Day Two of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) gave some nail-biting contests, as it always is with the knockout stages of the Primetime show.
First, it was Kumasi SHTS that bottled their lead and saw them lose their seeded spot.
St Ignatius of Loyola SHS from the Upper West Region booked a quarterfinal spot and a guaranteed start in the 2020 competition.
Joy like a river in her soul
Brekum SHS who also featured in the contest were silenced by the top dogs’ fight.
Next, it was University Practice SHS (UPSS) who had to justify their inclusion as a seeded school. To do that they had to put down Asamankese SHS and Bolgatanga Girls’ SHS.
After Asamankese SHS’ failure to complete a takedown of UPSS, the latter sailed through and escaped the ever ready trolls.
Asamankese was on the heels of the seeded school throughout but it did not happen.
Disappointment for the Eastern Region school
Then came the big one; the Kumasi derby.
Opoku Ware SHS (OWASS) started the contest as expected and grabbed the needed points, but Anglican SHS (KASS) Osei Kyeretwie SHS (OKESS) who also kept their form were unperturbed.
The deciding moment was when the winner emerged in the final round.
There four riddles with 20 points at stake were ready and the contestants were ready too.
The first two were picked by KASS to put them in the lead but OWASS won’t go down easy. They picked the last two riddles to regain their lead and eventual victory.
The R.S. Amegashie Auditorium was electrified; their expressions on the faces of the victors would tell anyone that this for them is a big one.