CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 is the largest crossword solving championship for school students in India.

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(Kneeling L-R) 2nd runners-up Onkar Joshi and Rajlaxami Chavan of SES Gurukul, Pune; champions Amar Mishra and Prem Thilak of Navrachana School, Vadodara; and 1st runners-up Aditi Kaul and Neha Cherian of NPS, Bangalore.

Navrachana School, Vadodara, lifts CCCC 2016 trophy

NPS, Bengaluru, and SES Gurukul, Pune, clinch 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively

 

Dancing destination in university got highest bid rebate.”

Finger on the buzzer, Amar Mishra and Prem Thilak of Navrachana School, Vadodara, were first with the answer: ‘discount’. Their explanation too was bang on:

DISCOUNT = rebate;

DISCO = dancing destination,

U= university;

NT = highest bid (in bridge – No Trump)

Their shining brilliance got their school the National Crossword Champion trophy at the three-day Grand Finale of the national-level inter-school CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2016. Coming close on their heels, missing this clue and 10 points in the buzzer round, were Aditi Kaul and Neha Cherian of NPS, Bangalore. The third spot was taken by Onkar Joshi and Rajlaxami Chavan of SES Gurukul, Pune.

The Grand Finale was held from December 5 to 7, 2016 at the Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 Auditorium, Delhi Cantt.

The four-stage final was fiercely fought by 34 brightest school teams from across the country. The preliminary round saw 24 teams moving forward to the 8 Quarter Finals of three teams each. The eight winning teams and the best losing team (one with the highest points from among the remaining 16), made it to the 3 Semi Finals of three teams each. The three winning teams then fought it out in a contest which went down to the wires.

The prizes to the top three teams were handed over by Mr Santosh Mall, Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Mr A K Ambastha, Chief Vigilance Officer, ONGC; and Mr Abhay Singh, CCA Telecom, West Bengal.


CCCC 2016: City Rounds

S.No. City Zone Date & Time Venue Contact person Winners
1 Ranchi April 18, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Ranchi

 

Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Aabir Sen and Pranoy Ghosh of DPS, Ranchi
2 Bokaro April 19, 2016, 10:00A.M  Chinmaya Vidyalaya Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Md. Altamash Mazhari & Ayan Chakraborty of DPS, Bokaro
3 Gaya April 19, 2016, 10:00A.M  DAV, Cantonment Area Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Yasha & Ayushi of Nazareth Academy
4 Bhagalpur April 21, 2016, 10:00A.M  Zila School, Adampur Prabuddha Biswas
(9708037900)
Naushin Nigar and Meenakshi of Delhi Public School, Bhagalpur and Priyanshu Roy and Akash Kumar of St. Paul’s School, Bhagalpur
5 Muzaffarpur April 25, 2016, 10:00A.M  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gannipur Prabuddha Biswas
(9708037900)
Tapan Mayukh and Anmol Kumar of DAV Public School, Maleghat
6 Jamshedpur April 25, 2016, 10:00A.M DAV, Distupur  Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Akash Radhakrishnan & Riddha Sarkar of DAV Public School
7 Patna April 26, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Patna Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Siddhant Sinha & Srijan Saxena of DPS Patna
8 Delhi April 28, 2016, 10:00A.M Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar  Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Divya Vaid and Arav Agarwal of The Mother’s International School
9 Gurgaon April 28, 2016, 10:00A.M Shiv Nadar School, DLF Phase 1, Pahari Road Amitabh Ranjan
(9102996469)
Ashim Kumar Dubey and Abhay Kanwar of Modern Vidya Niketan, Sector 17, Faridabad
10 Ghaziabad April 29, 2016, 10:00A.M Amity International School, Vasundhara, Sector 6 Amitabh Ranjan
(9102996469)
Shubham Ghosal and Archit Bansal of Amity International School, Vasundhara Sector 1
11 Noida April 29, 2016, 10:00A.M Army Public School, Sector 37, Noida  Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Vidush Goswami & Lehar Gupta of Army Public School, Sector 37, Noida
12 Ludhiana April 29, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Ludhiana Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Sehaj Malhotra and Rahul Lakha of DRV DAV Centenary Public School, Phillaur
13 Jaipur May 02, 2016, 10:00A.M  Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur  Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Dhruv Pathak and Sarthak Agarwal of Vidya Niketan Birla Public School, Pilani
14 Chandigarh May 02, 2016, 10:00A.M  DPS Chandigarh Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Aachman Shekhar and Apala Mandal of DPS Chandigarh
15 Agra May 02, 2016, 10:00A.M  DPS Agra, Shastripuram Amitabh Ranjan
(9102996469)
Eshaa Jain and Anushka Agarwal of Prelude Public School
16 Kota May 03, 2016, 10:00A.M  Lawrence & Mayo Public School, Kota Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Anurag Chaudhary and Manu Chittora of Lawrence & Mayo Public School
17 Shimla May 03, 2016, 10:00A.M DAV, Lakkar Bazaar Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Shiv Tyagi and Karan Pradhan of PPJS Vihar, Durgapur Tallital, Nainital
18 Srinagar June 02, 2016, 10:00A.M  DPS Budgam Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Ahmed Saalim and Farhad Shafi of DPS Budgam
19 Varanasi July 12, 2016, 10:00A.M Sunbeam Academy, Samneghat Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Saatwik Tandon and Pulkit Khare of Tagore Public School, Allahabad
20 Bhopal July 11, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Neelbad Amitabh Ranjan
(9102996469)
Aagosh Chaudhary and Samaksh Dubey of DPS Neelbad
21 Indore July 12, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Indore Amitabh Ranjan
(9102996469)
Mohit Jain and Himali Bhandari of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar
22 Hyderabad July 12, 2016, 10:00A.M Nalla Malla Reddy Foundation School, Divyanagar Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Amit Rajaraman, Bhargava Uppuluri of Delhi Public School, Hyderabad
23 Bengaluru July 14, 2016, 10:00A.M Presidency School Bangalore East  Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Neha Cherian and Aditi Koul of National Public School, Koramangala
24 Mysuru July 15, 2016, 10:00A.M Police Public School, Mahadevapura Main Road, Mysuru Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Mansi Pai, Kiran R. G. of St. Joseph’s Central School, Mysuru
25 Chennai July 25, 2016, 10:00A.M PSBB Senior Secondary School, K K Nagar Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Raghav M and K Shreyas Mahesh of PSBB K K Nagar
26 Coimbatore July 26, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS Coimbatore Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Akash and Ramgopal from DPS Coimbatore
27 Cochin July 28, 2016, 10:00A.M Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Near Kalyan Silk, T D Road,Ernakulam Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Unnikrishnan P V and Aadith V. Menon of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunthura
28 Pune August 01, 2016, 10:00A.M DPS PUNE Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Omkar Joshi and Rajlaxmi Chavan of SES Gurukul School
29 Navi Mumbai August 03, 2016, 10:00A.M  Jaipuriar School, Navi Mumbai Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
C. V. ANANYA, ADITYA MENON, DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, AIROLI
30 Mumbai August 04, 2016, 10:00A.M  Mahapragya Public School, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai Mr Kushagra Singh
(8002222855)
Anmol Kaushik and Tanmay Varade of MKVVIV, Borivali
31 Nasik August 05, 2016, 10:00A.M Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, Shivaji Nagar, Gangapur Road, Nasik NIL Nasik city round has been cancelled due to flood like situation in the town.
32 Kolkata August 09, 2016, 10:00A.M Lakshmipat Singhania Academy Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
 Olana M. Peters and Roshini Chakraborty of La Marteniere for Girls, Kolkata
33 Guwahati August 11, 2016, 10:00A.M MILES BRONSON RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Raj Singh Gaur and Yuvraj Chaudhary of Royal Global School, Guwahati 
34 Vadodara August 22, 2016, 10:00A.M  DPS, KALALI Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Amar Mishra and Prem Thilak of Navrachana School, Sama
35 Surat August 24, 2016, 10:00A.M ALCHEMY SCHOOL, LADVI Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Rishika Sharma and Amit Phaujdar of Lancers Army School
36 Ahmedabad August 26, 2016, 10:00A.M Delhi Public School Bopal Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Harshit Kumar and Aaradhya Vaze of Shanti Asiatic School
37 Bhubaneshwar Sept 02, 2016, 10:00A.M DAV Chandrashekharpur Mr Rajnarayan Singh
(9471734682)
Purjyotiraditya Mishra and Kaustuv Prateeq of DAV Chandrashekharpur

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