Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

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Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:18 pm

I am pleased to announce this year's ACF Regionals, which will take place on February 28, 2009.

I am the head editor for this tournament, and will be assisted by Eric M. (and possibly others).

We are now accepting hosting bids for ACF Regionals. For a general overview of what is required to host an ACF tournament, please consult the official ACF Hosting Guidelines. To submit a bid, please email me at jsmagin at yahoo dot com. We are looking for hosts in the following regions:

  • Northeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • North
  • Upper Midwest
  • Lower Midwest
  • West
  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • Canada

Depending on the geographical distribution of bids received, we may open up more sites. The Northwest site is tentative and dependent on demand; if there is no demand, there will not be a Northwest mirror. Please submit your bids by Jan. 1 so that people will know which sites they'll be going to soon.

Packet Submission

All experienced teams are required to submit packets for ACF Regionals. For details regarding who is required to submit a packet and what your packet should look like, please consult the official ACF Packet Submission Guidelines. There will be discounts and penalties for timely and untimely submissions; they are detailed in the guide, but I summarize them below:

Packet submitted by:
January 4: -$50
January 18: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets)
February 1: No penalty (-$25 for optional packets)
February 8: +$25
February 15: +$50

All the deadline days are Sundays. Packets must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the specified days to count for that day's discount.

If you do not make special arrangements with me and do not submit a packet by February 15, you will not be allowed to play. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Also, please take special note of the formatting rules for packet submission. Read this carefully: if your packet violates the formatting guidelines, I will send it right back to you. I am not kidding about this.

Difficulty

ACF Regionals is intended as a regular-difficulty event. Please look at ACF Regionals 2008 as an example of the target difficulty of this tournament. If you are unsure whether a particular answer choice is appropriate for this tournament, contact the editors and we'll let you know. In general, you should strive to adhere to the question writing practices outlined in the Guide linked to above as well as in this document.

Plagiarism

By plagiarism, I mean: copy and pasting phrases or sentences directly from outside sources and/or previous questions. Using facts from external sources is great; cutting and pasting text from them is not. If the editors discover plagiarism in a packet, we reserve the right to charge that team an additional two hundred dollar penalty. In summary, plagiarism is bad. Don't plagiarize, and everyone will be happy.

Other Stuff

If you have any other questions about the tournament, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me and I'll do my best to help you with whatever issues arise. This includes questions about question content, money, and so on. We look forward to producing the best set we can; I hope you all enjoy writing for it and playing it.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:23 pm

As of right now, I have awarded ACF Regionals bids to the following schools:

Northeast: Harvard
Mid-Atlantic: Swarthmore
Southeast: Clemson
South: Mississippi State
Upper Midwest: Chicago
Southwest: Tulsa
West: Stanford

If teams from regions not included above would like to place a bid, please email me as soon as possible.

Also, the 50 dollar packet deadline is tonight; I'm hoping to see some packets in my inbox soon.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby Lapego1 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:43 am

Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:Mid-Atlantic: Swarthmore

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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:46 am

Here is the contact information for each regional:

Harvard: Dallas Simons (dsimons@fas.harvard.edu)

Swarthmore: Josh Sokol (jsokol1@swarthmore.edu)

Clemson: George Stevens (george_stevens@bellsouth.net)

Mississippi State: Paul Kimbrough (msuquizbowl@gmail.com)

Chicago: Nolan Esser (essern@uchicago.edu)

Tulsa: Angelo Malabanan (angelo-malabanan@utulsa.edu)

Stanford: Phil Shiu (pshiu@stanford.edu)
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:15 pm

So, I just learned from George Stevens that Clemson is unable to host regionals due to an inability to get rooms; therefore, I'm reopening the bidding for ACF Regionals in the Southeast. Please email me at jsmagin at yahoo dot com to put in a bid; I'll attempt to award the new bid as soon as I reasonably can.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:34 am

I have awarded Georgia Tech the bid for ACF Regionals southeast this year.

The TD will be Amy Varallo; she can be contacted at avarallo@gatech.edu.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:53 pm

Right now, these teams have submitted packets to me by the January 18th deadline:

* Brandeis
* Western Ontario
* Dartmouth B
* VCU

These teams have submitted packets by the February 1st deadline:

* Cameron Orth
* Alabama A
* Alabama B
* Cornell A
* Southside A
* UCLA
* Miami of Ohio A
* Miami of Ohio B

The February 8th deadline is quickly approaching; I'd love to see some more packets in my inbox by then.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:19 pm

Could we get a packet update?
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:32 pm

Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:If you do not make special arrangements with me and do not submit a packet by February 15, you will not be allowed to play. There will be no exceptions to this rule.


Hey, could you please reply to my email about possibly getting a brief extension? I'm starting to get really worried.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby pray for elves » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:56 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:If you do not make special arrangements with me and do not submit a packet by February 15, you will not be allowed to play. There will be no exceptions to this rule.


Hey, could you please reply to my email about possibly getting a brief extension? I'm starting to get really worried.

He's traveling back from California, so you may have to wait a little while longer.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:59 pm

These teams have submitted packets to me by the January 18th deadline:

* Brandeis
* Western Ontario
* Dartmouth B
* VCU

These teams have submitted packets by the February 1st deadline:

* Cameron Orth
* Alabama A
* Alabama B
* Cornell A
* Southside A
* UCLA
* Miami of Ohio A
* Miami of Ohio B

These teams have submitted packets by the February 8th deadline:

* Iowa
* Louisville
* Rutgers-New Brunswick

These teams have submitted packets by the February 15th deadline:

* Brown
* CMU
* Dartmouth A
* Illinois A
* Illinois B
* Maryland
* Mike Bentley
* Minnesota A
* Missouri State
* MIT
* Oklahoma
* Penn
* Pitt
* South Carolina
* Toronto
* UIC
* Yale

Several other teams have been granted extensions.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:13 pm

Dude, we totally sent you a packet.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby jazzerpoet » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:13 am

Hey, I was just wondering when the packets would be sent out to the hosts. It is already 8:15am CST, and I have not yet received them.

Thanks.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby magin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:29 am

We expect to send out the packets within the next five minutes. Sorry for the delay.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby jhn31 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:52 am

Still haven't received anything.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:19 am

I've heard rumor that the packets are done and sent.
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Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

Postby Sima Guang Hater » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:32 am

They have just been sent. I apologize for the delay
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