Sunday, December 23, 2012

SEQCm December

Date: 29th December 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Nathan Moniz
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Game Theory - Results

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Mahesh Prabhu & Rajiv D'Silva - 55
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Jack Sukhija - 50
3rd: Amit Shet & Suraj Kamat - 40
4th: Lynn Barreto Miranda & Sanjay Parab - 35
5th: Adish Talwadker & Anant Lawande - 20
6th: Ameya Mardolkar & Rohit Bhandiye - -10

The Duos Cup - Final results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 70 + tie-breaker
2nd: Julian D'Costa & V.R. Muralidharan - 70 + tie-breaker
3rd: Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle - 70 + tie-breaker
4th: Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar - 70
5th: Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar - 35
6th: Zibane Paes & Lynn Barreto Miranda - 20

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Duos Cup - Final

Date: 19th December 2012
Time: 6.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Municipal Garden, Panjim
Participating duos:
Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle
Zibane Paes & Lynn Barreto Miranda
Julian D'Costa & V.R. Muralidharan
Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar
Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar

Game Theory - The Sports Quiz

Date: 19th December 2012
Time: 5.30 pm. Please be there by 5.15
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: Sports
Venue: Municipal Garden, Panjim
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two. Registration on the spot.

Monday, December 10, 2012

MindSweep & Mega-Whats - Scores

Mindsweep 2.0

QMs: Arul Mani, Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijaykumar, Navin Rajaram
Proctor: Shaila De Souza
Scores:
1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 64
2. Rajiv D'Silva - 45
3. Julian D'Costa - 31
4. V. R. Muralidharan - 30
5. Nitish Wagle - 17
6. Atharv Joshi - 14
7. Viola Rodrigues - 13
8. Nikhil Shirsat - 5

Mega-Whats 2012

QMs: Arun Hiregange, Kiran Vijaykumar
Proctor: Ira Almeida
Scores:
1. Feni, Vidi, Vici, Waggly (Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nitish Wagle, Rajiv D'Silva, V. R. Muralidharan) - 56
2. The Young and the Bald (Atharv Joshi, Julian D'Costa, Shaswat Salgaoncar, Sunil Sardessai) - 31
3. Blank (Shubham Tiwari, Viola Rodrigues) - 15
4. The Metasuitic Macaques (Akshay Rege, Namrata Pai, Nitish Fatarpekar, Rahul Padgaonkar) - 13
5. Four Boys (Harsh Hegde, Leander Paes, Sahil Ramchandani, Zibane Paes) - 10
6. Jurassic Sparks (Ashwin Mascarenhas, Ayush Kanyal, Chaitanya Naik, C. H. Siddhant) - 10
7. Jeevan & Co. (Jeevan Naik, Kishor Naik, Rohil Paes, Savio Paes) - 4
8. Geniuses (Abhay, Akshay, Shambu, Siddhant) - 1

All scores are subject to final ratification by the KQA politburo. Finalized comprehensive scores will be up on the KQA website in due course.

Goa Quiz

QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda
Flavour: Goa
All other details in the poster.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SEQC December - Results

QM: Ameya Mardolkar

1st: Anil Rodrigues, Kunal Naik, Lara Pereira, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Neil Khera, Srijit Kumar - 140
2nd: [Abhijeet Virgincar, Mahesh Prabhu, Nitish Fatarpekar, Nitish Wagle, Sapana KC, Shrijana KC] & [Conrad Fernandes, Deepa Nair, Manas Hadkar, Rajiv D'Silva, Umang Nair, Yash Pathak] - 125
4th: Atharv Joshi, Jatan Rodrigues, Nikhil Shirsat, Sunil Sardessai, Viola Rodrigues - 115
5th: Anjali Sengupta, Nalin Khera, Paola Mambro, Tanmay Naik, Veenu Vas,Vijay Oli - 100
6th: Aniruddha Sengupta, Gaurav Pednekar, Kedar Naik, Macbeth Fernandes, Mohnish Sardessai, Yash Redkar - 85

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 6th of January 2013, to be hosted by Nitish Wagle.

QuizDubai Solo - Results

Set by: Dr. Chandra Shekhar
Proctored by: Ira Almeida (Margao) & Mahesh Prabhu (Panjim)


1 Aniruddha Sengupta 37
2 Rajiv D'Silva 34
3 Julian D'Costa 29
4 V. R. Muralidharan 26
5 Nitish Wagle 19
6 Kunal Naik 16
7 Anjali Sengupta 15
8 Tarun Mascarenhas 15
9 Viola Rodrigues 15
10 Nathan Moniz 13
11 Srijit Kumar 13
12 Ameya Mardolkar 12
13 Atharv Joshi 12
14 Suraj Kamat 11
15 Ciano Fernandes 9
16 Nikhil Shirsat 8
17 Sunil Sardessai 8
18 Conrad Fernandes 7
19 Nalin Khera 7
20 Sahil Ramchandani 7
21 Sairaj Phaldesai 7
22 Amar Shetty 6
23 Deepa Muralidharan 6
24 Neil Khera 6
25 Savio Victoria 6
26 Zibane Paes 6
27 Nitish Fatarpekar 5
28 Sushila Mendes 5
29 Harsh Hegde 4

Complete results will be out in due course on www.quizdubai.com

SEQCm November - Results

QM: Harsh Hegde

1st: Lynn Barretto Miranda, Nathan Moniz, Rajiv D'Silva, Sanjay Parab, Vikram D'Silva - 175
2nd: Kedar Naik, Suraj Kamat, Tanmay Naik, Viraj Naik, V. R. Muralidharan, Zibane Paes - 125
3rd: [Atharv Joshi, Ira Almeida, Kalpana Satarkar, Lara Pereira, Paul Gatward, Sahil Ramchandani] & [Julian D'Costa, Leander Paes, Nitish Wagle, Savio Victoria, Tarun Mascarenhas] - 105

Friday, November 30, 2012

Bring Your Own Aspirin

Shiver me timbers. The Karnataka Quizzing Association's international solo written quiz MindSweep and Mega-Whats, the national team quiz, will be held on the same day this year. Not to worry, we have qualified doctors in the SEQC fold, and some of us know a rudimentary version of CPR. We will also have head-massagers, alcoholic beverages and sensory-deprivation chambers within easy reach should it be required. But bring your own aspirin.

Mindsweep 2.0
Date: 9th December 2012
Time: 9.45 am
Set by: Navin Rajaram, Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani
Proctored by: Shaila De Souza
Format: Written, solo. 200 questions to be answered in 2 hours. Ouch.
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Pre-registration is essential. To register and for more details on the format, click here.

Mega-Whats 2012
Date: 9th December 2012
Time: 2.45 pm
Set by: Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar
Proctored by: Ira Almeida
Format: Written
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Teams of four members each. Pre-registration is essential. To register and for more details, click here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dubai Quiz Club Solo Quiz

Date: 2nd December 2012
Time: 3.15 pm
Set by: Dr. Chandra Shekar of the Dubai Quiz Club
Proctored by: Mahesh Prabhu in Panjim and Ira Almeida in Margao
Format: Written, solo. 90 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
Venue:
Panjim - Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Margao - Urban Health Centre, Opp. Hospicio
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Pre-registration is essential. To register, send a mail to seqcgoa@gmail.com.

SEQC December

Date: 2nd December 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Ameya Mardolkar
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NWWA Mandovi Quiz

As part of the Navy Day celebrations, the Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) Mandovi is organising the NWWA Mandovi Quiz, an inter-school quiz competition. Teams have been invited from schools across Goa, and 20-plus teams have been registered.

Others are welcome to attend as audience, but prior notification is required due to security reasons. If you would like to be there, please send mail to seqcgoa@gmail.com by 5pm on November 28. We will forward the list to NWWA, and only those on the list will be allowed inside the base (you'll have to bring some photo ID).

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: Teams to log in by 9.30am (buses depart from KTC Panjim and near Betim jetty by 9.15). Prelims begin 10am. Finals scheduled for 11am.
Venue: Tarang Auditorium, INS Mandovi
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Participation: Restricted to school students of up to Class XII, in teams of 4 (only one team per school). Pre-registration essential. 

St. Xavier's School Quiz

Date: 28th November 2012
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Ameya Mardolkar
Flavour: General
Venue: St. Xavier's College, Mapusa
Participation: For students of Class X and below, in teams of two each.
Spot registrations accepted provided teams come with the entry form duly filled and signed. The entry form can be downloaded here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

SEQCm November

Date: 24th November 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Harsh Hegde
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

The Duos Cup - Semi Final Results

Semi Final 1:
1st: Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle - 60
2nd: Nitish Fatarpekar & Paul Gatward - 50
3rd: Zibane Paes & Lynn Barretto Miranda - 40
4th: Julian D'Costa & V. R. Muralidharan - 35 (on a tie-breaker)
5th: Nathan Moniz & Lucano Alvares - 35
6th: Mohnish Sardessai & Sunil Sardessai - 20

Semi Final 2:
1st: Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sengupta - 60
2nd: Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar - 50
3rd: Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar - 40
4th: Tarun Mascarenhas & Rahul Mascarenhas - 25 (on a tie-breaker)
5th: R. Samyak & R. Krishnagopal - 25

Top 3 in each semi go through to the final, to be held on the 16th of December.

SEQCm October monthly content

Here is the content of the quiz conducted in Margao by Suraj Kamat:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Navy Week School Quiz

Organized by: Naval Aircraft Servicing Development Organization
Date: 21st November 2012
Time: 9.00 am
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General, with a smattering of questions on the Indian Armed Forces
Venue: Rajhans Auditorium, Dabolim
Participation: Open to students of class VIII-XII, in teams of 2. To participate, call Cdr Sunil Kudalkar on 9158810607.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Announcing the NWWA Mandovi Quiz


The Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA), INS Mandovi, Verem, is organising an inter-school quiz at the INS Mandovi base on November 30, in association with SEQC. Schools have been sent invitations, and close to 20 schools have responded positively. (As for all SEQC co-organised quizzes, 'schools'  include higher secondary institutions, with students up to Standard XII).

The quiz is for teams of four, with each school allowed to send only one team. A teacher from the school will need to accompany the team. Because of security reasons (it is a naval base, after all), as well as to allow transport arrangements to be made, prior information about the participating students and the accompanying teacher has to be given to the organisers from NWWA.

Here's a list of the schools that have confirmed participation.

If you wish to participate, and your school is not on this list, please get in touch with Deepa Bhat Nair at NWWA (phone 09820746061, e-mail deepabhat_nair@hotmail.com), and she will tell you how to proceed.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Duos Cup - Semis


Date: 18th November 2012
Time: 4.00 pm (Please note: not 5 pm as usual)
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, International Centre, Goa
Participating duos:
Julian D'Costa & V. R. Muralidharan
Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar
Zibane Paes & Lynn Barretto Miranda
Nathan Moniz & Lucano Alvares
Akash Sugnani & Sanjay Parab
Tarun Mascarenhas & Rahul Mascarenhas
Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle
Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar
Mohnish Sardessai & Sunil Sardessai
R. Samyak & R. Krishnagopal
Ashwin Mascarenhas & Anjali Sen Gupta

The Duos Cup Semis will be followed by a special Bond Quiz by Jatan Rodrigues. As in the suave super spy, not the debt instrument. This will be open to all.

The Duos Cup - Panjim QF Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

Quarter Final 3:
1st: Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 110
2nd: Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar - 90
3rd: Ashwin Mascarenhas & Anjali Sen Gupta - 40
4th: Nitish Fatarpekar & Paul Gatward - 20
5th: Julian Fernandes & Conrad Fernandes - 10

Quarter Final 4:
1st: [R. Samyak & R. Krishnagopal] & [Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle] - 90
3rd: Mohnish Sardessai & Sunil Sardessai - 35
4th: [Agastya Keni & Mahesh Prabhu] & [Zeyn Jaswal & Sirish Nimmagadda] - 30

Top 3 from both QFs go through to the Semis.

The Duos Cup - Margao QF Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

Quarter Final 1:
1st: Nathan Moniz & Lucano Alvares - 85
2nd: Tarun Mascarenhas & Rahul Mascarenhas - 80
3rd: Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar - 40
4th: Vikram D'Silva & Prashant Naik - 20
5th: Sahil Ramchandani & Suraj Kamat - 0

Quarter Final 2:
1st: Julian D'Costa & V. R. Muralidharan - 90
2nd: Zibane Paes & Lynn Barretto Miranda - 55
3rd: Akash Sugnani & Sanjay Parab - 30 (won on a tie-break)
4th: Harsh Hegde & Savio Victoria - 30

Top 3 in both QFs go through to the Semis.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Duos Cup - Opening Skirmishes

Margao Round:
Date: 10th November 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, Opp. Hospicio, Margao
Participating duos:
Julian D'Costa & Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Akshay Rege & Ameya Mardolkar
Harsh Hegde & Savio Victoria
Sahil Ramchandani & Suraj Kamat
Zibane Paes & Lynn Barretto Miranda
Ved Dubhashi & Prashant Naik
Manas Hadkar & Lara Pereira
Lucano Alvares & Nathan Moniz
Shivlay Nayak & Sanjay Parab
Tarun Mascarenhas & Rahul Mascarenhas

Panjim Round:
Date: 11th November 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participating duos:
Jatan Rodrigues & Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Kunal Naik & Nitish Wagle
Tanmay Naik & Srijit Kumar
Mohnish Sardessai & Sunil Sardessai
Nitish Fatarpekar & Paul Gatward
R. Samyak & R. Krishnagopal
Julian Fernandes & Conrad Fernandes
Agastya Keni & Mahesh Prabhu
Ashwin Mascarenhas & Anjali Sen Gupta
Zeyn Jaswal & Sirish Nimmagadda

For an overview of the competition, click here.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

SEQC November - Results

QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly

1st: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Nitish Fatarpekar, Paola Mambro, Prita Sardessai, Rajiv D'Silva, Tallulah D'Silva - 110
2nd: Abhijeet Virginkar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Conrad Fernandes, Gaurav Pednekar, Manas Hadkar, Paresh Navelkar, Yash Latkar - 100
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta, Himanshu Sethi, Nisha Albuquerque, Soham Gaunekar, Sadhika Buddaseth, Srijit Kumar, Tanmay Naik - 80
4th: Kanchan Gatward, Kedar Naik, Kunal Naik, Mohnish Sardessai, Nikhil Shirsat, Paul Gatward, Sunil Sardessai - 60
5th: Ashwin Mysore, C. N. Prabhakar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Nitish Wagle, Sachin Chatte, Sneha Suresh, Suresh Narayan, Viraj Nayak - 50
6th: Julian D'Costa, Julian Fernandes, Lara Pereira, Leroy Veloso, Mahesh Prabhu, Noella Fernandes, Rohan Saxena, Siddesh Pai, Viola Rodrigues - 30

The next Panjim quiz will be held on the 2nd of December, to be hosted by Ameya Mardolkar.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter

Tournament format: 16 duos will make the main draw of the tournament. The championships will feature 4 first round quizzes, 2 semi-finals, and the final.
Match format: Four teams will participate in each quiz. Each quiz will consist of three rounds of 12 questions each, all on the buzzer. The top 2 in each quiz progress to the next round, losers exit the competition.
Key dates:
First round quizzes (Top half of the draw) - 10th November 2012
First round quizzes (Bottom half of the draw) - 11th November 2012
Semis - 18th November 2012
Final - 16th December 2012
Venues: The quiz will kick off on the 10th November at the Urban Health Centre, Margao. Quizzes on 11th & 18th November will be held at the ICG, Dona Paula. The final will be held at the Municipal Garden, Panjim.
QM: Rajiv D'Silva.
Participation: Open to all. Each team will consist of an adult and a child, a child being defined as Class XII and below, and an adult as anybody above that. Prior registration is a must. To register, send an email to rajivdsilva[at]gmail.com. For those who want to participate but can't find a partner of the right age, send a mail requesting to be paired off with someone and we will perform a match-making service for free. The last date for registrations is 4th November 2012. NO registrations will be entertained after that, and NO spot entries will be entertained.

Monday, October 29, 2012

SEQCm October - Results

QM: Suraj Kamat

1st: Akshay Rege, Ameya Mardolkar, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Lara Pereira-Naik, Paul Gatward, Sanjay Parab, Tanmay Naik - 160
2nd: [Akshay Mysore, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Kedar Naik, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Nathan Moniz, Tallulah D'Silva, Viola Rodrigues] & [Harsh Hegde, Kalpana Satarkar, Kanchan Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Terrence D'Costa, Zibane Paes] - 150
4th: Abhijeet Virginkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Rohit Viegas, Sahil Ramchandani, Shaswada Varik, Viraj Nayak - 75

The next Margao monthly will be held on the 24th of November, to be hosted by Harsh Hegde.

SEQC November

Date: 4th November 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Waves Open 2012

Date: 4th November 2012
Time: 12.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: BITS-Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
Participation: Open to all, in teams of three members each

Check the official website for more details
(Update: The quiz will take place on Sunday, not on Saturday as originally published)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Know Panjim? Quiz - Results & Content

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Raunaq Rao - 165
2nd: Lynn Barretto Miranda & Sanjeev Sardessai - 55
3rd: Nitish Wagle & Shridhar Nadkarni - 40
4th: Jason Monserrate & Rodley Nunes - 20
5th: Frederick Noronha & Paola Mambro - 15
6th: Sanchita Rodrigues & Tomas Castro - 10

Prelims sheet:

 

Prelims:



Finals:


Also, Frederick Noronha, that incessant and compulsive chronicler of all things Goan, has uploaded an audio recording of the entire event here.

Know Panjim? Quiz photos

Our first foray in the garden of Eden... oh, sorry, the garden of Garcia Orta, was reasonably fruitful. We partook of the tree of knowledge, and no serpents emerged, which was on the plus side. On the minus, our pleas to let there be light were not adequately heeded. The congregation was small but devoted, and though the Know Panjim? quiz rode well into the valley of shadow, they did not seem to want. Some scenes from the garden of quizly delights:







Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SEQCm October

Date: 27th October 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Suraj Kamat
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Know Panjim?

Date: 20th October 2012
Time: 6.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Panjim
Venue: Garcia de Orta Municipal Garden, Panjim
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two members each.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SEQC October 2012 - content


SEQC October - Results

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Himanshu Sethi, Kedar Naik, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Manas Hadkar, Pranav Khadpe, Tarushka Moniz - 145
2nd: Amita de Sequeira, Ananth Kachroo, Ashwin Mysore, Francis James, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Lara Pereira, Soham Gaunekar, Suraj - 90
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Aum Jadhav, Mahesh Prabhu, Paul Gatward, Rohan Saxena, Satyajit Dey Pereira, Tanmay Pereira Naik - 85
4th: [Amey Parsekar, Anant Kamath, Anil Rodrigues, Kunal Naik, Nihanth Subramanya, Sairaj Khopse, Srijit Kumar, Tara Narayan, Viola Rodrigues] and [Ashin George, Eeshan Vernekar, Harman Singh, Kanchan Gatward, Nikhil Shirsat, Nitish Wagle, Yash Latkar] - 45
6th: Adish Talwadker, Advait Palakodeti, Kunal Mangalorekar, Mohnish Sardessai, Nisha Albuquerque, Saurabh Naik, Siddharth Jadhav, Sukanto Ghosh - 35

The next Panjim quiz will be held on the November 4, to be QMed by Harshvardhan Bhatkuly.

Friday, October 5, 2012

BiG Q 2012 -- Goa scores

The turnout for BiG Q in Goa was rather paltry this year. A total of 42 participants took the quiz in three centres.

The BiG Q for 2012 is Rajiv D'Silva, for the second year in a row. Whiz kid Julian D'Costa (all of what, 14 years?) is rapidly catching up with the bigger Qs, though. He was just 5 points behind Rajiv this time.

The Best Open Quizzers are Harshvardhan Bhatkuly (Panjim), Julian D'Costa (Margao) and Tanmay Naik (Vasco). The Best School Quizzers are Shashwat Salgaocar (Panjim), Harsh Hegde (Margao) and Satyajit Dey Pereira (Vasco).

Here are the top 10 scores for this year across all three locations:

1. Rajiv D'Silva 62
2. Julian D'Costa 57.5
3. V.R. Muralidharan 47.5
4. Harshvardhan Bhatkuly 39.5
5. Shashwat Salgaocar 38
6. Anil Rodrigues 36.5
7. Nitish Wagle 36
8. Sunil Sardessai 34
9. Amit Shet 32.5
10. Paul Gatward 29.5

The full list of scores can be accessed here.

Anjali took the test at home, and scored a very creditable 40.5 points. Unlucky for her she couldn't be part of the official edition.

BiG Q 2012 -- scores from other centres

The BiG Q 2012 quiz was also conducted by the Bombay Quiz Club, the Quiz Foundation of India in Chennai, K-Circle in Hyderabad, the Boat Club Quiz Club in Pune and Quiz Dubai, for their members. Here, in brief, are partial scores from all these centres.


Dubai
1. G. Krishnamurti 61
2. Prasann Potdar 56
3. Alok Mohan 54
4. Jonathan Justin 41
5. Rejoy Kurup 40
6. R. Sivaram 34
7. Raunaq Paul 25
8. Rahul Gupta 18

Pune
1. J Ramanand 73
2. Salil Bijur 63
3. Kunal Sawardekar 53
4. Ranajeet Soman 38
5. Rohan Danait 27
6. Debojyoti Adhikari 25
7. Mihir Talnikar 18

Hyderabad (only a few people took it as a written quiz, the rest as a regular infinite-bounce quiz with a QM)
1. J. Krishnamurthi Rao 69
2. Ravi Mundoli 65
3. Bhargava 55
4. J.K. Lakshmi 49
5. Prasanna Karmarkar 46

Bombay (top 6 of about 20 participants)
1. Vikram Joshi 72
2. Vinoo Sanjay 71
3. Pravin Verma 70
4. S Balakrishnan 67
5. Vibhendu Tewari 65
6. Sumant Srivatsan 64

College Winner
Pratik Gupte 56

School Winner (only 1 participant)
Sahil B 16

Chennai (top 6 of 16)
1. Jayakanthan 66
2.  Kiran Vijayakumar 59
3. Gopal Kidao 57
4. VijayaSarathy 53
5. Vinod Hariharan 50
6. Arun A. S 46

Oasis Lone Wolf - Content

For those who missed the quiz, here are the questions. And the answers.
Many thanks to the English Language Activities Society of BITS-Pilani for an enjoyable quiz.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SEQCm September - Results

QM: Sanjay Parab

1st: Deepa Vedartham, Paul Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Suraj Kamat - 140
2nd: Amey Parsekar, Nitish Wagle, Savio Victoria, Tallulah D'Silva, Viraj Nayak - 105
3rd: [Harsh Hegde, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Sahil Ramchandani, V. R. Muralidharan, Zibane Paes] & [Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sengupta, Kalpana Satarkar, Kanchan Gatward, Viola Rodrigues] - 100

The next Margao quiz will be held on the 27th of October, to be QMed by Suraj Kamat.

Monday, October 1, 2012

SEQC October

Date: 7th October 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Amit Shet
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Monday, September 24, 2012

Make way for The BiG Q

The BiG Q, SEQC's annual solo written quiz is back for its 4th edition. The quiz, which endeavours to find the Best-in-Goa Quizzer, will be held this year in 3 locations across Goa, and will consist of 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

Date: 30th September 2012
Time: 9.30 am.
QM: Aniruddha Sengupta
Venues:
Margao - Urban Health Centre, Opp. Hospicio Hospital
Panjim - Goa College of Pharmacy, Near Caculo Island, 18th June Road
Vasco - St. Andrew's High School, next to St. Andrew's Church
Participation: Open to all. Pre-registration is essential. To register, send an email to seqcgoa@gmail.com, indicating which category you are participating from and from which centre. Registrations close at midnight on Friday September 28.
Prizes: In addition to the overall winner, prizes will be given to the best score in the Open and School (Std XII and below) categories at each venue.

For more details, call the respective venue co-ordinators - Ira 9822127995 (Margao), Rajiv 9890141715 (Panjim) & Mahesh 9823010242 (Vasco).

SEQCm September

Date: 29th September2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Sanjay Parab
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Navhind Times Golden Jubilee School Quiz


The Navhind Times Golden Jubilee School quiz is a made-for-TV quiz event that will consist of 12 Taluka-level quizzes followed by 4 Zonal semi-finals and one State final. All quizzes will be telecast on Goa 365.

QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Who can participate: Students of Standard X and below, in teams of two each. Teams can participate only from the Taluka their school is located in.
Schedule:
Stage
Participants
Date
Venue
Time
Zone 2 Taluka Finals Tiswadi, Sattari, Ponda 29 September 2012 Dempo House, Panjim 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Zone 1 Taluka Finals Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim 1 October 2012 Dempo House, Panjim 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Zone 3 Taluka Finals Salcete, Quepem, Canacona 03 October 2012 Ravindra Bhavan, Margao 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Zone 4 Taluka Finals Mormugao, Dharbandora, Sanguem 04 October 2012 Ravindra Bhavan, Margao 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Zonal Finals 1 Zone 1 & Zone 2 10 October 2012 Dempo House, Panjim 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Zonal Finals 2 Zone 3 & Zone 4 13 October 2012 Dempo House, Panjim 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Final All Goa 27 October 2012 Dempo House, Panjim To be confirmed

For more details, visit the official website, or call 6651111.
Update: Please note the change in schedule.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Oasis Lone Wolf 2012

Organized by: BITS-Pilani
Date: 23rd September 2012
Time: 3.45 pm. The quiz will begin at 4.00 pm sharp.
Format: This is a solo written quiz. The quiz will consist of 120 questions, to be answered in 90 minutes. 
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula - Panaji.
Participation: Open to all. Participants must register beforehand by sending an email to seqcgoa@gmail.com. Last date for receiving registrations is 22nd September 2012 at 5.30 pm. Spot entries will be accommodated depending on availability of question papers and seating.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quizzing with the Bombay boys


Here's the final schedule for the weekend of quizzing with the Bambaiyas:

Sat 15th, 3pm-5pm: The Glorious 50s (QM: Vibhendu Tiwari) at Paul-Kanchan's house
Sat 15th, 6pm-8pm: Sports Quiz (QM: Aniket Khasgiwale) at Annie-Anjali's house, followed by drinks and dinner

Sun 16th, 12.30pm-2.30pm: Lunch at Bambolim beach shack
Sun 16th, 2.30pm-4.30pm: The West Coast quiz (QM: Anannya Deb) at Bambolim beach shack
Sun 16th, 5pm-8pm: Open General quiz (QMs: Aditya Gadre and Shubhankar Gokhale) at ICG, Dona Paula

In addition, we'll try and see if they can do a quick quiz at NoMoZo on Sunday morning.

All quizzes are free and open to all. However, for the quizzes at people's houses on Saturday afternoon and evening, please mail anniesen01@yahoo.com about your coming (and guests that you'll be bringing), so that the hosts can make the required arrangements.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tata Crucible - Goa Round

Date: 13th September 2012 
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Giri 'Pickbrain' Balasubramanium
Flavour: Business
Venue: Cardium Auditorium, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula
Who can participate: Teams of two, representing their company/organization.
Prizes: Rs 75,000 for the winners, 35,000 for the runners-up
More details at the official site.

Bombay2Goa quiz


A gang of guys from the Bombay Quiz Club are planning to descend on Goa on the weekend of September 15-16. But these Greeks come bearing gifts -- they will conduct at least one open quiz for SEQC members on the evening of September 16. Other quizzes will be announced as the details get finalised.

Date: Sunday, September 16
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5pm
QMs: Aditya Gadre and Shubhankar Gokhale
Flavour: General, with a generous dose of visuals
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Britto's Quiz Quest

Date: 8th September 2012
Time: 10.00 am
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: Goa
Venue: St. Britto's High School, Mapusa
Participation: Open to students of Class X and below. For details call Manuel on 9822982676
Prizes: Cash prizes and other goodies.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Triple Sunday September 2012 monthly -- results


We tried an experiment and ran three quizzes on Sunday, September 2, collectively called the Triple Sunday. Initially, it seemed like not such a good idea, but as people trickled in, it wasn't so bad. Eventually, with close to 20 participants for the early quiz as well as the late one, and enthusiasm retained for all three quizzes, I would deem the experiment to have been worthwhile. Next time I host a monthly, I'll probably do the same thing again. So there!

Here are the results of the three quizzes.

Quiz 1: Aperitif
1st: Amita de Sequeira, Kunal Naik, Nitish Wagle, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Raghunandan Mysore - 60 points
2nd: Ananya Mukherjee, Anjali Sen Gupta, Mahesh Prabhu, Shaila De Souza, Srijit Kumar - 55
3rd: C.N. Prabhakar, Eulalia De Mello, Rajiv D'Silva - 40
4th: Ameya Mardolkar, Ashwin Mysore, Sunil Sardessai, Taran Mukherjee, Viola Rodrigues - 35

Quiz 2: Main
1st: Ananya Mukherjee, Anjali Sen Gupta, Anoushka Chatte, Arati Fernandes, Elaine Chatte, Jyotsna Fernandes, Nikhil Shirsat, Shaila De Souza, Srijit Kumar, Vikram Fernandes, Yash Pathak - 100 points
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar, Ashwin Mysore, Rahul Basu, Shashwat Salgaocar, Sunil Sardessai, Viola Rodrigues - 95
3rd: Blessie James, C.N. Prabhakar, Eulalia De Mello, Paola Mambro, Rajiv D'Silva, Sapna K.C., Shrijana K.C., Vijay Oli - 80
4th: Amita de Sequeira, Astrid Vas, Kunal Naik, Nitish Wagle, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Raghunandan Mysore, Sachin Chatte, Suresh Narayan, Veenu Vas - 55 points

Quiz 3: Dessert
1st: Amita de Sequeira, Astrid Vas, Nitish Wagle, Sachin Chatte, Veenu Vas - 70 points
2nd: Blessie James, C.N. Prabhakar, Paola Mambro, Rajiv D'Silva - 65
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta, Anoushka Chatte, Arati Fernandes, Elaine Chatte, Jyotsna Fernandes, Nikhil Shirsat, Srijit Kumar, Vikram Fernandes, Yash Pathak - 35
4th: Ameya Mardolkar, Shashwat Salgaocar, Sunil Sardessai - 25

Of course, the three-quiz format throws up some questions regarding leaderboard points. The thing is, I'd like to reward two things --  performance of course, but also staying power. Given this, I've calculated total leaderboard points for the three quizzes as if they were individual quizzes, and divided the resulting totals by 3. Any score below 1 has been upgraded to 1 point (as you would get if you attended any SEQC quiz). Above that, decimals have been rounded off as per standard norms (below .5 to the nearest lower integer; .5 and above to the nearest higher integer).

Triple Sunday -- quiz content




Monday, September 3, 2012

Goa History Quiz 2012 - Content

Goa History Quiz 2012 - Results


QM: Rajiv D'Silva

Semi-final 1:
1st: Anurag Dalal, Dharma Rane, Aditya Verlekar (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 125
2nd: Ryan D'Souza, Franzy Mendes, Nathaniel Nazareth (St. Xavier's, Moira) - 120
3rd: [Ishaan Shetye, Mansi Paste, Shraavani Nayak (A.J. De Almeida, Ponda)] & [Heston Fernandes, Yash Pathak, Aniruddha Sankolli (Mushtifund, Panjim)] - 90
5th: Indira Barros, Oshiana D'Costa, Nusrat Sayed (Fatima Convent, Margao) - 80
6th: Kirk Fernandes, Aby Jose, Aileen Sequeira (Rosary, Miramar) - 70

Semi-final 2:
1st: Marc Mascarenhas, Altamash Panjwany, Rohit Viegas (Loyola, Margao) - 75
2nd: Reuben Rajadhyaksha, Vinayak Halgekar, Akash Arun (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 60
3rd: Saeel Pai, Abhay Keni, Shubham Phal (Rosary, Miramar) - 50
4th: Ezekiel Balaji, Nidesh Mahalunkar, Rihad D'Souza (St. Britto's, Mapusa) - 20
5th: Pratnam Yadahalli, Sumukh Pinge, Soham Kamat (Mushtifund, Panjim) - 15
6th: Tejan Karmali, Parth Kunkolienkar, Digvijay Dessai (Mahila & Nutan, Margao) - 5

Semi-final 3:
1st: Sahil Ramchandani, Rugved Bandekar, Prasan Honavar (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 85
2nd: Julian D'Costa, Tarun Mascarenhas, Sairaj Phaldessai (Vidya Vikas, Margao) - 70
3rd: [Cyrus Pereira, Jared D'Lima, Trisha Lopes (Rosary, Miramar) & [Anoushka Kamat, Moushmi Pednekar, Yuga Prabhu (Mushtifund, Panjim)] - 60
5th: Rishabh Prabhudessai, Meera Prasad, Richa Kajoli (St. Joseph's, Pernem) - 50
6th: Mukesh Guddadamani, Mark Vas, Yannick Furtado (Loyola, Margao) - 30

Semi-final 4:
1st: Leander Paes, Zibane Paes, Harsh Hegde (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 105
2nd: Vishal Kamat, Kakshan Naik, Sachin Chillal (New Educational, Curchorem) - 55
3rd: [Agnes Pinto, Shashank Kulkarni, Rajiv Mendonca (Regina Mundi, Vasco)], [Greyno Menezes, Dave Paiva, Mac Fonseca (Don Bosco, Panjim)] & [Raideep Gosavi, Preeti Gawas, Prayash Lawande (People's, Panjim)] - 50
6th: Jude Baretto, Keegan Pinto, Ibrahim Shaikh (St. Britto's, Mapusa) - -10

Final:
1st: Leander Paes, Zibane Paes, Harsh Hegde (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 80
2nd: Sahil Ramchandani, Rugved Bandekar, Prasan Honavar (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 75
3rd: Marc Mascarenhas, Altamash Panjwany, Rohit Viegas (Loyola, Margao) - 70
4th: Anurag Dalal, Dharma Rane, Aditya Verlekar (Bhatiker Model, Margao) - 20



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SEQCm August - Results

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QM: Julian D'Costa

1st: Aniruddha Sengupta, Sahil Ramchandani, Sanjay Parab, Terrence D'Costa - 195
2nd: Aasta Costa, Abhijeet Virgincar, Eulalia D'Mello, Ira Almeida, Pia Rodrigues, Tritia D'Mello - 120
3rd: Harsh Hegde, Kalpana Satarkar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Rajiv D'Silva - 110
4th: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sengupta, Kumar R, Suraj Kamat - 80

The next Margao quiz will be held on the 29th of September, to be QMed by Sanjay Parab.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Goa History Quiz - Qualifiers

The names of the 24 teams that qualified for the second stage of the Goa History Quiz, to be held on the 1st of September can be found at the links below:
North Goa Qualifiers
South Goa Qualifiers

And here are the questions from the preliminary round:


September 2012 monthly -- a triple Sunday


I've been contemplating the issue of people's timings vis-a-vis our quizzes. Some people find it easier to come early, but have to leave by a certain time; some people prefer to come in a little late, but don't mind staying on into the dark night; some hardcore folks (like me) are okay with starting at the crack of dawn and quizzing till they drop. After contemplating various options, I have decided to make the SEQC September monthly a triple Sunday. We'll have three quizzes running sequentially, and people are welcome to attend any combination of these -- from just one to all three. Teams will be built around a few core people, the seeds, and can wax and wane as the afternoon proceeds into evening. Members will come and members will go, but the only constant will be that members will not be swapped between teams from one quiz to another.

ALL QUIZZES
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Date: September 2, 2012
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Quiz 1: Aperitif (thanks, Suraj, for the idea)
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Flavour: To be announced

Quiz 2: Main
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Flavour: General

Quiz 3: Dessert
Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Flavour: To be announced

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SEQCm August

Date: 25th August 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Julian D'Costa
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Goa History Quiz 2012

Date: Prelims - 25th August 2012, Finals - 1st September 2012
Venues: South Goa Prelims - Loyola High School, Margao
North Goa Prelims & Finals - XCHR, Porvorim
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Goa's history
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lords of the Rings - Results

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Ameya Mardolkar & Rohit Bhandiye - 80
2nd: Leander Paes & Zibane Paes - 70 (plus a tie-breaker)
3rd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Nitish Wagle - 70
4th: [Sahil Ramchandani & Harsh Hedge] & [Leon Leitao & Rohit Viegas] - 65
6th: Shaswat Salgaonkar & Shubham Tiwari - 20

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The new improved SEQC kitty

One of our youngest, yet most talented members, Ananya Mukherjee, has beautifully redesigned the SEQC kitty. Let's hope the lovely new design attracts a lot of contributions!


Incredible India Quizzes 2012 -- results and Q&A

The IIIrd annual Incredible India Quizzes were held at the International Centre Goa on Independence Day, August 15. Turnout was high, as usual -- about 70 teams for the Schools edition and 40 for the Open. The finals were pulsating and closely-fought. Here are the results:

Schools edition
QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Dempo Higher Secondary School (Kunal Naik and Akash Kulkarni) -- 80 points
2nd: Mushtifund Aryaan (Shukr Usgaonkar and S. Varun Kumar) -- 70 points (placed 2nd on tie-breaker)
3rd: Mushtifund Higher Secondary (Akshay Rege and Rohit Padgaonkar) -- 70 points
4th: Mushtifund Aryaan (Shashwat Salgaoncar and Shubham Tiwari) -- 65 points
5th: A.J. De Almeida High School (Ishaan shetye and Shraavani Nayak) -- 50 points
6th: Vidya Vikas Almeida (Julian D'Costa and Tarun Mascarenhas) -- 5 points

Open edition
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Rajiv D'Silva and Harshvardhan Bhatkuly -- 85 points
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar and Sunil Sardessai -- 70 points
3rd: Amita Kanekar and Anjali Sen Gupta -- 60 points
4th: Nitish Wagle and Mahesh Prabhu -- 35 points
5th: Padmaja and Rajeev Narvekar -- 25 points
6th: S. Anand and Kedar Naik -- 10 points



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Incredible India Quizzes 2012

The very popular Incredible India Quizzes are back for their third outing. Organised by SEQC in collaboration with the International Centre Goa (ICG), the IIQ2012 features, as usual, two editions -- one for Schools and one Open. If you think you know India, this is the quiz for you.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Time: Schools edition -- 2pm, Open edition -- 5pm
QM: Schools edition -- Rajiv D'Silva, Open edition -- Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Anything with an India connection
Participation: Both editions for teams of two, entry free. Schools edition limited to students up to Class XII. Open edition open to all. Participants in the Schools edition can also take part in the Open, with the same or different partners. To register, mail seqcgoa@gmail.com.

SEQC August 2012 monthly -- questions and answers

SEQCm July 2012 Quiz -- questions and answers

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SEQC August - Results

QM: Ajachi Chakrabarti

1st: Abhijeet Virgincar, Ankit Arora, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Francis James, Sarvesh Shivrekar, Tallulah D'Silva - 365
2nd: Mahesh Prabhu, Mohnish Sardessai, Rajiv D'Silva, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Shubham Tiwari, Sohan Shirsat - 180
3rd: Amod Kolwalkar, Nitish Wagle, Paola Mambro, Prabhakar CN, Ratna Mandre, Sachin Chatte, Soham Gaunekar - 160
4th: Ananth Kachroo, Kunal Naik, Nitish Fatarpekar, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Shrinivas Mandre, Viola Rodrigues - 150
5th: [Anirudh Wodeyar, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Kiril Vaz, S. Varun Kumar, Tanuj Chongder, V. R. Muralidharan] & [Anjali Sen Gupta, Avinash Kothuri, RB Prabhudesai, Shivanand Mandre, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai, Vikram D'Silva] - 105

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 2nd of September, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

SEQCm July - Results

QM: Viola Rodrigues

1st: Anjali Sen Gupta, Chadrashekar, Nathan Moniz, Shivanand Mandre - 140
2nd: [Eulalia Demello, Julian D'Costa, Kalpana Satarkar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Shrinivas Mandre] & [Abhijeet Virgincar, Pia Rodrigues, V. R. Muralidharan] - 120
4th: Harsh Hedge, Suraj Kamat, Tanmay Naik, Terence D'Costa - 80

The next quiz in Margao will be held on the 25th of August.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cit+Alt+Fort

Date: Saturday, 11th August 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Amit Shet
Flavour: The Olympics
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free, in teams of two each. To register, mail seqcgoa[@]gmail.com.

Monday, July 30, 2012

SEQC August Quiz

Date: 5th August 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Ajachi Chakrabarti
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Update: Many of us missed Viola Rodrigues' quiz in Margao on Saturday, so she will be running it for us again at 3 pm, before Ajachi's quiz.

GMA BizQuiz 2012

Organized by: Goa Management Association
Date: 4th August 2012
Time: 2.30 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Business
Venue: Goa State Museum Auditorium, Patto, Panaji.
Prizes: 25k, 15k and 10k for the top three places. Lots of audience prizes as well.
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two. Entry free. To register your team, email gmagoa[at]gmail.com. Also running currently are a series of quizzes on Twitter in the lead-up to the event. To participate, follow [at]rajivdsilva or search for the hashtag #GMAbiztwiz.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SEQC Road Trip 2012 -- a report in pix


The Road Trip was a blast. Some 40-45 of us, including a cacophony of kids (my own coinage, but could work), set off bright and early on the morning of Sunday, July 22. Made good time, had a satisfying breakfast at Paroda, and arrived at our first stop -- the foot of Chandreshwar hill. Here, on the concrete cover of a pipeline (I'm guessing), we did our first two rounds of quizzing. Nitish Wagle and Sadhika Buddaseth did the interrogation. Rajiv had, in a fit of efficiency, worked out the teams in advance, and that allowed us to start off quickly.

The six teams for the day.

Two people missing from the photo above -- roving cameraperson Tallulah D'Silva and our first QM, Nitish Wagle.

Sadika Buddaseth asking a visual question, and being challenged by Rajiv D'Silva on a business logo.

Our next stop was the Bubdbudanche Tollem at the Gopinath Temple. Some people got wet in the pond, some stayed out of the rain, and yet others went exploring in the temple. A millipede made an appearance.
The final destination was the Tanishker Farm in Netravali. Had a great lunch, followed by a full afternoon of quizzing. Some found other ways to entertain themselves. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

SEQCm July

This weekend will witness the debut of a young quizmaster who has impressed much with her quizzing ability, and will now endeavour to do the same with her quiz-setting. Many of us will drive miles and miles in pouring rain, miss our Saturday siestas, leave behind our loved ones, forget about hospitalized aunts, and risk being run over as we cross the road in front of the Urban Health Centre, all to be able to tell our grandchildren - "We were there when Viola did her first quiz."
But no pressure, Viola :-).

Date: 28th July 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Viola Rodrigues
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My India Quiz

Organized by: Entertainment Society of Goa
Date: 28th July 2012
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Maquinez Palace, Panjim
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: India
Prizes: Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000, and Rs. 1000 for the top 3 teams.
Participation: Open to higher secondary schools, a team to consist of two students and one teacher. Pre-registration is essential. For registration and other details, call 2428111.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rotary Club Panaji Olympics Quiz

Organized by: Rotary Club Panaji and Goa Olympic Association
Date: 25th July 2012
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Central Library, Patto - Panjim
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Olympics
Participation: Open to higher secondary schools in the Panjim area. For registration and other details, call Nester Sequeira on 9822132485.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SEQC Road Trip

We did it a couple of years ago, and it is back again by popular demand. This Sunday, a busload of us will head into Goa's monsoon-drenched hinterland to prove that one can survive in the wild armed with little more than a fistful of questions. Well, almost.

Date: 22nd July 2012.
Destination: Tanshikar Spice Farms, Netravali.
Route: Panjim-Margao-Quepem-Tilamol-Zambaulim-Rivona-Netravali and back. We will stop along the way at all places of interest - and quiz there.
Pickup points: In Panjim, at the Mary Immaculate Church steps at 7.30 am. In Margao, at Mabai Hotel at 8:45 am.
Cost: Rs. 350/per head. This is inclusive of transport, lunch & tea. Children of the age of 10 and below will be charged at half that rate, children of 5 and below are free.
QMs: We need about 10 QMs to set 12 questions each. We will not have projection equipment at our disposal, so questions will have to be of the simple text variety, but it is up to the QMs if they want to use laptops/tablets/books/props or other visual aids. Those wanting to set questions please mail rajivdsilva[at]gmail.com.
Registration: Please mail the above address to confirm your participation, mentioning how many seats and of what ages (in case there are children of 10 and below). Also mention your food preference, whether veg or non-veg. We can only accommodate 35 people, so seats will be allotted on a first come first serve basis. Call 9890141715 for any other clarifications.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SEQC July - Results and Content

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Akshay Rege, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Eeshan Vernekar, Nisha Oli, Sapna K.C., Veenu Vas, Victor Fernandes, Vijay Oli - 230
2nd: Agastya Keni, Ananya Mukherjee, Jatan Rodrigues, Nitish Wagle, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shaila De Souza, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Shubham Tiwari, Vikram Fernandes - 150
3rd: Arati Fernandes, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Lara Menezes, Mohnish Sardessai, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Sunil Sardessai - 130
4th: Gulnar Joshi, Mahesh Prabhu, Paola Mambro, Sirish Nimmagadda, Tanmay Naik, Yash Latkar, Zeyn Jaswal - 115
5th: Allan Valles, Anil Rodrigues, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Astrid Vas, Gaurish Naik, Sachin Chatte, Shrijana K.C., Soham Gaunekar, Tallulah D'Silva - 95
6th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Jyotsna Fernandes, Kunal Naik, Mallika Mohan, Nitish Fatarpekar, Padmanabh Sathe, Rohan Saxena, Saloni Sardessai, S. Varun Kumar, Valmiki Naik, Vikram D'Silva - 90

The next Panjim quiz will be held on the 5th of August, to be hosted by Ajachi Chakrabarti.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quiz@NoMoZo 3.0

Date: 15th July 2012
Time: 10 am
Venue: In front of Keni Hotel, 18th June Road
QMs: Amit Shet, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Paola Mambro, Sirish Nimmagadda
Flavour: General
Participation: Open