NTPC and TCS top Delhi

It was a fascinating Sunday afternoon at the nation’s capital as close to 150 team from Tata and non Tata companies thronged the Crucible regional in the city. A rather high standard of prelim left a lot of teams in doubt about what would be a good enough score to qualify for a Delhi final.

The six finalists were:

TATA TRACK

  • TCS: Jayant Narayan and Dhruba Jyoti Chatterjee
  • Tata Steel: Rahul Gaur and Siddharth Mishra
  • TCS: Anurag Krishna and Debabratta Mallick
  • Tata Communications Ltd : Tom Xavier and Nitin Sharma
  • TCS: Bhaskaran Subramanian and Alankrita Chatterjee
  • Voltas Ltd: Abhishek Rai and Vijaykrishna C V

NON TATA TRACK

  • India Times – Kedar Sastry and Suvajit Chakraborty
  • Accenture – Rohan Khanna and Sandeepan Chaudhuri
  • DTZ International Property Advisers Pvt. Ltd – Deben Moza and Shubhendu Saha
  • Mint – HT Media – Alex and Samanth
  • NTPC – Sujit Varkey and Prashanth
  • Genpact – Abhinav Kishore and Shiven

The Tata track of the quiz witnessed the defending champion from TCS continue to dominate the Delhi final while the second spot was a close fight finishing in a tie between TCS and Tata Communications, the latter winning the dual.

The external track of the quiz was a cracker from the word go. The pace, the tempo and the energy levels of the teams reflected the eagerness to score at every possible opportunity. The initial round witnessed an early surge by NTPC as the other teams caught up with them. Indiatimes and Genpact produced some outstanding answers that baffled the audience as Mint and Accenture started a trifle slowly.

As the quiz moved on NTPC held its ground but the other teams scored to narrow the margin and set themselves up for the final onslaught. The final round witnessed a breathtaking comeback from the seasoned Accenture duo who in Pickbrain’s words would ‘find it difficult to erase memories of this quiz’ as they ended up just 5 points behind the eventual champions NTPC.



RESULTS (TATA TRACK)

  • WINNER: TCS – Anurag Krishna and Debabratta Mallick
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Communications Ltd – Tom Xavier and Nitin Sharma

RESULTS (NON TATA TRACK)

  • WINNER: NTPC – Sujit Varkey and Prashanth
  • RUNNER UP: Accenture – Rohan Khanna and Sandeepan Chaudhuri
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