Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"The Interrogative" - July 2007 BC Schools Quiz - Report

Date: 1 July, 2007
Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, PSPL
Set and Conducted by: Abhishek Nagaraj and Suvajit Chakraborty
Theme: General

No. of Teams: 63, 15 schools
Quiz Final Results (team no. with elims score), cutoff: 13/30 1st: Pushkar Pandit + Vibhav Bhave of Abhinava Vidyalaya (F - 21)

Other Finalists:
Viraj Bathe + Sarvesh Deshmukh of SPM English (C,13), Rushabh Banthia + Rohit Telang of Symbiosis Secondary (D,15), Kaustubh Deshpande + Abhishek Rajopaadhye of SPM (E,16), Anmol and Aastha Kakaria of Indian School Al-Ghubran, Oman (A,15), Rohan Danait + Sanket Bhilare of Abhinava Vidyalaya (G,18), Punarvasu Pendse + Nachiket Deo of Kalmadi Shamrao (H,20), Nikhil Deshpande + Mayuresh Hooli of Muktangan (B,14).


The organisers of the BCQC School Quiz "The Interrogative" were in for a big surprise: the turnout was a staggering 63 teams from 15 schools! That means 126 young quizzers, half of whom had never quizzed competitively before, took part in the first major school quiz of the Pune calendar. To prove we aren't fibbing, here's a pic of the auditorium during the elims.

(Packed it was)

The elims were very competitive, but 8 teams finally made it through from 6 different schools. We even had one out of the two participating overseas teams (Indian School, Al-Ghubra, Oman made it and Northview High School from the US was the other - ok, they were on vacation but still they came, didn't they? :-)) in the finals

Chocolates and a break later, the finals began. Abhishek, as usual, had a terrific presentation lined up. The questions were good and so were the finalists. Some tough questions were answered with panache, many connects were cracked, but the Abhinava team that would eventually won was always in control.

July 07 School 2

(Starlit Finale)

Each finalist received a certificate and a Landmark gift voucher. The winners also took home a trophy each. The Interrogative will be back next year too, and a couple of school quizzes will happen in December and January. Thanks to all the principals, accompanying teachers, and parents who came over on a very wet Sunday morning. Thanks also to all the BC volunteers and to Abhishek and Suvajit for conducting a very enjoyable quiz.

(Quiz masters, winners, not-so-innocent bystander)


niranjan said...

Congrats to Abhishek and Sujovit (and the innocent by-standers) on a very successful school quiz!

Shamanth said...

I only have a 'whoah' to utter! Please to take a bow, all involved!

brijesh said...

Good show!-striking at the grassroots..

niranjan said...

Shamanth missed 'the fun' ;))
Did anyone notice that now he has to resort to 'whoah'! ;)))

Abhishek said...

we still had a lot of schools not coming. What we did have is a large number of teams from each school which turned up.

Shamanth said...

Tch. The whoahbegone-ness of a B-grade school regime is currently engulfing moi - please to not rub it in!

yogsma said...

wow..amazing..BCQC will be the only non-profit organization which will be running school quizzes so greatly in India..kudos..great work done team.