ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

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ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Post by tiwonge » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:08 pm

We are pleased to announce that Boise State University will be hosting the Northwest mirror of 2012 ACF Fall . The date of the tournament is November 3rd, 2012.

Tournament location will be announced once room reservations have been made.

Registration
To register please email me at tiwonge@gmail.com AND fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/9fpqgge.

For all questions regarding this specific mirror, please contact Colin McNamara at tiwonge@gmail.com. Questions about packet submission and the tournament in general should be directed to Matthew Bollinger at mlb7vb@virginia.edu.

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: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:34 pm

UW should hopefully have 2 teams, and Brittany will be playing solo (pending any surprise recruitment efforts) as Bellevue College. I'll be staffing.
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Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

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

Mike Bentley wrote:UW should hopefully have 2 teams, and Brittany will be playing solo (pending any surprise recruitment efforts) as Bellevue College. I'll be staffing.
Can we get a field update?
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Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Post by tiwonge » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Tentative field update:

UW 2
Bellvue CC 1
Boise State 1
Treasure Valley 1
Possibly College of Idaho 1
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Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Post by tiwonge » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:42 pm

UW A won the tournament.
TVMSC finished second.

Brittany (Bellevue) was the top overall scorer.

Thanks to all who came and played. I'll have stats posted as soon as I go back through and try to piece together which TVMSC players subbed out for a few rounds.
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Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

Post by Amizda Calyx » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:21 pm

Do we have stats yet?
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