On the 30th May, eight Sha Tin College students participated in the IHBB Asia & Oceania Regionals Bowl Tournament, competing against teams from various countries such as the Philippines and Australia. Two teams of four were entered into the competition.
Sha Tin College proved once again that it had the strongest history bowl teams in Hong Kong; both Sha Tin A and Sha Tin B won five from five in the preliminary rounds and achieved second and fourth place respectively, making Sha Tin College the best performing team from Hong Kong. Both teams performed spectacularly during the competition showing a wide range of knowledge concerning topics including World History and other categories.
A defining moment in Sha Tin A’s run was a convincing victory over an Australian team. This was a game with high stakes as the winner was likely to be the only team out of the two to reach the playoffs. The match began as a closely-run affair with both teams exchanging blow for blow. Towards the end of the first half, Sha Tin A pulled away. By the beginning of the match’s fourth quarter, it was clear that Sha Tin A would be the victor of the match. Sha Tin A cemented their playoff spot in a stunning way, keeping Scotch College out of the playoffs in the process.
A pivotal moment in Sha Tin B’s run was the 250-240 narrow win over Harrow International School Hong Kong. This match was of the utmost importance as the winner would be the only team of the pair in the playoffs. The match was close between the two sides throughout its entirety. The entire team dug deep for this match and sealed their semi-final spot in style.
Both teams showed tremendous passion and perseverance throughout the competition in its entirety. The grit and determination shown by both Sh Tin A and Sha Tin B is something that truly represents the Sha Tin College mentality. Well done to everyone who took part!
Finally, the Sha Tin College History Bee and Bowl team would like to thank the school and Ms Fagan for their continued support.
Sha Tin A:
Tate Wai (10D1)
Jason Tam (10X2)
Jared Xin (10X2)
Lucas Yuen (10X2)
Sha Tin B:
Nicole Wong (10X2)
Mark Lee (10X1)
Benedict Pang (10X2)
Allan Lo (10X2)