Divya Vaid and Arav Agarwal of The Mother’s International School and Ashim Kumar Dubey and Abhay Kanwar of Modern Vidya Niketan, Sector 17, Faridabad have won the Delhi and Gurgaon city rounds, respectively, of the prestigious all-India inter-school CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2016.
While Devum Pruthi and Kheelit Pruthi of Cambridge Foundation School came second in the Delhi round, Anushka Srivastava and Himal Pandita of Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon were the runners-up in the Gurgaon round.
There was a tie for the second spot at Delhi between Cambridge Foundation School team and that from Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh as both scored 22 out of 23. The former clinched the second spot as they submitted the answer sheet before the latter which was represented by Aarushi Gupta and Prabal Gupta.
As many as 70 teams participated in the Delhi round held at Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar. Shiv Nadar School hosted the event in Gurgaon where 25 school teams participated.
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The remaining two city rounds in the NCR are scheduled to be held tomorrow at Amity International School, Vasundhara Sector 6 and Army Public School, Sector 37, Noida. At both the places, on-the-spot registration will begin at 10 am.
CCCC 2016 was launched at Ranchi DPS on April 18 following a circular by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), dated April 5, 2016, announcing the launch and the nationwide schedule of the event.
The contest is being conducted in two stages. In the preliminary round, which is underway, the contest will be held across 37 cities and towns in India. The winners from these rounds then will converge on the national capital for the year-end Grand Finale. At stake is the National Crossword Champion trophy.
The contest is into its third year. The CCCC 2015 saw participation from about 800 schools across the country. La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata, fought a stiff competition last year in a field comprising 32 top school teams at the two-day Grand Finale on December 12-13, 2015 to lift the National Crossword Champion trophy.
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