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The Chennai edition of the quiz truly underlined the presence and rise of a new tribe of young quizzers from this city who blend modernity and tradition with effortless ease. This was reinforced with the level of the quiz and the huge participation the quiz attracted (close to 900 teams). The prelim saw the following six make it the final.

The six finalists were:

Vidyamandir Mylapore - Jayadev & Aaslesh
Stanes Hr.Sec School - Nitin & Srikkanth
Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyamandir - Tarun & Surya
PSBB Nungambakkam - Siddharth & Susrut
Hindu Sr.Sec School - Manigandam & Aditya
Sri Sankara Sr.Sec - Sriram & Ashwin

Chennai Winners 2009

Champions, PSBB Nungambakkam.

The final started with PSBB taking the early advantage and scoring of the first few questions. The other teams were quick to strike back and gain ground as the quiz moved swiftly from one round to another.

The visual rounds of the quiz provided room for the schools to add to their tally, the questions were truly remarkable as were the answers. By now five teams seemed to be in the race with hardly anything separating them.
Chennai Runners 2009

     Runner Up, Sri Sanakara Sr. Secondary.

The buzzer rounds were truly absorbing as the teams played it with an element of caution and aggression. If Stanes from Nilgiris cracked a couple, Bhavan's, Hindu Sr and Sankara were not far behind making the quiz a cliffhanger that went down to the final round.

The duo from PSBB were still hanging on to their lead and now started playing 'very clever and tactical quizzing' as the quizmaster put it by not trying to look flamboyant but focussed on winning, which they did achieve. The duo from Sankara answered very well to bounce back and draw level with Hindu Sr.Secondary for a second place tie breaker.

The teams received their prizes from Mr.Vaghul a legend from the world of finance and banking in India, who advised the youngsters to channelize their intelligence well.