ACF Fall (HS only mirror) @ UChicago (11/02/2019)

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ACF Fall (HS only mirror) @ UChicago (11/02/2019)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:24 pm

I am pleased to announce that the Illinois-area high school mirror of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 2, 2019. I will be directing the tournament with the help of Ben Miller and the UChicago team, who will be simultaneously hosting the college iteration of ACF Fall. Please direct any questions about the HS tournament to me at; if the question relates to logistics or finances, I may refer you to Ben.

In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to play 2019 ACF Fall.

This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules.

Base fee: $150
Shorthanded discount (1-2 players): –$75
Buzzers: –$10 per functional system
Staffers: –$15 per staffer with functional laptop
Travel: –$10 per 200 miles traveled one-way
[ACF's "new to quizbowl" discount is restricted to colleges.]

Packet Writing
High school teams do not write question packets for ACF Fall, and are thus not subject to discounts for writing and/or penalties for not writing.

Fill out the central 2019 ACF Fall registration form with all relevant information. The form is here: The field for each site can be found here.

Three notes on the registration form for our high school mirror:
*Don't worry about "Division 2" and "Undergraduate" labels; they're for colleges only. Select "No" for those options.
*For our mirror specifically, simply enter "N/A" for your tentative roster. I will e-mail teams asking for rosters the week of the tournament. (High school rosters are harder to predict in early September than college rosters, after all.)
*ACF is a college quizbowl organization and isn't terribly interested in gathering and sharing media from our high school mirror; in addition, not many high school QB players are 18 years old and able to sign the media release anyway. As a result, you should write "N/A" for the media release.

Notes on High School Teams
ACF policy (and, incidentally, IHSA policy) does not allow high school teams to compete against college teams, hence the existence of high school-only events like ours. I'd like to thank ACF for the seventh year of hosting this tournament, which promises an excellent set of questions for teams that would like a harder-than-regular challenge at the start of the year.

Again, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I hope to see you in Chicago in November!
Brad Fischer
Head Editor, IHSA State Series

Winnebago HS ('06)
Northern Illinois University ('10)
Assistant Coach, IMSA (2010-12)
Coach, Keith Country Day School (2012-16)

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