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Ready... Set... BATTLE!

battle of the books junior team 2016 canadian martyrsUpdate: April 28 - It was a nail-biting afternoon! Four teams competed in the final round of the 32nd Senior Battle of the Books...and everyone was on the edge of their seats until the very last set of questions! The 2017 Burlington Senior Champions: Canadian Martyrs. They will represent Burlington in the upcoming Regional Battle on May 18. Congratulations to all the teams. You were incredible!

Update: April 25 - It was tough competition at the Junior Grand Battle—all four finalist schools performed exceptionally well: Charles R. Beaudoin, Florence Meares, St. Anne, and St. Christopher. The 2017 Burlington Junior Champions: St. Anne. The team is headed to the Regional Championships, representing Burlington junior teams, on May 18—congratulations! The Senior Grand Battle is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Central. Good luck, teams!

Thirty-three teams of excited students from 19 Burlington schools will soon converge at Central to vie to win the 32nd Annual Burlington Grand Battle of the Books. Winning teams then go on to represent Burlington at the Halton Regional Grand Battle in Georgetown on May 18.

Junior (grades 3 to 5) competition dates: Tue April 4, Wed April 5
Junior Grand Battle: Tue April 25 @1pm

Senior (grades 6 to 8) competition dates: Tue Apr 11, Wed April 12
Senior Grand Battle: Wed April 26 @1pm

And in this corner...

Junior Teams 2017

Central
Charles R. Beaudoin*
Clarksdale
Fern Hill
Florence Meares*
Holy Rosary
John T Tuck
Orchard Park
Ryerson
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Anne*
St. Christopher*
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Gabriel
St. John
St. Patrick
St. Paul

* Junior finalists heading to the Junior Grand Battle

Senior Teams 2017

Ascension
Canadian Martyrs*
Central
Charles R. Beaudoin*
Clarksdale
Fern Hill
Florence Meares
Holy Rosary
John T Tuck
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Anne*
St. Christopher*
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Gabriel
St. John
St. Patrick

* Senior finalists heading to the Senior Grand Battle

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Image: Canadian Martyrs Junior Team 2016

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