Kochi – COE, Trivandrum wins Kochi thriller

“The true winner of the quiz today is Kerala quizzing” quipped quizmaster Pickbrain as he applauded the amazing turnout – an all time record for Kerala quizzing with 209 teams at a business quiz. After the prelim, 16 teams were shortlisted with two wild card rounds leading to the top six on stage.

The Cochin Finalists were:

  • College of Engineering, TVM – Saptarshi Purohit & Unnikrishnan s
  • MES College – Harikrishna Prasad & Ashwin Rajaram
  • College of Engineering, TVM – Ganesh R & Ashwin Gopalkrishnan
  • Rajagiri School of Mgmt. – Vineeth & Renjith
  • School of Mgmt Studies. – Sandeep & Midhun Zachariah
  • Rajagiri Inst. Of Engg. & Tech – Ajith Kumar & Daniel Jacob

The final was a complete thriller, with Rajagiri School of Management starting in style and taking an early lead but as the quiz progressed, other teams started catching up and once the buzzers came into play but towards the final moments of the quiz it was the duo of (Ganesh R / Ashwin Gopalkrishnan) from College of Engineering Trivandrum who took the right risks and moved forward to win the quiz.

In a three way tiebreaker that followed for the second spot the MBA students (Harikrishna Prasad / Ashwin Rajaram) from MES College Aluva finished runner up.

What made the ending even more special was the fact that the winner made it to the final through the wild card round but stood tall in the final.

One senior quizzer from Kerala (a leading corporate quizzer now) said “This is a day we have all been waiting for. It is nice to see Kerala emerge amongst the top Indian quizzing destinations. Pickbrain and the Tata’s have played an important role in this growth and we thank them for their patronage”.

The winners will now travel to Mumbai for the national and international finals.

Results

  • Winner: College of Engineering – TVM – Ganesh R & Ashwin Gopalkrishnan
  • Runner Up: MES College – Harikrishna Prasad & Ashwin Rajaram

Kochi Reacts

A mindblowing program that helps students open the doors of knowledge!
Ranjit Gopalakrishnan – AIET

Great standard, great experience & great exposure.
Sindhu Vidyasagar – Amrita School of Engineering

The quiz was an eye – opener. It gave us a clear picture about how competitive the world is!
Lasija P Lazar – DCSMAT

The only quiz program with maximum number of teams that could ever be expected. Hats off to TATA CRUCIBLE!
T. Deepakumar – ICFAI National College

The quiz was very inspiring; the crowd itself shows how popular the quiz is among campuses in Kochi.
Jothy Jawahar – National Univ. of advanced Legal Studies

Professional signature of quizzing i.e. TATA CRUCIBLE
Shinto M Jose – Devamatha College

Like to congratulate the TATA group for organizing such a quiz as this encourages the youth to widen their knowledge horizon.
Amritha G Shenoy – IBS

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