Saturday, June 30, 2018

In which Annie gives us those puns

A report on the Margao June monthly by Sahil Ramchandani

It was the last Sunday of June. The weather was pleasant with little to no rain. A perfect day for quizzing (is there any that isn’t?). The quiz began at the official SEQC time of 5pm sharp, which in IST translates to anywhere between 5.15pm and 5.30pm.

It being the football season and all, there were plenty of football questions thrown in by Annie, who was the QM of the day. The ball got rolling with the first round which was a ten question written round on the nicknames of footballers. The questions were tailored in such a manner that any football-dunce could still manage to hit the net. Peppered with puns, the answers could be worked out even without any prior football knowledge.

Then came the bounce and pounce. Being the kind-hearted soul that he is, Annie kept a negative of only 5 points for a wrong answer on the pounce. This led to a volley of pounces from most of the teams. It was not without its demerits though as it led to quite a few precipitated pounces from many teams which, keeping to the theme, can be said to have scored an own goal.

The third round was a Connect round. Annie had benignly pointed out earlier during the quiz that the theme of the day would be nicknames and football. Predictably, the theme of the Connect round was related to nicknames. As it turns out, only Nitish had his eyes on the ball, and his team got the theme before anyone else, after the second question.

Then, there was a break and snacks were served. Had Enid Blyton been writing this, she would have vividly described how scrumptious the snacks were, using as many adjectives as she possibly could. But, fortunately or unfortunately, she is not. So, the fact that there were samosas and tea for everyone should suffice.

After the half-time, the teams kicked off with the fourth round. It was based on the identification of countries playing in the World Cup from the doodles that have been running on Google lately. Our team fared miserably in that round. Rajiv later pointed out that had he seen the score of the football matches during the break, we would have gotten a couple of answers more. Adding the bonus to that would have given us a full 15 points, which was the exact margin that we eventually ended up runners-up by.

The next two rounds were Bounce + Pounce and Connect again. Another volley of questions with most being answered and some going through. Eventually, Team 3 which comprised of Nitish, Anjali and a few others won the quiz quite comfortably. Team 2, Rajiv, Ashwini, Shreya and I, lived up to its name and was the runner-up. All in all, it was an extremely enjoyable and light-hearted quiz that I was glad to be a part of. The puns, of course, were a welcome bonus.

Margao June monthly - content

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

Monday, June 25, 2018

Panjim July Quiz

Date: Sunday, July 1st 2018
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Margao Monthly - 24/June/2018 - Results

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

1st Place: Team III  (Anjali Sengupta, Aproop Prabhudesai, Nitish Wagle, Terrence Almeida) - 325 points.

2nd Place: Team II  (Rajiv D'Silva, Sahil Ramchandani, Shreya Ramchandani) - 310 points.

3rd Place: Team VI (Altamash Panjwany, Dr. Chandrashekar Rao, Gowri Yale, Harshwardhan Bhatkuly, Nathan Moniz) - 300 points.

4th Place : Team I (Gano Fernandes, Ira D'Costa, Ishan Kakodkar, Julian D'Costa, Rahul Kakodkar, Sunil Sardessai) - 265 points.

5th Place: Team IV (Chantal D'Costa, Harsh Hegde, Ira Prem, Rahul Chandawarkar, Viola Rodrigues)  & Team V (Pramas Hegde, Samir Nazareth, Sanjay Parab, Srijit Kumar) - 255 points.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Margao June Quiz

Date: Sunday, June 24th 2018
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all

One Flew Over Lukaku's Nest - The Sports and Entertainment Quiz - Results & Content

QMs: Arvind Sivakumaran & Nitish Wagle

Nitish and Arvind have a (colour)-coordinated moment

1st Place: Team III (Gaurav Mahambre, Nathan Moniz, Rajiv D’Silva, Shaunak Sardessai) & Team V (Ajey Patil, Annie Sen Gupta, Austin Dias, Mahesh Prabhu) - 180 points
3rd Place: Team II (Anant Prabhu, Nihal Chico, Sanjay Parab, Shawn D'Mello) - 165 points 
4th Place: Team I (Harsh Hegde, Parth Gaonkar, Samir Nazareth, Sunil Sardessai) - 160 points 
5th Place: Team VI (Anjali Dar Sengupta, C.N. Prabhakar, Sahil Ramchandani, Srijit Kumar) - 75 points 
6th Place: Team IV (Kaivalya Karkare, Kanchan Gatward, Mayur Shett, Pallavi Dhakne) - 25 points



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

One Flew Over Lukaku's Nest - The Sports and Entertainment Quiz

Date: Sunday, 17th June 2018
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QMs: Arvind Sivakumaran & Nitish Wagle
Participation: Open to all. Participants will answer the written preliminary as individuals and be sorted into teams of three members each on the basis of their preliminary scores.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Panjim Monthly - 03/June/2018 - Results

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st Place: Team I -  (Ari Pereira, Gowri Yale, Ira Almeida, J.Krishnamurthi, Maria Imelda De Souza, Viola Rodrigues) - 280 points

2nd Place: Team V -  (Anant Prabhu, Mayur Shett, Molu Garg, Nitish Wagle, Samir Nazareth, Terrence D'Costa) - 260 points 

3rd Place: Team VI -  (Annie Sen Gupta, Abhijeet Virginkar, Isha Dalvi, Kanchan Gatward, Nathan Moniz, Sunil Sardessai, Ved Dalvi) - 250 points 

4th Place: Team III - (C.N. Prabhakar, Delson Roche, Julian D'Costa, Monica Dalvi, Parth Gaonkar,  Parind Phadte, Sanjeev Dalvi, Srijit Kumar) - 240 points

5th Place: Team II - (Anjali Sengupta, Arvind Sivaraman, Harshwardhan Bhatkuly, Mahesh Prabhu, Pallavi Dhakne, Shaunak Sardessai, Shalini Raju) - 235 points

6th Place: Team IV - (Adish Talwadker, Chantal D'Costa, Chandrashekhar Rao, Natascha Meunier, Sahil.H.Ramchandani) - 195 points

WQC 2018 - Goa scores

We had the usual suspects turn up for the World Quizzing Championship on Saturday June 2. Held on the first weekend of June every year, this international competition tends to get our June-May SEQC year started. The quiz is conducted by the International Quizzing Association, and was proctored here in Goa by Nathan Moniz. Here are the scores:

Annie Sen Gupta - 100
J. Krishnamurthi - 84
Julian D'Costa - 83
Rajiv D'Silva - 73
Vidyadhar Gadgil - 67
Delson Roche - 59
Nitish Wagle - 55
Viola Rodrigues - 54
Sahil Ramchandani - 52
Mayur Shett - 44
Sunil Sardessai - 40
Harshvardan Bhatkuly - 36
Anjali Sen Gupta - 34
Samir Nazareth - 31
Tejas Kochkar - 29
Bonny Furtado - 25
Nevin D'Silva -9
Atreya Kamat - 8
Joiman D'Souza - 7
Chatura Kochkar - 7
C.N. Prabhakar - 6