Saturday, February 05, 2011

Quiz-O-Mania 2011 - report

Date: 2 Feb, 2010
Venue: Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune
Set and conducted by: Salil Bijur
Theme: General

Quiz Final Results
Format: 31 qns in the prelims; 42 questions in IR with a round reversal halfway

1st: Niranjan Pedanekar + J. Ramanand (E) - 100
2nd: Meghashyam Shirodkar + Rohan Jain (C) - 70
Jt 3rd: Venkat Srinivasan + Suraj Menon (F) - 55
Jt 3rd: Dr. and Aditya Chandorkar (B) - 55
5th: Kshitij Jyoti + Saikat Sarkar of AFMC (A) - 20
6th: Kamesh Gupta + Mridul Janweja of AFMC (D) - 15


Brief comments: * liked the elims v much - good mix of gettable and tough ones
* finals: were mostly good; occasional involved and 'nefarious' connect that could have been better, simplified or avoided
* simple format, length of quiz was good, quizmastering was good, audience prizes were adequate
* was nice to see two AFMC teams (all first years) on stage in an open quiz after a long while; a mini-revival is in store?


clueless said...

AFMC team A-Kshitij Jyoti + Saikat Sarkar
AFMC team B-Kamesh Gupta + Mridul Janweja

kudos to SALIL-the quiz was excellent....the prelims enjoyable...the finals had some amazing questions nd was very informative

Ramanand said...

thanks for the info, updated!

Vcat said...

Well done, with some decent QMing. I liked nearly all the questions. Nice way to end the elims with that Tagore 'Where the Hell is Matt' song.

Nice touch with the background music for the QM at the start of the elims and finals. Went with his attire.

Really think the final should be held on stage than in the first two rows. It's about time!

Meghashyam Shirodkar said...

Really tardy of me to add my 2 bits this late, but what the heck. So here goes...

1. Excellent set put together by Salil, Elims as well as Finals. Loved the "Who was the 1st President of the Soviet Union" googly! :)

2. Nice job with the QM-ing as well - just enough firmness but not too pushy.

3. QOM seems to be keeping the flag flying with the same zest every passing year - reasonably time-bound, good venue, et al. Now if they'd only give those prizes on the spot... :)