Monday, May 31, 2010

CKM Goa Quiz - Results

QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly

1st: Durgesh Naik & Leroy Veloso - 100
2nd: Paola Mambro & Tallulah D'Silva - 70
3rd: Sacheen Pai Raikar & Sunil Sardessai - 61
4th: Arjun Kamat & Sandeep Helekar - 60
5th: Gomakant Mahambrey & Neville Monteiro - 50
6th: Edgar Menezes & Neves Soares - 40

World Quizzing Championships

Organized by: International Quizzing Association
Date: 5th June 2010
Time: 3.30 pm
Format: The quiz will consist of 8 written question papers of 30 questions each, to be answered in two hours.
Venue: CCP Hall, 2nd Floor, CCP Building, Opp. Cafe Central, Panaji
Participation: Open to all. Participants must register beforehand by sending an email to Last date for receiving registrations is 3rd June 2010. Spot entries will be accommodated depending on availability of question papers and seating space.

For more details on the format and for an idea of what to expect at the quiz, visit the WQC site.

Mahaquizzer 2010 - Winners

Organized by: Karnataka Quiz Association
Conducted by: Arun Hiregange
Open category winner: Aniruddha Sen Gupta (72)
Ladies category winners: Anjali Sen Gupta (27)
College category winner: Utsab Saha (32)
School category winner: Julian D'Costa (27)

The complete list of scores will be out soon on the KQA website. Many thanks to Arun Hiregange for conducting the event in Goa, and to Broadway Book Centre for sponsoring the prizes.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Summer of Quiz 2010 - Results

Here is the leaderboard for the 7 quizzes held at the Summer of Quiz kids' camp.

Shashwat Salgaonkar 36
Akash Kulkarni 35
Raj Kunkolienkar 34
Akshay Rege 33
Sparsh Naik 33
Ajinkya Prabhu 30
Shivam Tiwari 30
Laxmi Kamat 28
Tanmay Naik 28
Lakshya Kochar 27
Sofia Dhamani 26
Umniya Nasir Bade 26
Pranav Khadpe 25
Pratik Latne 24
Anushka Adwalpalker 23
Shubham Tiwari 23
Siddhi Shah 23
Abhishek Shukla 22
Nikhil Arolkar 21
Rueben Rodrigues 20
Gaurav Nadkarni 20
Jatan Rodrigues 20
Ashwin Kumar 19
Atharv Joshi 19
Saloni Shirwaikar 19
Prathit Naik 16
Sanika Rege 16
Aditya Prabhugaonkar 15
Isha Amoncar 15
Zeean Veljee 15
Kunal Kochar 14
Krupal Naik 7
Simran Mahatme 5

Friday, May 21, 2010

Chandrakant Keni Memorial Goa Quiz 2010

Mahaquizzer 2010 - Venue & Timings

Date: 30th May 2010
Time: Reporting time 9.15 am. The quiz will begin at 10.00 am sharp.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Lecture Hall III, Goa College of Pharmacy, 18th June Road, Panaji.
Prizes: Vouchers from Broadway Book Centre worth Rs.2000/- for the Open winner, and Rs.1000/- each for the Ladies, College & School winners.

For more details see this post. Also, find the official poster here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mahaquizzer 2010 to be held on May 30

The 2010 edition of Mahaquizzer, the National Quizzing Championship, will be held simultaneously across 14 cities on Sunday, May 30, 2010. The cities where centres are being offered are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Guwahati, Panaji, Thrissur, Mysore and Coimbatore. Singapore could also figure among the venues.

The Quiz
Conducted annually by the Karnataka Quizzing Association (KQA), Mahaquizzer is open to individual entrants, irrespective of age or other affiliations (though it is recommended that the taker is at least 12 years old). There is no entry fee. Contestants are required to answer 150 questions in 90 minutes.

Four prizes will be given out in each city: Best Quizzer, Best Woman Quizzer, Best College Quizzer and Best School Quizzer. The person recording the highest score across all centres will hold the title of Mahaquizzer for 2010. She/he will also be awarded the *Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. This trophy will be presented during ASKQANCE, the KQA 27th Anniversary Open Quiz Festival scheduled for 19th and 20th June 2010.

The Question-setters
Mahaquizzer 2010 has been set by Arun Hiregange, Dibyendu Das, Thejaswi Udupa, Mitesh Agarwal and Ochintya Sharma. Mitesh Agarwal will coordinate the event across all centres.

How to register
1. Participants interested in registering should mail
2. Please mention the city where you would like to appear from in the subject-header.
3. Please do mention age and institutional affiliations if you are a student.
4. Please register by Sunday 23 May 2010. Late entrants, including spot entrants, will be allowed based on availability of answer sheets, which will be limited.
5. You will receive a mail confirming your entry latest by May 28, 2010. If you fail to receive your confirmation, please e-mail or Rajiv D'Silva at

Previous Editions
You can have a look at previous editions of the quiz (2005-2009) here:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SoQ it to me!

A report on the Summer of Quiz 2010 quiz camp, written by one of its organisers, Navin Pai

Over-excited kids, even more excited QMs and truckloads of brain picking is what you'd have witnessed if you lurked within spitting distance of the International Centre Goa, Dona Paula anytime on the 10th and 11th of May, for this was the epicenter of the event that we’d humbly named the Summer Of Quiz (SoQ) 2010. After months of torturing kids with mind-numbing questions at the monthlies, SEQC has had a stretch of children specific events, and SoQ, a quiz camp for kids in the 10-16 age group, was another way of us thanking the youngsters for maintaining a straight face through the gruelingly difficult monthlies (and introducing newbies to the world of Quizzing).

Despite being an event that was organized in a very short timespan, a bit of targeted publicity helped quite a bit, and about 30 young quizzers signed up for the quiz camp. And these 30 young guys and gals along with the quizzards from SEQC embarked upon the two day SoQ journey.

Day one had consecutive general quizzes by Amit and Anant . These two quizzes were, to say the least, marvelous! The aim of these quizzes was to get the participants in the groove of quizzing, and boy, did they get into the groove of things. They say a building is only as strong as it’s foundation, and these 2 quizzes set up a Reinforced Carbon Concrete (RCC) foundation for day zwei.

Day two had topic specific quizzes on Sports, Entertainment and Cartoons&Comics by Amit, Adish and yours truly, besides a
treasure hunt and an innovative game called Around the World in 80 minutes, both organized by Annie. The treasure hunt was by far, the wildest event of the day, with kids running around the ICG premises like geese on an icy lake. Infact, they had so much energy that it did actually seem that they were high on sugar coated ….well, sugar! The quizzes were great, and most questions the QMs posed were answered, albeit sometimes with a clue or two thrown in. Around the World in 80 minutes, a NatGeo Explorer style around the world trip, was a great addition, and was well received by the participants. We witnessed history in the making, as a team actually managed to complete the around the world trip, at the last breath of the tournament, with a little help! :)

A bit of late night photoshopping and a some early morning bhaaga-daudi later, we had our cheekily named “Certificate of Quizzitude” ready for the quizzers who’re gonna rule the quizzing world in days to come! Curtains were brought down on the event after the certificates were handed out, and promises to meet again at the next SEQC kids event were made.

The entire event was a resounding success, to say the very least! Many participating quizzers suggested we make this an annual event…. others suggested we make it bi-annual! So we may very well be looking at a Summer of Quiz Winter Edition as well! :)

Over the 2 days of the event: I slept for 4 hours, nearly got mauled by a bunch of 12 year olds, had a bad headache, had my laptop hacked into (unknowingly) by a 14 year old, was requested by a kid to play a certain song with highly explicit lyrics, was mocked by teenage girls, realized that managing kids ain’t as easy as it seems, realized that kids nowadays are weird (as Adish puts it, They actually like quizzing!), signed 36 certificates along with a bunch of other SEQC-ites, phew……. And now they want a sequel??


And Quiz-tice for All

A report on the Summer of Quiz 2010 quiz camp, written by participant Jatan Rodrigues

¡Hola and Hi

“We see all kinds of camps... sports camps, nature camps, music camps, overnight camps, military camps and concentration camps... so why not quiz camps?”

Which is obviously what The quiz-tice league®(Amit Shet, Anant Lawande, Adish Talwadker and Navin Pai) thought and came up with the Summer of Quiz 2010.

All of young the señorita’s and señor’s that showed up and made good use of their frontal cortices and their Larynges.

The program started at 5:17 on Monday and lasted 11 hrs, 23 mins, 56 seconds.1 The events were as follows:-

May 10

Two quizzes of very general nature!

The first quiz was a general quiz by Amit Shet and as said by the quiz master the purpose of the quiz was to get into the mood of quizzing. This quiz was nice and as far as difficulty goes I found it moderately average. The second quiz was another general quiz by Anant Lawande, the outstanding feature of this quiz is that it had a progressing difficulty, the first 10 questions were relatively easy and the next 10 were tough. Three teams were tied at the end of the quiz and the QM, unfortunately, did not have tie-breaker question but his sidekicks came to the rescue with 3 tie-breaker questions which decided the winner.

May 11

The second day contained more specialised quizzes, hence naturally, more enjoyable.

Bouncers and Googlies!

The opening quizmaster was again Amit Shet. The quiz was titled “sports quiz” a more fiiting title would be “sport’s quiz for cricket fans”. This quiz was easily dominated by raj’s team which scored 115 with the 2nd place in the 60-70 range.

So Long and thanks for the quiz!

The next quiz was the entertaining entertainment quiz which was done by Adish Talwadker. This quiz dealt mostly with things that are entertaining. (Movies, Books, Music and games) This was an exceedingly excellent quiz.

The day the ICG stood still!

The entertainment quiz was followed by a first time event. The Treasure Hunt by Annie Sen Gupta.

Not so much a quiz but certainly entertaining exciting brain teaser, this new mode of quizzing/hunting was clearly a success with all participants running all over and unanticipated havoc. The codes or clues were fantastic and I assume were set by that particular clue keeper himself. As said above most clues were brain teasers, The number code clue was a Brain TASER and the puzzle clue was a brain insulter.

Post quiz trauma and other various ailments!

Navin is the 1st and only QM (I guess) to say that he is not responsible for any post quiz trauma and other quiz related illnesses. For those of you who have no clue as to what is post quiz trauma; it is an illness which results in severe headaches after too much quizzing, not unlike post quiz-master trauma which results in broken limbs and fractured ribs, severity of this illness depends on how bad the quiz was. But luckily for Navin, the quiz was good, so no post QM trauma. The amazing thing about this quiz is that on a particular question the answer was leaked and the question had to be omitted, but the QM, astonishingly, made an on the spot question on the same comic. The quiz certainly had some weird stuff like Spiderman India.

The die in the sky!

The concluding event was “Around the world in 80 mins” by the legendary QM Annie Sen Gupta.

This was the third time such an event was held. The object of this quiz is to take journey around the world and return home if no team reaches home the team that has travelled farthest wins, however this was the first time in the history of seqc that a team returned home, they achieved this seemingly impossible feat with a little help from the Boatman (quiz master). For every direct question answered the team that answered gets to throw a dice which probably certainly generated more hype than the quiz itself. The content of this quiz was according to the place a team was in. There was close fight between Melville and Tagore at the beginning, after a hat trick(3) of dice throws Melville was in the lead but got stuck in France and they were out of the running. The final standings were Tagore in 1st place, Dickens in 2nd place and Melville in the 3rd place. A fantastic quiz all-in-all.

The event concluded with the distribution of certificates of “quizzitude”. The whole camp was a tremendous success and I can’t wait for another camp like this.

1-This calculation is an accurate approximation or precise estimation.

SEQC May 2010 monthly questions and answers

The Powerpoint file for the SEQC May 2010 monthly:

SEQC Kids Quiz May 2010 -- Questions and answers

Here is the Powerpoint slideshow of the SEQC Kids Quiz held on May 2, 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010

SEQC May Quiz - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Anand Prabhu, Atharv Joshi, Lakshya Kochar, Rajiv D'Silva, Savio de Noronha, Sharmila Mascarenhas, Shaswat Salgaonkar - 140
2nd: Adish Talwadkar, Akash Kulkarni, Lara Pereira-Naik, Lucarno Alvares, Shivam Tiwari, Viola Rodrigues, Ximena Fonseca - 110
3rd: Aishwarya Rath, Akshay Mysore, Anil Rodrigues, Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashish Rath, Conrad Fernandes, Julian Fernandes, Nikhil Arolkar, Noella Fernandes, Raj Kunkolienkar, S. K. Rath, Vinita Panicker - 100
4th: Amit Shet, Anagha Panicker, Blessie James, Lucy James, Priyesh Pandey, Rovan Vaz, Sachin Chatte, Shubham Tiwari - 60
5th: [Ajachi Chakrbarti, Akshay Rege, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Jatan Rodrigues, Kanchan Gatward, Kedar Naik, Paola Mambro, Rajesh Panicker, Tanmay Naik] & [Ameya Mardolkar, Anurag Panicker, Jayant Karn, Leroy Veloso, Paul Gatward, Suyash Kamat] - 50

The next monthly, the first of SEQC's third year, will be held on the 6th of June, to be hosted by Amit Shet.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

SEQC Kids' Quiz - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Anagha Panicker, Priyesh Pandey, Rovan Vaz, Shubham Tiwari - 70
2nd: [Aditya Patki, Akash Kulkarni, Lianne Noronha, Shivam Tiwari], [Aishwarya Rath, Julian Fernandes, Nikhil Arolkar, Raj Kunkolienkar] & [Akshay Rege, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Jatan Rodrigues, Tanmay Naik] - 60
5th: [Atharv Joshi, Lakshya Kochar, Lorainne Noronha, Shaswat Salgaonkar] & [Anurag Panicker, Jayant Karn, Nitish Fatarpekar, Sumedh Joshi] - 50

Focus Pocus - Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Rudolf Ludwig, Shaila De Souza, Srinivas Mangipudi - 120
2nd: Kanchan Desai, Mila Pirkarz, P. Madhavan, Pranab Mukherjee - 80
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta, Enith Perez, Guillaume Chaplot, Luis Dias - 60

Summer of Quiz 2010: What's on

The Summer of Quiz 2010, the exciting SEQC quiz camp for students from classes 6 to 12, will include the following components:

* General Quiz
* Sports Quiz
* Comics Quiz
* Entertainment Quiz
* Treasure Hunt
* Around the World in 80 Minutes Quiz Game

Events to be conducted by SEQC members Adish Talwadkar, Amit Shet, Anant Lawande, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Navin Pai and Rajiv D'Silva.

For more details, see the post below.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Summer of Quiz 2010: A quiz camp for kids

After the SEQC Kids' Quiz held last week, here comes another quizzing extravaganza for students, organized by SEQC in collaboration with the International Centre Goa.
On May 10 and 11, the smartest young minds in Goa are invited to battle it out at "Summer of Quiz 2010", the SEQC summer Quiz Camp for students. The event will consist of a series of quizzes and knowledge-based events, both general and subject-specific, hosted by various quizmasters. It promises to be an exciting two days for all the young knowledge junkies out there. So get ready to quiz till you drop!
The registration fee for the Camp will be Rs 150 per participant. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Dates: May 10 and 11, 2010
(May 10) 4.30pm to 7.30pm
(May 11) 10:00am to 7.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Registration fee: Rs 150 per participant
Participation: Students of classes 6 to 12

Last date for registration: May 9, 2010

To register, contact any of the following:

Adish Talwadker: 9423888389
Navin Pai: 8806724128
Amit Shet: 9850966949