Quiz Team defeats Elder
Yesterday evening, the St. X Quiz Team played Elder on all three levels. Here are the results:
- The Varsity team won again with a score of 58–32.
- The Junior Varsity / 1st Reserve team also won with a score of 45–44. More on this exciting match later.
- I was not able to stay for the 2nd Reserve / Freshmen team, so I don’t yet know the score. I’ll update this with the score as soon as possible.
Now, the Junior Varsity match was a real struggle. It was me, James Ficker, and a junior, against
three Elder juniors. Why did our team have only three playing? Some players were on Kairos retreat, and some others… just didn’t show up.
We were just ahead of the Elder team during the first few rounds, but then it started to get tight. We began to tie, and then the tie continued. We managed to pull slightly ahead, but it was a little scary. Even the usually game-deciding Alphabet Round didn’t put anyone it a real lead — both teams got 12 points out of a possible 20.
The lightning round was nothing short of brutal. We maintained a 2–3 point lead over the other team, but they were always inching towards us. At a few points, they nearly tied with us. Then, there was the deciding question: Elder had to receive a point for this question, or we would surely win. They didn’t get the point. We eeked by with a one point lead, finishing the game at 45–44.
And did I mention that the other team was intimidating? Not only did they outnumber us by juniors, but they were all wearing their famous purple. (I was wearing green plaid.) That was, by far, the closest and most exciting quiz team match in my time with the team.
I answered around 5–10 individual questions correctly, but I could’ve answered more had I not hesitated. (That’s always been my problem.) I got questions about Christchurch and the ohm correct.