Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter

Tournament format: 16 duos will make the main draw of the tournament. The championships will feature 4 first round quizzes, 2 semi-finals, and the final.
Match format: Four teams will participate in each quiz. Each quiz will consist of three rounds of 12 questions each, all on the buzzer. The top 2 in each quiz progress to the next round, losers exit the competition.
Key dates:
First round quizzes (Top half of the draw) - 10th November 2012
First round quizzes (Bottom half of the draw) - 11th November 2012
Semis - 18th November 2012
Final - 16th December 2012
Venues: The quiz will kick off on the 10th November at the Urban Health Centre, Margao. Quizzes on 11th & 18th November will be held at the ICG, Dona Paula. The final will be held at the Municipal Garden, Panjim.
QM: Rajiv D'Silva.
Participation: Open to all. Each team will consist of an adult and a child, a child being defined as Class XII and below, and an adult as anybody above that. Prior registration is a must. To register, send an email to rajivdsilva[at]gmail.com. For those who want to participate but can't find a partner of the right age, send a mail requesting to be paired off with someone and we will perform a match-making service for free. The last date for registrations is 4th November 2012. NO registrations will be entertained after that, and NO spot entries will be entertained.

Monday, October 29, 2012

SEQCm October - Results

QM: Suraj Kamat

1st: Akshay Rege, Ameya Mardolkar, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Lara Pereira-Naik, Paul Gatward, Sanjay Parab, Tanmay Naik - 160
2nd: [Akshay Mysore, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Kedar Naik, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Nathan Moniz, Tallulah D'Silva, Viola Rodrigues] & [Harsh Hegde, Kalpana Satarkar, Kanchan Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Terrence D'Costa, Zibane Paes] - 150
4th: Abhijeet Virginkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Rohit Viegas, Sahil Ramchandani, Shaswada Varik, Viraj Nayak - 75

The next Margao monthly will be held on the 24th of November, to be hosted by Harsh Hegde.

SEQC November

Date: 4th November 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Waves Open 2012

Date: 4th November 2012
Time: 12.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Venue: BITS-Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
Participation: Open to all, in teams of three members each

Check the official website for more details
(Update: The quiz will take place on Sunday, not on Saturday as originally published)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Know Panjim? Quiz - Results & Content

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Raunaq Rao - 165
2nd: Lynn Barretto Miranda & Sanjeev Sardessai - 55
3rd: Nitish Wagle & Shridhar Nadkarni - 40
4th: Jason Monserrate & Rodley Nunes - 20
5th: Frederick Noronha & Paola Mambro - 15
6th: Sanchita Rodrigues & Tomas Castro - 10

Prelims sheet:




Also, Frederick Noronha, that incessant and compulsive chronicler of all things Goan, has uploaded an audio recording of the entire event here.

Know Panjim? Quiz photos

Our first foray in the garden of Eden... oh, sorry, the garden of Garcia Orta, was reasonably fruitful. We partook of the tree of knowledge, and no serpents emerged, which was on the plus side. On the minus, our pleas to let there be light were not adequately heeded. The congregation was small but devoted, and though the Know Panjim? quiz rode well into the valley of shadow, they did not seem to want. Some scenes from the garden of quizly delights:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SEQCm October

Date: 27th October 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Suraj Kamat
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Know Panjim?

Date: 20th October 2012
Time: 6.00 pm
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Panjim
Venue: Garcia de Orta Municipal Garden, Panjim
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two members each.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SEQC October 2012 - content

SEQC October - Results

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Himanshu Sethi, Kedar Naik, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Manas Hadkar, Pranav Khadpe, Tarushka Moniz - 145
2nd: Amita de Sequeira, Ananth Kachroo, Ashwin Mysore, Francis James, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Lara Pereira, Soham Gaunekar, Suraj - 90
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Aum Jadhav, Mahesh Prabhu, Paul Gatward, Rohan Saxena, Satyajit Dey Pereira, Tanmay Pereira Naik - 85
4th: [Amey Parsekar, Anant Kamath, Anil Rodrigues, Kunal Naik, Nihanth Subramanya, Sairaj Khopse, Srijit Kumar, Tara Narayan, Viola Rodrigues] and [Ashin George, Eeshan Vernekar, Harman Singh, Kanchan Gatward, Nikhil Shirsat, Nitish Wagle, Yash Latkar] - 45
6th: Adish Talwadker, Advait Palakodeti, Kunal Mangalorekar, Mohnish Sardessai, Nisha Albuquerque, Saurabh Naik, Siddharth Jadhav, Sukanto Ghosh - 35

The next Panjim quiz will be held on the November 4, to be QMed by Harshvardhan Bhatkuly.

Friday, October 5, 2012

BiG Q 2012 -- Goa scores

The turnout for BiG Q in Goa was rather paltry this year. A total of 42 participants took the quiz in three centres.

The BiG Q for 2012 is Rajiv D'Silva, for the second year in a row. Whiz kid Julian D'Costa (all of what, 14 years?) is rapidly catching up with the bigger Qs, though. He was just 5 points behind Rajiv this time.

The Best Open Quizzers are Harshvardhan Bhatkuly (Panjim), Julian D'Costa (Margao) and Tanmay Naik (Vasco). The Best School Quizzers are Shashwat Salgaocar (Panjim), Harsh Hegde (Margao) and Satyajit Dey Pereira (Vasco).

Here are the top 10 scores for this year across all three locations:

1. Rajiv D'Silva 62
2. Julian D'Costa 57.5
3. V.R. Muralidharan 47.5
4. Harshvardhan Bhatkuly 39.5
5. Shashwat Salgaocar 38
6. Anil Rodrigues 36.5
7. Nitish Wagle 36
8. Sunil Sardessai 34
9. Amit Shet 32.5
10. Paul Gatward 29.5

The full list of scores can be accessed here.

Anjali took the test at home, and scored a very creditable 40.5 points. Unlucky for her she couldn't be part of the official edition.

BiG Q 2012 -- scores from other centres

The BiG Q 2012 quiz was also conducted by the Bombay Quiz Club, the Quiz Foundation of India in Chennai, K-Circle in Hyderabad, the Boat Club Quiz Club in Pune and Quiz Dubai, for their members. Here, in brief, are partial scores from all these centres.

1. G. Krishnamurti 61
2. Prasann Potdar 56
3. Alok Mohan 54
4. Jonathan Justin 41
5. Rejoy Kurup 40
6. R. Sivaram 34
7. Raunaq Paul 25
8. Rahul Gupta 18

1. J Ramanand 73
2. Salil Bijur 63
3. Kunal Sawardekar 53
4. Ranajeet Soman 38
5. Rohan Danait 27
6. Debojyoti Adhikari 25
7. Mihir Talnikar 18

Hyderabad (only a few people took it as a written quiz, the rest as a regular infinite-bounce quiz with a QM)
1. J. Krishnamurthi Rao 69
2. Ravi Mundoli 65
3. Bhargava 55
4. J.K. Lakshmi 49
5. Prasanna Karmarkar 46

Bombay (top 6 of about 20 participants)
1. Vikram Joshi 72
2. Vinoo Sanjay 71
3. Pravin Verma 70
4. S Balakrishnan 67
5. Vibhendu Tewari 65
6. Sumant Srivatsan 64

College Winner
Pratik Gupte 56

School Winner (only 1 participant)
Sahil B 16

Chennai (top 6 of 16)
1. Jayakanthan 66
2.  Kiran Vijayakumar 59
3. Gopal Kidao 57
4. VijayaSarathy 53
5. Vinod Hariharan 50
6. Arun A. S 46

Oasis Lone Wolf - Content

For those who missed the quiz, here are the questions. And the answers.
Many thanks to the English Language Activities Society of BITS-Pilani for an enjoyable quiz.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

SEQCm September - Results

QM: Sanjay Parab

1st: Deepa Vedartham, Paul Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva, Suraj Kamat - 140
2nd: Amey Parsekar, Nitish Wagle, Savio Victoria, Tallulah D'Silva, Viraj Nayak - 105
3rd: [Harsh Hegde, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Sahil Ramchandani, V. R. Muralidharan, Zibane Paes] & [Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sengupta, Kalpana Satarkar, Kanchan Gatward, Viola Rodrigues] - 100

The next Margao quiz will be held on the 27th of October, to be QMed by Suraj Kamat.

Monday, October 1, 2012

SEQC October

Date: 7th October 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Amit Shet
Flavour: General
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free