It was the 30th of October, 2007, as I remember Derek O’Brien shouting, “I can promise you that I’ll let everyone know that on the 30th of October, 2007, the audience was the best I got all through, from 1992 to 2007.” It’s always a pleasure to reach out for the Derek trademark quizzes, but I felt that it wasn’t likewise. Questions like What does the Erector Pili muscle do in the body? were what seemed to be a waste of time (though Derek and his associates ended the event exactly at 11:55:00 a.m.!). But ultimately, although we were one of the top 20 teams out of 357 teams, we lost a ‘finals’ berth due to 1-2 points. And after we had a close scrutiny at the question of the final, all three of the Montfortians:
- Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar
- Ebi Anthony
- Anmol Gupta
agreed that we could have won the coveted Rodin’s trophy and the title.
But it surely is a good comeback for a guy like me, away from quizzing for quite some time in the last few years. Got to have my grey matter reconciled, to win it big. The winners came out to be DPS, Noida, followed by Amity shool, Noida, followed by Father Agnels, Gautamnagar(Noida people have become seasoned in this with 4 teams out of 6 from Noida, and 2 from ‘not-Noida’, as Derek said). Anyway, getting 23 right at Funda-mental (77%) was a good start for a supposedly good to-be-coming quizzing season 2007-08.
For a look at the Prelim papers, you could have a look at the link here.