The St George’s University Challenge team will be back on the show next Monday (1 April) to make their last bid for a place in the semi-final round of the competition in their third of three quarter-final matches.

This follows last week’s defeat in their second quarter-final match against New College, Oxford. After leading from the start, the final buzzer sounded when the St George’s team was trailing 110-160.


But it’s not over yet! The team can still win a place in the semis if they win next week’s match against last year’s champions, the University of Manchester. The showdown will be aired on BBC2 at 8pm on Monday 1 April.

They need to win two out of a maximum of three quarter-final matches to get through to the next stage, and they convincingly won their first 195-105 against Pembroke College, Cambridge.
The St George’s team comprises medical students Rebecca Smoker (team captain), Sam Mindel, Alex Suebsaeng and Shashank Sivaji. Bruce Liu, also a medical student, is the team reserve.

Their route to the quarter-final round began with a 175-145 victory over King’s College, Cambridge in the first round back in July 2012. This was followed in the second round with a 230-140 win over the University of Lancaster.

More than 120 universities enter the show every year, with the top 28 appearing on TV, and it remains the UK’s longest-running quiz.