Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fall)

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Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fall)

Post by trbenedict » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:47 pm

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.

This tournament is a benefit event for Matt's Buzzers, an organization providing financial aid to quiz bowl teams around the country in memory of Matt Cvijanovich. The University of Maryland writing team will be donating a portion of the mirror fees from this tournament. 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/.

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.

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!

Current Field as of 11/15/17 (teams/buzzers/staffers)

High School Uber (6 of 12 spots filled):

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

High School Standard (8 of 10 spots filled):

Miami Valley (2/0/5+)
Detroit Catholic Central (1/0/0)
Carroll (2/1/0)
Hillsboro (2/1/0)
Bellefontaine (1/1/0)
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Re: Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fal

Post by trbenedict » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:51 am

With the addition of Incarnation, the MS field is current as of 11/2/17. Still spots available in the MS division if your MS team would like to come!
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Re: Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fal

Post by trbenedict » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 pm

Due to a thin field and some team drops, the middle school competition has been postponed to either the last weekend in January or the first weekend in February. If you would be interested in attending a middle school tournament in Dayton, OH, during that time frame, please send an email or PM!
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Re: Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fal

Post by trbenedict » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:47 pm

Detroit Catholic Central A went 9-1 and cleared the field to win the Uber Division of Give Thanks for Matt's Buzzers IV. They defeated second place Beavercreek (7-3) by a score of 385-370 in Round 10 to obviate the need for a final.

In the Standard Division, Detroit Catholic Central D went 10-0 to claim the championship. Miami Valley A and Carroll A tied for second with records of 7-3.

Stats for the Standard Division are in progress. Pre-lunch statistics for both divisions and the complete Uber Division double round robin can be viewed here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _complete/
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Re: Give Thanks For Matt's Buzzers IV 11/18/17 (MS-24/MD Fal

Post by trbenedict » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm

The middle school division of this tournament, running on NAQT MS-24, has been rescheduled for January 27, 2018. For full details and field list, follow this new thread: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=20823
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