1st: Anand Shivshankar , Sumant Srivathsan , Avaneendra Bhargav
2nd: Niranjan Pednekar , Sarat Rao , Vibhendu Tiwari
3rd: Suraj Menon , Aditya Gadre , Nikhil Motlag
J Ramamnand , Harish Kumar , Shastry ; Yasho Tamaskar , Salil Bijur and Arnab Pal ; Suvajit Chakraborty , Aniket Khasgiwale and Yash Marathe
The quiz started with a long elims with 40 rather tough but very good questions. The highest score was just 21 while the cut off for the six finalists was 13 . The other three teams for draft picks had their cut off as 10. All teams were awarded points in the finals with the formula (elims score) * 2.
The final was filled with brilliant questions , especially on cricket and current affairs. In addition to the standard rounds of IR passing , there was a written round where the QM used diffrential marking i.e. the teams were given points depending on how many other teams got the answer. This round changed the story of the quiz a bit as JR and co , who were doing well upto this stage fell back a bit. Niranjan, Sarat and Vibhendu did very well in this round and made up a lot of ground.
The quiz ended with a Long Visual Connect. It was cracked only by Niranjan , Sarat and Vibhendu.
All in all a long and pleasantly exhausting quiz.
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PS: Apologies for the late report. Also I don't have the final scores. Somebody please post them in the comments and I will put the figures into the report.