2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

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2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by mtelepathic » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:57 pm

We are pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University will be hosting the Great Lakes mirror of 2012 ACF Fall . The date of the tournament is November 3rd, 2012. The field cap shall be set at 21 teams.

Our address is:

5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Details on the exact location of the meeting rooms, etc., will be sent out to all registered teams in mid-October.

For all questions regarding this specific mirror, please contact John Retterer-Moore at jrettere@andrew.cmu.edu. Questions about packet submission and the tournament in general should be directed to Matthew Bollinger at mlb7vb@virginia.edu.

Registration

To register, please email John Retterer-Moore at jrettere@andrew.cmu.edu AND fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/9fpqgge. In your email, please include your team name, the number of teams you are ringing, and the number of buzzers that you are bringing. Posting in this thread will NOT count as registering. Please note and follow the new rules on the centralized payment system for ACF as outlined here: http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/payin ... urnaments/.

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, 2011 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2012-2013. This includes ACF Fall. As of a recent rule change, 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 mlb7vb@virginia.edu and use “ACF Fall 2012: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Fees:

Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc.
Buzzer systems: -$5 each No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International: -$20
For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.
New ACF teams: -$25
For schools who did not send a team to ACF Fall, Regionals, or Nationals between September 2010 and August 2012, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.
New quizbowl teams: -$75
For schools who did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2010, 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.

This year’s submission schedule is:

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on:
September 9, 2012: -$50
September 23, 2012: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 7, 2012: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 14, 2012: +$25
October 21, 2012: +$50
After Oct. 21, 2012: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

Packet Penalties

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 public shaming.
*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.

Friendly Reminders

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 2012 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.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by grapesmoker » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:38 pm

Could you guys post a field update please?
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:09 pm

Hey Midwest people,
Please sign up for this site! It should be the closest site for those of you in the Great Lakes area, and we'd hate to have to drop a location.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by mtelepathic » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:04 pm

Hello,

We are still taking signups for the Great Lakes mirror. If you are in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Michigan, and you would like to sign up for the tournament, please let us know ASAP.

Thanks!
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Unicolored Jay » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:45 am

Wait, so that means nobody has signed up yet?

As for OSU, I have a rough estimate of how many people are interested in going, so it'll be about 2-3 teams. I'll get back to you on this once I know for sure who is going.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by itsthatoneguy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:07 am

We should bring 2-3 teams
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by grapesmoker » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:48 am

It would be super-helpful if you folks would actually register for the tournament.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Ringil » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:55 pm

We're figuring out exactly how many teams we will be sending. We'll register immediately after we do so.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:22 pm

Ringil wrote:We're figuring out exactly how many teams we will be sending. We'll register immediately after we do so.
If you know you're sending at least two teams, you can register those teams now.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by jgalea84 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44 pm

Are high school teams welcome? If so, Olmsted Falls is interested in sending a team.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Susan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:45 pm

jgalea84 wrote:Are high school teams welcome? If so, Olmsted Falls is interested in sending a team.
High school teams are indeed welcome.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by grapesmoker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:07 am

jgalea84 wrote:Are high school teams welcome? If so, Olmsted Falls is interested in sending a team.
Are you planning to send one or two teams? I see two registrations for Olmsted Falls, but they're not distinguished by team (there's no Olmsted A and Olmsted B, just Olmsted) so I'm not sure.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Unicolored Jay » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:20 pm

What does the field look like right now? How many schools/teams have signed up?
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Ndg » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:33 pm

Field update:

Michigan (3 teams)
Miami (3)
Rutgers
Olmsted Falls
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by grapesmoker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:53 pm

Ohio State is also registered.
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by CWSYuen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:02 am

May we have driving directions, including location on campus, to where this tournament is going to take place at?
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Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

Post by Ndg » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Thank you to everyone who participated today, and congratulations to tournament champions Michigan A, who were undefeated.

Stats may be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1156/.
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