Monday, January 30, 2012

SEQC February

Date: 5th February 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quark Open 2012

Venue: BITS Pilani (Goa Campus), NH17B, close to Dabolim Airport
Date: 3rd February 2012
Time: 2.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Sci-Biz-Tech
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Teams of three.
Prizes: Worth Rs. 12,000.

For more details, visit the Quark website.

Monday, January 23, 2012

SEQC January - Content

Republic Day Cricket Match

Date: 26th January 2012
Time: 8.00 am - 12 pm
Venue: Goa University Cricket Ground, Bambolim. This is near the International Hostel.
Participation: Open to all, regardless of age, sex or physical condition.

The match will be a 20-over-a-side affair. Some refreshments will be organized, but feel free to bring your own. Also, everyone's welcome to the now traditional post-match lunch at Bambolim Beach.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Goa Open Rises

The Goa Open 2012 quiz will be held on the evening of Saturday, January 28. As always, the quiz will be set at the most competitive level. Hopefully, this year too, we will see healthy participation from outstation teams.

Date: Saturday January 28, 2012
Time: Registration 5pm, prelims 5.30pm, finals 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula, Goa
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open, teams of two, no entry fee. To register your team, send e-mail to
Prizes: As of now, Rs 10,000 in cash. More information will be provided as other prizes are confirmed. Watch this space.

SEQCm January 2012 - questions and answers

Monday, January 16, 2012

SEQCm January 2012 - Results

QM: Dr V. Muralidharan

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Jason Noronha, John Conrad Alvares, Kiril Vaz, Remedios Fernandes, Viola Rodrigues - 140
2nd: Abhijeet Virginkar, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Kalpana Satarkar, Lynn Miranda, Nitish Wagle - 80
3rd: [Allan D'Mello, Sahil H. Ramchandani, Sairaj Phal Dessai, Shashwat Salgaocar, Sunil Sardessai, Thejas H.C. ] & [Aditya D. Mallya, Anjali Sen Gupta, Paul Gatward, Sasanka Alava, Shubham Tiwari, Sushila Sawant Mendes] - 30

The next Margao monthly will be held on the 25th of February; the QM will be announced later.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mindsweep 2012 - Goa results

The first edition of KQA's Mindsweep was as tough as nails, and there were some wisecracks about how we should petition KQA to rechristen it Mindf**k :-). Here are the Goa results, out of a maximum possible score of 200. For full and complete results (and the possible name change) watch this site.

Name Category Score
Aniruddha Sen Gupta Open 60
Rajiv D'Silva Open 36
Adish Talwadker College 18
Shashwat Salgaoncar School 17
Amit Shet Open 12
Nitish Wagle Open 12
Paul Gatward Open 12
Sunil Sardessai Open 12
Anjali Sen Gupta Ladies 9
Jatan Rodrigues School 8
Anant Lawande College 5
Chinmay Naik School 3
Shubham Tiwari School 3
Agastya Keni  School 2
Eeshaan Vernekar School 2

SEQCm January

Date: 14th January 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Dr. V. R. Muralidharan
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SEQC January - Results

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Aniruddha Sengupta, Neil Khera, S. Varun Kumar, Vishal Malapati, Yash Pathak - 415
2nd: Jatan Rodrigues, Kaivalya Karkare, Mahesh Prabhu, Rajiv D'Silva, Shaswat Salgaonkar - 260
3rd: [Abhijeet Virgincar, Adish Talwadker, Anjali Sengupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Nikhil Shirsat, Nitish Fatarpekar, Taran Mukherjee] & [Akshay Rege, Dominic D'Costa, Rohan Saxena, Sachin Chatte, Srijit Kumar] - 185
5th: Anil Rodrigues, Mohnish Sardessai, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shubham Tiwari, V. R. Muralidharan - 145
6th: Nalin Khera, Paul Gatward, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, R. Samyak, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Sunil Sardessai - 90

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 5th of February, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sengupta.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Megawhats 2011 - Scores

Here are the Goa scores for Megawhats 2011. For complete nationwide scores, check this link.

Team Score Category
FENI VIDI VICI BITCHY (Aniruddha Sengupta, Rajiv D'Silva, Anjali Sengupta, V. R. Muralidharan) 52 OPEN
VICTORIOUS SECRETS (Ronak Gupta, Avinash Kothuri,  Ashin George,  Akshay Surendra) 27 COLLEGE
DI KOLAVARI BOYS (Mahesh Prabhu, Nitish Wagle, Sunil Sardessai, Surjith) 17 OPEN
SHARADA MANDIR (Mohnish Sardesai, Vivek Nayak, Rohan Saxena, Dhawal Pagay) 11 SCHOOL
WATTS IN THE NAME? (Suyog Kamat, Rahul Padgaonkar, Prajeet Madkaikar, Akshay Rege) 7 SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dempo Biz Quest

Date: 6th January 2012
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Flavour: Business
Venue: SS Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, Altinho, Panaji.
Who can participate: College students, in teams of two. Both team members must be from the same college.
Prizes: Rs 10,000 for the winners, 6,000 and 3,000 for the second and third places respectively.

SEQC January 2012

Date: 8th January 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Mind-Sweep 2012

Mind-Sweep, the inaugural edition of the Karnataka Quizzing Association’s International Solo Quizzing Championship,will be held across multiple centres in India, the United Kingdom, the United States, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Norway, and Germany.
Mind-Sweep will be held in India/Asia on the morning of  Sunday 8 January 2012 . In Goa, the event will take place at 9.30 am at the Intenational Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections.
The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.
  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections
To register, please use the form at:

Monday, January 2, 2012

And the winner is...

1st: Julian D'Costa - 25 (The Platonic Solids - 13, GK - 12)
2nd: Kunal Naik - 23 (The Inheritance Cycle Series - 13, GK - 10)
3rd: Shubham Tiwari - ? (LMFAO, the Band - 12, GK - ? )
4th: Tarun Mascarenhas - ? (The Synoptic Gospels - 10, GK - ?)

(The delay in this announcement has been due to the QM, damn him, having misplaced the scoresheets somewhere. Scores will be posted once they are found. If anybody remembers the scores please leave a comment)

Game Theory - Results

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Ameya Mardolkar & Rohit Bhandiye (65)
2nd: Aniruddha Sengupta & Vidyadhar Gadgil (60)
3rd: Shaswat Salgaonkar & Shubham Tiwari (45)
4th: J. Krishnamurthi & Rajiv D'Silva (40)
5th: Adish Talwadker & Nitish Wagle (30)
6th: Harsh Hedge & Raj Nadkarni (15)