The third zonal final of the season was a thriller, or to more appropriately borrow from a question that was posed it was a blockbuster. All the seven teams looked on even terms as the quiz moved at a brisk pace.
LPU Jallandar :Piyush Sahu and Sukhvinder Singh
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi :Apratim Chandra and Antony Paul
Ashoka University, Sonepat :Apuroop S. and Mayukh Nair
UPES Dehradun :Vishnu B and Prateek Awasthi
Universal Business School (UBS), Chandigarh :Ms. Aakriti Bhola and Ayush Awasthi
Shiv Nadar University, Ghaziabad :Siddharth Rao and Visrudh V.
MIET Jammu :Ankur Mahajan and Sanjay Kumar
Champions, Ashoka University - Apuroop S. and Mayukh Nair
The duo from Ashoka Univ. looked a shade better prepared than the others, given their reaction time and the confidence with which they answered. The other teams quickly realised it would be a battle for the second place and started changing their strategy accordingly.
The duo from Dehradun took too many chances and that knocked them down by too many ‘crubits’ to be able to recover. The MIET team from Jammu had a good chance and kept at it while St. Stephan’s were just ahead of them. It was a nervous final few questions that got the boys from St. Stephen’s to make it to their first ever national final.
Runner Up, St. Stephen's College - Apratim Chandra and Antony Paul
WINNER : Ashoka University - Apuroop S. and Mayukh Nair
RUNNER UP : St. Stephen's College - Apratim Chandra and Antony Paul