As promised, here is some additional information regarding the tournament which may be helpful:
ACF Fall will be held at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Check-in will begin at 8:30 am, play will begin at 9:00 am. We are working on room reservations, but we expect the location to be either Violette Hall or Baldwin Hall.
The base fee for teams is $120. Several discounts are available:
• $5 off for each working buzzer set.
• $10 off for each staffer.
• $5 for a laptop (1 per team)
• $10 off for every 200 miles you traveled (as determined by google maps)
• $25 for every team that is new to ACF
• $75 off for every team that is new to quizbowl.
• $50 off for high school teams
Minimum fee: $0
Packet submission discounts and penalties are as follows:
Packet submitted before 11:59 PM on:
Sept 19, 2010: -$50
Sept 26, 2010: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
Oct 10, 2010: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets)
Oct 17, 2010: +$25
Oct 24, 2010: +$50
After Oct. 24, 2010: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.
Please refer to the packet submission guidelines posted on the following pages:
Fees and Packet Requirements: http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/documents/packetsub.php
ACF Fall Announcement Page: http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/acf_fall_2010.php
Driving directions: Kirksville is located on Hwy. 63 about 1.5 hours north of Columbia, MO. Driving time from the St. Louis or Kansas City is about 3 hours; roughly 5-6 hours from the Chicago area. The address to the university is 100 E Normal, Kirksville MO, 63501. Parking and hotel accommodations are plentiful.
Food: There are various options for breakfast and lunch on and off campus. We are considering providing a lunch to interested players at a cost of $3 -- this will be something along the lines of "build your own tacos." Let me know if this is something you would be interested in.
Payment: Please make checks payable to "Academic Competition Organization." Cash will also be accepted.
If you are interested in attending, please post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the number of teams, buzzers, moderators, etc. that you will be bringing.
We hope to draw a large field to Missouri's "North Star" this year - see you on November 6th!
Truman State University
Academic Competition Organization, Treasurer