2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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I am pleased to announce that the Lower Mid-Atlantic site of 2022 ACF Regionals will be held at Duke on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The tournament will take place at the Classroom Building. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM and gameplay will begin at 9:00 AM. I, Vincent Du, will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to me at vincent.duyuan at gmail.com.

Eligibility
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 2022 ACF Regionals. 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. Rules specifically pertaining to online tournaments have been rendered in blue.

Registration
Fill out the central 2022 ACF Regionals 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 18 teams, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist or potentially assigned to another site. Please register by January 24, 2022.
Fees
  • 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: −$15 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. 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 16, 2021: −$50
  • November 28, 2021: −$25
  • December 12, 2021: no penalty
  • January 2, 2022: +$25
  • January 9, 2022: +$50
After January 9, 2022, teams will be required to pay an additional $10 per day their packet is late. Teams that have not submitted a packet by January 16, 2022 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.”
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Re: 2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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Due to an unforeseen update from Duke UCAE regarding guidelines for student organization events, we are unfortunately no longer able to host this site of ACF Regionals in Durham. (The updated guidelines are not allowing attendees other than Duke students at in-person student organization events as of now, although we are allowed to travel to in-person events off campus.) We are working on moving the tournament to UNC so that this site can still be held in person, despite our initial concerns about parking availability (there is a home basketball game in Chapel Hill in the afternoon on 1/29). In the event that we can't reserve rooms at UNC, then this tournament will move online. We will post again when we have an update on the situation.
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Re: 2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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Heiliger Dankgesang wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:20 pm Due to an unforeseen update from Duke UCAE regarding guidelines for student organization events, we are unfortunately no longer able to host this site of ACF Regionals in Durham. (The updated guidelines are not allowing attendees other than Duke students at in-person student organization events as of now, although we are allowed to travel to in-person events off campus.) We are working on moving the tournament to UNC so that this site can still be held in person, despite our initial concerns about parking availability (there is a home basketball game in Chapel Hill in the afternoon on 1/29). In the event that we can't reserve rooms at UNC, then this tournament will move online. We will post again when we have an update on the situation.
Update-- room reservations at UNC don't open until Monday, so things are still up in the air. The good news is that no rooms in Chapel Hill have been reserved yet for their entire semester, so we are optimistic that our site can still be in person. We'll have a definitive answer on Monday/Tuesday next week.
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Re: 2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

Post by Heiliger Dankgesang »

This tournament will still happen in person after all! It will now be held at UNC in Dey Hall.
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Re: 2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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Congratulations to UVA A (David Bass, Alana Dickey, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin) for going undefeated to win this tournament. Duke A (Jacob Egol, Jerry Lin, Payton Schubel, Ashish Subramanian) took second and were our undergraduate champions, and UVA B (Charlotte Goeb, Maria Lyons, Daniel Xue, Kenny Zhang) were our DII champions. Stats can be found here.

Thank you to all our external staffers: Eric Douglass, Bryn Douglass, John Stathis, and Kevin Jiang, as well as Matthew Lehmann and Annabelle Yang, who stepped in to help out on very short notice. Thank you to Theresa Nyowheoma for being so helpful all the way through. And thank you everyone for playing Regionals yesterday, despite all the hiccups with moving online last minute and on the day of!
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Re: 2022 ACF Regionals at Duke/UNC (01/29/2022)

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I'd like to thank Vincent and the other organizers of this tournament for being super responsive and understanding as it was moved online last-minute due to inclement weather. As far as online quizbowl goes, this tournament was organized well.
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