3rd March 2014
On Monday 3rd March, the Junior Schools Challenge quiz teams travelled to Haberdashers’ Askes’ Boys School to take part in the regional finals. In the group stages our B team - of Marshall Scott, Redford Denson, Barnaby Flower and Himanshu Singh - performed well but were unlucky to lose out to Aldwickbury School’s A Team by the close margin of 500-400.
The DCGS A Team then won their group stage match 410-340, setting up a semi-final against Aldwickbury. This match saw the team of Jake Longhurst, Fraser Barnes, George Corby and Freddie Nash surge to victory by a margin of 550 points to 230, displaying some exceptional general knowledge on subjects ranging from types of dog to classical composers.
The final saw Challoner’s pitted against the hosts – Haberdashers – who had been national champions the previous year with the same team. Despite our best efforts, we went down to a heavy defeat, but with three of our A Team in Year 7 we should have an excellent chance to progress further next year.