Eicher Quiz: Akash bags ?Best Quiz-Wiz? trophy
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Eicher Quiz: Akash bags ?Best Quiz-Wiz? trophy

AKASH TYAGI of Bright Lands School earned the ?Best Quiz-Wiz? title and Shreshtha Shah and Harshal Patel from La Martinierie School (Kolkata) won the ?Eicher Sky-Line Quiz contest-07? at the competition organised at Abhay Prashal in the City on Friday.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2007 03:09 IST

AKASH TYAGI of Bright Lands School earned the ‘Best Quiz-Wiz’ title and Shreshtha Shah and Harshal Patel from La Martinierie School (Kolkata) won the ‘Eicher Sky-Line Quiz contest-07’ at the competition organised at Abhay Prashal in the City on Friday.

The quiz contest, one of the biggest live shows in India, was held on a cowboy theme with the tag line ‘last round of survival where only the best read will last’ elicited some of the best junior talents from the country.

The show had some interesting features with the ‘Best Quiz-Wiz’ trophy being claimed by a student from the school that had been last year’s winner and this year’s semi-finalist.

La Martinierie which made its debut won the coveted crown. For the first time, a school from Indore — Shishukunj International — made it to the semi-final and final rounds. The fourth team in the final round was Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur.

About 200 questions were posed to the audience and prizes were given for participation. The 10 rounds, less as compared to last year, included Zip’Zap, Whoz-Who, Eye Spyz, Azadi Ki Awaz, Zig Saw, Moovz, Toonz and Newz Makers having four questions each, Chooz having five questions and the rapid fire round Dreamz having eight questions.

The competition was tough as the participants had a tie till the fifth round and lead was gained only from the ninth round with the winner emerging in the 10th and last round.

Quizmaster Professor Sushim Pahare said that he prepared the questions as per the theme. The participants found the science-based round and ‘Chooz’ round where they could choose a topic of their choice the toughest. There was minus marking in the buzzer round and ‘Quiz-Wiz’.

Merryl John of Delhi Public School was awarded the On Line Bumper Quiz (children’s day special) trophy and six participants from Choithram, Vidya Sagar and Sathya Sai schools were given prizes for the weekly online quiz held from November 2006 to January 2007.

Nine winners of ‘Scrap book’ competition and eight from ‘Esquizite’ competition were also awarded. Delhi Public School won the ‘best bulletin board competition’ and faculty Deep Sethi won the best quiz secretary award from amongst 18 charter schools.

Eicher Motors Chief Executive Officer (CEO) A Ramasubramaniam inaugurated the finals by lighting the lamp and gave away the trophy to the winners and Guruji Brahmatej awarded the ‘Best Quiz-Wiz’ award.

Bright Lands winner finds contest tough
BRIGHT LANDS School’s Akash Tyagi who secured the ‘Best Quiz-Wiz’ title accepted that the competition was tough and the rapid fire round as scathing as a shootout.

Akash, who became the winner after hitting the button in the buzzer round only seconds before his team member and competitor Dangwal, finds the moment as similar as the famous western title —The Quick the fast and the furious. Tension simmered when the score of three teams remained the same during several initial rounds and the fear of negative marking added to it. He thanked Eicher for providing him an opportunity and the students a platform where they can rake their brains against the best.

‘Trophy is their gift to Kolkata’
SHRESHTHA SHAH and Harshal Patel of La Martinierie School (Kolkata) exuded joy after winning the national final of the prestigious ‘Eicher Sky-Line Quiz contest-07’ by waving their trophy as a gift for the people of Kolkata renowned for their intellectual prowess. Thanking the Eicher team for giving them the opportunity, the team from the City of Joy, lamented their age keeping them out of the competition. The contest is open only for students till Class VIII.

First Published: Jan 21, 2007 03:09 IST