Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mahaquizzer 2013 results

Oops! We seem to have forgotten to post the results for Mahaquizzer this year.

Pune results were as follows: 

Open Category winner:  Kunal Sawardekar - 62 pts
2nd: J Ramanand - 57 pts

College winner: Aditya Akhauri - 26 pts

Ladies winner: Sravya Darbhamulla

The official results (the top 100) has been published by the KQA here

Four Pune quizzers made the top 100 (ranks in brackets) - Kunal (23), Ramanand (27), Aditya Gadre (51), Roshith Mohan (87)

In addition to this, Suraj Menon (19) and Aniket Khasgiwale (78) also made the top 100.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bulla-wood (The Bollywood Quiz) - Report

Quiz set by Yash Tamaskar
Conducted by Aditya Gadre

Format : Written quiz with 35 questions. 10 points per question (1 had 12.5 points)

Results :

1st : Vibhendu Tewari and Abhinav Dasgupta - 287.5 pts
2nd : Navin Sharma and Ranajeet Soman - 150 pts

This was the first written quiz I have seen where teams asked for supplements to their answer sheets. There were multiple variables in almost every question which made writing down answers really tedious. The questions were decent overall with a couple of peters. Some questions could definitely have been better framed. Gadre tried his best to help the teams out and gave hints where a question seemed a bit vague.
Quite a few teams were between the 100-140 mark. Navin and I got those extra 10-15 points which saw us go clear. That being said, with Vibhendu in the house, everyone was always playing for second place which is illustrated by the huge gap between 1st and 2nd place. The quiz was mostly full of mainstream fundae which is not a bad thing (IMO). It was fun but not more than that. 

BCQC June Open Quizzes - The Spanish Inquisition! - Report

The Spanish Inquisition!
Set and Conducted by Aditya Gadre

Format: 30 question elims followed by 60 question finals - 48 IR (10 pounces on +10/-5) + 1 written rounds of 6 questions + 1 written round of 6 questions on differential scoring

1st: Team 3 - Kunal Sawardekar, Ranajeet Soman and Venkat Srinivasan : 187 pts
2nd: Team 2 - Aniket Khasgiwale, Samrat Sengupta and Abhishek Upadhyay (sub for Salil Bijur) : 169 pts
3rd: Team 1 - Vibhendu Tewari, Abhinav Dasgupta and Ajay Ragde: 160 pts
4th: Team 5 - Shubhankar Gokhale, Avaneendra Bhargav, Gokul Panigrahi: 159 pts
5th: Team 4 - Vibhav Bhave, Rohan Danait and Navin Sharma :103 pts
6th: Team 6 - Debanjan Bose, Aniketh Rallabhandi, Aditi Prabhudesai: 96 pts

Kunal and Ranajeet topped the prelims with 21/30. The cut off for the top 6 was 13/30. The cut off for the top 9 for the draft pick spots was 10/30

All teams were extremely even at the end of the first round (24 questions) with barely 15 points separating the top 5 teams. Team 6 was trailing at this point having picked up a few negatives on the pounce. The first written round saw all teams scoring quite comfortably. The second written round with differential scoring saw Team 2 pull ahead of Team 1 (who could not score in this round). In the second IR passing round, Team 3 used up their pounces and remained in close contention for the lead (just 2 points behind Team 2 for much of the second half of the quiz).

Team 6 got almost all their pounces correct in the second half and were aided by Team 4 getting some pounces wrong to come close, but could not overhaul the lead Team 4 had over them.

Team 5 kept consistently chugging along, but could not build on enough momentum to pull away with the lead. In the end, Team 3 answered two questions which no-one else got and pulled away with a 18 point lead going into the last question. "A keen contest on the cards" - Team 1 on 160 and Team 2 on 169 if either answered they would cement second place. Neither answered that last question which was finally answered by Team 5 who missed out on third place by just 1 point.

All in all, Team 3 were extremely consistent throughout the quiz with both - the stuff they knew as well as very good with their guesses - and emerged deserving winners. Team 1 will no doubt rue a few misses on topics they were comfortable on especially on the pounce and in the written rounds which could have taken them to second place quite easily.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Announcement: The BCQC June Open Quizzes 2013

We will be having two quizzes (both with exclamation marks in their name!) this Sunday - the 16th of June, 2013

Quiz 1: Bulla-wood!

We will start with a quiz set by Yasho Tamaskar on Bollywood. Don't let the poster fool you, Yasho normally covers all genres and eras of Bollywood - so expect everything from Aaaaashiqui to Zubeida

Time: 1 pm
Place: Room 102, Academic Complex, College of Engineering, Pune
Flavour:  Bollywood
Teams: Teams of two.
Format: This is a written quiz (~35 questions)- so please bring a writing instrument.

Quiz 2: The Spanish Inquisition!

Oour second quiz of the day (which was totally not expected by anybody) will be a General Open quiz set by Aditya Gadre. Don't let the poster fool you, there will be no questions on the rack, comfy chairs or nice red uniforms in the quiz.

Time: 2:30 pm
Place: Room 102, Academic Complex, College of Engineering, Pune
Flavour:  General
Teams: Teams of two, 9 teams in the final
Format: Written Elims (please bring a writing instrument)  +  Finals

Contact details in case of queries:
Aditya - 9881101291 ; Avaneendra - 9011040388

Sunday, June 02, 2013

World Quizzing Championship 2013 & 100 years of Indian Cinema Results

Following are the scores for WQC 2013, Pune.

Kunal Sawardekar
Ramanand J
Nandan Gokhale
Ranajeet Soman
Debanjan Bose
C.V.R. Shastry
Prasanth Srinivasan
Debajyoti Adhikari
Naushi Samad

100 years of Indian Cinema Quiz, Pune

Since we had only 4 participants we changed the format to IR with infinite pounce and no negatives for the pounce.

Debanjan Bose - 19
Ranajit Soman - 19
Samridh Kapur - 16
Rohan Jain -13