Saturday, January 11, 2020

InFest T20 - InFestYouUs T20 Report

                           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 registrations exceeding 35 participants and as the day warmed up, a Mob of over 40 the challenge to the participant to answer correctly was grand. 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 T20 with a score of 9 on 10 was Prathamesh Pawar, who consistently has been among the top performers at InFestYouUs. His topic was ‘Roads of Pune'. Set by Ranajeet Soman and Kunal Sawardekar, this was definitely not an easy set. Shrirang Raddi, whose set was ‘Famous Cons and Conmen’ was second, with a score of 8. The set was framed by Maitreyi Gupta. Perhaps being among the first sets to be conducted, the mob was absent to heckle and give a few negatives. But a nice set earned a nice game.  Sneha Ranjan was next at 7.5. Her topic was ‘Michelle Obama’, set by Gaurav Sabnis.

                          Abhinav Dasgupta won the Boatie for the Best InFestYouUs Set for his ‘A Decade Under Influence – Hollywood of the 70s’ set. That said, the most memorable result of InFestYouUs T20 was the moniker “Sari God” given to Vibhendu Tewari for acing a fine “Types of Saris” set by J. Ramanand. A special mention is also must for Kushan Patel and Anuradha Dharwadkar who travelled all the way from Gujarat for the event.

                        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. Sincere thanks to Vrushabh Gudade, on whose laptop the sets were taken (due to VGA-HDMi misadventures). Extra-special thanks to Pradnya, Disha Koetcha, Prajot Patne, Athava Soman and COEP for providing such prompt facilities on time so early in the morning.

Full Score Sheet available on event page:

Report by: Omkar Dhakephalkar