ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

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ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:12 pm

UCF will be the Florida host of the ACF Regionals on Saturday, March 5, 2011, HOWEVER, this will now take place on Valencia CC's West Campus! Matches will be held in Building 9. We'll expect to register teams from 9-9:30ish and start soon after, but certainly by 9:45 a.m.

Valencia West Campus Map: http://valenciacc.edu/AboutUs/locations/west_campus.cfm

Packet Submission
Detailed packet submission information can be found in the main ACF Regionals thread. It is your responsibility to make sure you meet eligibility and packet submission requirements. Please see that thread for full information. However, since the majority of teams participating will be CCs full of brand-new players, few packets will be generated by teams at this site.

Fees
Base fee: $120
Buzzer systems: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each (up to two)
Laptop: -$5 each (max 1/team)
Travel: -$10 for every 200 mi. travelled
International: -$20
New to ACF teams: -$25
New to Quizbowl teams: -$75
Packet fees/discounts: see the main ACF Regionals thread.

Checks should be made payable to "University of Central Florida." Cash, of course, is happily accepted as well.

To register or express interest, please reply in this thread or e-mail me at cborglum at valenciacc dot edu.

Field:
Valencia 2
UCF 1
Chipola 1
Pasco-Hernando 3
South Florida CC 2
North Florida CC 1
Florida !
Toronto!!!
South Carolina
Lake Sumter CC
New College



PS--thanks to Arnav, as I stole much of the text above from his Stanford announcement.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ellzee » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:54 am

You may safely assume that UCF itself will have 1-2 teams playing. I might be even be so bold as to say we could potentially have 3 if we continue to see an influx of interest in our nascent program.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by pretzeldude92 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:01 am

Alabama will be sending one team to this event.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:56 am

Great! We'll be happy to see you.

Meantime, I've edited the announcement upthread to note that matches will take place in the UCF Student Union in the center of campus (in front of the big fountain). Unfortunately, the Union closes at 4:30, so I've moved registration to 9 am, with matches to begin at 9:30. Considering parking and other hassles at UCF, we'll need to order in for lunch in order to maximize the number of matches we can get in before 4:30, so we'll probably ask everyone to kick in $5/person for pizza.

Also, since we're ending that early, it's a fair bet that ad hoc arrangements for more packet playing at some beer-serving establishment will be made upon the official tournament's completion.

I'll try to get UCF folks to provide some nearby hotel info ASAP.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:02 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote: Also, since we're ending that early, it's a fair bet that ad hoc arrangements for more packet playing at some beer-serving establishment will be made upon the official tournament's completion.
So the new strategy is to get Dallin drunk? I'm totally on board with this one.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:14 pm

Big news: though UCF is still nominally the host of the Florida site of ACF Regionals 2011, we'll now be holding the matches 15 miles west, at Valencia CC's West Campus. I've amended the original announcement to reflect this.

We were unable to work successfully with UCF's student clubs administration to reserve rooms elsewhere than their Student Union building, which was to close at 4:30, since the March 5 date falls during UCF's spring break. Especially now with teams coming from Alabama and Toronto, we want to ensure that the most possible rounds can be played, so moving to a location where we have no closing time was necessary.

I have every expectation that UCF's fledgling program will try to mirror a tournament on its actual campus next fall as they continue to get up and running. But for now running it at Valencia will ensure a smooth and familiar tournament experience for all teams.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by pretzeldude92 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:33 pm

Alabama will unfortunately no longer be able to attend this site.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:40 pm

Man, y'all really wanted to visit UCF's campus that badly?
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by Cooper98 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:51 pm

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Man, y'all really wanted to visit UCF's campus that badly?
Shoot yeah I did, I wouldn't mind going there for grad school in the future. I like wearing shorts year round.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:05 am

Jorts, man--they do jorts at UCF. But we're sorry we'll miss you this time. If you do come to UCF for grad school, there will be a team in place.

PS--Field updated in opening post.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 am

Is it possible for South Carolina to still register for this regionals? We'll bring a buzzer system, and Bryn and myself will be available to read and whatnot.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:41 am

Heck, yeah! We'll be happy to have y'all, Eric. I'll put you on the list for one team (I presume), and I'll definitely put you and Bryn to work. Shoot me an e-mail (cborglum at valenciacc dot edu) if you need any hotel suggestions, etc.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:09 am

So we've had two teams jump into this in the last 24 hours: Lake Sumter CC and New College, neither of whom, I'm pretty certain, have ever played an ACF tournament, so that's good to see. I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning at 9:15ish in Building 9 on Valencia's West Campus.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:48 pm

South Carolina (Phong, Robert, Taylor) won this tournament, going 11-0 and beating Chipola (Dallin, Ashley) (9-2) in two games (one on the last toss-up, one comfortably) at the end. A good time seemed to have been had by all. Stats will be posted tomorrow.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by minusfive » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:21 am

I had a great time at this very well-run tournament, and just wanted to thank the moderators, scorekeepers, opponents, and especially Chris for making this the BEST. TOURNAMENT. EVER.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by sychipola » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:26 am

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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:46 am

Was the final game missed?
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Post by crimsonscholar » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:42 pm

I am sad. I missed out in playing in either the Ferrante or Teicher divisions. Great name choice.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:38 pm

Lena, our stats person, had to go before the final match was completed. South Carolina won the last match versus Chipola 320-85.

Final match individuals:

USC
Phong 5/2
Robert 6/0
Taylor 1/0

Chipola
Dallin 4/3
Ashley 1/0

Big thanks to Stan Young for posting stats for me, as always.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:25 pm

crimsonscholar wrote:I am sad. I missed out in playing in either the Ferrante or Teicher divisions. Great name choice.
You must introduce me to their works, perhaps over a stromboli.
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Congratulations to USC. Congratulations to Dallin, as well. But really, I would like to congratulate Toronto. It's totally awesome that you guys came to the Southeast to play a tournament. Sorry we couldn't make it.
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:37 pm

I'll echo the props to Jordan and Andrew for coming from the Great White North to compete in our tournament. They're great guys, and we had a fine time having them around. I look forward to bringing three Valencia teams to Toronto for some tournament in the next 15 years (preferably in July).
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Re: ACF Regionals at UCF: March 5, 2011

Post by minusfive » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks for the congratulations and props (I will always accept props)! With such a well-run and enjoyable tournament and venue (and after-tournament), it was a real pleasure to attend and I highly recommend the Florida and Valencia experience to anyone in the future looking for good quizbowl with good people.
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