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DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:01 am

EDIT: DATE CHANGED! See post below for details.

The University of Maryland will be serving as the Mid-Atlantic host for the 2010 iteration of ACF Regionals. Come play quizbowl!

For most pertinent information, please see Jerry's post at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8792&start=0. The final location for this tournament is TBA, but will probably be the Reckford Armory. Below is a copy of the ACF cost breakdown:

$120: Base fee
-$50: Packet submitted by Sunday, December 27th, 2010
-$25: Packet submitted by Sunday, January 10th, 2010
+$25: Packet submitted by Sunday, January 31, 2010
+$50: Packet submitted by Sunday, February 14, 2010
-$10 per staffer
-$10 per 200 miles traveled
-$5 per laptop
-$5 per working buzzer system with eight lights
-$25 per new ACF school
-$75 per new quizbowl school
-$50 per team of high school students
Minimum fee: $0


As one of the editors for this year's regionals, I hope everyone will get a chance to enjoy this set. To register, please send me an email at volkov3000@yahoo.com, or post in this thread.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by DumbJaques » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:51 pm

Field update:

VCU 1-2
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by grapesmoker » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:56 pm

Is that it?
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:05 pm

grapesmoker wrote:Is that it?
I'm pretty sure Penn is planning on going to the Columbia site instead. At least, I know that's where I'm going.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by grapesmoker » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:06 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Is that it?
I'm pretty sure Penn is planning on going to the Columbia site instead. At least, I know that's where I'm going.
Ok, but there are other teams in the region besides VCU and Penn (both whom should be furiously writing a packet right about now).
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by at your pleasure » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:02 pm

Due to the TJ postponement, Whitman is now a one-man team.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:01 pm

If, as Matt Weiner mentioned, this event is moved to Sunday, St. Anselm's would like to field a team (though I'd have to work something out with the TD first).
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by DumbJaques » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:28 pm

Hey everyone,

This event has officially been moved to SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010. It will still run at Maryland in Jimenez Hall, and all other information is the same. Wait for an announcement from the appropriate people about this, but last I heard it seemed likely that Maryland will also be the physical host to the postponed Mid-Atlantic SCT on Saturday, also in Jimenez (though it will still be organized and run by Mason - do not email me asking about Sectionals!).

We're hopeful that running both events on the same weekend at UMD will booth attendance for both - I know many area high school teams are attending TJ on Saturday, so hopefully some of them will also stop by the next day to enjoy ACF Regionals*. Teams interested in registering should email me at volkov3000@yahoo.com (registering for Regionals, that is). Our current field is notably smaller than I think it should be, so be sure to let me know if you're coming:

VCU 2
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:54 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Hey everyone,

Wait for an announcement from the appropriate people about this, but last I heard it seemed likely that Maryland will also be the physical host to the postponed Mid-Atlantic SCT on Saturday, also in Jimenez (though it will still be organized and run by Mason - do not email me asking about Sectionals!). Our current field is notably smaller than I think it should be, so be sure to let me know if you're coming.
To clarify, the SCT will still be held at Mason on the 20th at the same location as on the previously scheduled 6th of the Snowpacalypse Winter. I'm just confirming this (Unless Nina or Dr. Chuck spoke to you without telling me that it was held at UMD). Yes we are also interested in ACF Regionals at UMD on Sunday, put us down for 1 team and buzzer for the moment.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) now with side of SC

Post by DumbJaques » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:05 pm

To clarify, the SCT will still be held at Mason on the 20th at the same location as on the previously scheduled 6th of the Snowpacalypse Winter. I'm just confirming this (Unless Nina or Dr. Chuck spoke to you without telling me that it was held at UMD). Yes we are also interested in ACF Regionals at UMD on Sunday, put us down for 1 team and buzzer for the moment.
I've heard some rumblings to the contrary, particularly since all of the competent staff being brought in aside from the two of you seems to come from local people, many of whom are more local to College Park than Fairfax. Is there a problem with running it at Maryland?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) now with side of SC

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:07 pm

NAQT has no strong feelings about the site of this tournament; either site would be fine with us. Zach and Chris: it's probably easier if we sort this out over email rather than posting on the board (for instance: re: notifying teams that had not yet planned to attend Regionals and thus have no reason to read this thread.)
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by theMoMA » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:57 pm

Edited title so that it doesn't appear that you're serving Robert Harden and Joey Montoya on a platter.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:26 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Is that it?
I'm pretty sure Penn is planning on going to the Columbia site instead. At least, I know that's where I'm going.
Scratch that. The combined SCT/Regionals weekend at Maryland(ish) looks like it will be attracting a Penn team after all.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Pilgrim » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:32 pm

CMU will have one team.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:58 pm

Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Pilgrim » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something?
I'd be extremely interested in playing this tournament if it is available. After SCT on Saturday may be a more convenient time to run it than during lunch, though.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 pm

Pilgrim wrote:
Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something?
I'd be extremely interested in playing this tournament if it is available. After SCT on Saturday may be a more convenient time to run it than during lunch, though.
Good call.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by at your pleasure » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:58 pm

Warning: Due to a probable absurd workload for the weekend, I can't go to two tournaments this weekend. Hence, I will only play regs if I am dead certain that we can field two teams at NAREN without me.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:53 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something?
It was, but I should have it with me.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Kouign Amann » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:14 pm

To whom should checks be made out?

Edit: also, what is the base fee of this tournament? The fee listed in this thread seems to contradict the normal ACF fee structure.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Matt Weiner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:49 am

Prof.Whoopie wrote:To whom should checks be made out?

Edit: also, what is the base fee of this tournament? The fee listed in this thread seems to contradict the normal ACF fee structure.
All ACF tournaments have a $120 base fee and offer a $50 high school discount, plus other possible discounts/penalties as per http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/documents/p ... b.php#fees. The original announcement is in error.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:33 am

Field Update:

VCU A
VCU B
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Kouign Amann » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 pm

Prof.Whoopie wrote:To whom should checks be made out?
Hey, I need this answered as soon as possible. Thanks.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by at your pleasure » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Sorry to drop this late, but it looks like I'll play NAREN after all. Sorry if this screws up the schedule.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Kouign Amann » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:47 pm

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:To whom should checks be made out?
Hey, I need this answered as soon as possible. Thanks.
Well, too late now. I guess we'll just pay out of pocket. However, we still need to know what's up with the packet Matt wrote. If one of the editors could make a decision on that sometime soon, that'd be cool.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Magister Ludi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:34 pm

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:To whom should checks be made out?
Hey, I need this answered as soon as possible. Thanks.
Well, too late now. I guess we'll just pay out of pocket. However, we still need to know what's up with the packet Matt wrote. If one of the editors could make a decision on that sometime soon, that'd be cool.
Matt's packet has been combined with two other packets. The editors have made sure that his questions were not used in any other packets.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Kouign Amann » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:45 pm

Magister Ludi wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:To whom should checks be made out?
Hey, I need this answered as soon as possible. Thanks.
Well, too late now. I guess we'll just pay out of pocket. However, we still need to know what's up with the packet Matt wrote. If one of the editors could make a decision on that sometime soon, that'd be cool.
Matt's packet has been combined with two other packets. The editors have made sure that his questions were not used in any other packets.
And is his submission going to be good for any kind of discount?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:46 pm

Sorry Aidan, I'm not sure why I didn't notice your question before, and I've been curled up in a cave with regionals packets for the past two days. Checks can be made out to MAQT - and you can certainly send the check in the mail next week rather than pay out of pocket.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:10 pm

Final Update:

Regionals will run on Sunday in Jimenez Hall. Please be in room 0301 (in the basement) by 8:30 for registration, with rounds commencing as quickly as possible after that. I recommend you park in Lot 1, which is free on the weekends.

The final field stands as:


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CMU
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UMD House B

I'll hold off on a schedule to see if we can recruit any of the teams from Sectionals tomorrow to add to the field, but if it stays as is we'll likely do a full round robin and then collapse a house team and form playoff brackets.

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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Sorry I couldn't tell you during SCT, but GMU is not going to be able to attend regionals for a variety of reasons. I apologize if any scheduling is screwed up because of us dropping from this tournament
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Post by grapesmoker » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:01 am

Lucy Lane wrote:Sorry I couldn't tell you during SCT, but GMU is not going to be able to attend regionals for a variety of reasons. I apologize if any scheduling is screwed up because of us dropping from this tournament
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Post by Kouign Amann » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:57 pm

Quick results:

1. Penn, clearing the field at 10-1, the one loss coming to CMU
2. St. Anselm's, 8-3, losses to Penn (twice) and VCU
3. VCU, something-something, some losses to people including St. Anselm's, Penn, and possibly CMU
4. CMU, maybe?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:10 pm

Lucy Lane wrote:Sorry I couldn't tell you during SCT, but GMU is not going to be able to attend regionals for a variety of reasons. I apologize if any scheduling is screwed up because of us dropping from this tournament
Have you ever actually attended a tournament you signed up for?
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Post by Charbroil » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:34 pm

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Lucy Lane wrote:Sorry I couldn't tell you during SCT, but GMU is not going to be able to attend regionals for a variety of reasons. I apologize if any scheduling is screwed up because of us dropping from this tournament
Have you ever actually attended a tournament you signed up for?
Wasn't Zach at Terrapin and ACF Fall?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by at your pleasure » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:35 pm

The Granny wrote:
Lucy Lane wrote:Sorry I couldn't tell you during SCT, but GMU is not going to be able to attend regionals for a variety of reasons. I apologize if any scheduling is screwed up because of us dropping from this tournament
Have you ever actually attended a tournament you signed up for?
My recent conversation with Chris Ray in which he mentioned seeing GMU play implies that Zach Foster has attended at least one tournament.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:31 pm

Hey, it would be cool if we could talk about this tournament and who actually did play at it and stuff.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:24 am

The University of Pennsylvania (Eric Mukherjee, Chris White, Sid Chandrasekhar, and Sam. . . er, ??) indeed won this tournament by clearing the field, losing only to CMU. St Anselm's (Aidan Mehigan, Jacob Wasserman, Matt Bollinger) and VCU A (Evan Adams, George Berry, Andrew Alexander, Tommy Casalaspi) rounded out the top 3. CMU (Trevor Davis, , , ) finished 4th after a rather heroic effort by Trevor in the second round robin, going 4-1 in afternoon games and losing the last match to St. Anselm's by just a single question.

Top scorers were Trevor, Eric, Evan, Matt, and SteveJon Guth (UMD House), with Matt and Greg Tito (VCU B) leading the DII scorers.

Full stats will be posted soon - thanks to all the teams who came out for a thoroughly tough field.
Special thanks to Adam Fine, Jonathan Magin, Matt Weiner, and Jeff Amoros for an excellent job staffing.

Extra special thanks to SteveJon and Logan Anbinder, who played solo for about half of the tournament due multiple last-second drops from the field. I do not know too many people in their second year of quizbowl competition who would step right up without a second thought and solo it against this kind of field, let alone two on the same team. You guys are hardcore.
Hey, it would be cool if we could talk about this tournament and who actually did play at it and stuff.
Well, yeah, but I would also like to note how avowedly not pleased I am with George Mason for their pretty much inexcusable behavior. I am not even going to touch what happened yesterday, but how in the holy hell do you drop from a Sunday tournament via hsqb post late Saturday night, after disappearing early from a tournament you were allegedly hosting? By the time I got back from dinner - to which I proceeded directly since I'd been at "your" "tournament" for around 12 hours - it was of course even later, so your message didn't get through until a few hours from Sunday morning. Actually, my total notice for having to construct today's final schedule was a motherfuckingly hilarious 3 hours less than your tournament took to play. That's just messed up, and I would really hope you have some kind of reasonable explanation for it, beyond "we were so tired because our ineptitude caused SCT to become unstuck in time," because everyone else was tired because of that shit too. If this is not the case, you aren't providing any kind of explanation to that effect, and if it is the case, you aren't anywhere near contrite enough.

As a final testament to the most basic courtesies you failed to display, I will simply say that NC State's team had to suddenly drop the rest of their weekend and (presumably) their hotel reservations and drive 5 hours through the night yesterday for a real-life emergency; they still managed to let me know that they had to drop out of the field, hours before I found out about you guys.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by pleasewalkforward » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:45 pm

On a more positive note...
I'd just like to thank the UMD for putting on a well-run tournament (that was under a mile from my house!). The moderators were excellent, and the staff proved capable of seamlessly making last minute adjustments.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by grapesmoker » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:09 pm

Hey Chris, can we get the stats up soon? You can post them on scobo.net if you don't have webspace, but I'd really like to have those stats for an SCT/Regs comparison.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by DumbJaques » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:37 pm

Sorry, I had to re-enter stats, and have just finished doing so. Viewable at http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:56 pm

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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:58 pm

Katamari Damacy wrote:
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Hope you enjoy the 40-30-20-10-5-1 bonus!
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Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Post by Kouign Amann » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:51 pm

Hey, Chris Ray, if you want to be paid for this pretty cool tournament, I need you to act on the email I sent you last week.
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