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Abhra-Souvik duo wins sports quiz contest
Sports reporter

Prize winners pose for photographs with guests in the closing ceremony of the Pulin Das memorial sports quiz competition in Guwahati, on Monday.
 GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Abhra Das and Souvik Bhattacharyya clinch the title in the 1st Pulin Das Memorial Open Prize- money Sports Quiz Competition held at the Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir here today.

The event was organised by the Guwahati Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) where 37 teams took part. Mridul Ram Kalita and Tribunjyoti Sarmawon the second position while the team of Bibhuti Handique and Angshuman Das bagged the third position.

Quiz masters Dipankar Koushik and Dilip Sarma conducted the event while Sayantan Saikia was the scorer.

The finals were an eight- round affair comprising three dry rounds, two video rounds, one rapid fire and three buzzer rounds.

After conducting a preliminary round, six teams were selected for final round.

In the closing function Nabajyoti Kalita, general secretary, GLTA, welcomed the gathering. Former national tennis champion Susan Das Choudhury, president of the All India Sports Journalists Federation Subodh Malla Barua, journalist Pronoy Bordoloi and Manju Das were felicitated on the occasion where they also handed over the prizes.

The top three winning teams were presented cash award of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively along with trophies. Cash awards of Rs 2000 each were presented to the fourth to sixth position holders.

Earlier in the inaugural function, floral tributes were paid to the eminent sports organiser Pulin Das by all the gathering present. The competition was declared open by Anirban Das, president, GLTA by lighting the traditional lamp.

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