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ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:52 pm
by naneekeralc
I am pleased to announce the New England site of ACF Regionals 2019, to be held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Check-in will be from 8:30 am to 8:45 am. Teams should report to 26-100 (located in building 26) for check in, and all games will take place in building 26. A map of MIT's campus can be found here.

Getting to MIT:

MIT is easily accessible via the Boston T system by taking the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. We recommend teams avoid driving if possible, as parking is very difficult to find on the MIT campus. A list of parking locations on campus can be found here.


Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please write to us at clkeenan [AT] mit [DOT] edu with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information.
Second, fill out the central ACF Regionals registration form with all relevant information.


Base fee: $135
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Staffers: -$10/staffer
Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60
New to quizbowl discount: -$100

"New to quizbowl" discount is intended for schools that did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2017, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.

Packet submission:

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, 2017 is required to submit a half-packet. House teams from host schools, as well as teams composed of people who have not played regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournaments prior to September 1, 2017, are not required to submit a half-packet, but may choose to do so by the no penalty deadline for a -$50 discount.

*For these purposes, all ACF tournaments, NAQT Division I or Division II SCT, NAQT ICT, and typical academic invitationals and summer opens count as regular collegiate academic tournaments. Trash or “hybrid” tournaments, College Bowl/HCASC, and tournaments played on NAQT's Collegiate Novice series sets do not.

The submission schedule for this tournament is:
November 18th, 2018: -$50
December 2nd, 2018: -$25
December 16th, 2018: No penalty
January 6th, 2019: +$25
January 13th, 2019: +$50
After that, +$10 for each additional day that you're late.
After January 20th, you will be dropped from the tournament, with no exceptions.

Please submit your half-packet to [email protected]. The actual e-mail with the attached half-packet should have a subject-line reading: "School + Team Letter (if applicable) HALF-PACKET." In order to meet a deadline, you must submit your half-packet before 11:59pm Eastern Time on that date. Half-packets should be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format.


The field is currently capped at 16. We may be able to expand depending on staff availability.

For more information, consult the global announcement or email the editors at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:53 pm
by naneekeralc
Field: (teams/buzzers/staffers)

Amherst (2/0/0)
Brandeis (1/1/0)
Cornell (1/3/0)
Harvard (2/3/7)
NYU (2/1/0)
Wesleyan (1/0/0)
Williams (1/1/0)
Yale (4/3/0)

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:16 pm
by naneekeralc
Reminder to teams to please send me an email in addition to filling out the central registration form. Your registration is not complete until you receive some communication from me indicating that it is.

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:30 pm
by person361
You can pay by cash or by writing a check to "MIT Quiz Bowl Team".

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 pm
by naneekeralc
Prelims stats are up

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 pm
by naneekeralc
Thanks to everyone who came out to staff and play today! Yale A cleared the field and therefore won without the need for a final, Cornell A had to leave and so forfeited the second place game/UG final to Harvard A, and Harvard B cleared the DII field to win without a final. Combined stats are here.