1 st Place – Chinmay Tadwalkar & Divij Ghose (140 points)
2 nd Place – Deepak Chandel & Joel D’Souza (120 points)
3 rd Place – Akshay Parale & Omkar Borate (105 points)
4 th Place – Avaneendra Bhargava & Nikhil Motlag (95 points)
5 th Place – Pranav Joshi & Deven Deshpande (60 points)
6 th Place – Rohan Tikoo and his partner (55 points)
Report written by – Omkar Borate
An Open Biz – Quiz, which was organized by CoEP BHAU’s E – Cell, as a part of their E Weekend, took
place at Academic Complex, CoEP on 23 rd October, 2016. The quiz had some really nice and workable
fundaes, barring few peters and hence was a nice quiz overall.
The QM’s were novices and being an open quiz, they were pried upon by the seasoned quizzers, due to
which they lost control of the proceedings at times, for which they made up by putting up a fantastic set
of workable questions. Also, the turnout was quite low considering the fact that it was an open quiz.
The elims had 20 questions, with few very peters and sitters. The elims were logo heavy and there were
many India Biz fundaes. Few good questions were FICCI, Israel currency, Amul girl whereas the peters
were Housing.com, Barcode. The highest score was 14 whereas the cut off was 10. Special mention to
Gokul Panigrahi and Supraditya Biswas as they missed the finals on sudden death. Also, special mention
to Mayank Pawar and Nakul Ramakumar as they missed the finals by 1 point. The elims cutoff could
have been higher considering the elims were easy and workable.
The finals had three sets, with the 1 st set being a written round, which was about identifying the
advertiser, which was an easy set. Almost all teams scored high in this set. Next, there were 20
questions in IR form, with some nice fundaes like London Taxi Company, 3D Hologram, Hershey, etc. The
final set was pretty interesting with two parts questions, which too had some nice fundaes like Charles
Darwin, Nike, etc.
The team of Divij & Chinmay continued their dominance from elims and finished first by leading the
table from beginning. The other teams played well and there was a constant tussle for the remaining
positions. Overall, a good quiz and kudos to QM’s for setting up a nice quiz.