Opening Round Championship Series Tournament Information
The Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) is the second round of the American Mock Trial Association's annual national tournament structure. ORCS tournaments host the top teams from each of AMTA's Regional tournaments in February. 192 teams will advance and compete in the ORCS round of competition. The top six teams from each ORCS tournament will advance to AMTA's National Championship Tournament in April.
Individual ORCS tournament hosts will provide further information regarding each tournament to those teams who earn bids to the ORCS round of competition. If you have any general questions or would like any further information about the ORCS round of competition, please e-mail William Warihay, chairperson of the Tournament Administration Committee.
An Open Bid list is maintained for the ORCS round of competition pursuant to Rule 6.9 in the AMTA Rulebook. The Open Bid List will be available following the first weekend of regional competition. Any questions or errors with the Open Bid List should be directed to Johnathan Woodward, AMTA Tabulation Director.
If you have earned a bid to a 2017 Opening Round Championship Series Tournament, please use the respective form below to confirm your bid. Each bid must be confirmed no later than Noon CST on the Tuesday after the bid is earned. Schools with multiple bids must fill out and submit a separate form for each bid. Please contact Johnathan Woodward, AMTA Tabulation Director, with any questions regarding the bid confirmation process. Collected information is stored on a secured (HTTPS) server.
ORCS Team Roster Forms
If you have earned a bid to a 2017 Opening Round Championship Series Tournament, please use the respective form below to submit your team roster to AMTA. Pursuant to Rule 3.10, each team must submit their roster 10 days before the start of the ORCS tournament in which it is participating. Schools with multiple teams must fill out and submit a separate form for each team. Please contact AMTA with any questions regarding the team roster submission process. Collected information is stored on a secured (HTTPS) server.