Sunday, January 31, 2021

InFestYouUs 2021 | InFest 2021


                          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.

                          This year we had the biggest line-up yet: 40 sets were conducted all in all. With a consistent number of at least 50 audience members via the Zoom call, this was surely one of the most well-attended online quiz events so far.

                          There were two winners of InFestYouUs 2021 this year. At 9/10 were Ranajeet Soman (Real Madrid La Liga Winning Coaches set by Yash Marathe) and Samanth S (The Jeeves and Wooster Stories set by J. Ramanand). Both showed uncanny mastery of their topics with Ranajeet showing his football prowess on the field of sports quizzing again. Samanth’s thorough reading of the beloved P G Wodehouse series was marvellous, to say the least. The Mob scored no points in their sets. Close behind them was Arnold D’Souza who had taken a sports set too (Test Cricket Captains set by Aniket Khasgiwale). He also scored 9, but the Mob stole half points from him like rowdy Australian fans for a total of 8.5. A shout-out of course goes to participants at 8 points. These are Naman Jain (Forts in Pune District set by Avaneendra Bhargav) and Sania Narulkar (Indian Handlooms set by Jayshree Mohanka). The Mob did not score anything in either sets. Major Chandrakant Nair’s Infectious Diseases set was acclaimed as one of the Best InFestYouUs Sets.

                        A special mention must be given for participants and quiz masters from Europe, Australia and America who participated despite their diurnal cycles.

                        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 take their sets, the participants for showing up and the awesome Mob. We would also like to thank Eric Yuan and Zoom Video Communications for their cloud-based peer-to-peer video conferencing software platform, Zoom, which enabled this fest. Cheers until next year!

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Report by: Omkar Dhakephalkar

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