Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Announcing QuizStock 2017

QuizStock 2017 will be held on the weekend of January 14-15, 2017. The programme for the event is given below. All quizzes are open, and entry is free. All quizzes, except the non-competitive ones, are for pre-fixed teams of three members or fewer. In the non-comp quizzes, all those who turn up will be sorted into teams, and participate non-competitively.


Saturday January 14
10.30am-1.30pm: Social Media quiz (Nitish Wagle, non-comp)
2.30pm-4.30pm: Crime quiz (Vidyadhar Gadgil, written)
5pm-8.30pm: Goa Open (Rajiv D'Silva, prelims and finals)

Sunday January 15
9.30am-1pm: Arts & Lit quiz (Annie Sen Gupta, prelims and finals)
2pm-4pm: Punishment quiz (Annie Sen Gupta, written)
-- 4.30pm-6pm: Master, Mind It! Finals --
6.30pm-8.30pm: Endings quiz (Rajiv D'Silva, non-comp)

Master, Mind It! Semis line-up

The line-up for the Master, Mind It! Semis have been drawn up based on the rankings of the 12 Semi-finalists, as per their Round 1 scores. The winners of each of the four Semis will qualify for the Finals, to be held as part of QuizStock on January 14-15, 2017.

1. Chirag - 13 (1)
2. Sanjay – 12 (0)
3. Srijit - 12 (0)
4. Harsh B - 12 (1)
5. Ameya - 12 (1)
6. Gouthami – 11 (0)
7. Gadgil – 11 (1)
8. Tejan – 11 (3)
9. Ajey - 11 (6)
10. Rajiv - 10 (0)
11. Delson – 10 (2)
12. Sahil – 10 (3)

Semi-final matches
(subject to confirmations)

Match 1
1. Chirag
2. Tejan
3. Ajey

Match 2
1. Sanjay
2. Gadgil
3. Rajiv

Match 3
1. Srijit
2. Gouthami
3. Delson

Match 4
1. Harsh B
2. Ameya
3. Sahil

SEQC Panjim December

Date: Sunday December 4th
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Shubham Tiwari
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Master, Mind It! qualifiers

The Margao round of Master, Mind It! saw two very tight matches and one, where a close fight was expected, that was quite a walkover finally.

In Match 1, Harsh (Bhatkuly) pulled off a near-perfect score on his chosen subject, a 'Sairam' in place of a 'Sainath' the only fumble. Nitish, who would have been expected to do much better, managed only 3 points to effectively knock himself out of the competition, coming third behind Paul. Kanchan was a nervous fourth.

Match 2 was very evenly contested, with the two young college students Tejan and Harsh (Hegde) matching Gouthami and Ameya. The latter won the match by a whisker, but the high-scoring nature of the match has ensured that two of his fellow contestants also go through to the next round.

Match 3 almost saw a huge upset, with Sahil matching Rajiv's score on both the chosen subject as well as the general knowledge sets, but Rajiv topped by virtue of fewer passes. Viola also finished level on scores with Rajiv and Sahil, but will lose out on a place in the semis because of her 7 passes. Her best hope is that one of the other qualifiers expresses an inability to attend.

With all six matches done, the 12 people who go through to the Semis are given below.

Automatically qualifying as Match winners:
1. Ajey
2. Chirag
3. Srijit
4. Harsh B
5. Ameya
6. Rajiv

Joining them will be:
7. Sanjay – 12 points (0 passes)
8. Gouthami – 11 (0)
9. Gadgil – 11 (1)
10. Tejan – 11 (3)
11. Delson – 10 (2)
12. Sahil – 10 (3)

Unlucky 13. Viola – 10 (7)

Master, Mind It! Round 1 (Margao) – content

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

Master, Mind It! - 27/Nov/2016 - Round 2 (Margao) Results

Each Quizzer selected a topic based on which questions were set by the Quizmaster, Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Match 1
Harsh Bhatkuly - Print Media in India
Paul Gatward - Football
Nitish Wagle - Commercial Aviation
Kanchan Gatward - Cookery

Match 2
Ameya Mardolkar - Business Logos
Gouthami - Crafts of India
Tejan Karmali - Business Leaders
Harsh Hegde - Summer Olympics

Match 3
Rajiv D'Silva - Rock Music
Sahil Ramchandani - Multinational Corporations
Viola Rodrigues - Scientific Laws
Suraj Kamat - Classical Indian Literature

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Quiz Dubai Brainbuster - 20/Nov/2016 - Goa Scores

Proctored by: Kanchan Gatward
1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 46
2. Rajiv D'Silva - 28
3. Vidyadhar Gadgil - 23
4. Madhura Chakraborty - 21
5. Ajey Patil - 19
6. Delson Roche - 16
7. Paul Gatward - 15
8. Gouthami - 14
9. Anjali Sen Gupta – 11
10. Viola Rodrigues - 11
11. Parind Phadte - 6
12. Terrence Pereira - 2
13. C.N. Prabhakar - 1

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Master, Mind It! Round 1 (Margao)

Date: Sunday November 27th
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Two rounds – Chosen Subject + General Knowledge (like Mastermind, but with masala)
Participation: Pre-registered contestants only (list below). Open to all to watch, entry free.

Match 1: Nitish, Harsh Bhatkuly, Paul and Kanchan
Match 2: Ameya, Gouthami, Harsh Hegde and Tejan
Match 3: Rajiv, Suraj, Sahil and Viola

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Quiz Dubai BrainBuster 2016

This is the annual solo written quiz put together by Dr Chandrashekhar and others at Quiz Dubai.

Date: Sunday November 20
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5pm to 7.00pm (reporting time 4.45pm)
Proctor: Kanchan Gatward
Flavour: General
Format: Solo written quiz, 90 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

NOTE: All participants should bring their own pens and backing boards, and be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the event begins. We will start at 5pm on the dot.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Panjim November Monthly - 6/Nov/2016 - Results

QM - Nitish Wagle

1st: Anant Prabhu, Leroy Veloso, Molu Garg, Rajiv D'Silva - 160 points
2nd: Aniruddha SenGupta, Nitin Desai, Trisha Desai, Viola Rodrigues - 140 points
3rd: Baljit Sudan, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Mahesh Prabhu, Payal Desai, Vishakha Desai - 85 points
4th: Anjali Sen Gupta, Edlyn Rodrigues, Nathan Moniz, Parth Gaonkar, Paul Gatward, Reuben De Souza  - 70 points
5th: Jugneeta Sadan, Kanwalpreet Singh, Madhura Chakraborty, Pallavi Dhakne - 45 points
6th: Kanchan Gatward, Rohit Karandadi, Supriya Tirkey, Vidyadhar Gadgil - 40 points

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Margao Quiz

How well do you know Margao and Madgaonkars???

THE MARGAO QUIZ A Clube Harmonia de Margao event
on Sunday 13th November, 5.00pm at Clube Harmonia, Margao

supported by
Cotton Cottage, Margao and
BM Web Studio (

AWESOME PRIZES worth Rs. 20,000/-

Teams of Minimum TWO Members, Maximum THREE Members
NB: All have to be FAMILY members
ie Grandparents, Parents, Children.
(Uncles, Aunts, Cousins do not qualify as team members)

Spot Registration
for more details call the club office: ph - 0832 2714818

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Margao October monthly – 29/Oct/2016 - Results

QM: Harsh Hegde
(plus an informal, unscored quiz by Sahil Ramchandani)

1st: Altamash Panjwany, Nitsh Wagle, Viola Rodrigues – 265 points
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Ira Almeida, Sahil Ramchandani – 230
3rd: Jayantilal Vadukul, Lucky Kaul, Paul Gatward, Pravin Ghadia, Sanjay Parab – 205
4th: Jeremiah Pacheco, Rajiv D'Silva, Shreya Ramchandani, Suraj Kamat – 175