Monday, December 02, 2019

TENSION was at fever pitch in the Seven Oaks Hotel last week as teams of TY students from Carlow competed in the Battle of the Wits table quiz run by Carlow County Library.

A triumphant Knockbeg College took home first place and will represent Carlow in the regional final.

Students took on ten rounds of questions, including sections on general knowledge, current affairs, sport and pop culture.

Joshua Devereux, Sean Woods, Ronan Donlon and Sean McDonald from Knockbeg College winners of the Battle of Wits Transition Year school quiz in the Seven Oaks Hotel Photos: michaelorourkephoto.ie

It was neck and neck at the beginning, with stiff competition between Knockbeg, Tyndall College and St Leo’s.

However, Knockbeg were on the ball and obtained a clear advantage after a perfect score in the sports round.

From then on, it was tight between Leo’s and CBS, as the neighbouring schools fought for the final spot to qualify for the next level.

Both teams were quick on the draw, but eventually, Knockbeg claimed first place and Leo’s took home second. CBS finished a close third with Tyndall College and Tullow Community School putting in a good fight.

Teams from Knockbeg and St Leo’s will contest the next round in Athlone tomorrow, Wednesday 3 December, which is sure to be another fun-filled day of battling and banter.

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By Emma Hughes
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