Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Set and Conducted by: Suraj Menon
Teams of 2 for elims. ~30 teams participated. 30 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.
Finals: 1 List It, 2 rounds on Infinite Rebounds, 1 LVC, 1 written connect round.
Scoring: Maitreyi & Samrat
1st: Team A - Sumant, Anannya, and Shubhankar (draft) - 205 pts
2nd: Team C - Aditya Gadre, Gaurav Keskar, and Abhinav Dasgupta (draft)- 190 pts
3rd: Team B - Harish, Aniket, and Ramanand (draft) - 160 pts
4th: Team D - Vikram Keskar, Ranajeet Soman, and Vikram Joshi (draft) - 140 pts
5th: Team E - Aditya Chandorkar, Rohan Jain, and Suraj Prabhu (draft) - 100 pts
6th: Team F - Samridh, Yogarshi, and Nikhil Motlag (draft) - 70 pts
Prizes sponsored by BCQC
Elims cutoff: 17; highest: 29 (Sumant and Anannya)
Probably suffering from that oft-seen condition of being set too late, this quiz had its fair share of easy questions and we've-seen-these-befores. It did have some good, newly seen questions, but was a bit underwhelming overall. Otherwise, humorously conducted and the faux-MBA-jargon round names were a hoot.
Please leave your opinions in the comments section.
Where: BC, Pune
By: Aniket Khasgiwale, Aditya Gadre, Yash Marathe
First, a 30 question elim determines 8 qualifiers (or as Quarter finalists). These 8 people take part in a 60 question quarter final. The top four go through to the semi final. The semi-final will consist of 36 questions with scoring reset to zero.
The finalists will then face off one-on one for a 28 question final. The match consists of a home leg and an away leg. Home leg essentially means your direct questions. If one gets a direct question wrong which the opponent answers, it counts as an away goal and is used for tie breakers (as per UEFA rules ).
The fourth edition of the BCQC's megalithic sports quiz began with a low scoring and very close prelim. The prelims cutoff was 10.5, with a top score of 14 by Sumant and Suraj. The 8 qualifiers in random order were:
Sumant, Suraj, Annanya, Kaushik, Samrat,Ranajeet, Aniket R and Shubhankar.
Shubhankar took his spot after a tie-break decider where he beat Abhinav and Omkar
The Quarter Finals: Annanya won the Quarters with 8 points. Suraj and Samrat (7) were next in. Sumant, Shubhankar and Ranajeet were tied on 4 for quite some time, before Sumant scored 2 more to complete the Semi Final line up.
The Semi Final: Suraj put in a great performance to comfortably win it with 7 points. Annanya and Samrat underperformed finished on 3 points and 2 points respectively while Sumant held on to a slim 1 point lead to join Suraj in the final and break Annanya's winning streak.
Sumant vs Suraj
In a surprisingly one-sided and low-scoring final, Sumant turned the tables and won both the home and away legs 2-0 to win it 4-0.
The winner for BC Cup 2012 is Sumant Srivathsan
2009: Suraj and Sameer
2010, 2011: Annanya Deb
2012: Sumant Srivathsan
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Conducted in Pune by: Amit Patil (many thanks once again!)
Number of participants: 12
Local Results - score is total, including worst score (which is also in brackets):
1st: Kunal Sawardekar: 106 (+5) [Kunal's superb streak of winning the Pune round remains intact]
2nd: Ramanand: 94 (+6)
3rd: Suraj Menon: 85 (+9)
Entertainment: Suraj (11) [provoking cries of "Ent God", naturally]
Culture: Kunal, Sastry
History: Kunal (23)
World: Kunal, Sastry
Overall results at this link.
So that's a total of 154 questions + tie breakers.
Restrictions: (or the lack of one) Open quiz. Everyone is welcome
Where? The Boat Club, College of Engineering Pune
Registration: Free registration. You can register here. Please register before 9th June.
ContactPhone: Aditya (9881101291) ; Email: adityadgadre[at]gmail.com
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