Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU: 11/3/07

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Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall at VCU: 11/3/07

Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:27 pm

The Mid-Atlantic site for ACF Fall 2007 will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on Saturday, November 3.

To register, post in this thread or mail me at [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you want to bring, and an email address where you can be contacted with details.

Please arrive to register by 9:00 so we can get round 1 started by 9:15. The tournament will be held in the School of Business Building, with the opening meeting in room 1118. General directions to our Monroe Park campus (aka "Academic Campus") may be found at the link. Use "1050 W Main St, Richmond, Virginia" as the destination address for your mapping software of choice.

The tournament format will most likely be a full round-robin, which will followed by division into playoff brackets if the round-robin alone gives teams fewer than 12 games, and will end with ACF-format finals. Games will be played under the official ACF rules. If there are enough teams to warrant it, the highest-finishing all-undergraduate and/or all-Division II teams will receive recognition, and may play in a final if there is no overall final, but all teams will play in the same field for the bulk of the tournament.

Packet submission requirements/exemptions/guidelines/fees are found at the general announcement for ACF Fall. All packets should be sent to Eric Kwartler as indicated in that post, and all questions about packet writing, requests for extensions, and so forth should go to him.

The site-specific fees are as follows:

$100 base fee per team
$10 discount per fully functional buzzer system (control box, power cord, and at least eight activators all work)
$20 discount for a full-time competent moderator.
+/- whatever packet discounts or penalties Eric tells me to apply

You can play for as little as zero dollars if you bring a bunch of buzzers and staffers and have submitted your packet early.

Financial arrangements will be handled by Quizbowl at VCU treasurer Andrew Alexander. All teams must pay on Saturday morning, in one of two forms: cash, or a personal or institutional check made out to Andrew Alexander. Do not bring checks made out to Matt Weiner, to VCU, to "quizbowl," or so forth. We can't do anything with them, and you will be asked to pay us out of your own pocket if you bring unusable checks. Unless you have made a specific arrangement with me or Andrew, you must pay your full registration fee at or before the tournament. If you need an invoice ahead of time so that your sponsor can cut a check, let me know. Otherwise, all teams will receive invoices at the tournament.

Click on the above links for campus maps. On-street parking is free and available around the campus on Saturdays. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided on-site, but there are plenty of eateries within walking distance of the building, and you'll get a list of options at the tournament.

Post here or mail me if you have any further questions about the tournament itself, travel strategies, or so forth. Several teams have already expressed interest in the tournament, so I'm looking forward to a vibrant and competitive ACF Fall.

--Matt Weiner, tournament director, ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic
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Teams/buzzers/staffers so far (to be edited as registrations come in):

William & Mary x2
Maryland x2
North Carolina x3
Carnegie Mellon
VCU
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:35 pm

Maryland is definitely bringing 2 teams. There is a slight possibility we will be bringing a 3rd team if some of the other new players are interested. We'll be bringing at least 2 buzzers, and 1 or 2 moderators.
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Post by wwellington » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:13 pm

UNC will be bringing three teams and two buzzer sets.

Also, I think you already have this, but our e-mail is uncquizbowl at gmail dot com.

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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:11 pm

wwellington wrote:UNC will be bringing three teams and two buzzer sets.

Also, I think you already have this, but our e-mail is uncquizbowl at gmail dot com.
We'd also appreciate getting an invoice in advance.

Any more team updates?

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:48 pm

Casanova Frankenstein wrote:
Any more team updates?
W&M will bring two buzzers and at least two teams, probably more. Also, our 3rd year law student will make a rare appearance (it seems VCU tournaments are the only ones he can ever make).
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Post by Matt Weiner » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:51 pm

I have received confirmation that the tournament will take place wholly on the first floor of the School of Business Building.

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Post by Tower Monarch » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:47 am

Hey Matt Weiner, Maggie Walker just managed to get enough interest if its not too late. We are going off of your offer in the high school comparison post. It would just be one team, but we need a yes or no by 4 00 on whether we can come please.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:36 pm

Yeah, you can still be accommodated. See you tomorrow (School of Business 1118 by 9:00).

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Post by jbarnes112358 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:23 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:Yeah, you can still be accommodated. See you tomorrow (School of Business 1118 by 9:00).
BTW, Matt, we have an experienced reader.

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Post by Matt Weiner » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:58 pm

Overall champion: Maryland A
Undergrad champion and overall second place: North Carolina A
Division 2 champion and overall third place: Carnegie Mellon

Full stats may be found at this comically long link. Thanks to all the teams for coming, and especially to Dwight Kidder, Andrew Feist, Jonathan Magin, and Paul from the Maggie Walker group for reading.

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Post by Tower Monarch » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:14 pm

Maggie Walker definitely enjoyed today, which was full of very close games. 13 games is almost unheard of on the high school circuit and it was a great chance to rematch a couple of our close matches. Clearly we have some work to do if we want to continue playing against these teams, but in our defense we were missing our 1st or 2nd best player and were clearly afraid to buzz as evidenced by our extraordinarily low neg rate. Congrats to UMD, UNC, and Carnegie Mellon, and thanks to Matt Weiner for letting us play on such short notice.
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Post by wowitsquinthaha » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:18 pm

Greg Tito is amazing?
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:06 pm

wowitsquinthaha wrote:Greg Tito is amazing?
confirm.

This was easily one of the best tournaments I've ever been a part of. The only real issue that came up was time, as it took quite a while to get started. After that things moved soundly, and some good choices of books for prizes.

Congrats to UMCP A, UNC A, and CMU.
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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:31 pm

Greg definitely owned. Also, playing 13 games was awesome. We may have done a little better with Andrew or Palmer, but it was a great experience overall.
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Post by dschafer » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:53 pm

Thanks to Matt and VCU for a fantastic tournament. Everything ran smoothly, the readers were excellent, and the ending time was quite reasonable, especially considering we got 13 full rounds of play.

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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:05 pm

Just a quick stat note: I did not score 1 tossup in UNC B's game against our A team, for the fairly substantial reason that I was driving southbound somewhere on I-85 at that time.

Had a good time at the part of ACF Fall I did make, though. Thanks.
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Post by wowitsquinthaha » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:34 pm

I cant wait to see these questions, because it seems like Maggie Walker actually did really well.

Just as a side note, Chris Ray had more than 3 times as many negs as the Maggie Walker team...
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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:45 pm

Yeah, we were being perhaps a little too cautious...which may have hurt in all those 1-2 toss-up losses.
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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:18 pm

MLWGS-Gir wrote: 1-2 toss-up losses.
Darren Abernethy = Acie Law IV

Also, the W&M A vs. W&M B playoff game that was supposed to happen will likely take place tomorrow, so if W&M A wins in the rematch then I believe we'll officially tie for 3rd.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:43 pm

By the way, we found a black hoodie in a game room at the end of the day and I took it with me in case it belonged to someone at the tournament. If you are missing such a stylish garment, let me know.

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:42 pm

Zip Zap Rap Pants wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote: 1-2 toss-up losses.
Darren Abernethy = Acie Law IV

Also, the W&M A vs. W&M B playoff game that was supposed to happen will likely take place tomorrow, so if W&M A wins in the rematch then I believe we'll officially tie for 3rd.
This ended up happening a week later than I said it would. W&M B pulled the upset again :cry: , and George Berry officially smokes crack (check the stats, Matt updated them to reflect that game). He got the first four tossups, almost pulling a killing spree...
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