Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    The Quizzitch Cup

    Keeping up the legacy of the Bull's Eye and the Quiz Grand Prix Championships, Quizinc@NITDgp organised the first quiz of the QUIZZITCH CUP-- the Championship of the 2008-09 quizzing season, on  16th Sept,2008. 
    This however wasn't the inaguaral event of Quizinc in this semester....kickoff was with the Hall 7 and Hall 9 quizzes conducted in the first year hostels by Quizinc members to give the new batch a taste of the kind of quizzes we have in this college. Needless to say,first year enthusiasm combined with questions veering more towards sports and  entertainment made both these quizzes very enjoyable.The two best first year teams(girls and boys) would get a direct entry into the mains of the first quiz of the Quizzitch Cup. Playing for this added incentive,there was fierce competition between the teams till the team Clueless(Neha Chowdhury,Goldy Bhowmik and Aratrika Gupta) from Hall 7 and team Aghori(Prashant Mishra,Harsh Ranjan and Aditya Akhauri) from Hall 9 beat the others to the coveted place in the finals of the first Quizzitch.
    With around 40 teams in the packed Assembly Hall and a few warm up questions, the first quiz of the Quizzitch Cup began with Hrishikesh hosting a 25 question prelims. Even though the difficulty level of the questions was higher, there were commendable performances with around 17 teams being in contention for qualification. Six teams made it to the finals where they were joined by the two first year teams. The mains hosted by Avik saw some great as well as innovative answering(especially the advertisement round!). The 5 round mains braved a 15 minute power cut and finally  the final year team "Jinx continued"(Anirban,Bijeet,Vishnu) came out on top with a brilliant answer in the last Long Connect round,bagging 50 points there.In second place was "Anonymous"(Asad,Pranoy,Vivek) and a close third was "Special Dinner" (Shantanu and Dhritiman) both third year teams.Wrapped up by 9pm,the quiz really set the pace for the ones to come in the semester. 
    ........And for those of you who couldn't make it to the quiz, here are a few samplers from the prelims.....but be there to witness it in person the next time round!!

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