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2016 ACF Fall Northeast at Columbia (Nov. 5, 2016)

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:08 pm
by Zef
I am pleased to announce the Northeast site of ACF Fall 2016, to be held at Columbia University 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. This tournament will most likely occur in Hamilton Hall, and check-in for this tournament will run from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, with the goal of getting all games underway by 8:45-9:00 AM. The preliminary field cap for this tournament will be 27 teams, with possible expansion in the future.

Registration for this event has two steps:
First, please write to us at [email protected] with school name, number of teams, and buzzer/staffer information. Please include [ACF Fall 2016] in the subject of your email.
Second, fill out the central ACF Fall registration form at this site with all relevant information.

ACF is currently debating a slight restructuring of its fee schedule. The final fee schedule will be announced by 1 September 2016. Teams can expect the base fee to increase by ~10%.

Base fee: $135
Buzzer: -$5/functional system
Staffers: -$10/staffer
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

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: -$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].

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Northeast at Columbia (Nov. 5, 2016)

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:08 pm
by Zef
This post is reserved for field updates.

Field (as of 10/31/16):

NYU (4)
Rutgers (1)
Cornell (3)
Princeton (2)
Yale (1)
Colgate (1)
U. Penn

Total: 13/27

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Northeast at Columbia (Nov. 5, 2016)

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:01 am
by Zef

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Northeast at Columbia (Nov. 5, 2016)

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:25 pm
by Zef
Congratulations to NYU A, who won this tournament after defeating Princeton A 370 - 280 in the second game of an advantaged final for NYU.
NYU A claimed the UG title, while Princeton A claimed the the 2nd place UG title as well as the first place DII title. The second place DII title was won by Cornell C. Additional congratulations for top scorer, Sean McBride of Cornell A.

Thank you to all the teams who attended our tournament as well as all the staffers who made this event possible.