Date: 1 July, 2007
Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, PSPL
Set and Conducted by: Abhishek Nagaraj and Suvajit Chakraborty
No. of Teams: 63, 15 schools
Quiz Final Results (team no. with elims score), cutoff: 13/30 1st: Pushkar Pandit + Vibhav Bhave of Abhinava Vidyalaya (F - 21)
Viraj Bathe + Sarvesh Deshmukh of SPM English (C,13), Rushabh Banthia + Rohit Telang of Symbiosis Secondary (D,15), Kaustubh Deshpande + Abhishek Rajopaadhye of SPM (E,16), Anmol and Aastha Kakaria of Indian School Al-Ghubran, Oman (A,15), Rohan Danait + Sanket Bhilare of Abhinava Vidyalaya (G,18), Punarvasu Pendse + Nachiket Deo of Kalmadi Shamrao (H,20), Nikhil Deshpande + Mayuresh Hooli of Muktangan (B,14).
The organisers of the BCQC School Quiz "The Interrogative" were in for a big surprise: the turnout was a staggering 63 teams from 15 schools! That means 126 young quizzers, half of whom had never quizzed competitively before, took part in the first major school quiz of the Pune calendar. To prove we aren't fibbing, here's a pic of the auditorium during the elims.
The elims were very competitive, but 8 teams finally made it through from 6 different schools. We even had one out of the two participating overseas teams (Indian School, Al-Ghubra, Oman made it and Northview High School from the US was the other - ok, they were on vacation but still they came, didn't they? :-)) in the finals
Chocolates and a break later, the finals began. Abhishek, as usual, had a terrific presentation lined up. The questions were good and so were the finalists. Some tough questions were answered with panache, many connects were cracked, but the Abhinava team that would eventually won was always in control.
Each finalist received a certificate and a Landmark gift voucher. The winners also took home a trophy each. The Interrogative will be back next year too, and a couple of school quizzes will happen in December and January. Thanks to all the principals, accompanying teachers, and parents who came over on a very wet Sunday morning. Thanks also to all the BC volunteers and to Abhishek and Suvajit for conducting a very enjoyable quiz.