This tournament is half-packet submission; that is, if you would be required to write a packet (someone on your team has more than 2 years of collegiate experience), you only need to submit a half packet to Ahmad. If you submit a full packet before August 1st, well, hooray money (for you!) - everybody wins. You're also welcome to submit a full packet for the additional discount. I believe Ahmad did say that he might be open to allowing teams to play sans packet depending on what happens with submissions, so if that's a dealbreaker for you, I'd recommend getting in touch with him first.The Venerable Ahmad wrote:Teams not submitting a half-packet: $120
Teams submitting a half-packet before August 1st: $50
Teams submitting a packet before August 1st: $30
See the distribution in Ahmad's post for a suggest half-packet distribution. Please note that if you wouldn't have to submit a packet per ACF guidelines, you don't have to submit anything (half or full) for this event.
I imagine the actual TD for this event will post the other details shortly (discounts, rooms, likelihood of rusty knives). I'm also interested in organizing side events for this weekend, either one on Saturday, a Saturday-Sunday split, or a side event-only short day Sunday. I know there are some events floating about around here that might happen at VCU or might happen the next weekend, so it would be ideal if those people could let us know what their plans are.
On the matter of side events, a (perhaps slightly more organized) rematch of our Africa Challenge tournament remains a possibility and if enough people sign up for it I'm open to impersonating the University of Malawi-Lilongwe Ghost Rats to see if we can obtain a full packet set. I also think there are some pretty amusing things in the secret stash if we end up wanting to do something like this (the designate bowl tournament at CO last year was certainly a blast).