The Kochi edition of Tata Crucible was a battle between teams from all over the state, team coming in from Kottyam, Trivandrum, Kollam, Trissur and Palaghat. A fairly simple prelim and the teams were hoping they would be in the final.
The final unfolded with GEC Trissur taking early initiatives and getting onto to the score card with impressive answers. A quick set of rounds and they were on 30 looking really good.
As the buzzers came on the duo from Rajagiri (Nidhin and Melbin) started clawing their way into the final and in the round on lateral thinking get ahead of the rest only by a fraction though.
In the final rounds the other GEC team bounced back sharply to draw level with their college mates as the duo from Rajagiri marched on clinch the title and make it to the southern zonals.