Saturday, November 13, 2010

Article by Arul Mani

Arul Mani of Karnataka Quizzing Association has a very nice article on quizzing in general and his personal experiences. Do read and share.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Extentia Company Quiz VIII

Fri, October 29, 2010 at Extentia KPO/Umkaz, Koregaon Park
QM: Venkat Srinivasan. Quiz set by Suraj Menon/BCQC
Theme: Festivals & Sport

Email Quiz:
The usual email quiz was sent to Extentians earlier in the week. Winners determined by # of correct answers and timestamp on email. Some eager-beavers started to badger Vcat with questions on the questions mid-week.

Answers and winners announced at the end of Fri afternoon's main quiz. The winner's usually a skilled Googler.
Among the highest turnouts for an Extentia quiz. The event coincided with the company's traditional attire day for the upcoming Diwali festival. Teams were formed from the Extentia houses for the first time. Six in all. Several new faces. (And very traditionally dressed teams!)
Teams: Unicorns, Spartans, Royal Brigade, Parikrama, Constant Variables and Infinity. Format: IR with 25 questions. Questions alternated between festivals and sport/sports scams.
The Unicorns took an early lead and were soon matched by the Spartans.
Non scoring teams such as RB and Infinity started to get points on the board mid-quiz.
The Constant Variables overtook all the others by the 15th question.
21/25 questions answered. Good pickup on clues by most teams.

Immediate demands for points to be posted, soon as a correct answer was given.The usual intense competitiveness was on display, never mind the 'festive spirit'.

Everyone knew but didn't answer: 'Allan Donald' ('Whatever you do, don't bet on number 10. He doesn't run.')

Winners: Constant Variables (Farah, UZK, Bobby......)
Runners Up: Spartans (Chetan, Sandip, Dhiraj.....)