Marathon Quizzing on a Saturday evening at Taj Mahal Palace – The perfect blend for quizzing enthusiasts…!!!
The quiz started off with Giri declaring that the International Finals will not be happening on the same day as the ‘Singapore team could not get emmigration clearance’. The date and venue will be announced shortly. Hoping that this will be in Mumbai or atleast in India so that we can watch another exciting battle of minds(because the way Giri was putting across things there was too many hints of conducting the finals at an international venue).
The total of 20 teams who had qualified for the finals were divided in to two groups of ten teams.
There were total of 20 Qs in each group. All questions on buzzers.
The first semis saw teams scoring lot of negatives and the second semi was just the opposite with teams cracking almost all the questions.
The top four teams from each group formed the eight teams for the national finals.
The High Tea @ Taj is worth mentioning – Tatas taking care of the audience in the best possible way!!!
The finals started around at 6.30 PM. Total of 5 Rounds:- ( all rounds named after 20-20 Cricket except the Tata World Round ). Even the teams were allowed to play one powerplay and one super sub (may be next year we can see the QM playing a bowling Powerplay, a strategic time out and also cheer leaders 😉 )
The first two rounds were scoring ones and IMT Ghaziabad managed to take a good lead (and they just relaxed for the next three rounds). Next three rounds saw teams fighting it out to catch up with IMT. But at the end it was a fight for the runners up slot. IIM,L inched past IIM,Cal (reigning International champions) to secure the runners up spot.
The questions were a mix of some high quality stuff and some medium stuffs ( there were some amount of repeat Questions – Giri please try to avoid repeats at least at the National Finals – We can understand it will be difficult to get new set of Qs each time but ….). Also now Biz Quiz is having quite a good amount of General Qs (which can be avoided – if its an exclusive Biz Quiz)
Also now there is huge population following TC – so people are hearing the terms like ‘Put your hands together for…’ , on a regular basis.
Giri – ‘no need to worry about what is written in blogs’ – you have an image created for yourself.
Now everyone can sit back and relax and wait for the date and venue of International Finals (or the Champions League..)
Vijaykrishna C V & Anubhav Chatterjee