Centre Point Wardhaman Nagar : Sanchit Khedkar and Archit Venugopala
Krishna Public School, Raipur : Ms. Gaurja and Yashraj M
With over 900 students from across Nagpur, Raipur, Durg and Bhilai taking part, it was a festive atmosphere at the Nagpur edition of TCS IT Wiz. Quizmaster Pickbrain teased the teams with a crafty prelim that featured some tricky questions. The six finalists were:
SOMALWAR NIKALAS : Bushan D and Shubhankar M
CENTRE POINT Katol Rd : Nalin Iyer and Ratnasambhav
KRISHNA PUBLIC SCHOOL, RAIPUR : Ms. Gaurja and Yashraj M
DPS NAGPUR : Parth Mishra and Ashwani.K
CENTRE POINT Wardhaman Rd : Sanchit and Archit V
BHAVAN’S VIDYAMANDIR : Vedant T and Tanmay Chindaliya
The final was a steady battle for the first couple of rounds. All teams were well prepared so the difference seemed rather thin. With not much to tell the quiz moved into the buzzer phase where both Centre Point Wardhaman Road and KPS Raipur started scoring, the latter doing particularly well in the TCS round.
This prompted the runner up of last year, DPS to take some risks, which did not pay. The duo from Somalwar Nikalas did well towards the end but it was not enough to get to the top two slots. The battle now was clearly between Centre Point Wardhaman Road and KPS Raipur with the former putting up good scores for Center Point to chase. In the end KPS finished 10 points behind Centre Point who won their school a memorable victory.
Interestingly, it was third time lucky for a team that has been persistent and has always wanted to wear the crown. They now travel to the national final in December.
The guest of honour, Dr. Narendra S. Chaudhary Director of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur and Arvind Kumar, Head TCS, Nagpur gave away the prizes and appreciated the high standards set by the schools.
entre Point Wardhaman Nagar
Sanchit Khedkar and Archit Venugopalan
Krishna Public School, Raipur
Ms. Gaurja and Yashraj M