Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, PSL, Pune
Set and Conducted by: Aditya Gadre, Aniket Khasgiwale
Quiz Final Results
Format: 2 halves of seamless IR; one 6 questions written round, 46 questions
1st: Yash Marathe + Keyur Munot (B) - 125
2nd: B.V.Harish Kumar + Yash Tamaskar (A) - 110
Jt. 3rd: Anand Sivashankar + Vibhendu Tiwari (C) - 95
Jt. 3rd: Niranjan Pedanekar + Samrat Sengupta (E) - 95
5th: Abhishek Nagaraj + Suvajit Chakraborty (D) - 60
6th: Ritoban Sengupta + Subhodeep Jash (F) - 40
Scorers: Avnish Dhondge, Aadinath Harihar
Elims standings (out of 38 questions): Abhishek+Suvajit (28.5), Harish+Yash (28), Niranjan+Samrat (24.5), Vibhendu+Anand (24), Yash+Keyur (24), Ritoban+Subhodeep (23)
Best School team: Sanket Bhilare + Aditya Karve (Abhinava Vidyalaya)
No. of teams: ~25
This was the first Open Sports quiz conducted by the BCQC and was put together by two very good sports quizzers (we have a surfeit of good sports quizzers at the BC). The quiz was won by a relatively new (to the circuit) pair of college students who left the veterans behind with a superb show of sports quizzing, with some very fine answering that had the others applauding.
The questions themselves were very good and interesting. The elims were a tad easy, but did the job of separating the best 6 teams on the day. There was some assured hosting by both the quizmasters.
The main cribs revolved around the expectedly heavy dose of cricket and football (given the leanings of the quiz setters), the rather poor choice of colours for variables (leaving the participants in a purple fug :-)), and some inconsistencies in awarding partial points (as is always the case). However, the "good"-ness of the questions themselves made up for it. Perhaps we shall insist on another sports quiz next year from these two which addresses some of these minor problems.
Some sample elims questions:
1. Bill Lawry used it to clean his pigeon's nest. William Ponsford used it while painting his house. Ian Chappell never kept any of his. What?
2. Formerly: A city in India; Now: ____ House, a large country house in Gloucestershire, the principal seat of the Dukes of Beaufort.