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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.  

2016-201​7 Invitational Tournaments

9th Annual Spartan Throwdown
October 22-23, 2016 | Cleveland, Ohio

Case Western Reserve University is excited to announce the 9th annual Spartan Throwdown Invitational Tournament! This two-day tournament will be held on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at the Cleveland Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Registration is $155 for the first team and $100 for a second team. Please note, programs will be limited to two teams. We also ask that you provide a judge if you bring more than one team.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact our tournament directors Sarah Thomas and Katie Laird via email.

5th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament

October 29-30, 2016 I Des Moines, Iowa

Drake University is excited to announce our 5th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th in Des Moines, IA, on our conveniently located campus, just off of I-235. Registration is $100 per team plus a $5 Case Licensing Fee. 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 Shea Seiff, Josh Hughes, or Morgan Gehrls via email

Midwest Classic
October 29 – October 30, 2016 | Lisle, IL

Benedictine University is pleased to announce it will host the Second Midwest Classic Invitational. This four-round invitational will take place on Benedictine's beautiful campus in Lisle, IL. 

The competition will be divided into two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, with the closing ceremony to follow. Awards will be given to the top five teams, the top ten attorneys, and the top ten witnesses. 

Registration fee for the tournament is $125.00 for the first team and $100.00 for each additional team.  Please make all checks payable to Benedictine University Mock Trial.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact benedictinemocktrial@gmail.com for the required forms.  

To register or if you have any questions, please contact us at benedictinemocktrial@gmail.com.

The 2nd Annual Colonial Classic
October 29-30, 2016

The College of William and Mary Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the 2016 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 29, and Sunday October 30.  Our commitment to providing an excellent tournament experience for competitors, coaches, visitors, and judges requires that we limit the field to 24 teams.  As with last year's Colonial Classic, there is no requirement that teams bring a judge.

 All teams will be provided with competitive local hotel rates, and the ability to preorder lunch for delivery on campus during both days of competition.  The registration fee for the tournament is $185 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 at wmmocktrial@gmail.com.  Thanks very much for your interest in The Colonial Classic!   

5th Annual Friar Faceoff
Nov. 5-6, 2016 | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the fifth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 5 and 6. This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place at St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus, nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The tournament will be limited to 24 teams. The registration fee is $150 for one team; $250 for two teams. An early registration discount of $25 per team will be applied to registration fees received by October 1. Teams are encouraged to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve at least one round. Please contact Tournament Director Keegan Miller for more information.

6th Annual Capital City Invitational
November 5th-6th, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Capital City Invitational! CCI will take place the weekend of November 5th and 6th in Tallahassee, Florida at the Florida State University College of Law and Advocacy Center.  Every year FSU Mock Trial is committed to providing an enjoyable and educational tournament experience. As the state capital of Florida, Tallahassee provides a wonderful opportunity for teams to get invaluable feedback from experienced lawyers, judges, and FSU law professors. The facilities also give teams the opportunity to compete in both spacious classrooms and newly renovated, state of the art courtrooms. All teams are guaranteed to compete in a courtroom at least once during the tournament. CCI has a 22 team limit and the registration fee is $200 for one team and $175 for each additional team. While we request that all teams register by Monday, August 29th, payment is not due until Thursday, September 23rd. If you are interested in attending CCI or have any questions please contact our tournament directors, Kerry Norberg and Matthew Young, via email.

4th Annual MSSU Invitational

January 2​​0-21, 2017 I Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University announces the 3rd annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational.  The tournament will be held January 2​0-21, 201​7 on the campus of MSSU in Joplin, Missouri.  We hope to provide you with a final opportunity to prepare for Regionals and have been able to provide a substantial number of attorney judges (only needing coaches for conflicts) in the past. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, January 2​0, and Saturday, January 2​1, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. The registration fee is $150 per team with pizza dinner provided on Friday. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging although we hope to provide judges as much as possible.  To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Mock Trial Coach JoAnna Derfelt, or at (417) 625-​3081.