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ACF Fall at Stanford (November 7, 2015)

Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:02 am

I am pleased to announce the Northern California site of ACF Fall 2015, to be held at Stanford University on Saturday, November 7. I, Austin Brownlow, will be serving as the tournament director. ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event.

Registration for this event has two steps:
(1) Post in this thread or email Austin Brownlow (acb13 AT stanford DOT edu) with your number of teams and buzzer/staffer information.
(2) Fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.

Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc.
Buzzer systems*: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International**: -$20
New to ACF teams***: -$25
New quizbowl teams****: -$75
* No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
** For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.
*** For schools which haven't played an ACF tournament between September 2013 and August 2015, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.
**** For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2013, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school. May be combined with new ACF team discount for a total new-team discount of $100.

Packet Discounts/Penalties
Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2014 is required to submit a packet. Half-packet templates will be sent out to your team after you have submitted the registration form. Please submit packets to fall@acf-quizbowl.com and use “ACF Fall 2015: [Team Name]” in the subject line. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to fall@acf-quizbowl.com and they'll clarify.

Submission Schedule
11.59 PM PST September 13: -$30
11.59 PM PST September 27: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 11: no penalty (-$25 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 18: +$25
11.59 PM PST October 25: +$50
After October 25: +$10/day until October 31; teams who are required to submit a packet and do not submit one by November 1 will not be allowed to play.

Payment for ACF Fall will be processed through the ACF treasurer, Gautam Kandlikar. He will get in touch with you about how much your team owes, how to pay for the tournament, etc. Please contact Gautam with any questions regarding payment.

Note Regarding High School Teams
High school teams are no longer allowed to compete in Collegiate ACF Fall events.

For more information, refer to the Global Announcement of ACF Fall 2015 or email the editors at fall@acf-quizbowl.com. I look forward to seeing you in November!

Field (CLOSED as of 10/21)
Stanford (2)
Berkeley (7)
San Jose State
Cal Poly SLO
UC Davis

Re: ACF Fall at Stanford (November 7, 2015)

Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:03 pm

Berkeley B cleared the field after an 11 team round robin, thus winning the overall, UG, and D2 trophies. Berkeley A, Berkeley C, and Stanford all went 8-2. Stanford's players had to leave, so they forfeited the play-in match for 2nd place; Berkeley C then forfeited the 2nd place match, so Berkeley A won the 2nd place overall and UG trophies, while Berkeley C won the 2nd place D2 trophy. Stats are here. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially to our excellent team of moderators!
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