The stage is all set for the tussle of grey cells in the city with ‘The Hindu Young World Quiz 2011', the 12th edition of the multi-city school quiz coming to the city on Tuesday.

A total of 690 students constituting 345 teams representing 92 schools are already in the fray to wrest the grand prize and book a berth in the national finals. Students from Tiruchi, Karur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam and Karaikal will contest in the regional round of the quiz, a newspaper in education (NIE) initiative of The Hindu.

For students who missed to register, spot registration would be allowed at Vasantham Hall, Hotel Sangam, the venue of the quiz. Students should bring their school identity card with a bonafide certificate signed by the principal for spot registrations. Any two students (Class VII to IX) from the same school can form a team and a maximum of four teams are allowed per school.

Students who have registered already should carry their entry cards attached to the invitation letter. Participants should report in school uniform at the venue at 1 p.m. Quiz master V.V. Ramanan will host the quiz and P.Sai Sharan, title winner, Super Singer Season 3, will distribute the prizes. Entry is free and all participants will receive certificates.

Six finalists will compete in the regional finals that will follow the preliminary written round commencing at 2 p.m. The winning teams would qualify for the grand finale at Thiruvananthapuram on November 14.

Velammal Education Trust is the title sponsor of the quiz. Extramarks Education Pvt Ltd and Indian Overseas Bank are the associate sponsors.

The national sponsors are Black Thunder, Gold Winner, Amway, Vizag Steel Plant, Maggi Noodles, Wilco Picture Library, Firefox Bikes, Reynold, Funfills, Success Note Books, Cricket and Penguin Books. Real Fruit Juice is the beverage sponsor and Bisleri, the water sponsor.

The event is managed by I Ads and Events. The regional sponsors are Sky to Sea Tours n Travels, Shree Nakodaa, Brilliant Tutorials, Elite Enterprises, Eagle Controls and Veebooshas.