ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)

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ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)

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We are pleased to announce a Waterloo Mirror of ACF Fall on November 3rd, 2012, with other mirror sites across America. Specific room details will be forth coming, so please fill out this form to register for the tournament and send an email to [email protected] to confirm your teams and so we know to inform you of updates.

For more information about ACF Fall, please refer here. All ACF guidelines will be followed. The fee structure for this tournament will be as outlined here.

Parking is free on the weekends, and all teams will get a map. There are also local eating places for lunch, although we might provide pizza for a fee.

RSVP to [email protected] , and please indicate number of teams per division so we can decide which divisions to run, and buzzers (semi or fully functioning) and moderators you are bringing

Hope to see you in November!
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Time and Location Information

Please arrive at MC 4045 by 9AM. MC is sometimes called the Mathematics & Computer Building. Note that midterms are still going on (yes, even on a Saturday morning), so please be considerate and quiet when going through hallways.

A campus and parking map can be found here.

Parking Lot X (north of Columbia St) is free on weekends, but is a bit of a walk; I'm guessing 10-15 minutes. You can find more information about parking here.

Also note that Nov 3 is Waterloo's "Fall Open House," so the campus will likely be very busy. On the other hand, you can get breakfast and/or lunch (cash only) in the Student Life Centre (SLC), which is much closer than the plaza we usually send people off to.

Please contact me or Jj if you have any questions about maps or parking.

Field
Buffalo [2]
McMaster [2]
Michigan State [1]
Ottawa [2]
Waterloo [1-?]
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I have sent an e-mail to JJ, but for this board's purposes-
Ottawa A and B will be playing this site.
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Buffalo will be bringing its customary two teams.
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We're looking like 2 teams at this point. One novice team, and one anti-novice team that really needs to get a pack together...
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We've just filled out the ACF form registering one non-packet writing team.
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The first post has been updated with time and location information. Please contact me or Jj if you have any questions.
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This tournament is now in progress. Statistics for the preliminary rounds can be found here.
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There is a three-way tie for fourth place and advancement to the top bracket. Western Ontario and McMaster B are playing for the right to face Michigan State for the last place in the top bracket.
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Western Ontario has beaten McMaster B in the first tiebreaker game and is playing Michigan State for the last spot in the top bracket.
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Michigan State has beaten Western Ontario in the second tiebreaker game and has advanced to the top bracket.
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The playoffs have begun and statistics for them can be found here.
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Congratulations to McMaster A for winning Waterloo's mirror of 2012 ACF Fall, topping the field by two games. Waterloo won the Undergraduate and Division II titles, topping that field by two games.

Complete statistics, including the two tiebreaker games, can be found here.
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Just wanted to thank JJ, Daniel, and all the readers/organizers for a very fun time. Congrats to McMaster!
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Wish to register complaint about doing full-packet tiebreak rounds when half-packet was permitted. (Edit: Does ACF rule I1 encourage this?) Left most of the teams sitting around for a long time. Everything else was good.
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bmcke wrote:Wish to register complaint about doing full-packet tiebreak rounds when half-packet was permitted. (Edit: Does ACF rule I1 encourage this?) Left most of the teams sitting around for a long time. Everything else was good.
When it won't leave the tournament in a dire packet situation or run up against time constraints, it's ideal to use full packets to break ties. It's best to do whatever you can to make that tiebreak happen ASAP, of course.
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bmcke wrote:Wish to register complaint about doing full-packet tiebreak rounds when half-packet was permitted. (Edit: Does ACF rule I1 encourage this?) Left most of the teams sitting around for a long time. Everything else was good.
I can't speak for Jj, but I personally prefer full packet tiebreakers when possible, and even having to discard a packet left us with 16 (as Buffalo was not involved in the tiebreaker we played their packet there), which was more than enough for our purposes. It's always regrettable when teams are left standing around, of course, but by my understanding the opportunity for other players to scrimmage on the tiebreaker packets was given.
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