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by Gautam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 10810

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I will at Michigan - Ann Arbor pursuing an MBA. I might play or staff an occasional event.
by Gautam
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Hi there -

All hosts should have received an email today regarding payment. If you did not receive an email, please write to me at gautam.acf@gmail.com

Thanks
by Gautam
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Two Visions of ACF Fall
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

Re: Two Visions of ACF Fall

Wading further into the realm of pure speculation, I do also think that something of an "Eh, it's Fall" attitude persists. What I mean by this is a general sense that ACF Fall is a lesser tournament, or that a lot of complaints you may hear during games of Fall (about buzzer races, etc.) "can't be ...
by Gautam
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Done with all US teams as of this moment. Finishing up the Canada/UK teams through the rest of the day.
by Gautam
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Sorry about that. I have been traveling for school visits for a few days, haven't had to catch up with the invoices. Sending them out tonight and tomorrow.

Appreciate your patience.
Gautam
by Gautam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall at Caltech (11/04/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: ACF Fall at Caltech (11/04/2017)

Can the UCSD teams please register using the form? We appear to have packets from two teams. :-)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... g/viewform
by Gautam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)

Hey, I request the Toronto B team to register using the form here: should be a quick 2 minute deal. The editors thank you for your packet!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... g/viewform
by Gautam
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ Warwick (04/11/2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: ACF Fall @ Warwick (04/11/2017)

Hey, can the Cambridge A, B, and C teams please register here?

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... g/viewform
by Gautam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Getting paid by ACF
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Getting paid by ACF

Hey, sorry about this. Let me get back to you over email.

Edit: check in the mail.
by Gautam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Hi all, Invoices have started going out over the last couple of days. If you have any concerns with what you see on there, send me an email: gautam.acf@gmail.com Please note: 1. If you are packet required and have yet to submit a packet, then it's not your final amount. I will update the invoice wit...
by Gautam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Hi teams-

You should start seeing some invoice action and questions answered after Sept 21. If it cannot wait until then, feel free to email me directly: gautam.acf@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Gautam
by Gautam
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Quite frankly this situation is nothing short of an absolute clusterfuck on the part of ACF. Canadian teams have been actively following up with ACF over the 5 weeks since Regionals happened and continue to get half-answers at best and radio silence at worst. The host school can’t get the money the...
by Gautam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10001

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

like the 5' methyl cap! Heh I don't know about "interesting new stuff"... The addition of this structure sees the condensation of a GTP with the gamma phosphate of an end nucleotide, which is then methylated at its 7 position. For 10 points each: [10] Identify this structure, wherein a 7-methyl gua...
by Gautam
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Is this happening? I happen to be in the LA area this weekend and might show up if there's a field.
by Gautam
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

All US teams should have an invoice now. I'll update when the Canada/UK invoices are sent as well.
by Gautam
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Good news everyone!

I will get invoices out this weekend.
by Gautam
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

cwest123 wrote:Is there a registration deadline for ACF Regionals for teams that don't have to submit a packet?
The sooner the better, so that your TDs can know how much staff to plan for. It's somewhat trivial for me to churn out a new invoice.

Gautam
by Gautam
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Will there be a link to the Google form results to see the fields at each site, as there has been for ACF events in the past? Yes, later today. EDIT: Here ya go . Anyteam which has a blank space on the packet discount field on the above spreadsheet will automatically be assessed the $40 fee (i.e. p...
by Gautam
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Charbroil wrote:Will there be a link to the Google form results to see the fields at each site, as there has been for ACF events in the past?
Yes, later today.

EDIT: Here ya go.
by Gautam
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 28239

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Hi quizbowl teams, please find the registration form for Regionals at: https://goo.gl/forms/eG6MUxgT25mHRgQH2

If I'm missing something, please let me know.
by Gautam
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 5022

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

I'll put my veteran ACF member hat on: I disagree that it is somehow cumbersome for teams to participate in Fall, or that a bunch of teams are sitting out because they cannot write a packet for submission. We have seen participation double in the last 8 years, with steady increases every year . In m...
by Gautam
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 18373

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Quick announcement for all teams:

You should all have your invoices now. If your invoice is wrong, then send me an email: gautam.acf@gmail.com

I'm going to be traveling for the next 30 days, so please give me 72 hours to respond to your emails.

GK
by Gautam
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5356

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

For teams attending this site (except Case Western and any other US-based groups), I sent out the below email about coordinating electronic payments. Cross posting here. Hi representatives of Canadian teams: I'm hoping we can do payments completely electronically this year. To keep things simple for...
by Gautam
Wed May 25, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 7205

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Hey, just a friendly reminder that some folks would like to use this set for one last NASAT tryout, so this isn't technically cleared yet.

It should be clear after June 1.
by Gautam
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Re: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16

Wonder Mike Cheyne and Master Geeautam are now looking for a Big Bank Hank to dominate the Sugarhill Gang distribution.
by Gautam
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 32204

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Yeah—a 19-team round robin is not possible in one day (17 is already pushing it). I have to say additionally that I find it extremely distasteful that despite an ample supply of people who have declared interest in playing this event for weeks, teams continue to be non-communicative to those free a...
by Gautam
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" on Skype (March 12, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 5360

Re: "stanford housewrite" on Skype (March ??, 2016)

I would love to play but would prefer the subsequent weekend (3/12) if that would work for others as well.

-GK
by Gautam
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 4692

Re: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)

Just observed this: UTK A vs UGA A game seems to have been entered twice.

Edit: same with Louisville vs GA Tech A.
by Gautam
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Hi quizbowlers, I wanted to put in a quick update re: trophies. We will not have trophies for ACF Regionals this year. I apologize for this; my lack of coordination is to blame. I just did not have enough time to put in the orders for our trophy vendor that would have given them enough time to ship ...
by Gautam
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

All teams attending the Virginia, Stanford, Harvard, and NC Florida sites should have received invoices for Regionals. I'm working on the other sites right now. We encourage Credit Card or Debit Card payment via paypal. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to shoot me an email. EDI...
by Gautam
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Hello,

I'm a little delinquent with sending out the invoices. I am in India on an emergency visit and I do not have the time to enter/update the invoices just now. I'll start sending out the invoices by the 22nd and will try to finish by the 24th.

Appreciate the patience folks.

Thanks
Gautam
by Gautam
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 13055

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

I know we're getting somewhat off topic here. But I want to chime in here, lest some stupid qbwiki quote be construed to represent the diverse opinions of a heterogeneous body of quizbowlers. Skypebowl is great for people like me who have been super actively involved with the circuit and value playi...
by Gautam
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 7205

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Mirrors!

Canada (eastern): McMaster
UK: Cambridge (late April)
Southeast: UTK
Eastern seaboard - North: U Penn
Eastern seaboard - South: VCU
Midwest area: UChicago
California: UC Berkeley (late April)
Florida: Valencia (mid May)

HS:
New York area: NASAT tryouts
by Gautam
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Can a representative from the following teams please register for Regionals? You've submitted your packets, now you just need to take 60 seconds to fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k-DLgNf7jTlDsJiZSRKQuex5Q1FGaAKoiJrDmdyjUHQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 Columbia A Johns Hopkins B Johns Hopki...
by Gautam
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

I've updated the packet list above to show all those whose packets were received by the -$50 deadline. Submitters should also have received a confirmation from me. If you think that you sent in a packet, and you're missing a confirmation and/or I forgot to post your name above, please feel free to ...
by Gautam
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PSA: Ask Hosts for Money to Obtain Money
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: PSA: Ask Hosts for Money to Obtain Money

you as a host should be depositing your money as soon as possible. Most reputable banks offer mobile check depositing. All teams with bank accounts should work with their bank to get this facility. Usually there are some limits (like a ceiling of $5000/month) but for most quizbowl purposes, mobile ...
by Gautam
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6859

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

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by Gautam
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6859

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

Packet 1 TU 13 on "Nitrogen": the leadin refers to a "compound". Please fix so that it does not say "compound", which nitrogen is not.
by Gautam
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Hey guys, the official registration link is at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k-DLgNf7jTlDsJiZSRKQuex5Q1FGaAKoiJrDmdyjUHQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 The form has been updated to include the Canada site at Carleton U. EDIT: and the updated Mid-Atlantic site. I've already contacted you if you registered for...
by Gautam
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 14642

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)

There was a mirror at Texas A&M last weekend. Texas A won, Rice came in second.

Stats are posted here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
by Gautam
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 18000

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

theMoMA wrote:It appears that we have another Hoppes-Mikanowski sighting.
You gotta divide by 1.2, no? Since the games were played on 24 TU packets.
by Gautam
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 22446

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

I'll put the registration form up soon after a couple more sites have been announced. Since there's no distribution being assigned to you after you register, there's no urgency to register right away.
by Gautam
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 16094

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

Yeah, I don't know why Cats CRadle is being called super easy. I thought it was perfectly fine. I'm ambivalent about the 'county third part' that Nolan talks about; there was a good reason I used these in the Falls I worked on. I was also happy to see that the editors had tried something different w...
by Gautam
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 16094

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

I think Richard is being too hard on himself. I heard about 2/3rds of the set and it came out pretty well, and everyone who worked on it should feel proud of his work. Re: repeats between categories, this is sort of a by product of how categories get split up between editors. This is definitely one ...
by Gautam
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 15329

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

Hi, all teams attending a mirror in the US (excepting a couple of HS teams) should have received an invoice or an estimate for the fees in their inbox at this point. The teams attending the Canada and UK mirrors can expect to receive some more instructions about payments by EOD today. As always, ple...
by Gautam
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many lines does a tossup need?
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Yeah I agree with what JL is saying. I don't think John's vision is based on a flawed guiding principle. There might be some challenges in the implementation, but... there's hardly a thing we do in quizbowl that is free of such challenges. And I trust John's capability of handling such challenges an...
by Gautam
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 15329

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

All team contacts should have received the following email as of a couple of minutes ago. If you didn't get it, just email me at gautam.acf@gmail.com Team contacts to BCC Editors to CC Hi- This is a long email, please bear with me. I will post a copy of the email on the ACF Fall announcement thread ...
by Gautam
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 8253

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Planning on playing here.

-GK
by Gautam
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 15329

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

Many teams should have received emails with a link to the invoice. If you have not, then we're either expecting packets from you or I just have not been able to enter your org's details into our new system. I'll continue to work on the invoices over the next few days, so you should expect it soon. I...