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WINNER: The Hindu Sr. Sec. School - Manikandan S & Varun R Sekar

RUNNER UP: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram - Kumaran R & K V Udit

Incessant Rain. Water Logged streets. Cloudy sleepy morning. Now all of that hardly sounds encouraging for one to turn up for a quiz but despite these adverse conditions Chennai broke its own record with over 900 teams taking part in the 2010 edition of the quiz.

The 20 preliminary questions were clearly a notch high at Chennai with Pickbrain choosing to not add any clues to his questions.

The finalists were

PSBBSS School, KK Nagar - Koushik S & Krishna Murari
The Hindu Sr. Sec. School - Manikandan S & Varun R Sekar
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram - Kumaran R & K V Udit
Vidya Mandir - R Shashank & S Ananth
Hari Shree Vidyalayam - Vishal Katariya & Rishi Rajasekaran
SBOA School - V Prasanth & R Aditthya

The final witnessed BVB Rajaji Vidhyashram make early inroads while Hari Shree Vidyalayam, SBOA and Vidyamandir all caught on quickly. It was much later in the quiz that Hindu Sr.Secondary School started to catch up and then 'pressed the throttle' to power ahead of the rest in the middle rounds of the quiz.

The final rounds saw the Hindu Sr.Secondary School team play very tactical to ensure their lead did not diminish on the buzzers as they secured a place for themselves in the national final. BVB Rajaji Vidhyashram finished a very credible runner up.

The quiz was marked by teams participating from not just Chennai but places like Kanchipuram, Sriperumbedur, Pondicherry and Mayiladudurai.

Dr.Poongothai Aladi Aruna, the Honorable Minister for Information Technology of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Mr.Ravi Vishawanathan, Head of TCS Chennai and Mr.Jayaramakrishnan, Vice President TCS Chennai gave away the prizes and observed that the future of the nation is safe with such wonderful talent.

Quotes @ Chennai
Dr.Aruna, Hon.Minister for IT, Govt of Tamil Nadu:
"I am sure Tamil Nadu will be a huge role in the bright future of India and as a nation we will one of the super powers, sooner than later."

Ravi Vishwanathan, Head TCS Chennai
"It is truly fantastic to see witness these young kids perform so well and it humbles us when they crack questions to which we do not know the answers."


Champions, The Hindu Sr. Sec. School - Manikandan S & Varun R Sekar


Runner Up, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram - Kumaran R & K V Udit