I am pleased to announce the Northern California site of ACF Fall 2016, to be held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, 5 November 2016. ACF Fall is the year’s premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The field will tentatively be capped at fourteen (14) teams. Information regarding location and start time will be updated when we have it.
Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please write to us at [email protected] with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information.
Second, fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.
Fees (updated 09/01/2016)
- Base fee: $135
- Buzzer: –$5/functional system
- Staffers: –$10/staffer
- Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60
- "New to Quizbowl" discount: $100
for schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2013, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school
Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet.
Half-packet templates will be sent out to your team after you have submitted the registration form. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to [email protected] and they’ll clarify.
Please submit packets to [email protected] and use “ACF Fall 2016: [Team Name]” in the subject line.
The submission schedule is as follows:
11.59 PM PST September 10: -$30
11.59 PM PST September 24: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 8: no penalty (-$15 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 15: +$25
11.59 PM PST October 22: +$50
After October 22: +$10/day until October 29; teams who are required to submit a packet and do not submit one by November 1 will not be allowed to play.
Payment for ACF Fall will be processed through the ACF treasurer, Gautam Kandlikar. He will get in touch with you about how much your team owes, how to pay for the tournament, etc. Please contact Gautam at [email protected] with any questions regarding payment.
Note Regarding Highschool Teams
High school teams are no longer allowed to compete in Collegiate ACF Fall events. There will be a separate high school-only mirror in Northern California to be announced.
For more information, refer to the Global Announcement of ACF Fall 2016 or email the editors at [email protected].
EDIT 09/01/2016: updated fee structure