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battle of the books 2018Update - May 10: Congratulations to the Grand Champions of the Regional Battle of the Books—and all the teams who provided such a spirited competition! We are thrilled to announce the Battle of the Books 2018 Regional Seniors Champions: Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School in Geogetown! And the Regional Juniors Champions of 2018 – Burlington's own Canadian Martyrs! Awesome work, teams!

Update - May 4: The Regional Grand Battle of the Books is set to hit Central on Thu May 10. Visitors - please expect extra noise, activity, and parking lot congestion at the branch. Good luck to all the teams!

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Update - April 25: It was a real nail-biter this afternoon at the Senior finals. Well done, Teams! John T. Tuck overtook the advancing Central team to become the Senior Battle of the Books Champion for Burlington. Tuck will will face off with the champions from Milton, Halton Hills, and Oakville at the Regional Grant Battle of the Books (Senior) competition on May 10 at Central Library in Burlington.

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Update - April 24: Hooray! The Junior finalists battled it out today and Canadian Martyrs was victorious! The team will represent Burlington at the Regional Grand Battle (Junior) on May 10. Congratulations to Canadian Martyrs, John T. Tuck, Charles R. Beaudoin, and Sacred Heart of Jesus teams for an exciting afternoon of literary scrimmage.

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Update - April 18: It has been two days of intense Battling for the Senior Battle of the Books teams. Congratulations to all teams for working so hard to prepare for competition. It showed! The top four Burlington teams moving on to the Senior Finals to be held at Central on Wed April 25 are: John T. Tuck, Florence Meares, Central, and St. Elizabeth Seton. GO, Teams, GO!

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Update - April 12: Seventeen schools were represented in the Junior division of Battle of the Books (grades 3-5) this week. Well done, everyone! Four finalist teams will return to compete on Tue April 24 for the chance to represent Burlington in Regional Grand Battle: Canadian Martyrs, John T. Tuck, Charles R. Beaudoin, and Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Thirty-two teams of excited students from 19 Burlington schools will soon converge at Central to vie to win the 33rd Annual Burlington Battle of the Books. Winning teams then go on to represent Burlington at the Halton Regional Grand Battle, right here in Burlington on Thu May 10 at 12.30pm

Junior (grades 3 to 5) competition dates: Tue April 10, Wed April 11
Junior Finals: Tue April 24 @12.45pm

Senior (grades 6 to 8) competition dates: Tue Apr 17, Wed April 18
Senior Finals: Wed April 25 @12.45pm

And in this corner...

Junior Teams 2018 Senior Teams 2018
Ascension
Canadian Martyrs *
Central
Charles R. Beaudoin *
Clarksdale
Fern Hill
Florence Meares
John T Tuck *
Orchard Park
Ryerson
Sacred Heart of Jesus *
St. Anne
St. Christopher
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Gabriel
St. Mark
St. John
 
* Finalists
Ascension
Central
Charles R. Beaudoin
Clarksdale
Florence Meares
Holy Rosary
John T Tuck
Orchard Park
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Anne
St. Christopher
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Gabriel
St. Mark
St. Timothy
 
 
 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

What is Battle of the Books?

It's an annual event where teams of six students compete for points by identifying the titles, authors, and characters of books from questions based on the plots and settings of familiar stories.

The teams with the highest point total for all the games played compete in the Burlington Grand Battle, and the winners of the Grand Battle go on to compete in the Regional competition. Battle of the Books is full of high-octane fun. Find out more about Battle of the Books