Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Margao June Quiz

Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Harsh Hegde
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Leaderboard Challenge - June 11 - content

Semi 1

QM: Nitish Wagle
For Nitish's quiz, click here.

QM: Harsh Hegde


QM: Paul Gatward


Semi 2

QM: Annie Sen Gupta


QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil


QM: Srijit Kumar


Finals

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil


QM: Paul Gatward

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Leaderboard Challenge - June 11 - results

For the last five years, the first special quiz of the SEQC year, following the June monthly, has been the Leaderboard Challenge. The top finishers on the previous year's Leaderboard are made captains and QMs for the day, and the rest of the gathering is divided into teams under them.

For the sake of ease of reporting, I have named each team after its captain.

1. Team Annie - Annie Sen Gupta, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Sahil Ramchandani
2. Team Rajiv - Rajiv D'Silva, Gouthami, Mahesh Prabhu
3. Team Gadgil - Vidyadhar Gadgil, Arvind Sivakumar, Pallavi Dhakne
4. Team Nitish - Nitish Wagle, Nathan Moniz, Sanjay Parab
5. Team Srijit - Srijit Kumar, Anjali Dar Sen Gupta, Omkar Churi
6. Team Paul - Paul Gatward, Madhura Chakraborty, Viola Rodrigues
7. Team Kanchan - Kanchan Gatward, Rahul Kakodkar, Rohit Koshy
8. Team Harsh - Harsh Hegde, Devadas Krishnan, Shubham Tiwari

Semi 1
QMs: Rajiv D'Silva, Nitish Wagle, Harsh Hegde, Paul Gatward
1st: Team Annie - 195 points
2nd: Team Srijit - 85 points
3rd: Team Gadgil - 65 points
4th: Team Kanchan - 40 points

Through to the Finals: Teams Annie and Srijit

Semi 2
QMs: Annie Sen Gupta, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Kanchan Gatward, Srijit Kumar
1st: Team Nitish - 145 points
2nd: Team Harsh - 140 points
3rd: Team Rajiv and Team Paul - 130 points

Through to the Finals: Teams Nitish and Harsh

Finals
QMs: Kanchan Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Paul Gatward
1st: Team Annie - 230 points
2nd: Team Harsh - 181 points
3rd: Team Nitish - 130 points
4th: Team Srijit - 100 points

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Quizzers of the Year 9

As is our wont on anniversaries, during the break in the June monthly quiz, we handed out a couple of awards. One of them was a new idea -- to have a Junior Quizzer of the Year award, to be presented to the school or college quizzer who has the highest ranking in the year's Leaderboard. We had the idea rather late in the day, and so there was no trophy. That will happen from Year 10 onwards. This year, having to satisfy himself with some arbit prize, was a kid who's come a long way over the years, and who's done very well throughout the year, not least in leading his team of younglings to a third-place finish in the Decade-nce series that concluded in May -- Harsh Hegde.

Harsh gets his just rewards
The Quizzer of the Year award was retained by a man at the other end of the age spectrum, the very epitome of bearded intellectualism, the grouch with the slouch, the man who puts the red in well-read, Vidyadhar Gadgil.

The Captain of Cool gets his, from a most bewildered kid