ACF Fall is a novice-level college quizbowl tournament produced every year by ACF and held concurrently at multiple locations throughout North America and the United Kingdom. It traditionally takes place on the first weekend of November, though this may not be true at every site.
ACF Fall is a packet submission tournament. Experienced teams are required to submit packets of questions, which are edited by a team assembled by ACF. In recent years, the editing team has consisted of roughly half a dozen relatively new editors, overseen by an ACF member as head editor, occasionally with other senior ACF members providing oversight and guidance. For some time, teams were required to submit an entire raw packet of 24/24 (24 tossups and 24 bonuses). Since 2014, however, ACF Fall has moved to a model based on half-packets of 12/12.
ACF Fall has been held annually since 2001. Kelly McKenzie suggested the creation of ACF Fall as part of a general initiative in 2001 to make ACF less difficult and more appealing to new players, which had begun with Subash Maddipoti's successful editing of a less-difficult ACF Regionals in January 2001. The inaugural tournaments was well-received by most members of the quizbowl community, though some individuals (such as Craig Barker) maintained that it was still too difficult. In the years since, the reputation of ACF Fall has continued to grow, and many teams which were formerly wary of ACF have attended and enjoyed ACF Fall.
Since 2008, ACF Fall has capped all tossups at six lines of 10 point Times New Roman font. Starting in 2021, ACF Fall was made submission-optional. Eligibility restrictions were also added to limit the number of experienced players.
List of ACF Fall tournaments