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PS Senior are Chennai Kings!

WINNER:P S Senior Secondary - S.Abhinav and Bharat Sivakumar

RUNNER UP: SRDFVV - Ms.Pooja and Sidhdharth S

Over 900 teams from Chennai, Pondy, Kanchi and surrounding districts converged at the sprawling Music Academy making the amazing venue look short of space for a change. Pickbrain set the tone with a quick set of instructions and a well balanced set of 20 questions for the prelim. The six schools that made it past the first barrier were:

Gateway – the complete school - Sanjeev Rao and Ruthrabalan
P S Senior Secondary - S.Abhinav and Bharat Sivakumar
Chennai Public School - Ronak P and Arjun P
SRDFVV - Ms.Pooja and Sidhdharth S
Chettinad Vidyashram - Sri Aurobindo and Mula Vamsikrishna
SBOA - Aditya Jayaprakash and K Bhavish

The final unfolded with an animation powered software created by Bangalore based education company Blackboard Animation, that ensured the lively Pickbrain questions had an added zing to them. Teams started tentatively with SRD the defending champion school taking early leads, SBOA and PS Senior chasing them.

The buzzer rounds resulted in quick action where the PS Senior duo scored well and got past SRD. SBOA could not find the momentum in the second half of the quiz and the battle was focused on two teams by now. In the next round PS Senior consolidated their position and then played very strategically to ensure they always had an eye on the score card, securing their first ever TCS IT Wiz title. The quizmaster did applaud the efforts of the SRD duo who tried really hard till the last question, but had to settle as runner up, having to battle against not just a well prepared PS Senior but also against expectations that weigh on a champion school.

Mr.Ravi Vishwanthan, Head TCS Chennai, remarked that “These quiz shows don’t tell you want you know, they tell you what you should know” while the guest of honour, Mr.Mike Nithavrianakis, the British Deputy High Commissioner to South India said “He was amazed by the knowledge and quick thinking skills of the kids” and felt such initiatives should be taken to UK schools as well.

Abhinav and Bharat the proud champs will now represent Chennai at the mega final in Delhi scheduled for December in the quest for the Tech Wizards of the year.

Quotes @ Chennai
Mr. Ravi Vishwanathan, Head of TCS Chennai
“These quiz shows don’t tell you want you know, they tell you what you should know”.

Mr.Mike Nithavrianakis, the British Deputy High Commissioner to South India
"He was amazed by the knowledge and quick thinking skills of the kids"


Champions, P S Senior Secondary - S.Abhinav and Bharat Sivakumar


Runner Up, SRDFVV - Ms.Pooja and Sidhdharth S