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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:07 pm 
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The Miami Valley School quiz bowl team cordially invites you to Give Thanks for Matt's Buzzers IV on November 18, 2017. This tournament will take place at The Miami Valley School in Dayton after being held at Olentangy Liberty in Powell for the past three years.

We will run a high school division and a middle school division. The high school division will be split into two competition flights: Uber (for stronger teams) and Standard. When you register, please specify which flight you prefer. As a rule of thumb, teams in the Uber division should expect to score around 18 PPB or better on a standard IS set. As tournament director, I do reserve the right to ask teams to change their flight assignment if it seems necessary and appropriate for the fairness of the competition.

The initial field cap for the high school division will be 22 teams: 12 Uber and 10 Standard. The initial field cap for the middle school division will be 12 teams. If there is sufficient interest, we will try to raise those caps (particularly for HS), provided that we have enough moderators and we can secure enough space on our small campus. Teams in the Uber division will be split into two morning brackets of six and play round robin. They will then be re-bracketed at lunch into a championship and consolation bracket, with all teams guaranteed ten games. Teams in the Standard division will play a ten-team round robin, with all teams guaranteed nine games. If necessary, there will be a final played in both the Uber and Standard divisions (either advantaged or unadvantaged depending on records of teams involved). If one team "clears the field" in either HS division, that team will win the division championship outright. The middle school division will be split into two morning brackets of six and play round robin. In the afternoon, teams will be re-bracketed into three brackets of four (championship, first consolation, and second consolation) and play round robin again. If necessary, there will be a final played (either advantaged or unadvantaged depending on records of teams involved). If one team "clears the field" in the MS division, that team will win the championship outright. This format is subject to change depending on field size, but all high school teams will be guaranteed nine games and all middle school teams will be guaranteed eight games.

The high school division will play the Maryland Fall set, a regular-difficulty set housewritten by the University of Maryland quiz bowl team. The middle school division will play NAQT MS-24.

Payment can be made to The Miami Valley School (put "Quiz Bowl" in the memo). Our address is 5151 Denise Dr, Dayton, OH 45429. You may also bring cash or check to the tournament site.

Registration will be from 8:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M., followed by a brief meeting for coaches and players. We expect to begin play promptly at 9:00 A.M.

FEES:
First Team: $55
Each Additional Team: $45
BUZZER DISCOUNT: -$5 per buzzer system, limit two per team that you are bringing.
READER DISCOUNT: -$10 for a competent moderator, limit two per team that you are bringing.
TRAVEL DISCOUNT: There is a $10 discount for teams traveling over 100 miles one way (our zip code is 45429).
MINIMUM Fee: $35

If your program has not played a pyramidal tossup-bonus quiz bowl tournament in the last three years, your team(s) will automatically qualify for the minimum fee of $35. Please ask if you have questions regarding this discount. If your program has received a grant from Matt's Buzzers in the past, your team(s) will automatically qualify for the minimum fee of $35.

For lunch, we will offer cheese and pepperoni pizza for $10/pie. There is a dearth of convenient dining options around MVS, so please plan on staying on-site.

To register or for more information contact Tyler Benedict: tyler DOT benedict AT mvschool DOT com. We hope to see you in Dayton in November!

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Tyler Benedict
Coach, Miami Valley School MS Quiz
Assistant, Miami Valley School HS Quiz
Miami Valley School '09


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Current field as of 11/14/17 (teams/buzzers/staffers)

High School Uber (6 of 12 spots filled):

Detroit Catholic Central (3/1/0)
Dublin Scioto (1/1/0)
Beavercreek (1/2/0)
Dublin Jerome (1/1/1)

High School Standard (7 of 10 spots filled):

Miami Valley B (1/1/5+)
Carroll (2/1/0)
Hillsboro (2/1/0)
Bellefontaine (1/1/0)
Detroit Catholic Central (1/0/0)

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Miami Valley School '09


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:23 pm 
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The original announcement neglected to mention that the University of Maryland writing team will be donating a portion of the mirror fees from this tournament to Matt's Buzzers, which provides financial aid for quiz bowl teams around the country in memory of Matt Cvijanovich. Miami Valley will also donate a portion of the tournament's proceeds.

For more information on Matt's Buzzers or to make a donation, please visit their website at http://www.mattsbuzzers.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Matts-Buzzers-125131611243/.

If your program has received a Matt's Buzzers grant in the past, your teams automatically qualify for the minimum team fee of $35. You can check a list of past recipients here: http://mattsbuzzers.com/Past-Recipients.php

We are proud to support the Matt's Buzzers organization!

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Miami Valley School '09


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:07 pm 
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We're about one month away from Give Thanks IV! The field list is current as of this afternoon (10/17/17)...email as soon as possible if you wish to register!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:51 am 
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Give Thanks IV has been named a Platinum Qualifier for the PACE National Scholastic Championship!

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Miami Valley School '09


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:49 pm 
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The field list has been updated for what I hope is the final time. Due to field size, both divisions will play a double round robin, no rebracket necessary. A (hopefully final) logistics email has been sent to all coaches.

Due to low sign-ups and some team drops (two of them on my end), the middle school portion of the competition has been reluctantly postponed until after the winter break. I plan to run an MS-only event either the last weekend of January or first weekend in February and will be reaching out to local MS coaches for their input. If you are a middle school coach interested in a middle school tournament in the Dayton area, please email or message me! Full tourney invite to follow once the dust from Give Thanks clears.

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Coach, Miami Valley School MS Quiz
Assistant, Miami Valley School HS Quiz
Miami Valley School '09


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