Did you catch the exciting first quarter final match yesterday?! If not, no worries, tune in to TVJ this afternoon at 4:30 pm for the rebroadcast!
Just as exciting as the preliminary rounds, the quarter final matches at the Television Jamaica studios proved that our young Jamaicans are indeed brilliant and have the drive to learn. To recap, 8 schools competed in four matches to determine the semifinal qualifiers.
The Cheetahs and Lions (Mount Alvernia Prep v. Broughton Primary)
Air date: Monday June 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Rebroadcast: Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Both are fast, strong, and prowl with such dignity that they are able to command any space and lock you in with their confidence. Mount Alvernia Prep out of Montego Bay and Broughton Primary from the Westmoreland parish engaged the audience at the first quarter final match in the TPDCo Tourism Quiz. Both teams displayed passion for winning and kept their eyes on one of the coveted semi-final spots. Responding quickly and barely missing an answer, both teams showed off their knowledge of their country and the core subjects. In the first section, namely Tourism Teasers, these brilliant young folks were tied at 12 points, possibly making their adrenaline even higher, in the second round, Brougton Primary could only boast a one point lead of 21 over Mount Alvernia Prep.
However it was the school from Westmoreland that proved they were more springy and agile like a cheetah, ending with 34 and Mount Alvernia at 28.
To remind you, the structure of the quiz is as follows
- Each team is made up of four players and two reserves.
- The TPDCo Tourism Quiz comprises three sections and teams compete in all sections for the quiz to be complete. The team with the highest point total at the end of the third and final section is declared the winner.
- Tourism Teasers: Teams are asked alternating questions for a total of 5 minutes
- Tourism in 90 seconds: Each team is given a period of 90 seconds to answer as many questions as possible from any of the subject areas or resources for the quiz.
- Tourism Challenge: Teams are alternately asked questions from four subject areas: Team Jamaica, Social Studies, Mathematics and Discover Jamaica. Each team is given a choice to answer a question based on its weighting, i.e. 2, 4, 6 points and will be awarded the point if answered correctly. However, teams will lose half the weighting if the answer is incorrect.
The TPDCo Tourism Quiz was created to familiarize Primary level students about Jamaica’s tourism product.