1994 ACF Nationals
|1994 ACF Nationals|
|Edited by||Jim Dendy, Ramesh Kannappan, possibly John Nam and Gaius Stern|
|High scorer||Bill Crew, Central Florida|
The 1994 ACF Nationals held on April 8 and 9 at Maryland . Chicago, consisting of Peter Freeman, Josh Boorstein, John Sheahan, and Sendhil Revuluri defeated Maryland 435-70 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Jim Dendy was the tournament director.
The tournament format consisted of two prelim brackets of 12 teams, the top 4 of which went into a double-elimination playoff bracket.
In one prelim bracket, Georgia Tech went undefeated 11-0 in, including giving Chicago their only loss of the tournament (and possibly of the entire year). There was an incredible five-way tie for 3rd among Western Michigan, BYU B, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, and Virginia, which was broken by head-to-head. Western Michigan and BYU B advanced to the top playoffs bracket.
In the other prelim bracket, Maryland A and Maryland B tied for first with records of 9-2. Maryland B lost to Harvard and Oklahoma, giving Oklahoma their only win of the tournament, and Maryland A lot to MIT and Maryland B. MIT and BYU A also advanced to the top playoffs bracket.
In the six-round double-elimination playoff bracket, MIT, and Western Michigan were eliminated round 2, Georgia Tech and BYU B in round 3, Maryland B in round 4, BYU A in round 5, and Maryland A in the round 6 final. BYU's defeat of Maryland A in round 4 of the playoffs cost Maryland B third place, since prelim records were used to break playoff ties between playoff teams.
Other brackets played a round-robin to determine final placing.
Chicago's victory made this the only time that the exact same four players have won a national collegiate quizbowl tournament twice in a row.