11/02 ACF Fall

College Teams (9):

  1. Louisiana Tech (1)
  2. Rice (2) -$50
  3. Texas (1)
  4. Texas A&M (2) -$0
  5. Tulane (3)

High School Teams (15):

  1. Bellaire (1)
  2. DeBakey (1)
  3. Harmony (1)
  4. LASA (4) -$50, -$25
  5. St. Dominic Savio (1)
  6. St. John’s (1)
  7. St. Thomas (1)
  8. Seven Lakes (2)
  9. Village (1)
  10. DISCO (1)
  11. MUSTANG (1)

Control Room:
Unaffiliated Staffers (8): Romero, Hanks, Fontenot, Ugolini, Bayer, Smith, Nance, Shearouse
Affiliated Staffers (3): Escandell, Flowers, Jackson

Brief Notes

  • Most high school teams do not need to submit a packet
  • This tournament will award TQBA points (1 per win) for high school participation
  • Each team should expect to play 12 games, the majority of which will be against teams of similar skill
  • Packets from last year’s ACF Fall event can be found here.


This tournament will use a split round robin. Each team can expect to play approximately 12 matches. The tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m and we expect to be done by 6 p.m.


ACF Fall 2013: Texas edition will be held at Seven Lakes High School (9251 South Fry Road, Katy 77494) on November 2nd, 2013. Chris Romero will be directing this event. To register for the tournament, please email Chris at “romeroc” at gmail.com AND fill out this form.

Fee Schedule

$120 base fee per team
-$5 buzzer discount (per buzzer set, no maximum)
-$10 staffer discount (per staffer, no maximum)
-$10 per 200 miles traveled, one-way
-$20 international teams (teams representing schools located in a country other than that of the host)
-$25 “New to ACF” (your school did not send a team to an ACF event since September 2011)
-$100 “New to Quizbowl” (this includes the “New to ACF” discount, and applies if your school did not send a team to any regular collegiate event since September 2011)

Teams will pay entry fees to TQBA at Seven Lakes on tournament morning.

Packet Submission

This is a packet-submission event. 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, 2012 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2013-2014. This includes ACF Fall. Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament. As of a recent rule change, high school players are now included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. (For more on high school teams, please see below.) Please submit packets to the same Gmail account, “acf.fall.2013”, and use “ACF Fall 2013: [Team Name]” in the subject line.

Packet submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on:
September 8, 2013: -$50
September 22, 2013: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 6, 2013: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
October 13, 2013: +$25
October 20, 2013: +$50
After Oct. 20, 2013: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

High School Participation

High school teams are welcome to play this tournament, though they should keep in mind that while this may be a lower difficulty tournament, it is nevertheless a collegiate event and significantly more difficult than many high school tournaments. There will be no further discounts for things like playing short-handed or being new to ACF or quizbowl, which applies only to new college teams. Furthermore, high school teams must write a packet if any of its members played a college tournament prior to the 2012-2013 competition season.

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