Friday, April 20, 2007

Abhimanyu 2007 - Results

1st: Aniket Khasgiwale ("India at the World Cup Cricket")
Other participants: Aditya Gadre ("Manchester United"), Abhishek Nagaraj ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books"), Kaustubh Bhat ("The musical career of Metallica"), Udbhav Bhatnagar ("FRIENDS the TV Series"), and Kapeesh Saraf ("The musical career of Pink Floyd")

Aniket wiped off 9 out of 10 in his topic round and had little to do in the GK round. Aditya and Abhishek gave him the most competition.

Chakravyuuh 2007 - Report

Date: 14 Apr, 2007
Venue: COEP

Open Quiz
Set by: Abhishek Nagaraj, Aditya Gadre, Gaurav Singh and others from COEP
Theme: General

Quiz Final Results
(48 seamless IR + 1 written connect qn + 6 direct speciality questions
1st: Kunal Sawardekar + Shamanth Rao (A) - 115* (won on better elims score)
2nd: Amit Varma + Sumant Srivathsan (D) - 115
3rd: A.P.Alagarsamy + Prasann Potdar (B) - 70
Jt 4th: J. Ramanand + B.V.Harish Kumar (F) - 55
Jt 4th: Samrat Sengupta + Salil Bijur (C) - 55
6th: Meghashyam Shirodkar + Aditya Udas (E) - 40

Quiz Elims Results
(cutoff: 19/30 qns)
Samrat + Salil - 22
Kunal + Shamanth, Meghashyam + Udas - 20
Amit + Sumant, Alagarsamy + Prasann, Ramanand + Harish - 19
Dhananjay Shettigar + Amit Pandeya were also on 19, but missed out on starred qns.

Solo Entertainment quiz: (set by Aditya Gadre and Kaustubh Bhat): won by Aditya Udas


* The open quiz saw good attendance (I guess ~30 teams).
* A good and interesting elims. One or two could have been better designed and some dropped, but overall, was good. Was a very tight qualifiers too.
* Quiz started with a single written connect made up of 12 visual elements showed one by one. This was followed by 24 qns of regular IR. Then a set of 30 qns on different topics, of which 6 were offered as directs to the teams. This was part of the chakravyuuh round.
* Was a little disappointed with the finals content. The coverage of the questions and the design of the chakravyuuh round left a bit to be desired, IMO (see tag cloud).
* Nevertheless, there were some good questions such as the aussie guidelines qns. Moments of "should have got that" abounded. * Good organisation and effort overall, though the sound-and-light limitations of the COEP auditorium vis a vis the PSPL audi is harder to adjust to these days.

Please leave comments on this post if you have any suggestions, criticisms, corrections to offer.

Tag cloud of themes:

biz cricket eng_films eng_music etymology football
gen geo hindi_films history ind_films
ind_music india lit misc misc_ent music scitech
sports tv

(note: some questions have been tagged with multiple tags; don't have a roll-up to more general categories such as Entertainment; one question is not included as I don't remember the answer;)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Poster for Chakravyuh

These are the posters for chakravyuh. Useful in case you missed out on any info. Also if people could put up these posters at your respective locations(workdesks, "watercoolers", notice boards etc), that would be of great help. Merci. Broadcast end. (PS : links point to printable files.)

Click here to download

Click here to download

Monday, April 09, 2007

Chakravyuuh 07

The College of Engg. Pune (COEP) will organize its annual open quiz contest Chakravyuuh 07.

The details are as follows:
Date: 14th April, Saturday
Venue: COEP Auditorium (Directions)
Registration : 2:30 pm
Elims : 3 pm
Solo Entertainment Quiz : 4 pm.
Finals : 4:30pm onwards.

Other details:
Team Size : 2
Nature : General trivia.
Restrictions : None. Open to everyone.
Registration : On the spot.
Contact information : Aditya Gadre - 9881101291
Website : Click here
Finals will be followed by a performance by COEP's award winning band.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Intechxication 2007, MIT - Report

Date: 31 Mar, 2007 (Saturday)

Venue: MIT, Pune

Quiz set by: Akshad Vishwanathan

1st: Kunal Sawardekar + Shamanth Rao
2nd: Ganesh Hegde + Abhishek Nagaraj
3rd: Suvojit Chakraborty + Salil Bijur
4th: Vivek Philip + Safal Mohammed
5th: Akansh Gupta + Siddharth Raman
6th: Rohit Prabhavalkar + Shreesh Sikaria