Thursday, July 28, 2016

MMI 2016 Competition Format

Dei, these twenty-two rowdies have challenged me, Twin-Gun Gurugan: Nitish, Delson, Ajey, Anjali, Gouthami, Ameya, Rajiv, Mahesh, Sunil, Kanchan, Gadgil, Sanjay, Srijit, Paul, Sahil, Tanmay, Suraj, Viola, Harsh Hegde, Anant, Chirag, and Tejan Karmali.

[Okay, I can't do the 'accent' any more.] 

Based on the number of registrations, here's the format for the competition.

Round 1

  • The participants will be divided into six Groups, four with 4 participants each, and two with 3 each.
  • The Groups will be chosen through a draw of lots at a prior event.
  • Each Group will have its own 1st-Round Match, in which the participants will be asked 10 questions on their chosen subject and 10 questions on general knowledge.
  • The questions will be like in all our quizzes, audiovisual questions as well as dry ones.
  • The winners of the six Matches will automatically go through to the Semi-finals. The two best second-placed players across the Groups (in terms of points scored, not some popularity contest) will also qualify.
Semi-finals and Finals
  • The 8 qualifiers will be divided into two Semis with four Players each. 
  • If, for whatever reason, any of the 8 original qualifiers cannot make it for the Semis, their place(s) will be taken by the player(s) with the next highest score in the 1st-Round Matches.
  • The format of the Semis will be identical to the Round 1 matches.
  • The top 2 from each Semi will meet in the Final.
  • The format of the Final will remain as in earlier rounds, except that there will be more questions for both the specialised subject and general knowledge sets.

Dates and Venues

  • The Round 1 matches will be held over two days -- Sunday, October 16 at ICG, and on Sunday, October 30 (in place of the Margao monthly) at UHC, Margao.
  • The Semi-finals and the Final will be held in mid-November and mid-December, respectively, on dates yet to be decided.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Margao July Quiz

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Harsh Hegde
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

SEQC Kids Quiz - Results

QM: Tanmay Pereira Naik, with assistance from Raj Kunkolienkar
Date: 24th July 2016

1st: Beverly Mendonca, Ian Pereira, Madhusudan Hasbe, Shaunak Sardessai - 225 points
2nd: Aditi Mascarenhas, Krishna Sonar, Manas Hadkar, Manuel Dias, Nehara Pandey - 200
3rd: Mcwisha Valanka Fernandes, Neel De Souza, Pooja R. Sonar, Swarali S. Kulkarni - 85

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SEQC Kids Quiz

Date: Saturday July 23rd
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Raj Kunkolienkar & Tanmay Pereira Naik
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Monday, July 18, 2016

SEQC Sports Quiz - Results

QM: Nitish Wagle
Date: 17th July 2016

1st: 110 points - Harsh Hegde, Parind Phadte, Sahil Garud
2nd: 95 points - Ameya Mardolkar, Aniruddha Sengupta, Devansh Cholera
3rd: 90 points - Aditya Mallya, Paul Gatward
4th: 85 points - Abhishek Ram, Mahesh Prabhu, Sunil Sardessai
5th: 70 points - Amey Parsekar, Veenu Vas, Viola Rodrigues
6th: 65 points - Anant Prabhu, Pallavi Dhakne, Rajiv D'Silva

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SEQC Sports Quiz

Date: Sunday July 17th
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: Sports
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Leaderboard Challenge - 3/Jul/2016 - Results

1st: 141 points - Captain Paul Gatward, CN Prabhakar, Chandrashekhar, Tanmay Pereira Naik
2nd: 136 points - Captain Rajiv D'Silva, Akshay Tanna, Kanchan Gatward
3rd: 130 points - Captain Annie Sen Gupta, Mahesh Prabhu, Wilfred Mascarenhas
4th: 114 points - Captain Vidyadhar Gadgil, Delson Roche, Sunil Sardessai
5th: 107 points - Captain Ameya Mardolkar, Abhijeet Virgincar, Aditya Mallya, Akanksha Virgincar, Anant Prabhu, Parind Phadte
6th: 102 points - Captain Gouthami, Adish Talwadker, Suraj Kamat, Vinayak Parab

Panjim July Monthly - 3/Jul/2016 - Results

The Panjim Monthly was conducted by Julian D'Costa, with some help from his family. Julian is off to study at IISc Bangalore - so we may not see him at SEQC too often in the near future. All the best, Julian!

1st:: 325 points - Arjun Karkare, Annie Sen Gupta, Ira Almeida, Kaivalya Karkare, Luis de Souza, Nandita de Souza, Sahil Garud
2nd: 310 points - Aditya Mallya, Anuradha Goyal, Chandrashekhar, Chinnabhandar Narasingarao Prabhakar, Mahesh Prabhu, Pranav Khadpe, Saish Borkar,
3rd: 295 points - Adish Talwadker, Ajey Patil, Paul Gatward, Reuben De Sousa, Tanmay Pereira Naik, Wilfred Mascarenhas, Yash Tendulkar, Yogesh Garud
4th: 285 points - Gouthami, Kanchan Gatward, Mohandas Kamat, Nilima Kamat, Rajiv D'Silva, Saurabh Kamat, Shubham Tiwari
5th: 270 points - Delson Roche, Ian, Soham, Terence D'Costa, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Yohan Kuriyan
5th: 270 points - Abhijeet Virgincar, Akanksha Virgincar, Ameya Mardolkar, Kalpa Govekar, Parind Phadte, Parth Padgaonkar, Raj Kunkolienkar, Vinayak Parab,

Master, Mind It!

Enna dai rascallas! Are you thinking to take me on? Me, Twin Gun Gurugun? This is no foolish play, wokay? This is serious business, mind it!

From October to December, I will be quizzing you and quizzing you like nobody's business. And with twin guns itself. One gun will have bullets on your chosen subject, the other on general knowledge-aa. But this is no boring BBC format, wokay? Full Technicolor action with picture, sound, video that will make your head spin only.

If you are ready for challenge, send me email at (only this ID, MIND IT!!!) telling what subject you want. Annnny subject I will take, but broad level, wokay? No "Works of Tulsidas", rather "Classical Indian Literature". Got it? Tell three subjects with order of preference.

Send mail (to, got it?) by July 15. This quiz preparation is no joke, and I will need time. Don't be late, I say!

Monday, July 4, 2016

SEQC July Monthly - Content

Leaderboard Challenge 2016 - Content

Leaderboard Challenge - Annie's set

Leaderboard Challenge - Rajiv's set

Leaderboard Challenge - Paul's set

Leaderboard Challenge - Ameya's set

Leaderboard Challenge - Gadgil's set

Leaderboard Challenge - Gouthami's set

SEQCm June Monthly - Content

Margao June Monthly - 26/Jun/2016 - Results

The quiz was prepared by Annie Sen Gupta and Rajiv D'Silva and run by Mahesh Prabhu.

1st: 255 Points - Chantal D'Costa, Julian D'Costa, Paul Gatward, Sahil Ramchandani, Viraj Nayak,
2nd: 235 Points - Aditya Mallya, Dharma Rane, Sahil Garud, Samarth Naik, Santosh Naik, Suraj Kamat
3rd: 215 Points - Abhijeet Virgincar, Harsh Hegde, Kanchan Gatward, Nathan Moniz, Rohit Viegas, Tegan Karmali
4th: 210 Points - Ira Almeida, Jeremiah Pacheco, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Rohan Viegas, Tarun Mascarenhas, Yogesh Garud, Yohan Kuriyan