Sunday, September 28, 2008

Quiz fest at CoEP

CoEP will be organising a quiz fest as a part of the annual technical event MindSpark

There will be three quizzes:

2nd October - Chakravyuh - General Open quiz
Details: General quiz .Teams of two. NO restrictions . Anyone can take part. Rs 30/- registration per team.
Time: 12:45 pm ..
Venue: College of engineering Pune.

3rd October - Torquest - Technical Quiz
Details: Science and Technology quiz. Teams of two. College students only (UG or PG) You'll need your College I card. Rs 30/- per team for registration.
Time: 1:45pm
Venue: College of Engineering Pune

4th October - BarQing Mad ! - Open Entertainment quiz.
Details: Entertainment (Tv , Movies and music) quiz. Teams of two. NO restrictions. It's an Open quiz. Rs 30/- per team for registration.
Time: 9:45am
Venue: College of Engineering Pune

Total cash prizes of about Rs 50,000/- to be won.

In case of any queries you can contact : Aditya at 9881101291 , Aniket at 9766043385 , Yash at 9970519559 .

Thursday, September 18, 2008

MIT Abhivyakti General OPEN Quiz

Set and Conducted by : Karan And Jaipal

1st: Suvajit Chakraborty and Aditya Gadre : 60 pts
2nd: Yash Marathe and BV Harish Kumar : 30 pts
*3rd: Kunal Pungaliya and Keyur Munot : 20 pts
4th : Yash Tamaskar and Kaustubh Bhat : 20 pts
5th : Karan Chawla and saransh Varma : 20 pts
6th: Kaushik S and Siddharth Cavale : 15 pts

* won on tiebreak

The quiz was a decent debut effort though very very short. A 30 question elim was followed by a 24 question final . Just 24 questions in an Open quiz was a bit of a disappointment. There were a few repeated questions , quite a few sitters and some arbit stuff , but this could all be forgiven since it was after all their first time.
A few positives about the quiz were the punctuality - The quiz started and ended on time and the fact that they used IR and not D&P as most new QMs end up using.

ACES School quiz 2008

Set by : members of BCQC
Conducted by Salil Bijur.

1st : Aditya Kaustubhan , Ashwin Bhide , Shatrunjay Mall [St Mary's (Boys)] - 110 pts
2nd : Rohit Telang ,Abhishek Pandit , Rushabh Banthia [Symbiosis Secondary] - 95 pts
3rd : Rohit Sahasrabudhe , Rohan Danait , Sanket Bhilare [Abhinav Vidyalaya] - 80 pts
4th : Vipluv Shetty , Shreeharsh Godbole , Ambarish Prabhu [Loyola High School]- 70 pts
5th : Punarrasu Pendse , Siddharth JAdhav, Prachi Tadsane [Kalmadi Shamrao High School] - 65 pts
6th : Mohit TEndulkar , Khuzehua Shipchandler , Kaustubh Wagh [St. Vincents High School] - 60 pts

Elims: Symbiosis(21) , Kalmadi Shamrao (18) , St Mary's (16), Abhinav (16), Loyola (15), St Vincents (15)

Format: 48 questions seamless IR , 8 question written theme round.

The quiz was a very closely fought one with the top three finishing within 30 points.
St Mary's put on a great show and steadily built up their momentum to take the lead in the third round . They didn't let it go throughout the quiz with some brilliant answers and deservedly won. Abhinav and Symbiosis started slowly with Loyola and Vincents fighting for 2nd and 3rd place .
At the end of the 8th round Mary's had quite a comfortable lead , Loyola and Abhinav were tied for second and Kalmadi had just got their act together and leapfrogged Vincents to third place.
The theme round probabaly had a bit too much weightage (40 pts for cracking the theme early)considering that the top team had scored just 65 points in 48 questions. Symbiosis cracked the theme on their second shot and went into the joint lead . Mary's cracked it on their third shot and took back the sole lead. Abhinav soon cracked the theme themselves and completed the top three .

The atmosphere was awesome though the crowd seemed a little disappointed at the end that Abhinav didn't win. Salil did a great job of conducting the quiz and completed the quiz on time .