ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

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ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Fri May 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Hey, folks. Logistical details still need to be filled in, but this will serve as the main announcement thread for ACF Nationals 2017, to take place on the weekend of April 22 at Columbia University.

I'll be head editor for this tournament, assisted by select Virginians Tommy Casalaspi and Evan Adams, along with honorary Virginians Austin Brownlow, Ike Jose, and Rohith Nagari. Sic semper TyrRyanis.

PACKET SUBMISSION, ELIGIBILITY, AND FEE SCHEDULE

Information on who is eligible to play ACF tournaments and details regarding packet submission can be found at the ACF Packet Submission Guidelines.

This tournament will use the A-value qualification system, an explanation of which can be found here.

TENTATIVE** fee schedule:

Base fee: $300
-$100 discount: Sunday, January 22
-$50 discount: Sunday, February 5
-$25 discount: Sunday, February 19
No penalty: Sunday, March 5
+$25 penalty: Sunday, March 19
+$50 penalty: Sunday, March 26

After the $50 deadline, you will owe the editors an additional $50/day up until the point when they choose to drop you from the tournament. If you are required to submit a packet and you do not do so by March 26, you risk either being dropped from the field or charged a lot of money, at the discretion of the editors; the only way to be sure to avoid this is to get your packet in by March 26. Please notice that the deadlines have been moved forward from last year. This isn't me playing bad cop; it's me following the advice of last year's editors, who were pretty tired of getting packets within a week of the tournament.

If your team brings (fully pays for/does not claim any reimbursement from the tournament for) a qualified moderator, you will receive a $100 discount. Qualified moderators are people who can properly complete an ACF Nationals round in thirty minutes. The tournament director will be the sole judge of who is qualified, both prior to and during the tournament, and will not award the discount if your staffer fails to meet this requirement. You may, theoretically, claim this discount as many times as possible until your fee reaches $0.

This year, ACF will continue the $50 dollar discount for teams who write at least 20/20 that doesn’t need any major editing and submit their packet by the no penalty deadline. By major editing, we mean things like having to change many of the clues and/or answerlines and having to fix many grammatical errors. We would much rather give out lots of hefty discounts for excellent early packets than rake in money for late ones, so please take advantage of them.

There is a (tentative) field cap of 42 teams for this tournament, and the qualification system is in place. After auto-qualifiers are determined, teams will be offered spots in the tournament in the order of their A-value. If every team who played ACF Regionals, and thus has an A-value, is offered a spot in the Nationals field and there are still fewer than 44 teams registered, then any team eligible to play ACF will be allowed to fill the remaining spots on a first-come, first-served basis. Any team who is required to write a packet under the packet submission deadlines must do so to in order to play and will be subject to the above fee schedule, regardless of how or when the team enters the field.

Please stay in touch with me or other ACF members if we are trying to verify your attendance at this event.

Dropping of teams who do not communicate about their registration or packet will be done without remorse -- this is a separate issue from late packets and comes down to the possibility that some other team may wish to take your spot and we need to recruit adequate staff and plan a schedule for the event. If we send you an e-mail asking if the team you said was "interested" two months ago is actually coming, and you ignore the e-mail and tell us nothing for several days on end, we may have to assume you are not coming and forfeit your spot in the field. Make sure you give valid contact information when you register and check it on at least a weekly basis.

Distribution:

5/5 Literature: This includes 1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World, and 1/1 Other (which can include any of the preceding categories). Please vary your questions by time, place, and genre (for instance, please don’t submit 5/5 on French literature or 5/5 poetry).

5/5 History: This includes 1/1 American, 2/2 European, 1/1 World, and 1/1 Other (which can include any of the preceding categories). Please make sure that your questions aren’t all from the same time period or place and aren’t all one type of history (for instance, try not to submit 5/5 political history or 5/5 military history).

5/5 Science: This includes 1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1 math or computer science, 1 astronomy, Earth science, or other science, and 1/1 other science.

3/3 Arts: This category has been changed for the purposes of this tournament. Instead of 1/1 Painting, 1/1 Classical Music, and 1/1 Other, we are now asking for 1.5/1.5 "Visual Arts," at least 1 question of which must be painting. To make this experiment successful, please submit questions on less-explored topics in visual arts, including photography, performance art, architecture, and film. Please do not submit one question on Renaissance painting and two questions on Renaissance sculpture.

The rest of this category is the same: 1/1 music and .5/.5 auditory other arts, including opera, jazz, and ballet. Please vary your questions by time, place, and genre.

2.5/2.5 RMP: This includes 1/1 Religion, .5/.5 Mythology, and 1/1 Philosophy. Please do not write both religion questions on the same religion.

1.5/1.5 Social Science: This includes Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, and Social Criticism. Please write your tossup and bonus on different areas of social science.

1/1 Geography/Current Events: These questions should be about different parts of the world. Geography questions that incorporate cultural and environmental clues instead of purely discussing physical features are particularly welcome.

1/1 Other Academic: This includes questions from every preceding category, as well as answers that don’t quite fit into any of the preceding categories.

Keep in mind that ACF Nationals does not have trash; if you submit any trash questions, they will simply be sent back.

To reiterate, please vary the distribution of your questions. In past years, we had teams submit packets with both chemistry questions about the same narrow area, to present one example, and it would prevent many headaches if you make sure your questions are reasonably distributed. Also, please remember that while the goal of ACF Nationals is to determine the best team in the nation, writing primarily about extremely difficult topics is not the best way to achieve this, so please try to keep your fellow players in mind while choosing your answer lines.

All packets should be sent to mlybollinger@gmail.com. If you have any questions about packet writing, you can send them to that email address also.

Because there is sometimes confusion on this matter, the only logistical discounts that apply for Nationals are the discounts for buzzers (-$5) and staff (-$100 for moderators capable of finishing an ACF Nationals round in half an hour). The travel discount does not apply to Nationals, nor do laptop discounts, as Nationals will have printed packets, as it does every year.

This announcement will be edited as the remaining logistical elements are finalized.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:28 pm

The editors have agreed to change the ACF Nationals distribution to have .5/.5 myth instead of 1/1 as a trial run for future events, and because we think it will better test knowledge.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:49 pm

This tournament will be directed by the inimitable Jerry Vinokurov.

-100 deadline is fast approaching, so get started if you haven't!
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:50 pm

If you're submitting for the -100, remember to get it in tonight - or ask me for an extension if you're almost done!!
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:03 pm

Submissions

$-100
Maryland
Johns Hopkins
MIT A
Chicago A
Minnesota
Michigan
WUSTL
Virginia
UIUC

$-50
Rutgers
Toronto

$-25

No Penalty
Tennessee
Berkeley A
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Chicago B (penalized)

$+25
Rice
Northwestern
Florida
Duke
Kenyon

$+50
Cambridge
Oxford B
OSU
MIT B
Ottawa
Princeton
Amherst A
Chicago C
Berkeley B
Yale B
Stanford
Carleton College
Harvard
Oxford A

$+80
Yale
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:28 pm

I've already sent out emails calling for staff, but I figure I should do so in this forum as well. If you're interested in staffing ACF Nationals, please fill out this form.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:39 pm

Folks, please get your packets in for this Sunday's no penalty deadline! We're trying to make this tournament great and it'll help a lot to have more packets to work with in a timely manner.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:16 pm

Registration for ACF Nationals 2017 is now open! Please register for the tournament by filling out this form. Although bids are awarded in descending order of A-value and the field is capped at 42, teams that are on the margins of qualification should still register if they think that they would attend if they were asked to do so. For reference, the A-values are listed here. Please register ASAP because this will help us to better plan the tournament.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Just a reminder to please register for Nationals ASAP. I know there are a lot of teams out there that have accepted bids, but we need you to actually sign up so we can craft schedules and brackets.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Robert Williams Avenger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:10 pm

Snap Wexley wrote:Just a reminder to please register for Nationals ASAP. I know there are a lot of teams out there that have accepted bids, but we need you to actually sign up so we can craft schedules and brackets.


Can we get a list of teams who have registered at this point? Would be great to make sure our registration went through, as well as get an early glimpse of the field.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:01 pm

The Top Percentage of Rattatas wrote:
Snap Wexley wrote:Just a reminder to please register for Nationals ASAP. I know there are a lot of teams out there that have accepted bids, but we need you to actually sign up so we can craft schedules and brackets.


Can we get a list of teams who have registered at this point? Would be great to make sure our registration went through, as well as get an early glimpse of the field.


Coming soon.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:29 pm

Here is the list of currently-registered teams:

Virginia A
Northwestern
Carleton College
Toronto A
Berkeley A
Toronto B
Berkeley B
Johns Hopkins
Duke A
Harvard
Minnesota A
Michigan
Florida
MIT A
New College
Ohio State
WUSTL
UCF
Stanford
Tennessee
Maryland A
Chicago B
Chicago C
Chicago A
Yale A
Yale B
Yale C
Princeton
Cambridge
MIT B
Oxford A
Oxford B
Columbia
University of Ottawa
Amherst A
Rice
Rutgers
Penn A
NYU

edit: teams that fall outside the top 42 by A-value have been italicized; these teams may be bumped if the field fills out with the top 42.

edit 2: as of March 31, the field is full. Louisiana Tech has withdrawn and we currently have 43 teams registered, so without significant pressure to expand the field, Colgate UCF B would be bumped based on A-values.

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.

edit 4: edited to remove double-count of Rice and Rutgers, Louisville's drop, and Kenyon's registration.

edit 5: there has been some churn lately. Illinois, Kenyan, UCF B, and Colgate have dropped and Yale C has come in.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Nero D'Avola » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:36 pm

Hey, Carleton submitted a packet last night, but it's not listed. Was it received?
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby gyre and gimble » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:38 pm

Paisley Park wrote:Hey, Carleton submitted a packet last night, but it's not listed. Was it received?


Same.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:51 pm

gyre and gimble wrote:
Paisley Park wrote:Hey, Carleton submitted a packet last night, but it's not listed. Was it received?


Same.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The King's Flight to the Scots » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:30 am

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote:
Paisley Park wrote:Hey, Carleton submitted a packet last night, but it's not listed. Was it received?


Same.


Hey,

Yes, I got all of these, sorry.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Calculus? » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:56 pm

grapesmoker wrote:Here is the list of currently-registered teams:

edit 2: as of March 31, the field is full. Louisiana Tech has withdrawn and we currently have 43 teams registered, so without significant pressure to expand the field, Colgate UCF B would be bumped based on A-values.

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.


I'm confused -- according to an email I have from you, Toronto B was second on the waitlist before Louisville, McGill, and Louisiana Tech dropped and should have gotten an invite by this point. Since their lineup for Nats consists only of first/second year students they would not have been required to write a pack. I believe one of the players emailed to confirm this but did not receive a response and so assumed it wasn't an issue. Clarification would be appreciated.

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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby John Ketzkorn » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:10 pm

grapesmoker wrote:edit: teams that fall outside the top 42 by A-value have been italicized; these teams may be bumped if the field fills out with the top 42.

edit 2: as of March 31, the field is full. Louisiana Tech has withdrawn and we currently have 43 teams registered, so without significant pressure to expand the field, Colgate UCF B would be bumped based on A-values.

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.


It feels a little shitty to have written a packet for this and not get to play the tournament. Is there any chance of a field expansion?

Edit: Perhaps I originally misunderstood this post and Illinois is in?
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby geremy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello,

Rutgers seems to be listed twice - did we accidentally register twice?
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Jewish Pugilist » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:15 pm

grapesmoker wrote:Here is the list of currently-registered teams:

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.


Hi all, I was on that UCF B team at our site and told beforehand it could not qualify by ACF
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:21 am

geremy wrote:Hello,

Rutgers seems to be listed twice - did we accidentally register twice?


So you did. I copied and pasted without checking but I will correct the list now.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:21 am

Jewish Pugilist wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Here is the list of currently-registered teams:

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.


Hi all, I was on that UCF B team at our site and told beforehand it could not qualify by ACF


Hey Peter, could you shoot me an email at grapesmoker@gmail.com with the context of this conversation?
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:01 am

John Ketzkorn wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:edit: teams that fall outside the top 42 by A-value have been italicized; these teams may be bumped if the field fills out with the top 42.

edit 2: as of March 31, the field is full. Louisiana Tech has withdrawn and we currently have 43 teams registered, so without significant pressure to expand the field, Colgate UCF B would be bumped based on A-values.

edit 3: Louisville has dropped from the field, meaning that UCF B is back in, assuming no other changes.


It feels a little shitty to have written a packet for this and not get to play the tournament. Is there any chance of a field expansion?

Edit: Perhaps I originally misunderstood this post and Illinois is in?


Here's what's going on: owing to a few teams accidentally filling out the form twice, we thought we had more teams registered than we actually did. This was my fault for not checking what I was copying. Anyway, those duplicates have been removed; with the drops mentioned above, we went down to 36 teams qualifying via A-values, and 5 teams waitlisted, yours being one of them. We are still waiting for 2 teams (UCLA and UCSD) that have qualified via A-value to get back to us about their intention to play. I have given those teams a third reminder and they have until Wednesday to inform us about whether they're actually coming. If I don't hear from them by end of day Wednesday, those spots will be given to teams on the waitlist. If none of those teams end up playing, then all 5 waitlisted teams will be considered registered (or 4, pending resolution on the question of UCF B), and we'll also try and find a 42nd team (or 41st and 42nd teams) to round out the field.

The problem with field expansions is two-fold. First, we need to make sure we have enough staff to run the tournament with an expanded field; right now we're in good shape, so if we do need to expand the field for a few teams, that is probably possible. The other problem is that the number we expand to has to lend itself to a workable schedule. Obviously 43 teams is a bad number; I believe both 44 and 45 can be made to work while 46 and 47 are also bad. So the question of expansion is itself contingent on what those three teams mentioned above end up doing. If it's possible to expand to one of the "nice" numbers then we'll probably do that, but if it isn't, we won't. Teams will be bumped in ascending order of A-value, so right now that order would go UCF B, Colgate, Illinois, MIT B, and Toronto B. As you can see, the chances are pretty good that Illinois will be in off the waitlist; we have 41 registrations and potentially only two more teams that could bump a waitlisted team from a spot.

Sorry for the confusion on this matter, but I hope this makes sense now. Basically we need to hear from UCSD and UCLA and whether they are in or not will determine who, if anyone, gets bumped.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:48 pm

A brief update: both UCSD and UCLA have declined their bids; in the meantime, NYU registered, bringing us up to exactly 42 teams.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Mewto55555 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:54 pm

Hey, I was reading the new rules for this year's nationals, and I have a question about part of the protest section (H.E.iv), which reads:

The tossup or bonus part has no single correct answer, either because distinct clues have been read that each uniquely identify two or more distinct non-interchangeable answers, or because all clues which have been read thus far are factually erroneous, or because clues which have been read thus far fundamentally misidentify the sort of thing the desired answer is (e.g.: repeatedly says “this element” when the desired answer is a chemical compound).



I think (though I don't remember discussion of this particular section in any of PACE/ACF/other groups that looked at these rules), that the bolded part has a horrible typo with the use of the word "all." This means that, so long as the first sentence is accurate, no inaccuracies in future sentences, no matter how glaring, which do not uniquely identify another answer, can be protested.

For example, the following "tossup" could not be protested under this rule:

This French author wrote The Toilers of the Sea. In another of his novels, a man is trapped beneath a Toyota Prius and rescued by the protagonist. FTP who wrote Les Miserables?


since, even though Valjean actually rescues a dude from beneath a carriage, and hearing Toyota Prius would dissuade anyone, even Chris Ray, from buzzing with Hugo, the lack of factual error in the other sentences (and lack of a unique other novel in which a man is trapped beneath a Toyota) in the tossup make this non-protestable.

ACF Nationals will certainly not have any errors so egregious, but small mistakes do happen, and we don't want someone misled by a factual inaccuracy to be forbidden from protesting by a typo in the rules.

I'd normally just post this in the ACF forum, but it seemed like something worth bringing to everyone's attention before the tournament tomorrow.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 am

Mewto55555 wrote:Hey, I was reading the new rules for this year's nationals, and I have a question about part of the protest section (H.E.iv), which reads:

The tossup or bonus part has no single correct answer, either because distinct clues have been read that each uniquely identify two or more distinct non-interchangeable answers, or because all clues which have been read thus far are factually erroneous, or because clues which have been read thus far fundamentally misidentify the sort of thing the desired answer is (e.g.: repeatedly says “this element” when the desired answer is a chemical compound).



I think (though I don't remember discussion of this particular section in any of PACE/ACF/other groups that looked at these rules), that the bolded part has a horrible typo with the use of the word "all." This means that, so long as the first sentence is accurate, no inaccuracies in future sentences, no matter how glaring, which do not uniquely identify another answer, can be protested.

For example, the following "tossup" could not be protested under this rule:

This French author wrote The Toilers of the Sea. In another of his novels, a man is trapped beneath a Toyota Prius and rescued by the protagonist. FTP who wrote Les Miserables?


since, even though Valjean actually rescues a dude from beneath a carriage, and hearing Toyota Prius would dissuade anyone, even Chris Ray, from buzzing with Hugo, the lack of factual error in the other sentences (and lack of a unique other novel in which a man is trapped beneath a Toyota) in the tossup make this non-protestable.

ACF Nationals will certainly not have any errors so egregious, but small mistakes do happen, and we don't want someone misled by a factual inaccuracy to be forbidden from protesting by a typo in the rules.

I'd normally just post this in the ACF forum, but it seemed like something worth bringing to everyone's attention before the tournament tomorrow.
This is in accords with other protest rules (the Japan example). If this were not the rule, anyone could protest a question for factual inaccuracy and get it thrown out (you said "these things always xxx" but really "these things only sometimes xxxxx"). The goal is to not open up minor factual inaccuracies for protest (which we always have to deal with due to length caps -- does not stating all the requirements of a scientific theorem make it inaccurate?). Having a hard line takes out subjective judgement under the assumption that questions are not intended to be bad.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:50 am

Hello, everybody. My apologies for the schedule changes this morning; several errors were only corrected after they were printed.

I have attached to this post a revised schedule for the prelims that should be updated to eliminate the errors (apologies for the formatting; it was a quick fix on my part). If you discover any further errors, please let me know.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The Laughing Cavalier » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 pm

Stats are happening here.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:17 pm

I have attached to this post a revised schedule for the playoffs. It features 2 changes: the bottom bracket has a new schedule (due to the Ohio State drop) and the seeds in the Brooklyn bracket are now designated "Bk" instead of "Br". For seeds #1 thru #6, there should be no change.

This schedule does not include playoff seeds. Once the order of finish is determined, I will post the revised playoff schedule with the playoff seeds indicated. (The revised playoff schedule will also be printed and handed to teams.)

This post can also be found by navigating to bit.ly/acfplayoffschedule (ACF Playoff Schedule).

Edit: Toronto A & Chicago C survived the 3-way tiebreaker to advance to the second bracket. Florida goes to the 3rd bracket. (Seeds Bk3, Bk4, and Bk5 respectively.)

NYU defeated Amherst for entrance into the 3rd bracket. (Seeds Bx6 and Bx7, respectively.)

An updated playoff schedule with seeds is now attached.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:00 pm

We are currently playing tiebreakers. Florida, Toronto A, and Chicago C are playing for entrance into the 2nd bracket (three-way tie for 3rd). NYU and Amherst are playing for entrance into the 3rd bracket (two-way tie for 6th).
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby jonpin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:04 pm

These ten teams comprise the GWB bracket which will contest the national championship: Michigan*, Oxford A, Stanford*, Berkeley A, Columbia*, Chicago A, Maryland*, Penn, Yale*, Berkeley B. The starred teams carry a win from the prelims.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby jonpin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:43 pm

As of the end of Saturday play here are the standings in the top bracket:
Maryland and Michigan are 5-0, separated by only 3 PPG.
Yale is 4-1, having lost to Maryland.
Chicago, Columbia, and Stanford are all 3-2.

Berkeley-A is the only UG team in the top bracket and will have an advantage in the UG final against either Duke or Chicago-C.
The D-2 title is still well up for grabs, with MIT-B in the drivers' seat.

Tomorrow's top bracket schedule:
Round 14 - Chicago v Maryland, Penn v Oxford, Michigan v Yale, Berkeley-B v Stanford, Berkeley-A v Columbia
Round 15 - Chicago v Penn, Michigan v Stanford, Oxford v Berkeley-A, Yale v Columbia, Berkeley-B v Maryland
Round 16 - Michigan v Columbia, Yale v Oxford, Stanford v Maryland, Berkeley-B v Penn, Berkeley-A v Chicago
Round 17 - Stanford v Penn, Yale v Chicago, Berkeley-B v Berkeley-A, Columbia v Oxford, Michigan v Maryland
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:33 pm

and games resume at 8AM on Sunday.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:32 am

Correction to the stats: Princeton is also UG, meaning there are 3 UG teams in the 2nd bracket. Princeton and Duke are tied as of the end of rounds yesterday.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby jonpin » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:17 am

To note a clarification in response to a concern that a few people have messaged Jerry or me about: the packet list is not quite correct as of now on the prelim stats, because SQBS interpreted "WUSTL + Virginia + Toronto + Pennsylvania" running onto a second line of text as two separate packets. Rest assured: no one played on their own packet.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:06 am

Columbia defeats Michigan. Our standings going into the last round are Maryland 8-x, Michigan 7-x, Yale 6-x, Chicago A 5-x, Columbia 5-x. Next round is basically the start of an advantaged final of Maryland vs. Michigan.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Cody » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:21 am

Also, tournament wrap up will take place in Hamilton 602. This is a game room, so don't suddenly congregate outside it as soon as your round finishes. If you stick around Hamilton (3rd/4th/6th floor or outside), you will get announcements about what is happening and when.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby jonpin » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:13 pm

Everything's done but the final: Maryland v Michigan, one game, after Michigan won their last-round meeting by a substantial margin. Final standings for 3rd onward are now available in the "Playoffs" statfile, while all games except for the Round 9 tiebreakers are in the "Combined" statfile.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby Mike Bentley » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:07 pm

Congrats Maryland!
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby jonpin » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:08 pm

Maryland 250, Michigan 175
UMD: Jordan 9/2, Weijia 0/0, Sam 0/1, Ophir 0/1. Bonuses: 180 on 9.
MICH: Auroni 4/3, Will 2/2, Brian 1/0, Kenji 0/0. Bonuses: 130 on 7.
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Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Postby The Stately Rhododendron » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:38 pm

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