Thursday, March 14, 2013

The General BC Joshi Quiz - Report

Set and Conducted by: Meghashyam Shirodkar
Teams of 2. ~20 teams participated.
Top 6 teams in finals.  Infinite Pounce format for the finals.
1st: Shubhankar Gokhale and Avaneendra Bhargav - 172.5 points

2nd: Rohan Danait and Vibhav Bhave - 123.5 points

3rd: Ranajeet Soman and Aditya Chandorkar - 122 points

4th: Parminder Singh & Pritesh Sinha 

5th: Anshuj Sharma & Ashish Kumar

6th: Nirmoho Banerjee & Anugrah Nayar


The quiz had a lower turnout than expected for reasons not very clear. The elims questions were on printed sheets (which I personally prefer). The questions were overall good, a few great questions, a couple not-so-great (read: Jaitapur, Alandi weddings). 
The finals evinced some nice fundae and the pounce did not take up much time as we feared. Shubhankar and AB lead from pretty much the beginning. Our team was second for the majority  of the finals till a negative on the pounce set us back and it ultimately cost us with a good answer by Rohan and Vibhav on the last question of the finals. 
I am not a big fan of LVCs and this one was cracked by only two teams (1 on the last slab).
The quiz was fun overall and the auditorium was filled with audience for the finals which was a novel experience for us teams on stage. Looking forward to the next edition.

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