ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

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ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:20 pm

I am pleased to announce that Yale University will be the Northeast site for ACF Fall 2011 to be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 in William L. Harkness Hall. Registration will begin at 8:30. We hope to start the tournament by 9:15.

This is a packet submission tournament; therefore, 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.

Rules and guidelines for packet writing/submission can be found in the general ACF Fall announcement thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12046

Base Fee: $120 per team

Packet Discounts/Penalties - 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
Submit packets to OctagonJoe@gmail.com and use “ACF Fall 2011: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Site Discounts:
Fully-functional buzzer: -$5
Competent staffer: -$10
Long-distance travel: -$10 per 200 miles of driving (calculated one-way)

To register, please e-mail me at john.lawrence@yale.edu, letting me know how many teams you are planning on bringing and what discounts you think you are eligible for, or post in this thread, making clear that you are registering. Writing something like "we're interested in attending" will be interpreted as exactly that: an expression of interest, and not explicit registration. Also: for room reservations reasons, the field is capped at 27 teams.

Field (27 Teams):
RPI (3)
Penn (1)
Cornell (2)
Yale (2)
Rockefeller (1)
MIT (1)
Columbia (3)
LaGuardia Community College (1)
Hanover High School (1)
Harvard (2)
NYU (2)
Stony Brook (1)
Haverford (1)
Williams (1)
Rutgers (1)
Wellesley (1)
Princeton (3)

Buzzers:
Yale (1)
Harvard (3)
Princteon (2)
Williams (1)
Columbia (1-2)
Cornell (1-2)
Hanover (1)
NYU (1)
RPI (1)

Moderators:
Yale (8)
Harvard (1)
MIT (1)
NYU (1)
Nolan Esser (1)
Rutgers (1)
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:35 am

RPI will definitely have 2 teams, but probably more like 3-4 teams. In a couple of weeks I'll have a clearer idea of how many we're bringing
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Diocletian » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:39 pm

What time do you expect this tournament to end?
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:49 am

Diocletian wrote:What time do you expect this tournament to end?


Without knowing how many rounds we're running (dependent on what the bracketing schedule needs to look like), I can't say for sure, and collegiate tournaments have a bad habit of starting late because of transportation delays. I don't think we'll finish earlier than 5 and I hope we do not need to finish later than 6:30. I'll have a better estimate once I know our schedule.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby master15625 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:52 pm

MIT seems likely to send a team (maybe two, but most likely one). We'll have a packet as well. I also wouldn't mind moderating to get the discount, but we have people interested in this.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Magister Ludi » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:29 pm

Harvard is bringing 2 teams and at least 2 moderators.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Fake 4-ball » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:41 pm

Stony Brook is planning to bring a non-zero amount of teams. Any ideas at what time it would start yet?
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:45 pm

My first post has been edited to include a start-time and to reflect the change of building.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:51 am

Registration for this is now closed. RPI and MIT: please get back to me as soon as possible to let me know exactly how many teams you are bringing, so I can figure out what I'm doing with the bracketing.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:28 am

RPI is bringing 3 teams
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:50 am

We can also bring our buzzer system to this...
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:02 am

Ondes Martenot wrote:We can also bring our buzzer system to this...


Please do!
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Excelsior (smack) » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:49 am

Stats should begin to appear in (http://srivatsa.org/staaaats/fall2011/) once stats begin to be posted. As usual, they will be migrated to the TDB after the tournament is over and final stats are available.

EDIT: Bracket names are, as usual, courtesy of Matt Jackson and/or Matt Jackson's fault.

Columbia and NYU dropped one team each (bringing them to 2 and 1 teams, respectively). As such, the tournament is being run with 5 brackets of 5 teams for the prelims; then, a house team will be dropped, and we will rebracket into 3 brackets of 8 teams for the playoffs.

EDIT (1:32pm): Playoffs have begun; stats will begin to appear in the same directory once they begin to be posted.

EDIT (4:43pm): Packet-reading-order problems will render round reports for rounds 10-12 irrelevant.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Matthew Jackson » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:50 pm

Harvard A def. Columbia in game 1 of the advantaged final, despite Graham and David's continued use of pseudonyms which are currently incorrectly labeled in the stats (thanks, guys)
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Excelsior (smack) » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:49 pm

Corrections to the statistics should be directed to me at (ashvin.21@gmail.com). I will migrate the stats to the TDB after a few days, to make it easier for me to incorporate corrections.

EDIT: Stats have been migrated to the TDB (prelims | playoffs).

Packets were used in the following order:
1. Minnesota A and MIT A
2. RPI A and VCU
3. St. Anselm's and Alberta
4. Stanford
5. UCSD and Berkeley
6. Claremont A
7. Georgia Tech A
8. Georgia Tech B
9. Irvine
10. Macomb (in top and middle and some of bottom); Maryland and UIC (some of bottom)
11. Maryland and UIC (top and middle); Northwestern A (bottom)
12. Northwestern A (top and middle): WUSTL A (bottom)
13. Ohio State B (I think; it might've been Ohio State A instead)
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby TheKingInYellow » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:44 pm

RyuAqua wrote:Harvard A def. Columbia in game 1 of the advantaged final, despite Graham and David's continued use of pseudonyms which are currently incorrectly labeled in the stats (thanks, guys)


You could probably ask us if you really want to know who's who in the future instead of just guessing.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby ThisIsMyUsername » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:46 pm

Excelsior (smack) wrote:Corrections to the statistics should be directed to me at (ashvin.21@gmail.com). I will migrate the stats to the TDB after a few days, to make it easier for me to incorporate corrections.

EDIT: Stats have been migrated to the TDB (prelims | playoffs).

Packets were used in the following order:
1. Minnesota A and MIT A
2. RPI A and VCU
3. St. Anselm's and Alberta
4. Stanford
5. UCSD and Berkeley
6. Claremont A
7. Georgia Tech A
8. Georgia Tech B
9. Irvine
10. Macomb (in top and middle and some of bottom); Maryland and UIC (some of bottom)
11. Maryland and UIC (top and middle); Northwestern A (bottom)
12. Northwestern A (top and middle): WUSTL A (bottom)
13. Ohio State B (I think; it might've been Ohio State A instead)


No, Ohio State A was used as the Finals Packet. And WUSTL A was used as the replacement Round 12 for the bottom bracket.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby in on these shenanigans » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:52 pm

Curious - why was packet use split off like that in rounds 10+?
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby JamesIV » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:54 pm

Bone seeker wrote:Curious - why was packet use split off like that in rounds 10+?


I may be mistaken, but I believe there was a mix-up in terms of certain packets being read at the wrong time in certain rooms. People who know for sure, please correct me if I'm wrong...
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby Excelsior (smack) » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:58 pm

Bone seeker wrote:Curious - why was packet use split off like that in rounds 10+?

Someone read the wrong packet in the bottom bracket in round 10. Because the top bracket was a full round ahead of the bottom bracket at the time of the foulup, and the middle bracket was somewhere in between (and so trying to get the entire tournament back on the same packet would have been difficult), we decided to fix the problem by skipping the Maryland/UIC packet in the bottom bracket.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

Postby in on these shenanigans » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:26 am

Excelsior (smack) wrote:
Bone seeker wrote:Curious - why was packet use split off like that in rounds 10+?

Someone read the wrong packet in the bottom bracket in round 10. Because the top bracket was a full round ahead of the bottom bracket at the time of the foulup, and the middle bracket was somewhere in between (and so trying to get the entire tournament back on the same packet would have been difficult), we decided to fix the problem by skipping the Maryland/UIC packet in the bottom bracket.


Makes sense; nice on-the-fly adjusting!
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