Gary Allen (left), CEO of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group and Claire Grant, general manager of TVJ (right), share a photo with members of the St Jago High quiz team (from left), Chardrick Thomas, Joel Henriques, Chanarie Lindsay, Leroy Cassanova and Abigail Barnes, following the 2019 Schools’ Challenge Quiz final, held at the TVJ studios in Kingston on April 2.
ON Tuesday, April 2, the institution on Monk Street, Spanish Town, lifted the Schools’ Challenge Quiz Cup for the fifth time in the 50 years that the competition has been in existence. The match started with the Opening Challenge, during which teams answered questions alternately.
Kingston College had won the toss but allowed St Jago to go first. St Jago took the lead at the start of the section, but was one point behind Kingston College by the time the four-minute round was complete.
Kingston College ended the round on eight points.
The second part of the match was... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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