Friday, June 02, 2017

Report on Quiz Weekend at COEP, Pune

Date(s): 20 and 21st May 2017
Quizzes: 6, Assorted
Venue: College of Engineering, Pune
Organized Under: Quiz Weekend '17
Quizmaster(s): from BCQC-The COEP Quiz Club

BCQC The COEP Quiz Club hosted a set of six quizzes as part of the Quiz Weekend '17 on the 20th and 21st of May. There was a range of quizzes on various topics with quizzes being open as well as restricted to college students. This weekend introduced many new quizmasters, who set quizzes according to their interests. The weekend was a success thanks to the combined efforts of the entire club. Moreover it presented an opportunity for all colleges to quiz, on the brink of holidays.

Day 1: Saturday, 20th May 2017

I. Delightful farrago of facts, fundas and fun
Chinmay Tadwalkar (2016 pass out) conducted a General Quiz for the COEP-BCQC members. It was a short solo written quiz with 38 questions out of which eight questions were on airlines. It was an interesting quiz with equal distribution of medium, moderate and difficult questions. The QM was very generous and conducted the session in a lenient way giving out enough hints.

II. Literature Quiz
Ravina More and Omkar Borate conducted an open Lit Quiz post lunch break. A total of 40 questions to be answered was conducted in a written from. The quiz had a fair share of easy questions that leaned the quiz more on the gen side. The topic did not restrict itself to hardcore literature but also touched the business, movies and other aspects.

1st: Pranav Pawar + Sahil Gupta
2nd: Pranav Joshi + Ranjeet Soman and Gokul Panigrahi + Aditi
3rd: Arnabh Sengupta + Anirudh Anilkumar

Day 2: Sunday, 21st May 2017
III. Fandom Quiz
Shashank Gandham and Akshay Parale did an open written Fandom Quiz that consisted of 25 questions. The questions were extensively focused on Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and there was special round on Harry Potter. The fundae and the connect questions were appreciated by the participants. The framing, facts, and clues were effective in bringing back memories and made everyone to scratch their heads throughout the quiz.

1st: Arnabh Sengupta + Anirudh Anilkumar
2nd: Omkar Joshi and Rohan Thombre
3rd: Saraswat + Rohan

IV. India Quiz
Saurabh Kulkarni and Akshay Hatwar conducted a college India Quiz with 40 questions on Infinite Rebound. The quiz covered all the topics like movies/ personalities/ politics/ literature/ mythology, etc. - and was very engrossing and was liked by everyone. A lot of questions had a simple thought process behind them while many questions narrowed down the answer to a few guesses. Overall, a high-scoring quiz.

1st: Ankit Choudhary + Omkar Borate
2nd: Akshay Parale solo
3rd: Arnabh Sengupta + Anirudh Anilkumar and Ruturaj + Pratyusha

V. Mrityunjay - Mythology Quiz
Akshay Parale, Shashank Gandham and Aman Shaikh presented an Open Mythology Quiz with a total of 32 questions and a themed round where Ramakein (the epic from Thailand) was linked to the characters of Ramayana. The quiz seemed accessible and was enjoyed by the participants. The questions varied from Indian, Greek and Roman mythologies. Simple elements of everyday life, geography, connections of various mythologies and stories bound the quiz together.

1st: Pranav Pawar + Omkar Dhakephalkar
2nd: Arnabh Sengupta + Anirudh Anilkumar
3rd: Hritwik Jha + partner

VI. The General Quiz
The new inductees to the club: Rohan Thombre, Sanyukta Chougale, Omkar Joshi, Swapnil Khedkar and Karan Agarwal did a General Quiz that concluded the Quiz Weekend. A 20 question elims followed by top 9 teams (including a draft system) competed in the finals that had 30 questions on IR. The quiz was found out to be easy with very basic fundae and a lot of peters. Despite this, all the teams missed out on answering some interesting questions. The quiz was enjoyed by all.

1st: Arnabh Sengupta + Anirudh Anilkumar + Pawan
2nd: Rohan S. + Saraswat C. + and Ruturaj
3rd: Mayank Pawar + Akshay Parale + Drishti and Aman Shaikh + Omkar Borate + Devansh

        Many new QMs showcased their talents over the weekend. Day 1 saw decent participation as both the quizzes were open. On Day 2 the participation increased for the open Mytho Quiz and the General Quiz as well. Despite short notice, it turned out to be a successful Quiz Weekend for the club.

You can find all the quizzes attached on our Slideshare page here.
Thanks for the read.

Report by: Vrushabh Gudade