The Jaipur edition of the quiz was an absorbing battle that started with a crisp prelim. Given the good performance over the last couple of years, the quiz was a few notches higher this time. The top six teams that made it were:
Infosys : Umendra Sharma and Ms.Swapnil Agarwal
Taj Hotels : Shakti Kavia and Anupam Vivek
Udaipur Urja Initiatives : Anubhav Joshi and Saurabh Karodi
Wabisabi : Avinash and Ms.Kriti Gupta
Handakafunda.com : Ravi H and Amit Singh Rawat
Infosys : Vaibhav C and Sahil Gupta
The final started with the defending champions, Taj Hotels conceding quick negatives putting pressure on themselves early on. The quiz moved at a brisk pace as Wabisabi, Udaipur Urja and Handa Edu also started scoring.
In the middle phases of the quiz, Taj dominated with some superb answers but for an odd reason, that seemed to surprise everyone, including the quizmaster, they just did not play the double badge on their questions and failed to capitalise on all the right answers they gave.
In the meantime, Ravi and Amit of Handa Edu progressed well and were in the lead with two questions to go. With few options on their plate, the Wabisabi duo took the risk but got a negative on the final question. The Handa team capitalised and cracked the question on a rebound to win their maiden title. Taj, who had won this quiz over the last two years settled for the runner up title.
Mr. Ashok Singh Rathore, GM, Taj Jai Mahal Palace, noted the higher standards set by the teams and observed that it augured well for a global destination like Jaipur.
WINNER: Handakafunda.com :Ravi H and Amit Singh Rawat
RUNNER UP:Taj Hotels :Shakti Kavia and Anupam Vivek
Winners : Handakafunda.com : Ravi H and Amit Singh Rawat
Runners : Taj Hotels : Shakti Kavia and Anupam Vivek