Marico wins Indore thriller

WINNER: Marico Industries - Ashish Sharma and Tarun Aggrawal

RUNNER UP:Vivekanand Institute - Ashish Mahajan and Ashish Vaidya

Indore played host to its best ever Tata Crucible to date. The rains in the region were of no effect as 70 plus teams converged to battle for the Crucible honours. The prelim looked a shade easier than the other regions as teams with scores well over 12-13 points looked uncomfortable and unsure of making it to the finale.

The six finalists were:

  • CSC: Abhishek Achal and Rahul Gupta
  • Vivekanand Institute: Ashish Mahajan and Ashish Vaidya
  • Charismatic Financials:Ms.Suruchi Biyani and Awadesh Biyani
  • Alacrity Consulting:Ravi Gupta and Ms.Neelima Gupta
  • Marico Industries:Ashish Sharma and Tarun Aggrawal
  • Bank of India: Girish and Sandeep

The final was tense, close and evenly balanced as teams produced amazing answers to make it an absorbing affair that saw four of the six teams have a fair chance of winning the quiz in the final round of the quiz.

It went right down to the final clue of the final question where team Marico pulled out a five pointer to register their first presence in the national final. In a tie breaker that followed for the second place, two lecturers from Vivekananda Institute edged past Charismatic Financials while Bank of India had to settle for fourth despite a very spirited performance.

Teams won themselves attractive prizes like DVD’s and watches from the Tatas over and above the cash prizes for the winner (Rs.75000/-) and runner up (Rs.35000/-)

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