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

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

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I am pleased to announce that the Lower Midatlantic site of 2020 ACF Winter will be held at UMD on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 9:30 and gameplay will begin at 10. I, Vishwa Shanmugam, will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to me at 18vshanmugam (dot) stem (at) gmail

Eligibility
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].

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

Registration
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.
Fees
  • 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.”
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Re: 2020 ACF Winter at UMD (11/7/2020)

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Two questions: (1) who do we make our check out to? (2) what address do we use to mail the check?
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Re: 2020 ACF Winter at UMD (11/7/2020)

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Coach Jim wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:54 am Two questions: (1) who do we make our check out to? (2) what address do we use to mail the check?
If you're planning on paying with check ahead of time, please send me an email; the checks will probably have to go to my personal address, which I don't want to give out publically on the forums. Otherwise, I'll send out more info about invoices and payment as the tournament date draws a bit closer.
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Re: 2020 ACF Winter at UMD (11/7/2020)

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All teams should be receiving a logistics email shortly - if you don't have one, please contact me and let me know!
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Re: 2020 ACF Winter at UMD (11/7/2020)

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Congratulations to UNC A, who took home both the overall title and the UG title at this tournament, as well as Virginia A, who won the DII title!

The top individual scorers were:
Ashish Subramanian (DII) - 67.14
Mark Bailey (DII) - 58.57
Nathan Nguyen (UG) - 52.86
Vincent Du (UG) - 50.00
Nitin Rao (UG) - 48.57

Full stats are up here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6 ... /combined/ -- please contact me if you think there are any stat errors.

A huge thanks to all of the external staffers who helped today run smoothly: Sadie Britton, JinAh Kim, Jordan Brownstein, Matt Weiner, Justin Hawkins, Alex Echikson, and Ophir. And of course, thanks to all the teams who played today!
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