Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Pandeya and Potdar show

The immensely strong team of Amit Pandeya, Prasann Potdar, Tanmay Sharma and Kartik Srivatsa stormed to a convincing win in the Ameya Samant quiz a few hours ago. BQC quizzes are often accused of not having enough Indian questions, and Ameya made up for it with a quiz containing more than 80 questions, and largely themed around India.

It must regretfully be stated that there were no questions about Himesh Reshammiya, but it was cantankerous fun otherwise. Francis Rodrigues contributed another 20+ questions, after which Dhananjay Shettigar changed from participant to quizmaster and asked 20 cricket questions. The team placed fifth shot up to second place by cracking seven-and-a-half of those, and those three gentlemen are now rather fond of Mr Shettigar. Not to mention cricket.

But the day belonged to the Pandeya gang. Pandeya combined a steely demeanour right out of Sergio Leone with a ruthlessness to put Godzilla to shame, and chewed up questions like Pac-Man on steroids. His team combined superbly ("the boys played well"), and their win put Prasann Potdar on top of the BQC standings. Alagarsamy who? Rajiv what? The BQC has a new leader, gentlemen!

The results are below, followed by the standings.

1st with 55 points
Amit Pandeya
Prasann Potdar
Tanmay Sharma
Kartik Srivatsa

2nd with 49 points
Anand Sivashankar
Ashwan Lewis
Amit Varma

3rd with 42 points
Padma Sinha
Hanisha Vaswani
Vibhendu Tiwari

4th with 41 points
Pradeep Ramarathnam
Sushant Raut

5th with 39 points
S Balakrishnan
Devang Ghia
Dhananjay Shettigar
Nrupal Chaudhary

6th with 28 points
Arvind Krishnaswamy
Arjun Sinha
Rishi Iyengar
Sarat Rao

And now for the standings, after three quizzes this season:

BQC Season Two Standings (as of June 4, 2007)

17 points

Prasann Potdar (from 3 quizzes)

14 points
Ashwan Lewis (2)

11 points
Dhananjay Shettigar (3)

10 points
Ajit Prabhakar (1)
Amit Pandeya (3)
AP Alagarsamy (2)
Avinash Mudaliar (1)
Kartik Srivatsa (1)
Mahesh Murthy (1)
Rajiv Rai (1)
Tanmay Sharma (2)

8 points
Govind Grewal (2)
Vibhendu Tiwari (2)

7 points
Akshay Mahajan (1)
Amit Varma (1)
Anand Sivashankar (2)
Meghashyam Shirodkar (1)
Pradeep Ramarathnam (2)

4 points
Francis Rodrigues (1)
Hanisha Vaswani (2)
Padma Sinha (2)
Samrat Sengupta (1)
Sushant Raut (2)

The next quiz will be conducted by Arvind Krishnaswamy and Samrat Sengupta on Sunday, June 17, at 3pm. The venue, once again, will be the Pinstorm office. Directions are here.

1 comment:

Samrat said...

a delightfully written report :)