Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Panjim February Quiz

Date: February 1, 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

QuizDubai BrainBuster 2015

Date: 1st February 2015
Time: 3.00 pm
Set by: Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao
Proctored by: Kanchan Gatward
Format: Written, solo. 90 questions to be answered in 75 minutes.
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Pre-registration is essential. To register, send a mail to

Margao January Quiz

Date: 31st January 2015

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

QuizStock - Travel & Tourism Quiz

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

QuizStock - The-Year-That-Was Quiz

QuizStock - Goa Open

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

QuizStock - Social Sciences Quiz

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil

QuizStock 2015 - Results

Movie Quiz

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Anant Prabhu, Nakul Sangolli, Sarada Anne, Shaunak Sardessai, Shilpa, Sunil Sardessai - 155
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar, Arun Hiregange, Suvajit Chakraborty - 150
3rd: Amod Kolwalkar, Delson Roche, J. Krishnamurthi - 115
4th: Kanchan Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Rohan Bhandare, Sanjay Parab - 110
5th: Amita Mascarenhas, Paul Gatward, Sarath - 95
6th: Anjali Sen Gupta, C. N. Prabhakar, Vidyadhar Gadgil - 65

(The team sheets for this quiz were misplaced, so if there are any errors or ommissions, please leave a comment)

Social Sciences Quiz

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Rajiv D'Silva
2nd: Arun Hiregange & J. Krishnamurthi
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta & Harshvardhan Bhatkuly

(Answer sheets for this quiz were misplaced as well. Full list with scores will be put up once we are in a position to do so. If ever.)

Goa Open

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Arun Hiregange & J. Krishnamurthi - 118
2nd: Rajiv D'Silva & Srijit Kumar - 105
3rd: Sharath & Shilpa - 80
4th: (Nakul Sangolli & Sarada Anne) & (Balasubrmanian V. & Pradhyumna Bhat) - 60
6th: Ajey Patil & Vidyadhar Gadgil - 45
7th: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Sunil Sardessai - 25
8th: Ameya Mardolkar & Sanjay Parab - 10

The-Year-That-Was Quiz

QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda

1st: Abdul Razzak Maniyar, Ameya Mardolkar, Paul Gatward, Suvajit Chakrabortty, Viola Rodrigues - 235
2nd: [Ajey Patil, Dhanaraj Naik, Kanchan Gatward, Vidyadhar Gadgil] & [Anant Prabhu, Anil Kelgainmani, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Saish Borkar] - 150
4th: Aarina Alphonso, Delson Roche, Rohan Bhandare, Sunil Sardessai - 120

Travel Quiz

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1. Arun Hiregange & J. Krishnamurthi - 28
2. Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Nitish Wagle - 23
3. Ajey Patil & Vidyadhar Gadgil - 22
4. Ameya Mardolkar & Viola Rodrigues - 19
5. Lynn Barretto Miranda & Suvajit Chakraborty - 16
6. (Aarina Alphonso & Delson Roche) & (Amod Kolwalkar & Devansh Cholera) - 13
8. Priya Ramachandran & Lovell D'Souza - 11
9. Amita Mascarenhas & Kanchan Gatward - 10
10. (Annamaria De Souza-Goswami & Paul Gatward) & (Anant Prabhu & Anjali Sen Gupta) - 9
12. Saish Borkar & Sanjay Parab - 7
13. Dhanaraj Naik & Shreyas Naik - 6


QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Arun Hiregange & J. Krishnamurthi - 190
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Delson Roche, Rajiv D'Silva - 105
3rd: Lynn Barretto Miranda, Sanjay Parab, Suvajit Chakrabortty - 75
4th: Paul Gatward, Ramchandra Salgaokar, Varun Prasad - 70
5th: [Ajey Patil, Dhanaraj Naik, Vidyadhar Gadgil],  [Ameya Mardolkar, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues] & [Anant Prabhu, Balasubrmanian V. Pradhyumna Bhat] - 60
8th: Aarina Alphonso, Anjali Sen Gupta, Kanchan Gatward - 30
9th: Amod Kolwalkar, Devansh Cholera, Sammit Jain - 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January Panjim Quiz - Content

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil

Laughing all the way

Here's a video clip to illustrate what QuizStock '15 felt like. This is from the BEST Quiz conducted by Nitish, the last quiz of the jamboree. I'm not sure what the first burst of laughter was about, but it could be related to a question about the airline designated the safest in the world, and its low-cost carrier. Delson (who is shooting the video) whispered to Rajiv that it could be Qantas. Rajiv, who misheard his answer, turned to him and asked in incredulity but in all seriousness, "There's an airline called Wankers?!" So of course, when we gave the answer, we went for Qantas, and proposed that its low-cost carrier was called Wankers, as that's how they refer to the cattle-class customers.

The second burst of laughter was for what must have been the funniest moment of the weekend. Anjali was in top form throughout the BEST Quiz, which was a bit of a "well left" affair for most of the teams. For the airlines question above, her answers were "Air Force One and Air Force Someone". Towards the end, when yet another question rolled by which the team she was on knew nothing about, her answer was "Whatever Team 3 says". As we were Team 3, and next in line, this was brilliant pre-empting. It's not that funny when it's written out like this, but if you had been there, you would have died laughing. Which, as you will see on the clip, most of us did. Enjoy!

QuizStock 2015 – a pictorial review

QuizStock 2015 was something of a riot. It seems to have passed in a haze of laughter and leg-pulling, with a few questions thrown in here and there. And I wasn't even one of those who was high most of the time! Part of the reason why it was so much fun, I think, is that the outstation crowd this time – which largely was from Hyderabad – was a lot less competitive than usual, and joined in all the merriment with enthusiasm. A good time was had by all. The results and stuff will be up soon, but here are some pictures to while away the time.
Lynn reviews The Year That Was
Scenes from the BEST Quiz

Prize winners – Social Sciences quiz
Prize winners – Travel Quiz
Prize winners – Goa Open
Prize winners – BEST Quiz 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Announcing QuizStock 2015

Tan-tan-tan-tara-tan-tara! Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! SEQC announces the third edition of its annual quizzing festival, boldly titled QuizStock, held in association with the International Centre Goa. The event shall take place on the weekend of January 17 and 18, 2015. The schedule shall stand as follows:

Saturday Jan 17
10am-1pm: Movie Quiz (QuizMaster: Aniruddha 'Annie' Sen Gupta) – non-competitive*
2pm-4.30pm: Social Science (Vidyadhar Gadgil) – written**, for teams of 2
5pm-8.30pm: Goa Open (Annie) – for teams of 2; prelims + finals (8 teams in finals)

Sunday Jan 18
10am-1pm: The Year That Was (Lynn Barreto Miranda) – non-competitive*
2pm-4.30pm: Travel (Rajiv D'Silva) – written**, for teams of 2
5pm-8.30pm: BEST Quiz (Nitish) – for teams of 3 including at least one school student#; prelims + finals (6 teams in finals)

Venue: The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

* The non-competitive quizzes will be held as we do our monthly quizzes – all who land up will be divided into teams and participate.
** The written quizzes will have questions projected as in a regular competitive quiz, but all teams will answer in writing on an answer sheet. These answer sheets will be evaluated for the final standings.
# School students, as per the SEQC definition, include those studying in Std XI and XII. Outstation teams will be assisted in locating students to join them.

All competitive quizzes will have prizes. Participation is open to all, and there are no entry fees. No pre-registration is required for any of the quizzes.

Anyone interested in sponsoring prizes in cash or in kind, please email us at, or call one of the following people: Anjali Sen Gupta (9860089733), Rajiv D'Silva (9890141715) or Aniruddha Sen Gupta (9527291947).

UPDATE: Happy to announce that My Goa magazine has tied up as media partner for the event.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SEQC January Panjim - Results

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Ashwin Kumar, Beverly Mendonca, Fatima Kumar, Molu Garg, Sandhya Mendonca - 250
2nd: Amod Kolwalkar, Charmaine D'Souza, C. N. Prabhakar, David De Souza, Rajiv D'Silva, Suyash Tirodkar - 220
3rd: Anant Prabhu, Antariksh Dicholkar, Delson Roche, Dhanaraj Naik, Paul Gatward, Suhani Prabhu - 210
4th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Anuj Pai Raikar, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Kanchan Gatward, Kv Gouthami, Nikhil Arolkar - 180
5th: Ajey Patil, Akshay Pai Raikar, Blessie James, Eesha Tirodkar, Jared Lobo, Leroy Veloso, Paola Mambro - 155
6th: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Kalpa Govekar, Nitish Wagle, Shaunak Sardessai, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai - 145

The next monthly in Panjim will be held on the 1st of February 2015, to be QMed by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Panjim January 2015 monthly

Date: January 4, 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all