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ACF Fall 2016 at Warwick (5/11/16)

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:04 am
by Ben Salter
Hello!

I am delighted to announce the UK site of ACF Fall 2016, to be held at The University of Warwick 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. The tournament will be held in the Social Sciences department, and registration will begin at 9:30 for a 10:00 start. The field is currently capped at 16 teams - there is potential to expand this if the demand exists.

Registration
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.

Fees
Base fee: £100
Buzzer: -£5/functional system
Staffers: -£10/staffer
Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): £45
"New to Quizbowl" discount: -£75
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.

Packet Discounts/Penalties
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.

Submission schedule
The submission schedule is as follows:

11.59 PM PST September 10: -£25
11.59 PM PST September 24: -£15 (-£25 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 8: no penalty (-£15 if optional)
11.59 PM PST October 15: +£20
11.59 PM PST October 22: +£35
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
Due to our unique position of being on a different continent, we may end up using a different payment system to the one below, as we have done in previous years. However, until I explicitly hear otherwise, the payment will be dealt with as follows:

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].

Re: ACF Fall 2016 at Warwick (5/11/16)

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:59 pm
by Ben Salter
So this happened, and despite a few fairly hefty logistical issues, it ran pretty well (much credit is due to the moderators, whose ability to remain calm and adapt to the less-than-ideal situation was admirable).

Congratulations to Cambridge Catesby for clearing the field with style, and to Stanley Wang from Edinburgh Purple for scoring 55.71PPG to be the top scorer in the prelims.

Stats can be found here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/