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Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:01 am
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Base fee: $120 per team
Buzzers: -$5 each for working buzzers
Staffers: -$10 each
Laptop: -$10 each at UCLA, Tulsa, Chicago, and Delaware sites
Travel: -$10 per team for each 200 miles travelled
Canada -$20 for your team being from a Canadian school
New ACF teams (your school did not send a team to ACF Fall, Regionals, or Nationals since September 2005, AND no one on the team claiming this discount played those tournaments for another school) -$25 per team
New quizbowl teams (your school did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament between September 2005 and January 2008, AND no one on the team claiming this discount played those tournaments for another school) -$100 per team
Minimum fee for a school: $0

INFO

ACF Regionals will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008.

Information for those required to write packets is at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/regionals2008.html .

Regionals this year will display a SIGNIFICANT drop in difficulty from the past few years. While it will not be quite as easy as ACF Fall, it will be emblematic of "regular difficulty" in quizbowl rather than any hypothetical "Regionals difficulty." It may compare roughly in difficulty and style to Penn Bowl 2007. With that in mind, coupled with an initiative to get teams who only played College Bowl or Honda in the past to attend this tournament, I hope to see teams display interest in regions which did not have ACF Regionals sites in 2007, as well as in the traditional locations.

--Matt Weiner, Chief Editor, ACF Regionals 2008



***** This is just a preliminary post. I don't normally post this stuff nor am I the captain of the team. I am just posting because none of the other UD members are registered here. More specific information to follow, thanks for your patience

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:17 pm
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Contact mapellegrini at comcast dot net for registration/further questions.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:26 am
by btressler
Though I am not a TD, I can share the current field:

Maryland - 2 Teams

Interest:

Penn
Swarthmore

Is this it?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:10 am
by Mike Bentley
This is an exciting field.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:27 pm
by btressler
I thought so too. So much for the rebirth of the Mid-Atlantic.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:50 pm
by vcuEvan
I'm fairly sure VCU will be coming... although Andrew won't be there so we'll likely suck.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:08 pm
by Lapego1
Penn will be there pretty much for sure if that's worth anything...I'd hate to get last in a 3-team field though...

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:35 pm
by Matt Weiner
i also heard Rutgers-Newark wanted to come, so I will follow up with them. Princeton, William & Mary, Rutgers-New Brunswick, Carnegie Mellon...where are you?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:48 pm
by Pilgrim
CMU will be bringing a team.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:23 pm
by yoda4554
I also emailed you guys some time back to say that Temple's bringing a team.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:41 pm
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
yoda4554 wrote:I also emailed you guys some time back to say that Temple's bringing a team.
Make sure you e-mailed markpell at udel dot edu with that information. Last time I heard we were up to 6 teams, 2 from MD, and 2 each from two other school that slip my mind.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:24 pm
by btressler
Here's a much improved field update:

Currently:

* 2 Maryland
* 1-2 from Swarthmore
* 1+ from University of Pennsylvania
* 1 from Temple
* 1 from CMU
* 1 from VCU
* 1-2 house teams, depending on staffing.

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:57 pm
by Mike Bentley
In case the message didn't get through, Maryland is only sending 1 team to this tournament.

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:52 am
by btressler
As of the meeting last night, here was the expected field:

CMU
Delaware House team(s) (2 if an appropriate number of packets exist, 1 if not)
Maryland
Penn A
Penn B
Temple
VCU

If this is not correct, we need to know, well, now.

Of more concern was that they didn't have the questions yet and didn't know when they are coming. Would someone in charge please communicate to them about this?

If someone has the questions, I wouldn't mind a copy sent to charterquiz at gmail dot com as a backup plan. Thanks.

Bill, on behalf of Delaware ACC.

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:59 am
by Matt Weiner
Stat74 wrote:Of more concern was that they didn't have the questions yet and didn't know when they are coming. Would someone in charge please communicate to them about this?
As updated to TDs in a very recent e-mail, questions will be going out this evening (not tomorrow morning!).

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:35 am
by Mike Bentley
Thanks to Delaware for hosting this tournament. Things ran pretty well and we did 12 rounds in a pretty good time frame.

I would like to express my frustration that this event only drew 6 teams, however. This hasn't just been a problem at ACF Regionals, either. It seems like a lot of teams in the Midatlantic Circuit are for unknown reasons skipping out on tournaments that they know will be well edited and that will not be very far away for some reason. This is probably the 3rd or 4th tournament this year where some of the better teams on the Midatlantic circuit haven't shown up, which kind of sucks.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:06 pm
by yoda4554
Incidentally, for those who care:

The setup was that Delaware and Maryland broke their teams into two for an 8-team round robin, after which they recombined for a 6 team round-robin (with the exception of Charles, who joined a lonely Trevor Davis to fill out CMU's team). Out of this muck, Maryland's only loss came to itself in the first round-robin; CMU(+Meigs), Temple, and Penn A all ended 7-5, and Delaware and Penn B were fifth and sixth. As I'm sure surprises no one, Jonathan, who played solo for the first round robin, was top scorer.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:31 pm
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Bentley Like Beckham wrote: I would like to express my frustration that this event only drew 6 teams, however. This hasn't just been a problem at ACF Regionals, either. It seems like a lot of teams in the Midatlantic Circuit are for unknown reasons skipping out on tournaments that they know will be well edited and that will not be very far away for some reason. This is probably the 3rd or 4th tournament this year where some of the better teams on the Midatlantic circuit haven't shown up, which kind of sucks.
I agree with Mike here. There were 5 schools there, which I am pretty sure is the smallest school turn-out I've ever seen in my four years of QB. I may not be as informed about the current college situation on the Mid-Atlantic, but for a while it seemed like we wouldn't be getting enough teams to host a semi-significant tournament.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:50 pm
by Lapego1
So, stats?

Stats

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:24 pm
by Pellegrini

Re: Stats

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:40 pm
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Pellegrini wrote:The stats are available here: http://udel.edu/stu-org/acc/pastevents/ ... dings.html
Ah, I see Mark beat me to it.

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:28 pm
by pray for elves
Did you use something other than SQBS, or is this just SQBS with a stylesheet applied?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:03 pm
by cdcarter
DeisEvan wrote:Did you use something other than SQBS, or is this just SQBS with a stylesheet applied?
Markup looks like SQBS.

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:02 pm
by Mike Bentley
There are pretty much errors in the indiviudal stats for each of our rounds, but whatever, they don't make a big difference in the long run.

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:55 pm
by UDEL-ACC
DeisEvan wrote:Did you use something other than SQBS, or is this just SQBS with a stylesheet applied?
Just applied our CSS to the SQBS code.