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2020 ACF Winter at Rutgers (11/7/2020)

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 pm
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
I am pleased to announce that the Upper Mid-Atlantic site of 2020 ACF Winter will be held at Rutgers, New Brunswick on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM and gameplay will begin at 9 AM. I, Emmett Laurie, will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to Emmett Laurie at emmett [dot] laurie [at] rutgers [dot] edu.

In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2020–2021 school year are eligible to play 2020 ACF Winter. ACF’s full eligibility rules are available here. Questions about eligibility should be directed to [email protected].

This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules. Please note that ACF’s rules have been modified for online gameplay.

Fill out the central 2020 ACF Winter registration form with all relevant information. The form is here. The field for each site can be found here.

If possible, teams should register for the site that is geographically closest to them and/or is in the region they would normally attend. The field cap for all sites is 18, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist or potentially assigned to another site. Please register by November 2, 2020.
  • Base fee: $120
  • New to quizbowl discount: −$80
  • Shorthanded discount (1–2 players): −$60
  • Staffers: −$25 per staffer with a functional laptop. Staffers must register with ACF in advance by filling out this form.
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 2019, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.

Packet Submission
Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament* (either as a college student or high school student) prior to September 1, 2019, is required to submit a half-packet. Please email [email protected] if you are unsure whether your team is required to submit a half-packet. A team that is not required to submit a packet may submit an optional packet by the no-penalty deadline for a $50 discount.

* For these purposes, all ACF tournaments, NAQT SCT (Division I or Division II), NAQT ICT, and typical college-level academic invitationals count as regular collegiate academic tournaments. Pop culture or “hybrid” tournaments, HCASC, and tournaments played on NAQT’s Collegiate Novice series sets do not.

Here is the submission schedule:
  • September 6th, 2020: -$50
  • September 25th, 2020: -$25
  • October 4th, 2020: no penalty
  • October 18th, 2020: +$25
  • October 25th, 2020: +$50
If teams required to submit a half-packet have not submitted by November 1st, they will be dropped from the tournament, with no exceptions.

If your team is going to submit a half-packet, whether required or not, email [email protected] to request a distribution. All finished packets must be sent to that email before 11:59 PDT on the day listed to receive the discount or penalty. Please format the half-packet in .doc or .docx before sending it. The email subject line should list the name of the school, the team number (if applicable), and the words “half-packet.”

Re: 2020 ACF Winter at Rutgers (11/7/2020)

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:07 pm
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
This tournament concluded with the following winners:
Overall: Columbia A defeated Columbia in an advantaged final to win the site.
UG: Columbia B, finishing second overall, was the highest finishing UG team.
DII: Lehigh (i.e. Will Yaeger playing solo), was the highest finishing DII team.

Our top five prelim scorers were as follows:
1. Will Yaeger, Lehigh, 97 PPG
2. Will Alston, Columbia A, 83 PPG
3. Albert Zhang, Columbia C, 81 PPG
4. Martin Rakowszczyk, Swarthmore, 68 PPG
5. Nathaniel Hull, Princeton A, 62.22 PPG

Thanks a bunch to the outside staffers that helped the Rutgers team with this tournament: Chauncey Lo, Rahul Rao-Pothuraju, Shannon Seithel, Theresa Nyowheoma, and Seth Paul. In particular, I want to thank Chauncey, Rahul, Shannon, and Theresa for helping Collin and I out with the various role-based things that needed done on Friday.

Besides the little roles snafu mid-day, I hope this day was enjoyable for all the teams. If you have any notes or comments feel free to message me here or at the email in the post above.

EDIT: it appears I mistyped, in the process forgetting to thank Theresa for her work in helping with roles. sorry!