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ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:54 pm

I am pleased to announce that the University at Buffalo will host ACF Regionals for the Eastern Canada & Niagara Region, on February 18, 2012. All inquiries should be directed to me, Zach Pace (zpace21@gmail.com). Registration can either be accomplished by an email (preferred) or by a response to this post. I will update the field every week, as needed.

This tournament will take place on our North Campus, in Amherst, NY. We will likely operate in and around Talbert Hall, pending formal room reservations.

We'll start around 9AM, so I'd like everyone to arrive at 8:45. Allow about 5 minutes for walking from the nearest parking lot, Fronczak Lot (free on weekends). There will be food available for sale in the Union and the Commons (~5-7 min walk inside).

Fee Structure:
Base fee: $120
Buzzers: -$5
Staffers: -$10 each
Laptop: -$5 each (max 1 per team)
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles
International: -$20
New ACF: -$25
New to Quizbowl: -$75

Fees must be rendered before the tournament starts in the morning. We're not allowed to handle money, so a financial representative will be there from ~8:30 to ~9:00 to handle financial transactions. If this is an issue, then let me know in advance so I can make the proper arrangements, but I shall become very grumpy indeed if a team shows up late and the finance person has already left. We'll probably still let you play, but we'll have to work something special out, and it will involve no small amount of effort on everyone's part.

Packet Deadlines (per ACF Rules):
December 26, 2011: -$50
January 8, 2012: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets)
January 22, 2012: no penalty (-$25 for optional packets)
January 29, 2012: +$25
February 5, 2012: +$50

Any team with at least one person who played college Quizbowl prior to September 1, 2010 is required to submit a packet. Packets should be emailed to Trevor Davis (TheBokonon@gmail.com) by 11:59 PM PST and include "ACF Regionals Packet" and the name of your school in the subject line.

Schools (Teams) (edits on 1/12, 1/30)
Buffalo (at least 1)
McMaster (1-2)
OSU (maybe)
Last edited by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby MathMusic » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:31 am

Quick note on finances:

Due to our financial overlords, we are currently unable to accept Canadian Currency. This includes cheques from Canadian banks. There is an on campus ATM without a surcharge, which we can direct you to if necessary. Alternatively, a purchase order or a cheque from a US based bank is perfectly acceptable. Please plan accordingly.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby MathMusic » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:38 am

Bump.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Bartleby » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:15 pm

To be frank (and, as I told Trevor Davis a while ago), this weekend is during the Spring Break of most, if not all, Canadian schools, which means that our members are scattered to the four winds, and the probability of attending a tournament is low.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby MathMusic » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:20 pm

That is disappointing, the US usually takes their spring break in mid-March. However, we did not set the date for the tourney. If you can being a team, we would love to have you up.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Bartleby » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:10 pm

I'm aware you did not set the date for the tournament; my post was meant only to caution you that expectations of significant attendance would be... misplaced, I suppose.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:33 pm

If 4 people from 2 schools showed, then we could always just field solo/duo house teams and just keep the field at 4. Just a though.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Inkana7 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:00 pm

OSU may come to this with a team, we'll keep you posted.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Unicolored Jay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 am

We're not going.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Senator_Jay » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:53 am

So, Mac is down to one team...there is one novice able to go, who would be able to play as a novice team (unless someone else volunteers tomorrow night). As such, I would be her ride to the tournament, but I'd rather not drive all the way out to Buffalo to not get to compete in a tournament, and our novice would be rather uncomfortable just playing by herself, especially if whatever other team(s) will have more than one player. I guess what I'm asking then is: 1. Is there any way that I would be able to play, not having submitted a pack, even if I were to play as either part of a novice team or as a solo? 2. If that's completely unallowable, then how many people are expected anyways, and will this even still happen on Sat. if Mac backs out (which will happen if I'm not going, because I have the car)?
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:12 am

Mac looks like the only team right now, aside from house team(s). We could always run stuff solo (I'm cool with this, actually: in fact it might be kind of fun).

As for letting you play, just ask the editing squad. If they are okay with it, then I'm okay with it. But I can't forego the rules.

If you guys don't come, then we probably will just end up cancelling. It's not the end of the world, really (I'll get my Saturday back--maybe I'll sleep, who knows?)
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Senator_Jay » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:09 pm

Well Zach, I've talked to the TD, and he's asked us to submit 6/6 questions and then we can play. So I'm just finishing up the tossups, my compatriots are finishing up the bonuses, and then we'll submit those tomorrow. That means that 3 of us will be attending, and can either all play solo, or do a combo (our novice may not be entirely comfortable playing by herself in such a field). How much money should we plan to bring if we're doing solo teams?
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby MathMusic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:28 pm

Pending approval from the TD, I would say that we plan on charging you as if you were only one team.

Otherwise, to cover the mirror fees ($50/team) and still make some money it would be $60/team.

EDIT: We have approval to charge you as one team.
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Senator_Jay » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Sounds good; our questions are 90% done, they'll be sent to the TD before long. Anyways, we'll endeavour to make it by 8:30-9ish with $120, and our buzzers. See you tomorrow!
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Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Postby Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:39 pm

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