ACF Regionals 2014


This is the official global announcement for ACF Regionals 2014, which will take place on February 22, 2014.

Head Editor: Evan Adams
Co-Editors: Carsten Gehring, Matt Jackson, Will Butler, and Will Nediger

Note that we are now actively seeking hosts in most regions – please contact us at if you’re interested. Bidding will be open until November 2nd. Editors have preference here so their schools may be granted mirrors before the bidding deadline. These regions are rough guidelines: bid if you’re interested and we’ll try to make the most practical distribution of mirrors possible.

West: UCSD
Pacific Northwest (and online): University of Washington
South: Western Kentucky University
Southeast: Rice University (on 3/1/14 and 3/2/14)
Great Lakes: University of Central Florida
Midwest: Michigan
East Canada/Niagara: University of Toronto
Mid-Atlantic: University of Virginia (on 2/23/14)
Northeast: Yale

Packet Submission:
Every 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 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: (note that these are Saturdays, not Sundays)
December 21, 2013: -$50
January 4, 2014: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets)
January 18, 2014: no penalty (-$25 for optional packets)
February 1, 2014: +$25
February 8, 2014: +$50
After that: +$10 for each additional day you’re late. Teams that are required to submit a packet and do not won’t be allowed to play.

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.

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 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.


The distribution for this tournament varies slightly from the required 24/24 distribution on the ACF website. As you can see below, geography and current events have been consolidated into 1/1 and pop-culture has been granted its own 1/1.

Literature 5/5
History 5/5
Science 5/5
Religion, Mythology and Philosophy 3/3
Fine Arts 3/3
Social Science 1/1
Geography/Current Events: 1/1
Pop-Culture: 1/1

Running Packet List: