ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

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ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:08 pm

Hello Canada (and surrounding area)!

I am pleased to announce the Canadian site of ACF Fall 2015, to be held at the University of Toronto on Saturday, 7 November 2015. ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The tournament will be held in Sidney Smith Hall, AKA 100 St George Street, AKA the building we host all of our tournaments in. Please meet at 8:30 AM in room 2127, on the second floor. The tournament will start at 9:00.

Registration
Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please write to me at [meghan DOT torchia AT mail DOT utoronto DOT ca] with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information. Please include the phrase "ACF Fall" somewhere in your subject line.
Second, fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.

Fees
Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc.
Buzzer systems*: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International**: -$20
New to ACF teams***: -$25
New quizbowl teams****: -$75

* No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
** For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.
*** For schools which haven't played an ACF tournament between September 2013 and August 2015, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.
**** For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2013, 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.

Packet Discounts/Penalties
Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2014 is required to submit a packet. High school players attending high school-only sites are included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams.

Half-packet templates will be sent out to your team after you have submitted the registration form. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to fall@acf-quizbowl.com and they'll clarify.

Please submit packets to fall@acf-quizbowl.com and use “ACF Fall 2015: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Submission schedule
11.59 PM PST September 13: -$30
11.59 PM PST September 27: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 11: no penalty (-$25 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 18: +$25
11.59 PM PST October 25: +$50
After October 25: +$10/day until October 31; teams who are required to submit a packet and do not submit one by November 1 will not be allowed to play.


Payment
Payment for ACF Fall will be processed through the ACF treasurer, Gautam Kandlikar. He will get in touch with you about how much your team owes, how to pay for the tournament, etc. Please contact Gautam with any questions regarding payment.

Note Regarding Highschool Teams
High school teams are no longer allowed to compete in Collegiate ACF Fall events.

For more information, refer to the Global Announcement of ACF Fall 2015 or email the editors at fall@acf-quizbowl.com.

If you have any site-specific questions or comments, please post them here.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:50 pm

Current field:

Waterloo A
Waterloo B
Ottawa A
McMaster
Laurier
McGill A
McGill B
McGill C
Toronto A
Toronto B
Toronto C
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby The grandmother is {wise, dead}. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:57 am

One Waterloo team registered, 1-2 more to come.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Aaron Manby (ironmaster) » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:03 pm

The McGill team that needs to submit a packet registered, the rest will come once we know how many new kids we get.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:38 am

The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:The McGill team that needs to submit a packet registered, the rest will come once we know how many new kids we get.


I have not received your registration email
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Aaron Manby (ironmaster) » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:04 pm

I received a distribution though.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby adosreme » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:33 pm

The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:I received a distribution though.


Calculus? wrote:First, please write to me at [meghan DOT torchia AT mail DOT utoronto DOT ca] with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information. Please include the phrase "ACF Fall" somewhere in your subject line.


Probably this.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby The grandmother is {wise, dead}. » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:02 am

Ming-Ho Yee has registered a 2nd Waterloo team. A 3rd might come if we have enough interest among the players who would not have to write a pack to play.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:03 pm

I will be booking rooms for this by the end of next week (23rd), so if you want to register any more teams, please try to have them in by then, otherwise I can't guarantee you a spot.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:08 pm

As no further teams have expressed interest, rooms have been booked and field is now capped at 11. Post has been updated accordingly with rooms/times.
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:47 pm

Just in case, here's a copy of the email I just sent to all the team contacts:

Hello teams!
I hope you’re all looking forward to ACF Fall on Saturday. To facilitate the smooth operation of this tournament, here is a handy FAQ so everyone knows what will be happening:

Where will the tournament be and how can we get there?
The tournament will be held in 100 Saint George Street, AKA Sidney Smith Hall, the same building we host all our tournaments in. Our control room will be room 2127. There are several parking lots around campus, the closest being the Rotman garage at 107 St. George Street. If you’re taking the TTC, you should get off at St. George station and head south. I have attached a really professional looking map of this area.

Will there be any marathons happening in Toronto the day of the tournament?
There are no marathons or other major road closures this weekend that I am aware of.

What is the approximate schedule of the tournament?
The tournament will start at 9 AM sharp, so please try to be there between 8:30-8:45 so you can get settled and also pay your fees. You should pay me before the start of the tournament in order to minimize the amount of time you spend being harassed by me, and maximize the amount of time you spend playing quizbowl. Either cash or cheque is fine to pay with.
We will be playing 11 rounds, including one bye, followed by a final (most likely). I’d like to have the whole thing wrapped up by 6 at the latest.
Seriously, be here on time.

What should we do for lunch?
We will not be providing lunch. However, this is downtown Toronto, and there are a variety of lunch options on/around campus. Walk north to Bloor Street, or south to College Street and you’ll find something to eat.

Oh no, our car broke down/we got lost/all our players have contracted tuberculosis! What should we do?
If there are any last minute problems or questions, send me a text at [REDACTED].

Okay, that’s all. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday for what promises to be a great tournament!

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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Aaron Manby (ironmaster) » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:55 am

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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Aaron Manby (ironmaster) » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Tournament is done.

McGill A beat Waterloo A in both games of a disadvantaged final

Waterloo A and McGill B were first and second undergraduate teams

McGill B and McGill C were first and second division 2 teams
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Calculus? » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:58 pm

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to play and staff today, I hope you all had as good a time as I did. And congratulations to McGill A on their win!
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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Sigurd » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:19 pm

Thank you to UofT for organizing a great tournament!

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Re: ACF Fall @ University of Toronto (2015/11/07)

Postby Peter13 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:57 am

Thanks to Meghan, Rein, Rico, Aaron, Allen, Andrew, Joe, and to all the other people who volunteered their time to help this tournament run as smoothly as it did. Also another thank you for the teams who participated, as I really enjoyed playing against all of you and look forward to seeing what the upcoming year will hold.
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