The 2017 Tournament of Champions took place at Yale University in Newhaven USA from November 9-14, in the heart of the lovely but very chilly New England autumn. Two high-achieving BVIS Junior teams were lucky enough to jet off to New York via Hong Kong on November 8th to take part in this prestigious international competition with Ms Bower. Our students pre-qualified for the Tournament of Champions at the Hanoi Global Rounds at the end of June after working hard all year in preparation on the theme: An Unlikely World. The contest consisted of The Bowl, The Challenge, Debate and Collaborative Writing elements. The students who attended were all from Year 10; they were Nam Hoseong, Minh Phuong Long Bao, Duong Gia Huy Nguyen, Nhan Vu Nguyen, Duc Minh Nguyen and Ngoc Tuan Dung Nguyen. Huge congratulations go to Dung for a Gold medal in the Junior Debate, a Gold medal in Writing, and a Silver in Literature; Hoseong for a Gold medal in History and Long Bao for a Gold medal in Science. Vu also achieved a Silver medal in Writing. In total, our teams were awarded 12 medals which is a fantastic result, given there were over 1,500 junior students competing. This was also the first year that BVIS have run a WSC team. We are very proud of our students and thankful for the support of Mr Long (a parent) for his accompaniment and assistance whilst in the USA.