Indian High School Dubai - Arpit Raoranie and Manas George
Dubai Modern School - Anand Ravindran and Shreyas Ravishankar
The second edition of the TCS IT Wiz at UAE was a huge hit with over 600 students taking the prelim. It was a well balanced set of questions, all internationally relevant research to ensure students from all nationalities had a level playing field.
The six schools that made it to the final were:
Our Own High School, Al Warqa' A - Amrit Sreekumar & Kiran Krishnan
Al Ain Juniors School - Ms. Rumaanah Ruqaiyah & Ms. Aparna A Kumar
Indian High School Dubai - Arpit Raorane and Manas George
Abu Dhabi Indian School - A F Leonard & S Radhakrishnan
Our Own High School, Sharjah - Rakesh Kumar & Stanly Johnson M
Dubai Modern School - Anand Ravindran & Shreyas Ravishankar
The final was a brisk affair with teams interlocked in a thick battle. Teams were quick to get into a lead and the battle looked very even into the first couple of rounds. Dubai Modern and Abu Dhabi Indian school moved ahead in the next couple of rounds while others were not too far away.
The buzzer rounds saw Indian School Dubai gain a few and get closer to the leading teams and as the quiz moved into the final round it looked like a two team battle between Dubai Modern and Abu Dhabi Indian School.
It was at this stage that the Indian High School duo of Arpit and Manas decided to back their instincts and cracked two questions in succession to bounce back and draw level with Dubai Modern who were leading Abu Dhabi Indian by just five points. With one question remaining all three teams had a fair chance of making winning the coveted title.
On the final poser the young Indian High team went for the kill and it is not for nothing that they say success favours the brave. They emerged champs ahead of a fighting Dubai Modern and Abu Dhabi Indian to bring the curtains down on an amazing afternoon of quizzing in the UAE.
Indian High School Dubai
Arpit Raoranie and Manas George
Dubai Modern School
Anand Ravindran and Shreyas Ravishankar