Friday, May 08, 2009

Mahaquizzer 2009 - Pune details

India's biggest solo quizzing competition Mahaquizzer returns with its fifth edition. See below for the official announcement. Pune is one of the centres, so here's a summary of the details with Pune-specific notes:
Date: 24th May (Sunday)
Quiz Timing: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Venue (note: this is different from our usual Open Quiz venue at Persistent Systems):
Symbiosis Law School Auditorium,
Symbiosis Law School,
Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune - 411004
Wikimapia link:
Google Maps:

Local contacts for directions: Ramanand (9764258560), Salil ((98231 12258)), Aditya (98811 01291)

Prizes: Best Quizzer, Best Woman Quizzer, Best College Quizzer and Best School Quizzer. In addition, the BCQC will give out prizes to the 1st & 2nd runners-up in both the College & School categories.

Prior registration is strongly encouraged so as to confirm your seat; it also helps the organisers plan the event better. Please see below for registration details.

We had 32 participants in Pune last year, and are hoping to see more this year. Read last year's Pune report:

8 May: An actively updated list of participants as registrations come in.

-----Official Announcement by KQA-----
We will hold the fifth edition of Mahaquizzer across 12 cities on Sunday, 24 May 2009. The cities where centres are being offered are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Thrissur and Mysore. If we are able to obtain permission, Singapore will also figure among the venues.

Mahaquizzer is the National Quizzing Championship. It is open to single entrants. There is no entry fee. Contestants are required to answer 150 questions over 90 minutes.

Mahaquizzer 2009 has been set by Arun Hiregange, Dibyendu Das, Thejaswi Udupa, Avinash Thirumalai and Ochintya Sharma.

Four prizes will be given out in each city: Best Quizzer, Best Woman Quizzer, Best College Quizzer and Best School Quizzer.

The person recording the highest score across all centres will hold the title of Mahaquizzer for 2009. She/he will also be awarded the Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence.This trophy will be given in June 2009 during the KQA 26th Anniversary event.

You can have a look at previous editions of the quiz (2005-2008) here:

Participants interested in registering should mail Please mention the city where you would like to appear from in the subject-header. Please do mention age and institutional affiliations if you are a student. Since seating is limited in many centres, local coordinators will work on a first-come first-served basis. Please register by Sunday 17 May 2009 to avoid disappointment.

We are working on finalising the venues--a list with full addresses will be put up at in a few days.

Please pass the information around at work and on other fora that you may have access to. Please do try and get friends who've never quizzed before to try out this quiz.

For clarifications or for more information , please call me at 97312-14519.
Thank you,
Best Regards
Arul Mani
Mahaquizzer 2009

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