Sunday, January 15, 2017

BCQC InFest 2017 Results | In-Fest-You-Us

A report by Omkar Prasannevich Dhakephalkarov
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. 
With an attendance of over 30 attendees, we had a strong mob to challenge and answer in case the participant could not. The venue was a classroom in the Academic Complex at the College of Engineering, Pune, next to the COEP Boat Club.
The winner of InFestYouUs 2017 with a score of 8.5 was Omkar Yarguddi whose set was 'Spongebob Squarepants' set by Omkar Dhakephalkar. Close behind at joint second were Rahul Mohanty and Rahul Kottalgi with a score of 7 in 'Life and Works of Kanti Shah' and 'Hitchcock Films Post 1950s' respectively.
A special shout out to Yasho Tamaskar for 'Life and Works of Kanti Shah' set, Pranav 'Floyd' Joshi for 'Food History of India' set. They were well-appreciated by the participant and audience to be nominated for the 'Best InFestYouUs Set' Boatie. A special mention also to Gaurav Kohale and Prathamesh Pawar who caught everyone's attention with their performances in 'Maratha Confederacy' and 'Natural Disasters in Ancient History'.
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 come and take their set. Special thanks to Samrat Sengupta who set a set despite having a surgery. Extra-special thanks to Divij Ghose, Vrushabh Gudade and COEP for providing such prompt facilities on time so early in the morning.
Proxy QMs included Pranav 'Floyd' Joshi, Aditya 'Fidel' Gadre and Omkar Dhakephalkar.

Score Sheet:

Monday, January 09, 2017

BCQC InFest 2017 Results | History-Geography Quiz

Set and conducted by: Omkar Dhakephalkar & Kunal Sawardekar
Scoring by: Pranav Joshi

Winners - Team 2 - Vinoo Sanjay, Pravin Varma and Khagendra Narayan (Draft) - 253 points
Runners up - Team 3 - Ajai Ragde , Sandeep Shankar, Pranav Pawar (Draft) - 186
Runners up - Team 4 - Aniket Khasgiwale, Aditya Gadre, Omkar Yarguddi (Draft) - 186
4th - Team 1 - Avinash Mudaliar, Rahul Kottalgi, Nadeem Ansari (Draft) - 159
5th - Team 5 - Annanya Deb, Krishnamurthi J, Ayush Agrawal (Draft) - 117
6th - Team 6 - Maitreyi Gupta, Abhinav Dasgupta, Vibhendu Tiwari (Draft) - 108

The quiz started with a 25-question written prelims, with the top 6 teams qualifying and the next 3 teams having their members drafted to the others. Team 3 took an early lead in the first third of the quiz, but by the round reversal Team 2 (who had topped the prelims) overtook them and stayed in the first position for the rest of the quiz. Team 1 put in a strong showing to reach the second place by the last third of the quiz, but some negatives on pounce let Teams 3 and 4 move past them into joint runners-up. Teams 5 and 6 also put in some inspired guesses, but lost out due to the high penalties for wrong pounces.

BC InFest 2017 Reports | Solo Open Quiz

Set and Conducted by Aditya Gadre
Scorer: Pranav Joshi

Final Results 

1st: Kunal Sawardekar - 395 pts
2nd: Rahul Kottalgi (RSK) - 330 pts
3rd: J Krishnamurthi (JK) - 295 pts
4th: Aniket Khasgiwale - 250 pts

Other Semi Finalists:

Omkar Dhakephalkar - 175 pts
Vibhendu Tiwari - 165 pts
Pranav Pawar - 165 pts
Shubhankar Gokhale - 150 pts

Other Quarter-finalists:

Kunal Thakar - 101 pts
Ajai Ragde - 94 pts
Charles Matthew - 82 pts
Divij Ghose - 77 pts
Ashwini Natu - 69 pts
Mayank Mazumdar - 67 pts
Gokul Panigrahi - 64 pts
Omkar Yarguddi - 39 pts

The quiz started with a 40 question prelim where the top 16 qualified. JK topped the elims with 23 points and Kunal and Khasgi came second with 20 points. The other 13 participants were clustered in a range of 7 points. The cut off was 13 with 3 stars (Ranajeet Soman just missed out on stars). All participants started with a score of (elims score * 3). This was followed by a a 40 question quarterfinal for the top 16. Rahul, JK and Kunal S started strongly and held their performance throughout to comfortably finish as the top 3. Rahul was leading at the end of quarters. Shubhankar and Vibhendu just scraped in with a few good answers towards the end while Kunal Thakar, making his return to Pune quizzing after years, just missed out by 10 points.

RSK, JK and Kunal continued their form from the Quarters. The semis brought slightly tougher questions - Aniket had a good run and comfortably pulled away to cement fourth place and qualification to the next round. There was quite a big gap between the top four and the next four. Kunal S really ramped up and overhauled Rahul's lead to go into the final in first place with a cushion of 25 points over Rahul. JK slipped away a bit finishing  15 points behind Rahul.

the final wsa quite one-sided (or rather one-personed) - with Kunal growing even stronger and pulling away considerably to win the quiz with 5 questions to spare. Rahul successfully held off JK to finish second quite comfortably.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Schedule for BCQC's InFest 2017

Get set for two days of non-stop antifesting! With a range of different quizzes and a selection of quizmasters to choose from (we recommend attending all, so that you can compare better), we present to you the schedule for InFest 2017.

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