ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

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ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Post by t-bar » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:01 pm

Hello everyone,

ACF is now accepting applications for automatic bids to attend ACF Nationals. The following teams are eligible to submit bids:
  • Teams from clubs hosting ACF Regionals. Each such club will be granted no more than one automatic bid; if it wishes to send more teams, they must qualify as house teams “at the buzzer.”
  • Teams with an ACF Regionals editor that are not hosting an ACF Regionals site.
  • Teams that are more than 400 miles away from the nearest Regionals site.
To apply, please send an email to acf.quizbowl@gmail.com with “automatic bid” in the subject line, containing the following information:
  • A proposed roster of up to four players.
  • Links to results for tournaments at which your team competed this semester.
  • Any other information that may be relevant.
Applications should be submitted by Saturday, December 27. They will be evaluated by ACF Nationals tournament director Matt Weiner and head editor Ryan Westbrook. We will aim to have all applications evaluated by January 1, 2015, so that teams whose applications are denied still have a chance to register for and participate in ACF Regionals.

Clubs that are hosting ACF Regionals may attempt to qualify additional teams for Nationals by playing house teams. However, such a team that is trying to qualify for Nationals (i.e., as the club’s B team or lower) may not contain any of the members of the roster submitted for automatic bid consideration. ACF expects that experienced team members will be staffing the tournament rather than playing.

Note that this process is completely independent from the packet-submission process for both ACF Regionals and ACF Nationals. If a team applies for an automatic bid and is denied, and would be required to write a packet to play ACF Regionals, it must still write the packet in order to play. Teams may submit packets on a contingency basis to take advantage of earlier packet deadlines; if they end up not playing the tournament, these packets will be treated as freelance submissions.

If you have any questions, please contact me at acf.quizbowl@gmail.com or post them in this thread.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Post by t-bar » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:35 am

Just as a reminder, all automatic bid applications should be submitted by midnight tonight. We have already processed several applications, but there are a large number of teams eligible to request a Nationals autobid that have not done so. Get those applications in!
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Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Post by t-bar » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:58 am

We have ruled on and responded to all applications that we have received. If you have not received a response yet, shoot me an email at acf.quizbowl@gmail.com.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Post by t-bar » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:31 pm

Here is the list of teams and rosters that have received automatic bids to ACF Nationals:
  • Harvard University (Mark Arildsen, Will Holub-Moorman, Vimal Konduri, and Sriram Pendyala)
  • Rice University (Gerhardt Hinkle, Ridge Liu, Amanda Pinchbeck, Victor Prieto, and James Tang)
  • Stanford University (Austin Brownlow, Stephen Liu, and Benji Nguyen)
  • University of Alberta (Trevor Davis, Mitchell Schultze, Sinan Ulusoy, and John Yoon)
  • University of California, San Diego (Jason Cheng, Auroni Gupta, Ashok Kunda, and Rohit Mande)
  • University of Oxford (Oliver Clarke, Charlie Clegg, Henry Edwards, Joey Goldman, and Evan MacAulay)
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