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The Lucknow edition of the quiz was a record breaker of sorts. While on the one hand it bcame the first city to have a first live webcast of the quiz, it also became the first city where a team with a score of 19 on 20 did not make it to the final underlining the quality of the quiz.

The finalists were:

Lucknow Public School Sector D - Suvrat Chaturvedi & Pranshu Agarwal
St.John Bosco - Gaurav Siddhart & Swethnk Gupta
Seth MR Jaipuria ( Lucknow) - Shashank Pandey & Ratnaksha Lela
Summer Valley (Dehradun) - Dushyanta Dhyani & Prateek Bansal
Seth Anandram Jaipuria (Kanpur) - Akshay Kumar & Arman Verma
Lucknow Public School Sector I - Swapnil Palash & Rohit Kashyap

Lucknow Winners 2009

Champions, Lucknow Public School - Sector D.

The final began on schedule with the packed audience in awe as quizmaster Pickbrain took centre stage to start firing his salvos at the teams. The first couple of teams looked evenly balanced with teams scoring more or less the same scores.

The round on TCS was thrilling as it was on the buzzer and team LPS from Sector D backed themselves on all the questions and cracked three to miss one and grab a crucial 10 point in that round to move ahead of the rest.
Lucknow Runners 2009

Runner Up, Lucknow Public School - Sector I.

From there on they grew in strength and the other teams were just left gasping at the depth of preparation this young team had made. The team from LPS (Sector I) finished second while three teams from Jaipuria Lucknow, Summer Valley Dehradun and St.John Bosco all finished a very worthy joint third.

The prize distribution was a fantastic treat for the students with ace filmmaker Muzzafar Ali (Umrao Jaan fame) gracing the occasion and urging the youngsters to stay back in India and contribute to the nation rather than go abroad and make other nations profit from our intellect. Ms.Vrinda Sarup the Principal Secretary, Technical Education UP also graced the occasion and congratulated the students for their outstanding performance while giving away the prizes.