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Ardenne beats Camperdown in controversial rematch

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 7:14 PM

Ardenne High has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Schools' Challenge Quiz competition following a victory over Camperdown High in a controversial rematch.

Ardenne edged Camperdown 34-30 in the match aired this evening on Television Jamaica. 

For at least three days last week, Camperdown was of the impression it would make a rare appearance in the quarterfinals of one of the Caribbean's longest-running television programmes. 

However, the joy was short lived after TVJ called a meeting last Friday, where the station accepted that there was a scoring error in the initial match recorded last Monday and aired two days later. 

Camperdown had won 34-32 but it was later found out that Ardenne was not credited with two points from the buzzer section which would have tied the match. 

Ardenne, the defending champions, will play Manchester High in the quarterfinals.

The 47-year-old quiz show is also facing a backlash over the round three match involving Kingston College and Campion College.

KC lost the match but is contending that the public has not been given all the information surrounding the conduct of the game.