Monday, October 07, 2013

Quizowski! (BCQC October Open) - Report

Set and Conducted by Abhishek "_logik" Upadhya, Maitreyi "mitt" Gupta, and V "Venkat" Cat.

Flavour: General

Attended by: about 10 teams

Format: Elims 30 qs, Finals 15 (IR + infinite pounce) + 6 (Mind of a quizzer round) + 15 (IR + infinite pounce) = 36 qs
Elims highest: J. Ramanand & Samridh Kapur - 19.5

Elims cut-off : 9 (7 for draft)


1st: J. Ramanand, Samridh Kapur, Avaneendra Bhargava (draft) - 140

2nd: Kunal Sawardekar (left halfway), Suraj Prabhu, Dinesh (draft) & Mayuri (draft) - 120

3rd: Anurakshat Gupta & Kshitij Jyoti - 115

4th: Aditya Pawar, Ayush Agrawal, Anubhav Chatterjee (draft) - 90

5th: Alok Singh, Daipayan Roy, Neil Sarkar (draft) - 60

6th: Saahil Singh, Kiran Sai(?), Vivek Dubey + 1 - 40

Despite the lack of glaciers, this was an excellent quiz. I particularly enjoyed the prelims: wide variety of topics, interestingly framed, and trademark good-bad-useful puns from Abhishek. Once again, given the number of participants, everybody was pooled into the finals. The finals too had several interesting questions and topics (there is an embargo on discussing specifics as Abhishek may run this quiz at KQA later).

The middle specialities round was a bit of an inconsistent set, and clearly betrayed its 4 am origins. There was the odd confusion at some points of the quiz. But overall, the quiz gets a "laal salaam". The only issue: the absence of VCat from most of the finals, which left many in the audience disappointed.

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