ASKQANCE 2016–A round-up
The semifinals and finals of MegaWhats 2016 – the national flagship team quizzing championship of the KQA took place on Day 1 of asKQAnce 2016.
The first semis saw a close fight ending in a tiebreaker between two teams with Metaquizziks from Bangalore eventually prevailing over the Travelling Pillsburys from Mumbai. They joined the top three teams from this semi, Ingit Bergman – Mumbai, Swami and Friends – Hyderabad and We Are Like This Wonly – Bangalore.
In the second semifinal QED-Chennai won, with Remembrance of Things Fast-Chennai a close second. Matunga Manram-Mumbai finished third and Aardvarks-Delhi pipped a couple of other teams to take fourth place.
After a riveting final, there was a new champion – Remembrance of Things Fast – Chennai, represented by Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar, Srinath Bashyam and Manu Sudhakar.
QED from Chennai with Samanth, Sankhya, Gopal and Jayakanthan finished second.
Waltwo from Bangalore with Thejaswi, Anustup, Arun and Ochintya finished third.
The quiz was set by Mitesh Agarwal and Venkatesh Srinivasan.
The @Knappily India Quiz was conducted on Saturday, 25 June 2016 by Ochintya Sharma and Alagarsamy AP. After a closely fought prelims, the following eight teams made it to the finals with these final standings:
Winners – The Travelling Pillsburies – Mumbai
Runners-up – Memory Blank – Chennai
3rd Place – Inmaniacs – Kovai
Hammer and Tongs
KQA would also like to acknowledge and thank @Knappily, who sponsored this quiz. Do look them up on the Play Store.
Double Sculls – the written sports quiz was conducted on Saturday, 25 June 2016 by Ashwin Kumar and Rajagopal PS. The quiz had a huge turnout and teams attempted 45 questions in writing.
After a close finish, the podium finishers were:
Winners – Venkatraghavan S and Aniket Khasgiwale
Runners-up – Vinoo Sanjay and Atul Mathew
3rd Place – Sankhya and Sreeram
The movies quiz at ASKQANCE 2016 – Son of Lumiere was conducted on Day II of Askqance by Santosh Swaminathan and Anustup Datta. The marathon quiz with loads of movie clips from multiple language films went on till the wee hours of the night and in the end, the top three were:
Winners – Metaquizziks – Varun, Priyambad, Ashwin and Shiv
Runners-up – QED – Samanth, Jayakanthan, Gopal and TKB
3rd Place – Mavericks – Ramkey, Dr Chandrashekar, Nikhil and Atul
Day 3 at ASKQANCE 2016 started with Collected Works – the Arts Quiz by Varun Rajiv and Vivek Karthikeyan. After a 30-questions prelims, which was well enjoyed and cracked by the teams, the Top eight teams made it to the final, with QED from Chennai coming out trumps, at the end of the finals. There was a tie-break for second spot, in which Remembrance of Things Fast pipped Matunga Manram to second place.
Winners – QED – 255 points
Runners-up – Remembrance of Things Fast – tied on 170
3rd Place – Matunga Manram – tied on 170
Other Finalists in order of scores
Insignificant Others – 165
Hammer and Tongs – 150
Travelling Pillsburys – 135
We Are Like This (W)only – 125
Go Goya Gone – 115
The flagship General Quiz at Askqance – Sesame, saw a huge number of teams attempt the prelims (nearly 50 teams). After a tightly contested 40-questions prelims, a long finals began – a quiz in two halves, respectively by Thejaswi Udupa and Arul Mani.
After 75+ questions in the finals, there was a tie between two teams – The Travelling Pillsburys from Mumbai and QED from Chennai – the tie was resolved after the second tie-breaker question and QED emerged champions.
The final standings were:
Winners – QED – 385 points
2nd Place – The Travelling Pillsburys – 385
3rd Place – Matunga Manram – 370
We Are Like This Wonly – 335
Swami and Friends – 305
Rebel Alliance – 295 tied with Remembrance of Things Fast – 295
Metaquizziks – 260
The three-day quiz festival ended with the fun-AJM quiz. Despite the late start, almost 50 people stayed back – a mix of Bangaloreans and outstation quizzers. Beginning with a twin List-It round, Sai Ganesh, Kaustuba Venugopal and Abhishek Upadhya, regaled the participants with some fun questions, PJs and fantastic fundas.
The quiz ended with two large teams of about 20 people each, and much chaos on the pounce! The team which had Jayakanthan R and Rajagopal PS among others won the quiz, as the event wound up post 10 PM on Sunday.Thanks to everyone who stayed back and to the QMs for a very interesting and fun quiz – the perfect way to end the fest.
KQA thanks all the QMs, and all the teams for a memorable ASKQANCE 2016.