MIT will be hosting the Northeast site of ACF Regionals on Saturday, February 18, 2017. This is a closed, regular-difficulty college tournament that is open only to teams comprising players from a single institution. Teams must be comprised of players who meet the eligibility requirements described in the ACF rules here
; in particular, this means high school teams and open teams are not eligible to participate. More information about the set can be found in the global announcement here
.LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report to room 6-120 (located on the first floor of Building 6) in the morning for registration and opening announcements. We ask that teams arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 in the morning for registration; we'd like to get started as close to 9 as possible. A map of MIT's campus can be found here
.GETTING TO MIT
: MIT is easily accessible via the Boston T system by taking the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. If driving, please note that parking is very difficult to find on the MIT campus. A list of parking locations on campus can be found here
+$135: each team
-$5: each buzzer set provided. In order to receive this discount, the buzzer system must be fully functional.
-$10: each volunteer staffer provided.
-$75: shorthanded teams (one or two players)
-$100: new to quizbowl discount. Institutions claiming this discount must not have sent any teams to a regular collegiate academic tournament since September 2015, nor can any of the players on said teams have participated in such a tournament for another school. Exclusively novice tournaments do not count towards this rule.
+/-: any applicable packet discounts or penalties (see below).PACKET SUBMISSION
(adopted from global announcement): Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament* (either as a college student or as a high school student) prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet.
* For these purposes, all ACF tournaments, NAQT Division I or Division II SCT, NAQT ICT, and typical academic invitationals and summer opens count as regular collegiate academic tournaments. Trash or “hybrid” tournaments, College Bowl/HCASC, and tournaments played on NAQT's Collegiate Novice series sets do not.
The submission schedule for this tournament is:
December 11th, 2016: -$50
December 28th, 2016: -$25
January 8th, 2017: No penalty
January 22nd, 2017: +$25
February 5th, 2017: +$50
After that, +$10 for each additional day that you're late.
After February 12th, you will be dropped from the tournament, with no exceptions.
Please submit your packet to email@example.com
. The actual e-mail with the attached packet should have a subject-line reading: School + Team Letter (if applicable) PACKET." In order to meet a deadline, you must submit your packet before 11:59pm Pacific Time on that date. Packets should be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format.
Distribution and formatting requirements can be found in the global announcement here
: Teams will be billed by ACF and should remit payment to ACF directly.REGISTRATION
: The initial cap is 18 teams and is subject to change based on staff availability. The only official means of registration is by filling out this form
. Please fill it out once for each team you intend to register.
Questions about packets should be directed to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please contact bhwang [AT] mit [DOT] edu if you have any questions or concerns about tournament logistics.