Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Norway Open Quiz

Organized by: Norges Quizforbund
Date: 2nd April 2011
Time: 10.00 am
Format: The quiz will consist of 6 written question papers of 40 questions each, to be answered in two 55-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in between. For an idea of what the quiz will be like, check out the questions of the 2010 quiz here, with the answers here.
Venue: Mandovi Hall, International Centre Goa, Dona Paula - Panaji.
Participation: Open to all. This is a solo event. Participants must register beforehand by sending an email to Last date for receiving registrations is 1st April 2011 at 5.30 pm. Spot entries will be accommodated depending on availability of question papers and seating space.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SEQC April Quiz

Date: 3rd April 2011
Time: 4 pm
QM: Adish Talwadker
Flavour: General
Venue: CCP Hall, 2nd Floor, CCP Building, Opp. Cafe Central, Panaji
Participation: Open

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Women's Day quizzes -- results

The Women's Day quizzes organised by SEQC in association with the Centre for Women's Studies, Goa University, turned out to be quite a success, with 35 teams participating in the Schools edition, and 24 teams in the Open version. Six teams in each edition qualified for the onstage finals after a 25-question written preliminary.

Here are the final standings:

Schools edition

1st: People's High School (Shubham Tiwari, Akash Kulkarni, Pradnya Rane) -- 100 points
2nd: Sharada Mandir School (Abhimanyu Bhat, Cyril Pinto, Devansh Cholera) -- 80 points
3rd: Sharada Mandir School (Soham Gaunekar, Kunal Naik, Akshaya Balasubramanian) -- 75 points
4th: Vidya Vikas Academy (Julian D'Costa, Kenneth da Silva, Nikita Raposo) -- 65 points
5th: Mushtifund High School (Shashwat Salgaonkar, Akshay Rege, Yuga Prabhu) -- 60 points
6th: Vidya Vikas Academy (Junaid Shaikh, Sailee Prabhudesai, Kartika Pai Vernekar) -- 55 points


Open edition

1st: 37-22-35 (Tallulah D'Silva, Cheryl Rodrigues, Rajiv D'Silva) -- 130 points
2nd: Twitchy and Friends (Ajachi Chakrabarti, Lakshmi, Ajay Parasuraman) -- 96 points
3rd: The Bald and the Beautiful (Anjali Sen Gupta, Venita Coelho, Vivek Menezes) -- 95 points
4th: The 3 Non-Blondes (Paola Mhambro, Leroy Veloso, Lucano Alvares) -- 90 points
5th: Team Optimistic (Freda Tavares, Raisa Cardozo, Niyas Abdulla) -- 45 points
6th: Outside in (Suraya Costa Mukherjee, P.D. Mukherjee, Mahesh Prabhu) -- 35 points

Monday, March 14, 2011

Women's Day quizzes

Schools edition prelims

Schools edition finals

Open edition prelims

Open edition finals

SEQC Mar 2011 monthly questions and answers


A review of the March 2011 monthly by Annie Sen Gupta

I came away from the SEQC March monthly conducted by Ajachi Chakrabarti with an overwhelming sense of having been treated to a barrage of obscurity. As a result, I was going to write a reasonably rude review about how the quiz was full of questions to which not only did we not know the answers, we didn't even know what the answers meant when they were revealed to us.

But before I got around to doing the review, I went over the Powerpoint file, preparing it for upload to the blog. As I was doing that, I was quite startled to find that the questions weren't as uninteresting as I had remembered them, nor the answers as obscure.

Going over the file more carefully, it struck me that the quiz was a Jekyll-and-Hyde formulation. The first half of the quiz was full of interesting and often new information about familiar things and people. There was only the odd question (Dinkytown!?) that broke this pattern.

The second half of the quiz, on the other hand, was completely different. My recollection of the quiz was evidently triggered by this part, which came afterwards and had shunted the memory of the first half from my brain.

The conclusion I have come to as a result of this review is that either our pal from BITS is severely schizophrenic, or he had someone else work on half the quiz for him. If it's the latter case, for the sake of the quizmaster in him, I hope he set the first half.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goa Management Association BizQuiz 2011

Date: 27th March 2011
Time: 3.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Business
Venue: Cardium Auditorium, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula - Panjim
Participation: Teams of two, representing their company/college/organization. Mixed teams not allowed. No entry fee. Pre-registration is essential. To register, email stating the name of the organization and the names of the team members. Last date for registration is 25th March 2011.
Prizes: Rs 25k for the winners, 15k for the runners-up, 10k for third place.

SEQC March Quiz - Results

QM: Ajachi Chakrabarti

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Atharv Joshi, Paul Gatward, Shubham Tiwari, Taran Mukherjee - 95
2nd: Akshay Rege, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Joel Pires, Joseph Mascarenhas, Kunal Naik, Leroy Veloso, Srijit Kumar - 70
3rd: Aditi Mascarenhas, Anagha Panicker, Anurag Panicker, Blessie James, Deeptesh Karmalkar, Joseph de Sousa, Sharmila Mascarenhas, Varun M. - 65
4th: [Adish Talwadker, Ananya Mukherjee, Nitish Fatarpekar, Paola Mambro, Rajesh Panicker, Raj Kunkolienkar, Sunil Sardessai] & [Jatan Rodrigues, Mahesh Prabhu, Rajiv D'Silva, Shaila De Souza, Soham Gaunekar] - 40
6th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Eeshaan Vernekar, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Kanchan Gatward, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Soraya Mukherjee - 20

The next monthly will be held on the 3rd of April, to be QMed by Adish Talwadker.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Quizzard@Genesis 2011

The Goa Medical College, as a part of their culfest Genesis 2011 will be hosting a general quiz on March 12, 2011.
Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 9.30 am
QMs: Anant Lawande & Adish Talwadker
Flavour: General
Venue: Inox Courtyard, Panaji
Who can participate: College students, in teams of 2. Both students must be from the same college.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Connecting the Dots" from GIM Quizzing

GIMQuizzing is organizing a quiz “Connecting the Dots!” on their website on March 11, 2011. It will be a general quiz to be answered in a timeframe of 30 mins!

Prizes to be won:
1st Prize : INR 1,000/-
2nd Prize : INR 500/-


This quiz is open to college students as well as corporate.

1. The team should be of two members.
2. The link for registration is
3. Only one member needs to fill in the answers per team.
4. The link for the questions will be put up on the site at the stroke of 2200 hrs (10pm) on March 11. You need to submit the answers before 2230 hrs (10.30pm) to be considered for the prizes.

5. Fill the contact details carefully, as that's the only mean way which the organisers can get back to you if you win.
6. In case of a tie, the time stamp of the tied responses will be taken into account. So if you are sure of the answers, submit them as soon as you can.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

SEQC March Quiz

Date: 6th March 2011
Time: 4 pm (Kindly note the new timing. This has been done at the request of CCP)
QM: Ajachi Chakrabarti
Flavour: General
Venue: CCP Hall, 2nd Floor, CCP Building, Opp. Cafe Central, Panaji
Participation: Open

SEQCm February - Results and Content

QMs: Dr. V. R. Muralidharan & Deepa Muralidharan

1st: Fatima Moniz, Blessie James, Rajesh Panicker, Chantal D'Costa, Ira Almeida - 130
2nd: Pravin D'Silva, Gavin D'Mello, Julian D'Costa, Priya Viegas, Eddie Fernandes - 70
3rd: Angad Chahal, Anurag Panicker, Nathan Moniz, Abhijit Virginkar - 60
4th: A.R.Panicker, Sushila Sawant Mendes, Terrence D'Costa, Marc Mascarenhas - 50
5th: Sandeep Khalap, R. Kumar, S.S.Chahal, Sairaj Phaldessai, Krubesh Karunakaran - 40
6th: Ruud Rodrigues, Ethan Alberto, Rohit Veigas, Vaibhav Koya - 10

Here is the slideshow of the quiz: