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2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:39 pm
by awb3
I am pleased to announce that the South Central site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at Rice on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The tournament will take place at (building TBD), with team check-in beginning at 8:00 and gameplay beginning at 9:00. I will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].

In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2019–2020 school year are eligible to play 2020 ACF Regionals. ACF’s full eligibility rules are available here. Questions about eligibility should be directed to [email protected].

This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules.

Fill out the central 2020 ACF Regionals registration form with all relevant information. The form is here: The field for each site can be found here.

The field cap is 20, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist. Please register by January 20, 2020 at the latest.
  • Base fee: $150
  • New to quizbowl discount: –$100
  • Shorthanded discount (1–2 players): –$75
  • Buzzers: –$10 per functional system
  • Staffers: –$15 per staffer with functional laptop
  • Travel: –$10 per 200 miles per school traveled one-way
The 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 2018, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.

Packet Discounts/Penalties
Any team with at least two people 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, 2018 is required to submit a half-packet. If they have not already requested them, teams will receive their distribution after registering. If you are unsure whether your team is required to submit a half-packet, please email ACF at [email protected].

The submission schedule is as follows (your submission must be sent to [email protected] by 11:59 PM PDT):
  • November 10, 2019: –$50
  • November 24, 2019: –$25
  • December 8, 2019: –$0
  • December 22, 2019: +$25
  • December 29, 2019: +$50
Packets submitted later than December 29 will receive an additional penalty of +$10 per day starting on December 30.

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:04 am
by Judson Laipply
Thanks to Andrew for running a very good tournament.

Having not played solo since Early Autumn Collegiate Novice in 2010, I probably would have been mentally finished by the middle of the day if there was logistical bullshit to contend with.

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:32 pm
by awb3
Congratulations to Texas A for winning the overall title, Texas B for winning the undergraduate title and being the overall runner-up, and Texas A&M B for being the undergraduate runner-up!

Stats can be found here:

Thanks to everyone for coming!

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:35 pm
by awb3
Also congrats to our top 10 scorers:

1. James Lasker (Chicago J)
2. William Golden (Texas A)
3. Jason Shi (Texas C)
4. John Broussard (Houston)
5. Abdullah Akbar (Texas-Dallas A)
6. Ashwath Seetharaman (Texas B)
7. Jaskaran Singh (Texas A)
8. Deepak Muthyala (with 22 negs) (Texas A&M B)
9. Graham Stockton (Texas B)
10. Tyler McStravick (Texas A&M B)