21st November 2019 — A skilled quiz team at Monmouth School for Boys has triumphed in the Schools’ Challenge Wales and Borders Regional Competition.
Joe Whiteman, Oliver McAninly, Teddy Swartz, Alfie Baillie and William Wilton shone in the annual general knowledge quiz hosted by Hereford Cathedral School.
The boys will now represent the school in the inter-regional stage of the prestigious national Schools’ Challenge.
The Monmouth team won both group matches in Hereford, beating Howell’s School, Llandaff, 420-260 and Monmouth School for Girls, 360-70.
The boys met a Hereford Cathedral School team in the semi-final, winning, 260-210.
And then, in the final, they overwhelmed Hereford Cathedral School A, 600-380.
Mr Patrick Daley, who coaches the boys, said: "This was a deserved success for a group that possessed great knowledge but also played with a very warm team spirit, which will stand them in good stead as they progress to the inter-regional phase of the national competition."