|Rajiv getting the prize for the series Top Ranker|
|JK topped the Science stream|
At the culmination of what turned out to be an extended 10-month-long period, we have a clear winner for the Streams of Consciousness series – a dark horse named Rajiv D'Silva. With Top 2 finishes in each of the three streams, he is the undisputed Teacher's Pet, finishing with 16 Stars, 6 clear of the pack. Nitish, Shekhar, and JK finish with 10 Stars each – the lattermost creditworthy for having missed one of the streams.
A validation of the concept of the series lies in the fact that each of the final Top 4 came out a winner in one of the streams – Nitish and Rajiv tied for 1st place in Commerce, Doc was top dog in the Arts, and JK won the Science quiz.
At the end of the day, to paraphrase every sports captain and coach ever, quizzing is the winner, having taken its first tentative steps out of the gloom of the lockdown.
Here is the final Top 10 chart for the Streams of Consciousness extra-long-format competition:
A full listing of the results for the entire series can be accessed here.
Turnout for the Science stream of the Streams of Consciousness series was even better than that for the Arts quiz a month earlier, with 33 people answering the written Round 1. Luckily, we had anticipated that and printed extra question papers, and even then they barely sufficed.
By the time the night wore down, there were clear-cut divisions at the top. JK finished 1st with 158.5 points, warmly pursued by Rajiv at 135 points. Competition for places 3 and 4 was far hotter, with Delson finally failing to overturn Ajey's 2.5-point lead going into the Top 4. Ajey finished with 100, to Delson's 97.5.
1st: J Krishnamurthi - 158.5 points
2nd: Rajiv D'Silva - 135 points
3rd: Ajey Patil - 100 points
4th: Delson Roche - 97.5 points
Positions 5-9: Nitish (81.5), Suraj (70.5), Viola (65.5), Doc Shekhar (58), Anjali (48.5)
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Rounds 2-5 (onstage)
Streams of Consciousness (SoC), the Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC)'s solo long-format competition for 2019-20, will conclude with the last quiz of the year on Sunday, December 20, 2020, starting 5pm at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula. The quiz will be conducted by Annie Sen Gupta.
Stream 3 will be Science. Subjects covered in this Stream will include Science and Technology; Inventions and Discoveries; Adventure and Exploration; History and the Military; Places/Geography; Life and Society; and Social Sciences. Other areas such as business, food, literature, movies, music, etc, would also be featured, but with a bent towards their sci-tech aspects.
Date: Sunday, December 20th, 2020
Time: 5.00 pm (reporting time 4.45pm)
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General, with a focus on the topics mentioned above
Participation: Open to all.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).
More information about the series is given here. And here is how things stand at the moment in terms of the overall rankings.
* Members are requested not to attend if they are suffering any symptoms such as fever, cold and cough, etc.
* All participants will be required to wear masks, and use the sanitiser at the venue.
* There will be no sharing of items such as pens, backing boards, etc, so please bring your own.
* Anyone who has taken a flight or train in the 14 days prior to the event will need to furnish a Covid-negative certificate from a test done after their arrival in Goa.