Boys’ quiz team storms national final

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Lancaster Royal Grammar School had its second emphatic win in two years at the national Senior Schools Challenge Quiz, held at Warwick School recently.

The team comfortably dispatched Tonbridge School 840-640 in the quarter-final.

RGS Colchester gave LRGS a tougher match in the semi-final, though the winning margin here (830-580) was greater.

The final was a repeat of last year, against Haberdashers’ Aske’s School but, though competitive and of high quality, the match did not approach the drama and tension of last year’s epic.

In the end, LRGS ran out emphatic winners by 750 to 580.

The team members were Christopher Jotischky-Hull (captain), Max Mortimer, James Huber and Anamay Shetty.

This is a very difficult trophy to win, let alone defend, and the fact that LRGS have been national champions at senior level for three out of the last four years is a great achievement.

Special mention goes to Christopher Jotischky-Hull for his contribution to LRGS quizzing over the last seven years.

No fewer than five national championships have been won (two at junior level, three at senior) during Christopher’s time at the school.

Christopher is leaving LRGS this year to study Classics at New College, Oxford.