Monday, August 26, 2013

Goa History Quiz - Preliminaries

Goa History Quiz - Qualifiers

Here are the 24 qualifiers for the 2nd stage of the XCHR-TOI Goa History Quiz:

North Goa:
1. Raj Keni, Manthan Naik, Rainer Gomes (Holy Family School, Porvorim) - 16
2. Kirk Fernandes, Aby Jose, Shubham Phal (Rosary High School, Miramar) - 12
3. Siddhant Desai, Eden Heredia, Gagan Priolkar (Holy Family School, Porvorim) - 11 (4*)
4. Aditya Gaitonde, Tarush Dhume, Manthan Laad (Mushtifund High School, Panjim) - 11 (2*)
5. Nathan D'Souza, Ryan D'Souza, Saiesh Satoskar (St Xavier's High School, Moira) - 11 (1*)
6. Dhanaraj Naik, Ayush Kanyal, Abhed Suresh (KV INS Mandovi, Verem) - 10 (3*)
7. Pratham Yadahalli, Yash Pathak, YSL Sarath Raja (Mushtifund High School, Panjim) - 10 (1*)
8. Ranen D'Souza, Salvius D'Cunha, Ryle Souto (Holy Family School, Porvorim) - 9 (2*, countback 1,5)
9. Raveena Deshpande, Rajvi Lawande, Asmee Prabhu (People's High School, Panjim) - 9 (2*, countback 1,15)
10. Benedito Ferrao, Anson Dias, Kenan Collaco (Don Bosco High School, Panjim) - 9 (2*, countback 2,5)
11. Nancy Fernandes, Devesh Warang, Satyam Mahale (St Joseph's High School, Pernem) - 9 (2*, countback 2,6)
12. Richa Singbal, Isha Gad, Aileen Sequeira (Rosary High School, Miramar) - 9 (2*, countback 3)

South Goa:
1. Zibane Paes, Akash Arun, Harsh Hegde (Bhatiker Model High School, Margao) - 20
2. Kaksham Naik, Vishal Kamat, Sachin Chillal (New Educational Institute, Curchorem) - 14
3. Meagen Neves, Michelle De Noronha, Schulen Dias (Fatima Convent High School, Margao) - 10
4. Alvina Almeida, Anoushka De Souza, Amanda Botelho (Fatima Convent High School, Margao) - 9 (2*, countback 1,3)
5. Lyce Ann Fernandes, Kareen Moraes, Archit Hegde (Vidya Vikas Academy, Margao) - 9 (2*, countback 1,4)
6. Aditya Naik, Anirudh Bhat, Mayuresh Khandeparkar (Bhatiker Model High School, Margao) - 9 (2*, couuntback 2,4)
7. Mark Vas, Werner Gomindes, Altamash Panjwany (Loyola High School, Margao) - 9 (2*, countback 2,5)
8. Andria D'Souza, Royston D'Silva, Rebecca Ferrao (St Pius Convent High School, Orlim) - 9 (1*, countback 1)
9. Ashley D'Costa, Aditya Lotlikar, Leo Barros (Loyola High School, Margao) - 9 (1*, countback 2)
10. Bradley Rodrigues, Vinay Mascarenhas, Dinesh Lopez (Vidya Vikas Academy, Margao) - 9 (1*, countback 3)
11. Shreya Acharya, Tyween Coutinho, Sagarika Gaunkar (Maria Bambina Convent High School, Cuncolim) - 8 (2*, countback 1)
12. Laxmish Shetkar, Rishabh Verma, Karishma Naik (Rosary High School, Navelim) - 8 (2*, countback 2)

The semi-finals and finals of the competition will be held at 9.30 am on the 31st of August at the premises of the Xavier Centre for Historical Research, Porvorim.

SEQC September

Date: 1st September 2013
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Dr. Chandra Shekar
Flavour: General
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

SEQCm August

Date: 31st August 2013
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Silly Points, The Cricket Quiz - Results & Questions

QM: Amit Shet

1st: Zimbabwe (Ganesh Subramaniam & Jason Monseratte) - 165
2nd: Farokh's Engineers (Aniruddha Sengupta & Sachin Chatte) - 115
3rd: Kohli Ke Picche Kya Hain? (Ameya Mardolkar & Rohit Bhandiye) - 95
4th: [Oppenheimer II (Anant Lawande & Tallulah D'Silva)] & [Parag Khalwadekar & Shishir Shankhwalker] - 55
6th: Awesome Apocalyptics (Anant Prabhu & Shreyas Naik) - 40

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Incredible India Quiz 2013, Schools edition – results and content

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Mushtifund Aryaan, Panjim ( Anand P.S. & Saeel Pai) - 80 (on tie-breaker)
2nd: Mushtifund Aryaan, Panjim (Chinmay Naik & R. Samyak) - 80
3rd: New Educational Institute, Curchorem (Kaksham Naik & Vishal Kamat) - 75
4th: Dempo PACE, Panjim (Mohnish Sardessai & Soham Gaunekar) - 65
5th: Vasantrao Dempo HSS, Panjim (Abdul Xec & Kunal Naik) - 60
6th: A.J. Almeida HS, Ponda (Manasi Paste & Riya Naik) - 45

Monday, August 19, 2013

Incredible India Quiz, Open Edition - Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Nitish Wagle & Srijit Kumar - 70
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar & Aniruddha Sengupta - 60
3rd: Mahima Vashisht & Salil Bijur - 45
4th: Kunal Naik & Sachin Chatte - 40
5th: [Harshvardhan Bhatkuly & Sunil Sardessai] & [Adish Talwadker & Anant Lawande] - 35

Road Trip Quiz - Results

QMs: Aniruddha Sengupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Conrad Fernandes, Rajiv D'Silva, Viola Rodrigues, Srijit Kumar

1st: Kadambas - Aditi Mascarenhas, Aniruddha Sengupta, Anjali Sengupta, Ashwini Patil, Taran Mukhopadhyay, Viola Rodrigues - 425
2nd: Rashtrakutas - Ashwin Mysore, Gauri Gharpure, Joseph Mascarenhas, Rajiv D'Silva, Shaila De Souza, Shruti Rawat - 340
3rd: [Bahmanis - Ajey Patil, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Conrad Fernandes, Mahima Vashisht, Salil Bijur, Sohil Daswani, Srijit Kumar] & [Alemaos - Nikhil Shirsat, Nitish Wagle, Parind Phadte, Sharmila Mascarenhas, Sunil Sardessai, Tallulah D'Silva] - 285

Goa History Quiz

Dates: Prelims - 24th August 2013, Finals - 31st August 2013
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.Call 2417772 or 2414971 for more details.

The Photography Quiz

Date: 24th August 2013
Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao
Time: 4 pm
QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda
Flavour: Photography
Participation: Teams of two, in any of the following combinations - 1) Two children i.e., below 18 years of age, 2) One adult and one child, and  3) Two women.
Prizes: 9k, 6k & 3k

More details at Goan Shutterbugs.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Water Day!

(A report on SEQC's Road Trip by Tallulah D'Silva)

The nasty flu was still lurking in the dark corners of rainy August around our home and with the SEQC road trip looming its sexy head I was hoping I could finally make it on the designate Sunday, flu permitting or not! Lucky me, the morning looked promising and we rushed to the Panaji Church meeting point to get onto the bus and it was so pleasant to see old familiar faces. With hot ‘buns’ from Cafe Bhonsle to chew on we set off to pick up the few handful along the way at Verna and Margao enroute to Chandor or ancient Chandrapur, Goa’s capital of yore, our first pit stop. With the sonorous church music ringing in the background we packed ourselves like sardines into the usual village chai shop for some hot patal bhajee pao and meat chops! Our tummies taken care of, we then quickly walked up to the Menezes Brangaza Mansion, Goa’s longest heritage house built some 350 yrs ago. Our first round of quizzing was let loose at the 11th Century Kadamba Temple Ruins at Chandor, 1 kms from the main tinto.  The four teams  - Bahamanis, Rastrakutas, Kadambas and the Alemaos (all named after famous Goan dynasties) got down to business with Annie lighting the QM war torch with a trademark ‘Road trip’ debut question. Ashwin Mascarenhas followed with an interesting ‘lesser known facts’ series of questions. Having wrapped up 2 sets and Nitish desperately running amok to stock on beer, we then continued to Mollem via Sanvordem and strayed off the path to a disused mining pit inundated with water. Although tempted to stop over and quiz some more we retraced our steps and resumed our journey to Atreya’s Vedic Farm in Mollem. We were welcomed at the farm with garlands and lemon grass tea and after we had exchanged greetings with our gracious hosts Nirmala Tai and Tanvi Sawant, we hydrated ourselves with some juices, feni and rum and resumed with the next ‘theme of 3’ set conducted by Conrad Fernandes, Bollywood ‘flims’ et al. Salil Bijur and Mahima walked in during this set having travelled all the way from Delhi and Bangalore to join us on this road trip! Rajiv followed next with his round of tough ‘frame questions as you ask’ ones. Lunch was scrumptious and the silence bore witness to how hungry we all were after the boisterous quizzing rigour. Sharmila’s sound advice of not missing out on an opportunity had us all queuing down to the stream below for a dip in the fresh water and some more quizzing. This by far turned out to be the best part of the trip! We had a ball, dunking others trying to escape getting drenched and finally settling down to crack Salil’s set of questions. Having satiated our swimming and wading-in-pebbles jamboree we walked back to the restaurant for some chai and biscuits and Viola’s set of 12. We bid goodbye with medicinal saplings and instructions on how to set up a butterfly garden in tow. The return journey was enjoyable with Annie’s theme of 15 complexes and Srijit’s tail-ender ! 

Waiting for the bus to arrive.

Breakfast at Chandor.

In the heart of Chandrapur.

Last-minute mugging-up before the quiz, and listening to some tour guide talk.

Monkeying around, and quizzing. Nandi looks on approvingly.

The battle lines are drawn.

Quizzing under the influence.

SEQC's GenNext

Food, glorious food.

Now is this the best setting for a quiz ever? We think so!

Some calm, some storm.

Water wars.

Obligatory group picture.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Silly Points - The Cricket Quiz

SEQC August - Results & Content

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Chaitanya Naik, Garud, Sahil, Samyak Rajanala, Terrence Pereira - 150
2nd: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Ashwin Mysore, Lata Raghunandan, Raghunandan Mysore, Rajiv D'Silva, Sree Ravitheja, Yash Pathak, Yvonne Rebello - 125
3rd: G. K. Siddharth, Krithik Vaidya, Pradhyumna Bhat, Rudolph D'Souza, Umang Nair, V. Balasubramanian, Viola Rodrigues - 105
4th: Amaresh Deshpande, Ameya Mardolkar, Astrid Vas, Dwarkesh Natarajan, Veenu Vas, Yash Latkar - 25
5th: C. N. Prabhakar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Mahesh Prabhu, Paola Mambro, Soham Patkar, Sunil Sardessai, Wilma Alvares - 20
6th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Genevieve D'Souza, Gokhale, Mrs. Gokhale, M. R. Ramesh Kumar, Parind Phadte, Ryan Alvares, Sachin Chatte, Srijit Kumar, Viraj Nayak - 5

The next Panjim Monthly is to be held on the 1st of September, to be hosted by Dr. Chandra Shekhar.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All Goa Higher Secondary Quiz Competition

The Microbiology Department is of St. Xavier's College is completing 30 years since its inception. As a part of the celebrations, the department is hosting an All Goa Higher Secondary Quiz Competition.

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Venue: St. Xavier's College, mapusa
Time: 9 am
QM: Ameya Ajinkya Mardolkar
Flavour: Science with special focus on Biology
Participation: Teams of two, entry free. Participants from class XI or XII from the Science stream. Each HSS can send a maximum of 2 teams.

To register, mail
For more info on participation, call Marina Monteiro-9822984363 or Arina frank-9326220385.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The fourth edition of the Incredible India Quizzes are around the corner. Organised by SEQC in collaboration with the International Centre Goa (ICG), the IIQ2013 features, as usual, two editions -- one for Schools and one Open. If you think you know India, this is the quiz for you.

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

Time: Schools edition -- 2pm, Open edition -- 5pm

QM: Schools edition -- Aniruddha Sen GuptaOpen edition -- Rajiv D'Silva

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

For more info on participation or sponsorship, call Arjun Halarnkar at ICG on 2451464 or 2452805.

SEQCm July - Content