I am pleased to announce the Canadian site of ACF Fall 2016, to be held at University of Waterloo on Saturday, 5 November 2016. ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event.
EDIT: Due to an error on the part of the university, this tournament will actually be taking place in Douglas Wright Engineering (DWE) with the control room being DWE 1501. This tournament will have a soft field cap of 16 teams, however we will likely be able to expand that given enough notice and sufficient staffers. More logistical information will be available as the tournament takes shape, but expect an 8:30 meeting with a 9AM start time on Saturday morning.
Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please write to us at [email protected] with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information.
Second, fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.
If you would prefer to get in touch with me some other way or in person, that is fine but please note that I will not be considering registrations final until the ACF registration form is completed
Base fee: $135
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60
"New to Quizbowl" discount: $100
For schools which did not send a team to any regular collegiate academic tournament (exclusively Novice tournaments do not count) since September 2013, and have no one on the team(s) claiming this discount who played those tournaments for another school
Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet. High school players are exempt from this definition, are not permitted to submit packets, and pay fees as determined by their site hosts.
Half-packet templates will be sent out to your team after you have submitted the registration form. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to [email protected] and they’ll clarify.
Please submit packets to [email protected] and use “ACF Fall 2016: [Team Name]” in the subject line.
The submission schedule is as follows:
11.59 PM PST September 10: -$30
11.59 PM PST September 24: -$15 (-$30 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 8: no penalty (-$15 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 15: +$25
11.59 PM PST October 22: +$50
After October 22: +$10/day until October 29; teams who are required to submit a packet and do not submit one by November 1 will not be allowed to play.
Payment for ACF Fall will be processed through the ACF treasurer, Gautam Kandlikar. He will get in touch with you about how much your team owes, how to pay for the tournament, etc. Please contact Gautam at [email protected] with any questions regarding payment.
Note Regarding Highschool Teams
High school teams are no longer allowed to compete in Collegiate ACF Fall events.
For more information, refer to the Global Announcement of ACF Fall 2016 or email the editors at [email protected].