If you were a part of Inquizzition V and have any comments, please leave them here for the benefit of the organisers.
Organisation: Was quite good this time, so congratulations to the organising team. Well, the odd time lapses & technical goof-ups are expected of most quizzes, are they not?
Presentation: I really think that if answers are to be put on slides, then you have to make doubly/triply sure (with the zeal of a paranoid criminal) that you can prevent the inadvertant lapse. It's happened for the second time running, and I fear that even this time there were no backup questions (or had to use audience ones). Since presentations are becoming such an integral part of the whole quiz experience thingy, I hope the organisers will have a good look at this area. There are a lot of ideas we can implement here. I'm dwelling on this at length because this kind of thing sometimes takes away from the quiz.
Elim Scoring: There was some confusion at the results of the elims, so you've got to find a more cleaner way of doing it, I think. I mention this so that it comes up on the radar.
Finals Questions: many of them were too easy, mainly because they were
well-known quizzing facts. This might sound like sour grapes, but
frankly, Gaurav & I felt that we didn't get the same share of the easy
questions as teams A & B did (may be a false perception - I still have
to get the data from Salil to confirm this). Of course, we goofed up a
little too :-). But there were too many questions people had already
heard of. They were good qns no doubt, but done to death in the past,
atleast for half of the participants. Which made it a bit of a lottery
as you had to be a little lucky to escape the few tough questions.
That's my honest assessment of the qns. I don't know what the remedy
for that is except for that more the questions quiz setters hear, the more
you'll steer clear of the oft-repeated. Since there was good faith and
intent involved, I don't have any grouse.
Rest was fine I guess, for like goalies & 'keepers, lack of
"remarkable" points usually indicates a smooth event :-) . The quiz had
probably the best crowd seen in an open quiz in the last one year, a
good elims, cohesive org. Which is pretty good.