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2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:33 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Hello, everyone. UVA will be hosting the Mid-Atlantic mirror of ACF Fall on November 5 in New Cabell Hall, our typical tournament site. EDIT: Good news, guys! The scheduling department has granted our request for more space. This tournament is now capped at 29 teams. More info on precise meeting location and parking suggestions to come.

Fees:
Base fee: $120 per team
Functional buzzer discount: $5 each
Competent staffer discount: $10 each
Functional laptop discount: $5 (1 per team)
Travel discount (per 200 miles, one way): $10
New to ACF discount (per school, not particular players): $25
New to quizbowl discount (per school, not particular players): $75

Registration:
To register for this tournament, please email me (Sarah Angelo) at sea2fj at virginia dot edu. Please indicate what discounts you qualify for and let us know if you'll need an invoice. All checks should be made out to "Academic Competition Club," though we can also accept cash.

Packet Submission:
As per the ACF submission rules, any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2010 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2011-2012. This includes ACF Fall. As of last year, high school players are now included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament.

Please submit packets to OctagonJoe@gmail.com and use “ACF Fall 2011: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

This year’s submission schedule is:

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on:
September 11, 2011: -$50
September 25, 2011: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 9, 2011: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 16, 2011: +$25
October 23, 2011: +$50

Packet Penalties
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:
*Incorrect formatting: Please take a moment to review the ACF Packet Guidelines on formatting to make sure you format your packet correctly.
*Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is often very easy to catch. People caught plagiarizing will be subject to large fines and possibly a thread not dissimilar to this one.
*Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, and 5-10-15 bonuses.
Please see the additional packet penalties section for more info.

Friendly Reminders
Please refer to the ACF Packet Guidelines document for more detailed explanations of packet submission and fee-related information.

If you are sending multiple packet writing teams, PLEASE make sure you don’t collaborate on your packets or talk about their contents.

The difficulty level of ACF Fall 2011 is the same as it has been for the past four years, such as can be seen in ACF Fall 2009 and ACF Fall 2010. These tournaments can be found on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com. Remember above all that the tournament is supposed to be accessible to new teams who have never played quizbowl before, in both your answerlines and your selection of clues. If you suspect one of your answer choices may be too hard, it probably is.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:33 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Field:

Dorman
Duke
George Mason (2)
George Washington
Georgetown Day School
Maryland (3)
North Carolina
Ohio State
St. Anselm's
South Carolina
Thomas Jefferson
VCU
W&M

Buzzers:

Dorman
Duke
George Mason
George Washington
Georgetown Day School
Maryland (2)
North Carolina
St. Anselm's
South Carolina (2)
VCU (5)
W&M

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:11 am
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Bump to get back on the first page. We've got 11 teams registered right now and would love to have more!

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:19 am
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Hey, everyone. I'm tentatively capping the field at 18 teams (which we have reached) for scheduling and staffing purposes, but I will maintain a wait list if anyone else is interested.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:11 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
OSU C is most likely going to have to drop, so any waitlist spot is now much more likely to turn into an actual spot. Let me know if you're interested.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:56 am
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
OSU has had to drop two teams, and GMU has added one more, leaving one more spot in the field for anyone who may still be interested on such short notice.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:31 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Everyone attending this tournament should've had an email from me last night noting that we're meeting in New Cabell 337 at 8:30 and providing directions to a closer, non-university-owned parking lot on Brandon Ave across Jefferson Park Avenue from Cabell (thanks to Matt W and VCU for pointing this out), as well as asking people to double check their teams, discounts, and DII/UG status. If you didn't get this email, please let me know. My phone number was also included in that email should you get lost or run late.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:17 am
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
I'll be periodically updating prelim stats here.
Edit: that link stopped working because I keep updating to indicate what rounds stats are through. As such, I'll stop doing that. Round 9 is the last prelim round for those keeping track at home.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:52 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Right now, VCU is playing Hothem/Hariharan High and Dorman is playing UMD A for entrance into the finals. Thanks for coming, everyone, and safe trip home!

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:46 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Dorman beat Maryland A and VCU beat Hothem/Hariharan High to enter the final, with Dorman winning the DII title outright. VCU beat Dorman 350-250 in the final. Combined stats are here.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:42 pm
by Cody
Thanks to UVa for hosting, and Sarah for TD'ing, such a well-executed tournament.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:48 pm
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
SirT wrote:Thanks to UVa for hosting, and Sarah for TD'ing, such a well-executed tournament.
I'll echo Cody's statement here, this was a very enjoyable tournament to attend.

Re: 2011 ACF Fall: UVA mirror, 11/5

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:30 am
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Minor note: According to my teammate, the final score of our game against VCU was 360-260, not 360-160 as listed.