ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

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ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:00 pm

Brandeis is pleased to host the New England site of ACF Fall on Saturday, 8 November.

Tournament Cost
The usual ACF fee structure applies:
Base fee: $120
Buzzer systems: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each
Laptop: -$10 each (max 1 per team)
Travel: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled
International: -$20
Teams new to ACF: -$25
Teams new to quizbowl: -$75

Packet submission
Please see the ACF Fall global announcement and ACF packet guidelines.

Location, Directions, and Time
Check-in for the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Brandeis University is located at 415 South Street, Waltham, MA; the tournament will be held in the Rabb Academic Complex. I will post travel suggestions and specific directions here at a later date.

Registration
Please contact me at hkirsch@brandeis.edu to register or if you have any questions.

Field Update! 10/19
Hunter
Yale (2)
Dartmouth (3?)
Hampshire
Brown (?)
RPI (2)
Harvard (4?)
MIT (3?)
Princeton (1-2)
NYU (2)


We hope to see you at ACF Fall!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Post by The Logic of Scientific Disco » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:16 pm

We'll be there with a few (2-3) teams for sure, though as usual we'll be a little late--the Commuter Rail doesn't get to Brandeis until 9:03.
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Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:02 pm

Same situation with us. We'll definitely have enough returning players to provide you with four teams, plus probably another team of novices. Kyle may be interested in reading; I know he isn't too interested in playing.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:30 pm

Hopefully RPI can send a team or two, but as I mentioned earlier I'm still in the early stages of forming a team so I'll keep you updated.
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Post by Sima Guang Hater » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:39 pm

When we resume practices in two weeks, we'll let you know. There will be at least one team from Brown, though.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Post by dyetman89 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:44 pm

Expect a one-man team to show up from Hunter.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:07 pm

dyetman89 wrote:Expect a one-man team to show up from Hunter.
And so the Era of Being Confused About What People Mean by "Hunter" begins.

In other news, I'll be there. With a team, ideally.
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Post by RFurse » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:55 pm

Expect a team from NYU there.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:11 pm

RFurse wrote:Expect a team from NYU there.
This is exciting news. Does the NYU team plan to attend more non-trash tournaments this year? Are the World Series of Pop Culture people still on the team?
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Post by Dartmouth College Bowl » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:48 am

We will probably bring at least 3 teams (maybe more) and our buzzer system.
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Post by ChuyElChulo » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:21 pm

We'll bring at least two teams with the distinct possibility of a third.
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Post by EricCohen » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:35 am

Princeton will likely bring 1-2 teams

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:24 pm

Before I forget, some notes on transportation, etc.:

Getting to Brandeis

The Fitchburg/South Acton commuter rail line has a Brandeis-Roberts stop that is adjacent to campus. The line connects to the Red Line of the T at Porter Square (If you are coming on a train or bus that comes into Boston at South Station, take the Red to Porter.) and to the Green Line and Orange Line at North Station.

In order to get to campus from the commuter rail, turn right and head down South Street. The entrance to campus will be on your left and will look something like this.

I trust that those of you who are driving can use Google Maps to find directions to Brandeis. Email me if for some reason you have questions about this.

Getting to the tournament site

After entering campus through the main entrance, continue to the right around Loop Road, passing the castle on your left. Go past the signs for North Academic Quad, and on your right, you will see the Rabb complex, most visible for its extremely large staircase. (For those of you who are driving, there is a parking lot immediately past the complex on your right.) Go up the stairs, and Olin-Sang will be the first freestanding building on the left. The auditorium where we will meet is at the end of the first-floor hallway.

Eating in Waltham

Unfortunately, there isn't much that is close by. Walking down South Street toward the commuter rail, you can find the Prime Deli and Cappy's pizza. Other than that, if you don't have a car, a main campus dining hall is right across from the tournament site, and there's an Einstein Bros. Bagels on campus that also sells sandwiches and salads and such.

That's about it. See you guys Saturday, and as always, let me know if you have questions.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:38 pm

Yeah, we are set on (as I emailed you) four teams. Also, Brian for staff. The first commuter rail of the day gets in at 9:03am, and the walk is usually what, not more than 15 minutes? So please to avoid starting the party before 9:20.
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Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:19 pm

Yeah, it looks like we're going to have to based on the overwhelming proportion of Harvard/MIT teams in attendance.
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Post by cornfused » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:34 pm

Hey, Mike Bilow, are you going to be playing?

Same question to you, Eric Mukherjee.
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Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:43 pm

What are we thinking of for a tournament format? And are there any modes of transportation back to Harvard besides rail at about 6:30, the shuttle at 8:00, and the rail at about 10:45?
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:09 am

I would certainly hope you are done by 8.
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Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:03 am

The shuttle has another run at 9, but I also hope we won't run that long... The tournament will be the usual bracket round-robin, followed by rebrackets.
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Post by grapesmoker » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:08 pm

Harvard A (Dallas Simons, Andy Watkins, Dennis Sun) won the first game of an advantaged final against Brown A (Dan Klein, Eric Mukherjee, Dennis Jang, Aaron Rosenberg) to force a second game, which was won by Brown A. Top scorers included Doug Yetman, Eric Mukherjee, and sundry others.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:20 pm

Thanks to Hannah and Brandeis for hosting. My one quibble with the logistics was that the two rooms playing slapbowl were in the same bracket. Otherwise, things were pretty damn smooth. Yay quiz bowl.
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Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:25 pm

BuzzerZen wrote:Thanks to Hannah and Brandeis for hosting. My one quibble with the logistics was that the two rooms playing slapbowl were in the same bracket. Otherwise, things were pretty damn smooth. Yay quiz bowl.
Many thanks; the tournament was sweet; I will say things about questions later because the questions aren't clear yet. I will say things about logistics now: bravo; more bravo for changing the tournament format in the middle of the day, since that was a smart way to get us on the 8:00pm shuttle.
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Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:57 pm

Thanks for coming, everyone, and special thanks to Brian Young for lending us his amazing stats/organizational skills. Speaking of stats, prelims stats can be found here, playoffs here, and finals here.

Again, thanks for coming, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves.
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