Island School won the first-ever Mind over Matter Hong Kong Inter-School Quiz at German Swiss International School (GSIS) on Saturday. The top five teams faced tough challenges from adult quizmasters Rajiv Rai and Pushkar Sane.
GSIS led the pack, with two of their teams entering the finals and one team winning overall best in the preliminary round. But in the finals, Island School emerged triumphant through eight rounds of questioning. The team members were Arundhati Mukherjea, Casey Moser, and Kristiana Tsang.
The team was surprised at their victory, with Arundhati saying: "A lot of it was luck. Like with: 'Besides English, what languages does Optimus Prime speak in the Transformers movies?' We knew the planet was called Cybertron, so we made an educated guess and answered 'Cybertronian' and got it right."
The runners-up were South Island, with GSIS taking third place.
Quizmaster Rai said: "The winning Island School team was very well-rounded, they also talked to each other and communicated well."
This event was jointly organised by The Indian Chamber Education Trust and TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited).