Starting in 2012-13, ACF is moving to a direct-payment system, in which teams will pay the ACF treasurer (Jerry Vinokurov) directly. Schools will be asked to register using a form (located below). The form asks for a team roster and packet-writing eligibility. (This document will be updated with registration form links when they become available.)
Immediately after each packet submission deadline has passed, the head editor of the tournament will send the ACF treasurer a list of the teams that submitted their packet by that deadline. The treasurer will send the listed contact person an invoice on the Monday following the deadline. Teams that are not required to write packets will receive an invoice shortly following their registration.
Payments must be postmarked by the Saturday before the tournament. The late fee is $20 per week (the payment must be postmarked by the Saturday ending that week). Exceptions will only be considered if the school contacts the treasurer before the payment is late to make alternate arrangements.
Hosts will report any day-of changes that affect the payment amount. Except in special circumstances to be determined by the treasurer, teams must register all buzzers, staffers, etc. before the tournament to receive a discount. In short, you cannot receive an extra discount for bringing more buzzers or staffers than you registered. If you bring fewer buzzers, staffers, etc. than you registered, the tournament director will contact ACF and you will owe an additional fee.
Register and Pay for ACF’s 2012-13 Tournaments
|ACF Fall 2012||ACF Regionals 2013||ACF Nationals 2013|
|Registration form link:||Fall||Regionals||Nationals|
|Payment must be postmarked by:||October 27, 2012||February 16, 2013||April 20, 2013|
Payment mailing address available on the registration forms.
Schools with multiple teams can send individual checks for each team, or wait until they know the conformation and packet fees and send one check for all of their teams.
Teams with slow payment processes are encouraged to consider alternate arrangements, such as sending a personal check and having a team member get reimbursed, or contacting the treasurer and working out an arrangement to submit paperwork ahead of time. Teams will not be able to play or host an ACF tournament, including the tournament for which the fee was levied, until their fees have been paid.