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The Kolkata edition of the quiz was an absolute thriller reflecting the high quality of quizzing often seen this region of India. With over 400 teams in the fray making it to the final six itself was a huge achievement.

The six finalists were:

Kolkata Winners 2009

Champions, St. James School.

St. Xavier's Collegiate School- Neilabh Sinha & Rajit Dasgupta
Techno Model School - Arunava Maulik & Amitava Ghosh
Cossipore English School - Sayantan Battacharjee & Debargha Bose
St. James School - Anurag Sarkar & Vaarnan Drolia
National Gems Hr. Sec - Prithwish Nath & Debkalpa Goswami
Hooghly Collegiate School - Monisit Das & Saumik Bhattacharya

The quiz final started with all teams scoring in the initial rounds. As the quiz moved into the round on TCS, team St.James started moving ahead with some truly well timed answers on the buzzer that started reflecting on how prepared they were. The duo from Cossipore English School were doing well too but made a couple of mistakes on the buzzer to loose out.

The visual round that followed witnessed the St.James duo take control of the quiz while National Gems and Hooghly Collegiate School also moved on. The quiz moved into the final round with
Kolkata Runners 2009

Runner Up, National Gems Hr.Sec.

the battle for the top spot a mere formality as St.James took no undue risks. The team from National Gems were able to crack a couple of posers to get ahead of Hooghly Collegiate School and finish runner up.

The winners got a huge bag of prizes including a laptop each while the runners up walked away with digital cameras and a digital photo frame each. All the finalists received prizes as well. As a special incentive the champion team will now travel to Bangalore for a special invitation quiz to be conducted by TCS in association with the Govt. of Karnataka in the month of November.