2023 ACF Winter at the University of Toronto (11/11/2023)

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2023 ACF Winter at the University of Toronto (11/11/2023)

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I am pleased to announce that the Eastern Canada site of 2023 ACF Winter will be held at the University of Toronto on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

The tournament will take place likely at Sidney Smith Hall (to be confirmed). The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM and gameplay will begin at 9:00 AM. I, Raymond Chen, will be the tournament director. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].

Eligibility
In general, teams where players are all attending the same school and all taking at least one class for credit during the 2023–2024 school year are eligible to play 2023 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. Rules specifically pertaining to online tournaments have been rendered in blue.

Registration
Fill out the central 2023 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 24 teams, after which teams will be placed on a waitlist or potentially assigned to another site. Please register by November 6, 2023.

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
  • Buzzer anti-discount: +$40 per promised functional buzzer system that is either not brought to the tournament notice or not functioning properly (barring extenuating circumstances)
  • 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 2021, and which have no players who competed in non-novice collegiate tournaments during that same period.

Paсk 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, 2022, is required to submit a half-paсk. Please email [email protected] if you are unsure whether your team is required to submit a half-paсk. A team that is not required to submit a paсk may submit an optional paсk 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 2: -$50
  • September 16: −$25
  • September 30: no penalty
  • October 14: +$25
  • October 28: +$50
There is an additional $10/day penalty for each day after October 28. If teams required to submit a half-paсk have not submitted by November 4, they will be dropped from the tournament, with no exceptions.

If your team is going to submit a half-paсk, whether required or not, email [email protected] to request a distribution. All finished paсks 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-paсk 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-paсk.”

Conduct

All teams will be required to agree to adhere to ACF"s ethics and conduct rules as well as our honour pledge. Discriminatory or threatening language or actions will not be tolerated. This includes (but is not limited to) discrimination based on sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Those that display such behaviour will be removed from the tournament.

Additionally, masks will be required for participants of this event with the exception of eating, drinking, and reading a game. We will have masks available on-site for those that need them. Please stay home if you feel unwell, have symptoms, or any other reason to suspect you may have COVID or other infectious illnesses.
Last edited by Protean on Sun Nov 05, 2023 1:55 am, edited 2 times in total.
Raymond Chen
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Re: 2023 ACF Winter at the University of Toronto (11/11/2023)

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The announcement post has been updated to reflect our anti-buzzer discount policy to encourage teams to remember to bring their sets. If a club tells us that they will bring a buzzer set and then fails to do so without prior notice (or is not actually functional), it will incur a +$40 penalty per buzzer set forgotten/broken on the tournament fee.
Raymond Chen
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Re: 2023 ACF Winter at the University of Toronto (11/11/2023)

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Edit: it's late and I meant to edit my original post, oops.
Raymond Chen
McMaster University, 2017
University of Toronto, 202x
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