ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

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ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:58 pm

This is the announcement for ACF Fall 2017.

We are claiming the weekend of November 4, 2017, for ACF Fall.

Fees:
Base fee: $135
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Staffers: -$10/staffer
Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60
"New to Quizbowl" discount: $100

Packet submission:

Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2016 is required to submit a half-packet, unless it is a high school team attending a high school-only mirror. If you have any questions about your team's submission status, please email us at fall17acf@gmail.com.

The submission schedule is:
September 9: -$30
September 23: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
October 7: no penalty (-$15 if optional)
October 14: +$25
October 21: +$50

Further penalty for packets later than October 21.

Hosting:

Please contact us at fall17acf@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting.

We are hoping to find mirrors in the following regions, to be updated as sites are confirmed.

New England - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Mid-Atlantic - University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
South Atlantic - Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
Southeast - University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
South Central - Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
South - University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Pacific Northwest - University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Southern California - California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Northern California - Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
North - University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Great Lakes - Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Midwest - University of Illinois (Champaign, IL)
Mountain West - University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
Canada - University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
United Kingdom - University of Warwick (Coventry, England)

High-school sites: High school teams may play ACF Fall, but only at these sites.

Illinois - Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
Maryland - University of Maryland (College Park, MD) (CANCELLED)
Northern California - Valley Christian High School (San Jose, CA)
Texas - Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, TX)

Registration:

Please fill out the registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact fall17acf@gmail.com.

The set:
The set will be edited by Bruce Lou, Evan Lynch, Ashwin Ramaswami, Ryan Rosenberg, and Jennie Yang. They will be overseen by an extremely qualified set editor in Jonathan Magin, with further guidance provided by other ACF members.

Thanks for your patience, and we're looking forward to a great tournament weekend!
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Re: ACF Fall 2017

Postby armitage » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:28 am

Please email us at fall17acf@gmail.com if you would like to host a site, or if you would like to request a half-packet distribution to begin writing.
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Re: ACF Fall 2017

Postby Tornrak » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:07 pm

Will this tournament's distribution mirror that of previous iterations of ACF Fall or that of this year's ACF Regionals (particularly regarding the distribution of literature by genre rather than geography)?
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Re: ACF Fall 2017

Postby armitage » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Tornrak wrote:Will this tournament's distribution mirror that of previous iterations of ACF Fall or that of this year's ACF Regionals (particularly regarding the distribution of literature by genre rather than geography)?

We'll use the old literature distribution.
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Re: ACF Fall 2017

Postby Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:51 am

Will high school teams be able to play at the main sites?
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Re: ACF Fall 2017

Postby armitage » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 am

No. Like the past several years, high school students should attend separate high school-only sites. I have not received any requests for high school sites yet.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby magin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 pm

Here are some difficulty guidelines to help you write your ACF Fall half-packets:

* Try to keep tossup answers accessible to new teams. If you want the Fall editors to use your questions, err on the side of easier answers that many players can get by the end.

* Late clues and giveaways in tossups and easy/middle parts of bonuses should come from high school subject matter. Early clues in tossups and hard bonus parts are good places to ask about college material, examine fundamental parts of subjects that aren't covered much in high school, or probe deeper into famous topics.

* If you're choosing between a playable question and a creative one, go for playability. Creative questions are terrific, but for ACF Fall, playability is more important. We encourage you to use creative and interesting clues to ask about straightforward, famous answers.

* Try to keep tossups no more than 6 lines and bonus parts no more than 2 lines in 10 point Times New Roman font using 1 inch margins and US Letter size paper.

We're looking forward to receiving your packets!
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:50 pm

I just put a link to the registration form in the original post. Please fill out this form if you wish to play ACF Fall 2017 - even if your team has already received a half-packet distribution from me directly.

Also, please get in touch with me if you are a club looking to host in one of the regions that still doesn't have a site. Thanks!
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:20 am

I will update this post with packets received.

September 09/09/17: -$30

Cambridge A
Carleton University
Johns Hopkins A
Johns Hopkins B
McGill A
NYU A
Oxford Brookes
Rutgers A
UCSD A
UCSD B
University of Zurich
Wright State A
WUSTL A

September 09/23/17: -$15 (-$30 if optional)

Auburn A
Berkeley A
Boston College
Cornell A
Florida B
Gettysburg
Georgia A
Georgia B
Illinois A
Michigan B
Rutgers B
WUSTL B

October 10/07/17: no penalty (-$15 if optional)

Michigan State A
Cornell B
Michigan A
Kansas State A
Knox A
Liberty A
Liberty B
Cambridge B
Cambridge C
McGill B
Lawrence A
Tulane A
Louisville A
Louisville B
Louisiana Tech B
Rochester A
UCF A
Carnegie Mellon A
UConn A
UBC
Tulane B
Toronto B
Berkeley B
Wake Forest

October 14: +$25

Carnegie Mellon B
Kentucky B
UW-Madison
Louisiana Tech A
Georgetown A
Kentucky A
NC State

October 21: +$50

WKU A
Alabama A
UL Lafayette
Clemson
Waterloo A
Chicago
UC Davis

October 22: +$55

St. Olaf
Amherst A

October 26: +$75

University of South Carolina
Carleton College A
Wofford
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Gautam » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Hi teams-

You should start seeing some invoice action and questions answered after Sept 21. If it cannot wait until then, feel free to email me directly: gautam.acf@gmail.com.

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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:46 pm

There are several teams signed up for a Northeast site, but no club has contacted me about hosting in that region. If you are part of a club in the Northeast Corridor, please consider hosting. Otherwise, you will have to travel to either Boston or College Park.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Potatoes » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:49 pm

Is there a link to the Google forms results? A few coaches for our site have been asking if they filled out the form correctly. Thanks!
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm

Please find a spreadsheet with current fields for each site at this link. Note that this only indicates teams that have filled out the Google form.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Gautam » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:46 am

Hi all,

Invoices have started going out over the last couple of days. If you have any concerns with what you see on there, send me an email: gautam.acf@gmail.com

Please note:

1. If you are packet required and have yet to submit a packet, then it's not your final amount. I will update the invoice with your packet fee as appropriate.
2. If you have already submitted a packet, but have not registered, then please do. That your hosts can determine demand more easily, and we can keep a track of payments.

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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Calculus? » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:43 pm

Gautam wrote:Invoices have started going out over the last couple of days.


When will we be able to expect the Canadian invoices to go out?
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Gautam » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:54 pm

Sorry about that. I have been traveling for school visits for a few days, haven't had to catch up with the invoices. Sending them out tonight and tomorrow.

Appreciate your patience.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Gautam » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm

Done with all US teams as of this moment. Finishing up the Canada/UK teams through the rest of the day.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby jfuchs » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Were packets already sent out to hosts? We (MIT) haven't received anything yet. Our TD is getting worried and his emails to the editors have gone unanswered.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Potatoes » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:55 pm

jfuchs wrote:Were packets already sent out to hosts? We (MIT) haven't received anything yet. Our TD is getting worried and his emails to the editors have gone unanswered.


I haven't gotten the packets yet for our site.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:04 pm

jfuchs wrote:Were packets already sent out to hosts? We (MIT) haven't received anything yet. Our TD is getting worried and his emails to the editors have gone unanswered.

Hey, I apologize for not responding immediately. You sent me exactly one email about an hour before this post, though, so I want to point out that this post seems a little over the top. Packets will be out soon.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby jfuchs » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:09 pm

armitage wrote:
jfuchs wrote:Were packets already sent out to hosts? We (MIT) haven't received anything yet. Our TD is getting worried and his emails to the editors have gone unanswered.

Hey, I apologize for not responding immediately. You sent me exactly one email about an hour before this post, though, so I want to point out that this post seems a little over the top. Packets will be out soon.


Oh, sorry! I'd been given the impression that there were more emails over a longer period of time.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby armitage » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:31 am

jfuchs wrote:Oh, sorry! I'd been given the impression that there were more emails over a longer period of time.

No worries.
Packets have just been sent out.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Nero D'Avola » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Hey, is there going to be a discussion forum set up?
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Granny Soberer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 pm

Nero D'Avola wrote:Hey, is there going to be a discussion forum set up?

The last mirror is today, so a private forum isn't necessary. I believe there will be a public discussion thread set up soon.
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Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Postby Gautam » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:31 am

Hi there -

All hosts should have received an email today regarding payment. If you did not receive an email, please write to me at gautam.acf@gmail.com

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