Date: 2nd February 2013
Time: 9.30 am Onwards
The third edition of PDPU Open Quiz kick started with a surge of participants lining up in front of the registration desks. The first day of the two-day long event saw a large participation of about 200 people from all walks of life. Housewives, professors, corporates and school and college students from institute ranging from Gujarat National Law University, Amrut Modi School of Management, National Institute of Technology to Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.
1. Quizzing in full swing!
The day was divided into two quizzes, Business Quiz with Abhijeet Singh from SVNIT as the quizmaster in the morning, and India Quiz, with Mayank Mujumdar from NIRMA as the quizmaster in the afternoon.
2. Quizmaster, Abhijeet SIngh.
The Business Quiz was a potent mix of Abhijeet Singh, student from Sadar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology ,Surat and a finalist of TATA Crucible wit and knowledge. In spite of being a business quiz, the questions weren’t just business centric. The quizmaster kept the audience and participants good humoured throughout the session by constant interaction and by sharing interesting trivia. Since he didn’t want the audience to lose interest and neither did he want them to go home empty handed, he prepared a few questions especially for them. From a large number of teams, 6 final teams were filtered after a preliminary round:
3. Quizmaster with the Business Quiz Finalists.
- Trivially Challenged- Nihal George Zachariah and Ishan Bhatt, GNLU
- BS-CH- Gaurav Thakrar and Kushan Patel, Open
- Meri Jung :One Man Army- Mayank Mujumdar, Nirma University
- BizWhiz- Stuti Agarwal and Chirag Narasimiah, GNLU
- Nippon- Rupak Jyoti Borah and Vashishta Chary, PDPU
- Lal Salaam- Shubha Jindal and Jasman Dhanoa , GNLU
After a mind boggling 5 rounds of intense quizzing, Mayank Mujumdar, the lone wolf from Nirma University turned out to be the winner with a whooping lead over others, followed by Ishan Bhatt and Nihal George from GNLU; and Kushan Patel and Gaurav Thakrar.
Then the participants and organisers departed for a break and to prepare for the next event.
The session resumed at 2.30 PM, with India Quiz in place.
To celebrate the wide spectrum of Indian culture, India Quiz seemed the apt way of honouring it. To quote the quizmaster, Mayank Mujumdar, a student of Nirma University and winner of TATA Crucible Campus Quiz, Ahmedabad Round, “ India is so incredible that it can’t be covered it 25 questions.”
4. Quizmaster, Mayank Mujumdar.
The quizmaster captured the audience’s attention by his humour and quick wit, and kept everyone engrossed in the quiz with his interesting set of questions. Six finalist teams were filtered out after a written elimination round:
5. Quizmaster with India Quiz Finalists.
- Floyd and Zeppellin- Anmol Garg and Rohan Desai, PDPU
- NRI:Not Really India- Sagar Godbole and Rahul Dave, GNLU
- The Last Quizzers- Rupak Jyoti Bohra and Hrim Shah, PDPU
- Habex Corpus- Shayak Chakroborty and Vishal Tripathi, GNLU
- Troll Guys- Ronak Bhattarcharya and Paritosh Vyas, SVNIT
- Royal Bengal Tigers- Prakhar Sarkar and Ayan Bairoliya, PDPU
Rohan Desai and Anmol Garg, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University emerged out as the winners after 5 astounding rounds of quizzing, followed by Ronak Bhattacharya and Paritosh Vyas; and Prakhar Sarkar and Ayan Bairoliya.
The Day 1 of PDPU Open Quiz 2013 culminated with honouring the seniors and the masterminds behind the gala event followed by a photo session with the organisers, participants and the winners, and with anticipation of the next day’s event of General Quiz to be hosted by the virtuoso quizmaster, Mr. Kunal Savarkar, Director of Quizcraft Events and Communications Pvt. Ltd., and also a BBC Mastermind India semi-finalist.
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