I am pleased to make the global announcement for ACF Fall 2016, which will take place on the weekend of November 5, 2016.
Gaurav Kandlikar will oversee the production for the set, which will be edited by Jonchee Kao and Bruce Lou of UC-Berkeley, Rohith Nagari of Brown University, Itamar Naveh Benjamin of the University of Missouri, and Kai Smith of UChicago. Mike Cheyne, Eddie Kim, and Richard Yu will provide guidance as "advising editors" in history, RMP, auditory fine arts, and trash.
We are actively seeking host bids across the US, Canada, and the UK. Because high school teams are not eligible to play in collegiate mirrors of ACF tournaments, we are also seeking bids for high-school only mirrors. Hosting ACF Fall is a fantastic way to generate funds for your team early in the competition year and cut down on travel commitments for newer members of your team. To submit a bid, please fill out this form by 11.59 PST on Sunday, 7 August. We will evaluate bids as they come in and reserve the right to grant bids before the submission deadline.
Mirrors have been selected and are listed lower down in this post
Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet, unless it is a high school team attending a high school-only mirror. High school teams playing at HS-only sites are exempt from any packet submission to ACF tournaments.
All submitting teams will be assigned a half-packet distribution upon registration using the central registration form which will be made available shortly. The assigned distribution is non-negotiable. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a half packet assignment before the registration form is available
We have clear guidelines on what your submissions can or cannot be, with information on penalties for flouting the guidelines. Please go through this submission checklist before sending your packet- if your packet violates these guidelines, I will ask you to resubmit it and consider the final submission to calculate packet discounts.
Submit packets to Gaurav Kandlikar at email@example.com and use “ACF Fall 2016: [Team Name]” in the subject line.
The submission schedule is as follows:
11.59 PM PST September 10: -$30
11.59 PM PST September 24: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 8: no penalty (-$15 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 15: +$25
11.59 PM PST October 22: +$50
After October 22: +$10/day until October 29; teams who are required to submit a packet and do not submit one by November 1 will not be allowed to play.
Base fee: $135
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60
"New to Quizbowl" discount: $100
For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2013, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school
The fields for all of the following mirrors can be found here.
New England - Brown University
Northeast - Columbia University
Midatlantic - University of Maryland, College Park
South Atlantic - Virginia Tech
Southeast - Florida State University
South Central - University of Kentucky
South - Rice University
Pacific NW - University of Washington
Southern California - UCLA
Northern California - UC Berkeley
North - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Great Lakes - Northwestern University
Midwest - Mizzou
Canada - University of Waterloo
UK - University of Warwick
Northern California - Valley Christian School
Illinois - Northern Illinois University
Ohio - Youngstown State University
New England - Yale University
Please follow the processes and guidelines laid out by the editors and ACF.
Don't talk about your submitted questions with anyone who did not contribute questions to the packet.
Please follow past iterations of ACF Fall, e.g. the 2009, 2012, or 2015 versions, for an idea of what your submissions should be like.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edit 1: added host bid form
Edit 2: updated editor list
Edit 3: added mirror list
Edit 4: added fee schedule