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Westwood stun Queen’s in week five’s only shocker

Ardenne High’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz team.

WEEK FIVE of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz featured some pairings from which the winners could easily have been predicted, except for one match.
The week started with match 25 between number 3-seed Ardenne High School and number 62-seed Green Pond High School, who were entering the competition for only the second time. The match ended with the experienced Ardenne High on 39 points and Green Pond on 15 points.

Anthony Williams, coach of Ardenne High School, was happy his team won, but there was slight disappointment. “Although they (the Ardenne team) won,... read more

Campion College whip Greater Portmore

Campion College quiz team. contributed

The number 60-seed Greater Portmore High School from St Catherine went up against number five-seed Campion College from St Andrew. Greater Portmore High School won the toss and decided to go first.

Campion College, the 2018 champions, established a lead in the Opening Challenge during which they gained four points, but Greater Portmore High School was not able to get on the scoreboard. By the Speed Challenge, Greater Portmore High School opened their account, but Campion had widened the gap and ended the round on 23 to Greater Portmore’s five points. The Buzzer Challenge was mostly... read more

York Castle beat Merl Grove 29-17

York Castle team members.

Match 15 of the 50th season of Television Jamaica’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz featured number 28-seed Merl Grove High School from St Andrew and number 37-seed York Castle High School from St Ann. Merl Grove High School won the toss and allowed York Castle High School to go first. York Castle had the lead from the beginning of the match, gaining five points to Merl Grove’s two points in the Opening Challenge. In the second round, Merl Grove gained 10 points, while York Castle High School doubled Merl Grove’s Speed Section total, gaining 20 points. During the break, Merl Grove got a point for... read more

Hampton schools Morant Bay High

Hampton High’s School’s Challenge Quiz team.

The number 31-seed Hampton School from St Elizabeth faced off with number 34-seed Morant Bay High School from St Thomas and came out as the winner of match 18 of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. Morant Bay High School won the toss and allowed Hampton School to go first.

The Opening Challenge saw both teams working hard to move on to the second round. However, Morant Bay High School lead the match with nine points compared to Hampton School’s seven points.

The scoring was much similar for the Speed Challenge, except that at the end of the second round of the... read more

Dinthill top Anchovy High School

The Dinthill Technical High School team.

The number 21-seed Dinthill Technical High School from St Catherine went up against number 44-seed Anchovy High School from St James and came out as the winner of match 14 of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. Dinthill Technical High School won the toss but allowed Anchovy High School to go first.

Anchovy went on the score board first, taking the lead; however, they soon lost momentum from giving too many incorrect answers. Dinthill, on the other hand, had a slow start to the match, but soon closed the gap that was being created. The Opening Challenge ended with... read more

Kingston College crush first-timers St James High

Kingston College quiz team.

THE NUMBER 2-seed Kingston College (KC) from Kingston went up against first-timers number 63-seed St James High School from St James and came out as the winner of match 17 of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. St James High School won the toss and decided to go first.

The Opening Challenge saw Kingston College taking the lead, while St James High School got their first question correct. They did not get anymore until during the last 30 seconds of the round, where they received two additional points, ending the round on three points compared to KC’s six points.

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Jamaica College beat St Mary’s College

Jamaica College’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz team.

MATCH 13 of the 50th season of Television Jamaica’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz featured number 15-seed St Mary’s College from St Catherine going up against number 29-seed Jamaica College (JC) from St Andrew. St Mary’s College won the toss and decided to go first.

The Opening Challenge of the match ended with Jamaica College leading by one point at four points to St Mary’s College’s three points. Queries made during the break, pushed JC one point higher to five for a question that was thought to be incorrect, but later accepted by the judges. St Mary’s College remained on three points... read more

Wolmer’s Boys’ vs Maggotty High

Members of Maggotty High School quiz team in action against Wolmer’s Boys’ School on January 17. Team members (from left): Kimberly Robinson, Luanor Swaby, Tiana Smith, and Shantoy Campbell.

Number eight seed Wolmer’s Boys’ from Kingston were probably the favorite going into the match, but number 57-seed Maggotty High was a formidable foe and kept Wolmer’s on their heels from the beginning of the match.

Before the match started, the ladies of Maggotty High School were bubbly and cheerful, and their coach Ryan Brown helped, as he was the team’s cheerleader, creating a relaxing atmosphere for the team. The young men of Wolmer’s Boys’ School were the total opposite, as they sat quietly and were focused on the task at hand.

The Opening Challenge saw both teams... read more

Holy Childhood High takes match 2

Match two winners Holy Childhood High School.

Match two of the 2019 season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz went to Holy Childhood High School, who won with 25 points, while Excelsior went home after gaining only nine points.

The match started with the ‘Opening Challenge’, where questions to each team were alternated. Excelsior won the toss but allowed Holy Childhood to go first. Holy Childhood took the lead and seemed very confident, while Excelsior did not seem ready for the match. The round ended on 9-5, with Holy Childhood leading.

For the ‘Speed Challenge’, however, Excelsior High almost closed the gap, but Holy... read more

Titchfield beat Enid Bennett in first match of SCQ 2019

Members of the Titchfield High School team.

The first match in the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz saw the number-one seeded Titchfield High School moving on to the second round of the competition after beating 64th-seeded Enid Bennett High School, scoring 41 to 25.

The evening started with the ‘Opening Challenge’, where questions were asked alternately to each team. Enid Bennett won the toss and decided to face the first question of the match. At the end of the first segment, both teams seemed evenly matched as the first challenge had both teams neck and neck on 10 points.

The ‘Speed Challenge’ followed,... read more

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