Thursday, April 1, 2021

Covid Strikes Again!

Due to the resurgence of the damned coronavirus in Goa, SEQC live quizzes are suspended again. We'll be back once things are back in control somewhat.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Bizzinga!

Date: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Nitish Wagle
Flavour: Business, media & entertainment
Participation: Open to all. Prelims will be solo, teams will be formed for the finals based on scores in the prelims.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).

Thursday, March 4, 2021

MusiQuiz - 28/Feb/2021 - results

Another very very close finish (apart from the winning team, that is, which rode in well ahead of the peloton) ended the MusiQuiz on a crescendo, with five of the teams spread across just 15 points.

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

Results
1st: Team 2 (Mayur Shett, Sahil Ramchandani, Srijit Kumar) – 240 points
2nd: Team 1 (Ajay Poonia, Anant Prabhu, Annie Sen Gupta) – 185 points
3rd: Team 3 (Lucano Alvares, Pallavi Dhakne, Veenu Vas) – 180 points
4th: Team 5 (Anjali Sen Gupta, Charles Fernandes, Sanjay Parab) – 175 points
5th: Team 4 (Ajey Patil, Nitish Wagle, Omkar Churi) and Team 6 (Ashwini Joglekar, Sachin Chatte, Vrindha P) – 170 points

Sunday, February 21, 2021

MusiQuiz

Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2021
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: Music
Participation: Open to all. Prelims will be solo, teams will be formed for the finals based on scores in the prelims.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).
 

Covid-safe SOPs
* Members are requested not to attend if they are suffering any symptoms such as fever, cold and cough, etc.
* All participants will be required to wear masks.
* There will be no sharing of items such as pens, backing boards, etc, so please bring your own.
* Anyone who has taken a flight or train in the 14 days prior to the event will need to furnish a Covid-negative certificate from a test done after their arrival in Goa. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Menages a Trois - 31/Jan/2021 - pix and videos



Start 'em young: Akira attends her first quiz!




Menages a Trois - 31/Jan/2021 - results and content

Bumper turnout at the Menages a Trois event on Sunday, January 31 – a total of 49 people took the written Round 1 of the quiz. Four teams went through to the projected rounds. The finish could not have been closer – two letters in one of the answers separated the team ambitiously named "And In First Place" from first place, and pushed them down from that position to third, half a point behind Team Chicken Dinner. In the melee, Team Ashralu took the help of Walter Matthau to sneak through to top spot.

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

Results
1st: Ashralu
(Ashwini, Lucano, Rajiv) – 80.5 points
2nd: Chicken Dinner (Gowri, Nitish, Samir) – 77.5 points
3rd: And In First Place (Anjali, Doc Shekhar, Harsh Hegde, Kalpa) – 77 points
4th: Menages in Black (Delson, Devika, Srijit) – 41.5 points

Content
You can access the written Round 1 question paper here, and the answer key here.

Rounds 2 to 5 (onstage)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

The BiG Q 2021 - Scores

 1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta - 63

2. Nitish Wagle - 49.5

3. J. Krishnamurthi - 47

4. Vilas Pavithran - 42

5. Harsh Hegde - 38.5

6. Sahil Ramchandani - 32

7. Ajay Poonia - 32

8. Chandrashekhar Rao - 32

9. Ajey Patil - 29

10. Viola Rodrigues - 25

11. Mayur Shett - 24.5

12. Anjali Dar Sengupta - 24

13. Omkar Churi - 24

14. Kaivalya Karkare - 22.5

15. Nathan Moniz - 15

16. Rupi Mody - 10.5

17. Shishir Shankhwalker - 10

18. Paul Gatward - 9

19. Eden Heredia - 7

20. Pallavi Dhakne - 7


Click on these links for the questions and answers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Ménages à Trois - 31/Jan/2021

Date: Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: For teams of 3 as per the criteria mentioned here. Pre-formed teams accepted; individuals will be put into teams on the spot.
Registration: Teams and individuals to send in their registrations to seqcgoa@gmail.com by midnight on Friday, January 29th.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).
 

Covid-safe SOPs
* Members are requested not to attend if they are suffering any symptoms such as fever, cold and cough, etc.
* All participants will be required to wear masks.
* There will be no sharing of items such as pens, backing boards, etc, so please bring your own.
* Anyone who has taken a flight or train in the 14 days prior to the event will need to furnish a Covid-negative certificate from a test done after their arrival in Goa.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Announcing Ménages à Trois

 

Here's a way out of self-isolation – become part of a threesome. Ménages à Trois is a quiz for trios, to be held at the International Centre Goa (ICG) on January 31, starting 5pm. Annie Sen Gupta (me, that is) will be the QuizMaster.

The quiz format will involve written prelims and projected finals (we are constrained by the outdoor requirement, which prevents us from getting to the projected stuff till after sunset).

It will be for pre-formed teams of 3 (so you can team up with people whom you are comfortable having in your close proximity), with the stipulation that each team has to have at least 1 male and 1 female (and no cross-dressing this time!)

The other constraint is that any team can have only one from among the following seeded participants (let's call it the Elite group) -- Ajey, Doc Shekhar, JK, Nitish, Rajiv, Shashwat (if he happens to be around), Srijit, Vilas. Teams that have none of these members will be allowed a fourth wheel.

Please register your teams by emailing the names to seqcgoa@gmail.com by midnight on Friday the 29th of January.

Try and convince someone of the opposite sex in your family or circle of non-quizzing friends to come along. The cult is always looking for new recruits. If you can't form a team, send an individual registration, and I'll try and put you together with two/three others on the day of the quiz.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thakela - 17/Jan/2021 - results and content

1st: Team 1 (Anjali Dar Sen Gupta, Chandrashekhar Rao, Paul Gatward, Vilas Pavithran) – 130 points
2nd: Team 4 (Ajey Patil, J Krishnamurthi, Mayur Shett, Nathan Moniz, Rupi Mody) – 115 points
3rd: Team 2 (Harsh Hegde, Nitish Wagle, Sahil Ramchandani, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues) and Team 3 (Ajay Poonia, Kaivalya Karkare, Omkar Churi, Pallavi Dhakne, Rajiv D'Silva) – 60 points

QM: Annie Sen Gupta

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The BiG Q - 17/Jan/2021

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC)'s annual test of individual quizzpersonship, The BiG Q, rather awkwardly backronymed to The Best-in-Goa Quizzer will be held on Sunday, January 17, starting 5pm, at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula.

Date: Sunday, January 17th, 2021
Time:
5.00 pm (reporting time 4.45pm)
Venue:
International Centre Goa, Dona Paula (open-air Zuiyo lawn)
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Participation: Solo, written quiz, open to all.
Note: Please bring your own pen(s) and backing board(s).

The BiG Q will be followed by an informal projected quiz conducted by Annie Sen Gupta.

Covid-safe SOPs
* Members are requested not to attend if they are suffering any symptoms such as fever, cold and cough, etc.
* All participants will be required to wear masks, and use the sanitiser at the venue.
* There will be no sharing of items such as pens, backing boards, etc, so please bring your own.
* Anyone who has taken a flight or train in the 14 days prior to the event will need to furnish a Covid-negative certificate from a test done after their arrival in Goa.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Live quizzes in January

SEQC will officially kick off its new season (#13, after an extended Year 12) this month, with the BiG Q on Sunday the 17th. This will, as always, be a solo written quiz, aimed at identifying the awkwardly but appropriately named Best-in-Goa Quizzer. The quiz will run from 5pm onwards, and have Rajiv D'Silva as QuizMaster.

Later the same evening, once darkness falls, Annie Sen Gupta will run a version of Akela, another solo quiz, but this time off a projected set of questions (which means with visuals, audio, and video content).

A fortnight later (on the 31st), we will try our hand at the first of our quizzes since Covid struck to have teams. Called Ménages à Trois, this will be a quiz for pre-formed teams of 3, but with certain conditions that will be announced at a suitable date and time. 

If we don't all immediately add to the Covid numbers in the state after that, we will then take a call on how to deal with February.