Date: 16 Feb, 2008
Venue: Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune
Set by: Maitreyi Gupta, Nilay Puntambekar, Rohit Khaladkar, Gokul K.
Conducted by: Maitreyi Gupta
Quiz Final Results
Format: 55 questions in IR with a round reversal halfway
1st: Niranjan Pedanekar + Yasho (F) - 75
Joint 2nd: Venkat Srinivasan + Suvajit Chakraborty (A) - 65
Joint 2nd: Nirad Inamdar + Salil Bijur (C) - 65
Joint 2nd: Prasann Potdar + Mukund Krishnan (D) - 65
3rd: Meghashyam Shirodkar + Abhishek Nagaraj (B)
4th: Arnold D'Souza + Anu Salelkar
This was the 6th edition of Quiz-O-Mania, the annual open quiz conducted in VIT, now part of the literary fest Epiphany. Considering it was the first open quiz the current setters conducted, it was a decent effort on their part.
Elims had only about 25 questions followed by a written environment quiz won by Prasann and Mukund. The finals started late because of the JAM elims (the JAM-quiz clashes at lit fests are becoming a tradition now).
We saw questions from areas often considered 'pop-culture' like sitcoms, cartoons and wrestling, albeit good ones. I also noticed a dominance of current affairs questions. SNAFUs ensured that a few audio questions were scrapped.
There were quite a few repeats which were cracked on directs but at the same time there were some really good questions very well answered by Niranjan and Yasho. The best question, (as remembered by most), however was answered by Anu from Team E.
The highlight of the quiz was however a confusion over a particular answer given by us (Team C) but brought in objections by Team B because of which we were given half points only to find out later that we were actually right and would have been the sole 2nd place holders. This situation could have been avoided by a thorough check by QMs and firmness in dealing with objecting teams. But then as always, the QMs decision is final.