Monday, January 31, 2011

Quark Open Quiz

Date: 5th February 2011
Time: 2 pm
QM: Jaikishore Sharma
Flavour: Science, Technology & Business
Venue: LT-1, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, NH 17B, Zuari Nagar
Participation: Teams of three. Open to all.

More details here.

SEQC February Quiz

Date: 6th February 2011
Time: 5 pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Venue: CCP Hall, 2nd Floor, CCP Building, Opp. Cafe Central, Panaji
Participation: Open

Margao January Quiz Results

QM: Abhijeet Virginkar

1st: Amar Shetty, Edward Fernandez, Francis Fernandez, Rajiv D'Silva, Santosh Gaunkar, Terrence D'Costa - 180
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Blessie James, Julian D'Costa, Karthik Iyer - 130
3rd: [Balasubramaniam Iyer, Danny Travasso, Ira Almeida D'Costa, Kenneth D'Silva, Mahesh Prabhu, Prashant Naik, Viola Rodrigues] & [Jose Lourenco, Kumar Ramamurthy, Paola Mambro, V. R. Muralidharan] - 80
5th: [John Vaz, Jyoti Naik, Kiril Vaz, Lewis Da Silva, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Vaibhav Koya] & [Anjali Sen Gutpa, Deepa Muralidharan, Prashant Maurya, Royston D'Souza, Sairaj Phaldessai] - 50

The next Margao SEQC quiz will be held on the 26th of February, to be hosted by Dr. V. R. Muralidharan.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wake Up And Smell The Iodex

Notwithstanding the widespread devastation caused by last year's cricket match, SEQC will hold its annual cricket match this Sunday. Luckily, most people don't need their hamstrings to quiz, or mass absenteeism would prevail in the months to follow.
Following the match, we shall all repair to Bambolim Beach for drinks, lunch and a swim, not necessarily in that order.

Date: Sunday, 30 Jan 2011
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Goa University Ground, Bambolim. The one near the International Hostel, not the one that was used last year.
Participation: Open to all
Bring Your Own: Hat, glares, sunscreen, swimsuit, trunks. Cricket equipment, snacks, water, glucose and Iodex will be provided for.

SEQC MusiQuiz Results

QM: Sachin Chatte (with a little help from his friends - Anil & Jatan Rodrigues)

1st: The Wham Wannabes (Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Lucano Alvares) - 110
2nd: The Grateful Dads (Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Rajiv D'Silva) - 85
3rd: The Muffin Men (Ajachi Chakrabarti & Varun M.) - 80
4th: The Outsiders (Sajid Ahmed & Upesh Pradhan) & Uncle John's Band (Anjali Sen Gupta & P.D. Mukherjee) - 65
6th: Charles Fernandes & John Vaz - 40

Margao chapter of SEQC to make its debut

Re-posting this, so it reappears at the top of the blog page. Directions and a map have been added on.

Saturday, 29 Jan 2011
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, Margao
Flavour: General
QM: Abhijeet Virginkar
Participation: Open to all, entry free
Status: Points on leaderboard on par with regular monthly meets

Directions: From Panjim/Cortalim take the NH17 to Margao. Just outside Margao, you will pass the Kadamba Bus Stand on your left. Go straight past Colva circle into Margao town. The road turns left and goes past the Holy Spirit Church. Just after the church, turn right, proceed for 100 metres, you will see the Hospicio Hospital to your left. The Urban Health Centre is bang opposite the Hospital.

For those coming by bus, take any bus from the Margao KTC bus stand to the Municipal Market or Kamat Hotel or old bus stand and get down at Hospicio Hospital. Shuttle buses from Panjim or Vasco come directly to the Hospicio Hospital.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Setting questions to music

During this quiz, when someone asks 'What's the score?' it might not be the points tally they are talking about. Movie man Sachin Chatte brings his wide-ranging knowledge of music to the table in setting what will hopefully become another SEQC staple.

Wednesday (also Republic Day), Jan 26, 2011
Time: Registration 5:00 pm, prelims 5.30pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Flavour: Music in all its forms
QM: Sachin Chatte, with assistance from Anil Rodrigues
Participation: Open, for teams of two

To pre-register, please e-mail

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Introducing - SEQCm

The Madgaonkars in SEQC have had enough of all this driving 35 kms to and fro every time we Ponjekars decide to have a quiz and have decided to give us a taste of our own medicine. The Margao chapter/branch/offshoot of SEQC will be launched this month-end, so lets all be there to support it.

Saturday, 29 Jan 2011
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, Margao
Flavour: General
QM: Abhijeet Virginkar
Participation: Open

PS: In case anybody was wondering, SEQCm quizzes will be treated on par with the SEQC Monthly quizzes as far as leaderboard points is concerned, so that's another incentive, if one was needed, to make the trip.

Twenty Paces - Round 2 Results

Here are the results of Round 2 matches held last Sunday:

1. Anant Lawande (6) bt Sunil Sardessai (3)
2. Adish Talwadker (7) bt Kunal Naik (3)
3. Leroy Veloso (6) bt Shubham Tiwari (4)
4. Valmiki Naik (2) bt Prajakt Kamat (-1)
5. Aniruddha Sen Gupta (9) bt Shaswat Salgaonkar (3)
6. Paul Gatward bt Akash Kulkarni (Walkover)
7. Anurag Panicker (5) bt Sachin Chatte (3)
8. Anjali Sen Gupta (5) bt Paola Mambro (3)

This means the quarterfinal line-up has now been decided. Check the draw to see who locks horns with who. The last leg of the quiz will take place on the 20th of February.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twenty Paces - Round 2

Twenty Paces moves into the next phase this Sunday with the following quizzers facing-off against each other in Round 2 matches:
1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta vs Shaswat Salgaonkar
2. Leroy Veloso vs Shubham Tiwari
3. Akash Kulkarni vs Paul Gatward
4. Anjali Sen Gupta vs Paola Mambro
5. Prajakt Kamat vs Valmiki Naik
6. Anant Lawande vs Sunil Sardessai
7. Adish Talwadker vs Kunal Naik
8. Anurag Panicker vs Sachin Chatte

Any no-shows will mean a walkover for one's opponent, so all the participants had better make sure they're there.

Date: 16th January 2011
Time: 5 pm. Please be at the venue by 4.45 pm.
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.

Monday, January 10, 2011

SEQC January Quiz - Results

QMs: Atharv Joshi & Raj Kunkolienkar

1st: Abhijeet Virginkar, Akash Kulkarni, Anurag Panicker, Mahesh Prabhu, Pranab Mukherjee, Rajiv D'Silva, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Taran Mukherjee - 235
2nd: Ajachi Chakrabarti, Akshay Rege, Conrad Fernandes, Kunal Naik, Paola Mambro, Tracy Eaton - 230
3rd: Aditya Ramani, Ajay Parasuraman, Julian D'Costa, Kanchan Gatward, Leroy Veloso, Mohnish Sardessai, Nitish Fatarpekar, Sachin Chatte - 225
4th: Anand Shankar, Joshan Abraham, Kiril Vaz, Rajesh Panicker, Sunil Thomas - 200
5th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashin George, Blessie James, Ira Almeida-D'Costa, Maguesh Sonawane, Shridhar Ramachandran, Shubham Tiwari, Sohag Sen, Soham Gaunekar - 190
6th: Agastya Keni, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Anmol Naik, Jatan Rodrigues, Jayant Karn, Paul Gatward, Sunil Sardessai, Suyash Kamat - 170

The next monthly quiz will be held on the 6th of February, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Two Half-Tickets, One Quiz

SEQC kicks off the new year by handing over the reins to two fresh-faced kids. Atharv & Raj gave us a taste of what they can cook up on the Road Trip, here's where they dish out a more complete spread.

Date: 9th January 2011
Time: 5 pm
QM: Atharv Joshi & Raj Kunkolienkar
Flavour: General
Venue: CCP Hall, 2nd Floor, CCP Building, Opp. Cafe Central, Panaji
Participation: Open