Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Margao Monthly July - Results

QM: Sanjay Parab

1st: Kanchan Gatward, Nathan Moniz, Rajiv D'Silva, Viraj Nayak - 222
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Mahesh Prabhu, Sherwin Kelekar, Vilas Pavithran - 190
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Lynn Baretto Miranda, Neil Kelekar, Paul Gatward - 150
4th: Abhijeet Virginkar, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Rahul Kakodkar, Suraj Kamat - 105

The next Margao Quiz will be held on the 30th of August, to be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Margao Monthly June - Content

QMs: Amey Karpe & Rahul Kakodkar

Panjim Monthly August

Date: Sunday August 3, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New format for IIQ 2014 Open edition

The Incredible India Quizzes (IIQ), one of SEQC's marquee events, will be held as always on August 15 at the International Centre Goa. This marks the 5th year for this hugely popular double quiz. This year, the Schools edition, to start at 2pm, will be conducted by Rajiv D'Silva, and the Open edition, slotted for 5pm, will be done by me (Annie Sen Gupta).

As we go into the 5th edition of IIQ, I'm planning some radical changes in the way the Open edition is formatted.

The prelims will be held on an individual basis. The top 15 scorers will then be divided into teams of three, using the traditional seeding pattern (Team 1 will consist of finishers 1, 10 and 11; Team 2 will be made up of 2, 9 and 12; then 3, 8 and 13, and so on). Though there will be one less team on stage this time, the number of individual quizzers making it onstage will go up from 12 to 15.

There will be another additional twist to the selection, which I will reveal during the quiz itself.

Hopefully, this system will make for a more even competition, and improved chances for all participants.

To make the prelims more than a matter of chance, I intend to make it a 35-question paper, to be completed in 20 minutes. The 35 questions will cover all subject areas, again hopefully creating a level playing field.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Margao Monthly July

Date: 26th July 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Sanjay Parab
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Friday, July 18, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Quiz - Results

QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda

1st: Shravan Kudchadkar & Nishant Malpani
2nd: Nikhil Alvares & Ray Pereira
3rd: Devansh Cholera & Abhimanyu Bhat
4th: Raashid Desai & Aadil Hussain
5th: Craig Rodrigues & Rohit Viegas
6th: Sarvesh Shenai & Tanmai Raikar

Many thanks to BPS Sports Club for allowing us the use of their facilities and to The Football Dugout, BPS Sports Club & Fashion X for sponsoring the prizes.

Pictures of the event below:

BQC World Cup Football Quiz - Scores

QMs: Aditya Gadre & Ananya Deb of the Bombay Quiz Club
Proctor: Mahesh Prabhu

1. Paul Gatward & Rajiv D'Silva - 83
2. Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Nitish Wagle - 69
3. Lynn Barretto Miranda & Suraj Kamat - 54
4. Akshay & Suyash - 40
5. Raashid Desai & Aadil Hussain - 39
6. Ameesh Kakodkar & Shaunak Dubashi - 38
7. Nishant Malpani & Shravan Kudchadkar - 28
8. Devansh Cholera & Vishal Malapati - 24
9. Taran & Pranab Mukhopadhyay - 13
10. Ashwin Mascarenhas - 6
11. John & Rhian Pollard - 3

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Announcing the Incredible India Quiz 2014

A month from now, the 5th episode of the Incredible India Quizzes (IIQ 2014) will roll out with the usual pomp and circumstance (and controlled chaos) on August 15 at the International Centre Goa (ICG). As always, IIQ 2014 will consist of a Schools edition, to begin at 2pm and an Open edition slotted for around 5pm.

While the Schools edition will follow the usual format, this time around the Open edition will see some change. Most significantly, the Open quiz will be for teams of three.

As always, we are on the lookout for sponsorship of prizes, in cash or in kind. If you feel you'd like to contribute, or know of someone who might, please get in touch with us through

INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014 – results

The prelims of the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014, conducted by XPress Minds for INTACH, was conducted under SEQC supervision at two locations in Goa. The quiz is for teams of two from schools (Classes 7 to 10). The prelims, being held in some 100-odd cities around India, will see winning teams go through to regional and then national rounds of competition, the last being televised.

Here are the consolidated scores for Goa:

1. Sharada Mandir School (Rahul Philip & Pratheek Rebello) – 13 (2*)
2. Bhatikar Model High School (Zibane Paes & Akash Arun) – 13 (1*)
3. KV INS Mandovi (Ashwin Mascarenhas & Chaitanya Naik) – 11 (1*)
4. Bhatikar Model High School (Mayuresh Khandeparkar & Anirudh Bhat) – 9 (2*)
5. KV INS Mandovi (C.K. Siddharth & M.P. Shreesh Bhat) – 9 (2*)
6. Sharada Mandir School (Neil Khera & Rohan Ahuja) – 9 (1*)
7. Vidya Vikas Academy (Amanda Dias & Mansi Shah) – 9 (1*)
8. Vidya Vikas Academy (Shaziel da Silva & Surabhi Aswath) – 8 (1*)
9. Jnyan Vikas School (Atharv Salgaonkar & Siya Golatkar) – 8 (0*)
10. Bhatikar Model High School (Aradhya Khandeparkar & Nathan Colaco) – 7 (1*)
11. Mushtifund High School (Sumukh D. Pinge & Atharva D. Kenkre) – 7 (0*)
12. Janata High School (Vikas Sharma & Saurabh Sarkar) – 6 (1*)
13. KV INS Mandovi (Ayush Kanyal & Jerin Abraham) – 6 (1*)
14. Sharada Mandir School (Raina Ladhani & Akul Pai) – 6 (1*)
15. Vidya Vikas Academy (Sharvani Patil & Simren Fernandes) – 6 (1*)
16. Mushtifund High School (Vedang Mahesh Sardessai & Mohammed Salman) – 4 (0*)
17. Mushtifund High School (Mithila Prabhudesai & Ayush Amonkar) – 3 (0*)

The Sharada Mandir School team of Rahul Philip and Pratheek Rebello qualify on the basis of the starred tie-breaker questions. Commiserations to the Bhatikar Model High School team of Zibane Paes and Akash Arun who just lose out.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BQC World Cup Football quiz

The Bombay Quiz Club will be conducting 'On Life, Universe and the 4-4-2', a written quiz on World Cup Football on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 (the day of the final). SEQC is one of several quiz clubs running it on the same day.

The quiz will be set by Anannya Deb and Aditya Gadre. It will be proctored by Mahesh Prabhu in Goa. 

The quiz is open to all, and entry is free. It is to be attempted in teams of 2 and will comprise 100 questions run off a PPT, answers to be written down. The content will cover Players (Great and not-so-great), Teams (Winners and losers), Moments (heroic / comical / tragic)  and General Interesting stuff / culture surrounding the FIFA World Cup.

The quiz should last about 3 hours or a little more, including the time needed to review answers and correct papers.

Venue: The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Time: 5pm (please report at least 15 minutes earlier)
Proctor: Mahesh Prabhu
Flavour, participation and other details: As mentioned above

Panjim July Monthly - Results

QMs: Mohnish Sardessai & Pranav Khadpe

1st: Anant Prabhu, Devansh Cholera, Kaivalya Karkare, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Molu Garg, Parind Phadte, Rajiv D'Silva, Soham Kamat, Veenu Vas, Vishal Malapati - 255
2nd: Aarina Alphonso-Roche, Amod Kolwalkar, C. N. Prabhakar, Kunal Naik, Pooja Swaika, Raunaq Rao, Shaswat Salgaocar, Valmiki Naik, Varun Kumar - 205
3rd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Ashwin Kumar, Astrid Vas, Fatima Kumar, Kanchan Gatward, Kedar Naik, Nikhil Arolkar, Parth Gaonkar, Sahil Prabhudesai, Viola Rodrigues - 200
4th: Ashwin Mysore, Cleodel Savkur, Cornelia Pereira, Delson Roche, Lara Pereira, Siddharth Savkur, Srijit Kumar, Tanmay Naik - 175
5th: Kalpa Govekar, Madhura Bandekar, Marc Mascarenhas, Mithila Prabhudesai, Neil Nunes, Nitish Wagle, Paul Gatward, Soham Gaunekar, Yash Latkar, Yash Pathak - 160
6th: Agastya Keni, Ameya Mardolkar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Himanshu Sethi, Jared Lobo, K. V. Gouthami, Leroy Veloso, Mahesh Prabhu, R. Samyak, Raj Latkar - 130

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 3rd of August, to be hosted by Rajiv D'Silva.

Margao June Monthly - Results

QMs: Amey Karpe & Rahul Kakodkar

1st: Anant Prabhu, Julian D'Costa, Nathan Moniz, Sanjay Parab - 170
2nd: Ira Almeida, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Paul Gatward, Suraj Kamat - 145
3rd: Ameya Mardolkar, Harsh Hegde, Ravi Naik - 135

The next Margao monthly will be held on the 26th of July.

Monday, July 7, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Quiz

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: BPS Club (near Hospicio Hospital), Margao
QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda
Flavour: All about the FIFA World Cup 2014
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Come as teams of two.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014

The prelims for this quiz, being conducted by XPress Minds Edutainment for INTACH, is being held in some 100-plus cities all over India. Teams qualifying from the prelims will come together in a Zonal Round, whose winners will go on to a National Championship.

The Goa prelims will be held simultaneously at Sharada Mandir School in Panjim and the Urban Health Centre in Margao, starting 9.30am on Saturday July 12. The team that tops the prelims across both venues will go through to the Zonal Round as the Goa Winner.

The quiz is open to school students of Classes 7 to 10. Schools have been invited to send up to three teams of two members each. If your school has not got the info, or not registered a team, you're welcome to do so. A limited number of spot registrations might also be accepted.

All the info about the quiz, including how to register for it, is in the poster below, and this linked document. You could also check out the relevant page on the XPress Minds website.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Leaderboard Challenge - Content

Ajey Patil's set:

Ameya Mardolkar's set:

Anjali Sengupta's set:

Aniruddha Sen Gupta's set:

Julian D'Costa's set:

Lynn Barretto Miranda's set:

Paul Gatward's set:

Rajiv D'Silva's set:

Srijit Kumar's set:

Vidyadhar Gadgil's set:

Viola Rodrigues' set:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Panjim Monthly July

Date: Sunday July 6, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Mohnish Sardessai & Pranav Khadpe
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.