Sunday, December 28, 2014

SEQCm December – results

QM: Ameya Mardolkar

1st: Akshay Mysore, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Ira Almeida, Viraj Nayak - 320 points
2nd: Paul Gatward, Suraj Kamat, Terrence D'Costa, Viola Rodrigues - 220
3rd: Julian D'Costa, Kv Gouthami, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Nathan Moniz, Ramchandra Salgaonkar - 195
4th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashwin Mysore, Kanchan Gatward, Tarun Mascarenhas - 150

The next monthly quiz in Margao will be held on the 31st of January 2015 and will be QMed by Annie Sen Gupta.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Margao December Quiz

Date: 27th December 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Ameya Mardolkar
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions – report, results and content of 3rd Voyage

A rather paltry turnout for the 3rd and final voyage of the 'Around the World' quiz didn't hamper some excellent and competitive quizzing. In the end, the Pilot Whales, which went into this voyage with an 8-point disadvantage, made that up and pipped the Tasmanian Devils to take top position in the series.

Results of 3rd Voyage:
1st: Pilot Whales (Rajiv D'Silva*, Sanjay Parab, Shaunak Sardessai, Sunil Sardessai) – 33 points
2nd: Tasmanian Devils (Kv Gouthami, Anant Prabhu, Saloni Prabhu, Shreyas Naik) – 20 points
3rd: Leopard Seals (Anjali Sen Gupta*, Leroy Veloso, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Srijit Kumar) – 18 points [9 questions answered]
4th: Amur Falcons (Nitish Wagle*, Devansh Cholera, Ulrike Rodrigues) – 18 points [8 questions answered]
5th: English Bulldogs (Vidyadhar Gadgil*, Kanchan Gatward, Soham Gaunekar, Vikram D'Silva) – 16 points
6th: Clouded Leopards (Paul Gatward, Ramchandra Salgaonkar, C.N. Prabhakar) – 13 points

Final Standings
1st: Pilot Whales – 66 points
2nd: Tasmanian Devils – 61
3rd: Amur Falcons – 46
4th: Leopard Seals – 44 [26 questions answered]
5th: English Bulldogs – 44 [24 questions answered]
6th: Clouded Leopards – 33

Content of 3rd Voyage:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SEQC Panjim December - Results

QM: Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Atharva Kenkre, Kaivalya Karkare, Navin Rao, Neema Kamat, Prakruthi Rao, Sachin Chatte, Sanjay Parab, Savitri Rao, Shreyas Naik, Shwetambari Parab - 530
2nd: Ameeta Mascarenhas, Ashwin Kumar, Fatima Kumar, Ira Almeida, Mohandas Kamat, Nandita de Souza, Nikhil Arolkar, Nitish Wagle, Raj Latkar, Rajiv D'Silva, Samyak Rajanala, Terrence D'Costa - 480
3rd: Ajey Patil, Ashwin Mysore, Jared Lobo, Julian D'Costa, Nikhil Shirsat, Prashant N. V., Raghunandan Mysore, Soham Gaunekar, Viola Rodrigues - 445
4th: Anant Lawande, Anant Prabhu, Archit Vashishta, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Shashwat Salgaonkar, Shaunak Sardessai, Sonam Kamat, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai - 420
5th: Adish Talwadker, Ameya Mardolkar, Amod Kolwalkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Kalpa Govekar, Kv Gouthami, Leroy Veloso, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Mahesh Prabhu, Vishal Malapati - 395
6th: Ashwini Joglekar, Devansh Cholera, Kanchan Gatward, Nitya Ghotge, Paul Gatward, Rajeev N., Sanjeev Ghotge, Sumukh Pinge, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Vineet Chopdekar - 255

The next monthly quiz in Panjim will be held on the 4th of January 2015 and will be QMed by Vidyadhar Gadgil.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AsiaSweep - Scores


  1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Rajiv D'Silva - 45
  2. Ajey Patil & Vidyadhar Gadgil - 31
  3. Julian D'Costa & Nitish Wagle - 26
  4. Shaswat Salgaonkar & Viola Rodrigues - 20
  5. Adish Talwadker & Anant Lawande - 16
  6. Rajeev & Vineet - 16
  7. Anjali Sen Gupta & Kv Gouthami - 14
  8. Nilesh Zore & Parind Phadte - 11
  9. Anant Prabhu & Paul Gatward - 9
Complete nationwide scores will be up soon at www.kqaquizzes.org.

MahaQuizzer - Scores


  1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 64
  2. Julian D'Costa* - 51
  3. Rajiv D'Silva - 42
  4. Vidyadhar Gadgil - 39
  5. Ajey Patil - 30
  6. Paul Gatward - 23
  7. Shaswat Salgaonkar** - 20
  8. Kv Gouthami - 19
  9. Anjali Sen Gupta - 18
  10. Anant Lawande - 18
  11. Adish Talwadker - 17
  12. Parind Phadte - 16
  13. Satyajit Dey Pereira** - 14
  14. Viola Rodrigues - 13
  15. Sunil Sardessai - 12
  16. Anant Prabhu - 11
  17. Conroy Alvares** - 4
  18. Atharv Salgaonkar* - 2
  19. Nilesh Zore - 2
(*School, **College)

The final ratified scores will be up on www.kqaquizzes.org in due course.

'Around the World in 30 Questions' – 3rd Voyage

The 3rd Voyage of 'Around the World in 30 Questions' will commence at 5pm on Sunday December 14 at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula. 'Around the World' is a quiz-based game that mixes quizzing proficiency with a bit of luck. All those who were present for the earlier voyages are requested to try and turn up, as the teams will remain the same as they were for those trips. New participants are also welcome, and will be added to the existing teams.

Date: Sunday December 14, 2014
Time: 5pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

For the results and content of the previous voyage, and the current team standings, click here

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Panjim December Quiz

Date: Sunday December 7, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level One, Clube Tennis De Gaspar Dias, Miramar
QM: Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

Monday, December 1, 2014

MahaQuizzer & AsiaSweep

Two challenging quizzes organised by the Karnataka Quiz Association (KQA) will be held in various cities across India and other countries this coming Sunday. In the morning is MahaQuizzer, the national solo quiz. The afternoon will see the 2nd edition of Asiasweep, a quiz on all things Asia. SEQC will be conducting both in Goa.

Mahaquizzer is a solo written quiz, with 150 questions on general subjects to be answered in 90 minutes.

Asiasweep is a written 100-questions quiz for teams of two.

Pre-registration is essential for both quizzes. To register for Mahaquizzer, please use this link. Registration for Asiasweep can be done here. For the latter, you can register yourself individually, and find a partner later or at the venue itself, or even participate solo if you're that confident.

Please bring your own pens/pencils and backing boards. Call 9890141715 in case you need any clarifications.

Mahaquizzer
Date: 7th December 2014
Time: 9.30am (reporting time). The quiz will begin at 10am sharp.
Venue: Level One, Clube Tennis De Gaspar Dias, Miramar.
QM: KQA
Proctor: Kanchan Gatward
Flavour: General
Format: Written. 150 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. For individual participants.

Asiasweep
Date: 7th December 2014
Time: 2pm (reporting time). The quiz will begin at 2.30pm.
Venue: Level One, Clube Tennis De Gaspar Dias, Miramar.
QM: KQA
Proctor: Kanchan Gatward
Flavour: Asia-specific
Format: Written, 100 questions
Participation: Open to all, entry free. For teams of two (solo participants are also allowed).

SEQCm Nov 2014 monthly – results

QM: Abhijeet Virginkar

1st: Akanksha Virginkar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Sanjiv Prabhudesai - 205
2nd: Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Sanjay Parab, Viraj Nayak - 170
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta, Chandrashekar Rao, Kiril Vaz, Mohandas V. Kamat, Nilima Kamat, Prita Mallya, Savithri Rao - 120

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NWWA Mandovi Inter-school Quiz 2014


The third edition of the NWWA Mandovi Inter-school Quiz will be held on Saturday November 29 at the Navy's INS Mandovi campus in Verem.

Date: 29th November 2014
Time: 10.00 am
Bus pick-up at KTC at 9.15am or as mentioned to your school. Please check with teacher in charge. 
Venue: INS Mandovi Campus, Verem
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: For school students up to Std XII. Pre-registered teams only. 

Pub Quiz 2

The first Pub Quiz conducted by SEQC (QMed by Nitish Wagle) was quite a roaring success. There was a reasonable SEQC crowd, but also substantial participation from others.

The second of these events will be held this Friday, November 28, starting 8.30pm. I'll be conducting this one, and with the aim of having large numbers of drunken women present, have decided to do it as a slightly-more woman-centric quiz than our quizzes tend to be (which is not saying much, though). Srijit is going along with the idea, and has agreed to try and work out some special deals for women who attend.

But don't be put off if you're a man. We've had it good for aeons, and this night will be no different. So, whatever your sex, and whatever your inclinations, land up for a night or revelry with some questions (and prizes) thrown in.

Date: 28th November 2014
Time: 8.30 pm
Venue: Neptune Bar, above Earthen Oven, Candolim
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Food, drink and entertainment
Participation: Open to all adults, entry free.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Margao November Quiz

Date: 29th November 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Abhijeet Virgincar
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions (2nd Voyage) – results and content

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Tasmanian Devils (Anant Prabhu, Dilip Prabhudessai, Harsh Hegde, Julian D'Costa, Kv Gouthami, Saloni Prabhu, Vishal Malapati) - 33 points
2nd: Pilot Whales (Rajiv D'Silva*, Ameya Mardolkar, Sanjay Parab, Viraj Nayak) - 14
3rd: Clouded Leopards (Babita Angle, Harsh Bhatkuly, Shrirang Masur, Suhani Prabhu, Suraj Kamat, Uma Masur) - 12
4th: Amur Falcons (Nitish Wagle*, Dhanaraj Naik, Nathan Moniz, Veena Kamat) and English Bulldogs (Ira Almeida, Paola Mambro, Rajeev Nedumaran, Renier Viegas) - 10 [4 questions each]
6th: Leopard Seals (Anjali Sen Gupta*, Kunal Maniyar, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Saahil Sharma, Srijit Kumar) - 8

Current standings:
1st: Tasmanian Devils - 41 points
2nd: Pilot Whales - 33
3rd: English Bulldogs - 28 [16 questions answered]
4th: Amur Falcons - 28 [15 questions answered]
5th: Leopard Seals - 26
6th: Clouded Leopards - 20

Monday, November 17, 2014

Khatkhate Quiz - Results

QMs: Sanjay Parab, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Rajiv D'Silva, Lynn Barretto Miranda.

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Anjali Sen Gupta, Nathan Moniz, Paola Mambro, Sushant Harite - 140
2nd: Ira Almeida, Kv Gouthami, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Saahil Sharma, Sanjay Parab, Srijit Kumar - 125
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Dhanaraj Naik, Kunal Maniyar, Nitish Wagle, Rajiv D'Silva, Vishal Malapati - 110
4th: Dilip Prabhudesai, Harsh Hegde, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Jeremiah Pacheco, Shashank Shirwaikar, Suraj Kamat - 90

CineMagic Quiz - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Joy Prasad Murmu, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Rajiv D'Silva, Sushant Harite, Suyash Gupta - 175
2nd: Kajal Datta, Kv Gouthami, Shubhajit Datta, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai - 130
3rd: Anant Prabhu, Anjali Sen Gupta, Chantal D'Costa, Mayura Naik, Paola Mambro, Terence D'Costa, Veena Kamat - 120
4th: Dhanaraj Naik, Harsh Hegde, Nitish Naik, Sanjay Parab, Sanjiv Prabhudesai - 90
5th: Ameya Mardolkar, Anand Masur, Julian D'Costa, Nathan Moniz, Shrirang Masur, Suraj Kamat, Vinda Kakodkar - 85
6th: Babita Angle, Dilip Prabhudesai, Rajendra Menage, Rajiv Hede, Vishal Malapati - 80

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions (2nd Voyage)

Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 5pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all. This is the second episode of a series quiz started in October, but new participants are welcome to join in.

Khatkhate quizzing

Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
QM: Various
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

CineMagiQuiz

Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 10am
Venue: Gomant Vidya Niketan, near Municipal Garden, Margao
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Movies
Participation: Open to all

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Panjim November Monthly - Results

QM: N. Sirish

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Anjali Sen Gupta, MS Raghunandan, Pravar Peri, Vishal Malapati, Yash Pathak - 205
2nd: Ashwini Patil, Kaivalya Karkare, Kalpa Govekar, Parind Phadte, Rajiv D'Silva, Saish Borkar - 170
3rd: Ashwin Mascarenhas, C. K. Siddharth, Nikhil Subramaniam, Shashank Sardessai, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai, Veenu Vas - 145
4th: Anant Prabhu, Chaitanya Naik, Kedar Naik, Kv Gouthami, Nitish Wagle, Sadhika Buddaseth, Sahil Chirutapudi, Shakuntala Buddaseth - 75
5th: Atharva Kenkre, CN Prabhakar, Lara Pereira, Rajeev Nedumaran, Sumukh Pinge, Tanmay Naik, Vibhas Prabhudessai - 65
6th: Ajey Patil, Ameya Mardolkar, Blessie James, Dhanaraj Naik, Molu Garg, Rohan Bhandare, Shreyas Naik - 60

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 7th of December, to be hosted by Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The 2nd Voyage of 'Around the World in 30 Questions'

The 2nd Voyage of 'Around the World in 30 Questions' will commence at 5pm on Sunday November 16 at the Urban Health Centre in Margao. All those who were present for the 1st Voyage, held at the ICG on October 19, are requested to try and turn up, as the teams will remain the same as they were for that trip. New sailors will be added to the existing teams, starting from the currently lowest-placed team. The three lowest-placed teams will also be allowed to 'poach' a team member each from the teams above them. Plus there are a few other changes in format to make the game even more exciting.

Announcing the CMQ movie quiz


SEQC will be conducting CMQ, a Movie Quiz, at the Gomant Vidya Niketan near the Municipal Garden in Margao, starting 10am on Sunday November 16. The quiz, organised in association with CineMagic, a Margao-based movie club, is open to all, and there is no entry fee. It will be in a non-competitive format, with all those who land up divided into six teams. The quiz will cover all forms of cinema, national and international, with a bit of a bias towards Bollywood and Hollywood, as that's what we all know best.

November 16 – a Day of Quizzing in Margao

Sunday, November 16, is going to be a Day of Quizzing in Margao (DoQiM). In the morning, we will have the CMQ Movie Quiz from 10am to 1pm at the Gomant Vidya Niketan (GVN).

Then we will take a break for lunch, after which we intend to get together at the Urban Health Centre (UHC) opposite the Hospicio Hospital for a few rounds of what we call Khatkhate quizzing, where various QMs run 6-12 questions each. This will be on from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

After a break for chai, we will commence with the 2nd Voyage of 'Around the World in 30 Questions', which will last from 5pm to 7.30pm or so.

Anyone wanting to car pool, or kids looking for lifts, please call Rajiv on 9890141715, Annie on 9527291947 or Anjali on 9860089733.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oasis Lone Wolf - Scores

1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 60
2. Vidyadhar Gadgil - 48
3. Rajiv D'Silva - 40
4. Ajey Patil - 21
5. Anjali Sen Gupta - 16
6. Kv Gouthami - 14
7. Saahil Sharma - 13
8. Shreyas Naik & Anant Prabhu - 4
10. C. N. Prabhakar - 2
11. Vikram D'Silva - 1

Margao October Quiz - Results

QM: Suraj Kamat

1st: Anil Pavithran, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nathan Moniz, Ramchandra Salgaonkar - 200
2nd: Rajiv D'Silva, Sanjay Parab, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Vikram D'Silva - 150
3rd: Abhijeet Virgincar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Vilas Pavithran, Viraj Nayak - 145

The next Margao Quiz will be held on the 29th of November, to be hosted by Abhijeet Virgincar.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Panjim November Quiz

Date: Sunday November 2, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: N. Sirish
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waves '14 Quizzes

Lone Wolf Quiz

Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Ananth Kachroo
Flavour: General
Participation: Solo, for college and higher secondary school students.


Ent Quiz

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 10.00 am
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Sakshi Udeshi & Janvi Palan
Flavour: Entertainment
Participation: Teams of three, for college and higher secondary school students.


Vices Quiz

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Vishnu Nair
Flavour: Stuff your parents told you not to do.
Participation: Teams of three, for college and higher secondary school students.


Waves Open Quiz

Date: November 2, 2014
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Balasubramanian V. & Pradhyumna Bhat
Flavour: General
Participation: Teams of three, open to all.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oasis Lone Wolf 2014

Date: Sunday October 26, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm (please report by 4.45pm)
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Proctor: Mahesh Prabhu (quiz set by BITS Pilani's ELAS Club)
Flavour: General
Description: Solo, written quiz, with 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please bring your own pens.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. 

AtWi30Q – Report, results and content of Game 1


Okay, so there were a few glitches. But it wasn't all bad. Eventually, we settled on a steady rhythm and then things went smoothly.

Game 1 of 'Around the World in 30 Questions' played out with much raucous fun. A 30-question prelims helped sort individuals into teams, all of them named after adventurous or wayfaring creatures. The six teams then started around the world, with four of them surging distinctly ahead of the other two.

In the end (about two hours in, when we ran out of questions), things were awfully tight at the top and at the bottom, meaning that the game will be keenly afoot in future editions.

Here are the results of Game 1:

1st: The Pilot Whales (Rajiv D'Silva*, Ameya Mardolkar, Deepsee Salgaonkar, Ravi T, Sanjay Parab, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues) – 19 stops (13 answers)
2nd: The English Bulldogs (Vidyadhar Gadgil*, Akash Kulkarni, Avedika Arudrya, Parind Phadte, Rajeev Nedumaran, Raunaq Rao, Tom Matthews, Vikram D'Silva) – 18 (12)
3rd: The Leopard Seals (Anjali Sen Gupta*, Aakash Timmapurkar, George L.V., Leroy Veloso, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Omkar Naik, Ronnie J. D'Mello, Saahil Sharma) – 18 (12)
4th: The Amur Falcons (Nitish Wagle*, Amod Kolwalkar, Andrew Williams, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Devansh Cholera, Dhanaraj Naik, Kenneth Alvares) – 18 (11)
5th: The Clouded Leopards (Veenu Vas*, Astrid Vas, C.N. Prabhakar, Neil Balthazer, Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar, Suhani A. Prabhu, Suraj Kamat) – 8 (7)
6th: The Tasmanian Devils (Keith Alvares*, Anant Prabhu, Harsh Hegde, Kv Gouthami, Mahesh Prabhu, Nipa Shetty, Sanchit Mahajan, Vishal Malapati) – 8 (5)

And here's the content:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Margao October Monthly

Date: 25th October 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Suraj Kamat
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions

Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Date: Sunday October 19
Time: Prelims start at 5pm (please be there by 4.45pm)
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Format: Series team quiz, to be held as separate 'episodes' over the course of the next few months. Prelims, to be answered individually, will be used to determine teams for series. More details here.
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Panjim Quiz - Results

QM: Srijit Kumar

1st: Abhijeet Virginkar, Ashwin Kumar, Fatima Kumar, Harsh Gupta, Julian Almeida, Kaivalya Karkare, Rajiv D'Silva, Valmiki Naik - 260
2nd: Amod Colvalkar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Blessie James, Shaunak Sardessai, Soham Gaunekar, Sunil Sardessai, Veenu Vas - 230
3rd: Anant Prabhu, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, J. Krishnamurthi, Kedar Naik, KV Gouthami, Lara Pereira, Shreyas Naik, Soham Kamat, Suhani Prabhu - 205
4th: Ajachi Chakrabarti, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Raj Latkar, Sanjay Parab, Tara Rajendra, Vishal Malapati - 195
5th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashwini Joglekar, Avedika, Deepsee, Kalpa Govekar, Raunaq Rao, Sachin Chatte, Tanmay Naik, Viola Rodrigues, Yash Latkar - 190
6th: Ajey Patil, Julian D'Costa, Paola Mambro, Parth Gaonkar, Paul Gatward, Saahil Sharma, Zeyn Jaswal - 155

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 2nd of November, to be hosted by N. Sirish.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions


Every year, SEQC has one 'series quiz' – a tournament that spans several days over the course of a few months. The series event planned for October-December 2014 is a quiz-based game called 'Around the World in 30 Questions'.

The essence of the game is to circumnavigate a route marked along the world map shown above, moving ahead by answering questions related to the location you're on. The use of a die to move will bring in an element of luck into the game, while your ability to answer questions will constitute the skill factor.

The tournament begins at 5pm on Sunday October 19 at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula. All those who turn up on the day will individually take a prelims, consisting of a written round of 33 questions to be answered in 20 minutes. All participants will then be divided into six teams based on their scores, and go on to play the first round of 'Around the World in 30 Minutes'. The teams will remain constant over the course of the tournament.

Additional details about the game are provided here, and you're welcome to check them out if you like.

The event promises to be a world of fun, so land up in large numbers. No registration is required, and all are welcome to come and play, so spread the word. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Panjim October Quiz

Date: Sunday October 5, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Srijit Kumar
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

Monday, September 29, 2014

September Margao Quiz – Results

QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly

1st: Nitish Wagle, Suraj Kamat, Sushant Harite, Tarun Mascarenhas – 95 points
2nd: [Anant Prabhu, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nathan Moniz, Viraj Nayak] and [Abhijeet Virginkar, Julian D'Costa, Mahesh Prabhu, Sanjay Parab] – 75
4th: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Harsh Hegde, Ira Almeida, Paul Gatward – 60

The next Margao Monthly will be held on the 25th of October, to be hosted by Paul Gatward.

BiG Q 2014 – scores and content

A total of 36 participants took The BiG Q test across Panjim and Margao. The general asssessment was that it was easier than in previous years, an opinion borne out by the higher scoring across the board.

Rajiv D'Silva retained the title of The BiG Q, scoring 76 points. Hot on his heels were Julian D'Costa with 74 and Vidyadhar Gadgil on 73, who win the Best Open Quizzer prizes for Margao and Panjim, respectively. Tarun Mascarenhas, who scored 50, is the Best Schools Quizzer from Margao; while Dhanraj Naik with 29 wins that title from the Panjim venue.

Prizes will be awarded during the Panjim monthly to be held on October 5. Winners, you are requested to try and attend, as there's always the chance that your prize money will end up being used for booze if you're not there to grab it.

Here are the top 10 finishers:

Participant Venue Category Score ** *    
Rajiv D'Silva Panjim Open 76     2 6  
Julian D'Costa Margao School 74     2 6  
Vidyadhar Gadgil Panjim Open 73     3 5  
Pradhyumna Bhat Margao Open 57     2 4  
Rajeev N. Panjim Open 57     2 3  
Sangeeth S. Varma Margao Open 54     1 5  
Harsh Bhatkuly Panjim Open 53     1 3  
Anjali Sen Gupta Panjim Open 52     1 3  
Tarun Mascarenhas Margao School 50     2 4  
Raunaq Rao Panjim Open 46     1 2

For the complete list of scores, click here.

The question paper for the quiz is available here, and the paper with the answers here

The BiG Q 2014 – Outstation scores

The BiG Q 2014 quiz was conducted in several venues outside Goa. Many thanks to Anannya Deb of the Bombay Quiz Club, Prasanna Karmarkar/Pranav Mihir Kandada of K-Circle in Hyderabad, Dr Chandrashekhar Rao/Shivakumar Vishwanathan of Quiz Dubai, Gautam Ghosh/V. Senthil in Madurai, Suarav Ranjan Datta in Kolkata, and JN Ramanand of the Boat Club Quiz Club, Pune for hosting the quiz in these locations.

Here are the scores as received from these centres (a few are pending):

Hyderabad

Participant Score ** *   
Nitish Khadiya 75 0 7  
Mustafa Hashmi 67 4 8  
Sarada Anne 59 2 5  
Krishna B. 59 1 4  
Prasanna Karmarkar 54 0 6  
Arjun S. Kallapur 47 1 3  
Siddhartha V. 38 2 3  
Ram Mohan 36 2 1  
Vivek C. 34 1 1  
Sriraj. R. Iyer 34 1 1  
Siddharth 30 1 3  
Ratna Kumar 26 1 2  
Mohan 18 0 0

Dubai

Participant Score ** *    
G Krishnamurthi 76 3 6  
Alok Mohan 69 2 8  
Prasann Potdar 68 3 8  
Ramkey 61 3 3  
Murali 57 5 5  
Raghuraman 57 2 5  
Chandrashekar Rao 54 1 6  
Jonathan 54 0 4  
Raunaq Paul 42 0 3  
Rahul Gupta 35 2 4

Mumbai

Participant Score ** *    
Vikram Joshi 94 4 8  
Vinoo Sanjay 88 3 8  
Pravin Varma 80 7 2  
Bala S. 76 6 3  
Sachin Deshpande 75 3 7  
Nikhil Sonde 75 1 6  
J Krishnamurthi 74 2 5  
Venkatraghavan S. 74 2 5  
Rahul Kottalgi 73 4 6  
Govind Grewal 69 2 5  
Anil Kothuri 69 1 5  
Aniket Khasgiwale 62 2 6  
Jagdeep Kannarath 59 6 0  
Suvajit Chakraborty 51 1 2  
Sundesh Shetty 49 0 2  
Debashish Misra 48 1 3  
Karthik Ganesh 44 0 1  
Kaushik Saha 44 0 0  
Omkar Kamalapur 42 1 3

Kolkata

Participant Category  Score  **   *
Sandeep Shankar Open 74   3   7
Kinshuk Biswas Open 69   3   7
Abhijit Banerjee Open 67   2   8
Devarshi Ghosh Open 59   2   2
Somnath Chanda Open 51   2   3
Somasish Ghosh Student 50   3   3
Sreshth Shah Student 47   1   6
Bedbyas Datta Student 43   5
Arkapaul Datta Student 33   2
Ashoke Sanyal Open 31   1
Sanjay Chakraborty Open 25   2

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Goa History Quiz 2014 - Results

Semi-Final One:
1st: Saniya Pednekar, Pankaj Gawas, Shubham Vernekar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 40+1
2nd: YSL Sarath Raja, Sumukh Pinge, Suyash Kamat (Mushtifund HS, Panjim) - 40
3rd: Simeone Fernandes, Lisa Pinto, Trudy Tucker (Our Lady of the Rosary HS, Dona Paula) & Rainer Gomes, Eden Heredia, Ujwal Tendulkar (Holy Family HS, Porvorim) - 30
5th: Saitej Amonkar, Ninad Tengse, Manas Hadkar (Dr KB Hedgewar HS, Panjim) - 25
6th: Shriram Parab, Anoushka Prabhu, Ayush Amonkar (Mushtifund HS, Panjim) - 10

Semi-Final Two:
1st: Om Joshi, Eesha Tirodkar, Parth Vernekar (Saraswat Vidyalaya HS, Mapusa) - 45
2nd: Shawn Lobo, Calvin D'Souza, Rohidas Parab (Lourdes Convent HS, Saligao) - 30
3rd: Shreeshail Arolkar, Sailee Manerkar, Aashma Surlakar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 25
4th: Elvina Machado, Rochelle D'Mellow, Jerusha D'Souza (Lourdes Convent HS, Saligao) - 20
5th: Cleodolinda Pinto, Sweta Sharma, Malraina Pinto (Lourdes Convent HS,  Saligao) - 15
6th: Gautami Rao, Nia do Carmo Lobo, Rebecca D'Souza (Our Lady of the Rosary HS, Dona Paula) - 10

Semi-Final Three:
1st: Karuna Sankolli, Sachi Tengse, Arish Dhopeshwarkar (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 50
2nd: Zibane Paes, Akash Arun, Mayuresh Khandeparkar (Bhatiker Model HS, Margao) - 45
3rd: Rudraksh Kerkar, Sachetan Joshi, Varad Narvekar (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 30
4th: Anoushka De Souza, Michelle De Noronha, Meagan Neves (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 20
5th: Chinmay Mone, Ishan Kakodkar, Ambar Dalal (The New Educational Institute, Curchorem) - 10
6th: Hritika Naik, Anurag Raiturkar, Devika Arsekar (Manovikas English Medium HS, Margao) - 5

Semi-Final Four:
1st: Alvina Almeida, Rianne Barreto, Schulen Dias (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 50
2nd: Werner Gomindes, Darren D'Costa, Altamash Panjwany ( Loyola HS, Margao) - 45
3rd: Sherwyn Correia, Karan Korgaonker, Xena Mendonca (Regina Mundi HS, Chicalim) - 40
4th: Pearl Coutinho, Israrahmed Adur, Selcea D'Costa (Rosary HS, Navelim) - 30
5th: Stanley Cabral, Shane D'Mello, Muriel Fernandes (St. Anthony's HS, Majorda) - 10
6th: Aniksha Mayekar, Anushree Pai Raikar, Arya Gauns (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 5

Final:
1st: Om Joshi, Eesha Tirodkar, Parth Vernekar (Saraswat Vidyalaya HS, Mapusa) - 95
2nd: Karuna Sankolli, Sachi Tengse, Arish Dhopeshwarkar (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 70
3rd: Alvina Almeida, Rianne Barreto, Schulen Dias (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 60
4th: Saniya Pednekar, Pankaj Gawas, Shubham Vernekar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 55

Margao Monthly September

Date: 27th September 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Times College Quiz 2014

Date: 26th September 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: Maquinez Palace, Panjim
Participation: Open to all college students, in teams of two each. No prior registration required.