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.


Navhind Times School Quiz 2014



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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The BiG Q 2014

The sixth edition of The BiG Q, SEQC's annual solo written quiz, will be held in two locations, one each in North Goa and South Goa. It is a solo written quiz, with 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please bring your own pens and backing boards.

Date: Sunday September 21, 2013
Time: 4.45pm (reporting time); quiz starts at 5pm sharp.
Answers are revealed immediately afterwards, with corrections done simultaneously, so provisional scores are decided on the spot. You'll be done by about 8pm.
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Venues:
Margao – Urban Health Centre, opposite Hospicio Hospital
Panjim – The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free. No pre-registration required, just land up.
Prizes: In addition to the overall winner (the BiG Q), prizes will be given to the best score in the Open and School (Std XII and below) categories at each venue.

For clarifications or enquiries, call the respective venue coordinators – Ira 9822127995 (Margao) and Aniruddha 9527291947 / 2295833 (Panjim).

Quiz Quest 6

Date: 20th September 2014
Venue: St. Britto High School, Mapusa
Time: 10.00 am
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Goa
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each. Call Miguel Braganza on 9822982676 for more details.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

XCHR Goa History Quiz 2014 - Prelims

XCHR Goa History Quiz 2014 - Qualifiers

North Goa:
1. Saniya Pednekar, Pankaj Gawas, Shubham Vernekar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 24
2. Om Joshi, Eesha Tirodkar, Parth Vernekar (Saraswat Vidyalaya HS, Mapusa) - 20
3. Rainer Gomes, Eden Heredia, Ujwal Tendulkar (Holy Family HS, Porvorim) - 19
4. Cleodolinda Pinto, Sweta Sharma, Malraina Pinto (Lourdes Convent HS,  Saligao) - 16
5. Saitej Amonkar, Ninad Tengse, Manas Hadkar (Dr KB Hedgewar HS, Panjim) - 15 (with 5*)
6. Shawn Lobo, Calvin D'Souza, Rohidas Parab (Lourdes Convent HS, Saligao) - 15 (3*)
7. Gautami Rao, Nia do Carmo Lobo, Rebecca D'Souza (Our Lady of the Rosary HS, Dona Paula) - 15 (2*)
8. Simeone Fernandes, Lisa Pinto, Trudy Tucker (Our Lady of the Rosary HS, Dona Paula) - 14
9. YSL Sarath Raja, Sumukh Pinge, Suyash Kamat (Mushtifund HS, Panjim) - 14 (4*, No. 3 on sudden-death count back)
10. Shreeshail Arolkar, Sailee Manerkar, Aashma Surlakar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 13 (4*)
11. Shriram Parab, Anoushka Prabhu, Ayush Amonkar (Mushtifund HS, Panjim) - 13 (1*, 4 SD)
12. Elvina Machado, Rochelle D'Mellow, Jerusha D'Souza (Lourdes Convent HS, Saligao) - 13 (1*)

South Goa:
1. Zibane Paes, Akash Arun, Mayuresh Khandeparkar (Bhatiker Model HS, Margao) - 28
2. Werner Gomindes, Darren D'Costa, Altamash Panjwany ( Loyola HS, Margao) - 22
3. Chinmay Mone, Ishan Kakodkar, Ambar Dalal (The New Educational Institute, Curchorem) - 20
4. Sherwyn Correia, Karan Korgaonker, Xena Mendonca (Regina Mundi HS, Chicalim) - 19 (3*, 3 SD)
5. Hritika Naik, Anurag Raiturkar, Devika Arsekar (Manovikas English Medium HS, Margao) - 19 (3*)
6. Alvina Almeida, Rianne Barreto, Schulen Dias (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 18
7. Anoushka De Souza, Michelle De Noronha, Meagan Neves (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 16
8. Stanley Cabral, Shane D'Mello, Muriel Fernandes (St. Anthony's HS, Majorda) - 15 (4*)
9. Karuna Sankolli, Sachi Tengse, Arish Dhopeshwarkar (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 15 (3*)
10. Aniksha Mayekar, Anushree Pai Raikar, Arya Gauns (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 15 (2*, 1 SD)
11. Rudraksh Kerkar, Sachetan Joshi, Varad Narvekar (AJ de Almeida HS, Ponda) - 15 (2*)
12. Pearl Coutinho, Israrahmed Adur, Selcea D'Costa (Rosary HS, Navelim) - 13

The final stage of the competition will take place on the 19th of September at the XCHR, Porvorim. Qualifiers must report at the venue by 9.30 am.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Panjim Quiz - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: [Ajey Patil, Devaki Dalvi, Gulnar Joshi, Kaivalya Karkare, Rajiv D'Silva, Saee Dalvi, Sammit Jain, Sanjay Parab, S. D. Dalvi, Vidya Dalvi, Zeyn Jaswal] & [Amol Joshi, Ashwin Mysore, Dhanaraj Naik, Leroy Veloso, Liju Daniel, M. S. Raghunandan, Sangeeth Varma, Valmiki Naik, Viola Rodrigues] - 180
3rd: Aren Noronha, Arunav Konwar, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Atul Dev, Molu Garg, Parth Gaonkar, Sachin Chatte, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Vikram Dalvi, Yash Latkar - 175
4th: Abhijeet Virginkar, Akanksha Virginkar, Anant Prabhu, Blessie James, C. N. Prabhakar, Nitish Wagle, Parind Phadte, Raj Latkar, Shreyas Naik, Shubham Phadte, Sunil Sardessai, Taran Mukherjee, Yogendra Chouhan - 170
5th: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Astrid Vas, Paola Mambro, Pranav Khadpe, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shaila de Souza, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Srinath Ramkumar, Veenu Vas, Vishal Malapati - 160
6th: Ananya Mukherjee, Ashwin Kumar, Basil Fernandes, Fatima Kumar, Jared Lobo, Mithila Prabhudesai, Pamella D'Mello, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Raunaq Rao, Riza Noronha, Siddesh Shenoy, Shravan Nevatia, Srijit Kumar - 150

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 5th of October, to be hosted by Srijit Kumar.

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. 

SEQC September monthly – content


Monday, September 8, 2014

Goa History Quiz 2014


Dates: Prelims - 12th September 2104, Finals - 19th September 2104
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
Format: The top 24 teams in the prelims held on the 12th, 12 each from North & South Goa, will participate in 4 Semi-Finals of 6 teams each held on the 19th. The winners of each Semi-Final will meet in the Final, to be held on the 19th.
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each. Call 2417772 or 2414971 for more details, or visit www.xchr.in.

Tata Crucible 2014 - Goa Round

Date: 14th September 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
QM: Giri 'Pickbrain' Balasubramanium
Flavour: Business
Venue: Taj Vivanta, Panjim
Who can participate: Teams of two, representing their company/organization.
Prizes: Rs 1,00,000 for the winners, 50,000 for the runners-up
More details at the official site.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

August Margao Monthly - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Anjali Sen Gupta, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Terence D'Costa - 175
2nd: Lynn Barretto Miranda, Rajiv D'Silva, Tallulah D'Silva, Vikram D'Silva - 170
3rd: Nathan Moniz, Nitish Khadiya, Manuel Pereira, Tarun Mascarenhas - 140

The next Margao Monthly will be held on the 27th of September. QM TBD.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SEQC Panjim September monthly

Date: Sunday September 7, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all