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).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

VIkram Joshi + Souvik Basu

Vikram Joshi, arguably (and statistically too) the greatest written quizzer India has ever produced, now takes the quizmaster's chair with his own written quiz. This quiz was initially set for K-Circle in Hyderabad, and the plaudits received by the quiz there should be testimony to what's in store for us this Sunday.
Once Vikram gets done with World Quiz level stuff, it will be Souvik Basu's turn to bring us back to our country and our times. Souvik will re-run his India after Independence Quiz, originally set for the India Quiz Festival in Kolkata during the Independence Day weekend.
3 p.m. at Pinstorm, Santa Cruz (W) as always.

Quizmaster: Vikram Joshi & Souvik Basu  When: 3 PM, Sunday, 14 September, 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).

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It started off as the TIMES quiz, he thought of calling it the SMITE quiz, but by popular demand, it is being called the ITEMS quiz. Aniket Khasgiwale has made a quiz on the Internet, Travel, Entertainment, Media and Science, and he will host it for the BQC on 7th September.
As usual, 3 PM at Pinstorm.

Quizmaster: Aniket Khasgiwale   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 7 September 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, August 20, 2014

Literature Quiz

The Kala Ghoda Literature Quiz used to be a highlight of the BQC calender. But since the KGAF guys have moved on to more populist ventures, we have brought the Quiz indoors. With 2 veterans hosting it, it will be nothing short of exceptional. Even if Literature is not your thing, do come over as the Questions will appeal to the puritans and the general populace alike. Like co-QM Abhinav Dasgupta puts it,-  "there will be questions celebrating the fact that there is a little bit of Literature in everything, be it History, Geography, Science, Art, Entertainment, Food or even our favourite quizzing specialisation - Sports!"

Quizmaster: Abhinav Dasgupta and Rajeev Chakravarthy   When: 3 PM, Sunday, 24th August 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). 

We're back.

Apologies for the blog being dormant for a while. We are back in action now and Quiz updates will be posted regularly here. Please make sure you check he blog latest by Friday night for a Sunday Quiz.

The lust for knowledge is Gods gift to us. The BQC is our gift back to God.

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).