Thursday, January 21, 2021

Announcing Ménages à Trois


Here's a way out of self-isolation – become part of a threesome. Ménages à Trois is a quiz for trios, to be held at the International Centre Goa (ICG) on January 31, starting 5pm. Annie Sen Gupta (me, that is) will be the QuizMaster.

The quiz format will involve written prelims and projected finals (we are constrained by the outdoor requirement, which prevents us from getting to the projected stuff till after sunset).

It will be for pre-formed teams of 3 (so you can team up with people whom you are comfortable having in your close proximity), with the stipulation that each team has to have at least 1 male and 1 female (and no cross-dressing this time!)

The other constraint is that any team can have only one from among the following seeded participants (let's call it the Elite group) -- Ajey, Doc Shekhar, JK, Nitish, Rajiv, Shashwat (if he happens to be around), Srijit, Vilas. Teams that have none of these members will be allowed a fourth wheel.

Please register your teams by emailing the names to by midnight on Friday the 29th of January.

Try and convince someone of the opposite sex in your family or circle of non-quizzing friends to come along. The cult is always looking for new recruits. If you can't form a team, send an individual registration, and I'll try and put you together with two/three others on the day of the quiz.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thakela - 17/Jan/2021 - results and content

1st: Team 1 (Anjali Dar Sen Gupta, Chandrashekhar Rao, Paul Gatward, Vilas Pavithran) – 130 points
2nd: Team 4 (Ajey Patil, J Krishnamurthi, Mayur Shett, Nathan Moniz, Rupi Mody) – 115 points
3rd: Team 2 (Harsh Hegde, Nitish Wagle, Sahil Ramchandani, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues) and Team 3 (Ajay Poonia, Kaivalya Karkare, Omkar Churi, Pallavi Dhakne, Rajiv D'Silva) – 60 points

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The BiG Q - 17/Jan/2021

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC)'s annual test of individual quizzpersonship, The BiG Q, rather awkwardly backronymed to The Best-in-Goa Quizzer will be held on Sunday, January 17, starting 5pm, at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula.

Date: Sunday, January 17th, 2021
5.00 pm (reporting time 4.45pm)
International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Participation: Solo, written quiz, open to all.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).

The BiG Q will be followed by an informal projected quiz conducted by Annie Sen Gupta.

Covid-safe SOPs
* 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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Live quizzes in January

SEQC will officially kick off its new season (#13, after an extended Year 12) this month, with the BiG Q on Sunday the 17th. This will, as always, be a solo written quiz, aimed at identifying the awkwardly but appropriately named Best-in-Goa Quizzer. The quiz will run from 5pm onwards, and have Rajiv D'Silva as QuizMaster.

Later the same evening, once darkness falls, Annie Sen Gupta will run a version of Akela, another solo quiz, but this time off a projected set of questions (which means with visuals, audio, and video content).

A fortnight later (on the 31st), we will try our hand at the first of our quizzes since Covid struck to have teams. Called Ménages à Trois, this will be a quiz for pre-formed teams of 3, but with certain conditions that will be announced at a suitable date and time. 

If we don't all immediately add to the Covid numbers in the state after that, we will then take a call on how to deal with February.