Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Announcing Game Set Match long-format competition

Every year, the Sunday Evening Quiz Club has two long-format competitions, where participants battle it out in teams or individually over the course of several months to eventually identify a winner.

The first of this year's competitions will be held over three or four Sundays (depending on the number of teams that register) in October, November and December. The first Matches will be held on Sunday October 14.

So rush and send in your names for participation. You can ideally send in fully formed Teams (preferable) or individual Wild Card registrations. After the last date of registration, I shall round up the Wild Cards and combine them into Teams of my own choosing.

To register, send an email to mentioning 'Game Set Match registration' in the subject line, stating the Team name, the name of the Team Captain, and the name of the remaining Players (2 or 3). To register as a Wild Card, send the email with the same subject line, mentioning in the body of the message that you would like to be put into a Team. All registrations must be received by 5pm on Monday October 8.

UPDATE: Registration extended till 5pm on Friday October 12.

Here are the rules for forming Teams:
a. Teams can consist of 3 or 4 players each.
b. Have a look at the two lists below. A Team can have a maximum of 1 Seed OR 2 Seedlings.
c. Every team has to have at least one male and one female player.
d. Every team has to have a designated Captain.

You are encouraged to bring in new quizzers, especially female ones, or bring back those who have been missing from quizzes for some time.

Based on the number of teams formed, I will work out the actual competition format, byes, rounds, matches, etc.


Seeds: JK, Rajiv, Gadgil, Nitish, Doc Shekhar, Dev
Seedlings: Ajey, Harsh Hegde, Harsh Bhatkuly, Srijit, Arvind, Ira Prem

Lights Camera Question - 23rd/Sept/2018 - results

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

1st: In Memory of Ingit Bergman (Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Anannya Deb, J. Krishnamurthi) and Jai & Veeru (Anjali Sen Gupta, Chandrashekhar Rao, Sachin Chatte) - 135 points
3rd: Phandebaaz (Aniket Lawande, Arvind Sivakumaran, Nitish Wagle) and The Chip & The Old Block (Neha Kamat, Shaunak Sardessai, Sunil Sardessai) - 105 points
5th: VR Urban Naxals (Anand Khandalekar, Rajiv D'Silva, Vidyadhar Gadgil) - 90 points
6th: Inglorious Basterds (Aniket Khasgiwale, Srijit Kumar, Saurabh) - 75 points

The content of this quiz will not be uploaded, as it is too media-heavy.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Irish Open 2018

Organized by: Irish Quiz Organisation
Date: 30th September 2018
Time: 2.30 pm
Format: Written, solo. The quiz will consist of 240 questions in 6 categories to be answered in two hours.
Panjim - International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (Proctored by Paul Gatward)
Margao - Urban Health Centre, Near Hospicio (Proctored by Nathan Moniz)
Participation: Open to all. This is a solo event. Participants must register beforehand by sending an email to mentioning which centre - Panjim or Margao - they will participate from. Last date for receiving registrations is 28th September at 1 pm. Spot entries will be accommodated depending on availability of question papers and seating space.

XCHR Goa History Quiz 2018 - Qualifiers

North Goa:
1. Manali Manjarekar, Swatit Valaulicar, Marlon Borges (Mushtifund HS, Cujira) - 26
2. Madhusudan Hasbe, Aloma Saldanha, Neel DeSouza (Holy Family HS, Porvorim) - 24
3. Tanaya Talkar, Shriyash Gaonkar, Vaishnavi Dhume (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 23
4. Leander Vaz, Delrich George, Andre D'Souza (Don Bosco HS, Panaji) - 22
5. Delgio Lourenco, Sairaj Naik, Rolan Xavier (Holy Family HS, Porvorim) - 21
6. Parth Burye, Chirag Shetye, Jovin Rego (Sarwaswat Vidyalaya HS, Mapusa) - 20
7. Abhijit Chandran, Pratham Amonkar, Svetlana Gomes (People's HS, Panaji) - 20
8. Zanaida Braganza, Renee Dias, Bhoomi Gaonkar (St. Mary's Convent HS, Mapusa) - 20
9. Sairaj Ghosarwadkar, Heramb Tople, Krishika Gawde (GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa) - 19
10. Magdalene Carvalho, Pareena Mascarenhas, Joshua D'Souza (Holy Cross HS, Siolim) - 19
11. Om Bandodkar, Smital Gaonkar, Esha Kuchelkar (St. John of the Cross HS, Sanquelim) - 18
12. Gopal Kataria, Mark Cordeiro, Aldrich Amaral (Don Bosco HS, Panaji) - 18

South Goa:
1. Nihaal Virgincar, Joseph Fernandes, Annalie Rodrigues (Vidya Vikas Academy, Margao) - 22
2. Lizanne Fernandes, Sera Alex, Disha Sawant (Fatima Convent HS, Margao) - 21
3. Ameya Jamkar, Ryan Fernandes, Ananya Bhembre (Vidya Vikas Academy, Margao) - 21
4. Shivesh Rane, Om Patkar, Ganga Rane (Shishu Vikas HS, Navelim) - 20
5. Pranali Patil, Savari Phaldessai, Shivam Kunkolikar (Holy Cross Institute, Quepem) - 20
6. Amit Sukhthanker, Alex Pereira, Shlok Salunke (Bhatiker Model HS, Margao) - 20
7. Ralph Rodrigues, Jason Menezes, Nereus D'Silva (Loyola HS, Margao) - 20
8. Aaryan Raut, Shantanu Prabhudessai, Varad Kerkar (Mahila & Nutan English HS, Margao) - 19
9. Tanmay Sankolli, Spruha Nagarcenkar, Kirti Shanbag (Dr KB Hedgewar Vidhyalaya, Ponda) - 19
10. Baban Work, Deep Desai, Arya Prabhugaonkar (Shri Nirakar Vidyalaya, Mashem) - 17
11. Jennisa Noronha, Safaa Sayad, Kalpraj Ekavade (St. Joseph HS, Margao) - 17
12. Anson Fernandes, Ashden Mascarenhas, Pearl Barbosa (Fr. Agnel Multipurpose HS, Verna) - 17

The semi-finals and finals will be held at 9.30 am on the 8th of October at the Xavier Centre for Historical Research, Porvorim.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lights! Camera! Question!

Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Time: 3pm
Venue: Maquinez Palace (next to Inox / Old GMC), Panjim
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: Movies (Indian / international, with heavy doses of Bollywood and Hollywood)
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two.
Registration: Pre-register by sending email with both names and contact info (email or phone) to before midnight on Friday, September 21.
Format: Written prelims, with top 6 teams qualifying for finals to be conducted immediately afterward. Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s) for the prelims.

XCHR Goa History Quiz 2018

Dates: Prelims - 22nd September 2018, Finals - 8th October 2018
Venues: South Goa Prelims - Loyola High School, Margao
North Goa Prelims & Finals - XCHR, Porvorim
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Goa's history
Format: The top 24 teams in the prelims held on 22nd September, 12 each from North & South Goa, will participate in 4 Semi-Finals of 6 teams each, on 8th October. The winners of each Semi-Final will meet in the Final, to be held on the same day.
Participation: Open to students of Std. X and below, teams of three members each. Max two teams per school.
For details: Call 2417772 or 2414971, or visit

Lights Camera Question Returns!

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC), in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), will be hosting 'Lights, Camera, Question', a quiz on the magic of movies, on Sunday September 23 at Maquinez Palace, Panjim.

The quiz will be replete with visual, audio and video content, and will cover all aspects of cinema, Indian and international. It will be conducted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

The quiz will commence with a written preliminary round at 3pm, followed by onstage finals. Participation is invited for the quiz in teams of two. The quiz is open to all, and entry is free.

To pre-register, e-mail, with 'Movie Quiz 2018 registration' in the Subject line, and the names and contact numbers or e-mail IDs of both team members, in the body of the mail. Mails for pre-registration must be received by midnight on Friday September 21. Teams that show up at the venue without pre-registering will be accommodated subject to availability of seating.

QFI League edition 3 - 15/Sep/2018 - scores

Annie Sen Gupta
J Krishnamurthi
Rajiv D'Silva
Chandrashekhar Rao
Sahil Ramchandani
Ajey Patil
Srijit Kumar
Harsh Hegde
Mayur Shett
Anjali Dar SenGupta
Arvind Sivakumaran
Paul Gatward
Gowri Yale
Leroy Veloso
Nathan Moniz

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Rite of Passage 2018 - results and pix

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: NIT Goa (Harsh Hegde, Sahil Ramchandani, Samruddhi Banker) - 330 points
2nd: Goa Medical College (Ashwin Mascarenhas, Chinmay Naik, Shraavani) - 205 points
3rd: BITS Goa (Aravind, Manasa Harish, Shashank) - 180 points
4th: BITS Goa (Ishaant A, Rahul C, Tejal VV) - 170 points
5th: Goa Medical College (Aproop Prabhudessai, Chaitanya Naik, Vaishnavi Sharma) - 130 points
6th: Goa Engineering College (Devansh Cholera, Shalakha Kulkarni, Tanmay Naik) - 120 points

Prelims answers being revealed
Corrections squad
The finals get under way

The winning team from NIT Goa, along with QM Nitish, and clown princess of SEQC, Anjali

Samruddhi of NIT getting her trophy

Sahil of NIT getting his trophy

Harsh of NIT getting his trophy

Chinmay and Ashwin of the GMC team that placed second

Aravind, Shashank, and Manasa of the third-placed BITS team

Anjali is delighted to come across the set of postcards with the dogs theme

The other BITS team, which finished fourth - Ishaant, Rahul, and Tejal

The second GMC team came fifth - Chaitanya, Aproop, and Vaishnavi

Still crazy after all these years!

Tanmay and Shalakha of GEC, who came in sixth (out of a total of 14 participating teams, so not bad!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

QFI League edition 3

Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Time: 6pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Set by: Quiz Foundation of India, Chennai
Proctored by: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Format: Written. 30 questions to be answered off a projected set.
Participation: Solo, open to all. Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).

Rite of Passage - the Inter-College Quiz 2018

Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Time: 2pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to college students (UG/PG), in teams of three, including at least one female participant, all from the same institution.

Friday, September 7, 2018

‘Rite of Passage’ Inter-College Quiz

SEQC will be hosting ‘Rite of Passage’, the SEQC Inter-College Quiz on Saturday, September 15, starting 2pm, at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula.

The quiz is for 3-member college teams (UG or PG students, all members on one team have to be from the same college, and at least one must be female). The content will include audio, visual and video questions, and all the other bells and whistles that go into making an exciting contest. The quiz is being put together by a team from SEQC, and will be conducted by Nitish Wagle.

A written elimination round will see six teams through to the finals. There is no restriction on the number of teams from a single institution, either in the prelims or the finals. The winning team in the finals will take away the SEQC Inter-College Trophy. 

Participation is invited from all colleges in Goa (entry is free). No pre-registration is required.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Panjim September quiz - 2/Sep/2018 - content

QM: Harsh Bhatkuly

QFI League edition 2 - 2/Sep/2018 - scores

Annie Sen Gupta
Rajiv D'Silva
Harsh Hegde
Ajey Patil
Chandrashekhar Rao
Ira Prem
Srijit Kumar
Viola Rodrigues
Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Mayur Shett
Nathan Moniz
Vidyadhar Gadgil
Jinendra Kumar
Anjali Dar SenGupta
Samir Nazareth
Paul Gatward
CN Prabhakar
Maria Imelda de Sousa

Panjim September Quiz - 2/Sep/2018 - Results

QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly

1st Place: Team II (Arvind Sivakumaran, C.N Prabhakar, Harsh Hegde, Ira Prem, Parth Gaonkar, Vidyadhar Gadgil) - 227.5 points.

2nd Place: Team III (Abhijit Virginkar, Chandrashekhar Rao, Jirendra Kumar, Pamela D'Mello, Shaunak Sardessai, Srijit Kumar)  - 180 points. 

3rd Place: Team IV (Aakash Kapdi, Aditya Mallya, Lucky Kaul, Nitish Wagle, Paul Gatward, Shalini Raju) - 145 points.

4th Place: Team V (Anant Prabhu, Mayur Shett, Neha Kamat, Rajiv D'Silva, Sunil Sardessai, Viola Rodrigues) & Team VI (Amey Parsekar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Gowri Yale, Mahesh Prabhu, Mandar Nadkarni, Parind Phadte, Samir Nazareth) - 140 points.

6th Place: Team I (Ajey Patil, Anjali Sen Gupta, Atin Garg, Eeshan Vernekar, Nathan Moniz, Raunaq Rao) - 40 points.