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The pupils at Monkwearmouth School, Sunderland, beat off tough competition from teams across the region to win the Slime Time Hostage to Fortune quiz organised by Sunderland University.
Alison Everett, 27, beat off a French challenge to take the 40th annual title, holding on to her handbag throughout the final.
However, it was Challen who chalked up a slick 4-1 success to take the crown after an impressive run of performances that saw him beat off the challenge of some of the area's leading players.
Living Ventures, which is based in Knutsford, beat off competition from other finalists such as ASK and Nandos to take home the award.
She beat off other contenders including Coronation Street star Sarah Lancashire - Raquel in the soap - Jennifer Ehle of Pride and Prejudice fame and even X-Files star Gillian Anderson.
The 24-year-old journalist, pictured, was voted Best Newcomer at the Norwich Union Medical Journalism Awards, in which she beat off stiff competition from national newspapers.
Ouija Board beat off competition from Soviet Song, Bago and Attraction for the title.
KateStewart,managing partner of the employee owned consultancy, said: ``We beat off bids from global companies for this contract because of the way we communicate and adapt spaces to our clients.
The Navan-born star's good looks and charm helped him beat off competition from Bond rival Sean Connery.
Kiera, 15, of Rotherham Road, Whitmore Park, beat off stiff competition from 130 dancers from all over the world at the British National Irish Dancing Championships, in Blackpool.
The city that gave us such icons as Sir Paul McCartney and the Beatles and Cilla Black beat off the competition from five other UK cities, including Cardiff, to take the coveted title.
Seven handicapper Halling beat off a strong field which saw several youngsters come to the fore in the juniors' nett competition with Ross Porter, playing off 22,leading the way with an eight under par 62.