Tonight's winner, Lancaster Royal Grammar ,were able to defend their last year's title by the narrowest of margins-one point. This has been the first time it has happened on this tour. Second was Merchant Taylors and third had to be decided by sudden death between: Canon Slade, Casterton and St Gregory's and the decider was won by Casterton. The prizes, kindly donated by Hachette Children's Books, were awarded by author Philip Caveney who was also in attendance last year.
Tonight's venue was given to us by the University of Bolton.
Wherever I've been to date everyone has been amazed by the literary knowledge shown by the contestants. Reading is taking place everywhere.
Good on you all