Wednesday, February 04, 2015

MQF 2015 lineup.

All the Quizzes at MQF 2015.

A total prize money of INR 1,10,000 is on offer. here are the details -

Mumbai Local - The MQF General Knowledge Quiz (8th Feb, Sunday, 3 pm
(Full length quiz for teams of 3)
1st Prize - Rs. 9,000
2nd Prize - Rs. 7,500
3rd Prize - Rs. 6,000
4th & 5th Prize - Rs. 1,500
6th, 7th & 8th Prize - Rs. 1,200
(Total: Rs 29,100)
Shivaji Park - The MQF Sports Quiz (7th Feb, Saturday, 9:30 a.m)
The Rangbhavan Experience  - The MQF Entertainment Quiz (7th Feb, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)
Linking Road to Carter Road - The MQF Travel Quiz (8th Feb, Sunday, 9:00 a.m)
(Full Length quizzes for teams of 3)
1st Prize - Rs. 6,000
2nd Prize - Rs. 4,500
3rd Prize - Rs. 3,000
4th & 5th Prize - Rs. 900
6th, 7th & 8th Prize - Rs. 600
(Total: Rs 60,300)
College Katta - The MQF POP Quiz (7th Feb, Saturday, 2 pm)
Kalina Campus - The MQF Social Sciences Quiz (8th Feb, Sunday, 1:30 pm)
Short length Written quizzes for teams of 2
1st Prize: Rs. 3,600
2nd Prize: Rs. 2.400
3rd Prize: Rs. 1,200
(Total: Rs. 14,400)
What this means:
If you win all the quizzes (unlikely but suppose you do) and you split the money equitably with your team mates, you can get Rs 12,600 over two days of quizzing.
Or take the other extreme. You make it to the final of all the four quizzes but you finish 4th. You get Rs 1,200. That will cover your Uber cab fare to and fro. Or a 30 ml shot of Johnny Walker at The Jewel of India across the corridor. Or 3 khambas of Old Monk from the nearest wine shop at Worli Naka. That's how awesome our quizzes are. Like the finest single malt or dark rum around.

Directions to the venue - 

The location of the Mumbai Quiz Festival is the auditorium in Hall of Harmony at the Nehru Science Center on Annie Besant Road in Worli, Mumbai.
-- If you're coming from Santacruz domestic airport directly, take a taxi to the venue in Worli. The Bandra-Worli sea link will cut your journey of about 35 mins by half (however, you will have to pay a toll of Rs 55)
-- From the outstation railway stations at Dadar, Bandra, Kurla or CST, take a taxi to the venue in Worli, Mumbai.
-- If you're taking the city trains, the closest station is Mahalaxmi on the Western Railway line. Take a cab from there to the venue in Worli, Mumbai.
In all cases, ONLY pay by meter - Bombaywallahs will not pay one buck more than needed. (Please note: Auto-rickshaws DO NOT operate in South Mumbai where the venue is)

We hope to see you there on Saturday.




Friday, January 09, 2015

MQF 2015

The annual Mumbai Quiz Festival is back on the 7th and 8th of February 2015 - with the venue remaining the same as last year; The Hall of Harmony at the Nehru Centre in Worli, Mumbai.

We have an awesome line-up of 6 quizzes over the 2 days with more than 1 lakh Rs. cash prizes (not "worth", no "vouchers) - actual cash.

The main 4 quizzes are:
Sports Quiz (Prelims + Final)
Entertainment Quiz (Prelims + Final)
Travel and Lifestyle Quiz (Prelims + Final)
General Quiz (Prelims + Final)

There are also 2 smaller written quizzes. More details on them will be shared in a week.

All quizzes are open to everyone. Team size is upto 3 members per team. Don't worry if you don't have a full team - do come, we'll find you people to partner with.
More details coming up. This is primarily to allow you and your quizzer friends to take advantage of any airline sales for that period..

Friday, December 12, 2014

Asean Quiz



The penultimate quiz of 2014 will be brought from overseas. The BQC will host the IR round of the Asean Quiz championship which was held last month in Manila. The Questions having been contributed by over 40 quizmasters across the world and collated by BQC veteran Rajiv Rai, It has world class written all over it. 90 top questions to keep you interested on an on an otherwise event-less Sunday.
The quiz was meant for teams of 4, but we will employ our usual BQC quizsaathi algorithm, so all you need to do is just show up. For all those planning to resolve to attend quizzes from 2015, take a little head start, there’s no better quiz than this one for it.

Quizmaster: Various Artists
 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). 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sachin Deshpande

This Sunday, Sachin Deshpande will return to conduct a full-length quiz, following the excellent quiz he and Karthik hosted earlier this year. Given Sachin's tremendous performance at BQC quizzes so far, one can expect nothing less than an absolute treat. Also, since he is one of the quizmasters at the Mumbai Quiz Festival early next year, it may be a good idea to attend this quiz to deconstruct his style and push up for what it's worth.

Quizmaster: Sachin Deshpande   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 30th november 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, November 19, 2014

Jagdeep Kannarath

This Sunday, Jagdeep Kannarath takes centrestage at the BQC, with what is decidedly not a Geography Quiz. The quiz, set in collaboration with Sundesh Shetty who has now departed for the US, is a General Quiz with the world map as a backdrop. Teams have to choose a region on the map on their turn, and the questions they get will pertain to that region.
Jagdeep has always been an innovator, and one hopes that the in-PPT scoring system he has developed will also debut at the BQC with what will be his own debut as quizmaster. Either way, this quiz will certainly be worth missing some business quiz final in South Mumbai for.


Quizmaster: Jagdeep Kannarath When: 3 PM, Sunday, 23rd november 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, November 01, 2014

Persiflage

Books will be the flavour of the day on November 4th. Sumant Srivathsan will host Persiflage, the annual KQA Books quiz composed by himself and Thejaswi Udupa. Being held in Mumbai for the first time, it will be a treat for all book fans, like it is every year. Don't miss it.
.Quizmaster: Sumant Srivathsan + Thejaswi Udupa   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 2nd november 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, October 22, 2014

Diwali Double

When a regular 2-day weekend has 1 quiz at Pinstorm, isn't it only natural that a 4-day weekend should have 2?
We start this Sunday with the Oasis Lone Wolf written quiz set by the English Language Activities Society of BITS Pilani - arguably the finest open quiz in the country set entirely by college students. Suvajit Chakraborty will be Proctor, and you will need to mail him with your name at chakrabortysuvajit@gmail.com should you want to participate, since he needs to get an idea of the number of photocopies of the questions to be made. Request you to mail him only if you are sure of attending, since absenteeism derails us from doing our bit to conserve the environment.
Once we cross the Oasis, deser...I mean, dessert will be served by Rajeev Chakravarthi. His short General Quiz will be the perfect way to top off the long weekend.
3 p.m. at Pinstorm then on Sunday, 26 October. For more details on the venue, please note the About section of the page.
On behalf of the Bombay Quiz Club, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy Diwali.

Quizmaster: BITS Pilani and Rajeev Chakravarthy   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 26th October. 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).

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kaushik Saha sports quiz

And right after the Mood Indigo Lone Wolf prelims, we have our regular Sunday session at Pinstorm. Kaushik Saha will re-run the India-themed Sports Quiz he and Titash Banerjea set for the India Quiz Festival organised during the Independence Day weekend in Kolkata.
For a change, therefore, the focus shall move from Narendra Modi to Narendra Hirwani and Syed Modi. Our quizmaster, however, shall be just as entertaining as ever, and if the reviews from Kolkata are any indication, folks in Mumbai are in for a treat.




Quizmaster: Kaushik Saha   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 12th October 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).