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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:06 pm 
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The Miami Valley School quiz bowl team cordially invites you to Give Thanks for Matt's Buzzers V on November 10, 2018. This tournament will take place at The Miami Valley School's campus in Dayton, OH.

A portion of the proceeds from this tournament will be donated to Matt's Buzzers, an organization providing grants to quiz bowl teams in need around the country. For more information about Matt's Buzzers or to apply for a grant, click here: http://www.mattsbuzzers.com/index.html.

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 19 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.

Teams in the Uber and Standard divisions 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. 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 ten games and all middle school teams will be guaranteed eight games.

The high school division will play the WHAQ III set, a regular-difficulty set housewritten by The Miami Valley School and Washington High School (MO) quiz bowl teams. The middle school division will use the RAMS set, housewritten by players at The Miami Valley School and edited by me, Tyler Benedict.

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: $60
Each Additional Team: $50
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. Please ask if you have questions regarding this discount.

If you attended the 2018 MVS Fall Kickoff Tournament, your team(s) will automatically qualify for the minimum fee of $35. Please ask if you have questions regarding this discount.

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: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Current field as of 11/2/18 (buzzers/staffers)

High School Standard (6 of 10 spots filled)

Miami Valley JV
Miami Valley MS A (1/5)
Beavercreek B (2/1)
Vandalia-Butler
Tippecanoe B (4/1)
Logan-Hocking

Middle School (8 of 12 spots filled)

Miami Valley MS B (1/3)
Miami Valley MS C
Northmont MS A (1/1)
Northmont MS B
Winburn MS (KY)
DeColores Montessori
Tippecanoe MS A
Tippecanoe MS B

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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: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Field update as of 10/26: things look good in the Standard HS and MS divisions, with a handful of spots left in each if you would like to register or increase the number of teams attending.

The Uber division has been slow to fill, so if we do not hit at least six Uber teams by November 2 (one week from today), I will cancel that division.

If you've been waiting to register, don't delay!

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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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