ACF Regionals 2013


This is the official global announcement for ACF Regionals 2013, which will take place on February 23, 2013.

Head Editor: Chris Ray (Maryland)
Co-Editors: John Lawrence (King’s College London), Cody Voight (VCU), Rob Carson (Ball So Hard University)

Note that we are now actively seeking hosts in most regions – please contact us at if you’re interested. Bids will remain open for two weeks before we begin running down sites ourselves, so please indicate your interest ASAP if you’d like first crack at it.

West: UCSD
Pacific Northwest:
South: Rice
Southeast: University of South Carolina
Great Lakes: Chicago
Midwest: WUStL
East Canada/Niagara: University of Toronto
Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland
Northeast: Brown

We may add or condense certain sites depending on how bids shake out to make sure we’re making the best choices possible for the most teams. In particular, interested parties in that whole Midwest Regionals thing should contact me and explain to me what consensus (if any) was reached on the issue.

Packet Submission:
Every team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2011 is required to submit a packet in order to play in Regionals. Please note that, like last year, this requirement also applies to eligible high school teams. Further information can be found at the ACF Packet Submission Guidelines.

The submission schedule for this tournament is:
December 30, 2012: -$50
January 13, 2013: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets)
January 27, 2013: no penalty (-$25 for optional packets)
February 3, 2013: +$25
February 10, 2013: +$50
After that: My unending wrath, +$100, and a guarantee you will be dropped from the field if you haven’t negotiated an extension before then.

Payment Deadline (NEW): February 16, 2013 (your payment must be postmarked by this date).

Please submit your packet to; the actual email with attached packet should include the phrase “[name of school + A/B/etc. if applicable) PACKET” in the subject line. In order to meet any particular deadline, your packet must be in our inbox by 11:59 pm PST on the stated day.

As alluded to above, extensions *may* be granted after the final February 10 deadline, but are at my discretion and will certainly not be granted if the request appears mysteriously at 11:58 pm the night of the deadline.

Packet Penalties: Be sure to fully read the information contained in the Packet Guidelines. Any cases of incorrect formatting, plagiarism, or prohibited question types will result in hefty fees. The editors also reserve the right to send back any egregious cases to be fixed by the team in question, so be sure to do it right the first time.

Please note that in cases of plagiarism in particular, I have now graded many a term paper and edited many a tournament, and I will catch you. This is doubtless because if you have decided to plagiarize from past questions/wikipedia/wherever, you are an idiot; I encourage you to cut your losses with that rather than compounding the situation with plagiarism.

New in 2013

Please note that ACF Regionals, like all ACF events, is using the new centralized payment system this year. Some updates will be made, but the general information on how this worked for ACF Fall are available in this thread.

Also note the change in Division II eligibility rules (also in place for ACF Fall), as announced here.

Please submit all questions/comments/etc. regarding this event to, or post them in the thread. Running packet list (with deadlines/penalties) will appear below as soon as packets begin to come in.

Chris Ray
ACF Regionals 2013 Head Editor

Running Packet List:

Dartmouth A (12/7)
NYU A (12/17)
Team Schindler (12/20)
Ottawa A (12/23)
Wellesley (12/29)
Caltech A (12/30)
Columbia A (12/30)
Columbia B (12/30)
DCC (12/30)
Haverford (12/30)
Kansas State A (12/30)
LASA B (12/30)
MIT A (12/30)
Minnesota B (12/30)
Rice A (12/30)
RPI (12/30)
Rutgers-New Brunswick (12/30)
St. John’s A (12/30)
VCU A (12/30)
Yale B (12/30)
Yale C (12/30)
MSU A (1/11)
Bellevue College (1/12)
Truman State A (1/12)
Claremont A (1/13)
Delaware (1/13)
Dorman A (1/13)
LASA A (1/13)
UVA B (1/13)
University of Washington (1/14)
UVA A (1/19)
Illinois A (1/20)
Michigan A (1/26)
Georgia Tech (1/27)
Hunter College High School (1/27)
Northwestern A (1/27)
Virginia Tech A (1/27)
Virginia Tech B (1/27)
Bellarmine (2/2)
Arizona State B (2/3)
Chicago A (2/3)
UIC (2/3)
Chicago B (2/4)
Penn (2/4)
ASU A (2/10)
MIT B (2/10)
OSU A (2/10)
Texas (2/10)
WKU (2/10)
Yale A (2/10)