BC InFest 2016 went off quite smoothly and as usual there were some great quizzes and more importantly a lot of laughs and general merriment. Here is what happened:
(All reports by Aniket Khasgiwale)
InFestYouUs 2016 in its shorter avatar saw 22 people take part on topics of their choice (some even took part in topics not of their choice as some people didn't show up)
This time, InFest took place in a room and not on BC lawns which IMO took away from the "mob effect". None-the-less the quizzes were enjoyable - with no set being inordinately difficult or easy skewing the results.
Kunal justified his military god tag was on target for 7 of his 10 questions on Fighter Aircraft of the Cold War to finish with the top score.
Results (only scores above 5/10)
Kunal Sawardekar (Fighter Aircraft of the Cold War) - 7 points
Omkar Yarguddi (Sitar in Hinudstani Classical Music) - 6 points
Sampuran Singh (Flags of the World) - 6 points
Pranav Joshi (Life and Times of Alexander the Great) - 5 points
Arnold D'Souza (Eponymous Etymology) - 5 points
Omkar Borate (Indian Badminton) - 5 points
Days of the Year Quiz by Omkar DhakephalkarOmkar finished his highly anticipated "Days of the year" series of quizzes by asking questions on each day of the year from 1st October to 31st December. The quality of questions varied a bit, but to be fair to the QM this was something he had warned us against. Most of the questions were quite good with a lot of good trivia and only a few peters. Omkar also conducted it quite well and the quiz was quite enjoyable on the whole.
Jai Hind Jai Maharashtra by Aniket Khasgiwale:
This was an India quiz with a greater focus on the state of Maharashtra, since the QM felt that the topic was not adequately explored in the usual BCQC quizzes. It started with a written round which checked the participant's awareness about the state of Maharashtra, with most teams doing quite well. This was followed by 42 questions on IR. 4 teams were quite close to each other at the halfway stage before Team 1 pulled away by answering a few Army themed questions and managed to hold on to their lead till the end.
Team 1 - Anurag Danda, Omkar Dhakephalkar, Anurakshat Gupta: 126 points
Team 5 - Kunal Sawardekar, Vrushabh Gudade, Shantanu G: 96 points
Team 3 - Pranav "Floyd" Joshi, Sumeet Pai, Omkar Borate: 95 points