People across the globe have been waiting patiently for the results of the World (Scholars) Cup! The stadium roared with excitement as crowds of fans supported their teams during the largest EVER Global Round, waving flags and cheering when their country competitors entered the arena.
Our teams played every match with astonishing skill – 4100 players flew to Kuala Lumpur to represent over 30 countries across the world, and everyone brought their A-Game during the four knock-out rounds: Team Debate; Collaborative Writing; the Scholar’s Bowl and the Scholar’s Challenge.
The St Chris/Bahrain team consisted of 57 highly skilled participants, and after months of friendly competition, our students were ready to put their training into practice.
Our students were soon in command, Sam Catchpole was placed second in the debate competition, and achieved highest place in the Middle East in his age category! It was Back of the Net for students Tanish Bhojwani, who placed 1st in the History Challenge; Anushka Jha who placed 8th in Collaborative Writing; Arnav Gautam, 3rd in Science; Saachi Kumar, 5th in Collaborative Writing (Senior Division); and Fernanda Amaral who was the highest placed student in the overall competition for Juniors!
The excitement continued in the Team Rounds, as a St-Chris brought home the Senior Scholar’s Bowl Winners title for the first time in the history of this competition! Well done to Caelin Hatcher, Eline Van der Dong and Ayesha Siddiqui.
Other team accomplishments also helped double the team advantage, as Layal Kazerooni, Kate Pearey and Parthiv Saha scored 9th place in the Scholar’s Bowl, and 2nd place overall in the Middle East. And Tamara Himani, Sinaan Ali and Annie Thevara scored 20th in the Challenge and 3rd place in the Middle East overall!
The team’s celebrations were drowned out by the sounds of crowds cheering from the stands, as Team St-Chris placed in the top 25% of teams overall! We were also very proud to see 44 of our competitors qualify for the Tournament of Champions, which will take place at Yale University in November!