Tournament Status: Accepting Entries

Welcome to the home page for the 2018 Close to the Coast (SUN) tournament hosted by Mt. SAC at Orange Coast College (CA) on Jan 21, 2018 for College students.

November 18, 2017


Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Orange Coast College and Mt. San Antonio College are pleased to invite you to Southern California for our 6th annual “Close to the Coast” swing January 20-21, 2018.  This year’s tournament will be held in Costa Mesa, CA on the beautiful campus of Orange Coast College. OCC and Mt. SAC have partnered up again to host this tournament in Southern California and give your teams an excellent January tournament in sunny* Southern California.


The two tournaments will offer similar schedules and fees. Both tournaments will have sweeps awards for the top three teams and top community college team. Both days will offer novice and open divisions in individual events and debate. We will award a top speaker of the swing tournament as well.


In addition to the individual events we will host a one-day five prelim parliamentary debate tournament on Saturday and a one-day five prelim NFA-LD & IPDA debate tournament on Sunday.  For both days the Open division will be a standard 5/2 format but in novice we will have a seven prelim tournament with Gold/Silver/Bronze awards given to the top teams.  NOTE: Students may not enter both debate and IE events on the same day.  Students are more than welcome to mix and match on different days. OCC will be the official host on Saturday, and Mt. SAC will be the host on Sunday.


Don’t you wish you were Close to the Coast?! Join us for some great competition and even better memories.  Our tab staff will be top notch so you can expect a well-run tournament. Let us know how we can help with your travel plans or anything else that will make this a special weekend for your team.


Hope to see you there!

The Coaching Staff at Orange Coast College and Mt. San Antonio College


*Beautiful weather likely but not guaranteed J

Tournament Documents

  1. Invitation (PDF)

Related Tournaments:

  1. Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
  2. California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
  3. California State University, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  4. Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
  5. College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
  6. Moorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
  7. Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
  1. D - Novice IPDA (3)
  2. D - Open IPDA (11)
  3. D - Novice NFA-LD (1)
  4. D - Open NFA-LD (1)

Total Debate Entries: 16

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Novice Comm-Analysis (0)
  2. A - Open Comm-Analysis (1)
  3. A - Novice Dramatic-Interp (0)
  4. A - Open Dramatic-Interp (6)
  5. A - Novice DUO (0)
  6. A - Open DUO (0)
  7. A - Novice Impromptu (6)
  8. A - Open Impromptu (6)
  9. A - Novice Persuasive (1)
  10. A - Open Persuasive (3)
  11. A - Novice Prog-Oral-Interp (0)
  12. A - Open Prog-Oral-Interp (1)
  13. B - Novice ADS (0)
  14. B - Open ADS (4)
  15. B - Novice Extemp (3)
  16. B - Open Extemp (6)
  17. B - Novice Informative (2)
  18. B - Open Informative (10)
  19. B - Novice Poetry (1)
  20. B - Open Poetry (3)
  21. B - Novice Prose (2)
  22. B - Open Prose (10)

Total IE Entries: 65

Pattern - Event - (entries)