ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

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ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:14 pm

This is the official announcement for ACF Regionals 2019, which will take place on January 26, 2019. It's largely based on the announcement for last year's Regionals, with the major exception that this year's regionals will follow the standard ACF distribution as found on the ACF website.

EDITORS:

Head editor: Will Nediger
Co-editors: Matt Bollinger, Rob Carson, Will Holub-Moorman, Bruce Lou, Graham Reid, Jennie Yang, Ben Zhang

REGISTRATION:

Teams must officially register for Regionals by filling out a Google form, which will be available soon once host sites have been chosen.

HOSTS:

We are actively seeking hosts in all of the regions listed below. Please contact as at acfregionals2019@gmail.com. Bidding is open until October 31. If you serve a different region than the ones listed but still think you could attract teams and run a viable site, please feel free to bid anyway. Depending on where the sites are distributed within the regions below, we may add or subtract sites.

Canada/Niagara:
Northeast:
Mid-Atlantic:
Upper Mid-Atlantic:
Southeast (North):
Southeast (Central):
Texas/Louisiana:
Florida:
North:
Great Lakes:
Great Plains:
California:
United Kingdom:
Rocky Mountains:

PACKET SUBMISSION:

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, 2017 is required to submit a half-packet. House teams from host schools, as well as teams composed of people who have not played regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournaments prior to September 1, 2017, are not required to submit a half-packet, but may choose to do so by the no penalty deadline for a -$50 discount.

*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:
November 18th, 2018: -$50
December 2nd, 2018: -$25
December 16th, 2018: No penalty
January 6th, 2019: +$25
January 13th, 2019: +$50
After that, +$10 for each additional day that you're late.
After January 20th, you will be dropped from the tournament, with no exceptions.

Please submit your half-packet to acfregionals2019@gmail.com. The actual e-mail with the attached half-packet should have a subject-line reading: "School + Team Letter (if applicable) HALF-PACKET." In order to meet a deadline, you must submit your half-packet before 11:59pm Eastern Time on that date. Half-packets should be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format.

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

"New to quizbowl" discount is intended for schools that did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2017, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school.

ACCESSIBILITY:

We are continuing last year's initiatives to make ACF Regionals a more accessible tournament. Please take the following guidelines into account when submitting your half-packet:

* At least 50% of tossup answers should be things that can be tossed up at ACF Fall. This does not mean that you write an ACF Fall-style tossup. Your tossup should still be a "regular-difficulty tossup on a Fall-level answer line."

* For the remaining 50% of questions, stick to solid regular-difficulty answer lines, and don't push the envelope.

* Easy parts for bonuses should be genuinely easy, once again along ACF Fall lines.

* While hard parts should still be "regular-difficulty" hard parts, we encourage you to ask about deep things connecting to easy material. Try to guess at what someone who really knows a lot about the subject matter might find interesting or memorable, rather than simply repeating a clue or answer line that you recall hearing at a more difficult tournament.

* Tossups will be hard-capped at 8 lines (10 point Times New Roman with one-inch margins). Please feel free to submit tossups that are longer than 8 lines, but do not submit any tossups that are shorter than 7 lines, or we will send them back to you.

DISTRIBUTION:

All submitting teams will be assigned a half-packet (12/12) distribution upon registration using the central registration form. The assigned distribution is non-negotiable; please conform to it exactly, or we will send your packet back to you. Please contact us at acfregionals2019@gmail.com if you would like a half packet assignment before the registration form is available. I encourage teams to do this, since it gives you more time to work on your packets and therefore gives the editors more time as well.

The half-packet distribution will be drawn from the standard ACF distribution, found at https://acf-quizbowl.com/tournaments/pa ... stribution, and the final packets will follow the same distribution. Please read the other aspects of the packet submission guidelines carefully - if your packet violates these guidelines, I will ask you to resubmit it and consider the final submission to calculate packet discounts.

FURTHER QUESTIONS:

If you have any further questions, please send them to acfregionals2019@gmail.com.
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Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Post by A Very Long Math Tossup » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:51 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote: 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, 2016 is required to submit a half-packet. House teams from host schools, as well as teams composed of people who have not played regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournaments prior to September 1, 2017, are not required to submit a half-packet, but may choose to do so by the no penalty deadline for a -$50 discount.
I assume this is a typo?
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Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:16 pm

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote: 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, 2016 is required to submit a half-packet. House teams from host schools, as well as teams composed of people who have not played regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournaments prior to September 1, 2017, are not required to submit a half-packet, but may choose to do so by the no penalty deadline for a -$50 discount.
I assume this is a typo?
Yes, good catch! Fixed.
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Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am

The deadline for host bids is at the end of this month. I've received several bids already, but there are still a number of regions with no host bids yet, so if you're thinking of bidding, please do so!
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Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am
The deadline for host bids is at the end of this month. I've received several bids already, but there are still a number of regions with no host bids yet, so if you're thinking of bidding, please do so!
I've gotten several more bids, so thank to those who've contacted me! I'm still looking for hosts in some regions, particularly the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic (especially the NYC area and the DC area) and Texas/Louisiana.
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