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‘Masterminds’ win CASA quiz competition

The winning team - ‘Masterminds’
The winning team - ‘Masterminds’

The inaugural CASA Open Quiz 2018 conducted by the Young Shipping Professionals of CASA (Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents) in collaboration with the International Quizzing Association (SL branch) was held at the BMICH recently.

Thirty-four teams covering various industry sectors such as Logistics and Transportation, Liner Shipping, Banking and Financial Institutes, Schools and Educational Institutes and Independent Teams and Other Commercial Establishments took part.

The quiz competition was an open event, covering a wide range of topics including current affairs, international trade, sports, games, entertainment, history, science and technology and general knowledge and IQ.

The winner of the quiz was an independent team, ‘Masterminds’, which won Rs 150,000 in cash and a Gold award, followed by the young schoolboys of Ananda College, Colombo 10 who came as runners-up bagging prize money of Rs. 75,000 along with Silver Award.

The third place was awarded to another individual team, ‘Declining Returns’ who also walked away with prize money of Rs 50,000 and the Bronze award respectively.

Apart from the overall winners there was recognition for the respective sector/industry winners who received a trophy and the winners were:

* Independent Teams and Other Commercial Establishments - The Masterminds

* Schools and Educational Institutes - Ananda College

* Banking and Financial Institutes - Peoples Bank

* Logistics and Transportation - SAGT

* Liner Shipping - Maersk Lanka

Quiz Master and the head of IQA Sri Lanka branch, Ruwan Senanayake said, “Young Shipping Professionals of CASA, a dynamic group of young industry professionals with the noble intention of capacity building as well as enhancing camaraderie organized the CASA Open Quiz 2018 in an excellent manner.

“This being a quiz open to all, they were able to fill a niche that was vacant for some time - viz. an open quiz conducted according to international quizzing rules and standards.

“As the head of International Quizzing Association (IQA) Sri Lanka chapter, I am extremely happy to have been associated with the dynamic team of YSP of CASA from the inception. I also thank YSP of CASA for teaming up with IQA in our endeavor to promote Quizzing as a mind sport in Sri Lanka,” he said.

Chairman YSP, Navin Perera thanked all the participants and the sponsors for their overwhelming response to participate and support the event and assured that this would be an annual event in the CASA event calendar for the quiz enthusiasts in the Island.

The event was sponsored by Spectra Logistics and GAC Group of Companies Sri Lanka, with CINEC Maritime Campus, South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT), Expo Lanka Freight and Hemas Maritime as the co-sponsors.