Kozhikode – IIM conquer Calicut in style

The came, they saw, they conquered. This simple adage was played to perfection by the IIM Kozhikode teams that dominated the city final completely. The quiz started earlier in the day with a rather workable 20 questions as part of the prelim leading the following finalists. The highlight was the presence of teams from Kannur and Palakkad for the first time reflecting on the popularity of the quiz reaching far and wide.

The finalists were:

  • IIM Kozhikode: Ms. Sulanga Dutta and Prabhakar Kumar
  • NIT Calicut: Raghav Pandey and Rama Subramanian
  • IIM Kozhikode: Ms. Surbhi Verma and Utkarsh Rastogi
  • Lead College of Management: Subair. N. A and Vishnu. K.T
  • Kannur University: Sidheeque. A. P and Sabeel. A. P
  • NIT Calicut: Joel Jacob and Adithya Das

The final battle started with Ms.Surbhi and Utkarsh getting off to a flyer and kept the momentum alive for the entire quiz. It would be fair to say they were winners from the word go.

The buzzers came into force and that brought out some good answers from Lead College, Kannur University, NIT and the other IIM team. A quick couple of successive answers and IIM with Ms.Sulagna and Prabhakar were ahead of all the teams and chasing their own college mates.

The seasoned quizmaster observed that they may have to take ‘management decisions’ to hold on to the runner up position and win half a lakh of rupees or try to chase down the leaders. They did retain the runner up title but Ms.Surbhi and Utkarsh moved from strength to strength and finished with a staggering 100 points, a record for the 2014 edition thus far.

Mr.Rajni Mohan Sharma, the GM of Taj Gateway gave away the prizes and appreciated the high quality of answers from the teams.

RESULTS

  • WINNER : IIM Kozhikode – Ms. Surbhi Verma and Utkarsh Rastogi
  • RUNNER UP : IIM Kozhikode – Ms. Sulanga Dutta and Prabhakar Kumar
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