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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.