Friday, May 02, 2014

MCBC Cup

We will have our MCBC Cup 2014 (Sports Quiz for Individuals ) on this Sunday on 04th May at Pinstorm (Santa Cruz West) at 11 am (not an usual 3 pm start).
Quiz Masters: Shubhankar "Tour De France" Gokhale and Anannya "East Bengal" Deb
The format of the quiz is as follows:
50 Questions spread out over 4 stages
Stage 1 "Qualifiers": 50 questions, written, open to all who land up and have a writing instrument with them; top 12 scores qualify for next stage, rest metamorphose into audience (or go off for lunch)
Stage 2 "Top 12": 40 questions, Written + IR, Bottom 4 drop out
Stage 3 "Top 8": 36 questions, IR + Lazy Pounce
Stage 4 "Voila Champs Elysee" : 24 questions, Mastermind format (specialised topics) + Pounce
Scores will carry forward to the next round. All questions carry 2 points. Part points will be at the discretion of the quiz master.

Prizes:
There are cash prizes for the top 4
Champion: Rs 750
Runner Up: Rs. 500
3rd & 4th place: Rs 250

Best Under-21 performer: Rs 250
- Subject to a minimum of 5 participants
- Age proof will be required
Please be there by 11 am as we plan to start the proceedings on time.

 Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rajeev Chakravarthy

Rajeev Chakravarthy will he hosting his much awaited (and delayed) quiz this Sunday at Pinstorm. Overseas quizzers who have seen the quiz have rated it very highly. No better way to warm up for Landmark Mumbai on May 1.

Quizmaster: Rajeev Chakravarthy When: 3 PM, Sunday, 20 September, 2009 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). Directions: From the south: If you come north on Linking Road from Bandra to SantaCruz, you'll find a large Benetton Store on the right. At the end of that block is a Kotak Bank at the corner. Take a right and it's the next building, take the first gate and tell the sentry you've come for the quiz. From the north: If you get on to Linking Road at the airplane park end, you'll cross a HDFC Bank. A block later, you'll see a Kotak Bank on the corner - do not cross it. Take a left at that point and it's the building next to Kotak Bank.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quiz Announcement: MCBC Cup 2014 - May 4th 2014

After a successful inaugural edition which saw an international field with participants from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Dubai, we announce the second edition of the MCBC Cup on the 4th of May 2014 at the usual BQC venue i,e. Pinstorm offices in Linking Road, Santa Cruz West at 11 AM

Authors
Shubhankar Gokhale and Anannya Deb

Defending Champion
Atul Mathew

What it is:
For those who came in late, this is a sports quiz for individuals (solo participants). It is open to all people - age no bar, gender no bar, caste no bar, political affiliations no bar, Sachin trolls no bar.

This year, the quiz will include special dedications to four legends who have retired from the sport / suffered a tragedy / left this world recently. 
- Sachin Tendulkar, Clarence Seedorf, Michael Schumacher and Eusebio

Format:
It is a long and grueling event running through 4 rounds of quizzing. There are 150 questions in total split up into four rounds
Round 1: Written Prelims (50 questions)
Round 2: Top 12 (40 questions)
Round 3: Top 8 (36 questions)
Round 4: Top 4 (24 questions)

Scores will carry forward to the next round. All questions carry 2 points. Part points will be at the discretion of the quiz master.

Prizes:
There are cash prizes for the top 4
Champion: Rs 750
Runner Up: Rs. 500
3rd & 4th place: Rs 250

Best Under-21 performer: Rs 250
- Subject to a minimum of 5 participants
- Age proof will be required

To register, log on to Facebook and join the event page

Next week, as we run up to the event, we shall be posting some sample questions. So do join the event guest list.

Copies of the quiz will be mailed to the BQC Paid Subscribers 1 week later. Please do not send me any requests for emailing the quiz. 

Start the push ups.

Quizmaster: Shubhankar Gokhale and Anannya Deb

 When: 11 AM, Sunday, 4th May 2014

Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W).

Friday, April 18, 2014

KQA April General Quiz

We will be having imported quizzes at our BQC session this Sunday at Pinstorm. Vikram Joshi will be doing a re run of last weekend's KQA April General Quiz (set by Ashwin and Raju)

If time permits we will also do an additional history quiz from KQA (Set by Praveen).

Quizmaster:KQA (hosted by Vikram Joshi)   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 20th april 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kaushik Saha

Sorry for the late update. To kick off the new season, kaushik Saha will be the quizmaster his Sunday at bqc. He has planned a long quiz and kept the flavour general. As a side dish, the winner is guaranteed a top spot (joint at least) at the top of the 2014 bqc league table.


Quizmaster: Kaushik Saha When: 3 PM, Sunday, 12 th April 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). Directions: From the south: If you come north on Linking Road from Bandra to SantaCruz, you'll find a large Benetton Store on the right. At the end of that block is a Kotak Bank at the corner. Take a right and it's the next building, take the first gate and tell the sentry you've come for the quiz. From the north: If you get on to Linking Road at the airplane park end, you'll cross a HDFC Bank. A block later, you'll see a Kotak Bank on the corner - do not cross it. Take a left at that point and it's the building next to Kotak Bank.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shamika and Mario

As the Quizzical year is about to set and its patron saint Sri Sri Rajiv Rai about to leave for skyscrapery shores , the BQC will see two rising rising stars make their debut as QMs. MQF gen quiz finalist Shamika and the prodigal youngster Mario Fernando will host their first quiz this Sunday. Both of them have been consistently impressive all through the year and here's our chance to impress them. Don't miss it.


Quizmaster: Shamika and Mario  When: 3 PM, Sunday, 23rd March, 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women's day quiz

After the Irish Open this Sunday at 2 pm, our regular 3 pm session will be a special Womens Day quiz. The quizmaster will be VInoo Sanjay. This is what he says about the quiz.

"We have all wondered, for various reasons, about how to get more women into quizzing. This quiz will not solve that issue. What it will try to do, in honour of International Women's Day on March 8, is acknowledge the achievements of a few noteworthy women - some well-known and some not. Their achievements would be across various fields and roles, and almost always something other than 'just' being the mother, wife or daughter of somebody of the male gender. There will be 40 questions on this theme, with a set of 10 general questions separating the two halves."

The quiz will begin immediately after the Irish open concludes ~~3pm

Quizmaster: Vinoo Sanjay   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 9th March, 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sandeep Mathias

After an exhilarating two days at MQF14, many of us quiz junkies need another fix of quizzing to keep away the withdrawal symptoms .
MQF Gen quiz finalist and rising quiz talent, Sandeep Mathias has just the remedy. He will debut as QM for BQC with a gen quiz to keep us all interested this Sunday 23rd Feb.


Quizmaster:Sandeep Mathias When: 3 PM, Sunday, 23rd Feb., 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W).