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Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

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It will be on October 31st. Please email [email protected] if you are interested.

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UCLA is bringing at least 2 teams, most likely more. We can probably bring buzzers and I will definitely bring my laptop.
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UCSD will have at least one team, but it's very likely that we'll have 2-3. If you don't mind, can I staff (since I'm one of the editors of the tournament)?
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Lack of money means we can only pick DAFT mirror or ACF fall. We'll come if DAFT mirror gets cancelled (knocks on wood).
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Current fieid is big thanks to ASU!
Claremont x2
Caltech x1
UCLA x2
UCSD x2
ASU x5?
= 12 teams

Any other takers?
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Irvine is trying to get a team together; I don't know how successful we'll be, and I don't think I'll have the time between now and the last packet deadline to help them write a packet. Whether or not Irvine shows up, I'd be willing to come up and staff if you need extra staff.
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I think we were only going to send one team, though there is a good chance that we'll send two if we have enough money left.
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It would be nice to get an official count sometime in the next week, so please confirm the number of teams by emailing [email protected] as soon as you know for sure how many people are coming.

Thanks, and hope to see you there,
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We're probably going to send 1-2 teams. I'll let you know by next Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest.

Confirmed: we are sending 2 teams


*edit*
Any chance theres a discount for wearing costumes? =D
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How about a prize for best costume?

Field:
Claremont x1
Caltech x1
UCLA x2
UCSD x2
ASU x6
UCI x1
Arcadia High x2
= 15 teams

Correct me?
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We should be bringing two teams now.
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Unless RAY LUO AND COMPANY FINISH THEIR PACKET UCLA will likely be 1 team (maybe 2 teams if we can find some novices that don't have to write a packet.
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We think we have 15 teams.

Claremont x2
Caltech x1
UCLA x1
UCSD x2
ASU x6
UCI x1
Arcadia High x2
= 15 teams

How true is this?

Also, there WILL be a best costume prize, so don't forget that this is on Halloween!

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manary wrote:UCI x1
This is extremely tentative and we hope to have a definitive answer to you by Wednesday.
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what time does this start? :o
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danielnuyu wrote:what time does this start? :o
We will want to have team register around 8:30 and hope to start play by 9:00am.


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Can we get more details, like meeting location?
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It looks like we now have 2 teams with at least 1 buzzer and 1 moderator.
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The tournament will start in Baxter Lecture Hall on the Caltech campus. Maps of campus will be emailed shortly.
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cvdwightw wrote:
manary wrote:UCI x1
This is extremely tentative and we hope to have a definitive answer to you by Wednesday.
Yeah, this isn't happening. Sorry about that.
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caltechfaith wrote: ASU x6
Just making sure, since you still have ASU listed for 6 teams. We actually have only 4 teams and that's assuming nothing bad happens to any of our 16 adventurers in the next few days (knock on wood).

By the way, do any of you know where ACF Winter is going to be (or when that will be decided)? If any Los Angeles area schools can host this (and have ACF Regionals hosted in San Francisco instead), it would be really helpful for the ASU people, but please let me know either way as soon as possible.

Thanks for welcoming a new team to your circuit.
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Actually, my best guess is that it is going to be the other way around, because I will be editing Regionals and will thus presumably have some pull in getting it somewhere I don't have to drive long distances to staff.
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Does the "high school team" discount count once per high school, or once per team that the high school sends?
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The high school discount is only once per school. Sorry, guys!

Thanks, Dwight for getting back to us. I'm sorry you guys couldn't come. If you want to come by yourself to read, you're more than welcome.

Email with details coming out tonight.

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Final Field:

Claremont - 1
Caltech - 1
UCLA -2
UCSD - 1
ASU - 4
Arcadia -2
= 11 teams

See you all on Saturday at 8:30 for sign-in!

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We should be sending two teams, so there should be 12 teams overall.
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caltechfaith wrote:The high school discount is only once per school. Sorry, guys!
http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/packetsub.php wrote:All high school teams automatically receive a $50 discount on all ACF entry fees.
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I've clarified this with Caltech. Both Arcadia teams are eligible for the High School discount.

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There will be no UCLA A, because UCLA B does not want us to come, and there's no more room in the car for me.
So there'll only be one team of 4 and a moderator showing up from UCLA. Apologize for the lateness.
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I'm bringing a laptop along, so can we get that discount as well?
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Oh yes, everyone this is TODAY ASAP in Baxter lecture hall. That is the big room where we normally hold these things in. I hope to see you all there.

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If anyone who was there wants to add a write up for the webpage, I would be happy to post it on http://quizbowl.caltech.edu. Anyways, I hope everyone had a good time!

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I had the score of our game against Caltech B as 325-90, and I'm 100% sure our bonus conversion for that game was not 0.
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Oops. Well I do not actually have the SQBS file but your valiant victory over the Caltech B team was recorded none the less!
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There are at least two (obvious) errors in our stats, sorry to inconvenience our generous hosts by pointing these out.

1. There is absolutely no way ASU D got 18 tossups against Arcadia B. Would you guys be able to look at the score sheets for that round again, maybe Brendan (ASU D) got some other number of tossups that was mis-read as "8"? We were too busy playing to keep stats, so I don't know what the right number is.

2. We didn't have anyone named "Fiel" on ASU B. I'm pretty sure that stat line belongs to Theo, and that his name was misspelled for one round and then mistaken for a separate player.

And one other question...

3. If I remember correctly, ASU D and Arcadia A were tied 220-220 after 20 tossups before Arcadia A won the tiebreaker tossup (#21). I didn't keep score but the staff told us 230-220 was the final score. Are you guys sure you didn't miss a bonus part for ASU D somewhere that round?

If there are numerical errors other than the above, I wouldn't be able to tell as I don't have my own stats, so I assume everything else is right. The names you guys misspelled, on the other hand, are rather humorous so I will leave those alone until my teammates get a few good laughs out of them.

Thanks again to the Caltech quizbowlers for welcoming a new team to the world of quizbowl, and to the ACF Fall editors for not giving us too many impossible questions.
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