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by Susan
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 6501

Bidding: how can we get you to do it?

Now that Regionals and SCT are behind us, I was hoping we could talk about...Regionals (and, to a lesser extent, SCT). Specifically, the dearth of bids to host Regionals. We received a total of five bids: two bids for the Northeast site, two bids for the West site, and Chris had Maryland hosting the...
by Susan
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2013 planning
Replies: 37
Views: 5263

Re: CO History 2013 planning

If you're interested in doing singles and not having it take forever and require infinite staff, you could do Eric Hillemann's format (players qualify out of pools and the the top n play a double-elim bracket. You'd have to write the whole thing if you did that, though--I'm pretty sure there's no (n...
by Susan
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19522

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

Yes, RPI B and Dartmouth C have dropped.
by Susan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19522

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

Let this be a reminder that you must email [email protected] if you're planning on changing how many teams you have signed up.
by Susan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything
Replies: 41
Views: 33863

Re: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything

Anyone interested in Andy Goss' ridiculous recap of the 1999 Philly Experiment? Also, does anyone know what John Edwards is up to nowadays? He was the only person I've ever met with whom I could unironically discuss my love of Mama's Family without judgment. Working in Philly at the Mazzoni Center,...
by Susan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Change to ACF's Division II rules
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Change to ACF's Division II rules

Mewto55555 wrote:So for ACF Nationals, are high schoolers not eligible for Division II?
ACF has just ruled that high schoolers are not eligible for Division II at any ACF tournaments henceforth.
by Susan
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 37454

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Large Sodas Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

To register for ACF Nationals, please fill out this web form. If you need to change any of your info after you've entered it, please email me at [email protected] or PM me. The registered field for the tournament may be viewed here.
by Susan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21991

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

We got Yale A's packet.
by Susan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 4587

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)

tgaddy wrote:Wow, yea please ignore my stupidity that was made abundantly clear in my last post. This is great news. We will definitely still be coming to this. Sorry about that.
Great--glad you can make it!
by Susan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 4587

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)

Hey so I wrote an email to both Chris Ray and Jerry Vinokurov saying that Montgomery Blair wouldnt be able to make it to this since LOCKOUT was rescheduled to the same day. I noticed we were still listed under the registered field for this site. I just wanted to confirm that we will unfortunately b...
by Susan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prizes/awards for top scorers
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: Prizes/awards for top scorers

setht wrote:
rpirrie wrote:What was your favorite top scorer award that you've seen?
A waffle iron. I think it was initially meant as a neg prize, but Selene or I grabbed it as a scoring prize.

Waffles are delicious.

-Seth
You're welcome!
by Susan
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3151

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

The registered field for this tournament can be found here. Teams, please email [email protected] or PM me if you need to change any information.
by Susan
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3151

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

No one has registered yet; I'll post a spreadsheet as soon as someone does (I mean, as soon as I can after someone does; let's all be reasonable people here).
by Susan
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West at UCSD: 2/23/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

Re: ACF Regionals West at UCSD: 2/23/13

The registered field for this tournament can be found here. Teams, please email me (at [email protected]) or PM me if you need to change any of your info.
by Susan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13

The registered field for this tournament may be found here. Teams, please email me at [email protected] if you'd like to change any of the information in the spreadsheet.
by Susan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - Toronto
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Re: ACF Regionals - Toronto

The registered field for this tournament may be found here. Teams--if you need to update any of the information in this spreadsheet, please email me at [email protected]. Thanks!
by Susan
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Leniency of Pronunciation
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: The Leniency of Pronunciation

dtaylor4 wrote:
Susan wrote:
fett0001 wrote:That set isn't clear.
I've changed the examples.
Should Bruce's post be edited to reflect this?
Indeed! Thanks for catching that.
by Susan
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Leniency of Pronunciation
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: The Leniency of Pronunciation

fett0001 wrote:That set isn't clear.
I've changed the examples.
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)
Replies: 16
Views: 6099

Re: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)

Here's a link showing the (registered) field for this tournament. Teams, if you need to change anything (more or fewer buzzers, removing teams, etc.) please email me at [email protected].com . The link doesn't seem to be working at this time. Okay, I figured out what the problem was and this w...
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)
Replies: 16
Views: 6099

Re: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)

Here's a link showing the (registered) field for this tournament. Teams, if you need to change anything (more or fewer buzzers, removing teams, etc.) please email me at [email protected].com . The link doesn't seem to be working at this time. Okay, I figured out what the problem was and this w...
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 4587

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Mid-Atlantic at Maryland (2/24/2013)

Here's a link to the (registered) field for this site. If you need to update any of your information, please email me at [email protected] .
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6743

Re: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice)

Hi--please note that if you're playing the second day of the Texas Invitational (i.e., ACF Regionals at Rice), we will need you to register using this form . You can view all registrations for this site here (with a few fields removed for privacy); please let me know if you need to update any of you...
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Rice
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Re: ACF Regionals @ Rice

Here's a link to the (registered) field for this tournament. Teams, if you need to update any of this info (more or fewer buzzers, dropping a team, etc.), please email me at [email protected]. Thanks!
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19522

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

Here's a link to the (registered) field. Teams, if you need to change anything here (more or fewer buzzers, unregistering a team, etc.), email me at [email protected]. Thanks!
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)
Replies: 16
Views: 6099

Re: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)

Here's a link showing the (registered) field for this tournament. Teams, if you need to change anything (more or fewer buzzers, removing teams, etc.) please email me at [email protected] .
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL 2/23/13
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL 2/23/13

Here's a link to the (registered) field for this tournament. Teams, please let me know if you need to change your info (more or fewer buzzers, removing a team, etc.) by emailing [email protected] .
by Susan
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21991

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:Greetings, is there any way the ACF Regionals registration form could be update to include the University of South Carolina site? This would help reduce confusion. Thanks!
I just updated the form to include both USC and our final host, the University of Toronto. Please register your teams!
by Susan
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL 2/23/13
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL 2/23/13

Considering that a Southeast mirror doesn't appear to be materializing, we may head to this site. I'll have something more official once we figure out what exactly is going on with other sites. Hi, Nick--we're working on the Southeast mirror and do anticipate having one, but WUStL will almost certa...
by Susan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21991

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

You may now register for ACF Regionals using this web form. We will be working with hosts to get the individual site announcements up shortly (hosts: you will be hearing from us soon!). Please note that our confirmed sites have been edited into the first post in this thread.
by Susan
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159057

Re: ProtoBowl

Thanks Matt, that was my thought too. As I was reading through these, my other thought was, I know ACF Nats has no trash but what about regionals? (I was pretty sure Fall did) Just thinking about it because you could basically untag any of the ACF Nats packets from the "trash" tag. We do indeed hav...
by Susan
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21991

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

Ondes Martenot wrote:Can someone (via email, post, etc...) confirm that our packet was in fact received?
Your packet was received.
by Susan
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21991

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

Now that NAQT has put out its list of sites, is there an update from ACF for Regionals sites? In particular, what became of the submitted Northeast site bid? We will have a list of sites, as well as a registration email, up over the next few days. We're still looking for or finalizing sites for som...
by Susan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 3957

Re: Open tournaments on non-open-level questions.

They would be "exhibitionists." I hope not. Hey, I don't know about you, but I fondly (?) recall the results page for the 2001 iteration of Terrapin that stated, "Note: Dave H[amilton] and Dave B[ykowski] of Maryland House B played as an exhibitionist [sic] team and their stats were ignored in dete...
by Susan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4221

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012

How much of the original set has been written?
by Susan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: discussion of ACF registration and payment system
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: discussion of ACF registration and payment system

I realize this is coming late to the party, but: would an ACF PayPal account maybe make payment that much quicker/easier for both payor and payee? Hi, Jordan--we're definitely interested in moving to an online payment system in the future, but there are several things we need to do before we can ge...
by Susan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Question Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 8155

Re: Question Writing

When I was at Chicago, we usually had people start writing pretty early (obviously, there are some freebies early in the year for newer players, like ACF Fall and such). One thing I usually did that seemed to help was to be very specific in telling new players what to write--like, instead of saying ...
by Susan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7975

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Hey, so I know it's a little early, but since I'm writing questions for VCU Closed and WIT right now anyway, do we know what the packet submission deadlines for Regionals are going to be? We do indeed--they are on the website here . We're having a logistical meeting about Regionals tonight and hope...
by Susan
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: discussion of ACF registration and payment system
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: discussion of ACF registration and payment system

The main concern I had as host was that I had to rely on e-mail communication with ACF to find out who had registered -- which has got to become a hassle for ACF's coordinators after a while. Is there a way to automate the "someone has registered for your site" information to hosts just for your gu...
by Susan
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 8090

Re: ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)

Wish to register complaint about doing full-packet tiebreak rounds when half-packet was permitted. (Edit: Does ACF rule I1 encourage this?) Left most of the teams sitting around for a long time. Everything else was good. When it won't leave the tournament in a dire packet situation or run up agains...
by Susan
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10959

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

Just for clarity, this tournament didn't have anywhere near 1/1 World Lit. The bonuses were somewhat difficult at times, and the Japanese history bonus was on the hard end. EDIT: Also, I do apologize for the repeats. Some of them were egregious and we caught, others were more subtle and we didn't c...
by Susan
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Important information regarding ACF Fall payment!
Replies: 19
Views: 6714

Re: Important information regarding ACF Fall payment!

Suggestion for the future: Is it possible for ACF to display a full list of teams that filled out the registration form for all sites on its webpage? It seems like that kind of thing that could be done by script, and would be an easier way for hosts and teams to check who's "actually" registered. T...
by Susan
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3
Replies: 16
Views: 7249

Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

jgalea84 wrote:Are high school teams welcome? If so, Olmsted Falls is interested in sending a team.
High school teams are indeed welcome.
by Susan
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 20156

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement

The Tourist wrote:Am I to infer from the lack of an announcement regarding the Claremont mirror that there will not be a California ACF Fall?
The announcement is now up.
by Susan
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7975

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

I spent some time looking for an answer but couldn't find it. Are there plans to allow off-date hosting of ACF tournaments? Since the mirrors all have to be on the same day would it be possible to say, host a Nov. 17 ACF Fall mirror for people who didn't play on the third? I got the idea from the H...
by Susan
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 20156

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement

The Tourist wrote:Am I to infer from the lack of an announcement regarding the Claremont mirror that there will not be a California ACF Fall?
We'll have more information on this for a day or two. Sorry about this.
by Susan
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 27530

Re: Buzzer systems

The system you're describing is better known as "the Knot"--if you search the forum for "knot" you'll find some older posts about it, like Chris's here . Chicago had a Knot while I was there; it definitely has the large advantage of being able to handle 12-16 players, but there were some minuses: it...
by Susan
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Change to ACF's Division II rules
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Change to ACF's Division II rules

Yes, you qualify for Division II this year. You will no longer be eligible for Division II (or Undergrad) when you're a senior, but we hope you disqualify yourself from Division II by playing Nats before that. :) 11. For collegiate tournaments which recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals...
by Susan
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Change to ACF's Division II rules
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Change to ACF's Division II rules

Yes, you qualify for Division II this year. You will no longer be eligible for Division II (or Undergrad) when you're a senior, but we hope you disqualify yourself from Division II by playing Nats before that. :) Also, as you well may know, your team will be required to write a packet since you play...
by Susan
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)

We would be able to register as an Undergrad and Division II as long as all of our players are either in their first two years of college or their first two years of quizbowl, right? Yes. In case anyone's curious about the general case, to be an undergrad team, all of your players must have graduat...
by Susan
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Change to ACF's Division II rules
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Change to ACF's Division II rules

This is just to announce that ACF has changed the definition of Division II. The new definition of Division II follows: C12. For collegiate tournaments that recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of “Division II” status, a “Division II” player is: C12.1. At ACF Fall and Regionals, and any...