Monday, April 30, 2012

QPL Play-off Match

The Play-off Match of the Quizzing Premier League (QPL), to be held in Margao on Saturday, May 5, will decide the last two QPL semi-finalists. The following teams will be up: Nightcrawlers (led by P. Sabulal), Chargers (Viola Rodrigues), Samurais (Sunil Sardessai), Bazookas (Amit Shet), Avengers (Shashwat Salgaonkar), Bloody B@@skets (Harsh Hegde), Cerebral Blast (Sanjay Parab).

QPL Play-off Match

Date: May 5, 2012
Time: 5.00pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio, Margao
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General

QPL Current Standings

The following six teams are through to the Semi-finals of the Quizzing Premier League (QPL): Slouchers, Tubelights, Gaurs, Poders, Washouts, Couch Potatoes.

The following teams will slug it out in the Play-offs on May 5 for the last two Semi-final places: Nightcrawlers, Chargers, Samurais, Bazookas, Avengers, Bloody B@@skets, Cerebral Blast.

QPL Match 3 results

Match 3 of the Quizzing Premier League (QPL), held in Margao on April 28, went through the same exciting ups and downs as the previous matches had. The learning curves on the Dumb Charades and Password rounds seem to be getting less steep, and some of the new teams took to the new format with gusto. Here are the results:

1st: Washouts (Andy Carvalho*, Suraj Kamat, Soniya Vengurlekar and Wyl Coutinho) - 229 points
2nd: Couch Potatoes (Shubham Tiwari*, Kunal Naik and Nitish Fatarpekar) - 191 points
3rd: Avengers (Shashwat Salgaonkar*, S. Varun Kumar and Kanchan Gatward) - 183 points
4th: Bloody B@@skets (Harsh Hegde*, Ashwin Kumar, Nathan Moniz and Julia Talaulikar) - 167 points
5th: Cerebral Blast (Sanjay Parab*, Sahil Ramchandani, Kalpana Satarkar and Lynn Barreto Miranda) - 52 points

Washouts and Couch Potatoes make it through to the Semi-finals.

QPL Match 3 questions and answers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

QPL Match 3

Match 3 of the Quizzing Premier League (QPL) will be held in Margao on Saturday, April 28. The following teams will be competing for two direct places in the semi-finals: Bloody B@@skets (led by Harsh Hegde), Cerebral Blast (Sanjay Parab), Washouts (Andy Carvalho), Couch Potatoes (Shubham Tiwari) and Avengers (Shashwat Salgaonkar).

Members of teams that lost out in Matches 1 and 2 are encouraged to attend, as players missing from the participating teams could be substituted from those ranks. 

QPL Match 3

Date: April 28, 2012
Time: 5.00pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio, Margao
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fire Safety Week Quiz

Date: 20th April 2012
Time: 10.00 am
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: General
Venue: Goa State Museum Hall, Patto, Panaji
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below.

Monday, April 9, 2012

QPL Current Standings

Round 1

Match 1
Through to the Semis: Slouchers, Tubelights
In the Play-off: Nightcrawlers, Chargers

Match 2
Through to the Semis: Gaurs, Poders
In the Play-off: Bazookas, Samurais

Match 3
To be played: Bloody B@@skets, Cerebral Blast, Washouts, Avengers, Couch Potatoes

QPL Tournament Structure

Now that we finally have a fix on the number of teams -- 13 -- contesting the QPL, I am able to come up with a concrete plan for the tournament structure.

Round 1: 3 matches with four teams each (5 teams in Match 3); top two from each match automatically qualify for semi-finals

Matches 1 and 2 have already been completed; Match 3 will be held in Margao on Saturday April 28, with the three teams from Margao and the two new teams from Panjim in the fray.

Play-off: The seven teams that do not automatically qualify for the semis from Round 1 will all enter into a single Play-off match to determine the last two places in the semis.

Semi-finals: The six teams that automatically qualify from the three Round 1 Matches and the top two teams from the Play-offs will be divided into two Semi-final matches with four teams each. The top two teams from each Semi-final will go through to the Finals.

Finals: The top two teams from each of the two Semis will battle it out for the title of QPL Champions.

Tentative dates and venues:
Round 1 Match 3: Margao, Sat April 28
Play-offs: Margao, Sat May 5
Semi-final 1: Panjim, Sun May 20
Semi-final 2: Margao, Sat May 26
Finals: Panjim, Sat June 2

All Margao matches will be played at the Urban Health Centre, opposite the Hospicio. All Panjim matches will be played at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula.

QPL Match 2 results

1st: Gaurs (Paul Gatward*, Tallulah D'Silva and Soham Gaunekar) - 192 points
2nd: Poders (Rajiv D'Silva*, Mahesh Prabhu and Agastya Keni) - 181 points
3rd: Samurais (Sunil Sardessai*, Tanmay Naik and Kedar Naik) - 122 points
4th: Bazookas (Amit Shet*, Lara Pereira, Pranab Mukhopadhyay and Mohnish Sardessai) - 100 points

Gaurs and Poders make it through to the Semi-finals.

QPL Teams - Revised Composition

Two new teams have been formed, and a certain amount of churning done to take into account players missing on the day from teams they had earlier been placed in. Given below is the revised structure of the teams from Panjim.

Avengers: Shashwat Salgaonkar*, Shukr Usgaonkar, S. Varun Kumar, Kanchan Gatward
Couch Potatoes: Shubham Tiwari*, Kunal Naik, Nitish Fatarpekar, Jatan Rodrigues

Poders: Rajiv D'Silva*, Mahesh Prabhu, Agastya Keni
Gaurs: Paul Gatward*, Tallulah D'Silva, Parind Phadte, Soham Gaunekar
Nightcrawlers: P. Sabulal*, Ira Almeida, Paola Mhambro, Dominick Da Costa
Tubelights: Nitish Wagle*, Anand P.S., Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas
Chargers: Viola Rodrigues*, Lara Pereira, Valmiki Naik, Priya Naik
Bazookas: Amit Shet*, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Mohnish Sardessai, Sanchita Rodrigues
Slouchers: Julian D'Costa*, Anil Rodrigues, Eva Rebello, Srijit Kumar
Samurais: Sunil Sardessai*, Tanmay Naik, Ameya Mardolkar, Kedar Naik

QPL Selections (April 8, 2012) scores

A fresh round of Selections Trials was held for the Quizzing Premier League in Panjim, with those who had missed out the first time around trying out. Nine new entrants, largely kids who had exams when we had the previous Selections, strutted their stuff. Here are their scores:
1. Shashwat Salgaonkar - 68
2. Shubham Tiwari - 64
3. Kunal Naik - 56
4. Shukr Usgaonkar - 48
5. S. Varun Kumar - 47
6. Mohnish Sardessai - 37
7. Soham Gaunekar - 37
8. Agastya Keni - 22
9. Kanchan Gatward - 13

QPL Match 2 -- questions and answers

To have a look at the questions and answers of the second Selections Trials, click here

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SEQCm March - Content

Fresh QPL Selections and Match 2

A fresh Selections trial for the Quizzing Premier League (QPL) will be held in Panjim on Sunday April 8, followed by Match 2 of the QPL.

Those who missed out on the QPL Selections held on March 11 are welcome to attend the new Selections. Fresh teams will be formed from the new players.

Match 2 will see the following teams in action: Poders (led by Rajiv D'Silva), Gaurs (Parind Phadte), Bazookas (Amit Shet) and Samurais (Sunil Sardessai).

Members of teams that lost out in Match 1 are encouraged to attend, as players missing from the participating teams could be substituted from those ranks. Besides, it will be fun to watch anyway.

QPL Panjim Selections 2

Date: April 8, 2012
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: International Centre Goa
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free

QPL Match 2

Date: April 8, 2012
Time: 5.00pm
Venue: International Centre Goa
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General, with some word games and other diversions
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SEQCm March - Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Aniruddha Sengupta, Eric Correia, Hilario Goes, Ira Almeida, Ratna Mandre, Suraj Kamat - 120
2nd: Andy Carvalho, Harsh Hegde, Julian D'Costa, Nitish Wagle, Sahil Ramchandani, Sanjay Parab, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Tallulah D'Silva - 105
3rd: Aditya Mallya, Ivo Costa, Kanchan Gatward, Shashidhar Mandre, Viraj Nayak, V. R. Muralidharan, Wyl - 60
4th: Ashwin Kumar, Kalpana Satarkar, Mahesh Prabhu, Paola Mambro, Paul Gatward, R. Kumar, Shivananda Mandre, Shrinivas Mandre - 50

Monday, April 2, 2012

SEQC April 2012 monthly questions and answers

SEQC April - Results

Ameya put together a marathon quiz -- almost double the length of the standard SEQC monthly -- and as if that weren't enough, made half of it 'pouncable'. The result was an exciting mix of unbridled chaos and deadly torpor. These SEQC quizzes are crazy!

QM: Ameya Mardolkar

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Kanchan Gatward, Mahesh Prabhu, Nisha Oli, Sapna K.C., Soham Gaunekar - 408
2nd: Amey Parsekar, Paul Gatward, Rahul Basu, Srijit Kumar, Veenu Vas, Yash Tendulkar - 373
3rd: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Conrad Fernandes, Jared D'Lima, Greta Costa, Kunal Naik, Shashwat Salgaonkar, Shubham Tiwari - 337
4th: Akash Kulkarni, Anil Rodrigues, Neha Swain, Nitish Wagle, Sanchita Rodrigues, Vigilia de Sa, Vishal - 306
5th: Bijay, Mohnish, Paola Mambro, Sachin Chatte, Rashmi, Tanuj - 263
6th: Abhay Keni, Astrid Vas, Jatan Rodrigues, Jove Costa, Parind Phadte, Shrijana K.C., Shukr Usgaonkar, Vijay Oli - 261

The next monthly quiz in Panjim will be held on the 6th of May, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

QPL Margao Teams

Bloody B@@skets: Harsh Hegde*, Eric Correia, Ashwin Kumar
Cerebral Blast: Sanjay Parab*, Costa Ivo, Sahil Ramchandani, Kalpana Satarkar
Washouts: Andy Carvalho*, Suraj Kamat, Wyl Coutinho, Hilario Goes
* indicates team captain

These three teams will battle it out in the Margao Round 1 match on Saturday April 28, starting 5pm. This is a preliminary announcement -- watch out for the final announcement to be made later.

QPL Margao Selections (March 31, 2012) scores

1. Harsh Hegde - 57
2. Sanjay Parab - 47
3. Andy Carvalho - 47
4. Suraj Kamat - 40
5. Ivo Costa - 33
6. Eric Correia - 33
7. Ashwin Kumar - 30
8. Sahil Ramchandani - 29
9. Wyl Coutinho - 27
10. Hilario Goes - 26
11. Kalpana Satarkar - 24