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St George’s through to University Challenge quarter finals

The St George’s, University of London University Challenge team has made it to the quarter finals of the competition, following a victorious second-round performance.

St George’s beat the University of Lancaster 230-140 and will now wait to find out who they will face in the quarter final.

The team is led by captain Rebecca Smoker, who is joined by fellow medical students Sam Mindel, Alex Suebsaeng and Shashank Sivaji. Bruce Liu, another medical student, is the team reserve.

The battle with Lancaster began tentatively, but after the opening exchanges Lancaster strode into a 90-50 lead. After this early setback, St George’s charged back at their rivals. With particularly strong showings from Sam and Alex, St George’s pulled back the deficit and took the lead, which they kept until the end.

The St George’s team’s route to the quarter final began with a 175-145 victory over King’s College, Cambridge in the first round back in July. The quarter final is expected to be shown in January or February.

St George’s University Challenge team in second quarter-final match tonight

The St George’s, University of London University Challenge team will be back in quarter-final action against New College, Oxford tonight (Monday 18 March).

The match – the second of SGUL’s quarter-final ties – will be aired on BBC2 at 8pm. It follows the team’s 195-105 win against Pembroke College, Cambridge in its first quarter-final match.

To get through to the semi finals, the team needs to win two quarter-final matches. So, if St George’s wins against New College it will go straight through to the semis. If it loses the next contest, it will play a third time and the winner of that match will go through.

New College comes into the St George’s clash on the back of a 165-125 win over King’s College, Cambridge in its first quarter-final bout.

The St George’s team comprises medical students Rebecca Smoker (team captain), Sam Mindel, Alex Suebsaeng and Shashank Sivaji. Bruce Liu, also a medical student, is the team reserve.

Their route to the quarter-final round began with a 175-145 victory over King’s College, Cambridge in the first round back in July 2012. This was followed in the second round with a 230-140 win over the University of Lancaster.

More than 120 universities enter the show every year, with the top 28 appearing on TV, and it remains the UK’s longest-running quiz.

St George’s University Challenge team in final bid for semis

The St George’s University Challenge team will be back on the show next Monday (1 April) to make their last bid for a place in the semi-final round of the competition in their third of three quarter-final matches.

This follows last week’s defeat in their second quarter-final match against New College, Oxford. After leading from the start, the final buzzer sounded when the St George’s team was trailing 110-160.

But it’s not over yet! The team can still win a place in the semis if they win next week’s match against last year’s champions, the University of Manchester. The showdown will be aired on BBC2 at 8pm on Monday 1 April.

They need to win two out of a maximum of three quarter-final matches to get through to the next stage, and they convincingly won their first 195-105 against Pembroke College, Cambridge.
The St George’s team comprises medical students Rebecca Smoker (team captain), Sam Mindel, Alex Suebsaeng and Shashank Sivaji. Bruce Liu, also a medical student, is the team reserve.

Their route to the quarter-final round began with a 175-145 victory over King’s College, Cambridge in the first round back in July 2012. This was followed in the second round with a 230-140 win over the University of Lancaster.

More than 120 universities enter the show every year, with the top 28 appearing on TV, and it remains the UK’s longest-running quiz.

 

 

 

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