2020 ACF Regionals at Minnesota (01/25/2020)

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2020 ACF Regionals at Minnesota (01/25/2020)

Post by Viridian » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm

I am pleased to announce that the North site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place at Folwell Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:30 and gameplay beginning at 9:00. I will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to me at suacb@umn.edu.

Eligibility
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 2020 ACF Regionals. ACF’s full eligibility rules are available here. Questions about eligibility should be directed to eligibility@acf-quizbowl.com.

Rules
This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules.

Registration
Fill out the central 2020 ACF Regionals registration form with all relevant information. The form is here: https://forms.gle/2muU28fo5GxczdPA8. The field for each site can be found here. The field cap is 12, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist. Please register by January 20, 2020 at the latest.

Fees
  • 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. If they have not already requested them, teams will receive their distribution after registering. If you are unsure whether your team is required to submit a half-packet, please email ACF at regionals@acf-quizbowl.com.

The submission schedule is as follows (your submission must be sent to regionals@acf-quizbowl.com by 11:59 PM PDT):
  • November 10, 2019: -$50
  • November 24, 2019: -$25
  • December 8, 2019: -$0
  • December 22, 2019: +$25
  • December 29, 2019: +$50
Packets submitted later than December 29 will receive an additional penalty of +$10 per day starting on December 30.
Brian Kalathiveetil
Waubonsie Valley High School '17
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities '20

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