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2015 SMARTZ Open Quiz Contest - Finals day at the Embassy of India in Tokyo

After a few gruelling rounds of top notch quizzing, the 2015 SMARTZ Open Quiz Contest got its first Champions! "TEAM 007" - Subraya Shenoy & Mahesh Bhat (seen below with Agera team members and Quizmaster Giri) - emerged as the deserving winners in a toughly contested Mega Final held at the Embassy of India in Tokyo on November 28th, 2015. The Champions were awarded trophies, certificates, gift vouchers worth 30,000 Yen and other prizes.

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Giving the Champions a close fight in the Mega Final of the 2105 SMARTZ Open Quiz Contest were:
1st Runner-up: "COROMANDEL EXPRESS" - Prasanna Parthasarathy & Tarang Mahapatra, and 2nd Runner-up: "HCL PIONEER" - Kazi Ahmed & Deepak Gupta (seen below with Agera team members and Quizmaster Giri)The 1st Runners-up were awarded trophies, certificates, gift vouchers worth 20,000 Yen and other prizes and the 2nd Runners-up were awarded trophies, certificates, gift vouchers worth 10,000 Yen and other prizes.

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Here are the 6 finalists of the 2015 SMARTZ Open Quiz Contest:

  • Team 007 - Subraya Shenoy & Mahesh Bhat
  • Coromandel Express - Prasanna Parthasarathy & Tarang Mahapatra
  • HCL Pioneer - Kazi Ahmed & Deepak Gupta
  • Deep Blue HCL - Anand Kennedy & Rajagopal Krishna
  • JPIN Quizzers - Parag Hivarekar & Toru Kawaguchi
  • Team Standout - Mysore Ravi & Varada Karthik

The teams placed at positions 4, 5 and 6 were awarded certificates and other prizes.

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Before we got to the Mega Finals, the pre-finals were also held at the Embassy in the afternoon, where the top 18 teams went through an exciting round of quizzing conducted by our rockstar quizmaster "Pickbrain". Here are the teams with Team Agera and some very soecial guests who were present at the event.

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We would once again like to thank our sponsors - State Bank of India and Air India. This event would not have been possible without your very timely support.

We are also grateful to the Embassy of India in Tokyo, the Indian Commerce & Industry Association Japan (ICIJ), Nirvanam, Indicus Software, Colors of India and Wa Indo for their support.

Our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes also go out to all the 25 teams that participated in the 2015 SMARTZ Open Quiz Contest. We hope you enjoyed being part of this unique event and look forward to having you with us again next time.

More photos from the event have been posted on the Agera Consulting Facebook Page. Click here to check them out.

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