The Maths team tie with City of London School to win the title
The Hampton team of David Tao, Aarun Samra, Zion Kim, Edward Allen finished as joint winners of the prestigious Hans Woyda competition, alongside City of London School.
64 teams began the competition in September, split into 16 groups of four. Initially the Hamptonians beat Wellington College, Harrodian and Tiffin Girls to qualify as group winners, and then in the knock-out stages they overcame Wallington County Grammar in the last 16 and Sutton Grammar School in the quarter-final. They then beat Tiffin Boys’ School in the semi-final 51-34, to qualify for the final.
Going into the last question of the match, City of London led 49-47. However, David Tao gave the last correct answer, meaning the trophy would be shared.
Maths teacher Mr Daniel Griller, who accompanied the boys and helped coach the team, was impressed:
“I am incredibly proud of our team. To perform so well under such tremendous pressure, right up to the very last second of the match, is testament to their resolve. Hampton were one of the original members of the competition almost 40 years ago, and at last we have the title. The pupils deservedly take up their place in Hampton history.”
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