Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day of Quizzing

Looks like we're fixed on Sunday April 28 as SEQC's Day of Quizzing, and the International Centre Goa (ICG) as the venue.

The idea is to spend the entire day there, quizzing from morning till evening. Let's say we start off at 10am, and wind up by about 8pm.

During this period, we will do a series of short quizzes (say, 12 questions each) from a number of QMs. We'll give each QM a 30-minute slot, and they have to plan their quizzes to run in that period.

We could start the day with a Science & Technology Quiz (if Nitish is willing to take that on) that runs from 10am to 12noon, and then have another three half-hour quizzes till 1.30pm.

We break from 1.30 to 2.30 for lunch. It will be simplest if this is done as a buffet at the ICG restaurant, so for that we would need to get an estimation of numbers.

Post-lunch, another four QMs could be slotted in from 2.30pm till 4.30pm, then a break for tea, followed by the highlight quiz of the day, a competitive Football Quiz conducted by Harsh Hegde (he has even rousted out some cash prizes for this one), which could run from 5pm to 8pm, inclusive of prelims.

The team selection for this would be done on a pattern specified by Harsh. For the rest of the day, we could have a more or less fixed team composition, with minor variations as people come and go.

This is purely a proposal at this stage, and comments and suggestions are solicited.

Also required from everyone interested are
(a) offers to fill a 30-minute slot as QM -- as per the current plan, there are seven slots available, and we will fill them on a first-come, first-served basis.
(b) lunch registrations -- that is, mail in saying you're on for the buffet lunch. This is so that we can give ICG numbers.

Please mail on these two points. Plans will be finalised based on the responses received. For the lunch booking, please mail back by April 21.

To clarify: people participating do not need to commit to the entire day. If you can be there throughout, of course, great. But if you have other pressing engagements (that is, you have clothes to iron), you could come for some of the quizzes as is convenient. However, if you plan to be there for the buffet lunch, or if you want to QM one of the half-an-hour slots, we will need to know that in advance.

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