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SCHOOLS CHALLENGE QUIZ: Last week’s recap

It is almost the end of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz and the semi-finals have been heated.

The week started with an entertainment quiz between Team Dahlia, captained by actress, television personality, public speaker, and film and theatre director Dahlia Harris, and Team Ity, led by comedian Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis. Team Dahlia won the toss and decided to go first. The Opening Challenge ended with Dahlia’s team in the lead, on seven points, and Team Ity on six points. The lead continued after the Speed Challenge, in which Team Dahlia scored approximately 28 points, while... read more

TVJ’S SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE QUIZ: Competition heats up

The 50TH season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz is quickly coming to an end, but the competition is heating up as only the strong and the resilient have made it this far in the competition.

The week of quiz opened with a third-round matchup between Ardenne High School and Westwood High School. Ardenne won the toss and decided to go first. The Opening Challenge saw a slow start for Westwood, but they caught up to their opponents when they answered Ardenne’s question, ending the round five-all. Ardenne dominated the Speed Challenge, leaving Westwood six points behind them, and went... read more

TVJ’S SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE QUIZ: Heartbreaks and game changer

Central High School’s quiz team.

The week started with the unexpected! Titchfield High School has been eliminated from the 50th season of the Schools’ Challenge Quiz competition by Central High School.

Titchfield won the coin toss and elected to go first. As one would expect, Titchfield was in the lead after the Opening Challenge, which ended with them on seven to Central High School’s four points. Titchfield widened the gap during the Speed Challenge, which concluded with them having 22 points to Central High School’s 12 points.

After queries, Titchfield gained another point and went into the buzzer section... read more

TVJ’S SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE QUIZ: Low scores, but interesting matches

Cornwall College’s quiz team prepares to face off against Manchester High School during last week’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz competition on TVJ. The team consists of (from left) Rashawn Stewart, Uchenna Njaku, Aaron Daley, and captain Darien Street.

SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE Quiz 2019 featured low scores but still some interesting face-offs, the first of which was the matchup between Manchester High School and Cornwall College.

Manchester High School won the toss and decided to go first. After the Opening Challenge, the teams seemed evenly matched, as the round ended on a three-all tie. Cornwall, however, created a gap by the end of the Speed Challenge, which ended 20 to 16. The buzzer section of the match had both teams trailing each other until the end of the section with Manchester High on 24 and Cornwall College on 26. Queries... read more

SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE QUIZ: Last week’s recap

St Jago High School’s quiz team.

LAST WEEK’S matches during the 50th anniversary of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz were nail-biting, as many top schools vied for a spot in the next round of the competition.

The first was a match-up between St Catherine’s St Jago High School and St Andrew’s Meadowbrook High School. St Jago won the toss and allowed Meadowbrook to go first, but led from the opening challenge to the end of the buzzer section. The final score read 33 to 21 points, in St Jago’s favour.

The second match for the week was between Knox College from Clarendon and Immaculate Conception High School from... read more

Mt Alvernia two points shy of winning

Wolmer’s Girls’ quiz team. PHOTOS BY RUDOLPH BROWN/PHOTOGRAPHER

Week six of the 50th season of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz began with a bang as Wolmer’s High School for Girls from Kingston faced off with Mount Alvernia High School from St James.

The match was one to watch, as both teams were neck and neck from the Opening Challenge, which ended eight to nine in favour of Mount Alvernia High School. The one-point lead was maintained by Mount Alvernia up to the Speed Challenge, which ended 28 to 27. However, during the break, queries were made and Wolmer’s Girls gained a point, officially ending the second round at 28 all.

This resulted... read more

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

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