This is very disappointing to hear and I'm sorry that ACF feels compelled to make this decision.The King's Flight to the Scots wrote: ↑Thu May 07, 2020 1:23 am Given ongoing developments in the COVID-19 situation, ACF is cancelling 2020 ACF Nationals. We are sorry to all teams affected that the August postponement was not feasible. More information will be forthcoming soon. For now, please do not spoil any questions from submitted packets, since we would like to give teams the option to resubmit for Nationals 2021.
In the interest of transparency, Columbia (speaking on behalf of myself, Rafael, Harrison) - and presumably, many other teams that have spent hundreds of hours and months preparing for this tournament - would be interested in hearing a more full explanation for the reasons behind the cancellation and the steps that ACF took to reschedule nationals and the reasons behind this cancellation. I understand, for example, that Illinois plans to maintain a strict lockdown policy this summer, and that Northwestern was the original planned host site. Is it not feasible to attempt to reschedule this in a state that is following less strict guidelines, i.e. Florida or Georgia? Is it not possible to hold a "socially distanced" nats with masks and other requirements?
At the very least, we would hope that some sort of alternative form of competition is provided to provide some degree of closure to this year's teams. Perhaps this does not make financial sense from ACF's perspective, but we think it would be much appreciated by many parties.