ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

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ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:17 pm

This is the announcement for the North Atlantic site of ACF Fall 2008, to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Location and time

CMU is located at 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA. The tournament will be held in Porter Hall, with check-in starting at 8:30 and the tournament beginning promptly at 9:00. I will edit this post with directions and parking suggestions closer to the tournament.

Tournament cost

In accordance with ACF's policies, the base fee is $120. The following discounts may apply:

Buzzer systems: -$5 each
Staffers: -$10 each
Laptop: -$10 each (max 1 per team)
Travel: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled
International: -$20
New teams to ACF: -$25
New teams to quizbowl: -$75

Packet details

Refer to the Global ACF Fall Announcement.

Registration:

To register, contact me at TheBokonon@gmail.com. Preferably, also post here so I can make sure I didn't lose anyone's email to my spam filter or whatnot.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:18 pm

This post will be periodically edited with a field update. (Updated 11/4)

Confirmed:
Michigan (2)
Shady Side (1)
Pitt (3)
Miami OH (3)
Case Western (1)
Ike Jose (1)
Ohio State (2)
Cornell (2)
Notre Dame (2)
Swarthmore (2)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby alkrav112 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:38 pm

As previously stated, Michigan currently plans to attend this site, and I'm confident we can pull together 2 teams. Perhaps more; update will come after our first meeting(s).
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby swwFCqb » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:13 am

We at Case Western also plan on attending this tournament. Once I figure out the details you will be notified Trevor.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:27 pm

Field is updated. Also, we're short on staff at the moment. Worst case scenario, some of the CMU house team will staff, but I would prefer not having to do that. If anyone can bring a moderator(s), please let me know. In addition, if you are bringing teams with more than four players and are willing to have whoever is sitting out for each round staff that round, we would be happy to give you the discount for that too.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby alkrav112 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:56 pm

Michigan will be sending 2 teams.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Wall of Ham » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:03 pm

Hey Cornell is probably interested in sending two teams to ACF Fall at this site.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:29 pm

Wall of Ham wrote:Hey Cornell is probably interested in sending two teams to ACF Fall at this site.


Cool. Please let me know as soon as possible, though; while changing the schedule isn't hard, figuring out staff will be.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Wall of Ham » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:31 pm

Well by probably I mean 99% chance barring freak snowstorm, and by interested I mean "is going".

So, yea, mark us down.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:10 am

Alright, this should be our final field:
Michigan (2)
Shady Side (1)
Pitt (3)
Miami OH (3)
Case Western (1)
Ike Jose (1)
Ohio State (2)
Cornell (2)
Notre Dame (2)
Swarthmore (2)

We ended up cutting the house team due to staff shortages, which also means that we are sitting good for staff. We have nineteen teams; the planned format will be to bracket into 10/9, run a round robin, rebracket into 10/9, and play the crossbracket games. This gives us a total of 9+5=14 rounds, plus up to 2 for an advantaged final.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby swwFCqb » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:57 pm

Pilgrim wrote:Alright, this should be our final field:
Michigan (2)
Shady Side (1)
Pitt (3)
Miami OH (3)
Case Western (1)
Ike Jose (1)
Ohio State (2)
Cornell (2)
Notre Dame (2)
Swarthmore (2)

We ended up cutting the house team due to staff shortages, which also means that we are sitting good for staff. We have nineteen teams; the planned format will be to bracket into 10/9, run a round robin, rebracket into 10/9, and play the crossbracket games. This gives us a total of 9+5=14 rounds, plus up to 2 for an advantaged final.


14 games = sweeeeeeet

Sounds like it'll be a fun time.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Wall of Ham » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:01 am

Hey so due to the disapearance of many Cornell freshman, we'll only send one team to this tournament.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Pilgrim » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:32 pm

Michigan A defeated Ike Jose playing solo in a one game final to win the tournament. Cornell finished third, with Swarthmore A, Pitt B, and Ohio State A rounding out the top bracket.

Top scorers were:
1. Ike Jose from Ike Jose
2. Josh Sokol from Swarthmore
3. Mike Davies from Pitt
4. Andy Kravis from Michigan

Full stats can be found here:
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/org/college-b ... dings.html

My thanks for teams sticking with us as we were forced to modify the schedule and remove two rounds due to moderator snafus, and especial thanks to Arjun from Cornell for filling in for one round while we were temporarily down a moderator.

Reverse kudos go to Pitt C, who in an amazing example of Eric Douglass's Law of Teams Leaving Early left before the playoffs despite having to travel a grand total of three blocks.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Terrible Shorts Depot » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:34 pm

Trevor et al.,
Thanks for a good tournament. Easily one of the best quiz bowl experiences I've had.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:07 pm

Thanks to everyone at CMU for a very good tournament. This was a very fun set to play, and the tournament was run well. A couple rooms ran a bit slow after lunch, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the set. Well done.

Ike: Very impressive. You played very well, and we were really lucky we got to play you a third time.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Ike » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:53 pm

Yeah, I was very unlucky I got to play you a third time. It was tons of fun though. The questions were very good with a few bad ones interspersed in a sea of good ones, and I enjoyed the heck out of this set.

I love Rob Carson as editor - if you catch my drift.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:40 pm

I love Rob Carson as editor - if you catch my drift.

I guess I don't.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:05 pm

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
I love Rob Carson as editor - if you catch my drift.

I guess I don't.

:sad:

edit: Oh, or it is possible you meant that you didn't catch his drift.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby Auroni » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:30 pm

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
I love Rob Carson as editor - if you catch my drift.

I guess I don't.


if it were trygve meade he was talking about, then you'd catch it in an instant.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at CMU, 11/8/08

Postby evilmonkey » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:08 pm

la2pgh wrote:Trevor et al.,
Thanks for a good tournament. Easily one of the best quiz bowl experiences I've had.


QFT

Everyone on my end had a great time, and the mods were all very good. I'd say that it was worth the trip (the drive was easily the worst part). Thank you for running such a fine tournament
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