Code Warriors team receiving the trophy (I accidentally hit the mute button)
Exun 2008 was held on 29-30 November 2008. For the third year in a row the Code Warriors team has won the Overall Winners trophy at Exun. Thanks to a strong performance throughout the event – especially from the quiz team – the CW team winds up with another trophy is its inventory; moreover, the team has won most of the major events this year. Excellent work! :)
I didn’t go on Day 1 (nothing for me to see), but I was free on Day 2 so I went along watch the quizzes. Gursartaj Singh and Akshay Aggarwal were conducting the quiz. First uo was the junior quiz, where we had two teams. Nice to see the quiz being done without any many acronyms. Post victory (our main team won the event), I spent most of the intervening time between lunch laughing myself silly. Food was again from the hostel this time, so I decided to order in pizza for the whole team. Abhimanyu was mentally prepping himself for a repeat of Roboknights 2007 where he had to chase the pizza delivery around Som Vihar to get him to the correct delivery spot, but that didn’t happen this year. Followed by the crossword and senior quiz – which our team again won, both of them. Seriously though, there was no school which put up an actual fight to the DPS VK team (not counting RKP). Conspicous in their abscence were Apeejay Noida – I wonder where their team is this year. They don’t seem to be making any kind of strong presence felt in events this year. Also missing from action was Jimi Hendrix (wonder what happened to him).
The quiz(zes) and crossword were nice – Guddi and Akshay has obviously put in some nice work into doing it. They were kind enough to give over the archives to Vivek after the events were over, so Vivek will (hopefully) be putting up his first quiz archives on his blog soon. Haven’t seen the prelim papers too, but yes, have heard that their level was nice too.
Coming to the Exun 2008 video, I haven’t seen it yet (still waiting for it to be uploaded somewhere online). And of course, some excellent quizzing performances by juniors like Vishesh Kumar and Aditya Grover – its nice to see some serious competition for DPS VK’s junior team of Vivek and Karthick at last! Overall, must say that I enjoyed Exun 2008 a lot. :) The Exun team put together a really smoothly conducted event – kudos to them!
Having a strong quiz team sure does help a lot in winning events. ;) For photos from Exun 2008, check out my photo album on it.