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DPS Sharjah wins maiden title
WINNER: Delhi Private School, Sharjah - Madhur Singhal and Madhav Subramanyam
RUNNER UP: Our Own English School, Al Warqa - Alexander Thomas and Karthik Mallya


"This afternoon of quizzing could be closer than the IPL matches" observed quizmaster Pickbrain with reference to the ongoing IPL season at Dubai as he unveiled his set of 20 posers, a prelim that was tricky, tough yet crisp and led to the final six.

The finalists at UAE were:

GEMS Modern Academy - Ms. Sheetal Athrey and Ms.Rosa Anil George
Delhi Private School, Sharjah - Madhur Singhal and Madhav Subramanyam
Our Own English School, Sharjah - Ms. Sanjana Menon and Ms. Nithia Aisac
Delhi Private School, Dubai - Yatharth P and Nishant Pandit
Our Own English School, Al Warqua - Alexander Thomas and Karthik Mallya
Al Diyafah High School - Eric D'Costa and Ms. Nadiya Nayyar

As the finale commenced DPS Sharjah got off to an early start with very good answers while Our Own Al Warqa and Al Diyafah joined them in the next round with multiple strikes.

The duo from DPS Dubai showed sparks of brilliance in bursts but could not sustain the momentum. In the mean time the young team from Our Own Sharjah also started pushing the buzzer and the battle looked tight. The DPS Sharjah team and Our Own Al Warq gained in strength and got ahead of the rest to make it a two team battle with one round remaining.

On the final question, and the two teams were a mere 5 points away from each other reminded all present of the opening remarks by the seasoned quizmaster as it appeared like a last ball six to be hit. However, the DPS Sharjah duo that was leading took the plunge and cracked the final question to march into the Mega Finale as champions of UAE.

Twitter contest: The quiz contest caught the student twitteratis' fancy in the auditorium. An interactive live Twitter contest was organised during the quiz to engage with the students in real-time as a part of the social media outreach programme. Dubai witnessed a tweet count of 1,638. As many as 113 photographs were tweeted during the hour long finals of the Quiz.

What made their victory even more special was the fact that it was the first ever title for their school in this prestigious quiz. The prizes were given away by Mr.Varun Kapur, Vice President and Head of Middle East and Africa, TCS who also applauded the teams for their remarkable talent and speed.

Quotes @ UAE
Mr.Varun Kapur , Vice President and Head of Middle East and Africa, TCS.
"It was mind-boggling sitting in the audience. It is indeed enlivening for us all to see an excellent display of tech talent and knowledge from these finalists. It's a proud moment for us every year when we host this quiz to see that the future is indeed bright and in safe hands. We in TCS believe in engaging and connecting with youth and help them realise their potential."

Champions, Delhi Private School, Sharjah - Madhur Singhal and Madhav Subramanyam


Runner Up, Our Own English School, Al Warqa - Alexander Thomas and Karthik Mallya