London Central

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Central Secondary School
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London, ON
Coaches Michael Pizzuti
State Championships 2007, 2009, 2014
National Championships 2007, 2009
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
NAQT Page link

London Central is a public secondary school in London, Ontario.

Reach for the Top

In 2007, London Central won all of its games at the Ontario Reach for the Top provincial championships, advancing easily to the national championship in Edmonton, Alberta. At Nationals, they again won all their matches, defeating Kennebecasis in the final. Much of their success was due to the phenomenal play of their captain Peter Burton.

In 2009, London Central went on to win both the 2009 Reach for the Top Ontario Finals and the 2009 Reach for the Top Nationals. London Central came 3rd at Ontario Provincials in 2011. In 2012, London Central went on to come second in both the 2012 Reach for the Top Ontario Finals and the 2012 Reach for the Top Nationals, losing to UTS both times. London Central won the 2014 Reach for the Top Provincials by defeating Martingrove


In the 2003-04 season of SmartAsk!, London Central defeated eventual Reach champions St. George's in the second round. They were then eliminated in the following round.

Notable Alumni

The 2007 championship team re-united to play at the Ontario Bowl quizbowl tournament as a "London" team, finishing third out of 16 teams. Three-fourths of 2007 London Central, Peter Burton, Will Nediger, and Will Pazner, would go on to compete at the 2008 NAQT ICT, finishing second to Carleton College in Division II.