Wednesday, May 30, 2007
And ah, what are the league standings like now? Has Rajiv Rai put current champion AP Alagarsamy in his place yet? Has Avinash Mudaliar shaken up the scene with a grand entry? Has Dhoomketu emerged from his self-imposed exile to show everyone who's boss? Has this author, who led for much of the last season, gotten back his groove?
Well, Dhoomketu remains absent, and newcomers have begun to believe to that he is an urban legend, and never actually existed. I haven't taken part in a quiz this season yet. But the pot's been stirred up a bit in the two quizzes so far, as you'll see below.
Before the standings, a quick word on format: Unlike last last year, all finalists do not get points. Only the top three teams get points, with 10 each for the people who come first, 7 for second and 4 for third. In a quiz where there actually are elims, finalists get two points each. The standings, then:
BQC Season Two Standings (as of May 31, 2007)
Dhananjay Shettigar (from 2 quizzes)
Ajit Prabhakar (1)
AP Alagarsamy (2)
Avinash Mudaliar (1)
Mahesh Murthy (1)
Rajiv Rai (1)
Govind Grewal (2)
Akshay Mahajan (1)
Ashwan Lewis (1)
Meghashyam Shirodkar (1)
Pradeep Ramarathnam (1)
Prasann Potdar (2)
Francis Rodrigues (1)
Samrat Sengupta (1)
Vibhendu Tiwari (1)
The total number of quizzes in the season will be 24, so there's a long way to go. Come and join the fun!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Amit Varma, Sumant Srivathsan and Rishi Iyengar conducted 3 fantastic quizzes at the Pinstorm office in Bandra last Sunday. The questions spanned diverse topics - from the size of men’s private parts to operas of Philip Glass - and were thoroughly enjoyed( the questions, not the private parts) by the 30-odd participants. Team 7 and Team 8 got off to an early lead but Team 5 won in the end, edging out Team 1 by a solitary point.
After an evening of healthy quizzing, everybody went home, but not before paying their respects to Cthulhu.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
BQC Quiz: Season Two: Quiz Two
Quizmasters: Sumant Srivathsan, Rishi Iyengar and Amit Varma
Time: 3.00 pm, May 20, 2007
Venue: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz West.
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 a meeting.
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.
This is an annual solo quiz, details below, from an email by Ashwan Lewis:
The Karnataka Quiz Association will hold the third edition of
Mahaquizzer, the annual solo quiz contest, in Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai,
Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and New Delhi on Sunday,
27 May 2007
Mahaquizzer is a written quiz; 150 general questions to be answered
in 90 minutes.
Prizes will be awarded to the person with the top score in each city,
as also to the best woman entrant, the best college entrant and the
best school entrant in each city.
The person with the top score across the cities will hold the title
of Mahaquizzer for this year. The winner will also receive the Wing
Commander Mulky Memorial Trophy for Quizzing Excellence from Wingco's
family on Sunday, 24 June at the time of the KQA Anniversary.
Date of contest: Sunday, 27 May 2007
Time: 1000hrs-1130hrs at all venues
No entry fee
Open to all (above the age of 12)
A list of venues and city coordinators will be announced in a
Please do register in advance to ensure good seating!
To register, email kqaquizzes at gmail.com with the name of the city
where you would like to appear mentioned clearly in the subject
header (e.g. SUB: Mahaquizzer-Mumbai)
Enquiries may be addressed to Arul Mani ( arul.mani at gmail.com, call
Sunday, May 06, 2007
The results are as follows:
Mahesh Murthy and Alagarsamy: 195
Pradeep Ramarathnam and Prasanna Potdar: 170
Francis Rodrigues, Dhananjay Shettigar and Govind Grewal: 160
Amit Pandeya and Siddartha Vaidyanathan: 140
Bala and Tanmay Sharma: 140
Ameya Samant and Prasanna Ganesh: 130
Alagar is off to an early lead in the second season of the BQC league.
The questions will be put up in the files section of our google group