Monday, April 23, 2018

Report on Quiztronomy 2018

Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Quiz: Quiztronomy 2018
Venue: College of Engineering, Pune
Fest/Organized by: COEP Astronomy Club
QM(s): Siddharth G, Nimish, Daivanti
Flavour: Astronomy

1. Rohit Dhanorkar (SeamEdu Baner, Solo)
2. Nikita Bhakre, Aditya (ILS Law College, Pune)
3. Samarth, Shreyas (MIT, Pune) (Won tie-breaker)

Other Finalists:
Sarang Vandana and Prayag Gore (Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, Open) (Lost tie-breaker)
Pooja, Mohan (Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, Open)
Anirudh Anilkumar and Arnabh Sengupta (AFMC)

7th of April saw us making our way to COEP for the annual Astronomy Quiz by (you guessed it), its astronomy club.
Greeted by familiar faces of usual suspects, we sat down for the prelims which was a heady mix of know-it-or-you-don’t questions and some basic astronomy most people encounter in life (or if you were googling on the ride to the venue). The prelims were aced by an astronomical margin by a Lupus Solus, and the usual suspects mostly missed the cut. Making it in as the last finalist, yours truly sat down for 5 rounds of hardcore quizzing.
The format was a little skewed: no bounce, and the teams’ seating determined which questions they ended up with. That did not stop the eventual winner from running away with the quiz from the get go. This starry eyed Sound Engineer loved his astronomy and his lead only told us how much. The other teams were left scrambling for the 2nd place as his scores breached the Oort Cloud.
The rounds took off but crashed back down on Nobel Prizes in Physics for too long. This came as a surprise to as push-ups for SINMQ hadn’t even started.
The final round was a lateral connect round with Stephen Hawking as the answer; it was cracked by only one team. #tcq But, it proved to be a decider, as the team that came second clawed their way into the podium from the back of the pack thanks to Mr. Hawking (PBUH). But by then, there was a clear winner in this space race. Truly, there was fault in our stars.

Report by: Arnabh Sengupta


 Samarth and Shreyas, 3rd Position (R)
Nikita Bhakre and Aditya, 2nd Position (Below)
Rohit Dhanorkar, 1st Position (Below Right)


Monday, April 16, 2018

Report on Quiz Sundaé at COEP

Date: Sunday, 8th April 2018
Fest/Organized by: Quiz Sundaé
Venue: COEP

Quiz: SpEnt
QM: Saurabh Kulkarni
1. Pranav Pawar and Ranajeet Soman (Open)
2. Arnabh Sengupta and Anirudh Anilkumar (College)
3. Aman Shaikh and Akshay Parale (Open)

Quiz: TLC
QM: Vrushabh Gudade
1. Anirudh Anilkumar and Arnabh Sengupta (College)
2. Advay Aundhekar and Anurakshat Gupta (Open)
3. Divij Ghose and Gokul Panigrahi (Open)

Quiz: Gen
QM: Akshay Hatwar
1. Omkar Yarguddi and Pranav Pawar (Open)
2. Omkar Dhakephalkar and Gokul Panigrahi (Open)
3. Anirudh Anilkumar and Arnabh Sengupta (College)

Format: All were Written Quizzes

It was indeed a packed quizzing session organised by BCQC- The COEP Quiz Club.
The SpEnt quiz was conducted in a brilliant fashion by Saurav and Vrushabh. Despite being a morning quiz, there was a lot of attendance. The questions were well directed, researched, and covered a wide span of the entertainment industry including awards, actors, pop music and movies. The sport questions were like tracer bullets, right on mark. Although the quiz masters faced some technical difficulties, the quiz was indeed a memorable one.
The next quiz, TLC, was held post lunch. The questions were a mixed bag in terms of difficulty. Some relatively difficult and some easy. 30 Questions.
The last quiz was the Gen, comprising 28 questions. Questions were framed in such a manner that interesting clues were provided in the question itself.
Participants included the quizzing stalwarts from AFMC, COEP as well as BCQC Regulars.
The quizzes were indeed memorable for me as despite being the youngest, (the only one from Junior College) I managed to score in double digits in all the three quizzes. Great Fun was had!

Report by: Aditya Kakade