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Rematch for Camperdown, Ardenne following scoring error in Schools' Challenge Quiz

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 3:10 AM

Jovan Johnson, Staff Reporter

Camperdown High, which upset the defending Schools' Challenge Quiz champions Ardenne High in a third round clash this week, will have to replay the match.

Claire Grant, general manager at Television Jamaica, told The Gleaner that the match will be replayed but declined to disclose why and when.

"The match will be replayed and will be aired. And at the point when it is being replayed, the reason will be indicated," said Grant.

However, Nadine Molloy, the principal of Ardenne High, told The Gleaner that at a meeting involving the schools Friday, TVJ accepted that there was a scoring error during the third section (buzzer round) of the match and so there has to be a replay.

The rematch is scheduled for Monday. 

"It (the issue) was quite amicably resolved. There was no question that corrective action had to be taken," stated Molloy.

Camperdown recorded a 34-32 win over Ardenne in the match that was recorded Monday and aired on Tuesday. 

"Ardenne answered seven questions (in the buzzer section) and seven questions correctly. So having gone into that section with 20 points, then they should have come out with 34 points as well. The match was drawn," she said.

The third section of the quiz match involves questions being read to both teams with the team that's first to press the buzzer earning the chance to answer after being identified. Each correct response is worth two points. Teams lose two points for each incorrect answer.

TVJ lists among reasons for a replay "gross or persistent errors/error committed by the timekeeper, presenter or scorer."

The winner of the Ardenne/Camperdown rematch will meet Manchester High in a quarterfinal match scheduled to be recorded next Tuesday.