Over the weekend of the 1 and 2 May Merrifield College hosted the World Scholars Cup. It was the first time the tournament has been hosted since the start of Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. This tournament takes place in various schools across the world. The tournament consists of 4 divisions: collaborative writing, debate, general knowledge and a scholars’ bowl.
 
Numbers were limited due to Covid regulations, but 45 teams competed over the weekend.
 
The Merrifield junior teams placed first, second and third. Noah Honey was named the top junior overall and Isabel Nobel won the Asimov trophy – obtaining the top results in the general knowledge quizz.
 
In the senior division the Merrifield teams placed first and third with Dylan Kurten pacing second overall individually.
 
Merrifield will host another round of the World Scholars Cup over the last weekend in July. All schools who could not attend in May are encouraged to register.