Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Announcing the BiG Q 2014

Are you the best quizzer in Goa? Where in the rankings do you stand? Are you getting better from year to year?

These are some of the questions that participating in the BiG Q can answer for you. Of course, the questions you will have to answer will be quite different. There will be 120 of them, to be answered in 90 minutes. Covering all kinds of subjects – current affairs, politics, geography, history, movies, music, sports, business, science, religion... – you name the topic, and there is likely to be a question on it. It's a solo written quiz, so you'll need to bring a pen, a backing board – and a brain full of information.

The BiG Q 2014 – this is the sixth one in the annual series – will be held on Sunday September 21, starting 5pm. There are two venues – for people in the north, the nearest centre will be the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula; for those in the south, the Urban Health Centre opposite Hospicio Hospital in Margao. Participants would need to be at their preferred venue by 4.45pm.

The quiz, which is open to all and has no entry fee, is being conducted by the Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC), Goa's only group of its kind. Answers will be revealed immediately after the quiz is done, and corrections carried out on the spot, so you know your score before you leave the venue. There are prizes for the Best Open Quizzer and the Best School Quizzer at each of the two venues, besides the overall BiG Q crown for the 'Best-in-Goa Quizzer'. Prizes will be awarded after a more rigorous examination of the answer sheets, at one of the subsequent SEQC monthly quizzes.

If you'd like to see in advance what the quiz might be like, you can check out last year's questions and answers here.

If you have any queries after this, mail seqcgoa@gmail.com, or call Ira Almeida (Margao coordinator) on 9822127995, or Aniruddha Sen Gupta at 9527291947 / 2295833. 

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