"The newest zone of the event is arguably the toughest" quipped quizmaster Pickbrain as he started proceedings at the Hyderabad zonal of Tata Crucible for campuses 2019. It was the first match of the zonal stage featuring the following eight champions.
Top eight teams at the Hyderabad Zonal
SIBM Bangalore :Ms. Samyuktha and Abhinav Bindra
NIT Raipur :Vipul Jain and Sandeep Pandey
VNIT Nagpur :Akash Yadav and Rahul Bhagat
GITAM Inst. of Mgmt Vizag :Ashish Samarpit and Syed Salman
LNMIIT Jaipur :Deepjyoti Kalita and Aditya Sukanta Chakraborty
NIT(K) Surathkal :Ms. Aditi Gupta and Amal Mohan
IIM Indore :Akash Kumar and Deepak R
Osmania Medical College Hyderabad :Syed Mustafa Hashmi and Syed Murtuza Hashmi
Champions, SIBM Bangalore - Ms. Samyuktha and Abhinav Bindra
The game started with SIBM Bangalore taking the first strike and moving into the lead. Early on, IIM Indore also looked sharp as did LNMIIT and the doctors from Hyderabad. As the overs progressed it was SIBM that looked extremely steady and confident playing with enormous surety and taking no undue risks.
The other teams battling was GITAM, IIM Indore, Osmania Medical and LNMIIT. The Osmania medical college team, unlike their style, played a little conservative and that led to missing their scoring opportunities. The duo from LNMIIT was hanging on and on the penultimate question clinched the battle with a firm strike to get into the national finale along with SIBM Bangalore.
The Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions, Mr. Gopala Reddy, gave away the prizes to the teams and advised them to work hard irrespective of what they choose to pursue.
Runner Up, : LNMIIT Jaipur - Deepjyoti Kalita and Aditya
WINNER : SIBM Bangalore - Ms. Samyuktha and Abhinav Bindra
RUNNER UP : : LNMIIT Jaipur - Deepjyoti Kalita and Aditya Sukanta Chakraborty