Sunday, September 02, 2007

The dark horse uses fairness cream

Just when the leaderboard seemed to be a one-horse race, Ashwan Lewis galloped into the frame of the Bombay Quiz Club. Ashwan, together with Mukund Krishnan, Sarat Rao and Raghu, romped to an emphatic win in the 10th BQC quiz of the season to storm back up to second place in the standings. Rishi Iyengar, the man he displaced, put in a strong showing to come second and slip to third. (Read slowly; this isn't easy.) And Rajiv Rai, shock horror calumny, finished fourth, thus remaining stationary in the BQC League points tally, albeit still the leader by a fair (but diminishing) margin.

Dhananjay Shettigar was the quizmaster, and asked around 70 questions in a superbly balanced quiz. There were two questions involving sado-masochism, two involving rape, but do not go by that, for in tabloid mode I report only the sensational. The quiz was enjoyed by all, and would have passed as family entertainment had a family cared to show up. Ha!

The results:

1st with 36 points
Ashwan Lewis
Mukund Krishnan
Sarat Rao

2nd with 32.5 points
Rishi Iyengar
Prasann Potdar
Govind Grewal
Kartik R

3rd with 27 points
Sumant Srivathsan
Meghashyam Shirodkar
Nandan Krishnaswamy

4th with 25.5 points
Rajiv Rai
Avinash Mudaliar
Sireesh Rao

5th with 22.5 points
Anand Sivasankar
Udatta Duarah
Ajith Prabhakar

6th with 19.5 points
Mahesh Murthy
Ameya Samant
Kedar Shastry

7th with 18.5 points
Amit Varma
Vibhendu Tiwari
Shambhu Shankar
Devang Ghia

8th with 17 points
AP Alagarsamy
Arvind Krishnaswamy
Francis Rodrigues

And now for the standings:

BQC Season Two Standings (from 10 quizzes, as of September 2, 2007)

59.5 points

Rajiv Rai (from 8 quizzes)

48 points
Ashwan Lewis (7)

46.5 points
Rishi Iyengar (8)

38 points
Amit Varma (8)

34 points
Prasann Potdar (6)

29 points
Pradeep Ramarathnam (8)

28 points
Mahesh Murthy (6)

27 points
AP Alagarsamy (8)
S Balakrishnan (6)

26 points
Govind Grewal (9)

24 points
Amit Pandeya (8)
Anand Sivasankar (9)
Kartik Srivatsa (4)

22.5 points
Mukund Krishnan (3)

22 points
Ajith Prabhakar (8)
Sumant Srivathsan (6)

19.5 points
Ameya Samant (8)

17 points
Kedar Shastry (6)

16.5 points
Dhananjay Shettigar (8)

15 points
Vibhendu Tiwari (9)

14 points
Devang Ghia (8)
Samrat Sengupta (3)

11 points
Ajay Ravindran (3)
Meghashyam Shirodkar (2)
Nandan Krishnaswamy (5)

10 points
Aravinda Talluri (1)
Avinash Mudaliar (5)
Neeraj (1)
Nilesh Jain (1)
Tanmay Sharma (2)
Gaurav Singh (1)
Sarat Rao (?)
Raghu (?)

8 points
Hanisha Vaswani (5)

7 points
Akshay Mahajan (1)
Ravi Venkatesh (4)
Rahul Bhaskar (2)
Kartik R (?)

4 points
Francis Rodrigues (5)
Padma Sinha (3)
Pranav Kukreja (1)
Sireesh Talluri Rao (5)
Sushant Raut (5)
Udatta Duarah (2)

The next quiz will be conducted on September 23. Watch this blog for more details.

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