Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Goa Quiz

UPDATE: This quiz stands cancelled for now. A new date will be announced later.

Date: 6th September 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Krishnadas Shama Central Library, Patto, Panjim
QM: Lynn Barretto Miranda
Flavour: Goa
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two adults or three children (below 18).
Prizes: Cash prizes and trophies.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Margao Monthly August

Date: 30th August 2014

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

IIQ Open Edition - Results & Content

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Harsh Hegde, Pradyumna Bhat, Sanjay Parab - 155
2nd: Ameya Mardolkar, Amol Joshi, Sainandan Iyer - 115
3rd: Delson Roche, Rajiv D'Silva, Sudhir Rao - 105
4th: Jayant Karn, Leroy Veloso, Zibane Paes - 90
5th: Amey Parsekar, KV Gouthami, Vidyadhar Gadgil - 80


IIQ School Edition - Results & Content

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Anand P. S. & Rajanala Samyak (Mushtifund Aryan HSS, Panjim) - 125
2nd: Julian D'Costa & Tarun Mascarenhas (Vidya Vikas Academy, Margao) - 80
3rd: Mohnish Sardessai & Pranav Khadpe (Dempo HSS, Panjim) - 60
4th: Akash Arun & Zibane Paes (Bhatiker Model HS, Margao) - 55
5th: Harsh Hegde & Leander Paes (Shree Damodar HSS, Margao) - 45
6th: Ashwin Mascarenhas & Chaitanya Naik (KV INS Mandovi, Verem) - 40



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Incredible India Quizzes 2014

Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Flavour: India-related questions only

QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Time: Prelims at 2pm
Participation: For students up to Standard XII. In teams of two from the same school. Six teams to go through to the onstage finals.
Prizes: Trophies and cash prizes for top 3 teams; certificates for all participants

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Time: Prelims at 5pm
Participation: Open to all, including those who participate in the Schools Quiz. Prelims to be answered solo; teams for the onstage finals will be constituted from the top 15 qualifiers.
Prizes: Trophies and cash prizes for top 3 teams

Registrations for both quizzes is now closed, but spot entries will be allowed. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

SEQC Road Trip 2014

Date: 17th August 2014
Destination: Atreya Vedic Spice Farm, Mollem. This is the same location we visited last year. In case anybody needs a reminder of how that went, check this link.
Route: Panjim-Margao-Borim-Ponda-Usgao-Mollem and back.
Pickup points: In Panjim, at the Mary Immaculate Church steps at 7.30 am. In Margao, at Mabai Hotel at 8:45 am. Vasco people can be picked up at Cortalim at 8:15 am. Anybody wants to be picked up at other places along the route, call the number below.
Cost: Rs 650/per head. This is inclusive of transport, lunch & tea. Children of the age of 11 and below will be charged at Rs 400/head, children of 5 and below are free.
QMs: We need about 10 QMs to set 12 questions each. We will not have projection equipment at our disposal, so questions will have to be of the simple text variety, but it is up to the QMs if they want to use laptops/tablets/books/props or other visual aids. Those wanting to set questions please mail rajivdsilva[at]
Registration: Please mail the above address to confirm your participation, mentioning how many seats and of what ages (in case there are children of 11 and below). Also mention your food preference, whether veg or non-veg. We can only accommodate 35 people, so seats will be allotted on a first come first serve basis. Call 9890141715 for any other clarifications. Registrations (and cancellations) close at midnight on the 15th of August.

Panjim August Quiz - Results and content

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Amod Kolwalkar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Arunav Konwar, Mariette Correa, Kaivalya Karkare, Shaila De Souza, Soham Patkar - 270
2nd: Ashwin Mysore, Mahesh Prabhu, Pradhyumna Bhat, Sangeeth Varma, Srijit Kumar, Tallulah D'Silva, Vikram D'Silva, Vishal Malapati - 245
3rd: Ajay Kamat, Ajey Patil, Amol Joshi, Jared Lobo, Paola Mambro, Parth Gaonkar, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Sanskriti Dawle, Soham Kamat - 210
4th: C. K. Siddharth, C. N. Prabhakar, Delson Roche, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, V. Balasubramaniam, Vibhas Prabhudesai, Vikram Dalvi, Viola Rodrigues - 160
5th: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Ashwini Joglekar, Ramchandra Salgaonkar, Sachin Chatte, Siddesh Shenoy, Sukanto Guha, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Yash Latkar - 140
6th: Aditi Mascarenhas, Blessie James, Chaitanya Naik, Kalpa Govekar, K. V. Gouthami, Lynn Barretto Miranda, M. S. Raghunandan, Parind Phadte, Raj Latkar, Srinath Ramkumar - 135.

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 7th of September and will be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Questions from the quiz:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Incredible India Quiz 2014 – call for registrations

The 5th edition of the Incredible India Quizzes will be held on August 15, 2014 at the International Centre Goa (ICG). As usual, there will be a School Quiz (starting 2pm, QMed by Rajiv D'Silva) and an Open Quiz (starting 5pm, QM Aniruddha 'Annie' Sen Gupta). The former is for teams of two members from the same school, for students up to Std XII. The Open prelims will be taken on a solo basis, with the top 15 qualifying for the finals, where they will be sorted into 5 teams based on their ranks in the prelims. 

Registrations are now open for both quizzes. To register, send the name(s) of participant(s) and school name, if relevant, to