RUNNER UP: Mother's Public School - Abhijit Mohanty and Chinmaya
"The quality of the quiz here has certainly increased by significant measure" commented the quizmaster as teams from all over the state of Orissa from as far as Rourkela to surrounding cities like Puri, Calicut all participated in the prelim
The finalists were:
DAV Pokhariput - Amrit Ranjan Das and Piyush Das KV CRPF - Sourav Adhikari and Nihar ISPAT School Rourkela - Anirudha and Swopnesh Mahapatra Mother's Public School - Abhijit Mohanty and Chinmaya BJB Jr. - Wasim Sajjad and Parantap Singh DAV Unit 8 - Omkar Amruthanshu and Bikash Kiran Mishra
The final was dominated by Wasim Sajjad and Parantap Singh right from the beginning but as the buzzer rounds came into play they moved on from strength to strength and took the quiz away from the other teams to clinch a place in the national final.
The battle for the second place was close, tense and went down to the final question of the quiz when DAV Unit 8 took a risky stroke to draw level with Mother's Public. The tie breaker that followed went on for a couple of questions before the latter clinched the runner up title.
The guest of honour for the quiz was the noted founder of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications , Prof Swadeenanand Pattanayak who urged the students to aim very high and assured them that they all have the abilities but the aim is sometimes not high enough.
Quotes @ Bhubaneshwar
Champions, BJB Jr. - Wasim Sajjad and Parantap Singhe
Runner Up, Mother's Public School - Abhijit Mohanty and Chinmaya