St. Joseph's HSS, Paingottoor - Boby Sabu / Tomson George
Girideepam Bethany Central School, Kottayam - Joel Jacob / Bony M Jose
"The future of India seems secure with such talented kids" seemed to be the reaction from every guest present at the Cochin edition of the quiz as kids stunned all those gathered with a display of amazing IT knowledge.
The finalists were:
Girideepam Bethany Central School, Kottayam - Joel Jacob and Bony M Jose
Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya - Vivek Venugopal and Anirudh Balagopal
St. Joseph's HSS, Paingottoor - Boby Sabu and Tomson George
Pallikoodam, Kottayam - Jaic Jacob Philip and Vignesh G
Vidyodaya Sc - Joe Mathai and Aditya Pulachery
Loyola, Trivandrum - Noel Johns and Ambareesh S
The final started with St.Josephs making an early start and Pallikodam, Vidyodaya and Loyola were quick to level scores and settle into the quiz. As the initial rounds progressed the pressure of not answering a few posers led to the teams choosing to take some huge risks.
The TCS round of the quiz was baffling as teams seemed to have 'ransacked' the TCS website and armed themselves with every possible titbit about the company. The next few rounds saw the emergence of Girideepam Bethany and a strong consolidation by Josephs.
The teams started trying to catch up with Josephs and in taking half chances they ended with negative and some of them could just not recover from there. The Josephs stayed calm and mature through the final rounds to hold their own and make it to the national finale while Girideepam Bethany and Vidyodaya battled a tie breaker that the former clinched.
St. Joseph's HSS, Paingottoor
Boby Sabu / Tomson George
Girideepam Bethany Central School, Kottayam
Joel Jacob / Bony M Jose