Welcome to the home page for the 2021 The (FREE!) October Surprise tournament hosted by Mt. San Antonio College - Online on Oct 23-24, 2021 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

HELP ROOM LINK: 8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseHelpRoom


**For the full invitation, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pIkc4AEtmD8sv1XH28C5fk3WfQeKGRJpIXkJfURW8TE/edit**


Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Mt. San Antonio College is excited to invite you to the “October Surprise” Free Invitational on October 23-24, 2021.  Help us kick off spooky season with our full-service, 100% virtual tournament, which will be held synchronously through 8x8. 


This tournament is free! This means that it is especially important that we have no uncovered entries. Please make sure you have enough judges.


This tournament is a great point in the middle of the semester to have your students showcase their events. This tournament will have three prelim rounds for IE’s, giving you ample opportunity to get even more great feedback from judges. Hosted the weekend before Halloween, we will have plenty of tricks and treats for judges and competitors alike. Join us for a fun weekend; with NPDA, NFA-LD, and IPDA on Saturday and Individual Events on Sunday.



  • Registration is due by Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00 PM Pacific time on ForensicsTournament.net

  • All university and community college students are welcome to attend.

  • Because this is an online tournament, slow internet speeds can cause issues for speakers, judges, and tournament staff. Test your internet speed on SpeakEasy.net. Anything less than 6 mbps upload/download will cause video/audio problems.

  • We strongly recommend each school has judges on standby who are familiar with internet tournaments in case there are internet issues for their originally registered judges. 

  • We will offer four (4) prelim rounds of Open and Novice (divisions might be collapsed due to lack of entries) and the potential for two (2) outrounds of NFA-LD, NPDA and IPDA debate on Saturday. Sunday will offer three (3) rounds of all individual events for Open and Novice competitors and one (1) potential outround. 

  • The awards ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Hope to see you all there!

The Coaching Staff at Mt. San Antonio College 


Please contact Tournament Director Alix Lopez (alopez896@mtsac.edu) for questions!