Golden State Tournament Collective | Golden State Mock Trial
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Golden State Tournament Collective

Golden State Tournament

May 4-6, 2018

Golden State Mock Trial will be hosting our second tournament in late Spring 2018. Most teams see their season end before the end of the school year, sometimes as early as December. Many of those teams would benefit from continued competition. We want more mock trial, not less.


Golden State aims to bring as many students into the courtroom as possible. We believe mock trial develops critical thinking, public speaking, and self-confidence. We hope to see you all at Golden State 2018!

Beach Ball

The Beach Ball Classic is a premiere scored invitational tournament preparing teams for county and state competition. All trials at the Beach Ball are judged by highly qualified attorneys, judges, and award-winning former mock trial competitors. Beach Ball is held in Irvine, California, in October. 
The tournament provides every team with immediate feedback, oral comments, written comments and scores. The Beach Ball tournament is known for a friendly and collegial environment. Every team is invited to a Saturday night beach-side bonfire barbecue. The Beach Ball Classic is the first step for teams and competitors to win the Golden State Cup. 


The largest scored mock trial tournament in California, the NorCal invitational, is entering its seventh year. NorCal is hosted by Menlo School in Atherton, California in early January. NorCal provides a fun, competitive atmosphere preparing teams for county and state competition. Top teams can experiment in an environment that is relaxed, supportive, and low-pressure but competitive enough to mimic the intensity of actual competition. 
The NorCal tournament features the 16 top teams in California including current and former state, national and world champions. The team and competitors with the highest combined scores between the Beach Ball and NorCal are awarded the Golden State Cup at the NorCal award ceremony. 
Congratulations to Ryan Spieler, witness champion and Hannah Chorley, attorney champion. Congratulations to Tamalpais High School, the inaugural winner of the Golden State Cup!


The Gladiator is the world’s only high school one-on-one mock trial tournament. This tournament draws the strongest individual competitors from top programs. They face each other in the courtroom both as attorneys and as witnesses. The Gladiator is held in Irvine, California in July. 
In 2015 competitors came from seven states and two countries. They represented high schools who’ve won state, national, and world titles.  Today, they’re at Yale, Stanford, Emory, Howard, UCLA, and GW. 
Become a Gladiator to compete for the ultimate title: Best in the World.