"It's a Sunday and I cant believe so many teams have come", "Crucible rocks", "We simple love this quiz", were some of the comments teams made as they cam to terms with the fact that close to 275 teams turned out for a business quiz on Sunday afternoon.
Pickbrain took the audience with him as he breezed through the prelim and the wild card cards that witnessed a team from IIM Bangalore and CMRIT each make it to the Bangalore final.
The final six were:
The final began with the six teams on stage and the first couple of rounds did not really give a clear picture on who would do well. As the quiz moved on teams kep scoring and with barely two rounds to go it seemed a four way battle for national final slot.
- NIT Suratkal - Varun Nair and Sharan Basavaraj
- CMRIT - Vinay and Raziudding
- IIM Bangalore - Siddharth Vij and Rahul
- UVCE - Chetan and Rohit Nair
- IIM Bangalore - Ajit Pal and Ganesh Balakrishnan
- ICAI - Vinay and Aditya
In the round called lateral games, team ICAI pulled off three super answers to break away from the others. However, in the final round UVCE made a couple of early moves to earn points and pose a remote threat to ICAI. But their valiant efforts only ensure they would finish runner up.
The team from ICAI that won would travel to Mumbai for the national final. As champions of Bangalore they took home a cash prize of Rs.60,000/-
"In terms of quality of quizzing, Bangalore has been the best so far at Campus08" was how Pickbrain summarized the event.
- Winner: ICAI - Vinay and Aditya
- Runner Up: UVCE - Chetan and Rohit Nair