Sunday, February 04, 2007

Enjoyment explodes at the Naveen Unni quiz

The BQC resumed quizzing after quite a while with a quiz by Naveen Unni, conducted at the Pinstorm office in Bandra, a venue generously provided by Pinstorm boss Mahesh Murthy. Twenty-five people turned up and got divided into six teams. The quiz was excellent, with most questions being eminently workoutable. Immense enjoyment was had, and Naveen was duly given joyous bumps later on, as is the tradition for our quizmasters.

The results:

1st with 21 points
Rajiv Rai
Brian D'souza
Francis Rodrigues
AP Alagarsamy

2nd with 18.5 points
Arvind Krishnaswamy
Ravi Venkatesh
Govind Grewal
Souvik Basu

3rd with 17 points
Sumant Srivathsan
Nandan Krishnaswamy
Ajay Ravindran

Other finalists
Kaustubh Chakraborty
Arun Srinivas
Aswin Palanivel
Kartik R

Vibhendu Tiwari
Kartik Srivatsa
Venkatesh Raghavan
Shambhu Shankar

Eva Joshi
Raghu Gopalan
Tanmay Sharma
Amit Varma

And now for the league standings:

BQC Aggregate Points Table (as of February 4, 2007)

Amit Varma: 35.5 from 6 quizzes

AP Alagarsamy: 31 from 4

Ravi Venkatesh: 27 from 5

Vibhendu Tiwari: 24 from 4

Nandan Krishnaswamy: 22.5 from 5

Anand Sivasankar: 22 from 3

Rajiv Rai: 21 from 3
Sumant Srivathsan: 21 from 3

Arvind Krishnaswamy: 20.5 from 5

Rishi: 20 from 5

Naveen Unni: 19 from 3

Prasann: 16 from 3

Souvik Basu: 12.5 from 2

Aadisht Khanna: 12 from 2
Kaushtubh Chakraborty: 12 from 2
Arun Srinivas: 12 from 2
Shiju Thomas: 12 from 2*

Amit Pandeya: 10 from 1
Rohan Khanna: 10 from 1

Govind Grewal: 9 from 2

I haven't compiled the entire standings yet, but there are many people who attended a quiz or two and got points in the single figures. For how the points system works, see here (scroll to the last third of the post).

One thing to note is that when the season ends, we will not take aggregate points, but results from the top 60% of total quizzes. This season, we've had seven quizzes so far, so everyone's best four results count. By that reckoning, here's a virtual leadership chart, listing everyone with more than 20 points:

BQC Effective Leaderboard (as of February 4, 2007)

AP Alagarsamy: 31 from 4

Amit Varma: 29.5

Ravi Venkatesh: 25

Vibhendu Tiwari: 24

Anand Sivasankar: 22

Rajiv Rai: 21
Sumant Srivathsan: 21

Nandan Krishnaswamy: 20.5

Thus, the effective lead of the BQC standings deservedly shifted to AP Alagarsamy with today's quiz, and much fun will surely happen at the top of the table in coming weeks, when quizzing will be more regular. Joy.

*In the last league standings I'd listed Shiju as 10 from 1, but had missed out an earlier quiz where he was a finalist. I've added that to this list.

In case I've made any computing error while compiling the current league table, do let me know.

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