All the contestants were welcomed today by last year's Welsh Champions (and third in the World Final) the team from Whitchurch School. They told the teams to read avidly and encouraged them to do well.
This year the venue moved to the Bishop of Llandaff School hall and the venue worked very well. A good number of parents, grandparents and librarians/teachers watched the heat and were impressed by the students' literary knowledge.
An all-boys team from Whitchurch School won the heat, Howell's School was second and Monmouth Boys' third.
Book prizes were donated by Harper Collins.
Thanks to the senior students from Bishop of Llandaff for their assistance.