ISB wins Tata Crucible quiz

ISB wins Tata Crucible quiz

On top:Abhishek Nag (left) and Vivek Sekar of ISB, who won the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2011 on Sunday.

HYDERABAD: What is the brand identity of the ‘decision making application’ developed by the Brazilian company ‘uTouch Labs’? Don’t fret if you haven’t got the answer. Neither did the six teams fighting a battle of wits in the regional finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2011 here on Sunday.

The poser was passed from end to end and finally tossed into the audience for a brilliant kid to grab it and utter the right answer, ‘Ask the Octopus’.

The loss of ‘runs’ – points in simulation of a cricket game – was amply made up by the teams through ‘power play’, in which they got 12 runs instead of six if they were right, and lost three if they were wrong.

Storehouses of information that they were, all the six teams scored points within the first two rounds, which in itself was a record according to the quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam.

However, the winner had to be one, and a team from the two representing the Indian School of Business had shown who it would be since the first round.

‘Stump Vision’, the round of visuals, ‘Tata World’, buzzer round with questions on Tata products, ‘Third Umpire’ with answers hidden among a maze of clues, and the ‘Slog Overs’ with 60 seconds and three clues for answer, were the other levels of the quiz.

Stiff competition prevailed for the runner-up position finally bagged by the team from VNR-VJIET.

Abhishek Nag and Vivek Sekar from ISB bagged the winner’s cash prize of Rs. 75,000 while Joice John and Shankar. T from VNR-VJIET received Rs. 35,000 from the hands of V. Rajanna, Vice-President and Regional Head of Tata Consultancy Services.

Finalists included two teams from Institute of Public Enterprise and one from Nalsar Law University.

In all, 108 teams from across the State participated in the quiz, organisers informed.

The winning team will take part in the national finals at Mumbai and compete with 23 other regional winners, they said.

Source : The Hindu

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