Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oasis Lone Wolf - Scores

1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 60
2. Vidyadhar Gadgil - 48
3. Rajiv D'Silva - 40
4. Ajey Patil - 21
5. Anjali Sen Gupta - 16
6. Kv Gouthami - 14
7. Saahil Sharma - 13
8. Shreyas Naik & Anant Prabhu - 4
10. C. N. Prabhakar - 2
11. Vikram D'Silva - 1

Margao October Quiz - Results

QM: Suraj Kamat

1st: Anil Pavithran, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nathan Moniz, Ramchandra Salgaonkar - 200
2nd: Rajiv D'Silva, Sanjay Parab, Sanjeev Prabhudessai, Vikram D'Silva - 150
3rd: Abhijeet Virgincar, Anjali Sen Gupta, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Vilas Pavithran, Viraj Nayak - 145

The next Margao Quiz will be held on the 29th of November, to be hosted by Abhijeet Virgincar.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Panjim November Quiz

Date: Sunday November 2, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: N. Sirish
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waves '14 Quizzes

Lone Wolf Quiz

Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Ananth Kachroo
Flavour: General
Participation: Solo, for college and higher secondary school students.

Ent Quiz

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 10.00 am
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Sakshi Udeshi & Janvi Palan
Flavour: Entertainment
Participation: Teams of three, for college and higher secondary school students.

Vices Quiz

Date: November 1, 2014
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Vishnu Nair
Flavour: Stuff your parents told you not to do.
Participation: Teams of three, for college and higher secondary school students.

Waves Open Quiz

Date: November 2, 2014
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: LT2, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
QM: Balasubramanian V. & Pradhyumna Bhat
Flavour: General
Participation: Teams of three, open to all.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oasis Lone Wolf 2014

Date: Sunday October 26, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm (please report by 4.45pm)
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Proctor: Mahesh Prabhu (quiz set by BITS Pilani's ELAS Club)
Flavour: General
Description: Solo, written quiz, with 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please bring your own pens.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. 

AtWi30Q – Report, results and content of Game 1

Okay, so there were a few glitches. But it wasn't all bad. Eventually, we settled on a steady rhythm and then things went smoothly.

Game 1 of 'Around the World in 30 Questions' played out with much raucous fun. A 30-question prelims helped sort individuals into teams, all of them named after adventurous or wayfaring creatures. The six teams then started around the world, with four of them surging distinctly ahead of the other two.

In the end (about two hours in, when we ran out of questions), things were awfully tight at the top and at the bottom, meaning that the game will be keenly afoot in future editions.

Here are the results of Game 1:

1st: The Pilot Whales (Rajiv D'Silva*, Ameya Mardolkar, Deepsee Salgaonkar, Ravi T, Sanjay Parab, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues) – 19 stops (13 answers)
2nd: The English Bulldogs (Vidyadhar Gadgil*, Akash Kulkarni, Avedika Arudrya, Parind Phadte, Rajeev Nedumaran, Raunaq Rao, Tom Matthews, Vikram D'Silva) – 18 (12)
3rd: The Leopard Seals (Anjali Sen Gupta*, Aakash Timmapurkar, George L.V., Leroy Veloso, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Omkar Naik, Ronnie J. D'Mello, Saahil Sharma) – 18 (12)
4th: The Amur Falcons (Nitish Wagle*, Amod Kolwalkar, Andrew Williams, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Devansh Cholera, Dhanaraj Naik, Kenneth Alvares) – 18 (11)
5th: The Clouded Leopards (Veenu Vas*, Astrid Vas, C.N. Prabhakar, Neil Balthazer, Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar, Suhani A. Prabhu, Suraj Kamat) – 8 (7)
6th: The Tasmanian Devils (Keith Alvares*, Anant Prabhu, Harsh Hegde, Kv Gouthami, Mahesh Prabhu, Nipa Shetty, Sanchit Mahajan, Vishal Malapati) – 8 (5)

And here's the content:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Margao October Monthly

Date: 25th October 2014

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions

Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Date: Sunday October 19
Time: Prelims start at 5pm (please be there by 4.45pm)
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Format: Series team quiz, to be held as separate 'episodes' over the course of the next few months. Prelims, to be answered individually, will be used to determine teams for series. More details here.
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Panjim Quiz - Results

QM: Srijit Kumar

1st: Abhijeet Virginkar, Ashwin Kumar, Fatima Kumar, Harsh Gupta, Julian Almeida, Kaivalya Karkare, Rajiv D'Silva, Valmiki Naik - 260
2nd: Amod Colvalkar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Blessie James, Shaunak Sardessai, Soham Gaunekar, Sunil Sardessai, Veenu Vas - 230
3rd: Anant Prabhu, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, J. Krishnamurthi, Kedar Naik, KV Gouthami, Lara Pereira, Shreyas Naik, Soham Kamat, Suhani Prabhu - 205
4th: Ajachi Chakrabarti, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Raj Latkar, Sanjay Parab, Tara Rajendra, Vishal Malapati - 195
5th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Ashwini Joglekar, Avedika, Deepsee, Kalpa Govekar, Raunaq Rao, Sachin Chatte, Tanmay Naik, Viola Rodrigues, Yash Latkar - 190
6th: Ajey Patil, Julian D'Costa, Paola Mambro, Parth Gaonkar, Paul Gatward, Saahil Sharma, Zeyn Jaswal - 155

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 2nd of November, to be hosted by N. Sirish.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Around the World in 30 Questions

Every year, SEQC has one 'series quiz' – a tournament that spans several days over the course of a few months. The series event planned for October-December 2014 is a quiz-based game called 'Around the World in 30 Questions'.

The essence of the game is to circumnavigate a route marked along the world map shown above, moving ahead by answering questions related to the location you're on. The use of a die to move will bring in an element of luck into the game, while your ability to answer questions will constitute the skill factor.

The tournament begins at 5pm on Sunday October 19 at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula. All those who turn up on the day will individually take a prelims, consisting of a written round of 33 questions to be answered in 20 minutes. All participants will then be divided into six teams based on their scores, and go on to play the first round of 'Around the World in 30 Minutes'. The teams will remain constant over the course of the tournament.

Additional details about the game are provided here, and you're welcome to check them out if you like.

The event promises to be a world of fun, so land up in large numbers. No registration is required, and all are welcome to come and play, so spread the word.