Monday, November 20, 2017

Quiz Pro Pros episode 2 - results

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

1st: W.G. Disgrace (Team IT: Aaron Araujo, Devadas Krishnan, J. Krishnamurthi, Parind Phadte) - 250 points

2nd: The Concrete Junglies (Team Buildings: Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Mayur Shett, Rajiv D'Silva, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai) - 210

3rd: Damn You, Autocorrect! (Team Media & Comms: Anjali Sen Gupta, Arvind Siva, Harsh Bhatkuly, Madhura Chakraborty, Vidyadhar Gadgil) - 205

4th: Miscellaneous Medley (Team Misc: Amey Parsekar, George Varghese, Gouthami, Kanchan Gatward, Sanjay Parab, Shwetambari Parab, Susheela) - 175

5th: Quacks of All Trades (Team Medicine: Aproop Prabhudessai, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Chandrashekhar Rao, Mohnish Sardessai, Leander Paes, Pallavi Dhakne, Zibane Paes) - 130

6th: Four-year Transform (Team Engineering: Nitsh Wagle) - 115

Competition standings

Monday, November 13, 2017

Quiz Pro Pros episode 2

Date: Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all. Second part of a three-part competition, with teams composed based on participants' work areas.
New entrants are welcome to participate. Check out the team divisions, and get in touch with the relevant team captain. If you don't have their contacts, send mail at, and we'll make the connection.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

XCHR Goa History Quiz 2017

Dates: Prelims - 13th November 2017, Finals - 18th November 2017
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 13th November, 12 each from North & South Goa, will participate in 4 Semi-Finals of 6 teams each, on 18th November. The winners of each Semi-Final will meet in the Final, to be held on the same day.
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each. Max two teams per school.
For details: Call 2417772 or 2414971, or visit

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Brainbuster 2017 - Goa scores

Proctored by Chandrashekhar Rao, one of the setters of the quiz, the Quiz Dubai Brainbuster was held in Goa on November 5. Other centres will follow in subsequent weeks, and the consolidated scores put up at the appropriate time. In the meantime, here are the Goa scores.

Annie Sen Gupta  60
Rajiv D'Silva 32
Vidyadhar Gadgil 32
Rahul Kakodkar 21
Gouthami 18
Arvind s 17
Paul Gatward 17
Sahil Ramchandani 16
Nathan Moniz 10
Harsh Hegde 9
Anjali Sen Gupta 9
Mayur Shett 8
Anant Prabhu  5
Pratik Bhandare 3
Vikas Mahale 2

Monday, November 6, 2017

Panjim November quiz - content

QM: Srijit Kumar

Panjim Monthly - 5/Nov/2017 - Results

QM: Srijit Kumar

1st: Team 4 - Anjali SenGupta, Mayur Shett, Paul Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Shaunak Sardessai - 320 points

2nd: Team 3 - Arvind S, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Harsh Hegde, Kanchan Gatward, Sunil Sardessai - 275 points

3rd: Team 1 - Anant Prabhu, Annie Sen Gupta, C N Prabhakar, Gouthami, Nathan Moniz - 245 points

4th: Team 2 - Ashwin Mascarenhas, Chandrashekar Rao, Rahul Kakodkar, Sadhika Buddhaseth, Sahil Ramchandani - 210 points

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Panjim November Quiz

Date: Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Srijit Kumar
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Quiz Dubai Brainbuster 2017

Date: Sunday November 5th
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (reporting time 2.45pm)
Proctor: Chandrasekhar Rao
Flavour: General
Format: Solo written quiz, 90 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

NOTE: All participants should bring their own pens and backing boards, and be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the event begins. We will start at 3 pm on the dot.

Margao October Quiz - Content

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Margao Monthly - 29/Oct/2017 - Results

QM: Rahul Kakodkar

1st: Team 3 - Anjali SenGupta, Ira Prem, Sahil Ramchandani, Sanjay Parab, Srijit Kumar - 300 points

2nd: Team 1 - Annie Sen Gupta, Chantal D'Costa, Terrence D'Costa, Vilas Pavithran - 290 points

3rd: Team 2 - Abhijeet Virginkar, Anish Dhaimodkar, Aproop Prabhudessai, Nathan Moniz, Rajiv D'Silva - 245 points

4th: Team 4 - Elvino Barreto, Gouthami, Harsh Hegde, Ira Almeida, Paul Gatward - 200 points

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Margao October Quiz

Date: Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Rahul Kakodkar
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quiz Pro Pros episode 1 - content

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

Quiz Pro Pros episode 1 - results

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

1st: Four-year Transform (Team Engineering: C.N. Prabhakar, Gaurav Haloi, Harsh Hegde, Lucky Kaul, Nishat Belwadi, Rahul Kakodkar, Rohan Mehrotra, Roshan Dattatri, Sahil Ramchandani, ) - 105 points

2nd: Quacks of All Trades (Team Medicine: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Chandrashekhar Rao, Mark Monteiro, Mohnish Sardessai, Pallavi Dhakne, Zibane Paes) and Miscellaneous Medley (Team Misc: Akash Kulkarni, Amey Parsekar, Gouthami, Kanchan Gatward, Mahesh Prabhu, Sanjay Parab, Shailaja Sardessai, Suraj Kamat) - 100

4th: The Concrete Junglies (Team Buildings: Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Mayur Shett, Rajiv D'Silva, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai) and W.G. Disgrace (Team IT: Aaron Araujo, Akshat Shah, Chinmay Agarwal, Devadas Krishnan, J. Krishnamurthi, Nathan Moniz, Siddharth K.V., Tejan Karmali) - 90

6th: Damn You, Autocorrect! (Team Media & Comms: Anish Dhaimodkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Anuradha Goyal, Madhura Chakraborty, Shaunak Sardessai) - 65

Competition standings
1st: Four-year Transform (Team Engineering) - 100 %ile
2nd: Quacks of All Trades (Team Medicine) and Miscellaneous Medley (Team Misc) - 95.24
4th: The Concrete Junglies (Team Buildings) and W.G. Disgrace (Team IT) - 85.71
6th: Damn You, Autocorrect! (Team Media & Comms) - 61.90

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Quiz Pro Pros episode 1

Date: Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all. First part of a three-part competition, with teams composed based on participants' work areas.

Quiz Pro Pros -- teams and competition format

The Quiz Pro Pros competition will be held on three Sundays over October-December -- October 15, November 19 and December 17.

Six teams have been created based on the current or most recent occupations of the 40-odd registrants, as follows:

1. Engineering: Rahul Kakodkar (captain), C.N. Prabhakar, Harsh Hegde, Lucky Kaul, and Sahil Ramchandani

2. IT: J Krishnamurthi (captain), Aaron Araujo, Devadas Krishnan, Nathan Moniz, Tanmay Pereira Naik, and Tejan Karmali

3. Buildings: Rajiv D'Silva, (captain, Architect), Anant Sridhar Prabhu (Construction), Mayur Shett (Construction), Srijit Kumar (Real Estate), and Sunil Sardessai (Architect)

4. Medicine: Chandrashekhar Rao (captain), Anurag Dalal, Aproop Prabhu Dessai, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Leander Paes, Mohnish Sardessai, Pallavi Dhakne, and Zibane Paes

5. Media & Communications: Anjali Sen Gupta (captain, Communications Consultant), Anuradha Goyal (Writer), Arvind Sivakumaran (Filmmaker), Madhura Chakraborty (Editor / Writer), Pamela D'Mello (Journalist), and Vidyadhar Gadgil (Editor / Journalist)

6. Misc: Gouthami (captain, NGO Sector), Akash Kulkarni (Education), Delson Roche (Merchant Marine), George Varghese (Farmer), Kanchan Gatward (Banking), Mahesh Prabhu (Logistics), Paul Gatward (Football Official), Pranab Mukhopadhyay (Education), Sanjay Parab (Retailer), Suraj Kamat (Football Official), and Susheela (Farmer)

There is a bit of an overlap between Engineering and IT, as there are a whole lot of Engineering students doing Computer Science who have registered -- I have divided them between the two teams for evenness.

The competition format has been left flexible, so that non-registered participants who land up can join in relevant teams as per their work areas. The absence of limits on the number of people in a team also makes it possible for people to miss episodes along the way without disrupting the team structures.

For the overall competition, points will be calculated on a percentile basis. For each quiz, the top team will be awarded 100 points, and the other teams a percentile score equal to their percentage of the top team's winning quiz score. The final rankings will be determined by the total of the teams' percentile scores across all three episodes.

The BiG Q 2017 - Scores


Chandrashekhar Rao Panjim Open
The BiG Q
Harsh Hegde Margao Open
Margao winner
Vidyadhar Gadgil Panjim Open
Panjim winner
Rahul Kakodkar Margao Open

Devadas Krishnan Panjim Open

Gouthami Panjim Open

Madhura Chakraborty Panjim Open

Sanjiv Prabhudesai Margao Open

Parind Phadte Panjim Open

Sahil Ramchandani Margao Open

Mayur Shett Panjim Open

Arvind Sivakumaran Panjim Open

Paul Gatward Panjim Open

Sunil Sardessai Panjim Open

Tanmay Naik Panjim Open

Anjali Sen Gupta Panjim Open

Terrence D’Costa Margao Open

Ira Almeida Margao Open

Manas Hadkar Panjim School
School winner - Panjim
Neeta Rana Panjim Open

Chantal D’Costa Margao School
School winner - Margao
Siddharth Subramanium Panjim School

M. M. Subramanium Panjim Open

Nikhilesh Rana Panjim School

C. N. Prabhakar Panjim Open

Additionally, a few people took the quiz non-competitively:
1. Aniruddha Sengupta (Goa) - 109
2. J. Krishnamurthi (Hyderabad) - 95
3. J. K. Lakshmi (Hyderabad) - 78

And here are the questions and answers of the quiz.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Quiz Pro Pros: a new series

Every year, SEQC runs a multi-part competition with teams composed in different ways. In the past, we've had, among other things, teams based on people's places of residence (In The Zone, 2013) or birth years (Decade-nce, 2016). This year, it's going to revolve around your professional choices.

Announcing Quiz Pro Pros, our series competition for 2017. For teams made up of doctors, or architects, or engineers, or management professionals, etc. The competition will be held between October and December, with the first episode to be held on Sunday, October 15.

To begin with, what is required is that all those interested in participating send in a pre-registration mail specifying your work area. You are free to describe it any way you like, but please clearly indicate what industry you work in, and a basic job function. For example, civil engineer in the construction industry; or marketing professional in the automotive business. Many of us have been different things through the course of our lives; your self-description can be from any part of your career.

College students can specify the stream that you are studying in; school students, just send your name and, if you like, what you would be interested in becoming.

Send this mail to before midnight on Tuesday, October 10. I will then compile all registrants and announce teams. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Panjim October monthly - results

QM: Chandrashekhar Rao

1st: Anjali Sen Gupta, Annie Sen Gupta, Chinmay Naik, Savitri Rao, Tanmay Pereira Naik - 314 points

2nd: Arvind Sivakumaran, Ashwin Naik, Chaitanya Naik, C.N. Prabhakar, Paul Gatward - 298

3rd: Jeet Pendam, Madhura Chakraborty, Mohnish Sardessai, Sadhika Buddhaseth, Shounak Sardessai, Sunil Sardessai - 259

4th: Dharma Rane, Mahesh Prabhu, Rajiv D'Silva, Shreyash Kerkar, Sidhiya Kerkar - 245

5th: Devadas Krishnan, Parind Phadte, Sahil Ramchandani, Suhas Kerkar - 222

6th: Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Bijon Shaha, Kaivalya Karkare, Kanchan Gatward, Srijit Kumar - 210

Monday, September 25, 2017

Panjim October Monthly

Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

The BiG Q 2017

Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula & Urban Health Centre, Margao
Set by: Rajiv D'Silva
Format: Written, solo. 150 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
Participation: Open to all. To register, send an email to, mentioning which centre - Panjim or Margao - you are participating from.

Lights Camera Question - results

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

1st: Reservoir Docs (Adish Talwadker and Chandrashekhar Rao) - 245 points
2nd: Cut! (Rajiv D'Silva and Vidyadhar Gadgil) - 175
3rd: Rebels Without A Boss (Arvind Sivakumaran and Nitish Wagle) - 150
4th: Pouncing Tomar! (Anjali Sen Gupta and Srijit Kumar) - 135
5th: In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (Anant Sridhar Prabhu and Rahul Kakodkar) - 100
6th: Justice League (Aaron Fernandes and Siddharth Kamat) - 70

This quiz being too media-heavy, its content will not be uploaded to the blog.

Reservoir Docs - 1st place
Cut! - 2nd place

Rebels Without A Boss - 3rd place

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lights, Camera, Question - a quiz on the magic of movies

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC), in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), will host 'Lights, Camera, Question', a quiz on the magic of movies, on September 24 at Maquinez Palace, Panjim.

The quiz will be replete with visual, audio and video content, and will cover all aspects of cinema, Indian and international. It will be conducted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

The quiz will commence with a written preliminary round at 3pm, followed by an onstage finals. Participation is invited for the quiz in teams of two. The quiz is open to all, and entry is free.

To pre-register, e-mail, with 'Movie Quiz 2017 registration' in the Subject line, and the names and contact numbers or e-mail IDs of both team members, in the body of the mail. Mails for pre-registration must be received by midnight on Friday September 22. Teams that show up at the venue without pre-registering will be accommodated subject to availability of seating.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rite of Passage 2017 - results and content

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: NIT Goa (Dharma Rane, Harsh Hegde, Sahil Mirchandani) - 240 points
2nd: BITS Pilani Goa Campus (DS Aravind, Rohan Mehrotra, Shashank Sharma) - 185
3rd: BITS Pilani Goa Campus (Baibhav Phukan, Pritesh Singh, Rohan Walyat) - 170
4th: GMC (Adish Talwadker, Anant Lawande, Kanhai Naik) - 160
5th: GMC (Aproop Prabhudessai, Chinmay Naik, Mohnish Sardessai) - 155
6th: GEC (Bhavik Pagi Mirashi, Saheel Wagh, Tanmay Pereira Naik) - 130

The content of the quiz can be accessed here: Prelims and Finals

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Panjim Monthly - 10/Sep/2017 - Results

QM: Vidyadhar Gadgil

1st: Team 2 - Anjali SenGupta, Annie Sen Gupta, C.N. Prabhakar, Mark Monteiro - 340 points

2nd: Team 6 - Leon Mendonca, Nishat Belwadi, Nitish Wagle, Shaunak Sardessai - 225 points

3rd: Team 3 - Astrid Monteiro, Rajiv D'Silva, Subhadra Kaul, Tanmay P. Naik - 195 points

4th: Team 5 - Beverly Mendonca, Pallavi Dhakne, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai - 175 points

5th: Team 1 - Lucky Kaul, Madhura Chakraborty, Nathan Moniz, Paul Gatward, Shailaja - 160 points

6th: Team 4 - Arvind Sivakumaran, Annalisa, Gouthami, Kanchan Gatward, Mariette Correa, Rahul Kakodkar, Zach - 120 points

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rite of Passage - The SEQC Inter-College Quiz

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to college students, in teams of three.