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4th Newtownabbey Crowned Champions in Masterteam 2018/19

Wednesday 24th April 2019

The team from 4th Newtownabbey company, The Boys’ Brigade, has clinched the organisation’s Masterteam title at the finals held on Saturday 6th April in Lanark.

BB Companies from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales competed at the finals at the Lanark Memorial Hall, South Lanarkshire. This annual quiz competition sees teams from each part of the British Isles compete for the honour of being crowned The Boys’ Brigade Masterteam Champions.

The team from 4th Newtownabbey competed well against stiff opposition from teams from 3rd Gateshead, 1st Guildford, 128th Glasgow, 2nd Gourock, and 1st Granshaw. In a very close final, 4th Newtownabbey finished on 83 points only six ahead of the 2nd Gourock side who came second.

Andrew, member and captain of the title-winning 4th Newtownabbey team, said:

“There’s so much more preparation required than you’d imagine. We made sure to study hard ahead of the final.

“Hopefully the company can retain the title next year. Although two of the team will be too old, we have really good younger members coming through.”

Teams have come through regional heats to make it to the finals having shown teamwork, commitment and concentration.

Jason, member of the second-placed side from 2nd Gourock, said:

“We really felt we deserved to reach the finals after coming through the heats well.

“Events like Masterteam are important for the BB as you get the opportunity to represent your own company, but also meet up with members from across the UK.”

Medals and trophies were presented to the teams by Charles Bow, District Commissioner from Scouts Scotland.

Masterteam is one of five competitions in which members from across the UK and RoI compete. Members aged 11 -18 also participate in badminton, table-tennis, chess and football.

View the full final results

Photos from the event


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