Information

During the fall and early spring, invitational tournaments are held around the country to allow teams to practice and prepare for AMTA-sanctioned tournaments in February through March.  AMTA allows invitational tournaments to announce and advertise their tournaments on the AMTA website.

To have your invitational tournament included on this site, please email AMTA with your tournament name, dates, location and description.

Note: Invitational tournaments are NOT sanctioned by AMTA.  

2015-2016 Invitational Tournaments

The Colonial Classic

October 17-18, 2015 | ​Williamsburg, VA

The College of William and Mary Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the 2015 Colonial Classic Mock Trial Invitational Tournament.  This four-round tournament will take place on the beautiful campus of America’s second-oldest college Saturday October 17, and Sunday October 18.  Our commitment to providing an excellent tournament experience for competitors, coaches, visitors, and judges requires that we limit the field to 24 teams.  There is no requirement that teams bring a judge. All teams will be provided with competitive local hotel rates, and the ability to pre-order lunch for delivery on campus during both days of competition.  The registration fee for the tournament is $175 per team, due by September 1, 2015.  A late fee of $25 will be charged for all registrations received after September 1 but by September 15.  After September 15, we will offer any unpaid team’s spot to a team on the waitlist. Invitations to The Colonial Classic will be sent by May 15.  If you have questions about The Colonial Classic, or would like to attend, please email our Tournament Director Brandon Harper.


4th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament

October 24-25, 2015 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is excited to announce its 4th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th in Des Moines, IA, on our conveniently located campus, just off of I-235. Registration is $100 per team. While we are hoping to step up the number of local judges this year, we still ask that every school that plans on registering provide one judge per team competing. This may be a different individual for each round or the same individual for all rounds, but we ask that a judge be provided for all four rounds. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Tournament Director Amber Virdi, or Assistant Tournament Directors Beth Macnab, or Shea Seiff at calkins.invitational@gmail.com.

4th Annual Friar Faceoff
Nov. 7-8, 2015 | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the fourth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 7 and 8. This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place on St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus in St. Bonaventure, NY. The tournament will be limited to 24 teams. The registration fee is $125 for one team; $200 for two teams. Registration fees are due October 1. A late fee of $25 per team will be assessed after October 1. Each school is encouraged to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve at least one round. Please contact Tournament Director Jessica Ungaro for more information.

Demon Deacon Invitational
November 7-8, 2015 | Winston-Salem, NC

The Wake Forest Mock Trial Team is excited to host its first annual Demon Deacon Invitational! The tournament will be held on November 7th-8th on Wake Forest's campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There will be two rounds on each day and an award ceremony Sunday afternoon. The first round each day will begin at 9AM. Each team will need to bring one person capable of judging at least one round. Registration will be $80 per team, but an early bird registration of just $50 per team will be available to those who register by September 1st. The tournament is limited to 16 teams. All rooms will be in the center of campus, within easy walking distance of food and parking. For more information or to register, please email us. Details regarding hotels and other accommodations will be available after registration. ​

Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 14-15, 2015 | Waltham, MA

The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 10th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our Tournament Director, Jessica Rosales.

Twelfth Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XI)
November 21-22, 2015 | Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XII), which will take place on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2015. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The tournament will be held at Cornell Law School, on our beautiful campus in Ithaca, NY. For more information about this tournament, please contact Tournament Coordinator, Cara Sierks.

Houston Invitational
January 16-17, 2016 | Houston, TX

The Houston Baptist University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce the Houston Invitational, held January 16-17, 2016 on the campus of Houston Baptist University. The tournament will follow a 2-2 format with an awards ceremony following the last round on Sunday. Registration is $175 a team. Schools should bring one person capable of judging one round. For further information please contact Coach Derrick Owens.