The historic city of Lucknow witnessed a close battle both in the prelim and final of their edition of Tata Crucible.
The prelim was not too tough but teams missed a few easy questions to complicate their own cause. The six teams that made it were:
Ernst and Young : Prasenjit and Shashank Singh
Govt. of UP : Ms. Sheetal Verma and Bhagwati Singh
Tata Motors :Aditya Kumar and Mohit Agarwal
Indian Railways : Anant Raman and Kapinjal Sharma
TCS : Adeel and Sudipt Tewari
Tata Motors : Himanshu and Dibyendu
The final was an absolutely riveting battle with E&Y and the Govt. of UP taking an early lead as TCS caught up very quickly but with cautious 50 pointers. As the quiz progressed the Railways team clawed their way into the quiz with some good answers.
In this exciting battle the Tata Motors teams also joined in and at one stage there was hardly anything to separate all the teams. As the pressure mounted E&Y took some brave chances and moved ahead towards the end of the second segment.
The Railways duo came close to them with good strikes while the Govt. of UP were sportive but lost ground trying to catch up with these teams.
It was finally E&Y which held on to win the quiz, while TCS and the Indian Railways were locked in a tie for the runner up slot. The latter finished second to win the Railways the runner up title.
The guest of honour, Mr. Navniet Sakera (IPS) IG of Police Lucknow, UP appreciated the teams and underlined the need to stay sharp.
WINNER: Ernst and Young : Prasenjit and Shashank Singh
RUNNER UP: Indian Railways : Anant Raman and Kapinjal Sharma
Winners Ernst and Young : Prasenjit and Shashank Singh
Runners Indian Railways : Anant Raman and Kapinjal Sharma