The Battle Begins

The third season of the SGU Knowledge Bowl began on Tuesday, February 19th with a match between Presentation Brothers’ College, last year’s 2nd place team, and St. Joseph’s Convent, Grenville.  After a head-to-head competition in the first two rounds, Presentation Brothers’ took the lead in the General Knowledge round and won by four points, with a total score of 26.

The SGU Knowledge Bowl is widely recognized as the premier academic quiz competition in Grenada.  The event is collaboration between St. George’s University, Grenada Cablevision – Community Channel 6 and the Ministry of Education, and was designed to encourage and facilitate a healthy academic exchange between 19 of Grenada’s 22 secondary schools.  The academic competition features teams of third, fourth and fifth form students.

The material for the quiz questions came from the Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) syllabi in the areas of science, information technology, the arts and humanities.  Students’ awareness of geography, local food and culture, sports, and current affairs will also be tested in a third round buzzer competition on General Knowledge.  This year’s competition will also challenge the viewing audience to participate, testing their knowledge as they too compete for prizes.

As with last year’s competition, the team emerging victorious as SGU Knowledge Bowl Champion will take away a challenge trophy and $10,000 in prize money, while the 2nd place team will be awarded $5,000 in prize money. Individual team members and coaches of the teams in the finals will also receive special prizes.

Cable & Wireless Grenada Ltd. and the Grenada Cooperative Bank Ltd. (Coop) are major sponsors of the event for the third consecutive year. The companies will again fund the broadcast of the quiz and individual prizes for participating students.  The Grenada Postal Corporation will provide refreshments.  Glenelg Spring Water and Geo. F. Huggins have also recommitted their support for the third time, providing drinks for participants. The five corporate sponsors have a history of initiating community development projects and CC6 and SGU are honored to partner with them on this venture for a third year.

The competition is aired on CC6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. with repeats on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.  The SGU Knowledge Bowl finals will be held on Saturday, April 19th.

Published on 3/17/08