ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

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ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:12 am

This is the global announcement for ACF Fall 2010, which will take place on the weekend of November 6, 2010.

Editors
Editor-in-Chief: Evan Adams (VCU)
Assistant Editors: Dallas Simons (Harvard), Carsten Gehring (Carleton), Will Butler (UVA), Guy Tabachnick (Brown), and John Lawrence (Yale).

Hosting: [Map of Sites]
New England: Brandeis
Mid-Atlantic: University of Virginia
Southeast: University of South Carolina
South: University of Alabama
Texas-Area: University of Oklahoma
Great Lakes: Ohio State
Eastern Canada: McMaster
North: Carleton
Midwest: Truman State
California: CalTech
Northwest: Boise State
United Kingdom: Oxford

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, 2009 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2010-2011. This includes ACF Fall. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament.

Please submit packets to adamsej2@vcu.edu and use "ACF Fall 2010: [Team Name]" in the subject line.

Submission schedule and additional discount

This year's submission schedule is as follows:

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM on:
Sept 19, 2010: -$50
Sept 26, 2010: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
Oct 10, 2010: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
Oct 17, 2010: +$25
Oct 24, 2010: +$50
After Oct. 24, 2010: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

Additional discounts are offered for travel, buzzers, staffers, etc. Please refer to the tournament fees and discounts section of the ACF guidelines for further information.

Packet penalties
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:
• Incorrect formatting: Several teams continue to submit incorrectly formatted packets despite the guidelines clearly stated on the ACF Question Formatting Guidelines document. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and format your packet accordingly.
• Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is often very easy to catch. Please also refer to this thread excoriating those who attempted to plagiarize at ACF Fall 2008. This happened a lot in 2008, and if it happens again the consequences will be enforced.
• Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, 5-10-15 bonuses, etc.
Please see the additional packet penalties section for more info.

Friendly reminders
Please refer to the ACF Packet Submission and Fee Information document for a more detailed explanation of 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 2010 is the same as that of the last two years, so teams are encouraged to follow the difficulty levels of ACF Fall 2008 and ACF Fall 2009. Those tournaments can be found here: http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com. Remember above all that this tournament is supposed to be accessible to new teams who have never played quizbowl before. If you suspect one of your answer choices may be too hard, it probably is.

If you have any other questions, please let me know at adamsej2@vcu.edu

Packets Received by the -$50 deadline:

RPI A
Dorman
Chipola A
VCU
RPI B
UNC A
Maryland A
Claremont A
Northwestern A
Cornell A
Yale B
Toronto A
UCSD
Rancho Bernardo HS
Lisle HS
Bellarmine HS
Arizona State C


Packets Received by the -$25 deadline:

Yale A
Brandeis A
Kansas State A
Wooster A
Maryland B

Packets received by the no-penalty deadline:
Miami of Ohio A
Miami of Ohio B
Miami of Ohio C
University of Minnesota Morris
Oxford
Delaware

Packets received by the +$25 deadline:
Ohio State
Ottawa
Washington
Rutgers-Camden
Wisconsin-Madison
UCLA

Packets received by the +$50 deadline:
Dartmouth
Iowa
Notre Dame
Centre
Harding
Chicago A
Chicago B
Michigan

Packets received really late:
Brown [+$60]
Arizona State F [+$70]
Michigan State [+$80]
William and Mary [+160]
Penn [+170]
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Kouign Amann » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:21 am

I played CaTO/TaCO before September 1, 2009, but I am still in high school. Which of these takes precedence in determining whether St. Anselm's would need to submit a packet?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:36 pm

Prof.Whoopie wrote:I played CaTO/TaCO before September 1, 2009, but I am still in high school. Which of these takes precedence in determining whether St. Anselm's would need to submit a packet?


High school teams are exempt from writing packets. You're welcome to submit one for a discount though, according to the "teams not required to submit" deadlines.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Edward Powers » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:54 pm

Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Frater Taciturnus » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:00 pm

Edward Powers wrote:Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall?


I imagine such announcements would come after the September 18th deadline for bids.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Edward Powers » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:03 pm

That makes sense. Thanks George.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:20 pm

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
Edward Powers wrote:Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall?


I imagine such announcements would come after the September 18th deadline for bids.


That is the case. We're still taking bids from everywhere, but I will say I'm especially interested in bids from schools in New England, Florida, the Great Lakes, "Niagara" region, Texas, and South Carolina/Northern Georgia.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:28 am

vcuEvan wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:
Edward Powers wrote:Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall?


I imagine such announcements would come after the September 18th deadline for bids.


That is the case. We're still taking bids from everywhere, but I will say I'm especially interested in bids from schools in New England, Florida, the Great Lakes, "Niagara" region, Texas, and South Carolina/Northern Georgia.


We still don't have any bids in any of these regions. Anyone interested in hosting (or having a fall mirror in their region), needs to get moving on this and e-mail me over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:35 am

For New England--if teams like Yale or NYU or Columbia are worried about not getting enough staff to host, I can guarantee that Harvard would bring on the order of three or four staffers (enabling six to eight teams) and is unlikely to bring more than one or two teams. I bet a lot of other teams in the northeast would do similarly.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:56 pm

The -$50 deadline for ACF Fall packets expires in about 48 hours. I'll keep a running tally of the packets I've received at the bottom of my first post in this thread.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:09 am

I've updated my original post with the locations of sites. We're still looking for a Florida and a New England site. Also, the -$50 deadline has expired for teams that need to write packets.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Edward Powers » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:03 pm

Any idea who MIGHT host for New England? Have you narrowed it down to a final 2, let's say, or are there as yet no bids from the region at all?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby jdeliverer » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:12 pm

Edward Powers wrote:Any idea who MIGHT host for New England? Have you narrowed it down to a final 2, let's say, or are there as yet no bids from the region at all?


The impression I got at ACF novice was that Brown and Harvard were considering hosting. (someone please correct me if this is mistaken or if this has been worked out since then)
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:12 pm

Either would probably be reasonable; we'd be pretty happy seeing another team host, though.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby mpellegrini » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:04 pm

Is there a forum thread somewhere for the Virginia/Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall mirror?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby The Laughing Cavalier » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:29 pm

mpellegrini wrote:Is there a forum thread somewhere for the Virginia/Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall mirror?

Not yet; Will's waiting for room reservation confirmation.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:53 pm

Any news on the New England site?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:10 pm

Ondes Martenot wrote:Any news on the New England site?


I still haven't received a bid.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Waterworks » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:43 pm

Brandeis would not mind hosting the tournament for New England, as long as we didn't have to do stats (or if we received extensive help with stats).
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby DumbJaques » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:27 pm

I'm sure there exists a team in the Northeast that could supply someone who knows how to do stats, but really, it's not very hard. If you have 15 minutes to spend on IM/the phone, any number of people (including myself) would happily teach you everything there is to know about doing stats.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Waterworks » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:07 pm

Thanks so much for the tips! I've just been helped by Ian Eppler from Brown, and I've just sent in the bid to Evan.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:17 pm

The New England mirror is now at Brandeis University.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Waterworks » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:07 am

Excellent. A separate thread will be made for the mirror as soon as our room requests go through.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Susan » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:47 am

The extended discussion of statkeeping and online scoresheets has been moved to another thread.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Megachile ambigua » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:06 pm

Would having been to Sun 'N Fun 2009 require me to write a packet for ACF Fall?
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Kyle » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:53 pm

vcuEvan wrote:Packets received by the no-penalty deadline:
Miami of Ohio A
Miami of Ohio B
Miami of Ohio C
University of Minnesota Morris


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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:59 am

Reminder: The +$25 deadline for packets is this Sunday.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:08 am

The +$25 deadline has passed. Teams have a little under a week to submit questions for the +$50 deadline.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:21 pm

Submit your packets by midnight tonight (your time) to make the +$50 deadlines. All teams that want one can have an extension, but it will cost $10 a day. So finish your packets.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:19 pm

No Michigan State? Someone would do well do to consider submitting a presumably finished packet instead of making pictures of Admiral Akbar.
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Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Postby vcuEvan » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:34 pm

Packets have been sent. If you haven't received them (and you're supposed to), email me asap.
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