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Mastermind 2018 winner!

Pupils in Upper 4 (Year 9) have been battling it out in a Mastermind contest over the last three weeks, which concluded in a nail-biting final in the Helikon Centre.

St Benedict's School Ealing Mastermind Winner 2018
Alex Mills in the famous black chair - winner of Mastermind 2018!

Everyone in the year took part in the 1st round, answering 25 general knowledge questions in form time. The top 3 from each form went through to the 2nd round.

Round 2 was the chance to choose a specialist subject: these included the Greek Civil War (1942 - 1949); Harry Potter; Greek Mythology; the 2015 Ashes between England and Australia; the Belfast Blitz WW2 and Cryptocurrencies. Ten questions on the specialist topic and 5 general knowledge questions selected one winner from each form to go through to the final.

The Final took place on Monday 21st May  in the Helikon Centre after school, and was the same format as the 2nd round, with an audience, black chair, fierce-but-fair question master and lots of tension!

Congratulations to the winners, who kept cool under pressure and demonstrated their formidable knowledge – general and specialist alike:

First:                                             U4G Alex Mills               The Lord of the Rings films

Second:                                        U4O Gregor Brindle      Current British politics

Third:                                           U4Y James Hunter          The Next Step (TV series)

                                                       U4H Barnaby Watts       Life of Andrew Strauss

Other finalists:

                                                      U4B Ahmed Baayou                Rules of Football

                                                       U4R Richard Mercer               National Football League

                                                      U4C Lucas Holmes                   Movie sound tracks

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