A team of Sixth-Formers from QE reached the semi-final of a London schools quiz competition, hosted by the American School in St John’s Wood. ‘Quiz bowls’, as quiz competitions are known in America, are very popular in high schools and colleges there.
It is only the second time that QE have entered a team in the annual Quiz Bowl, and the team of Ryan Murphy, Rishikesh Chakraborty and Anantha Anilkumar improved significantly on last year’s performance by reaching the semi-final. Despite putting up an excellent fight, they lost by a narrow margin to The Latymer School.
Captain Ryan Murphy, who is a keen quizzer, attributed his team’s success to the practice they had put in beforehand and their familiarity with the format.