Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MindSweep 2012 - Results

MindSweep 2012 results in Pune (unofficial).

1st: Amit Garde - 52 points
2nd: Aditya Gadre -  51 points
3rd: Saikat Sarkar and Aniketh Rallabandhi - 24 points
4th: Rohan Danait - 18 points
5th: Ranajeet Soman - 16 points

The final official results for both quizzes will be uploaded on the KQA's website soon.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quiz Announcement : Quiz on the Beach

The T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal is conducting its B-School Fest, Atharva, between 18th and 20th Jan, 2013

As a part of this fest, they will be hosting a business quiz, Quiz on the Beach.

For the first time, a preliminary QOTB round will be held in Mumbai as well this year, to give participants the   chance to win cash prizes and also a wildcard entry to the Grand Finale to be hosted by Mr. Giri Balasubramanium, at Kaup Beach.

Team size: Teams of exactly two members
Eligibility: Only students are allowed. Graduate and Post-Graduate
Date: 21st November, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Karnataka Sangha Hall, Matunga 
Prizes: Cash prizes for the top three teams totaling to INR 15000

For more details, visit

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bhasant! Bhisol Kahaan Hai? (BCQC October Open Quiz) - Report

Date: 21st Oct 2012
Conducted by: Aditya Gadre

Attended by ~10 teams

Format: 17 questions written elims; 2 written rounds; 60 questions on Infinite Rebounds with round reversal half-way; 5-question pounce.


1st: Team E: Avaneendra Bhargav and Aditya Chandorkar + (Vikram Keskar and Gaurav Keskar): 165 pts
2nd: Team D: Kunal Sawardekar and Ranajeet Soman + (Omkar Dhakephalkar and Mustafa Abbas): 140 pts
3rd: Team B: Salil Bijur and Bharat Marathe + (Chinmay Tadwalkar and Shreyas Jaju): 115 pts
4th: Team A: Anand Viswanathan and Varun Singh + (Vibhav Bhave and Rohan Danait): 110 pts
5th: Team C: Vaibhav Bajpai and Anshuman Sharma + (Aniket Deshpande and Mihir Talnikar): 30 pts

There was a low turnout for the quiz so all 10 teams were merged into 5 teams for the finals. Probably due to a late start and paucity of time and also the small number of teams, the QM chose to have only 17 questions for the prelims. This left scope for a lot more consumption of questions per-head in the finals.

Personally, I liked the quiz - there were a good mix of topics with no biases to any one, no memorable peters or obvious sitters. Team E led from the start with Team D close behind. Perhaps the delays in getting the venue stretched the duration leading to members from Team D leaving in between. But young Omkar held the fort and maintained their position. A fun time was had by all.

Please leave your reviews in the comments.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Calvin & Hobbes Quiz - Report

Set and conducted by : Vikram Keskar
Format : 40 question written quiz (20 questions with a Calvin & Hobbes theme, 20 gen questions)

1st : Aditya Gadre and Avaneendra Bhargav : 30.5 points
2nd : Kunal Sawardekar and Ranajeet Soman : 24 points
Newbie team : 17.5 points (names not available)

The quiz turned out to be only half C&H as the QM had difficulty finding enough questions. The questions were not C&H trivia but the many many pop-culture/philosophical references Watterson uses in the comic. There were quite a few philosophy related questions earlier on but with the QM's 'usual shtick' as he likes to call it, the cryptic clues were helpful in confirming guesses.
The other 20 questions were good old general quiz type. The quality of the questions was good and they were well framed.
There were numerous typos in the questions and one or two errors (Kunal had a field day pointing them out). The projector refused to be turned on (no pun here) and we had to shift to another room ten questions through the quiz which was slightly tedious. An enjoyable quiz that would have been more so with 'tech support' and a little more attention to detail. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bangiya Sanskriti Samsad Open Quiz - Report

Date : 19-10-2012
Theme : General
Set and Conducted by : Avaneendra Bhargav
Format : 30 question elims.  Finals - 10 question written round, 18+18 IR

 1st place : Meghashyam Shirodkar, Niranjan Pedanekar, Amit Garde  132 points
2nd place : Ranajeet Soman, Aditya Chandorkar, Rohan Jain  65 points
3rd place : Sachin Ravi, Suraj Prabhu, Abhinav Pathak   28 points
4th place : Bharat Marathe, Omkar Dhakhephalkar, Debopriyo Moulik  22 points
5th place: Finehas Pinto + 2     21 points
6th place : CVR Shastry + 2     0 points

The quiz started late by almost an hour and a half (nobody complained though).  There was a lot of bureaucratic decision making going on with teams made to sit in order of their registration numbers for no practical reason and time was wasted on petty issues.
The elims were good with an even spread of topics. The lack of a projector was a hindrance as the teams sitting in the back rows weren't able to see the LCD screen clearly. The QM read out the relevant points in all questions helping the quizzers.
The finals started at 9.30 pm and hence had to be curtailed by scrapping two written rounds and 6 out of 42 IR questions. Finals started with a Simpsons cameos written round with 10 questions each for 2 points. 6 questions with 5 points each would have been a better idea as the first round made no real difference in scores.
The IR was a bit heavy on business and literature but was overall good. Some nice fundae were evinced and the quiz was interesting. Meghashyam, Niranjan and Amit were in hot form for the entire quiz pulling away to a big lead early on. Our team was comfortably leading the rest throughout for 2nd place.Suraj, Sachin and Abhinav too were 3rd since the beginning and it stayed so.
Overall it was a good quiz but a serious quiz at the Congress Bhavan (no political commentary intended) seemed incongruous to people who have attended previous quizzes by the BSS.
P.S. : No sighting of the sound guy Kulkarni kaka or any mention of Bhasantrao was made much to the disappointment of previous attendees.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The BCQC October Open Announcement

Who here is not a fan of Calvin and Hobbes? Vikram Keskar puts together a set of questions based on everyone's favourite cartoon strip. So transmogrify into that quiz nut, duplicate yourself in case you have other plans and be sure to feed that tiger at home - and come for the Calvin and Hobbes quiz this Sunday. 

Quiz 1: Calvin and Hobbes themed written quiz

Quizmaster: Vikram Keskar 
Flavour: Calvin and Hobbes 
Format:  Written quiz (bring a writing instrument) ; two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees
Timings 1:00 pm to 2.00 pm 
Date: 21st October (Sunday)
VenueSeminar Hall II, College of Engineering, Pune 

~ ~ ~ 

Once upon a time there was a quiz. It was a nice quiz. It was a fun quiz. It was a quiz that everybody loved. It was the Durgotsav All Pune Open Quiz Championship organised by the Bangiya Samskriti Samsad. Thousands came every year to hear the that melodic Bengali voice going "Bhasant! Bhisol kahaan hai?" 

But then everything changed. Giving in to minor protests by so-called intellectual quizzers and reflecting a clear Maoist bias, the BSS has done away with the Bengali QM and brought in Oboneendro instead. In protest of this massive loss to the Pune Quizzing Community, we are conducting a Memorial Bhisol Quiz. 

Quiz 2: Bhasant! Bhisol Kahaan Hai?

Quizmasters: Aditya Gadre and Shubhankar Gokhale
Flavour: General (Visuals only)
Format:  One minute silence followed by written prelims (bring a writing instrument) followed by a final ; two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees
Timings 3:00 pm to 6.00 pm 
Date: 21st October (Sunday)
VenueSeminar Hall II, College of Engineering, Pune 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bangiya Sanskriti Samsad Open Quiz

The most Bengali sounding non-Bengali Oboneendro (Avaneendra) Bhargav has set and will host this edition of the quiz which has a cult following in the city. Promises to be good. Show up to have a good time. On the spot registrations allowed.
  P.S. There are food stalls with delicious Bong dishes at the venue. NOT complementary though.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Torquest : The Science and Technology Quiz -Report

Set by Amit Patil and Rohan Danait with inputs from Neelima Jha & Mihir Khatwani
Theme: Science and Technology (Sci-Tech)
Date/Venue: 5th October 2012, Auditorium (Elims) & Room No.13 at College of Engineering, Pune
Format: 30 Question Elims, 46 Question Finals (18 IR +10 Special round (XKCD) + 18 IR Rev)
Total Teams: 54
1st Place: Debanjan Bose and Hari Nair (Team F: Fish Curry Rice) - 135 pts [Elims: 26 (5*)]
2nd Place: Nikhil Motlag and Avaneendra Bhargav (Team B: Einstein Ke Frankenstein) - 115 pts[Elims: 16 (4*)]
3rd Place: Rohit Iyer and Ravi Handa (Team E: The Latecomers) - 110 pts [Elims: 20 (3*)]
4th Place: Ranajeet Soman and Sachin Ravi (Team D: Quizzing For Nirvana) - 45 pts [Elims: 20 (4*)]
5th Place: Abhishek Bagade and Ameya Bhagat (Team C: Yuva) - 25 pts [Elims: 18 (4*)]
6th Place: Harshal Sarda and Shantanu Hadgekar (Team A: Tech-Wizards) - 10 pts[Elims: 11 (3*) ]

Best College Team (outside the finalists): Ayush Bhat and Yateen Kedare Elims: 11 (2*)

The elims were a little tech heavy but overall good. A greater variety in fundae could have been achieved with a little more research and repetition could have been avoided ( like 2 questions about Apple products).
Too much time was given for each question and the elims stretched on for the better part of an hour.

The finals had good questions for the most part but one or two teams got lucky with sitters coming their way (for eg : origin of the VAIO logo). Debanjan and Hari were leading since the beginning followed by Ravi and Rohit in second and Avaneendra and Nikhil at third place. Our team was also in contention till the halfway mark.

The xkcd round upset the entire balance of proceedings. 10 questions each with 10 points based on xkcd alone is way too heavy and it creates an uneven playing field.  People who do not follow the webcomic are at a clear disadvantage. Though most answers could be figured out by non-followers, negative scoring deterred teams from taking educated guesses. Team F scored a massive 75 points and pulled away virtually out of reach.

The second half had decent questions with teams B and E scoring heavily. There were quite a few astronomy based questions. There are many other fields that can be explored in a sci-tech quiz which were found lacking.

Overall it was a decent quiz and well conducted by Amit. A little more attention to detail and more research before the quiz would have made it more enjoyable. Hope next year it the Torquest team comes up with an even better quiz.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz at MindSpark : Report

Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz at COEP's MindSpark 2012

Conducted by Rohan Danait

1st: Swapnil and Akib: 150 pts
2nd: Kunal sawardekar and Avaneendra Bhargav: 115 pts
3rd: Aditya Gadre and Annanya Deb: 105 pts
4th: Ranajeet Soman and Rohan jain: 95 pts
5th: Ravi and Rohit: 75 pts
6th: Debanjan Bose and Hari Nair: 65 pts


- The quiz was a huge contrast from Chakravyuh the previous day - the effort in setting the quiz was apparent.
- The quiz started off with a nice elims set - a few questions could have been better framed but overall a good effort.
- The elims were engaging and well conducted - a big thumbs up for a lot of visual content as well
- The finals had quite a few nice questions - and most questions were well framed
- The ppt was well thought out - everything we needed was on the slides
- The caricatures round was really nice
- Overall the quiz was light and interesting - most teams seemed to like it.


- After reminders and announcements that the quiz has been advanced to 10am, it started at 11 am anyway.
- The quiz (elims + finals) was a bit of a disappointment on the balance front as it turned out to be very Hollywood heavy. Very few questions on music, other entertainment, TV or arts. Nearly nothing at all on India.
- Lack of AV content in the finals
- Some peters here and there - could have been avoided by getting the questions reviewed by resident EntGawds
- Content-wise my only major issue with the quiz was the theme - the connection was extremely loose and possibly even worse lexical. In general "movies of XYZ" make for horrible themes, and this was one. The QM could have explored so much more in a quiz on Music, Entertainment, Literature and Arts - and it saddens me that the theme was also a Hollywood based theme.
- The theme like Chakravyuh was ridiculously high on weightage in terms of points (60!) thus favouring Gary Oldman like crazy. Themes should never have more than 2-3 questions weightage IMO.

The quiz turned out to be quite close with all teams at almost identical scores at the halfway mark - three teams (Swapnil & Akib, Rohan & Ranajeet and us) pulled away in the second half only. Before going into the theme, we were leading, R&R were second. S&A and K&A leapfrogged us on the theme round to take 1st and 2nd respectively.

Chakravyuh 2012 - Report

The Chakravyuh Open Quiz - A part of COEP's MindSpark 2012

Conducted by: Neelima Jha

Attended by ~100 teams


1st: Kunal Sawardekar and Avaneendra Bhargav: 120 pts
2nd: Aditya Gadre and Vikram Keskar: 115 pts
3rd: Debanjan Bose and Hari Nair: 60 pts
4th: Vikram Joshi and Abhinav Dasgupta: 40 pts
5th: Ranajeet Soman and Rohan jain: 20 pts
6th: Nikhil and Vishvesh: 5 pts

This year's Chakravyuh happened on a Saturday, a welcome change from last year which meant that a few of us could travel from out-of-town to take part.

The elims were, there is no other way to say this, bad. Ambiguously worded questions and no prior thought into what the expected answer was led to the post-elim period turning into a bargaining contest - teams tried to convince the QM about how their answer was correct as per their interpretation of the question and the QM actually gave in on far too many occasions. One thing that irritated me was that the visuals were run only at the end of the elims - thus giving the teams only a couple of looks at the picture and not much time in case you wanted to spend time on that particular question (which is the biggest advantage of a pen and paper elims as opposed to a ppt elims).

Once we had gotten over BDFL not qualifying (that I have never seen BDFL this happy to not qualify, says something about the elims) - we got onto the finals.

The positive was  that there were only about 5-7 god-awful peters so about 35 odd new /kinda-new questions(a decent figure for a college quiz). Also there were some nice fundas explored.

With respect to content three major issues that really put me off in  the finals were
1. Too many questions simply said "Give Funda" which other than saying "Guess what I am about to ask you" is the worst way to ask a quiz question. Some great fundas were ruined by this lazy framing.
2. Serious problems with the notability of some of the answers. Calling them arbit would be an understatement (eg. 1981 TV movie about a sport that practically NO-ONE watches in India)
3. The theme was worth 70 points (!) with points for individual answers (another 70 points!). So hypothetically, I could be a space nut and win the quiz by simply cracking the theme and answering all the questions correctly and not knowing anything else across the quiz. Not blaming the organizers too much for this due to their inexperience but certainly this is something the QMs should keep in mind for future events.

The same issues about lack of clarity from the elims in expected answers led to several more bargaining sessions.

Another issue in terms of conducting the quiz was that what was written on the slide in terms of rules/ what was expected / half points policy was frequently changed throughout the quiz.

Overall, I would say the quiz was okay at best. There was some decent material and the quiz could have been a lot better by ensuring simple things - like writing out real questions, clarity in points, runnign through the quiz in your head once before actually conducting it etc

In terms of an experience, the quiz was awesome fun, at least for those of us on stage - constant trolling, funny answers, Kunal's fatwas and Ranajeet's rascism - made it all a fun few hours spent.

Winners list so far
2001: Shrirang Raddi and Amalesh Mishra
2002: Shrirang Raddi and Amalesh Mishra
2003: Niranjan Pedanekar and Samrat Sengupta
2004: Gaurav Sabnis and Neeraj Sane
2005: Sudarshan Purohit and Amit Garde
2006: Gaurav Sabnis & Shamanth Rao
2007 (Apr): Kunal Sawardekar and Shamanth Rao
2007 (Oct): Avinash Mudaliar and Harikrishnan Menon
2008: J. Ramanand and B.V.Harish Kumar
2009: Anand Sivashankar and Amit Garde
2010: J. Ramanand and B.V.Harish Kumar
2011: Meghashyam Shirodkar and Yash Marathe
2012: Kunal Sawardekar and Avaneendra Bhargav

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Big Q: Results

J Ramanand
Salil Bijur
Kunal Sawardekar
Ranajeet Soman
Rohan Danait
Debojyoti Adhikari
Mihir Talnikar

Saturday, September 29, 2012

"Big Q" - the SEQC's general written quiz

Date: 30th September, 2012

Venue: Boat Club, COEP,Pune

Time: 1.30 PM

The Big Q (link) is a written quiz for individuals conducted by the SEQC, Goa to find the Best Quizzer in Goa. Other quiz clubs are also taking the quiz in their respective locations (because that's how we like to spend our Sundays). 90 minutes 120 questions.

Registration is compulsory, so that we can get the right number of sheets. Please register before 6 pm, 29th September 2012 for registration mail Avaneendra( For people planning to register on the spot, he will get only 5 extra sheets. And don't forget to get a pen/pencil along, and perhaps a writing pad for greater writing comfort.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quizzes at Mind-Spark 2012

MindSpark is the annual Technical fiesta of the College of Engineering, Pune.
This year MindSpark will play host to 3 quizzes from 5th- 7th October 2012.
Specifics Below.

1. TorQuest- The Science and Technology quiz
Friday, 5th October, 2012

We wouldn't really be an institute of excellence in technical education unless our students were sound in their technical knowledge and fundas. Pit your love for technology against ours. Brush up your theory and find out how much you could actually apply it when you go out into the mad, mad world. Science and technology are inseparable, and this is a quiz where the passion for both would find a home.
Status: Open Quiz (anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 50/- per team.
Register on the spot.

2. Chakravyuh- the Open General Quiz
Saturday , 6th October, 2012
Timing: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune

Chakravyuh has been one of Pune's best known open quizzes for many years now. A general quiz that is literally based on anything and everything under the sun, the participants of this quiz can range from college students to software professionals. Chakravyuh has gone on to produce quizzers who would later perform exceptionally well at national level quizzes. Previous years have elicited fantastic participation and the prize money remains as sweet as ever.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 50/- per team.
Register on the spot.

3. Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz
Sunday, 7th October, 2012

There's not really much to introduce to this classic format. We're looking for people who read a lot of classics, watch a lot of movies and critique works of art in your spare time, then you're the kind of person who just might have a shot at winning this quiz. Prove yourself to be the ultimate savant in all things related to media and culture.

Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 50/- per team.
Register on the spot.

For any additional clarifications, visit

Oasis Quiz Lone Wolf Edition Results

Name  Category Score
Debanjan Bose Student 28(1*)
Aniket Rallabhandi Student 24(2*)
Hari S Nair Student 24(1*)
Kunal Sawardekar Open 43(2*)
Ranajeet Soman Open 27(2*)
Avaneendra Bhargav Open 15(1*)

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Cineaste 2 - BCQC September Open Quiz (Morning ) Review

The BCQC September Open Quiz - Morning Quiz
Date: 2nd September 2012
Set and Conducted by: Avaneendra Bhargav and Rohan Jain
Teams of 2 for elims.  25 questions written elims.
Top 6 teams in finals. Participants from 7th-9th top teams were asked to join finalist teams. Teams of 3 for finals.

1st: Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tewari and Sushrut (draft) - 75 pts*
2nd: Aditya Gadre, Aniket Khasgiwale and Rohan Danait (draft)- 75 pts
3rd: Anannya Deb, Shubhankar Gokhale and Alok Kulkarni (draft)  - 70 pts
4th: Amit Garde, Anand Sivashankar and Kunal Sawardekar(draft) - 55 pts
4th: Ranajeet Soman, Aditya Chandarkar and Samrat Sengupta (draft) - 55 pts
6th: Ravi Handa, Rohit Iyer and Rohit Bhaskar (draft) - 30 pts
* Won via a sudden death tie-braker

Prizes sponsored by BCQC


Overall I really liked the quiz and it must be said that the quiz was far better than the corresponding fixture last year.
The elims were nice - light and interesting, good workable questions. The finals had quite a few good questions, but also had its share of know-it-or-you-dont type questions.
In terms of the questions / content etc I mostly liked the quiz and only have a few complaints
- Lack of balance in the quiz - too many west oriented questions (not that our team minded that too much :))
- A peter here and there
- List it idea has been done to death - certainly the QMs with their expertise in movies could have thought of something a little newer

The content aside, the quiz surely could have been a lot better on the organization front.
The elims started at 10am (this after the QMs had publicised the need to start the quiz at 9:30 sharp on various online forums) and the finals started at 11:30 - a 1.5 hr duration to conduct and correct a 25 question elim set is inexcusable, especially when another full length quiz is to follow. The result was that a lot of the questions had to be rushed through. The switching of ppts midway through could have been avoided. Also it seemed the the QMs had not tested their AV content prior to the quiz which led to quite a few delays. Some basic production value could have made the quiz a bit better for the audience to sit through.

Perhaps another case of leaving it too late, as BDFL has spoken of far too many times.

Monday, September 03, 2012

The BCQC September Open Quiz - Report

Date: 2nd September 2012
Set and Conducted by: Anannya Deb
Teams of 2 for elims.  35 questions written elims.
Top 6 teams in finals. Participants from 7th-9th top teams were asked to join finalist teams. Teams of 3 for finals.

1st: Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tewari and Rahul (draft) - 155 pts
2nd: Amit Garde, Anand Sivashankar and Rohit (draft)- 105 pts
3rd: Vikram Joshi, Abhinav Dasgupta and Avaneendra Bhargav(draft) - 100 pts
4th: J Ramanand, Samrat Sengupta and Kunal Sawardekar(draft) - 100 pts*
5th: Debanjan Bose, Hari Nair and Rohan Jain (replaced by Arnold D'Souza)(draft) - 60 pts
6th: Aditya Gadre, Aniket Khasgiwale and Shubhankar Gokhale (draft) - 30 pts

* Lost out on lower elims score

Prizes sponsored by BCQC

The quiz started with an excellent 35 question elim - great questions, interesting fundas and a lot of AV content. Sumant and Vibhendu topped the elim with 24 with the rest of the teams making up the finalists bunched between 17 and 20.

The final was an elaborate affair with several interesting rounds - Set theory ('sets' of people/ things/ events etc) , normal IR passing, a special round on the North east with a few written bonus questions thrown in.

Sumant and Vibhendu led right from the start and produced brilliant answers with great regularity to win the quiz comfortably. Three teams fought it out for the second spot with Amit, Anand and Rohit just nicking it on one of the last questions of the quiz.

Overall Anannya Deb lived up to his Gawd of all things moniker and covered a ton of topics - right from hardcore music to local publications to roman history.

A few negatives
- we had to change the venue due to which some inconvenience was caused
- I personally felt the finals were a bit too 'high-brow' - and we had several "who the hell is this guy" moments in the quiz. Perhaps not the most accessible quiz from an audience point of view.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BCQC September Open Quiz 2012 - Afternoon Quiz

Rome was not built in a day, and neither was this quiz. 

Following the Movies Quiz in the morning, Anannya Deb 
(aka Sports Gawd, Hemisphere Gawd, Finger Gawd, Map Gawd, Ent Gawd and many more) will pull out of his beard  a ton of super interesting questions. You'd have to be an idiot (or a maoist) to miss this. 


Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaye

Quizmaster: Anannya Deb
Flavour: General
Format:  Prelims and then finals format; two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees
Timings 1:30 pm to 5.30 pm 
Date: 2 September (Sunday)
VenueSeminar Hall II, College of Engineering, Pune 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cineaste (The Essential Movies Quiz)


Set and Conducted by: Avaneendra Bhargav and Rohan Jain

 Date: 2nd September (Sunday)

Venue : College of Engineering, Pune

Flavour : Movies 
Format:  Written Prelims and then Finals format; no prior registration needed; no entry fees. Teams of 2. 
Timings : 10 am to 1 pm starts by 9:30 (report by 9.15 am)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

BCQC July Open

 The BCQC July Open Quiz
 Date: 22nd July 2012
Set and Conducted by: Debanjan Bose and Hari Nair
Teams of 2 for elims.  25 questions written elims.
Top 6 teams in finals. Participants from 7th-9th top teams were asked to join finalist teams. Teams of 3 for finals.
8 pounces per team. Pounces divided in two sets of 4 per set of 18 IB questions.

Scoring: Omkar and Debopriyo
1st: Team F - Saikat Sarkar, Kshitij Jyoti and Ranajeet Soman(draft) - 165 pts
2nd:Team C - Samrat Sengupta, Swaminathan Dixit and Ravi Handa (draft)- 130 pts
3rd: Team D - Vibhav Bhave, Rohan Danait and Alok Kulkarni (draft) - 108 pts
4th: Team B - Suraj Prabhu, Abhinav Pathak and Aniketh Rallabhandi (draft) - 105 pts
5th: Team E - Rohan Jain (replaced by Arnold D'Souza), Nikhil Motlag and Nikhil (draft) - 90 pts
6th: Team A - Mrudul, Abhijit and Avaneendra Bhargav(draft) - 65 pts

Prizes sponsored by BCQC


A very low scoring elimination round did not quite portend the high scoring finals. Most of the questions were well appreciated by the finalists and the audience. The quiz was dominated from the outset by Team F who kept answering the dry questions consistently and made full use of their pounces. Team D and C gained points in the visual and theme connects where the winners were found lacking but the Infinite Bounce rounds were good enough to see them through.
A small complaint : 3 or 4 questions in the finals were seen before in quizzes set previously by the same QMs. The QMs should take note not to repeat questions.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

BCQC Annual College Quiz

BCQC College Quizzer of the Year a.k.a The Mohit Karve Memorial Quiz
Date: 22 July 2012
Set by :  Mohit Karve
Conducted by: Avaneendra Bhargav
30 question elims & 42 question finals with intrinsic theme connect
Top 6 solo quizzers in finals.
Scoring: Rohan Jain
1st:  Aniketh Rallabhandi - 85 points
2nd: Ranajeet Soman - 60 points
3rd: Debanjan Bose - 50 points
4th: Hari Nair - 45 points
5th: Saikat Sarkar - 40 points
6th: Kshitij Jyoti - 25 points

Prizes sponsored by BCQC, Landmark
Elims cutoff: 13

 Around 15 quizzers showed up for this annual college quiz; a turnout lower than expected. The elims were not very tough though quite a few participants were put off by questions about things in vogue in the mid 2000s.
The finals contained some "gentle full-tosses" (as some like to call it) which would have been more in place in the elims. Overall the questions were good with very few going unanswered. It was a close quiz for the most part till Aniketh extended his lead to 20 points around the last 5 questions.
We hope Aniketh will come up with a great set of questions next year for the quiz that will bear his name.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Date: 22 July (Sunday)


Boat Club, College of Engineering, Pune

Quiz 1: "BCQC college quizzer of the year"

Questions by: Mohit Karve
Conducted by: Avaneendra Bhargav
Flavour: General
Format:  Prelims and then finals format; no prior registration needed; no entry fees
Timings 10 am to 1 pm  (report by 9.45 am)


July 2012 BCQC Open - General

The open quiz by the BCQC on Sunday (22nd July), a general quiz

Date: 22 July (Sunday)


Seminar Hall II, College of Engineering, Pune

Quiz 2: "The July Open"

Quizmasters: Debanjan Bose and Hari Nair
Flavour: General
Format:  Prelims and then finals format; two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees
Timings 2 pm to 5.30 pm  (report by 1.45 pm)