Thursday, September 29, 2005

Vedaant 2005

Date: 28th Sep 2005

1st: Safal Mohammad & Vivek Philip (AFMC)
2nd: Salil Bijur & Arnab Pal (VIT)
3rd: Shreekant Awchar & R. Shyam Krishnan (BJMC)
4th: Philip Mathew & Neelabh Nayan (AFMC)

Set By: L.A. Committee of Vedaant 2005

First a few flashbacks to BJMC quizzes by Gaurav and by Kunal S. As compared to last time, the questions this time were worse. Alongwith school quiz and Manorama type trivia, there were also some like "In which city did the Boston Tea Party take place?" or "In which city is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?".

The elims were multiple choice with negative marking. After 2 semifinals, there were 5 rounds in the finals like 2 rounds of D&P, Fastest Finger First, an "interesting" Who Am I?, Crossword and Rapid Fire.

After experiences from last year, this time there were professional security guards for controlling the audience. A few paper planes did make it to the stage though. On a side note, I feel more quizzes should be held at BJMC. Never have I seen such a passionate or enthusiastic audience for a quiz ever before!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The September Open Quiz '05

{'twas the September Quiz, but happening in October}

Announcing a speciality quiz on Arts and Entertainment

Date : 8th October, 2005, Saturday
Time : The Elims start at 5 pm. Finals expected to start by 6, and end by 9 pm. There is no registration required. Please arrive by 4:45 pm
Venue : Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Bhageerath building, Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd. Behind Domino's Pizza, Senapati Bapat Road
Teams : Two member teams. Anyone and everyone is allowed (except George Thomas, who will be the non-present chief guest)
Prizes : sponsored by Foliage Outdoors. Merchandise, CDs, and whatever other cool stuff they come up with.
Theme : Arts, movies, music, books, comics, pop culture, and anything else related to these.

Contact : Sudarshan [sudarshan (dought) purohit (at) gmail (dought) com]. Or call (020) 27290002 before 10 am or after 8 pm.

Sunday's Open Sports quiz

From Harish's comment - looks like it's not only that sports is a young person's game, but that sports quizzes too. Was it too ESPN Sports Quizzer friendly?

Shamanth and his partner won this one. They were the oldest team on stage with finalists/winners of the ESPN Star school quiz making the rest of the fray. Abhishek and Aniket from COEP were leading initially but the lack of IR and the buzzer set-up did them in.Shamanth's team did well to win this one. Great to see lot of young blood on stage - a team from Abhinav had two boys in their Class X putting up a good show.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Inquizzition - VI

Date: 24 Sep 2005


1st: Amit Garde & Trilok Khairnar
2nd: Shivaji Marella and Ganesh Hegde
3rd: Gaurav Sabnis and Sarika Chuni
Other finalists: B.V.Harishkumar and J.Ramanand, Amit Varma and Leslie Mathew, Niranjan Pedanekar and Sudarshan Purohit

Set by: Quest - FC Quizzing Circle

Conducted by: Kunal Sawardekar

Reviews: (Please leave them in the comments - I'll try and add them here)

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Bheja Fry at Techstasy 2005

Bheja Fry, the quiz at Techstasy, the annual event organised by Comp-IT dept. of VIT was held on 22nd Sep.

Organised by: Harsh Ketkar, Anay Kulkarni, Chinmay Borkar

1st: Kunal Sawardekar & Ulka Athalye (FC)
2nd: Siddharth Dani & Arnold D'Souza (VIT)
3rd: Akshay Jog & Maitreyi Gupta (VIT)
4th: Abhishek Nagaraj & Kapeesh Saraf (COEP)
5th: Anupam Akolkar & Anand Ayyadurai (VIT)
6th: Udbhav Bhatnagar & Kartik Shah (COEP)

Friday, September 23, 2005

Quizzy Logic '05
part of AISSMS' annual fest Silicon Fusion

Date : Wed, 21st Sep. 05
Results :

1. Siddharth Dani and Abhishek Nagaraj (VIT, COEP)
2. Anupam Akolkar and Rahul Bhat (VIT)
3. Aniket Khasgiwale and Vineet Bhatawadekar(COEP)
4. +1 AISSMS Team


Ill managed esp. in terms of time. 3 hrs between elims and finals
The questions could be said to be 'tough' bordering on 'obsure'.
Negative marking/ Half IR Half D&P didn't help.
However atleast the questions were original and this quiz was definitely a step in the right direction.

PS :

There was the old 'chestnut' about the Warner Bros. only this time it was printed as : Jack + William + Robert + John = ? later modified to, Jack + Harry + Albert + Sam = ?

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Open Sports quiz - Rotary Club

An Open Sports quiz is being organized by Rotary Club.

Date :Sunday, 25th September.
Time : 1430
Teams of two
Venue: Gandhi Bhavan Hall,
Near Girls Blind School,
Behind Cummins India,

Monday, September 19, 2005

Inquizzition 2005

Inquizzition 2005: An Open Quiz organised by Fergusson College, Pune.


  • Open Trivia Quiz (Not restricted to college teams).
  • Two member teams.
  • Cross-college and cross-institutional teams allowed.
  • Venue: Fergusson College Amphitheater.
  • Date: Saturday, 24th September 2005.
  • Time: Registrations from 11:30 am. Elims begin 12:30 pm, Finals begin 2:30 pm.
  • Prizes worth over Rs. 15000.
  • Audience Prizes and prizes for all finalists.
  • Contact: Kunal [#9850160475, kunalns(at)gmail(dot)com], Puranjay [#9370191718, puranjay(underscore)p(at)rediffmail(dot)com].

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Upcoming College Quizzes

Bheja Fry, Techstasy 2005
22nd Sep
Venue: Vishwakarma Inst. of Technology, Pune
Time: Elims at 9.30 am
Contact: Harsh 9881379417 for more details.

Inquizitive, Vedaant 2005
23rd Sep
Venue: B.J. Medical College
Time: 11.30 am for more details.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


Part of Abhivyakti, MIT.

Organized by : Akshad Vishwanathan, Kedar Toraskar.


1st : Kunal Sawardekar & Ulka Athale (FC)
2nd : Salil Bijur(VIT) & Janice D'Sa (PICT)
3rd : Abhishek Nagaraj & Aniket Khasgiwale (COEP)
4th : Kunal Thakar & Arnold D'Souza (VIT)
5th : Vasukeshav Sharma & Chandrakant Nair(AFMC)
6th : Rahul Phadnis & Viraj Phanse (MIT)

Report :

The 'English' Quiz at MIT was doing its first round at 'Abhivyakti' - basically a public speaking event. The management was excellent and on the whole everything seemed to be well run. There were no technical snags (with a VB based presentation) and 'live' scores. There was a slight glitch in the elims scoring with Dani & Anupam having to give up their place for Salil's team. Apart from that most things seemed OK. Coming to the questions, they were the usual mix of recycled, chestnuts and some really nice ones. Overall the effort was excellent and there seemed to be a lot of thought and preparation into the whole thing. However as happens often the luck of the draw did play some part in the final outcome. Also, somehow there was this feeling of 8 rounds finishing too quickly - probably because a lot of the easy questions were answered on the direct. Also the audio round could have been better.

Note 1 : Live scoring did not eliminate the 'suspense' as many of us might have feared. It just made things a lot clearer.Something that should be considered in quizzes henceforth.

Note 2: There was a tie-breaker between us and Kunal's team for the 3rd place.