Tuesday, March 30, 2010

X-Quiz-Me at MIT COE

MIT College of Engineering (MIT COE) are conducting 3 quizzes as part of their college fest Tesla. The event is called X-Quiz-Me and it has a general, sports and a Bollywood quiz.

Date: 3rd April, 2010 (Saturday)

General quiz: 9.45 am
Sports quiz: 1 pm
Bollywood quiz: 4 pm

Venue: MIT College of Engineering, Paud Rd.

Eligibility: College students only. Cross college teams allowed.
Registration: Rs. 50 per team

Keyur: 9823081719

For each of the 3 quizzes:
1st prize Rs. 3000 + vouchers
2nd prize Rs. 2000 + vouchers

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Big Bang Theory (BCQC March Open Afternoon Quiz) - Results

Date: 21 Mar 2010

Set and Conducted by:: Vinay N.

Teams of 2 for elims. 30 teams participated. 30 questions written elims.
Top 6 teams in finals. Participants from 7th-9th top teams chosen by finalist teams as draft picks. Teams of 3 for finals.
Finals: 1 written theme. 48 questions IR with round reversal

1st: Team A - J. Ramanand, Meghashyam Shirodkar and Suraj Menon (draft) - 135pts
2nd: Team B - Anand Sivashankar, Amit Garde and Venkat Srinivasan (draft) - 95pts
3rd: Team D - Suvojit Chakraborty, Yash Marathe and Rohan Jain (draft) - 85pts
4th: Team C - Anannya Deb, S. Balakrishnan and Karan Pande (draft) - 60pts
5th: Team E - Salil Bijur, Yasho Tamaskar and Siddharth (draft) - 50pts
6th: Team F - Aditya Chandorkar, Aadinath Harihar and Jaipal (draft) - 40pts
Please leave your opinions in the comments section.

Reading Between The Lines... (BCQC March Open Morning Quiz) - Results

Date: 21 Mar 2010

Set and Conducted by: Anand Sivashankar

Teams of 2. 8 teams in finals
30 questions written elims
3 written themes (only 2 were conducted due to shortage of time) and 75-odd questions IR

1st: Team C - Anannya Deb and S. Balakrishnan - 207.5pts
2nd: Team D - Amit Garde and Meghashyam Shirodkar - 157.5pts
3rd: Team E - J. Ramanand and Suraj Menon - 120pts
4th: Team G - Rashmi Machado and Bharat - 77.5pts
5th: Team A - Shaibal Chakravarty and Ritwik - 47.5pts
6th: Team F - Salil Bijur and Sameer Deshpande - 42.5pts
7th: Team H - Yash Marathe and Vinay N. - 30pts
8th: Team B - Saransh Verma and Avanindra Bhargav - 25pts

QM's notes:
A turnout of 17 teams for the 30 question elims with 8 teams on stage meant that most participants had a fair chance of qualifying. Most of the questions were answered with facile ease and since the purpose was to broaden mass coverage and encourage working out, that lofty objective was achieved albeit with some mild-mannered carping from the regulars on the wildly populist nature of some answers.

The teams did very well using the clues provided with Amit & Meghashyam topping with a stratospheric 26 followed by an equally impressive 24 from Ramanand & Suraj. With the cut-off falling to 13, Niranjan & Vikram must have missed out on the sudden death rule though garnering the Best College team prize.

Beginning with a vanilla opening round on Opening Lines, most teams did get into their groove gradually. Till about half-way into the 37q first round, most newcomers had more than held their own with some fine inferences and educated guesses. Amidst all this, the eventual winners, Bala & Anannya had kept lapping up a fair share of great answers aided by a fairly high Lit Quotient. A Statistically-Improbable-Phrases round again saw some newcomers upstage other veterans although not altering position status overmuch! Amit & Meghashyam got in some crackers and for some time, I was lured into thinking that they'd caught up. The second round was protractedly long and overwhelming for some teams and the performance levels dipped markedly again signalling an inordinately stretched final. Ramamand & Suraj did well too to claim third, and Bharath & Rashmi could not really make it count in the anti-clockwise round slipping to fourth though not without some neat gets earlier.

And so it goes.. While the endeavour (Morse?) was to cover geographies and genres, a lot of mentionables didn't find their way. Two framing glitches and some which could have been articulated better as questions too! The audience was conspicuously silent for most of the quiz and some members of the audience told me that the level was pegged unattainably high. Point taken!

Please leave your opinions in the comments section.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Prahelika 2010

Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) is conducting its annual tech extravaganza Impetus and Concepts from 23rd to 28th March. Prahelika The Quiz will be one of the events.

Date: 25th March, 2010 (Thursday)

Time: Elims start at 11. Please report by 10:45 am so that you may be directed to the proper venue for elims. Elims will be a written round of 30-40 minutes duration. Finals will start approximately at 1:30 pm. Approximate duration of the quiz is 2 hours.

Venue: Pune Institute of Computer Technology, near Bharti Vidyapeeth campus

Eligibility: College students with valid id. Teams of one or two.
Flavor: General

Registration: You can register at the desk set up in your college or on the spot. In case you're registering on the spot, please be there half an hour prior to the event for logistical reasons.

Event Heads: Akshay Baheti - 9975130348 and Pratik Sikchi - 9422958833
Quizmaster: Yash Sinha - 9970137651

Excelsior 2k10 - Results

These are results for the General Quiz called 'Quiz-O-Mania'

Date: 13 Mar 2010

Conducted by:: Jayraj Bajaj and Sameer Jagdale

1st: Team E - Meghashyam Shirodkar and Amit Garde - 125pts
2nd: Team B - Suraj Menon and Suvajit Chakraborty - 110pts
3rd: Team A - Salil Bijur and Yasho Tamaskar - 100pts
4th: Team D - Nikhil Motlag and Tejas Kulkarni - 40pts
5th: Team C - Venkat Srinavasan and Rohan Jain - 20pts

25 questions elims on slides
40 questions Finals: 10 clockwise IR, 10 anti-clockwise IR, 10 clockwise IR with negatives, 10 anti-clockwise with double or negative

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

BCQC March Open Quizzes

The BCQC begins its 2010 season with a set of two open quizzes this month. Here are the details:


Date: 21st March (Sunday)

Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
(The nearest landmarks: The location is behind Domino's Pizza, near the new ICC Towers complex in which are situated shops such as Mainland China. The place is about 2 km from Pune University. This is a wikimapia map to the location.)

Contact: Phone: Suraj (98903 59065), Ramanand (97642 58560) Email: contact(at)bcqc(dot)org

'How to's: Up to two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees


(the same for each quiz)
Prizes for each finalist, for the Best College Team, the Best School Team, and the Best Newbie Team.
Lots of audience prizes.
Prizes are co-sponsored by Landmark (Pune) and the BCQC.

Morning: 'Reading between the lines...'

(a Literature Quiz)

Quizmaster: Anand Sivashankar
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (report by 9:45 am)
Flavour: Literature
Finals: Eight teams in the final

Afternoon: 'The Big Bang Theory'

Quizmaster: Vinay N.
Timings: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (report by 2:15 pm)
Flavour: General
Finals: Top six teams in the final, next 3 teams join the finalists after draft picks

A complete list of BC Opens

Quizzes at Excelsior 2k10

Students of Sinhgad College of Engineering are organising a national technical event Excelsior 2k10 from 11th to 13th March and have 2 quizzes as a part of the fest.

Eligibility:Open for all

Adroit - Technical quiz

Elims: 11th March 11am to 11.30am
Finals: 12th March 11am to 1pm
Format: Teams of 2 members. 4 teams in finals

Flavour: This quiz is primarily on 4 topics: bridges, tower crains, natural calamities and global warming

Cash prizes: 1st: 30,000/- 2nd: Rs. 20,000/-

Quizmasters: Ravindra Aile and Anurav Jain (9960712083)

Quiz-O-Mania - General quiz

Not to be confused with VIT's annual open quiz

Date: 13th March
Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Eliminations followed by finals. On the spot registration is also available.
Format: Teams of 2 members. 6 teams in finals

Flavour: General

Cash prizes: 1st: 9,000/- 2nd: Rs. 3,000/-

Quizmasters: Jayraj Bajaj (9860602727) and Sameer (9923072228)