GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

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GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:52 am

Great Valley High School will be hosting the third annual Great Valley Tournament on February 11, 2017. All teams interested in attending should contact Great Valley Quiz Bowl Coach Bernard McCauley (bmccauley@gvsd.org) for more information and details on registering.

Basic Information
Date: February 11, 2017
Location: Great Valley High School, 225 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Contact: bmccauley@gvsd.org

Tournament Details
Question Sets: GSAC (OPEN) and HSAPQ Novice (NOVICE)
Divisions: Open and Novice (Novice is geared toward players in 9th or 10th grade/new teams to the circuit/players new to quiz bowl)
Registration Fees: $75 for first team, $60 for subsequent teams
Discounts: $10 for experienced moderators, $5 for working buzzer systems, additional discounts for teams traveling long distances or new to quiz bowl. If you believe this applies to you, please contact Bernard McCauley at bmccauley@gvsd.org
Minimum fee per team: $50
New team fee (first tournament): $50
Lunch Info: Great Valley will offer lunch on-site, though there are options for teams to go to that are roughly 10 minutes from GVHS. This information will be relayed in more further detail through email communication with registered teams.

Tentative Schedule
8:00 AM--Registration
8:30-8:45 AM--Welcome/Moderator Meeting
No later than 9 AM--Matches begin
11:45-12:45 Lunch (always subject to move due to scheduling)
12:45: Awards
1:00: Afternoon Rounds
Tournament should finish by 4:30, though we will aim for earlier if possible.
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:20 am

Tournament Field (As of January 24, 2017)

School/Open/Novice/Buzzers/Moderators:
Lehigh Valley Academy/1/1/1/1
Manheim Township/2/2/2/0
Carver E&S/1/2/2/1
SLA/0/1/0/0
CB East/2/1/2/1
Bodine/0/1/1/0
Camp Hill/1/0/1/0
Renaissance/2/2/1/0
Emmaus/1/0/1/0
PALCS/1/1/1/0
Friends Select/1/2/2/1
Downingtown East/2/1/1/0
Henderson/2/0/2/1
Cedar Crest/1/1/1/1
Henderson/2/0/2/1
Franklin Learning Center/0/1/0/0
Phillipsburg/1/1/1/1
Wissahickon/1/1/2/0
Bermudian Springs/1/0/1/0

Expressing Interest:
Haverford
Great Valley Middle
Avon Grove Charter

Totals
Open Division: 20
Novice Division: 18
Buzzers: 22
Moderators: 7
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:59 pm

Happy to announce that the JV division will be using HSAPQ Novice for this event. Official registration IS OPEN!
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:10 pm

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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:57 pm

First batch of invoices will be sent out and a field update will be posted later today.
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:12 am

Last batch of invoices will be sent out on February 3, along with logistics email.
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:56 pm

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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:17 pm

GVQBT Format Overview
The 20 team field featured four brackets of 5 teams in the morning, with a cross bracket round robin being used (Each team from Group A played all teams from Group B and so forth). The top two teams from each group advanced into the playoffs, with carryover games counting for the playoff bracket only. The only caveat on the top two was that no team would be eliminated with a 4-1 record. If a bracket played 5-0, 4-1, 4-1, the two 4-1 teams played a half packet tiebreaker for the playoff spot. Other ties were broken on the basis of PPG. The basis of this was that no team would be eliminated with only one loss. (Tiebreakers would count as second loss). The top 8 then played the remaining 5 teams in the PM (each team started 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2), with an advantaged final--if necessary--being used to determine the champion. We will post a separate thread/add to the existing thread about this format.

Open Division Recap
In the Open Division, Manheim Township A and Lehigh Valley A swept their preliminary matches to go 5-0 in the AM. They then swept through the PM until playing each other in Round 10 (for advantage into the finals). Round 10 saw Manheim Township A prevail. The advantaged final, however, told a different story as Lehigh Valley Academy rallied to win two straight to become the GVQBT IV Champions. Alex Schmidt was recognized as the tournaments highest scorer.

In other parts of the Open Division, Camp Hill and Downingtown East played their ways to 3rd and 4th place, continuing their impressive seasons. Circuit newcomer, Downingtown STEM, led by Junior Vishwa Shanmugam, finished 5th. Rounding out the top 8 were Lancaster Mennonite, Concord, and Manheim Township B.

Novice Division Recap
In the Novice Division, Manheim Township C swept the field to win the title, defeating Haverford in the first game of the advantaged final. Haverford, playing for the first time in pyramidal quiz bowl, found themselves benefiting from the crossover bracket and dropping a morning loss before rolling to a 6-1 afternoon en route to the final. Central Bucks East A finished 3rd after losing a tight match in round 10 to Haverford in the de facto semifinal. Great Valley MS B--consisting of 7th graders--finished 4th in the Novice Division.

Rounding out the Novice Division playoffs were Friends Select B, Great Valley MS A, PALCS, and SLA. Friends Select B finished 5th over Great Valley MS A (6th) and PALCS (7th) via a PPG tiebreaker.

Overall Notes
Thank you to Bill Tressler, Ben Herman, Chris Chiego, Ryan Sharafuddin, Chuck Schmidt, Erin Kodis, Kyle Hess, Kate Campbell, Rebecca Rosenthal, Jack Rubien, and Emelie for giving up their time to help out.

Thank you also goes out to HS coaches/staffers that gave forfeited time with their respective teams to moderate, including Brian (Carver E&S), Andrew Bauer (CB East), Shane Thomas (Cedar Crest), Pete Schmidt (LVA), Steve Sobieck (Henderson), Ian (Friends Select), Kevin DeVizia (Del Val), and Heather Schnader (Lancaster Mennonite).

Also, a big shoutout to all the GV Quiz Bowl players and GV Students who gave up a Saturday for this event to run smoothly.

We welcome any feedback from the event and hope to see everyone at next year's iteration of GVQBT!

*NOTE: We are still working on finalizing the stats. We are aware of a few name issues and a few stat mistakes (notably, Round 10 of MT-LVA).
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby AGoodMan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:03 am

The neg5 stats for Lehigh Valley seem weird: their first game against Mannheim Township A has no individual stats or ppb recorded despite having scored 290 points.
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Re: GVQBT IV: Feb 11, 2017 @ Great Valley (Malvern, PA)

Postby bmccauley » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:06 am

Please see our previous quote. We are aware of this error. I can't fix it until I get back to the school on Tuesday for the paper scoresheet. It will be fixed ASAP. Thanks!
randomguy1997 wrote:The neg5 stats for Lehigh Valley seem weird: their first game against Mannheim Township A has no individual stats or ppb recorded despite having scored 290 points.
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