Friday, January 29, 2010
Date: 6th February 2010
Time: 2 pm
QM: Jai Kishore
Venue: LT-2, BITS Pilani - Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
Participation: Open to all, in teams of 3
Prizes: Worth 15k
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
1st: Shashwat Salgaonkar & Gauri Kenkre (Mushtifund High School) - 100
2nd:Samyak & Atharv Joshi (KV, INS Mandovi) - 65
3rd:Rahul Sabnis & Kunal Naik (Sharada Mandir School) - 45
4th:Anurag Panicker & Tanmay Naik (Navy Children's School) - 40
5th:Vaibhavi Prabhudesai & Julian D'Costa (Vidya Vikas Academy) and Varun Devjani & Mohnish Sardessai (Sharada Mandir School) - 5
Time: Spot registrations open at 9 am. Prelims will begin at 9.30 am.
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Venue: 5th Floor, Mushtifund High School, near Mahalaxmi Temple, Panaji
Participation: Separate quizzes for school students in two groups -- Standards 5 to 7 and 8 to 10. Teams of three, mixed teams allowed.
Prizes: Sponsored by Baskin Robbins ice-creams
To pre-register, fill in the forms at your school, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Date: 26th January 2010
Time: 9 am
Venue: Goa University Ground, Bambolim
Participation: Open to all
For details & queries, call Mahesh on 9823010242.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Time: Registrations open at 2.30 pm. Prelims will begin at 3 pm.
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Venue: Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji
Participation: Students up to class IX in teams of two.
Prizes: 1st - Rs. 10,000, 2nd - Rs. 6,000, 3rd - Rs. 3,000, 4th - Rs. 2000.
Friday, January 8, 2010
1st: Nitiksh Srivastava & Pooja Kamath (GIM) - 100
2nd: Adish Talwadker & Anant Lawande (GMC) - 45
3rd: Ajay Parasuraman & Sunil Thomas (BITS) - 40
4th: Akhil Kamat & Vijay Kulkarni (GIM) + Omkar Rege & Vinayak Mahale (Don Bosco) - 25
6th: Ralph da Silva & Vibhav Kamat (Dempo) - 20
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Lucy James, Paola Mambro, Sanchita Rodrigues, Sarajit Sen, Tallulah D'Silva - 120
2nd: Ashray Adappa, Jatan Rodrigues, Jayant Karn, Mariette Correa, Rajiv D'Silva, Sunil Sardessai - 105
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Mahesh Prabhu, Raj Kunkolienkar, Reuben Rodrigues, Vernon Fernandes, Vidyadhar Gadgil - 85
4th: Adish Talwadker, Akash Kulkarni, Anant Lawande, Anjana Sen, Leroy Veloso, Neville Monteiro, Shubham Tiwari, Soraya Mukherjee, Trusha Ganesh - 80
5th: Akshay Mysore, Amit Shet, Anil Rodrigues, C. G. Nitash, C. G. Niyati, Prateek Nayak, K. S. Reshika - 60
6th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Bennita Ganesh, Jayanti Manohar, Nikhil Arolkar, P. D. Mukherjee, Sachin Chatte, Sunaina Sen, Sunil Nayak - 50
The next monthly will be held on the 7th of February, Rajiv D'Silva will QM.
Monday, January 4, 2010
In SEQC we have been very fortunate, with QMs like Annie, Rajiv and Harsh providing top-class treats, and the newer QMs dishing out groovy fare as well. But one of the very best SEQC quizzes, IMHO, was the one provided by cho-chweet Navin Pai, one of our younger members, on Sunday, 3 January 2010.
On all the above-mentioned counts, Navin scored high, setting a high bar for others to aim at. The questions were challenging, and when some answers were provided, people said, "Wow" -- for example, the first question on TASER (Navin was confident enough about this deceptively easy-looking question to write 'gotcha' on the slide) and the question on henna. For many of the questions, you felt that you knew the answer but didn't come close (TASER qualifies on this count too, as does 'Les Horribles Cernettes').
Great going, Navin, and we expect to see more of you in your QM avatar!
Okay, now that I've got all this rubbish out of the way, let's cut to the chase and start grouching. One wishes that our young QMs would conduct their quizzes standing up -- it makes things go better, as well as being more respectful to the audience. Also, turkeys like the connect about Star TV channels should be directed to Arul Mani for inclusion in Go Ogle and not inflicted on SEQC. Furthermore, QMs -- if male -- must dress properly, with a suit and tie and well-polished shoes.
(The remaining 3000 words of this grouch will be posted when I have time. While I write it, searching for suitably scathing remarks to put young upstart Navin properly in his place, go and try the quiz.)