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2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:23 pm
by kearnm7
I am pleased to announce that the Northeast site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at Yale on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place at a to-be-determined building (our room reservations are pending), with team check-in beginning at 8 A.M. The opening meeting will then commence promptly at 8:45 A.M., with gameplay beginning at 9 A.M. James Wedgwood will be the day-of tournament director, and I, Michael Kearney, will handle pre-day logistics. Please direct any questions about this site to me at

We are tentatively capping the field at *28* teams.

In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to play 2019 ACF Fall. ACF’s full eligibility rules are available here. Questions about eligibility should be directed to

This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules.

Registration for this event has two steps.
First, please write to with your team name, the number of buzzers and staffers with laptops you will be bringing, and whether you traveled more than 200 miles one-way.
Second, fill out the central 2019 ACF Fall registration form with all relevant information. The form is here: The field for each site can be found here.

[*] Base fee: $150
[*] New to quizbowl discount: –$100
[*] Shorthanded discount (1-2 players): –$75
[*] Buzzers: –$10 per functional system
[*] Staffers: –$15 per staffer with functional laptop
[*] Travel: –$10 per 200 miles traveled one-way
The "new to quizbowl" discount is intended for schools that did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2018, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.

Packet Discounts/Penalties
Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament (either as a college student or as a high school student) prior to September 1, 2018, is required to submit a half-packet, unless it is a high school team attending a high-school-only mirror. If you are unsure whether your team is required to submit a half-packet, please email ACF at

The submission schedule is as follows (your submission must be sent to by 11:59 PM PDT):
September 7: –$30
September 21: –$15 (–$30 if optional)
October 5: no penalty (–$15 if optional)
October 12: +$25
October 19: +$50

Packets submitted later than October 20 will receive an additional penalty of +$10 per day starting on October 21.

High School Teams
High school teams are not allowed to register for this mirror of ACF Fall.

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by kearnm7
In addition to the above link, I will endeavor to keep the field updated here for convenience.

Team: # of Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Amherst: 3/0/1
Bowdoin: 1/1/1
Brown: 2/0/0
Columbia: 4/3/1
Harvard: 3/2/1
Hofstra: 1/1/0
MIT: 4/1/0
NYU: 4/2/0
Rutgers: 4**/1/1
Wesleyan: 2/1/0

Total: 28/12/5

*"C" and "D" teams remain to be registered through the central ACF registration form.

Brandeis: 2/2/0

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 pm
by High Dependency Unit
I'd be very interested in knowing if a quiz bowl team is being started up at Hofstra (great, very exciting!) or if Ben Zhang is just planning on soloing this tournament (please don't do this).

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:05 am
by kearnm7
Slight room-booking complications require that I reduce the field cap from 30 to 28. This will likely be a final cap.

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 am
by kearnm7
We have now hit our field cap and will be accepting teams onto a waitlist. Those interested should email me as described above but should not fill out the central ACF registration form.