Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BC Cup 2010 Report

This year’s edition saw one major change in terms of format of the quiz : The quiz was entirely individual this time, even in the later stages.

First, an elim determines the seeds and the 8 qualifiers. The qualifiers then face off one-on one according to seeds. Every match consists of a home leg and an away leg. Homeleg is basically direct questions. If one gets a direct question wrong wich the opponent answers, it counts as an away goal and is used for tie breakers (as per UEFA rules)

Group stages
The quiz started with a 20 question reasonably simple elim. The top 8 scorers qualified for the knockout stages. The elims were a lot closer than last year and also a bit more high scoring with the cut off at 7.5 /20. The seeds were as follows:

1.Bikash Mahapatra 2. Srinath Satyanaryanan 3. J Ramanand 4. Suraj Menon 5. Annanya Deb 6. Omkar Nene 7. Sameer Deshpande 8. Suvojit Chakraborty

The Quarter Finals:

Bikash v Suvojit ,
Bikash started very well taking a quick lead. The score was at 3-1 with 2 questions to go and Suvojit pulled off a great comeback to get both to tie 3-3. In the sudden death tie-breaker Bikash correctly identified a tearful Australian captain while Suvojit misplaced him by about 20 years.
Final score: 3-3, Away goals 1-1 Bikash Wins on Tiebreaker

Srinath v Sameer
Srinath continued his sublime form from the elims and took this match quite comfortably. He lost the away leg 2-1 but made up with a 3-1 home win to take the match on aggregate.
Final Score:5 -3 Srinath wins on aggregate

Ramanand v Omkar Nene
Ramanand won this one quite comfortably with good performances in both legs
Final Score: 5-2 Ramanand wins on aggregate

Suraj v Annanya
This turned out to be the toughest set of the quarter finals perhaps fitting in retrospect as the match was between last year’s winner and this years winner. Annanya got out of this one with a hard fought 1-0 victory.
Final Score: 1-0 Annanya wins on aggregate

The Semi Finals

Bikash v Annanya
Yet another very hard fought match. The match ended in a tie on aggregate and on away goals. Annanya clinched it in the tiebreaker.
Final score: 4-4 Away goals 1-1 Annanya wins on tiebreaker

Srinath v Ramanand
Srinath hit top form for this match and won it with a few questions to spare. Luck in terms of questions was a major factor, but Srinath did have some cracking answers.
Final score: 6-2 Srinath wins on aggregate

The Final
Srinath v Annanya
This was match where the lead was exchanged so many times, that we’ve lost count. The score after several lead changes was poised at 4-4, away goals 1-1 going into the final 9 questions for Srinath. Annanya had a couple of great cracks to hit 2 away goals, while Srinath managed to crack a very tough question on obscure chess. In the end, the match ended with Annanya winning on aggregate 6-5.
Final score 6-5, Annanya Deb wins on aggregate

The winner for BC Cup 2010 is Annanya Deb
Runner up: Srinath Satyanarayanan

Please leave your opinions in the comments section.

Monday, June 07, 2010

The BC Cup 2010

An individual, knock out, FA Cup inspired quiz to crown the Best Sports quizzer. It is by far the biggest sports quiz we have heard of.*

QMs: Yash Marathe, Aniket Khasgiwale and Aditya Gadre
Theme: Sports
Teams: Individual
Restrictions: (or the lack of one) Open quiz. Everyone is welcome

When? 12:30 pm, Saturday, 12th June 2010
Where? The Boat Club, College of Engineering Pune
Registration: Free registration. You need to register by mailing aditya[at]bcqc.org or yashcmarathe[at]gmail.com or call Aditya at 9881101291. This is required as we need to get elim sheets printed.
Prizes: Landmark Vouchers

* We have not heard of too many sports quizzes :)

Report on the inaugural BC Cup last year is here.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

WQC Pune round - results

Organised by: IQA
Conducted in Pune by: Suvajit (many thanks!)
Venue: Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Local Results (from memory & Aditya Gadre) - the 'worst' section score in brackets:
1st: Kunal Sawardekar: 92 (+4)
2nd: Ramanand: 82 (+8)
3rd: Suraj Menon: 76
4th: Salil/Akhil/Aditya G: 59

Number of participants: ~30
For more: keep an eye on this link.
Bombay results here.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Extentia intra-company quiz IV - report

Date: Fri, May 28, 2010. Location: Extentia, Lane 5, KP
QM: Dinesh Paripatyadar. Questions set by Rohan Nakar of Extentia and BCQC.

First round: Email quiz sent to everyone last Tuesday.
Toppers got 15/15 correct (ranked in order of email time-stamp for answers sent)

Theme: General tending toward India-centric
Participants split into 4 teams of about 6 each. Turnout was higher than previous events.
Format: IR with 25 questions. Quiz ended at 20 on account of time.
17/20 questions answered by teams.


Competitive event among 3 teams, with one team not scoring.
Some teams were misled by the ‘discuss the wrong answer’ strategy employed by neighboring teams.
No violence reported

Winners: Team B with Chetan, Umeed, Vcat, Zyfn, Manuela, Prashant M among others.
Runners up: Team D with Jaya, Melanie and several others. They went past Farah/Louis/others’ Team A by 0.5 pts.

Report by 'Vcat'