ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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This is the official global announcement for ACF Fall 2011, which will take place on November 5, 2011.

Editors
Editor-in-Chief: Carsten Gehring (Carleton College)
Assistant Editors: Sarah Angelo (UVA), Bryan Berend (Michigan), Matt Bollinger (UVA), Matt Hart (Minnesota), Gaurav Kandlikar (Minnesota), Matt Menard (Chicago)

Hosting
New England: Yale
Mid-Atlantic: University of Virginia
South: University of Alabama
Texas-Area: St. John's School
Great Lakes: Northern Illinois University
Eastern Canada: McMaster
North: Carleton College
Midwest: Truman State
California: UC Irvine
Northwest: Boise State
United Kingdom: Oxford


ACF Fall is still currently seeking a host for the Southeast site. Hosting is a good way to cut down on travel costs, raise money, and get newer members of your club exposed to well-written, accessible quizbowl questions. If you have any interest in hosting or questions about it, please refer first to the official ACF Hosting Guidelines, and then e-mail me at [email protected].

The deadline for bids is September 17, 2011. Bids will not be accepted after that point, and earlier bids will receive priority over later bids, all else being equal.

Packet Submission
As per the ACF submission rules, any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2010 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2011-2012. This includes ACF Fall. As of last year, high school players are now included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament.

Please submit packets to [email protected] and use “ACF Fall 2011: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

This year’s submission schedule is:

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on:
September 11, 2011: -$50
September 25, 2011: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 9, 2011: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 16, 2011: +$25
October 23, 2011: +$50
After Oct. 23, 2011: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

Packet Penalties
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:
*Incorrect formatting: Please take a moment to review the ACF Packet Guidelines on formatting to make sure you format your packet correctly.
*Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is often very easy to catch. People caught plagiarizing will be subject to large fines and possibly a thread not dissimilar to this one.
*Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, and 5-10-15 bonuses.
Please see the additional packet penalties section for more info.

Friendly Reminders
Please refer to the ACF Packet Guidelines document for more detailed explanations of packet submission and fee-related information.

If you are sending multiple packet writing teams, PLEASE make sure you don’t collaborate on your packets or talk about their contents.

The difficulty level of ACF Fall 2011 is the same as it has been for the past four years, such as can be seen in ACF Fall 2009 and ACF Fall 2010. These tournaments can be found on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com. Remember above all that the tournament is supposed to be accessible to new teams who have never played quizbowl before, in both your answerlines and your selection of clues. If you suspect one of your answer choices may be too hard, it probably is.

If you have any other questions, please let me know at [email protected].
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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The deadline for hosting bids remains September 17, but I will start awarding sites in the near future for regions where I think there is no need to wait for more bids.

Also, the first packet submission deadline is next Sunday, September 11th. I'll keep this post up-to-date with the packets I receive.

Packets Received by the -$50 Deadline
Kansas State
Georgia Tech (Will Butler)
Ohio State Distance Education (Travis Vitello)
RPI A
University of Buffalo
UC Irvine
Northwestern
UCSD A
WUSTL B
Maryland A
Claremont A
St. Anselm's
Ohio State A
Stanford
Rancho Bernardo
WUSTL A
GMU A
Penn (Eric Mukherjee)

Packets Received by the -$25 Deadline
Dorman
UCSD B
Caltech
Minnesota
Ohio State B
Penn A
Michigan State B

Packets Received by the No Penalty Deadline
UIC
Georgia Tech A
Eureka A
Minnesota-Morris
Macomb
Michigan State A
Miami B
Washington
MIT A
Yale
Alberta

Packets Received by the +$25 Deadline
Millsaps A
Rockefeller
Wellesley
Columbia
Michigan A
NYU A
Maryland B
Chicago A
William and Mary
Harvard A
Lawrence

Packets Received by the +$50 Deadline
Oxford A
LSU A
VCU
Haverford
Cornell A
Loyola Academy
Duke
Notre Dame
Princeton A
WKU
Harding

Late Packets:
Illinois B [+60]
South Carolina [+60]
Florida [+70]
ASU [+150]
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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OctagonJoe wrote: Packet Submission
As per the ACF submission rules, any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2010 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2011-2012. This includes ACF Fall. As of last year, high school players are now included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament.
Does last year's VCU Open Sunday count as a regular collegiate tournament for these purposes?
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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Hey all...McMaster is interested in hosting for a Canada site. We'd also of course be willing to accept any proximal US teams!
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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Buffalo will be there if you host! We really don't want to drive the 8 hours to Yale, for a variety of reasons (including having to play both Yale and Cornell....)
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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First deadline has now passed. Second deadline for a -$25 deadline is on September 25th.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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The -$25 (or non-required -$50) packet deadline is tomorrow at 11:59 Eastern time (not Central or further west). After that, the next deadline is on October 9 for there to be no penalty for required packets or for there to be a discount for non-required packets.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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We are four weeks away from the tournament date (at least for most sites). There are only so many hours left to get the no penalty/non-required -$25 packets in, with the deadline being tomorrow at 11:59 PM Eastern time. After that, the next two weeks have the +$25 and +$50 deadlines, so there's not a lot of time left to get in required packets.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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There are now a little over two weeks until this tournament happens. That means there are a little over 48 hours left for teams to get in required packets or to ask me for an extension on getting in a packet. The latter option will include an additional fee being tacked on to the $50 already owed for the latest deadline.
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Re: ACF Fall 2011 Global Announcement (November 5, 2011)

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When will a discussion board be made for this tournament?
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