Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors

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Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors

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This is a mirror announcement for the second iteration of Miami Valley Quiz Bowl's MVS RAMS set (Really Awesome Middle School). I will serve as the head editor, and the questions will be written by myself and the members of the Miami Valley high school quiz bowl team.

Our intended difficulty for RAMS 2 is still "as close to an NAQT MS set as possible." We hope that this set will serve you well in your search for a middle school set or easier HS novice set to mirror for your tournament or league.

When analyzing the stats for RAMS 1, we saw that tossup and bonus conversion for teams that played RAMS were approximately in line with those teams' performance on NAQT MS regular sets, which is good! We also fielded some feedback from coaches that some parts of the set played too hard/too obscure for middle school. With RAMS 2, we are trying to maintain our conversion rates while making sure that fewer tossups go dead and hard bonus parts are still relevant to an MS audience.

RAMS 2 will include 10 powermarked packets of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses, as well as an additional "replacements" packet. The set will be ready for national mirrors on October 5, 2019. The mirror fee will be $10 per team playing the set.

The distribution of RAMS 2 is below. Note that it is slightly different from last year's version.

4/4 Literature (roughly 1.5/1.5 long fiction, 1/1 poetry, 0.5/0.5 drama, and 1/1 "other")
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World/Misc.)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 0.75/0.75 Physics, 1.25/1.25 Other, including 0.5/0.5 Conceptual Math)
2.5/2.5 Religion and Mythology
2/2 Fine Arts
1.5/1.5 Geography
1.5/1.5 Current Events, Pop Culture and General Knowledge
0.5/0.5 Social Science and Philosophy

Tossups will not exceed 5 lines and bonus parts/lead-ins will not exceed 2 lines in 10-pt. Times New Roman. There will be no computational math in the set.

To schedule a mirror or ask any questions, please email tyler DOT benedict AT mvschool DOT com. Thanks for considering RAMS this season!
Tyler Benedict
Miami Valley

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Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors

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Mirror Sites

Middle School Tournaments
Columbia Independent Big Cat, Columbia, MO: 10/12/19
Miami Valley Give Thanks MS Division, Dayton, OH: 11/16/19
Killian Hill Christian Cougar Classic, Lilburn, GA: 11/16/19

High School Novice Tournaments
Lawrence County League, AL: 10/10/19
NE In-The-Know League, OH: 10/10/19
Rookie Rumble, Alton, IL: 11/9/19
Ladue Fall Novice Tournament, St. Louis, MO: 11/16/19
Miami Valley Give Thanks HS Novice Division, Dayton, OH: 11/16/19
Killian Hill Christian Cougar Classic, Lilburn, GA: 11/16/19
FORKAST, Independence, MO: 11/7/19 and 12/5/19
Sullivan After-School Tournaments, Sullivan, MO: October and December 2019
Rutgers Novice Tournament, New Brunswick, NJ: 3/7/20
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Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Set Available For Mirrors

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RAMS 2 premiered last weekend at the Columbia Independent Big Cat MS Tournament! Stats are linked in the mirror post above.
Tyler Benedict
Miami Valley

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