Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SEQCm August - Results

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QM: Julian D'Costa

1st: Aniruddha Sengupta, Sahil Ramchandani, Sanjay Parab, Terrence D'Costa - 195
2nd: Aasta Costa, Abhijeet Virgincar, Eulalia D'Mello, Ira Almeida, Pia Rodrigues, Tritia D'Mello - 120
3rd: Harsh Hegde, Kalpana Satarkar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Rajiv D'Silva - 110
4th: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sengupta, Kumar R, Suraj Kamat - 80

The next Margao quiz will be held on the 29th of September, to be QMed by Sanjay Parab.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Goa History Quiz - Qualifiers

The names of the 24 teams that qualified for the second stage of the Goa History Quiz, to be held on the 1st of September can be found at the links below:
North Goa Qualifiers
South Goa Qualifiers

And here are the questions from the preliminary round:

September 2012 monthly -- a triple Sunday

I've been contemplating the issue of people's timings vis-a-vis our quizzes. Some people find it easier to come early, but have to leave by a certain time; some people prefer to come in a little late, but don't mind staying on into the dark night; some hardcore folks (like me) are okay with starting at the crack of dawn and quizzing till they drop. After contemplating various options, I have decided to make the SEQC September monthly a triple Sunday. We'll have three quizzes running sequentially, and people are welcome to attend any combination of these -- from just one to all three. Teams will be built around a few core people, the seeds, and can wax and wane as the afternoon proceeds into evening. Members will come and members will go, but the only constant will be that members will not be swapped between teams from one quiz to another.

Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Date: September 2, 2012
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Quiz 1: Aperitif (thanks, Suraj, for the idea)
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Flavour: To be announced

Quiz 2: Main
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Flavour: General

Quiz 3: Dessert
Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Flavour: To be announced

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SEQCm August

Date: 25th August 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Julian D'Costa
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Goa History Quiz 2012

Date: Prelims - 25th August 2012, Finals - 1st September 2012
Venues: South Goa Prelims - Loyola High School, Margao
North Goa Prelims & Finals - XCHR, Porvorim
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Goa's history
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lords of the Rings - Results

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Ameya Mardolkar & Rohit Bhandiye - 80
2nd: Leander Paes & Zibane Paes - 70 (plus a tie-breaker)
3rd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Nitish Wagle - 70
4th: [Sahil Ramchandani & Harsh Hedge] & [Leon Leitao & Rohit Viegas] - 65
6th: Shaswat Salgaonkar & Shubham Tiwari - 20

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The new improved SEQC kitty

One of our youngest, yet most talented members, Ananya Mukherjee, has beautifully redesigned the SEQC kitty. Let's hope the lovely new design attracts a lot of contributions!

Incredible India Quizzes 2012 -- results and Q&A

The IIIrd annual Incredible India Quizzes were held at the International Centre Goa on Independence Day, August 15. Turnout was high, as usual -- about 70 teams for the Schools edition and 40 for the Open. The finals were pulsating and closely-fought. Here are the results:

Schools edition
QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Dempo Higher Secondary School (Kunal Naik and Akash Kulkarni) -- 80 points
2nd: Mushtifund Aryaan (Shukr Usgaonkar and S. Varun Kumar) -- 70 points (placed 2nd on tie-breaker)
3rd: Mushtifund Higher Secondary (Akshay Rege and Rohit Padgaonkar) -- 70 points
4th: Mushtifund Aryaan (Shashwat Salgaoncar and Shubham Tiwari) -- 65 points
5th: A.J. De Almeida High School (Ishaan shetye and Shraavani Nayak) -- 50 points
6th: Vidya Vikas Almeida (Julian D'Costa and Tarun Mascarenhas) -- 5 points

Open edition
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Rajiv D'Silva and Harshvardhan Bhatkuly -- 85 points
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar and Sunil Sardessai -- 70 points
3rd: Amita Kanekar and Anjali Sen Gupta -- 60 points
4th: Nitish Wagle and Mahesh Prabhu -- 35 points
5th: Padmaja and Rajeev Narvekar -- 25 points
6th: S. Anand and Kedar Naik -- 10 points

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Incredible India Quizzes 2012

The very popular Incredible India Quizzes are back for their third outing. Organised by SEQC in collaboration with the International Centre Goa (ICG), the IIQ2012 features, as usual, two editions -- one for Schools and one Open. If you think you know India, this is the quiz for you.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Time: Schools edition -- 2pm, Open edition -- 5pm
QM: Schools edition -- Rajiv D'Silva, Open edition -- Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Anything with an India connection
Participation: Both editions for teams of two, entry free. Schools edition limited to students up to Class XII. Open edition open to all. Participants in the Schools edition can also take part in the Open, with the same or different partners. To register, mail

SEQC August 2012 monthly -- questions and answers

SEQCm July 2012 Quiz -- questions and answers

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SEQC August - Results

QM: Ajachi Chakrabarti

1st: Abhijeet Virgincar, Ankit Arora, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Francis James, Sarvesh Shivrekar, Tallulah D'Silva - 365
2nd: Mahesh Prabhu, Mohnish Sardessai, Rajiv D'Silva, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Shubham Tiwari, Sohan Shirsat - 180
3rd: Amod Kolwalkar, Nitish Wagle, Paola Mambro, Prabhakar CN, Ratna Mandre, Sachin Chatte, Soham Gaunekar - 160
4th: Ananth Kachroo, Kunal Naik, Nitish Fatarpekar, Shaswat Salgaonkar, Shrinivas Mandre, Viola Rodrigues - 150
5th: [Anirudh Wodeyar, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Kiril Vaz, S. Varun Kumar, Tanuj Chongder, V. R. Muralidharan] & [Anjali Sen Gupta, Avinash Kothuri, RB Prabhudesai, Shivanand Mandre, Srijit Kumar, Sunil Sardessai, Vikram D'Silva] - 105

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 2nd of September, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

SEQCm July - Results

QM: Viola Rodrigues

1st: Anjali Sen Gupta, Chadrashekar, Nathan Moniz, Shivanand Mandre - 140
2nd: [Eulalia Demello, Julian D'Costa, Kalpana Satarkar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Shrinivas Mandre] & [Abhijeet Virgincar, Pia Rodrigues, V. R. Muralidharan] - 120
4th: Harsh Hedge, Suraj Kamat, Tanmay Naik, Terence D'Costa - 80

The next quiz in Margao will be held on the 25th of August.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Date: Saturday, 11th August 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Amit Shet
Flavour: The Olympics
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free, in teams of two each. To register, mail seqcgoa[@]