National Championship Tournament Information
The National Championship Tournament (NCT) is the final round of the American Mock Trial Association's annual national tournament structure. The NCT will host the top six teams from each of AMTA's ORCS tournaments in March. Only 48 teams will advance and compete in the National Championship Tournament. These 48 teams will be divided into two "divisions" of 24 teams each. The first-place teams from each will face off in AMTA's National Championship Final Round.
Team Competition Information:
Once a team earns a bid to the National Championship Tournament, they must complete the following forms. Each form must be completed once for each team from each school that is attending the National Championship Tournament.
1. Team Roster Form - Due by 4:00 PM CDT on Monday, April 1, 2013
Note: Teams may change their roster after this deadline, but no later than 5:00 p.m. EST Monday, April 8, 2013. If a school with two teams changes their roster(s) after this deadline, the Competition Response Committee has the authority to change which team bears the "A" designation under Rule 5.28(3)(c).
2. Bid Reservation Form - Due by Noon CDT on the Tuesday after the bid is earned
For information on which teams are attending the National Championship Tournament, please view the following lists:
|Earned Bid List||Open Bid List||Tournament Divisions|
- Robert S. Mueller, III Division: Prof. Barry Langford and Mr. Johnathan Woodward, Esq.
- Secretary Janet Napolitano Division: Dr. Sara Zeigler and Mr. William Warihay, Esq.
All locations are secure buildings, including those where openings and awards will be held. All competitors and spectators should be prepared to show photo ID and pass through metal detectors. In short, prepare for them as you would for an airport.
The courtrooms need to be treated with respect. No open containers or food or liquid, other than plain water, are allowed in the courtrooms. If you are wondering if something counts as an open container, imagine juggling it. If the packaging would remain intact with no leakage while being completely inverted or shaken, it is a closed container. This applies to demonstratives as well. Food is not allowed to be consumed in the Moultrie courthouse, and is restricted to the cafeteria at the Prettyman. Plain water can be consumed in the courtrooms. The courthouses have final say and we will notify you of any changes.
We have secured permission for you to bring cameras into the courtrooms at the Prettyman and Moultrie courthouses. Take care not to photograph or videotape the court seal in the Moultrie.
The National Cherry Blossom Parade will be on Saturday morning. The parade route is here. We are trying to find more details on the road closures, but it is likely that Round 2 will have started before this becomes an issue.
More details on the road closures, as well as tips around them, is here.