Alumni teams battle it out at ALSOC open quiz

The 10th edition of the All India ALSOC Inter-Alumni Open Quiz organised by Alumnorum Societas (ALSOC), the St. Xavier’s School Old Boys’ Association, held in association with The Telegraph on August 25, brought old students together for an evening of quizzing, amid nostalgic banter. Each team comprised two alumni and one current student from the institution. Out of 24 participating teams, eight made it to the final round — Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; Birla High School, La Martiniere (ALMA), Don Bosco School, Park Circus; Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; South Point High School; Jadavpur University; La Martiniere for Boys (LMOB). After six intense rounds, Don Bosco School, Park Circus emerged victorious.

By Text: Vedant Karia
  • Published 11.09.18
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The 10th edition of the All India ALSOC Inter-Alumni Open Quiz organised by Alumnorum Societas (ALSOC), the St. Xavier’s School Old Boys’ Association, held in association with The Telegraph on August 25, brought old students together for an evening of quizzing, amid nostalgic banter. Each team comprised two alumni and one current student from the institution. Out of 24 participating teams, eight made it to the final round — Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; Birla High School, La Martiniere (ALMA), Don Bosco School, Park Circus; Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; South Point High School; Jadavpur University; La Martiniere for Boys (LMOB). After six intense rounds, Don Bosco School, Park Circus emerged victorious.

 Winner

The team from Don Bosco School, Park Circus — (l-r) Arijit Sen (batch of 2002), Shouvik Guha (batch of 1975) and Annway Ghosh (Class XII) — clinched the winner’s title after a close battle. “The questions were tough but workable and we had a great time answering them. This is an inter-alumni event we all look forward to. In fact I am already waiting for the 11th edition,” said Arijit.

 First runner-up

The team from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, — (l-r) Yogesh Khadke (first-year), Jayashree Mohanka (batch of 1983) and Sanjoy Mukherjee (batch of 1988) — secured the second position. “I loved how the questions provided a space for logical guessing,” said Sanjoy.

Second runner-up

The team from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital — (l-r) Aakash Roy (batch of 2015), Ranjan Raychowdhury (batch of 1993) and Nirban Basu (first-year postgraduate) — bagged the third position.

Pictures: Koushik Saha