Organized by : Akshad Vishwanathan, Kedar Toraskar.
1st : Kunal Sawardekar & Ulka Athale (FC)
2nd : Salil Bijur(VIT) & Janice D'Sa (PICT)
3rd : Abhishek Nagaraj & Aniket Khasgiwale (COEP)
4th : Kunal Thakar & Arnold D'Souza (VIT)
5th : Vasukeshav Sharma & Chandrakant Nair(AFMC)
6th : Rahul Phadnis & Viraj Phanse (MIT)
The 'English' Quiz at MIT was doing its first round at 'Abhivyakti' - basically a public speaking event. The management was excellent and on the whole everything seemed to be well run. There were no technical snags (with a VB based presentation) and 'live' scores. There was a slight glitch in the elims scoring with Dani & Anupam having to give up their place for Salil's team. Apart from that most things seemed OK. Coming to the questions, they were the usual mix of recycled, chestnuts and some really nice ones. Overall the effort was excellent and there seemed to be a lot of thought and preparation into the whole thing. However as happens often the luck of the draw did play some part in the final outcome. Also, somehow there was this feeling of 8 rounds finishing too quickly - probably because a lot of the easy questions were answered on the direct. Also the audio round could have been better.
Note 1 : Live scoring did not eliminate the 'suspense' as many of us might have feared. It just made things a lot clearer.Something that should be considered in quizzes henceforth.
Note 2: There was a tie-breaker between us and Kunal's team for the 3rd place.