Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shyam Bhatt Memorial Quiz 2010

Date: 16 Feb 2010

Set & Conducted by:: Hitesh Mahato (Elims) and Lt. Col. Nikhil Moorchung (Finals)

1st: Team C - Meghashyam Shirodkar and Salil Bijur - 130pts
2nd: Team F - Venkat Srinavasan and Rohan Jain - 90pts
3rd: Team E - Suvajit Chakraborty and Yash Marathe - 85pts
Joint 4th: Team A - Abhinav Raina and Salil Jena (AFMC) - 80pts
Joint 4th: Team B - Abhishek and Krishna (AFMC) - 80pts
6th: Team D - Abhilash and Anirudh (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal)

Format: 25 questions elims on slides; 60 questions Finals (IR with round reversal after 30)

The quiz began on time with an alumnus of AFMC paying a small tribute to his batchmate Shyam Bhatt whom the annual quiz is named after. Elims were set and conducted completely by students while the finals were by an AFMC faculty member Lt. Col. Moorchung. Questions were nice although the finals seemed to be on the easier side with many chestnuts.

Most teams were neck-to-neck half way through. After the round reversal, Team C surged ahead above others. Towards the end, Team F (Venkat and Rohan) made a stunning comeback from 5th place to 2nd cracking all 4 questions that came their way. The 2 AFMC teams A and B were found to be tied at 3rd place at 80 points. Just before the tie-breaker, it was found that the last finals question was yet to be asked. Team F had answered the last one, so it was a direct for Team E which cracked it and joined A and B at 80 points. A close tie-breaker round of 3 questions happened and Team E won ending at 3rd place.

Please comment for any corrections and opinions below.


Aditya said...

is this the same guy who conducted it last year?

Yash Marathe said...

No, I don't think so. This guy had much better questions and was fairer at awarding "I'll give it to you" points, unlike Mr. "I was looking specifically for The Look" from last year (Yes, I'm still bitter).

Also, he said he changed some questions overnight because he thought (knew) the organizers would leak them to a few selected teams (as I suspect they did with the elims).