ACF Fall

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ACF Fall is an annual ACF tournament held concurrently at multiple locations throughout North America. It traditionally takes place on the first weekend of November, though this may not be true at every site.


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.

Editing history:

Year Editors
2001 Kelly McKenzie
2002 Kelly McKenzie
2003 Kelly McKenzie
2004 Subash Maddipoti and Matt Cvijanovich
2005 Eric Kwartler, Matt Weiner, Andrew Yaphe, Jerry Vinokurov, and others
2006 Eric Kwartler, Matt Weiner, Matt Keller, Billy Beyer
2007 Eric Kwartler, Mike Sorice, Andrew Hart, Jonathan Magin, Jay Sridhar, Dennis Jang, with Jason Loy, Kevin Koai, and Jeremy Hixson
2008 Andrew Hart, with Rob Carson, Trevor Davis, Ted Gioia, and Gautam Kandlikar
2009 Gautam Kandlikar, with Evan Adams, Auroni Gupta, Will Nediger, Mehdi Razvi, George Stevens
2010 Evan Adams, with Dallas Simons, Carsten Gehring, Guy Tabachnick, Will Butler, and John Lawrence
2011 Carsten Gehring, with Sarah Angelo, Bryan Berend, Matt Bollinger, Matt Hart, Gaurav Kandlikar, and Matt Menard
2012 Matt Bollinger, with Jasper Lee, Jarret Greene, Diana Gerr, Daniel Hothem, and Stephen Liu
2013 Stephen Liu, with Tanay Kothari, Ankit Aggarwal, Adam Silverman, Lloyd Sy, Stephen Eltinge, and Alex Gerten
2014 Gautam Kandlikar and Gaurav Kandlikar, with Jordan Brownstein, Jacob Reed, Max Schindler, Richard Yu, and Ben Zhang
2015 Gaurav Kandlikar and Richard Yu, with Eddie Kim, Dylan Minarik, Ryan Rosenberg, Andrew Wang, and Nathan Weiser