#TASCON16 - Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge

The previously held #SourcingContest had its grand finale at #TASCON15 with the conduction of the Mega Sourcing Contest. Similarly the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge was the grand finale to the two Sourcing Premier League Challenges (#SPL1 & #SPL2) that were conducted prior to #TASCON16.

Sourcing ADDA (@SourcingAdda) as a  Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Community have been proud hosts of #TASCON15 & #TASCON16, 12 Sourcing Contests (#SourcingContest, Apr’14 to Mar’15), the Mega Sourcing Contest, the Sourcing Premier Leagues (#SPL1 & #SPL2) and now with the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge success.   

Sourcing Premier League

The Sourcing Premier Leagues (#SPL1 & #SPL2) which were hosted was a continuation to our previously held #SourcingContest with its grand finale being Mega Sourcing Contest live at #TASCON15. Similarly the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge was held live at #TASCON16.

Crack the code contest

The #SPL Challenge started on June 5, 2015 with a crack the code contest wherein the contestants had to send their responses to the email ID cracked as the 2nd part to the contest. And below are the details to the same.


The Tagline read, “IPL is over…. To reveal what?s next Crack the Code…”

Cracking the Code



  1. Use the initials of the three words to complete the Email ID: ___@sourcingadda.com
  2. Submit the code to the same Email ID
  3. The first 10 submissions will get 5 Bonus Points in the #SPL Challenge to be held.

The puzzler if solved correctly completed the Email ID (___@sourcingadda.com) to which the responses had to be sent. Upon cracking the code the contestants had to send their responses to that Email Id (spl@sourcingadda.com).  

The icing on the cake was the 5 Bonus points that the first 10 submissions received at the start of the #SPL making them ahead of the rest of their competitors. The participants that received these points were marked by an “*” against the names of the contestants and the company they represented. The contestants that received these bonus points were revealed at the end of each of the challenges #SPL 1 & #SPL2 on the Individual as well as the Company LeaderBoards.  

SPL1 and SPL2

Prior to the start of #SPL we hosted 2 webinars on the skills required to boost success. #SPL 1 began in June 2015 and ended in September 2015. #SPL 2 began in Nov 2015 and ended in March 2016. Both #SPL1 and #SPL2 each had 3 identical levels with the same format.

Level 1 comprised of 50 questions (1 point each, total 50 points)

Level 2 comprised of 15 questions (5 points, total 75 points)

Level 3 comprises of a combination of 4 search questions (35 points) and 6 descriptive questions (65 points) hence 10 Questions (Total 100 Points)

There were 2 types of LeaderBoards for the participants to refer to and watch their progress.

One was an Individual LeaderBoard and the other was a Company LeaderBoard. We had two LeaderBoards so that the individuals could track their performance at an Individual level and even at a Company level.   

The winners of the #SPL1 won an iPad 3 each and would not be taken into consideration if they win #SPL2 as well, in order to give others an opportunity to win. While the #SPL2 winners won an iPad 4 each.  Each one of them gained entry into the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge.

Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge

Sourcing Adda hosted two Sourcing Premier Leagues (#SPL1 & #SPL2). The SPL that began in July 2015 ended in March 2016. The 3 winners from each of the two Leagues participated in the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge which brings the total to 6 contestants. We even had two more addition to this challenge. These were the Surprise Entries called the Wild Card entries that were selected live at #TASCON16.

Each of these contestants got the opportunity to compete with each other in the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge scheduled for April 2016 to win exciting prizes live at #TASCON16.

Contestant Lists

Chinmay Chavan was the host. Prior to the Challenge the contestants were nervous, anxious, scared & excited all at once. You’d know the feeling if you’ve had an opportunity to participate in one especially, for the two Wild Card entries i.e. Tatyasaheb Kolage (@Tatya_Kolage) & Rakesh Suvare. It all sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it?  The same was the story of the Sourcing Premier League Challenge qualifiers we had from several companies such as…


SPL Winners


Ritesh Madraswala



Anju Rai



Ashish Peshave


ZS Associates

Roland Pavamani



Aparna Agrawal



Kiran Paratane


Helix Recruiting

Wild Card Entries  

Tatyasaheb Kolage

Mega SPL Challenge

Helix Recruiting

Rakesh Suvare

Mega SPL Challenge

Helix Recruiting


In this challenge the previous 3 winners of the two Sourcing Premier Leagues (#SPL1 & #SPL2) competed with each other and the wild card entry contestants to win the Mega Sourcing Premier League Challenge.  The wild card entry contestants were picked from a pool of the previously held Sourcing Mega contest participants hosted by Chinmay Chavan (@SourcingNinja).

Final Decision

At the end of the event the winners of the Sourcing Premier League were presented with trophies for two levels categorised into the Individual LeaderBoard and the Company LeaderBoard.

On the Individual LeaderBoard the #SPL1 winners were Ritesh Madraswala the Winner, Anju Rai was the Second runner up and Ashish Peshave was the Third runner up. Similarly for #SPL2 Roland Pavamani was the Winner, Aparna Agrawal came in Second and Kiran Paratane came in Third.

On the Company LeaderBoard we had Helix Recruiting as the Second runner up, ZS Associates as the Third runner up and the winners were Capgemini for #SPL1.  Along the same lines we had Helix Recruiting as  the Second runner up, the Third runner up wasn’t present hence we proceeded to the winners for #SPL2 and once again it was Capgemini.

Unfortunately the Sourcing Premier League Challenge wasn’t solved as planned by the organisers due to the difficulty level in spite of the contestants putting in their very best efforts. The challenge wasn’t completed as expected hence the team decided to reward the first individual to solve the 2nd milestone correctly. Therefore Ritesh Madraswala was declared the winner and presented with a Trophy and a Digital Camera as a gift.

To those who were present, it’s safe to say that overall it was an amazing challenge where the participants put in their best efforts and was enjoyed by all participants including the host. The competitors displayed great sportsmanship and were not defeated just yet. The attendees enjoyed #TASCON16 and were eagerly waiting for their next challenge and #TASCON17 to add to their knowledge. Overall it was a grand success, if you’d like to get updates to our upcoming events and activities it is absolutely essential that you follow us @SourcingAdda right now!


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