2021 ACF Winter at Haverford (11/06/2021)

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2021 ACF Winter at Haverford (11/06/2021)

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I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting an in-person Upper Mid-Atlantic site for 2021 ACF Winter at Haverford College on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

The tournament will take place at Stokes Hall on Haverford's campus, at 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041. The opening meeting will begin in Stokes Auditorium at 8:45am and gameplay will begin at 9:00am. Please feel free to ask any questions about this site by emailing me (Gilad Avrahami) at [email protected] or by posting on this forum.

Please ensure that all the members of your team are aware of our COVID-19 visitor policies before coming onto campus. Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests must remain masked at all times while indoors. Outdoor spaces on campus may be enjoyed while unmasked, and lunch plans should take place in outdoor campus spaces or at off-campus food venues.

In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2021–2022 school year are eligible to play 2021 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. Rules specifically pertaining to online tournaments have been rendered in blue.

Fill out the central 2021 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 is 16, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist or potentially assigned to another site. Please register by November 1, 2021.
  • Base fee: $150
  • New to quizbowl discount: −$100
  • Shorthanded discount (1–2 players): −$75
  • Travel discount: −$10 per 200 miles traveled one-way
  • Buzzers: −$10 per functional buzzer system
  • 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.

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, 2020, 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.

* 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 5: −$50
  • September 24: −$25
  • October 3: no penalty
  • October 17: +$25
  • October 24: +$50
There is an additional $10/day penalty for each day after October 24th. If teams required to submit a half-packet have not submitted by October 31st, 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 Pacific time 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.”
Gilad Avrahami