Thursday, August 11, 2011

Announcing the BCQC Questions Blog

If you read our sidebar or this post, you'll notice that we've not been much of a question posting gang. This has changed (at least for now!).

Thanks to the efforts of Yash Marathe and others, who in a Veda Vyasa-like fit have taken it upon themselves to upload some of the recent BC quizzes at the BCQC Questions Blog.

The first two sets are as follows:

1. The BC Cup 2011: Questions (Report).

2. The recently held BC August 2011 Open "Cineaste": Questions (Report).

Before we end, a caveat. Other quizzing associations who have enthusiastically put up their questions online have often reported that people have been lifting questions without even a semblance of credit, and thus have even opted to stop putting questions online. We understand these dangers, but right now, we plan to try sharing these questions and see what happens. Perhaps we shall naively invoke the laws of karma on those who will pull Pritams on us.

So if you use these questions as they are, please give the BCQC's quizmasters sufficient credit for their creativity and effort. It is only fair, as you will agree.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Cinéaste - The Movie Quiz (BCQC August Open Quiz)

Date: 7 Aug 2011

Set and Conducted by: Avaneendra Bhargav and Rohan Jain

Teams of 2 for elims. 29 teams participated. 30 questions written elims.
Top 6 teams in finals. Participants from 7th-9th top teams chosen by finalist teams as draft picks. Teams of 3 for finals.
Finals: 48 questions IR with round reversal. 1 written theme.

1st: Team C - J. Ramanand, Niranjan Pedanekar and Ranajeet Soman (draft) - 105pts
2nd: Team A - Padmanabhan Pillai, Akhil Singh and Ravi Handa (draft)- 75pts
3rd: Team B - Suraj Menon, Anubhav Chatterjee and B.V. Harishkumar (draft) - 70pts
4th: Team E - Yash Marathe, Debanjan Bose and Kaushik Koley (draft) - 65pts
5th: Team F - Salil Bijur, Amulya Sreekumar and Swapnil Pandit (draft) - 60pts
6th: Team D - Aditya Murarka, Saurabh Mishra and Rohit Iyer (draft) - 50pts

Best school team:
Best college team:
Best newbie team:

Although late in the calendar year, BCQC's formal quizzes were revived by a movie-themed quiz by Avaneendra and Rohan. The questions were dominated by Hollywood-based questions but covered world movies, Indian movies, cinema technology and terms associated with film-making.

The quiz stuck to schedule without any unwarranted delays. Team C took an early lead which they maintained till the end of the quiz. The first round by Avaneendra was not very remunerative with many questions going unanswered. The written round featured 6 questions requiring identification of cameo appearances. This round balanced scores and brought the teams lagging behind closer to others. The second IR round by Rohan had comparatively more answerable questions resulting in close competition and teams A and B finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. 2 extra questions were added to compensate for the questions that were scrapped.

Please leave your opinions in the comments section.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The BCQC - now on Facebook

The BCQC's Facebook Page is here.

So now, if you want to join us and generally commingle, you have a variety of options:

1. The "inquizitive" Yahoogroup (get news)
2. The BCQC blog (read us, comment and rant)
3. The BCQC Twitter page (follow us, stalk us)
4. The bright new BCQC Facebook Page (join us, like us, get news)
5. ...and the BCQC site (which still remains out of commission due to some extreme makeovers underneath) (know all about us)

Of course, there is the option of just ignoring us, in response to which we will immediately turn the other cheek.