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ACF Fall Northwest @ University of Washington - Sat, 11/22

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ACF Fall Northwest
University of Washington
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Quizbowl Team at the University of Washington is pleased to announce its probable first ever non-CBI tournament, ACF Fall, on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. This date is two weeks later than the rest of the country so that teams have more time to get ready for the tournament.

The questions will be provided by the good folks at ACF, with the head editor this year being Andrew Hart. Since this tournament is announced so late and we do not know of any teams that would have to write a packet anyways, there is no packet submission requirement for this tournament.

On the day after this tournament, we plan to host the Northwest TRASH Regionals (see the separate announcement for the details regarding this tournament, to be posted once we receive final confirmation from TRASH).

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to bolster the spirit of competition, this tournament will be open to all teams in the area pending approval from the tournament director. However, teams whose players do not all meet the ACF requirements for playing for one college or university’s team will not be eligible for the general title.

We are for the moment capping the field at 8 teams, although we are allowing each school to bring up to 2 teams. If you want to bring more teams, please let me know and we’ll consider the options.

PRICING:

Please see the ACF Fall pricing guide here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/acf/acf.html. We anticipate that most teams will qualify for discounts for not playing ACF or NAQT questions before.

Other discounts:
Buzzer Discount: -$5 per working buzzer per school
Moderator Discount: -$10 per competent moderator per school
Travel Discount: -$10 for traveling over 250 miles one way to attend this tournament

Minimum fee per team: $50

REGISTRATION:

To register, please contact tournament director Mike Bentley at [email protected].
Please indicate how many teams, buzzers and moderators you are bringing to this tournament.

Details regarding the venue and specific time of the tournament will be sent out approximately a week before the tournament date. We anticipate the tournament last from around 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

MISC:

Because we do not want to hold up discussion of ACF Fall for two weeks, we ask that people attending this tournament refrain from reading commentary on the ACF Fall set on this message board. The questions will also not be posted online until after this tournament has concluded.

Hope to see everyone in November,
Mike Bentley
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Re: ACF Fall Northwest @ University of Washington - Sat, 11/22

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Field update, as of 11/7/08:

Boise State (1 Team)
Unaffiliated Seattle Based Team (1-2 Teams)
UW House Teams (2-3 Teams)
Lakeside HS (1 Team)
Gonzaga (1 Team)
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Mike,

you're awesome for making this happen
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Mike, do you think there will be enough demand for an ACF Winter site in the Northwest?
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grapesmoker wrote:Mike, do you think there will be enough demand for an ACF Winter site in the Northwest?
I don't know. Depends on the turnout we get at this tournament I guess.
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I'm really glad that you're doing this, Mike. It's a big step for the Northwest.

I'm going to get you a Lakeside team for this. Stay tuned.
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I have enough of a commitment from players here at Boise State to say that we'll be there. There are 4, maybe 5 of us who will make the long drive. (But we have Thanksgiving week off, so we don't have to be back for class on Monday!)

I'm excited about this.
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Live stats after 2 and 1/3 rounds: http://www.doc-ent.com/quizbowl/acffall08_games.html
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Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Live stats after 2 and 1/3 rounds: http://www.doc-ent.com/quizbowl/acffall08_games.html
That link appears to be broken.
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myamphigory wrote:Looks like the actual link is http://www.doc-ent.com/quizbowl/acfall08_games.html.
Whoops, my bad. Also, the stats have been updated to Round 4.
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Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
myamphigory wrote:Looks like the actual link is http://www.doc-ent.com/quizbowl/acfall08_games.html.
Whoops, my bad. Also, the stats have been updated to Round 4.
Updated through Round 7.
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Cool, a three-way tie for 1st in the individuals.
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Final stats are at that same link. The Lakeside team defeated the somewhat-depeleted UW A team in the first game of an advantaged final.
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