Sunday, October 12, 2008

Savio's Report on Quiz 5

I am loath to compare the 5 episodes of the SEQ, but I can honestly and happily say that each quiz has been unique and special. I am sure that it takes a lot of effort and preparation though I noted that Ameya is organized in that he was ready early and did not keep up late the last night at least ( didn’t seem to me ).
For 10 out of the 14 quizzers the quiz started en route with Nitash playing the role of quiz master using a 2002 edition of a Quiz book .
The warming up round was a good idea and the entire quiz well thought out and prepared. The modification of Russian Roulette definitely added to the excitement. Well done Ameya! Vikram too had a chance to participate. Renuka has not yet stopped drooling over the Mallya scion.
Hats off to the Figureheads. Shows that a good quizzing brain with a level head( double!) makes for a winner. Good show by the others considering that the quiz was “EASY”
Our thanks to Ameya’s family especially your Dad for the great Goan hospitality. The snacks were great and it took a conscious effort not to make a meal of it.
If I may make one suggestion it would that if the laptop could be connected to the TV whenever possible , it would make things a bit less chaotic.
The return journey included an ANTAKSHARI with the gals against the guys. I think the guys won and proved that DADA can sing pretty well. Me feels that we have to try out the joint travel sometime and its gonna be fun

Monday, October 6, 2008

SEQC Quiz 5 results

Quiz 5 was another enjoyable one, with Ameya laying out a spread of delectable posers that kept everybody on their toes till the very end. That, and an equally delectable spread of 'Made in Mardol' snacks more than made up for the fact that this was the first 'dry' SEQC quiz (and I'm not talking about the questions).

The complete results:
1st - Rajiv D'Silva & Janice Figueiredo (140 pts)
2nd - Anniruddha Sen Gupta & Deepika Figueiredo (125)
3rd - Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Tallulah D'Silva (80)
4th - Vidhyadhar Gadgil & Renuka Figueiredo (75)
5th - Anjali Sen Gupta, C. G. Nitash & C. G. Niyati (70)
6th - Savio Figueiredo & Mariette Correa (15)

Annie's second-place finish sees him open up a narrow lead at the top of the table, but Nitash, Vidyadhar, Anjali & yours truly are hot on his heels like a pack of hounds...
Hash has volunteered to host the next quiz on the 9th of November at the Savoir Faire office. Details will follow in due course.