Runners Suguna Holdings Kevin Rinald and Vishnu Santhosh
The Coimbatore edition of the quiz was a big affair as always. Close to 250 people were part of a fascinating day of quizzing. A tough prelim led to six teams making it to the final.
Kumbhat & Co: Ms. Priya Bhansal and Mr. Shailendra B
Suguna Holdings: Kevin Rinald and Vishnun Santhosh
Thangamani Engg: Ms. Sasi A and Kavin A
Brookefields: Ashwin and Balasubramaniam
Swag Swami: Senthil and Arjun
Catalyst Corp: Surya and Sai Prashanth
The final was fast paced after the line-up of six resulted in Chennai Silks by far the most consistent team from the city crashing out in the prelim.
That left the fray open for all the teams to battle for the title. With two very young teams from Suguna and Catalyst doing well and trying to push for a win it was the father and son duo from Brookfields that took the title with a comfortable margin not allowing room for the youngsters. The senior pros are the only team in the history of Crucible at the city to have managed to get past Chennai Silks and win in the past.
The runner up position was a tie breaker that went Suguna's way. The other teams on stage also did very well but could not find enough strong answers to challenge the others beyond a point.
The winners were awarded their prizes by Mr. Sumanji Tiwari, GM Vivanta Coimbatore.