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KPMG Brain Bowl Trivia, Celebrates 10 Years at Kimpton Competition

Business 09 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Students fielding questions at KPMG’s 10th Brain Bowl Trivia Competition for high schools across the Cayman Islands on 4th October.

A teacher stands with her students at KPMG’s 10th Brain Bowl Academic Tournament on 4th October.

Students pose for pics before competing in the 10th Annual KPMG Brain Bowl Academic Tournament.

By Stuart Wilson

Over 120 students from various 17 local high schools across the Cayman Islands came together at the Kimpton Seafire Resort in Grand Cayman on 4th October to participate in KPMG’s 10th Annual  Brain Bowl.

The tournament, which lasts for the entirety of the school day began an 8.30am and featured a celebratory theme to commemorate the success of students and schools over the past decade.

As part of the competition, each school enters four students, with an option of a fifth, (potential substitute).

The players can be from any grade level from grades 8 to 11.

KPMG providing the resources and study tools to help teams prepare.

“The aim of the competition is to unite local schools and encourage pupils to enhance their academic abilities, work as a team and develop critical thinking skills,” noted representatives from KPMG on hand for the event.

Senior Manager and Tournament Director for KPMG, Mr. Joshua Baine noted, “It’s really about education and community outreach. It’s an enjoyable event and good for all the students, while also building awareness for education.”

Mr. Baine added that the firm was also keeping an eye out for youngsters with special talents, who may fit their recruitment criteria.

The ‘Jeopardy’ style event consists of questions on various subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, Caribbean History, spelling and current events.

Prizes included the Nintendo Switch Lite for first place, the Garmin Smartwatch for second place and the JBL Flipswitch for third place.

Jordan Lylse of Cayman International School (CIS), who is an aspiring financial management professional, spoke with the Caymanian Times and explained how he was feeling in the run-up to the competition.

“I’m excited to be participating in the Brain Bowl trivia. We did it last year and did well but got knocked out in the later stages so we are hoping to better this year,” he remarked.

The Brain Bowl was also attended by members of government and streamed live on YouTube.

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