Wednesday, March 28, 2012

QPL Margao Selections

The Margao Selection trials for the Quizzing Premier League (QPL) will be held before the Margao monthly. Land up and have fun with a new kind of quizzing experience.

QPL Margao Selections

Date: 31st March 2012
Time: 4.00 pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free
For more information about the QPL format, check out some of the older posts.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weekend Double-Header

SEQC Margao

Date: 31st March 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

SEQC Panjim

Date: 1st April 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

Friday, March 16, 2012

The QPL Gets Going

SEQC's Quizzing Premier League (QPL) got off to a rollicking start on March 11 at the International Centre Goa. A total of 32 participants took the Selections, and were divided into eight teams based on their test scores. Four of these teams then competed against each other in the first of the Round 1 matches, with the top two assured of spots in the semi-finals.

The team compositions will stay the same for the remainder of the competition. However, a system of substitution will allow for missing team members to be replaced on a given day. As the substitutes will be chosen from among participants who have not made it through to the semis, there is some incentive for those who have lost out in earlier Round 1 matches to continue coming on later dates.

In addition, there is also a plan for those who couldn't attend the Selections on March 11. The second Round 1 match will be held on April 8 (details will be posted later), prior to which we will conduct a second lot of Selections. If you missed out on the first day, you can still get into a team if you come for the Selections on the 8th.

Incidentally, even teams that didn't make it through to the semis from the 1st-round matches may stand a second chance, depending on turnouts over the next couple of match dates. Watch this space!

QPL Match 1 results

1st: Slouchers (Julian D'Costa*, Anil Rodrigues, Lea Rebello and Srijit Kumar) - 395 points
2nd: Tubelights (Nitish Wagle*, Anand P.S., Anjali Sen Gupta and Ashwin Mascarenhas) - 389 points
3rd: Nightcrawlers (P. Sabulal*, Dominick Da Costa, Ira Almeida and Paola Mhambro) - 227 points
4th: Chargers (Viola Rodrigues*, Lara Pereira, Miki Naik and Priya Naik) - 212 points

Slouchers and Tubelights make it through to the semi-finals.

QPL Teams

Poders: Rajiv D'Silva*, Mahesh Prabhu, Nitish Fatarpekar, Jatan Rodrigues
Gaurs: Parind Phadte*, Paul Gatward, Tallulah D'Silva, Amey
Nightcrawlers: P. Sabulal*, Ira Almeida, Paola Mhambro, Dominck Da Costa
Tubelights: Nitish Wagle*, Anand P.S., Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas
Chargers: Viola Rodrigues*, Lara Pereira, Valmiki Naik,Priya Naik
Bazookas: Amit Shet*, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Ameya Mardolkar, Sanchita Rodrigues
Slouchers: Julian D'Costa*, Anil Rodrigues, Eva Rebello, Srijit Kumar
Samurais: Sunil Sardessai*, Tanmay Naik, Rohit Viegas, Kedar Naik

* indicates team captain

QPL Selections (March 11, 2012) scores

1. Rajiv D'Silva - 52
2. Parind Phadte - 46
3. P. Sabulal - 46
4. Nitish Wagle - 46
5. Viola Rodrigues - 43
6. Amit Shet - 43
7. Julian D'Costa - 41
8. Sunil Sardessai - 40
9. Tanmay Naik - 39
10. Anil Rodrigues - 38
11. Paul Gatward - 36
12. Pranab Mukhopahyay - 34
13. Lara Pereira - 33
14. Anand P.S. - 32
15. Ira Almeida - 32
16. Tallulah D'Silva - 30
17. Mahesh Prabhu - 28
18. Nitish Fatarpekar - 28
19. Jatan Rodrigues - 28
20. Paola Mhambro - 25
21. Anjali Sen Gupta - 24
22. Valmiki Naik - 24
23. Ameya Mardolkar - 23
24. Eva Rebello - 23
25. Rohit Viegas - 23
26. Kedar Naik - 22
27. Srijit Kumar - 22
28. Ashwin Mascarenhas - 19
29. Sanchita Rodrigues - 15
30. Priya Naik - 14
31. Dominick Da Costa - 10
32. Amey - 7

QPL Match 1 -- questions and answers

QPL Match 1

Women's Day Quizzes 2012 -- questions and answers

Schools edition prelims

Schools edition finals

Open edition prelims

Open edition finals

Women's Day Quizzes 2012 -- results

Here are the results as I remember them. Updates as and when I get any:

Schools edition
1st: Navy Children's School (Tanmay Naik, Anand P.S., Varsha Vaidya)
2nd: Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary (Shashwat Salgaoncar, Sparsh, Shubham Tiwari)
3rd: Loyola High School (Marc Mascarenhas, Mark Vas, Rohit Viegas)
4th: Vidya Vikas Academy (Julian D'Costa, Tarun Mascarenhas, Nikita Raposo)
5th: Mushtifund High School (Rahul Padgaonkar, Eeshaan Vernekar, Shivani Keny)
6th: Bhatikar Model High School (Nidhi Chimulkar, Reuben Rajadhyaksha, Leander Paes)

Open edition
1st: Backbenchers (Anjali Dar Sen Gupta, Viola Rodrigues, Amita Kanekar)
2nd: 36-23-37 (Cheryl Rodrigues, Tallulah D'Silva, Rajiv D'Silva)
3rd: Yin-Yang-Yay (Anju Sakhardande, Nitish Wagle, Ameya Mardolkar)
4th: Yinnys (Kedar Naik, Lara Pereira, Smitha Kamat)
5th: Engicos (Nisha Dhond, Siddhesh Kurdekar, Durga Kumar Samant)
6th: You-Know-Who (Paola Mhambro, Nitish Fatarpekar, Taran Mukherjee)

Tata Crucible Campus

Date: 23rd March 2012
Time: 2.00 pm
QM: Giri 'Pickbrain' Balasubramanium
Flavour: Business
Venue: Cardium Auditorium, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula
Who can participate: College students, in teams of two
Prizes: Rs 75,000 for the winners, 35,000 for the runners-up
More details at the official site.

SEQC March - Content

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quizzing Premier League (QPL) 2012

Date: March 11, 2012
Time: Prelims -- 5pm to 6pm; 1st-round matches -- 6pm to 8pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General, with a mix of quiz questions, word games and other antics
Venue: Zuari Hall, International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open for all, entry free
Teams will be fixed based on prelims scores. Matches will be held on four or five Sundays over March, April and May.

Yin-side Out: Women's Day Quizzes

Date: March 10, 2012
Time: Schools edition -- 9.30 am to 1pm; Open edition -- 2pm to 5.30pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General, with a focus on women
Venue: Seminar Hall, Social Sciences Building, Goa University
Participation: For teams of three, with at least one female member per team.
Schools edition for students up to Class XII, female member rule relaxed for boys-only schools.
Prizes: Cash prizes and trophies for top three teams in each edition, certificates for all participants. Audience prizes also.

SEQC March - Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Abhay Keni, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Malcolm Gurjao, Nikhil Samant, Shaila De Souza, Veenu Vas - 225
2nd: Adish Talwadker, Nisha Oli, Rahul Basu, Sapana K.C., Sunil Sardessai, Tallulah D'Silva, Taran Mukherjee, Yash Tendulkar - 165
3rd: Akanksha Potdar, Anjali Sen Gupta, M. S. Raghunandan, Sachin Chatte, Shrijana K.C., Shubham Tiwari, Srijit Kumar, Vijay Oli - 160
4th: Ananya Mukherjee, Archana Potdar, Ashwin Mysore, Jared D'Lima, Nitish Wagle, Paola Mambro - 115
5th: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Astrid Vas, Kunal Malhotra, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Yash Pathak - 105
6th: Akash Kulkarni, Girish Potdar, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Tanuj Chongder, Vishal Malapati - 95

The next monthly quiz in Panjim will be held on the 1st of April, to be hosted by Ameya Mardolkar.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A league of our own

This summer, the IPL may be setting television screens on fire, but the International Centre Goa will resound to the cheers, tears and fireworks of the Quizzing Premier League, the QPL!

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC), Goa's flourishing quizzing community, brings you a nerve-tingling, mind-boggling, soul-searching event combining general knowledge with word games and other antics.

The QPL is open for all to participate in, and there is no entry fee. Just land up on Sunday March 11 at 5pm, take the prelims and get ready to rumble. Teams will be set up based on prelims scores, and first-round matches will follow immediately afterwards. Matches will be held on four or five Sundays over March, April and May.