ACF Fall 2014 @ The Claremont Colleges (Nov 8)

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ACF Fall 2014 @ The Claremont Colleges (Nov 8)

Postby Claremont Colleges Quiz Bowl » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:09 pm


I am pleased to announce the SoCal site of ACF Fall 2014, to be held at Pomona College (part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium) on Saturday, 8 November 2014. ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The event will take place at Mason Hall in Pomona College. Please assemble at Mason Hall room 202 by 8:30 AM so we can get the tournament started by 9 AM. Below is a map of Pomona College's Campus so you can find Mason Hall. ... us-map.pdf

Address: 333 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711


Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please fill out this Google form with the team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information: ... =send_form
Second, fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.

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 2012 and August 2014, 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 2012, 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, 2013 is required to submit a packet. High school players are included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams.

Please reference this flowchart for the packet-submission guidelines. The links in the diagram are clickable. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to and they'll clarify.

Please submit packets to and use “ACF Fall 2014: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Submission schedule

Please refer to the below submission schedule:



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

Note Regarding Highschool Teams

High school teams are welcome to play this tournament, though they should keep in mind that while this may be a lower difficulty tournament, it is nevertheless a collegiate event and significantly more difficult than many high school tournaments. There will be no further discounts for things like playing short-handed or being new to ACF or quizbowl, which applies only to new college teams. Furthermore, high school teams must abide by the packet requirements if any of its members played a college tournament prior to the 2013-2014 competition season.

For more information, refer to the Global Announcement of ACF Fall 2014 or email the editors at

Field (11+)
1. Claremont Colleges (House Team)
2. Cal Tech A (2 buzzers)
3. Cal Tech B
4. Cal Tech C
5. UCLA (1 buzzer, 1 laptop)
6. Arcadia A (1 buzzer)
7. Arcadia B
8. ASU (1 staffer, 2 laptops, 300 miles)
9. UCSD A (1 buzzer)
10. UCSD B
11. UCSD C
Last edited by Claremont Colleges Quiz Bowl on Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:52 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 @ The Claremont Colleges (Nov 8)

Postby Cold Stone Steve Austin » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:49 pm

A list of teams officially registered for this tournament can be viewed here.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 @ The Claremont Colleges (Nov 8)

Postby Capricious » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:25 am

We are most likely not coming to ACF Fall.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 @ The Claremont Colleges (Nov 8)

Postby Jason Cheng » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:23 am

Final Standings:

1. UCLA (9-0; 3-0)
2. Arcadia A (8-1; 2-1)
3. UCSD A (7-2; 1-2)
4. Caltech A (6-3; 0-3)
5. Arcadia B
8. Caltech B
9. Caltech D
10. Caltech C

Thanks for hosting, Claremont, and thanks to the ACF editing staff! All of us at UCSD had a lot of fun playing this tournament today.
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