Academic Competition Federation


Hosting Guidelines

These are hosting guidelines for ACF tournaments. Please refer to them for help hosting and reach out to the ACF Mirror Coordinator if you have any questions.

Approved Formats

ACF maintains a list of approved formats for hosts. Please consult this guide when designing a schedule.

SQBS Guide

ACF also maintains a guide to SQBS designed to standardize best practices for tournament stats entry.

Packet Submission Guidelines

For ACF tournaments where your team is submitting a packet, please refer to the ACF Packet Submission Guidelines.

For an explanation of the philosophy behind ACF packet submission, ACF emeritus member Matthew Jackson wrote an explanation of why packet submission matters.

Question Writing Guidelines

ACF member Jerry Vinokurov wrote the following guide to writing questions, which may be of use for new – or old! – writers.