Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Hart (University of Minnesota)
Assistant Editors: Rob Carson (University of Minnesota), Trevor Davis (Carnegie Mellon University), Dennis Jang (Brown University), and Eric Mukherjee (University of Pennsylvania).
We are no longer seeking ACF Winter hosts. Here is a link to the ACF Hosting Guide as reference for the already accepted hosts.
West: Stanford University. Contact Brian Lindquist at [email protected]
North Midwest: University of Minnesota. Contact Gautam Kandlikar at [email protected]
Midwest: University of Michigan. Contact Michael Hausinger at [email protected]
South Plains: Houston area, hosted by Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance. Contact Eric Kwartler at [email protected]
Southeast: University of Georgia. Contact Georgia Quizbowl (Muneed Ahmed, president) at [email protected]
Lower Midwest: Missouri State University. Contact Jason Loy at [email protected]
New England: Yale University. Contact Aaron Sin at [email protected]
Mid-Atlantic: North Carolina Wesleyan College. Contact Steve Bahnaman at [email protected]
Florida: Valencia Community College. Contact Chris Borglum at [email protected]
As per the ACF submission rules, any team (not program, but team of 1-4 people who plan to play the tournament together) that contains at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2008 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2009-2010. This includes ACF Winter. Teams required to submit packets who do not by the final deadline (or a negotiated extension of the final deadline) will be dropped from the tournament. There will be no exceptions.
Please submit packets to [email protected] and use "ACF Winter 2010: [Team Name]" in the subject line.
Submission schedule and additional discount
This year's submission schedule is as follows:
Packet submitted on or before:
November 22, 2009: -$50
December 6, 2009: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
December 20, 2009: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets; optional packets will not be accepted after this deadline)
December 27, 2009: +$25
January 3, 2010: +$50
After January 3, 2010: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.
Additional discounts are offered for travel, buzzers, staffers, etc. Please refer to the tournament fees and discounts section of the ACF guidelines for further information. Anything you could possibly want to know about packet submission can be found at the ACF Packet Submission Guide site.
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:
- Incorrect formatting: Several teams continue to submit incorrectly formatted packets despite the guidelines clearly stated on the ACF Question Formatting Guidelines document. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and format your packet accordingly. As the chief editor, I will not hesitate to level formatting penalties on all teams that regularly skirt the guidelines.
- Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is usually very easy to catch. Please also refer to this thread excoriating those who attempted to plagiarize at ACF Fall 2008.
- Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, 5-10-15 bonuses, etc.
Please refer to the ACF Packet Submission and Fee Information document for a more detailed explanation of submission and fee-related information.
This may seem obvious, but last year there were certain programs which submitted packets on which more than one team had collaborated. Please do NOT do this; it makes your packets useless for play.
High school teams continue to be exempt from packet submission. However, if you would like to submit one, you are certainly encouraged do that. High school teams will be eligible for the same packet submissions discounts as the teams not required to write packets.
If you have any other questions, please let us know at [email protected]