Conducted by: J Ramanand
Attended by ~30 teams
Format: Written elims of 25 questions. Finals (2*10 questions on IR (with One-finite Pounce per half) and one written round on sobriquets (5 qns)
1st: Saikat Sarkar and Kshitij Jyoti (AFMC): 120 pts (19/6* in prelims)
2nd: Suraj Prabhu (FC) and Aniketh Rallabhandi (SCOE): 95 pts (19/4*)
Jt 3rd: Rohan Danait and Vibhav Bhave (COEP): 70 pts (17)
Jt 3rd: Nirmoho Banerjee and Samridh Kapur (AIT): 70 pts (16)
5th: Debopriyo Moulik (ILS) and Pranav Pawar (MESCOE): 50 pts (16)
Five teams were included in the finals instead of the four previously advertised because of a almost-dead tie between the 4th and 5th teams to qualify.
The One-finite Pounce system: teams are allowed to 'pounce' on questions in a half for +10 and no negatives. But if they get a pounce attempt wrong, they forfeit the chance to pounce for the rest of the round.
The top two teams will now go through directly to the Conundrums semi finals at Mood Indigo in Dec. 2013.