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by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 29310

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Hi everyone! First, congrats to Detroit Catholic Central A (MI) for winning the 2017 PACE NSC! Westview (CA) and Barrington (IL) round out the top 3 spots. Congratulations also to Southside for earning the Top Small School title and to Ladue A for earning the Top JV Team title! Thanks to all teams f...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 29310

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

The following email was sent to team representatives: ----- Dear team representatives, Greetings! PACE is eager to welcome you to the 2017 National Scholastic Championship at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare next weekend in Chicago. Please read through the below text carefully, as it contains important info...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 18191

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Here's a compilation of stats from all sites:

Berkeley; Rice; Warwick; Columbia; Kentucky; Washington; UCLA; Maryland; Waterloo; Minnesota; Northwestern; Florida; Brown; Missouri; NIU (HS); Yale (HS); NorCal (HS)

To be posted: Virginia Tech;
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 18191

2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Thanks to everyone who played ACF Fall yesterday and today. I hope that you enjoyed it. Thanks also to the many tournament directors and readers who helped us reach so many teams with the set this year. A copy of the set is available for discussion here . I plan to fix typos and some repeats before ...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall SoCal at UCLA (5 Nov 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Re: 2016 ACF Fall SoCal at UCLA (5 Nov 16)

Thanks to everyone who came to Westwood yesterday! Congrats to UCSD A (P.C, Robin, Ashok, and Jonathan), who went 9-1 in a double round robin to win this tournament. UCLA A came in second place with a 7-3 record. Claremont was the Undergrad champion. Steven Kurniawidjaja from USC was the top scorer....
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Is there any chance a HS mirror of this will be held in the Southeast this year? Sorry, I don't anticipate adding any mirrors this late in the game. Can you double check whose packets you have? There should be one submitted from American University. We're sending two teams, but we only got one pack...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2270

Re: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16

tiwonge wrote:Is there any way to update that form? One student can't make it, and that makes the team eligible as an UG team.
Updated.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Teams who submitted a packet this last weekend should have received a confirmation email from me this morning. I will update the list above when I get to a computer later today. Teams that are required to submit a packet but haven't yet done so have until this Saturday for the $50 deadline. EDIT: re...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

The second post of this thread has been updated with packets received by the no-penalty deadline. Please let me know if you think you should be on this list but are not.

All the remaining teams who are required to submit a packet but have not done so are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

I think the field spreadsheet died updating some google drive queries, should be back up soon. I submitted three half-packets for Cambridge A/B/C before the first packet deadline - they're not listed above and I haven't been told there's a problem with them. Please let me know if anything needs fix...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

The new ACF fee schedule has been added to the main post. Hosts will be asked to edit it into their announcements shortly. ACF has also made a number of changes to gameplay and eligibility rules- please see this post for details.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

As we begin to approach the first packet deadline in about ten days, I want to remind teams to go through our packet submission guidelines and formatting checklist before sending me your packet. This word document can be used as a template for your submission. I'd also encourage players that are new...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

We're adding a site at the University of Kentucky.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Fields for all sites are available here. Please remember that your registration is not final until you fill out the central registration form.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Joe is right- I've made this change to make it easier for teams that are led by a single slightly-experienced player to compete in ACF Fall. I discourage highly experienced players from competing solo simply to avoid the responsibility of contributing to a half packet; instead, I hope that such expe...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall SoCal at UCLA (5 Nov 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

2016 ACF Fall SoCal at UCLA (5 Nov 16)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Southern California site of ACF Fall 2016 , to be held at UCLA on Saturday, 5 November 2016 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. I will tentatively cap the field at 12 te...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Added a list of mirror sites to the top post. Announcements will go up within the next week.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Chief Editor transition
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: NAQT Chief Editor transition

Congrats, Andrew and Seth!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Thanks to everyone who submitted bids to host ACF Fall. I hope to finalize sites this week.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Quick reminder that anyone interested in hosting this tournament should submit a bid at the form linked to above as early as possible, and before August 7th. If you plan to submit a bid but lack some details right now, please email me to express your interest.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 5096

Re: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)

Thanks for Eddie & PC for pulling this together, to the writers for an enjoyable set, and to Justin, Boyang, and Matt for being great teammates. It was fun to hold a buzzer for the first time in a while.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Submitted packets- Received before 11.59 PM PST September 10 "U Conn Eliza" Caltech A Lawrence A Duke C Cambridge A Cambridge B Cambridge C Johns Hopkins A Johns Hopkins B U South Carolina U Florida A UC Berkeley A UC Berkeley B UC Berkeley E UGA A UGA B UGA C Toronto A Notre Dame A U Central Florid...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22827

2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Hello, I am pleased to make the global announcement for ACF Fall 2016, which will take place on the weekend of November 5, 2016 . Editors 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, Ita...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 5096

Re: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)

would like to play, am seeking teammates.

con of me as a teammate: I suck at quizbowl
pro of me as a teammate: I might play this tournament in a delightfully tacky t-shirt that reads "I'm a hot dude with a cool attitude"
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 3786

Re: ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application

A number of people expressed interest in applying for this at NSC last weekend, so I am extending the deadline to Thursday, 9 June, 11.59 pm PST
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue May 31, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 3786

Re: ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application

A reminder that the deadline for this is just under a week away.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri May 13, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 3786

ACF Fall 2016 subject editor application

Hello, ACF is soliciting applications for subject editorship of ACF Fall, which will (tentatively) take place the weekend of November 5, 2016. All collegiate or post-collegiate writers with prior writing experience are encouraged to apply. Editing ACF Fall is a fantastic way to make a lasting impact...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19620

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

An issue we had at my site was the "population size" question. People thought that "population" should be acceptable outright, and that word forms for "size" should be taken. It looks like this happened at more than one site (it was answered correctly with no hesitation in my room, so I didn't thin...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19620

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

Hi folks- Thanks for the feedback so far. I apologize for the mechanical and factual errors- I bear the responsibility for these as much as (or indeed, more than) any of the other editors. On the other hand, I am happy to hear that teams generally enjoyed the set. Future head-editors, keep in mind t...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ UMN-Twin Cities, 11/7/2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: ACF Fall @ UMN-Twin Cities, 11/7/2015

Muriel Axon wrote:I've now posted stats.
bracket names are on point.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 SoCal@ Claremont Colleges
Replies: 1
Views: 2388

Re: ACF Fall 2015 SoCal@ Claremont Colleges

Stats here.

Thanks to Travis & co. for putting on a smooth tournament! It was fun to see all teams perform so well on the set.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17478

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

A few formatting reminders, copied over from last year's announcement: A couple of things to keep in mind as you finish up your submission: 1. Make sure you follow the Half-packet distribution we have assigned you. 2. Follow the ACF Formatting guidelines (link). If your submission strays far from th...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17478

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

We had 91 registrations before 14 September last year. We have 90 registrations as of this post on 13 September. Some mirrors might have fewer teams, but on the whole this is shaping up to be another exciting year for ACF Fall. That said, we do hope that hosts are proactively contacting regional pro...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17478

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

The fields for each site can be viewed here. Navigate between sites using the tabs at the bottom.

While I'm at it, there is now one week left until the first packet submission deadline! Looking forward to receiving your packets.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18801

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

Thanks to everyone who provided valuable input on this topic. We've announced some changes to this year's HS mirrors of ACF Fall here. Hosts should be updating their announcements to reflect these changes soon. Feel free to email us with any questions.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17478

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

If you plan to submit a bid to host a mirror of this tournament, please email us at fall@acf-quizbowl.com before Saturday, August 8th. Bids will be evaluated as they arrive, and we reserve the right to award bids before the deadline. If you would like to bid, we encourage you to do so sooner rather ...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 Subject Editor Application
Replies: 4
Views: 4336

Re: ACF Fall 2015 Subject Editor Application

Please submit your applications by 11.59 PST tomorrow (Saturday, 11 July).
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 11
Views: 7623

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

Writers who are seriously interested in working on a tournament this fall are encouraged to submit an application to join the ACF Fall editing team. Details here.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Team "Martha Stewart's Lime Privilege" (Matt Jackson, Tejas Raje, Jerry Vinokurov, and Matt Weiner) won the first game of an advantaged final over Stanford (Austin Brownlow, Nikhil Desai, Stephen Liu, and Kyle Sutherlin) to win the tournament. Final stats can be found here: all prelim games ; prelim...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Andrew probably meant to post this here, not in the Columbia thread:
Andrew, in the Columbia thread wrote:I believe we have a marnold-shaped hole on our team.

Everyone who received a logistics email from me last week should expect to receive another email with a few reminders later today.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Thanks, Andrew, for getting this rolling. I have been swamped with other work lately, but I will send out more details this Friday.

There won't be any lunch side events on Saturday. I agree with Matt J. re: starting early, and will stress this in the info emails.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

I sent in an email expressing an interest to register for this if there is still space but I received no response. Sorry, responded to this just now. I have added a tab for Cody's Electrical Engineering set in the side-events sign up sheet . It sounds like people want this to happen on Saturday eve...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Any updates on side event line-up and schedule? -Seth The plan right now is to run Eyes immediately after the main event on Saturday. Impossible Speedcheck will follow Eyes. We will decide on the format for the speedcheck based on interest. With the postponement of COMICS, Cottage Bowl and a mini-t...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

I am sorry to be abrupt about this, but due to packet and staffing restrictions, I will close registration now. The final field will be the one listed in the top post. I will get in touch with the people who have expressed interest as free-agents to work something out. I think I have already communi...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

theMoMA wrote:Is there a list of free agents looking for teams somewhere?
I will maintain a list of free agents in the top post. I haven't heard from anyone yet.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

Any chance these will be uploaded to the database soon? Edit: Also, how many packets of questions went unused at Fall? How many packets of "good" questions were unused at Fall? Is there enough to engineer something out of it? Sorry for the late reply. We'll make final edits and upload the set to th...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33557

George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

The University of Maryland, College Park, will host a mirror of George Oppen on Saturday, 21 February 2015. The set is a "Nats-minus" set being produced by Auroni Gupta and Stephen Eltinge - refer to their global announcement for details. Everyone is eligible to play this tournament. Location & Time...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 20893

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

This might be one of the corrections you were talking about above, but there was apparently a problem with the bonus part on Argentina (I think the first part was Juan Peron). Unfortunately I don't remember which packet this was in. Yeah, that was a really egregious error that we should have caught...