Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The next BQC quiz...

... will be conducted by Ameya Samant at 3pm on June 3 at the Pinstorm office. (Directions here.) Francis Rodrigues will be pitching in with a few questions as well. Ameya informs me, "The theme for a major part of the quiz will be India (heavy doses of Bollywood, television, media and advertising through the years)." Do come.

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)

11 points
Dhananjay Shettigar (from 2 quizzes)

10 points
Ajit Prabhakar (1)
AP Alagarsamy (2)
Avinash Mudaliar (1)
Mahesh Murthy (1)
Rajiv Rai (1)

8 points
Govind Grewal (2)

7 points
Akshay Mahajan (1)
Ashwan Lewis (1)
Meghashyam Shirodkar (1)
Pradeep Ramarathnam (1)
Prasann Potdar (2)

4 points
Francis Rodrigues (1)
Samrat Sengupta (1)
Sushant (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!


Anonymous said...

One correction, I have attended only one quiz this season and I guess so has Samrat.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, my confusion. Am changing now, thanks for letting me know...

Anonymous said...


I couldn't find email addresses for the moderators of this blog, hence posting in the comments section. Will appreciate it if you could post this on the blog, and circulate it in the Bombay quizzing list(s).

Thanks and regards


Sub: ACE 2007 Corporate Quiz

Calling quizzers from Hyderabad and Beyond

The Hyderabad chapter ( of Asha
( invites you to take part in our annual
signature fundraising event, the ACE 2007 Corporate Quiz

Date: June 16, Saturday
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Khemka Auditorium, Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Registration fees: Rs. 5000 per team, Rs. 4000 per team if more than
one team represents the same corporate

This is a general quiz that will be conducted by Quizerati

Prizes worth Rs. 60,000 to be won.

Funds raised from the event will be used to support the mid-day meal
programme at the Ramakrishna Upper Primary School, Yellammabanda,
Kukatpally, Hyderabad. Most of the kids in this school are children of
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We need your help! If you want to participate, please download and
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and contact us. If you can help us find sponsors for the event, please
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and share it with prospects.

Do let me know if there are any questions.

Ravi Mundoli
98494 19142