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ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:14 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
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, Dylan Minarik, Eric Mukherjee, Graham Reid, Jennie Yang

REGISTRATION:

Teams must officially register for Regionals by filling out this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... A/viewform.

HOSTS:

The following universities are hosting mirrors of Regionals. The currently registered fields for each site can be seen in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Canada/Niagara: University of Toronto (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 64#p351964)
Northeast: MIT/Harvard (co-hosted; http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22048)
Mid-Atlantic: Swarthmore (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22051)
Upper Mid-Atlantic: Carnegie Mellon (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 34#p351534)
Southeast (North): Duke (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22047)
Southeast (Central): Georgia Tech (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 45#p351345)
Texas/Louisiana: UT Austin (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 94#p353494)
Florida: University of Central Florida (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 38#p353238)
North: University of Minnesota (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 48#p352048)
Great Lakes: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 15#p351515)
Great Plains: Kansas State University (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22057)
California: Stanford (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22240)
United Kingdom: Oxford-Brookes (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 53#p353253)

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 ($60 for shorthanded teams of 1 or 2 players)
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Staffers: -$10/staffer
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.

PACKETS RECEIVED:

-$50 deadline:

Carleton University
Florida A
Florida B
Florida C
Georgia A
Georgia C
Georgia D
Johns Hopkins A
McGill A
MSU A
MSU C
NYU A
NYU B
Penn State A
Penn State B
Wright State

-$25 deadline:

Berkeley A
Gettysburg
Louisville
Michigan A
Oxford A
Rutgers A
Rutgers B
UCLA A
UNC A
Virginia A
Yale A

No penalty deadline:

Berkeley B
Cambridge A
Cambridge B
Carleton College A
Chicago A
Columbia A
Delaware
Harvard A
Iowa
Liberty A
Liberty B
McGill B
McMaster
Missouri
MIT
MSU B (-$50)
Northwestern A
Oregon
OSU A
Oxford B
Penn State C
Rice A
Texas A
Texas A&M A
Texas A&M B (-$50)
UIUC A (-$50)
UIUC B (-$50)
UIUC C (-$50)
UCSD A
Wesleyan

+$25 deadline:

Auburn A
Berkeley C
Chicago B
Chicago C
Colorado A
Colorado B
Columbia B
Columbia C
Cornell
Maryland A
Maryland B
New College of Florida
Oklahoma
Penn A
Yale B
Yale D

+$50 deadline:

Amherst A
Amherst B (+$0)
Caltech
Chicago D
Clemson
Georgetown A
Michigan B
NC State A
Queen's A
Virginia Tech

Later:

Georgia B (+$60)
Purdue (+$60)
Southampton (+$60)
South Carolina (+$60)
WUSTL B (+$60)
VCU (+$90)
North Texas (+$100)
Johns Hopkins B (+$110)
Alabama (+$120)
Kenyon A (+$120)
WUSTL A (+$120)

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:51 pm
by A Very Long Math Tossup
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?

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:16 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
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.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
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!

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
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.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
The initial post has been updated with a list of the mirror sites, aside from the United Kingdom site, which is still TBD. Note that the Northeast site will most likely be co-hosted by MIT and Harvard but physically located at MIT; there will be more details when the announcement for that site is posted.

It's also been updated with a link to the Google form, so teams can now officially register. It includes a question about what mirror site you'll be attending; if you're in Britain, just select "United Kingdom" since the specific site hasn't been determined yet.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
The United Kingdom site will be hosted by Oxford-Brookes.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 am
by Smuttynose Island
The registration form doesn't seem to be working. It states that I need permission to access it.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:06 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Smuttynose Island wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 am
The registration form doesn't seem to be working. It states that I need permission to access it.
Just tweaked a setting, so it should be fixed now.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:50 pm
by The Billiards Fool
Will there be a different deadline schedule for teams who wish to submit but do not have to? (I believe Fall just moved every discount one deadline back)

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:09 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Teams which don't have to write a packet can get a $50 discount if they submit by the no penalty deadline (December 16).

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:32 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
The first post has been updated with a list of teams which submitted by the -$50 deadline.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 am
by theking259
Could we get a link to the fields (from google sheets).

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
theking259 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 am
Could we get a link to the fields (from google sheets).
I'd rather not post a public link to the sheet since it has people's phone numbers in it, but anyone curious about the field for a specific site is free to email me.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:47 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 am
theking259 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:05 am
Could we get a link to the fields (from google sheets).
I'd rather not post a public link to the sheet since it has people's phone numbers in it, but anyone curious about the field for a specific site is free to email me.
Update: Cody helpfully created a version of the sheet that just has a list of the registered teams; it's now linked in the first post.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm
by theking259
Thanks for the fields list. I’m assuming that detailed stats will be taken again, is that correct?

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:33 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
theking259 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Thanks for the fields list. I’m assuming that detailed stats will be taken again, is that correct?
Sorry for talking so long to get back to you on this. We will indeed be using detailed stats, though individual hosts you don't want to can opt out.

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:31 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
A reminder that the no-penalty deadline is this Sunday, so I'm hoping to get lots of new packets in my inbox this weekend!

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
The first post has been updated with a list of packets received by the +$25 deadine. Reminder that the +$50 deadline is this coming weekend and even steeper penalties accrue quickly after that, so get your packets in soon!

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
The first post has been updated with a list of packets received by the +$50 deadline. A couple reminders:

1) If you've submitted your packet but don't see your team in the first post, please let me know.
2) January 20 is the last day you can submit the packet if you want to play the tournament, and the cost to play will increase by $10 every day starting today until you submit.
3) There are still a number of teams who have submitted packets but haven't officially registered through the Google form. If you're not sure whether your team has officially registered, send me an email and I'll let you know.

Thanks!

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:03 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Reminder that tomorrow is the last day to submit a half-packet!

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:19 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
The initial post has been updated with a final list of half-packets received, including the discounts for teams that submitted an optional half-packet by the no-penalty deadline. If anything looks wrong, please let me know.

The following (non-house) team has submitted a packet but hasn't yet officially registered through the Google form: Louisville

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:34 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I just sent an email with links to the scoresheets and packets to the hosts. If you're hosting and don't receive such an email in the next few minutes, let me know.