Monday, June 16, 2014

June Open Quizzes - Results

When: 15 June 2014 at COEP

Quiz 1: Flags of the World
Set and Conducted by Kunal S
Format: 25 questions; random pairing of teams for some participants

Joint 1st: Saikat Sarkar+Kshitij Jyoti & Samrat Sengupta+Suyash Thite (16.5)
Joint 2nd: Aniket Dass+Rujul Godse, Anmol Dhawan+Ashwin Mahesh, Omkar Dhakephalkar+Ranajeet Soman (16)

Report: Nice set of questions with some very interesting facts, ending with an other-worldly twist.
Questions here.

Quiz 2: "Attaa tu MELAS"
Set and Conducted by Ranajeet Soman
Flavour: Music, Entertainment, Language, Arts, Sports
Format: 25 qns written prelims, 2 IR + 1 written round in the final on '(not naughty) nautical phrases (which had nothing to do with Notting Hill)', draft picks

1st: E: Samrat Sengupta, Tadatmya Vaishnav, Omkar Yarguddi (85)
2nd: D: Omkar Dhakephalkar, Pranav Pawar, Anmol Dhawan (70)
3rd: F: Rohan Danait, Vibhav Bhave, Alok Kulkarni (60)
Other finalists: (A) Kunal S+Debanjan Bose+Sumit (55), (C) Sahil Gupta+Payas Awadhutkar+Karan Gunjal (45), (B) Saikat Sarkar+Kshitij Jyoti+Ashwin Mahesh (5)

Prelims cut-off: 6 (1 star) for the top 6, 4.5 for the draft picks

Report: The only disappointment of the quiz was, contrary to what was displayed on the quiz's publicity material, there was no question on a certain Ajay Singh Deol (there was a question on "Deool", though). A tough prelims for the participants, with only one team getting into double figures (Kunal & Debo, who veered to the other extreme of scariness scoring 17, whereas the 2nd highest team had 9). In the final, Team D looked comfortable in the first 2 rounds, but went off the pace in the last. The exact opposite happened to Team E, resulting in their win.

Some very interesting questions - my favourites being the ones on the Emmy Awards, the one about Boris Becker, and "the Kiss".

What could have been better? some of the answer explanations.

Questions: Prelims

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July quizzes:
- Cricket Open by Arnold D'Souza
- College General Quiz by Vibhav Bhave
- World Cup Quiz by Anannya Deb & Aditya Gadre

Schedule will be put up on our calendar and our FB group

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June Open Quizzes

The BCQC is organising two open quizzes in June. Details:

Date: 15 June 2014 (Sunday)
Venue: Seminar Hall, Academic Complex., COEP, Pune (next to the BC). For the first ever time in BCQC history, we have to declare a dress code(!): full-length trousers for guys, as COEP has become finicky about not allowing people wearing shorts in the Complex.

Quiz 1: "Flags of the World"

Set & hosted by: Kunal Sawardekar
When: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm 
Theme: um, flags of the world
Format: written, for all teams
Registration: free, open to all
Teams: teams of two members each, but we're going to experiment this time by randomly pairing together all participants (gives you a chance to team up with someone new)
Certificates for the top three college participants

Quiz 2: "The June Open"

Set & hosted by: Ranajeet Soman
When: 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm 
Theme: Music, Entertainment, Literature, Arts, Sports (i.e. a Lt. General Quiz)
Format: written prelims, followed by final for 6 teams
Draft Picks: participants from the best three college teams not to qualify will join the top 6 teams 
Registration: free, open to all
Teams: teams of two members each (no random pairing here)
Certificates for members of the top three college teams

Monday, June 02, 2014

World Quizzing Championships (Pune)

What: World Quizzing Championships, a written solo competition conducted by the IQA and held simultaneously around the world.

When: 7 June, 2012 (Saturday), 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where in Pune: AFMC, Wanowrie (exact venue to be updated)

Proctor: Dr. Anurakshat Gupta,

Registration: free, Rs. 100/- charge; suggest you use this FB event page to tell us if you are attending, so that the organisers know how many answer sheets to get.

This will be preceded by an informal session: 2 pm till 3:30 pm, to be conducted by Krishnamurthi Josyula and Debanjan Bose. (
contact: . Prizes for the top 2 and best college quizzer.

Venue for both events: New Lecture Hall, AFMC, Pune