ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

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ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Hello,

This is the announcement for the California mirror of ACF Fall to be held at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall on November 2. This is meant to be an easier college level set for introducing new players to the game as a whole while still providing decent competition for veterans.

To register, please email me at ankit.aggarwal[AT]berkeley[dot]edu. Please include how many teams you are bringing and what discounts you qualify for.

Registered Teams
Berkeley-a large undetermined number of house teams

Packet Submission
As per the ACF submission rules, any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2012 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2013-2014. This includes ACF Fall. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament. As of a recent rule change, high school players are now included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. (For more on high school teams, please see below.) Please submit packets to the same Gmail account, "acf.fall.2013", and use “ACF Fall 2013: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Fees:

Base fee: $120 per team
Buzzer systems: -$5 each No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International: -$20
For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.
New ACF teams: -$25
For schools who did not send a team to ACF Fall, Regionals, or Nationals between September 2011 and August 2013, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.
New quizbowl teams: -$75
For schools who did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2011, 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.

This year’s submission schedule is:

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on:
September 8, 2013: -$50
September 22, 2013: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 6, 2013: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 13, 2013: +$25
October 20, 2013: +$50
After Oct. 20, 2013: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

Packet Penalties
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:
*Incorrect formatting: Please take a moment to review the ACF Packet Guidelines on formatting to make sure you format your packet correctly.
*Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is often very easy to catch. People caught plagiarizing will be subject to large fines and public shaming.
*Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, and 5-10-15 bonuses.
Please see the additional packet penalties section for more info.

Note Regarding High School 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 write a packet if any of its members played a college tournament prior to the 2012-2013 competition season.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 pm

You can now register using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PLoMzG ... o/viewform.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by Capricious » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:35 am

How does the field look?
ASU will be sending at least one team, with the possibility for a second.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by njsbling » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:32 pm

Field (14):
Bellarmine (1)
Cal Poly SLO (1)
Menlo (1)
Stanford (3)
UC Berkeley (7)
UC San Diego (1)
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by Susan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:52 pm

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you are Bellarmine, Claremont, Escobar, Menlo, Mira Loma, or Stanford, please register using this form.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by The Tourist » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:35 pm

The University of Arizona is going to attempt to put together a team for this tournament. I'm loathe to write a packet, pay $120, and drive the completely unreasonable distance from Tucson to San Francisco all by myself, but we'll see if I can recruit some teammates.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by njsbling » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:48 pm

We encourage you to join us, Ian! Since you will be traveling far you will receive the travel discount. Has Arizona ever played an ACF tournament before? (If not, you can receive more discounts and such). Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Congratulations to Stanford A, which went undefeated to win this tournament!

Full statistics will be available soon.
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Post by njsbling » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:05 am

A big thanks to everyone who made this event possible (Moderators, fill-in house moderators, Jeff, editors, etc); it was a lot of fun! Congrats to Stanford A!
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:02 pm

Undergraduate:
1st place: UCSD
2nd place: Berkeley A, Berkeley C, and Menlo (three-way tie)

Division II:
1st place: Berkeley C
2nd place: Berkeley B
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

Post by Charbroil » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:49 am

List of Fighting Spirit characters wrote:Stats are up: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/.
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Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

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Jeff Hoppes
President, Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance
former HSQB Chief Admin (2012-13)
VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

"I wish to make some kind of joke about Jeff's love of birds, but I always fear he'll turn them on me Hitchcock-style." -Fred

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