Albion Mastermind Team ranked first in league

Posted 2 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Members of the Albion mastermind Team include, from left: Meredith Patterson, Kyle Thaine, Scott Daniels, Joe Madejski, Dan Beam and Matt Flanagan.

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION – The Albion Varsity Masterminds Club is in the final weeks of wrapping up an outstanding season. They are currently first in their league with 8 wins and only 1 loss, accumulating a total of 1,875 points.

Kyle Thaine is currently top scorer for the league with a total of 410 points this season. Along with Kyle, Joe Madejski, Matt Flanagan and Meredith Patterson are currently in the top 17 of the scoring leaderboard in the league.

MasterMinds is a quiz bowl-style academic competition for high school students. Matches are played in eight-minute halves with each school playing four students at a time. Students must ring-in and must be recognized before answering. Correct answers earn that player’s team 10 or 15 points and the opportunity for the team for answer a 30-point bonus question.

Each team plays a 12-game regular season with the top schools advancing to double elimination playoffs.

“We will play our last match of the regular season in early March and then it is off to the playoffs,” said Mrs. Newton, coach. “I have great expectations for our post season play.”