Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BCQC InFest 2018 Reports | InFestYouUs 2018

InFestYouUs, the flagship event of the annual InFest, is a Mastermind-style quiz in which participants choose a specialized topic on which they are asked ten questions. They play against everyone else, who collectively form the 'Mob'. The participant gets +1 per correct answer, and -0.5 for every answer they pass/get incorrect and the Mob answers correctly. 
With an attendance of over 30 attendees, we had a strong mob to challenge and answer in case the participant could not. The venue was a classroom in the Academic Complex at the College of Engineering, Pune, next to the COEP Boat Club.
The winner of InFestYouUs 2018 with a score of 10 on 10 was 11 year-old Mihir Raddi. His topic was 'Aircrafts of the Battle of Britain'. Set by Meghashyam Shirodkar, this young quizzer had come fully prepared. The questions were also framed just for him and this resulted in the youngest winner of InfestYousUs also being the first one to score a full 10. Saahil Sharma who was in town from Bangalore scored a 9 in 'Olympic Controversies' set by Aniket Khasgiwale. PavanKumar and Navin Sharma were tied next at 8.5. The former took 'Rick and Morty' set by Ranajeet Soman while the latter took on 'Nicknames of Male Tennis Players' by Samrat Sengupta.
Saahil and Mihir were given T-Shirts and  PavanKumar and Navin won notebooks. Merchandize was sponsored by Thinq2Win.
Pranav 'Floyd' Joshi once again won the Boatie for the best InFestYouUs Set for his 'Jamie Oliver's Food Tube' set. That said, the most memorable set was the joint effort of Govind Grewal and Snehashis Panda. The older generation was introduced to a plethora of new artistes thanks to their 'Cringe Pop in India' set. A special mention is also must of Suryavardhan and Manpreet Shoora from AFMCs who were super-subs for their compatriots.

A sincere thank you to all the quiz-setters for setting such brilliant sets for InFestYouUs. Heartfelt thanks to all the setters who could actually come and take their set. Extra-special thanks to Divij Ghose, Vrushabh Gudade and COEP for providing such prompt facilities on time so early in the morning.

Proxy QMs included Aditya 'Fidel' Gadre, Kunal Sawardekar and Omkar Dhakephalkar.

Report by: Omkar Dhakephalkar

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