Panaji, Aug 10, 2008: After a grueling Hyderabad edition, Pickbrain seemed to have brought the rains with him to Goa. For a debut location, the enthusiasm was high and the teams seemed a little tense as they went through the motions of the prelim.
While the quizmaster was liberal with some clues to ensure the first timers feel comfortable, he came after the evaluation break to say he was quite impressed with high scores for a first time location. The finalists were:
Splash Communications – Anirudha Sengupta & Anjali Sengupta
Synapse – Sirish & Maneesha Singh
Savoire Faire- Harshavardhan & Rajeev
Beets India – Subrata & Ishwardas
Cajetan Vaz Branding Consulting- Cajetan Vaz & Shweta
Hindustan Unilever Limited – Sunil Singh & Rishek Alag
The final was a very entertaining affair with the teams matching the quizmaster’s wit with their own hilarious answers that kept everyone smiling right through the quiz. The battle looked close for the first few rounds, but once the buzzer came into play the quiz pros from Savoire Faire (Harshavardhan and Rajeev) who had won the Pune edition of this quiz in 2007 breezed past the others to ensure their place in the national final yet again with a prize of Rs.75,000/-.
The duo from Synapse finished runner up and got a cash prize of Rs.35,000/-. The finalists and the audience also won a handful of prizes.