UK Masterteam 2018/19 – Round 1
2nd Ahoghill Company Section topped their group after a tense opening round in the 2018/19 national Masterteam competition.
A total of twenty-three companies from around Ireland had entered the first round, with four group stages taking place simultaneously.
2nd Ahoghill were in Group 4 which was hosted by 4th Ballymoney, and was to include 58th Belfast, 1st Ballyclare A, 11th Bangor and 1st Ahorey. However, only Ballymoney and Bangor were able to attend.
The quiz was overseen by Stanley Alexander, with his wife Heather reading the questions.
A summary of the rounds can be found below-
Round 1 – General knowledge
Round 2 – BB Knowledge
Round 3 – Sport
Round 4 – Board Games
Round 5 – Politicians (Picture Round)
Round 6 – Bible Knowledge
Round 7 – Only Connect
Round 8 – Green
Round 9 – Television
Round 10 – Cartoon Characters
The boys started well, leading the group after the second round of questions. A commanding performance in the middle rounds, including two perfect scores, strengthened their place at the top of the table. The boys struggled in the final three rounds, but the lead they had developed allowed them to cling on and claim first position with a score of 70 points.
This meant 2nd Ahoghill would automatically progress to the next round of the competition, with a place in the Irish Final up for grabs.
The boys were rewarded for their efforts with the customary visit to a chip shop on the way home.
Many thanks to 4th Ballymoney for their hospitality during the night, and for the refreshments they provided after the quiz.