GKD Coimbatore: Adhithyan and Anto Felix
Yuva Bharathi: Athishay Kiran and Ms.Riya Daniel
Two youngsters finish seventh. They vow to come back and win. A year later they realize their dream. If this sounds like one of the stories you heard at the Olympics, it was a similar tale that played out at the Coimbatore edition of TCS IT Wiz as Adhithyan and Anto Felix, scripted a dream come true victory for themselves. In the process they earned the first ever victory at a TCS quiz for their school.
The finalists at Coimbatore were:
Angappa Sr. Sec - Prabhakaran and Santosh Kumar
Suguna PIP - Santhosh Perisamy and Shravan Rajinikanth
Yuva Bharathi - Athishay Kiran and Ms.Riya Daniel
St. Judes Kotagiri - Vinith and Gowtham
GKD Coimbatore - Adhithyan and Anto Felix
SBOA- R Krishna and Surya Narayanan
The final was a very close battle with four teams in the fray from the very beginning. Yuva Bharathi went into the lead early on only to be countered quickly by SBOA and St. Judes. GKD were just behind but in the hunt at this stage.
In the buzzer rounds, the distance started emerging and these four teams clearly got ahead of the rest. St. Judes missed a couple of questions by being too quick on the buzzer much like a false start in a sprint to lose precious ground. SBOA played very well to keep challenging Yuva Bharathi and GKD. A couple of rounds of caution from Yuva Bharathi and they lost the early advantage that they had.
The quiz moved into the final frontier with GKD in the lead and SBOA challenging them question on question. In the excitement the SBOA duo lost one or two chances and GKD cashed in on the same to clinch the title. In the final question, Yuva Bharathi came back strongly to pip SBOA to the runner up title.
The guest of honour, Collector of Coimbatore, Mr. Karunagaran appreciated the students for an "Excellent Performance" while Mr. Ganesan, Vice President and Head HR, TCS aptly said "As someone who is always looking to recruit people I feel happy to see such amazing talent that I can recruit from".
Adhithyan and Anto Felix
Athishay Kiran and Ms.Riya Daniel