JMAC the Chef wrote:The following is information regarding ACF Fall at Truman State
ACF Fall will be held at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Check-in will begin at 8:30 am, play will begin at 9:00 am, and the tournament will be located in Baldwin Hall.
The base fee for teams is $120. Several discounts are available:
• $5 off for each working buzzer set.
• $10 off for each staffer.
• $5 for a laptop (1 per team)
• $10 off for every 200 miles you traveled (as determined by google maps)
• $25 for every team that is new to ACF
• $75 off for every team that is new to quizbowl.
• $50 off for high school teams
Minimum fee: $0
Packet submission discounts and penalties are as follows:
Packet submitted before 11:59 PM on:
Oct 10, 2011: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
Oct 17, 2011: +$25
Oct 24, 2011: +$50
After Oct. 24, 2011: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.
Please refer to the packet submission guidelines posted on the following pages:
Fees and Packet Requirements: http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/documents/packetsub.php
ACF Fall Announcement Page: http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/acf_fall_2010.php
Driving directions: Kirksville is located on Hwy. 63 about 1.5 hours north of Columbia, MO. Driving time from the St. Louis or Kansas City is about 3 hours; roughly 5-6 hours from the Chicago area. The address to the university is 100 E Normal, Kirksville MO, 63501. Parking and hotel accommodations are plentiful.
Food: There are various options for breakfast and lunch on and off campus.
Payment: Please make checks payable to "Academic Competition Organization." Cash will also be accepted.
If you are interested in attending, please post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Robb at email@example.com with the number of teams, buzzers, moderators, etc. that you will be bringing.
We hope to see you at the tournament on November 5th. You stay classy quizbowl.
Truman State University
Academic Competition Organization, President
Congratulations to the state champions!
Congratulations to Exeter in Class 1, College Heights Christian in Class 2, John Burroughs in Class 3, and Ladue in Class 4!MSHSAA State results/all-state teams • State discussion thread
CIS A ties for 13th, the best finish ever by a Missouri team at Middle School Nationals! • Free packets for study/practice
We're doing another round robin, but with just 1 house team instead of 3.
EDIT: Stats for the Final Round Robin (6 teams instead of 8, as we dropped 2 house teams): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _robin%29/
If I had to make any complaints at all (and honestly this on a level just slightly above nitpicky), we did run a little late for a 12-round tournament. I can take a little responsibility for showing up at about 8:55 [as most of you heard I got pulled over... yeah, Chris, go ahead and make jokes]. However, during the course of the afternoon games there was at least one room running consistently behind and no one in charge seemed to be making an effort to get that room to catch up. The delays compounded, and we probably could have finished a solid 40 minutes earlier had an effort been made to fix the slow-down. There were staff hanging out in the stats room who might have been able to been shifted around to speed up the game rooms, perhaps.
Other than that, I was very pleased; again, weird things happen and 40 minutes wasn't the end of the world for us. The rest of the Mizzou team had fun playing and we will definitely be back for future events if our schedule allows. Now, I just have to hope Jared doesn't hunt me down for posting here...