A pleasant Saturday afternoon in the national capital of the country was a perfect setting for the city to host its Tata Crucible. Corporate teams from several industries took part. A relatively tricky prelim led to the finalists.
Hill & Knowlton Strategies : Madhur Karla and Sanket Raina
Nestle : Murty M. V. R. and Prasanth John Abraham
HCL : Sukhwinder Singh and Somnath Sen
Bennett Coleman (BCCL) : Ashish Jain and Abhishek Thomas
Shardul Amarchand : Siddhartha S. and Prashant Sirohi
Deloitte : Parth Tuli and Ms.Ruvika Bajaj
The finale was a very close battle right through the initial rounds with HCL, BCCL, and Shradul Amarchand all scoring in tandem. The middle phase of the quiz saw BCCL inch ahead. The quiz looked so close a call that one could not predict who would win from here.
The quiz moved on and with a few good strikes, HCL quickly got into the lead making the final really absorbing. Some teams lost out trying to accelerate, while HCL kept scoring and moving ahead.
Soon it was clear they would win the title. The second place battle was interesting in the final phases with BCCL managing to stay ahead of Shradul Amarchand. The winners qualified for the northern zonals.
WINNER: HCL : Sukhwinder Singh and Somnath Sen
RUNNER UP: Bennett Coleman (BCCL) : Ashish Jain and Abhishek Thomas
Winners HCL : Sukhwinder Singh and Somnath Sen
Runners Bennett Coleman (BCCL) : Ashish Jain and Abhishek Thomas