2021 ACF Fall Overflow Site (10/16/2021)

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2021 ACF Fall Overflow Site (10/16/2021)

Post by tnyowheoma »

I am pleased to announce that an online Overflow site of 2021 ACF Fall will be hosted by NYU on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

The tournament will take place on Zoom. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM ET and gameplay will begin at 9 AM ET. Doug Simons will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to Doug Simons at [email protected] and myself at [email protected].

To make this tournament more accessible to new teams and players, ACF is enforcing eligibility guidelines for ACF Fall. Players are not eligible to compete at 2021 ACF Fall if, at any point, they:
  • Scored more than 50 PPG in the prelims of a college mirror of ACF Fall, OR
  • Were the top scorer (highest overall PPG) on a team that finished in the top 15% of the field, rounded up, at ACF Fall, OR
  • Scored more than 40 PP20TUH in the prelims of HSNCT or 60 PPG in the prelims of PACE NSC, OR
  • Were the top scorer (highest overall PPG) on a team that finished in the top 30 at HSNCT or top 10 at PACE NSC, OR
  • Finished in the top 12 in IPNCT
Players are responsible for determining their own eligibility. If you have questions, email [email protected]. Failure to abide by these eligibility guidelines may result in disqualification from ACF Fall and/or future ACF tournaments.

This tournament will follow ACF’s official gameplay rules. Rules specifically pertaining to online tournaments have been rendered in blue.

Fill out the central 2021 ACF Fall registration form with all relevant information. The form is here. The field for each site can be found here.

Teams should register for this site if they can't make it to their region's mirror of ACF due to school COVID restrictions or field capacity limits. This site is only for college teams. The field cap is 18 teams, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist or potentially assigned to another site. Please register by October 11, 2021.

  • 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 have not sent a team to any mainstream collegiate academic tournament (not counting exclusively novice tournaments) since September 2020, and which have no players who competed in non-novice collegiate tournaments during that same period.
Theresa Nyowheoma
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Re: 2021 ACF Fall Overflow Site (10/16/2021)

Post by DogeofVenice »

This tournament happened. Congratulations to Cornell, won the tournament and were also UG and DII champs, though NYU A put up a very good fight at the end. Full stats are here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/7149/

Many thanks to everyone who helped us organize this tournament over the last six days, which somehow happened despite my desktop's CPU short-circuiting Tuesday and an apartment fire during our staffer meeting last night. Special thanks goes to Theresa for her extensive logistical support this week, as well as Columbia, who provided nearly half the staff for this event, in particular Albert Zhang, who first came up with the idea for a NYC-area ACF Fall mirror and helped to round up staffers for this. We couldn't have done it without you!

Top 10 prelim scorers (Since we never got to have a mid-day meeting):

1. Vinu Harihar
2. Nathan Zhang
3. Lev Bernstein
4. Ben Pilosov
5. Will Steger
6. Jade Anderson
7. David Shimshoni
8. Ian Duffield
9. Aaron Cohen
10. Adam Cheguer

Thanks to everyone who came!
Douglas R. Simons

National History Bee JV Champion '16
High Tech '18, Captain '17-'18
NYU '22, President '21-'22