The tournament will take place virtually on Discord; server link here. The opening meeting will begin at 7 AM Pacific/9 AM Central/10 AM Eastern/4 PM GMT, and gameplay will begin approximately 15 minutes later. I will be the tournament director, with seeding assistance from Ryan Rosenberg. Please direct any questions about this site to me at the email in my forums profile, preferably with "REGIONALS" in the subject line.
Once again, I am obviously not a school, so I will need a lot of staffers, both team and external. Please see the "Fees" section for more details, and sign up to staff.
The tournament will follow ACF’s eligibility rules. 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 2021 ACF Regionals. Questions about eligibility should be directed to [email protected]. This is an invitational site, which means that top teams will be invited to play it.
Video is required to play this tournament. Teams have one month to acquire working webcams. Anyone who does not have a working webcam will not be allowed to play, including if their webcam malfunctions halfway through the day. No exceptions. As with ACF Winter Midwest, I will make myself available for A/V testing in the days before the tournament.
This tournament will follow ACF’s gameplay rules. Please note that ACF’s rules have been modified for online gameplay.
Fill out the central 2021 ACF Regionals registration form with all relevant information. You may view the field for each site here.
Please register by January 25, 2021.
- Base fee: $120
- New to quizbowl discount: −$80
- Shorthanded discount (1–2 players): −$60
- Staffers: −$25 per staffer with a functional external microphone/headset. Staffers must register with ACF in advance by filling out the central staff registration form.
Please note that these fees apply regardless of the school's country of origin. Staff will be required to test their A/V setup with me ahead of time, regardless of online quizbowl experience. I strongly prefer that staff use video; if a staffer cannot use video, they will most likely be assigned to scorekeep.
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, 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:
- November 22nd, 2020: −$50
- December 6th, 2020: −$25
- December 20th, 2020: no penalty
- January 3rd, 2021: +$25
- January 17th, 2021: +$50
If your team is obligated to submit a half-packet or wishes to do so, please register with this form by January 3, 2021. A half-packet distribution will be mailed to you. If you register and do not receive a half-packet distribution in a timely manner, please email [email protected].
Code of Conduct
This tournament will follow this code of conduct.
As long as they remain unobtrusive, spectators are welcome at this tournament!
I am very excited for this tournament! Again, please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
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