ACF Nationals 2011


This is the global announcement for ACF Nationals 2011, which will take place on the weekend of April 16/17, 2011.

Editor-in-Chief: Jerry Vinokurov

Assistant Editors: Susan Ferrari, Jonathan Magin.

If you are interested in hosting, please read through the official ACF Hosting Guide and refer to this link for further directions.

Packet Submission
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, 2009 is required to submit a packet in order to participate in an ACF tournament in 2010-2011.  Teams required to submit packets who do not submit one by the final deadline will be dropped from the tournament.

Submission schedule and additional discounts:
The discount/penalty schedule will be announced shortly.

Packet penalties
Teams will incur penalties for the following offenses:

  • Incorrect formatting: Several teams continue to submit incorrectly formatted packets despite the guidelines clearly stated on the ACF Question Formatting Guidelines document. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and format your packet accordingly.
  • Plagiarism: Please do not attempt to plagiarize. It is often very easy to catch. Please also refer to this thread excoriating those who attempted to plagiarize at ACF Fall 2008. This happened a lot in 2008, and if it happens again the consequences will be enforced.
  • Writing specific types of forbidden questions: Types of questions prohibited at ACF events include spelling questions, binary matching bonuses, 5-10-15 bonuses, etc.

Please see the additional packet penalties section for more info.

Friendly reminders
Please refer to the ACF Packet Submission and Fee Information document for a more detailed explanation of submission and fee-related information.

If you are sending multiple packet writing teams, PLEASE make sure you don’t collaborate on your packets, or talk about their contents.

If you have any other questions, please contact Jerry Vinokurov at