“The Federers of Goa quizzing have been conquered” exclaimed quizmaster Pickbrain aptly describing the remarkable feat achieved by Lotus Landmarks of Belgaum defeating Savoir Faire, a team that had never lost at Goa. The Lotus Landmarks was represented by Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Syed of Belgaum.
The final started with all teams battling on an even platform. Splash and Creative Capsule moved ahead with the rounds as Savoir Faire and Lotus Landmarks also in the hunt as the quiz moved into the buzzer rounds. As the round moved from one to another the teams started closing in and playing it by the round. It then became a three team battle with Splash, Savoir Faire and Lotus Landmarks going neck and neck into the final rounds of the quiz.
As the quiz moved from question to question, the battle tightened and it seemed like a replay of a year ago with Savoir Faire and Lotus Landmarks at logger heads. Savoir Faire took the initiative and risk to move ahead but the young duo from Belgaum were up to it, measure for measure and the quiz reached the final question.
The final question was the decider which Lotus Landmarks went for taking a half chance and sailed into the national final, upsetting a former national champion of the quiz and a solid team from Splash that would also believe they had a great chance to win.
For the new champions this was like a dream come true which they had missed lat year. The finals will be held in Mumbai on October 7.
About the competetion: ‘Tata Crucible – The Business Quiz’ seeks to bring together sharpest young corporate minds in India to take on the heat of the toughest business quiz in India. The Tata Crucible Quiz is a team based contest (2 participants per team) and is held in 3 parts. Two back to back tracks – separately for Tata Corporates and Non-Tata Corporates, followed by National Finals.