St Columba?s clear winner
St Columba?s School is the new quiz champs. The school outshined five other teams to emerge winners of Inquizitive 2006, the annual national inter-school quiz competition, held in the Capital.india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 11:40 IST
St Columba’s School is the new quiz champs. The school outshined five other teams to emerge winners of Inquizitive 2006, the annual national inter-school quiz competition, held at the Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.
Organised by Hindustan Times and HT Next, the quiz was conducted by ace quizmaster Siddhartha Basu with Kiran Bedi as the celebrity guest. The five other national finalists included teams from Sanskriti School, Delhi, KVM, Chandigarh, St Fidelis College, Lucknow, St Xavier’s School, Jaipur, and JN School, BHEL, Bhopal.
“The competition was intense. Though we rarely had any time to prepare, yet we managed to win,” said Noel Thomas and Sujay Mathias from St. Columba’s who took home camcorders and Canon printers. Comprising eight rounds, the final round was closely contested.
The tables finally turned in favour of St Columba’s followed by the first runners-up JN School, BHEL, Bhopal and second runners-up Fidelis College, Lucknow. As many as 210 schools turned up for the preliminary round of the Delhi Zone and the 4000-odd crowd ensured a pulsating final hosted by media personality Sunit Tandon.
Six teams were short-listed — Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, Mother’s International, Sommerville School, Noida, St Columba’s School, Delhi Public School, RK Puram and Sanskriti School — to compete in the Delhi finals.