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ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:34 pm

As of 10/10/2014-

Registration
You can now register for ACF Fall 2014 via this form. Please keep in mind that there are two midwest sites, one of which is for high school teams only. If you are a college team, you will be attending the WUStL site, so make sure you select that when you register.

Host Sites:
We're happy to announce that we have accepted bids to mirror ACF Fall 2014 at these locations:

New England: Yale University (contact Grace Liu)
Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, College Park (contact Gaurav Kandlikar)
Southeast: University of Florida (contact Taylor Harvey)
Texas: UT Austin (contact Arnav Sastry)
Southern California: Claremont Colleges (contact Travis Tu)
Northern California: UC-Berkeley (contact Nicholas Karas)
North: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (contact Han Li)
Midwest: Washington University in St. Louis (contact Richard Yu)
Great Lakes: The Ohio State University (contact Brittany Trang)
Eastern Canada: UOttawa (contact Dennis Beeby)
South-central-east: University of Alabama (contact Mark Morris)

There will also be a Highschool-only mirror at Northern Illinois University (contact Brad Fischer).

For a map of these locations, click here.


=====Original Announcement=====

Hi quizbowl,

This is the official announcement for ACF Fall 2014. The tournament will be happening the weekend of 11/8/2014.

This time is different

Over the last few years, there has been some desire to see the packet submission system changed. Particularly, we've seen that many teams who submit full packets never see their questions make it to the final set. We would like to see some change on that front.

What exactly is different?
There are 3 things that are different:
  • Full packets are optional. You will only be required to submit half-packets.
    The editors will tell you what distribution your submissions should adhere to. We'll have a clear picture on how this will work pretty soon.
    The discount/penalty schedule is slightly different pursuant to the half-packet requirement.
That's it.

I have questions about this new initiative. Who do I contact?

Send emails to acffall14@gmail.com with any questions. We will be putting up an FAQ on this thread and on the website in the near future.

If you would prefer a public forum, please see this thread in the Collegiate Discussion section.

Other details

Editors
Gautam and Gaurav Kandlikar will be overseeing the production of the set.

Most of the editing will be done by Jordan Brownstein of the University of Maryland, Jacob Reed of Yale, Max Schindler of UChicago, Richard Yu of WUStL, and Ben Zhang of Columbia University.

Hosting

Hosts finalized: see the top of this post for host announcements.

We are currently soliciting hosts for all the above regions. Hosting is a good way to raise money and get newer members of your club exposed to well-written, accessible quizbowl questions. If you are interested in hosting, shoot us an email me at acffall14@gmail.com.

Packet Submission
Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2013 is required to submit a packet. High school players are included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams.

Please reference this flowchart for the packet-submission guidelines. The links in the diagram are clickable. If Lucidchart is not working for you, please use this link instead. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to acffall14@gmail.com and we'll clarify.

Please submit packets to acffall14@gmail.com and use “ACF Fall 2014: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Submission schedule
Please refer to the below submission schedule:
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Fees:

Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc.
Buzzer systems*: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International**: -$20
New to ACF teams***: -$25
New quizbowl teams****: -$75

* No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
** For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.
*** For schools which haven't played an ACF tournament between September 2012 and August 2014, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.
**** For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2012, 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.

Packet Penalties
We have clear guidelines on what your submissions can or cannot be, with information on penalties for flouting the guidelines. Please follow them. We will enforce penalties.

Friendly Reminders

Please follow the processes and guidelines laid out by the editors and ACF.
Don't talk about your submitted questions with anyone else until the editors tell you it's okay.
Please follow past iterations of ACF Fall, eg. the 2008, 2009, 2012 versions, for an idea of what your submissions should be like.
If you think a particular topic you want to write on is too hard, it probably is. Write on something easier.

If you have any other questions, please give us a holler at acffall14@gmail.com.

Ciao

Update 1: please send emails to acffall14@gmail.com
Update 2: Link to flowchart on the packet submission process has been added.
Update 3: Host information and registration form has been added.
Update 4: Alternative link to lucidchart added.
Update 5: Added University of Alabama to the list of mirrors.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement

Post by Gautam » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:34 pm

FAQs:

1. How does packet submission work with the new half-packet requirements?
Please reference the original announcement (first post in this thread) and this flowchart for the packet-submission guidelines. If Lucidchart is not working for you, please use this link instead.

2. My team would like to bid for hosting ACF Fall 2014. Are you open to more mirrors besides the "regions" you advertised?
Absolutely. If we think geography or density of teams warrants mirrors besides the "regions" we advertised above, we are certainly interested in seeing those extra mirrors materialize. Just make sure to make a note of it in the your bidding email.

3. When I write questions, do I need to cite my sources? If so, how?
1. You don't need to cite each and every clue. If you are sourcing clues from general encyclopediae like Britannica, don't even bother.
2. There are things you can do to cite within the question. e.g If you are sourcing a clue from Herodotus, you can say "According to Herodotus..." or, if it is Book IV of the Aeneid, you can say "According to Book IV of the Aeneid"
3. Don't bother including footnotes. They are difficult to work with. Just select the text, and add a comment to it. It's easier for us to work with things that way.

Update: 7/5/14 - Added FAQ #2.
Update: 8/20/14 - Added FAQ #3.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement

Post by Gautam » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:35 pm

Packet Submissions! (Accurate as of 3:00 PM Eastern time on Oct 21, 2014)

Submitted before the 09/14/14 deadline:

Central Connecticut (Half Packet)
Ohio State Distance Education (Half Packet)
Waterloo A (Half Packet)
VCU A (Half Packet)
Cal Poly SLO (Half Packet)
Illinois B (Half Packet)
McGill A (Half Packet)
Southampton (Half Packet)
TAMU C (Half Packet)
Illinois B (Half Packet)
Rockford Auburn A (Half Packet)
Berkeley B (Half Packet)
Berkeley H (Half Packet)
(13)

Caltech A (Full Packet)
Kansas State A (Full Packet)
Hinsdale (Full Packet)
Toronto A (Full Packet)
Lawrence A (Full Packet)
Colonel By A (Full Packet)
LASA A (Full Packet)
LASA B (Full Packet)
Ottawa A (Full packet)
Maryland A (Full packet)
McMaster Jay (Full packet)
Brown A (Full packet)
Sheffield (Full Packet)
Berkeley C (Full Packet)
Berkeley A (Full Packet)
Harmony Science Academy (Full Packet)
Illinois A (Full Packet)
Dorman A (Full Packet)
Dorman B (Full Packet)
(19)

Submitted before the 09/28/14 deadline:
Bellarmine A (Half Packet)
Berkeley G (Half Packet)
Berkeley D (Half Packet)
Caltech B (Half Packet)
Kentucky B (Half Packet)
Louisville (Half Packet)
Rice A (Half Packet)
Rice B (Half Packet)
SEMO (Half Packet)
Toronto B (Half Packet)
Toronto A (Andrew) (Half Packet)
Vassar (Half Packet)
(11)

Chattahoochee A (Full Packet)
Columbia A (Full Packet)
Davis HS (Full Packet)
Virginia A (Full Packet)
MIT B (Full Packet)
UGA A (Full Packet)
UCLA A (Full Packet)
(7)

Submitted before the 10/12/14 deadline:
Amherst A (Half Packet)
TAMU A (Half Packet)
TAMU B (Half Packet)
Arcadia A (Half Packet)
Berkeley E (Half Packet)
Berkeley I (Half Packet)
Johns Hopkins A (Half packet)
Clemson A (Half Packet)
Kenyon A (Half Packet)
Kenyon B (Half Packet)
Wright State A (Half Packet)
CMU A (Half Packet)
Northmont HS (Half Packet)
William & Mary (Half Packet)
USC A (Half Packet)
Louisiana (Half Packet)
Central Oklahoma (Half Packet)
RPI A (Half Packet)
Eureka A (Half Packet)
Caltech C (Half Packet)
Kentucky A (Half Packet)
UNC B (Half Packet)
(22)

Michigan State A (Full Packet)
Cornell A (Full Packet)
Cornell B (Full Packet)
Virginia Tech A (Full Packet)
DCC A (Full Packet)
DCC B (Full Packet)
DCC C (Full Packet)
Liberty A (Full Packet)
Liberty B (Full Packet)
(9)

Submitted before the 10/19/14 deadline:
UConn A (Half Packet)
Rutgers A (Half Packet)
Johns Hopkins B (Half Packet)
UNC A (Half Packet)
Northwestern A (Half Packet)
Dartmouth A (Half packet)
Vanderbilt A (Half Packet)
George Washington A (Half Packet)
Kentucky C (Half Packet)
U of Rochester (Half Packet)
Auburn A (Half Packet)
Arcadia B (Half Packet)
MIT A (Half Packet)
Oxford A (Half Packet)
Ohio State A (Half Packet)
UCF A (Half Packet)
St. John's (Half Packet)

Harding A (Full Packet)
U of Arizona (Full packet)

Submitted before the 10/26/14 deadline:
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by minusfive » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:40 am

I don't want to clog up the announcements thread with my complaints, but if anyone's interested, I have enumerated them in a separate post in the "discussion" forum. I think this plan is well-intentioned but has some problems. It's here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =9&t=16036

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by t-bar » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:44 am

Gautam wrote:Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2013 is required to submit a packet. High school players are included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams.
Gautam wrote:New quizbowl teams****: -$75
**** For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2012, 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.
ACF has determined that the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice tournament does not count as a "regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament" for the purposes of either of these rules.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi everyone,

If you plan to submit a bid to host a mirror of this tournament, please email us at acffall14@gmail.com by Saturday, August 9th. 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 than later -- at the very least, drop us a line ASAP indicating your intent to submit bid.

We hope to have most sites lined up by mid-August.

Thanks.

EDITED to include more info.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:24 pm

Hi all,

This is a friendly reminder that if you would like to host ACF Fall this year, we encourage you to send in bids by 11:59 PM Pacific time on Saturday, August 9. We have had a good response from various parts of the country... so if you are keen on hosting, then you should email us at acffall14@gmail.com sooner rather than later.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:39 pm

We're happy to announce that we have accepted bids to mirror ACF Fall 2014 at these locations:

New England: Yale University (contact Grace Liu)
Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, College Park (contact Gaurav Kandlikar)
Southeast: University of Florida (contact Taylor Harvey)
South: Houston area highschool (exact location TBD, contact Chris Romero)
Southern California: Claremont Colleges (contact Travis Tu)
Northern California: UC-Berkeley (contact Nicholas Karas)
North: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (contact Han Li)
Midwest: Washington University in St. Louis (contact Richard Yu)
Great Lakes: The Ohio State University (contact Brittany Trang)
Eastern Canada: UOttawa (contact Dennis Beeby)
UK: University of Warwick (contact su342@warwicksu.com)
South-central-east: University of Alabama (contact Mark Morris)

There will also be a Highschool-only mirror at Northern Illinois University (contact Brad Fischer).

For a map of these locations, click here.

We have asked that hosts not put up announcements on the forums until the centralized ACF registration form is active. The form will be live by the end of this week, and site-specific announcements made shortly thereafter.

We are still seeking bids in the Northwest and United Kingdom regions. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting.

Thanks!

EDIT (13 August): The Texas site, which was originally going to be in San Antonio or Austin, will actually be held in the Houston area.
EDIT (20 August): The UK site will be held at the University of Warwick.
EDIT (14 September): The University of Alabama will be hosting a mirror.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:29 pm

You can now register for ACF Fall 2014 via this form. Please keep in mind that there are two midwest sites, one of which is for high school teams only. If you are a college team, you will be attending the WUSTL site, so make sure you select that when you register.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:18 pm

This is a reminder that teams that wish to submit half-packets must first register on the form Jerry posted, and email us for a half-packet distribution to write to. We will do our best to respond to all registrations within 24 hours, but Gautam is traveling internationally and I am moving across the country this week, so send us another email if we don't get back to you within a day.

Hosts, please remember to have your site announcements up by this Friday, 22 August.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:09 pm

Just to be clear, the ACF shorthanded/financial duress is still in efffect, correct?
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:34 am

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Just to be clear, the ACF shorthanded/financial duress is still in efffect, correct?
Yes, this is discount is active. The terms are spelled out in the 2014-15 packet submission guidelines.

Email us if you think you are eligible for this discount.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:01 pm

There's been some confusion about this recently, so here's a reminder about what fees/discounts do and don't apply to higschool teams:

Apply to Highschool teams
Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc.
Buzzer systems*: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each No maximum.
Laptop: -$5 each Maximum 1 per team.
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way
International**: -$20
* No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum.
** For teams representing schools located in a different country than the tournament host.

The packet submission discount according to the schedule laid out in Gautam's post at the top also applies to HS teams. HS teams are also eligible for other packet-related penalties and discounts (e.g. perfectly formatted packet discount, prohibited question type penalty). Of course, the packet submission requirements for highschool teams are identical to those for collegiate teams:
ACF Rules wrote: Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament (either as a college student or as a high school student) prior to September 1, 2013 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2014-2015.
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Do NOT apply to Highschool team
-New to ACF teams: -$25
-New quizbowl teams: -$75
-Shorthanded/financial duress discount
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:25 am

Hi all,

As of 730 PM IST on Aug 26, 2014 29 Teams have registered using the form. We have contacted all registered teams regarding half-packet distribution assignments. About a fourth of teams thus far registered have expressed interest in writing a full packet - this is encouraging!

If you have not received emails from us, write to us at acffall14@gmail.com and we'll get back to you.

If you have any questions about eligibility, discounts, etc. feel free to use the comment box on the registration form or send us an email at acffall14@gmail.com.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:59 pm

This is a reminder that the first packet submission deadline is exactly two weeks away (14 September 2014). We have already received one full packet and two half packets, have given out 23 additional half packet assignments, and have been promised 11 full packets. Keep the registrations coming!
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:26 pm

Quizbowlers,

We have just sent out an update email to all the teams that have registered so far. If you have not received this email, please contact us at acffall14@gmail.com posthaste.

We now have 85 teams registered. We would love to see that number head north. Keep the registrations coming!

Also a friendly reminder that we are less than 100 hours away for the packet submission deadline. 11:59 PM Pacific time on Sunday, September 14 is a hard deadline, and this is non-negotiable. All the teams that have registered have been notified about this. If we receive packets on Sept 15, then they will only be considered for the Sept 28 deadline. Please plan your submissions accordingly.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:13 am

We have added another site at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa! Contact Mark Morris for details.

Another friendly reminder that the first packet submission deadline is at 11.59 PM Pacific Time, tonight (14 September). We'd love to receive a few more submissions before then.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:24 am

Every team that submitted questions for yesterday's deadline should have received an email from us acknowledging receipt of questions. If you have not received confirmation, write to us. acffall14@gmail.com
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Golran » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:45 pm

The New England site has already hit its field cap and there are 9 teams on the wait list with another 2 expressing interest, almost 2 months out from the tournament. Is there any possibility of getting a second New England site to accommodate these 11 teams?
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:44 am

Golran wrote:The New England site has already hit its field cap and there are 9 teams on the wait list with another 2 expressing interest, almost 2 months out from the tournament. Is there any possibility of getting a second New England site to accommodate these 11 teams?
We are aware of this. We are starting to work on a solution for this. We'll keep you updated.

Edit: Updates available here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16269&p=290301#p290301
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:18 am

This is a reminder that the second packet submission deadline is coming up in 5 days. Only packets that are in our inbox by 11.59pm PST on Sunday, 28 September, will be considered for this deadline.

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 (unless you're writing a full-packet).
2. Follow the ACF Formatting guidelines (link).
If your submission strays far from these guidelines, we will return it to you and ask that you re-send us a well formatted submission. We've had to do this several times already. These are the most common offenses:
  • a. Don't randomize your submission.
    b. Group questions by category. That is, 5 lit tossups, then 5 lit bonuses; then 5/5 of history, then 5/5 of science, ...
    c. Don't number your questions.
    d. Write in TNR, size 10, 1 inch margins.
If you'd like to see an example of a well-formatted submission, drop us a line.
3. Include your team name and the names of all players who wrote questions for the packet at the top of your submission. E.g.
Berkeley A wrote:ACF Fall 2014
Packet by Berkeley A (Ankit Aggarwal, Lukas Vlahos, Ilyas Bayramov, Benjamin Gammage)
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:36 am

Folks, please communicate any un-registration or registration queries to acffall14@gmail.com and not via Facebook, or personal emails, etc. We will probably lose track of getting back to you if you don't send it to the email listed above.

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:00 am

The list of packets received before last night's deadline has been updated in the third post of this thread. Let us know if we missed something. Every team that submitted a packet should also have received an email from us. Email us again if you didn't.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:36 pm

One week until the no-penalty deadline!
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:14 pm

A quick update:

We have been notified that the TQBA is no longer able to host the Houston-area mirror of ACF Fall.

We are in talks with Texas-area folks to get a mirror lined up. We hope to announce details in the next 5 days.

Please bear with us. We apologize for the inconvenience this is going to cause teams. If this adversely affects you, please email us at acffall14@gmail.com
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Romero » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:39 pm

As Gautam indicated, this past week TQBA had to cancel its previously planned mirror of ACF Fall in Houston. Unfortunately we were unable to find enough staff members to sustain the event. We hope that with four weeks before the scheduled event, some group from Houston or Austin will be able to step in and host the event.

I want to take this opportunity to apologize to ACF, its fall editing team, and all the college and high school squads who wish play the event. I wish circumstances had worked out differently.

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:58 pm

We are pleased to announce that Arnav and folks from UT Austin, with generous support from the LASA team, will be hosting the ACF Fall mirror.

We thank everyone for the quick turnaround in getting the new mirror setup. We hope that teams planning on attending the Houston mirror will be able to adjust their plans and make it to Austin instead.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:15 am

The list of packets received before last night's deadline has been updated in the third post of this thread. Every team that submitted a packet should also have received an email from us. Email us again if you didn't.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:59 am

This is a reminder that the $20 penalty deadline is coming up tonight at 11.59 PM PST. Please get your submission in ASAP.

EDIT: Please remember that if you submit a packet with missing questions or with major formatting issues, we will ask you to resubmit and only consider your complete packet for penalty purposes. Refer to the sample packet we have sent out for formatting guidelines, and email us with specific questions.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:09 pm

Hi quizbowl-

We have yet to see some programs with strong quizbowl traditions sign up for playing ACF Fall. We'd love to have you play. Please sign up soon! Many sites are reaching capacity with the number of teams they can host.

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:27 pm

We submitted our packet on Sunday evening, but it is not listed on the list.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:59 pm

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:We submitted our packet on Sunday evening, but it is not listed on the list.
We had not gotten around to updating it. It is up now.

Suffice it to say that if we sent you a reply with confirmation that we received your packet, then we have your discounts applied correctly in our spreadsheet tracker. It just takes some time for us to translate that into updating the packet tracking post here.

Sorry about that.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:03 pm

If you haven't submitted packets for ACF Fall '14, your chance to submit them before the $50 deadline ends in a few hours.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:22 pm

We now have 200 teams registered for ACF Fall. This is incredible. Thank you for the support, quizbowl community!
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by no ice » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:03 am

When do you announce which packets will be used at the tournaments?
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Gautam » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:38 am

no ice wrote:When do you announce which packets will be used at the tournaments?
As is customary for any packet sub tournament, teams who are playing will know the morning of the tournament.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by los_dos_kandlikars » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:56 pm

Hi quizbowlers-

ACF Fall is only 4 days away. We're still looking at 200+ teams participating - this is huge! On behalf of our editing team and ACF, we'd like to thank everyone for committing to attend this year's Fall; we're sure you'll love it.

A couple of quick things - please be sure to thank the folks who submitted the questions; if you wrote questions for submissions, give yourself a pat on the back! We can't thank you enough for all the stuff you sent our way. The quality of the questions we got was vastly better than what we had worked on in '08, '09, and '12. So kudos to everyone for that.

Also, if you will get a chance to meet one of the editors this weekend (Jordan from Maryland, Jacob from Yale, Max from UChicago, Richard from Wash U in StL, Ben from Columbia), please be sure to thank them as well. If you can't meet them personally, then send them a message over Facebook or email. They have put in a lot of hard work into polishing the set. I'm confident that you'll have a good time playing this set.

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:08 pm

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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by los_dos_kandlikars » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:05 pm

This set has been shipped. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. We hope that you enjoy playing the set, and we look forward to hearing your comments after all mirrors have finished.
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:01 am

I was just wondering when this set would be cleared and posted online?
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Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Post by Eddie » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:03 am

There's a temporary download link over at this post.
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