Year after year The Columban Open Quiz has rolled out questions which have raked the brains of students participating in the quiz. Oxford University Press organized the par-excellence yet grueling quiz in New Delhi on the September 02, 2017. The venue of the quiz was St. Columba’s School, New Delhi.
The two-day mega event witnessed over 182 teams’ participation in the quiz. All the 44 schools present there had the best minds working on the questionnaire trying to make their way to the top; post the taxing and testing prelims, quarters, and semifinals. The prelims and the quarters were conducted by alumni from St. Columba’s School the team size was of 4 students per team competing with other schools present at the venue.
Quizmaster, Architect, Author and the brain behind the questionnaire of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kunal Savarkar along with Abhishek Kapoor, and Ravtej Singh had hosted the final quiz and had gripped the audience and students alike with questions that got the teams thinking hard about possible answers.
DPS NOIDA School gave a tough time to rest of the teams present to emerge as a winner. The second place was secured by Modern School Barakhamba Road. St Columba’s School stood apart from the rest at the third position. All the 10 teams who qualified to the finals have got 3 dictionaries (Little oxford dictionary, Oxford Essential dictionary and Oxford student learner dictionary from OUP.