MegaWhats 2018 – the semifinalists

These are the line-ups of the two MegaWhats 2018 semi-finals scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018.

Teams in Semi-final 1 are requested to report by 1400 Hrs latest. The quiz will start at 1430 Hrs. The second semi-final will start at 1615 Hrs; please report by 1545 Hrs at least.

The team “Feni Vidi Vici” from Goa have confirmed their inability to make it, and their slot has been given to “Memory Blank” from Chennai.

The line-up was formed simply by ranking the 16 teams by score and sorting into even and odd ranked teams. Ties were resolved by using the first incorrect answer. Please note that request for moving to the other semi-final will not be entertained.

Semi-Final 1

1.    Aardvarks – New Delhi

2.    Insignificant Others – Chennai

3.    Remembrance of Things Fast – Chennai

4.    We Are Like This (W)Only – Bengaluru

5.    The Travelling Pillsburys – Mumbai

6.    Hammer and Tongs – Kolkata

7.    Sheikh Yerboutis – Dubai

8.    The Colonels and their Batmen – Pune

Semi-Final 2

1.    QED – Chennai

2.    BMQJ – Bengaluru

3.    CIDs from Kerala – Bengaluru

4.    Zulfiqar-e-Ingit – Mumbai

5.    Matunga Manram – Mumbai

6.    Memory Blank – Chennai

7.    Swami and Friends – Hyderabad

8.    Tequila Mockingbirds – Thrissur

AsKQAnce 2018 – Schedule

AsKQAnce 2018, KQA’s annual quiz fest – the Woodstock of quizzing (it’s fun?), the Burj Khalifa of buildings (it’s big?), the Pacific of oceans (it’ll be peaceful?), the Silk Board of traffic jams (lots of people?), the Manoj Prabhakar of 90s all-rounders (er… what?), the Tesla Model 3 of heightened expectations (maybe not), the original iPhone launch event of #hype (please stop), the… uh, Thejaswi Udupa of Twitter (…) – is just one month away!

Here’s the final schedule:

Friday, June 29th

1030 AM: MahaMahaquizzer

A showdown between the Top 16 (well, #17 and #18 made it after some dropouts) of Mahaquizzer 2017.

QMs: Avinash Thirumalai, Movin Miranda, Sai Ganesh, Sreyashi Dastidar.

230 PM: MegaWhats (semi finals and finals)

For the 16 qualifiers from MegaWhats 2018.

QMs: Mitesh Agarwal, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan.

Saturday, June 30th

10 AM: The Arts quiz

An open quiz on the Arts, for teams of 4.

QMs: Lakshana Kripash, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen Kumar VR, Hrishikesh Varma

3 PM: Son of Lumiere 

An open quiz on Movies, for teams of 4.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa, Varun Rajiv

Sunday, July 1st

930 AM: The G.S. Hiranyappa Memorial Quiz

An open quiz on History/Geography for teams of 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Nagaratna Patil, Rajagopal PS

230 PM: Sesame

The Open general quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

The venue for all three days is the Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT) on Queens Road.

So book your tickets, make your plans, and just come off!

Results of Mega-Whats 2018

MegaWhats 2018 was attempted by 111 teams in fifteen centres across India, Dubai, and Kuwait. Teams had to try their hand at 76 questions, across two sections, for a maximum score of 100 points.

As before, we are selecting the Top 10 teams from among the city-winners, and the next six highest scoring teams to face-off in the semi-finals to be held at asKQAnce 2018 in Bengaluru.

The highest score in the country, 83 points, was recorded by Aardvarks from New Delhi consisting of Amrit Chetia, Aryapriya Ganguly, Kunal Savarkar, and Rahul S Kottalgi. One other team, QED, from Chennai crossed the 80-points mark, with a score of 81 points.

The Bangalore edition saw an unprecedented tie, which was resolved through sudden-death; BMQJ comprising Ashwin Kumar, EM Bhargava, Santosh Swaminathan, and Varun Rajiv topped the Bangalore edition with 76 points, narrowly edging out the CIDs from Kerala (Krishnamurthi J, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen Kumar VR, and Hrishi Varma) who had the same score. Reigning National Champions, We Are Like This Wonly, were close behind with 75 points. All three teams qualified for the semi-finals.

The city winners from the following ten cities have qualified for the semi-finals:

  1. New Delhi – Aardvarks – 83
  2. Chennai – QED – 81
  3. Bengaluru – BMQJ – 76
  4. Mumbai – Zulfikar-e-Ingit – 75
  5. Kolkata – Hammer and Tongs – 71
  6. Dubai – Sheikh Yerboutis – 68
  7. Goa – Feni, Vidi, Vici – 57
  8. Hyderabad – Swami and Friends – 54
  9. Pune – The Colonels and their Batmen – 47
  10. Thrissur – Tequila Mockingbirds – 44

The next six teams to qualify are:

  1. Insignificant Others – Chennai – 78
  2. Remembrance of Things Fast – Chennai – 76
  3. CIDs from Kerala – Bangalore – 76
  4. We Are Like This Wonly – Bangalore – 75
  5. Travelling Pillsburys – Mumbai – 73
  6. Matunga Manram – Mumbai – 71

All these teams are required to confirm their availability for attending the semi-finals of MegaWhats scheduled on Friday, June 29 at 2 PM. Please send an email before May 31 to venkyiimb@gmail.com confirming your team’s attendance for the same. If any teams drop out, then the team with the next highest score, starting with Memory Blank from Chennai, will be offered their slot.

A team from DPS Noida, calling themselves Sniper Gang #420 No Scope consisting of Ayuj, Bathik, Jaivardhan, and Pranava, recorded the highest score among all school teams with an excellent score of 39 points. A team from IIT Madras calling themselves Better Call Paul comprising Ferril Samal, Gerleo Nimalan, Paul Martin, and Sukruth K topped the college category across India with 48 points.

The Top five scores recorded in Bengaluru included the three teams mentioned in the qualifier lists above; the fourth place was secured by SJC Quizzers with 67 points, while Sridevis and an Extra took fifth place with 61 points. The school team with the highest score was a team comprising Aaditya Kannan (PSBBLLA), Prajwal G (Sri Kumaran’s), and Saishyam Srikanth (Vagdevi Vilas) with 15 points, while Team How2 comprising Dhruv Sriram, Sathvik A, Tejas B, Varun Murthy topped the college track with 39 points.

Our congratulations to all the participants, and to the winners. Many thanks to all the quiz associations, proctors, and others who helped make MegaWhats 2018 city prelims, a success. Hoping to see all of you at asKQAnce 2018 starting June 29, 2018. Detailed scores can be found below.

  MegaWhats 2018 Leaderboard     
#TeamCityCategoryScoreStatus
1AardvarksNew DelhiOpen83National Winner (Q)
2QEDChennaiOpen81City Winner (Q)
3Insignificant OthersChennaiOpen78Q
4BMQJBengaluruOpen76City Winner (Q) On tiebreak
5Remembrance Of Things FastChennaiOpen76Q
6CIDs from KeralaBengaluruOpen76Q
7WALTW(o)BengaluruOpen75Q
8Zulfikar E IngitMumbaiOpen75City Winner (Q)
9Travelling PillsburysMumbaiOpen73Q
10Matunga ManramMumbaiOpen71Q
11Hammer and TongsKolkataOpen71City Winner (Q)
12Memory BlankChennaiOpen69
13Delhi RumNew DelhiOpen69
14Sheikh YerboutisDubaiOpen68City Winner (Q)
15SJC QuizzersBengaluruOpen67
16Sridevis and an extraBengaluruOpen61
17Theim.NeinMumbaiOpen59
18Forecasting CouchBengaluruOpen58
19Peter PanchaliBengaluruOpen58
20Three CornersDubaiOpen58
21InmaniacsKolkataOpen58
22Feni Vidi Vici GoaOpen57City Winner (Q)
23Whistler's Mother's DayMumbaiOpen57
24Rebel AllianceChennaiOpen57
25Answering ServiceKolkataOpen56
26The ExtremophilesKolkataOpen56
27Swami and FriendsHyderabadOpen54City Winner (Q)
28Milo’s FourmenNew DelhiOpen54
29Boka JuniorsKolkataOpen54
30Almost FirstHyderabadOpen53
31Siddharth, Sreekanth, Kaustubh and AtulNew DelhiOpen53
32QMKChennaiOpen51
33Surreal and FluoroscentNew DelhiOpen51
34Better Call PaulChennaiCollege48Natl. College WinnerIIT-Madras
35Four StudiesBengaluruOpen48
36The Colonels and their BatmenPuneOpen47City Winner (Q)
37Cobbled and SewnPuneOpen44
38RASS-MalaiNew DelhiOpen44
39Tequila MockingbirdsThrissurOpen44City Winner (Q)
403 Men in a 500D to say nothing of GiriBengaluruOpen43
41Paper St Soap Co.BengaluruOpen43
42Jyothi, Shafeeq, Prasanth, AnandBengaluruOpen43
43Tom’s Dick HarryNew DelhiOpen43
44Young Guys (& their Seaman)GoaOpen41
45Rasagola RevolutionariesBhubaneswarOpen40City Winner
46Parantap,Prateek, Raman & SandeepMumbaiOpen40
47P.S. I don't Love YouChennaiCollege39
48How2BengaluruCollege39BLR College Winner
49Sniper Gang #420NoScopeNew DelhiSchool39Natl School Winner(DPS Noida)
50Last Minute Registrations FTWNew DelhiOpen39
51Mallus ForemenThrissurOpen39
52May the fourth be with us!MumbaiOpen38
53Rags To RichesHyderabadOpen38
54Maa Maati Manushi ChillarPuneOpen37
55Lone Wolf No CubNew DelhiCollege37
56Tiruppur TughlaqsCoimbatoreOpen37City Winner
57Misplaced MisfitsBengaluruOpen36
58Hum Honge Kamyaab Ek DinHyderabadOpen36
59Masha DinkaThrissurOpen36
603 Men and a GOATBengaluruOpen35
613 Freshmen in a Boat (To say nothing of the Secy)New DelhiCollege35
62Movers and ChandrashekarGoaOpen35
63Gang Of SpoilersBhubaneswarCollege34
64Dr Jose and the PussycatsBengaluruOpen33
65BeatallicaBengaluruOpen32
66D’Artagnan and MuskeetersNew DelhiCollege32
67Gajiro ke SaudagarTezpurCollege31City Winner
68Failed to RegisterPuneOpen30
69Inglorious BasterdsPuneCollege30
70What-MenGoaOpen29
71Dramedy of the CommonsBengaluruOpen28
72Introvert, Extrovert, Javert and Lil Uzi VertMumbaiOpen28
73Ramesh Athreya , Dr. Bobby & Meera ManojKuwaitOpen28
74NIT-K LSO - ABengaluruCollege27
75GareebBengaluruCollege27
76Elongated MuskratsHyderabadOpen26
77On Shaikhy GroundHyderabadOpen26
78Da-Lit AFNew DelhiSchool26
79Victorias SecretCoimbatoreOpen26
80DBCBengaluruOpen25
81First-TimersBengaluruOpen25
82Fire in the Pot BellyHyderabadOpen25
83Daft Punk-ajKolkataCollege25
84SeriussKolkataCollege24
85Unnikrishnan and AnandThrissurOpen24
86Inglorious PounceterdsNew DelhiSchool23
87Curd rice cartel plus GujjuGoaCollege23
88MadnessPuneOpen22
89Remembrance of Things LastNew DelhiOpen22
90Baba Ramdev Have you any food?MumbaiOpen20
91Betta call KaulGoaCollege20
92Anil and GigiThrissurOpen20
93Iruttu Araiyil MegawattsCoimbatoreCollege18
94We Are A CaarTrivandrumOpen16
95MahismatiNew DelhiOpen16
96Reservoir DogesPuneCollege15
97HuMann Ki BaatBengaluruSchool15
98The 4 letter wordCoimbatoreCollege15
99Nanda, Mukilan, Srinith, Jitendran CoimbatoreCollege15
100TU r lorahokolTezpurCollege14
101Jayasuriya, Shrinivas, AnirudhCoimbatoreSchool14
102The DefendersPuneOpen12
103Sharon Thomas , Emily Cherian, Emma Cherian & Kurian ThomasKuwaitSchool12
104BadfellasThrissurSchool11
105AjiknowmotoBengaluruSchool10
106A.M.A.RNew DelhiSchool9
107Quizipedia of DodoBengaluruSchool8
108Unusual SuspectsPuneOpen7
109Team IITrivandrumOpen7
110Why So Serious?BhubaneswarSchool5
111Fauji BratsNew DelhiOpen5

asKQAnce 2018

asKQAnce 2018, the annual KQA jamboree, the original Woodstock of quizzing, is scheduled for June 29th, June 30th, and July 1st.

Here’s what we have lined up.

June 29th, 2018, Friday.

Morning session: Mahamahaquizzer, a showdown between the Top 16 of Mahaquizzer 2017.

QMs: Movin Miranda, Sai Ganesh, Sreyashi Dastidar, Avinash Thirumalai

Afternoon/Evening session: MegaWhats (semi-finals and finals), for the qualifiers from MegaWhats, the team written quiz that will be held countrywide on May 13th, 2018

QMs: Mitesh Agarwal, Vivek Karthikeyan, Venkatesh S

June 30th, 2018, Saturday

930 am: The KQA Arts Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Lakshana Kripash, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen Kumar VR, Hrishikesh Varma

3pm: Son of Lumiere, the KQA Movies Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a (very short) written prelim followed by a (short) final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Varun Rajiv, Thejaswi Udupa

July 1st, 2018, Sunday

930am:  The GS Hiranyappa Memorial Quiz, the History & Geography Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Rajagopal PS, Nagaratna Patil

3pm: Sesame, asKQAnce’s flagship General Open Quiz, for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

Outstation teams, go ahead and book your tickets. We’d love to have you all back again this year.

asKQAnce 2017 Day 2 Results

Here are asKQAnce 2017 Day 2 results.
 
Sans Curry, the India Quiz
 
I – Zulfiqer-e-Fidel – 203 points
II – Hammer and Tongs – 180 points
III – Traveling Pillsburies – 173 points
IV – Aardvarks – 155 points
V – Forecasting Couch – 150 points
VI – Memory Blanks – 146 points
VII – Nexus Baggage – 135 points
VIII – Thirupur Tughlaqs – 85 points
 
Not Just Cricket, the Sports Quiz
 
I – Prithwish Datta and Deepanjan Deb – 37 points
II – Rohit Suresh and Vivek Karthikeyan – 36 points
III – Arun Hiregange and Thejaswi Udupa/
Vinoo Sanjay and Atul Mathew – 34 points (tied)
 
 
Son of Lumiere, the Movies Quiz
 
I – Matunga Manram (Vinoo Sanjay, Vibhendu Tewari, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sondhe) – 270 points
II – Inglorious Basterd Sons of Lumiere (TK Balaji, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R, Gopal Kidao) – 260 points
III – Aardvarks (Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia, Shreeram) – 241 points
IV – CIDs from Kerala (Jinson Chacko, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Chandrakant Nair) – 233 points
V – Much Ozu About Nothing (Debanjan Bose, Priyanka Mukherjee, Bedyas Datta, Abir Bhattacharya) – 226 points
VI – Hammer and Tongs (Aniruddha Bhattacharjee, Shouvik Guha, Kinshuk Biswas, Samanway Bannerjee) – 205 points
VII – Sheikh Yerboutis (Ramkey V, Alok, Krishnamurthi G, Shafeek) – 161 points
VIII – Insignificant Others (Vijaysarathy, Sankhya, Mario Fernando, Priyambad Pattnaik) – 156 points
 
Congrats all!

asKQAnce 2017 Day 1 – Megawhats megafinals results

Here are the results of the Megawhats megafinals that concluded Day 1 of asKQAnce.

I – We Are Like This (W)only (Anustup Datta, Movin Miranda, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa) – 270 points

II – QED (Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Swaminathan G, Gopal Kidao) – 245 points (won the tiebreak for the second place)

III – BMQJ (Varun Rajiv, Santosh Swaminathan, Ashwin Kumar, Bhargava EM) – 245 points

IV – Travelling Pillsburies (Rajiv Rai, Vikram Joshi, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tiwari) – 230 points

V – Aardvarks (Rahul Kottalgi, Sreshth Shah, Amrit P Chetia, Aryapriya Ganguly) – 223 points

VI – Remembrance of Things Fast (Kiran Vijaykumar, Manu Sudhakar, Navin Rajaram, Srinath Bhashyam) – 181 points

VII – Hammer and Tongs (Shouvik Guha, Jayashree Mohanka, Anil Vaswani, Kinshuk Biswas) – 170 points

VIII – Forecasting Couch (Suresh Ramasubramanian, Nishanth Raman, Ajay Parasuraman, Keshav Atreya) – 135 points

Congratulations to all!

asKQAnce 2017 Day 1 – Mahamahaquizzer Results

After a marathon session lasting five hours and over a hundred questions, these were the final standings of Mahamahaquizzer.

I – Samanth Subramanian – 320
II – Arul Mani – 275
III – Vikram Joshi – 265
IV – Thejaswi Udupa – 254
V – Vinoo Sanjay – 243
VI – Suraj Menon – 229
VII – Rahul Kottalgi – 228
VIII – Ravi Mundoli – 207

Congratulations to all!

AsKQAnce 2017 Schedule

The original orgy of quizzing is back this week, celebrating the 34th anniversary of KQA. Three days, seven quizzes, twenty two quizmasters.

Here’s the schedule.

Friday, June 30th

I

Mahamahaquizzer – A solo quiz where past winners of Mahaquizzers battle against the top 8 of the latest edition. There will be two semi-finals, followed by a final.

QM team: Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijaykumar, Urmila Lakshmanan, Rajagopal PS

Time: 9:30 am

II

Megawhats – KQA’s annual quest to find the best team in India. Top 16 teams from this year’s Megawhats written quiz face off. There will be two semi-finals, followed by a final.

QM team: Mitesh Agarwal, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan

Time: 2 pm

Saturday, July 1st

III

Cannabis Indica – A quiz on all things Indian. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Chandrakant Nair, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR

Time: 9:30 am

IV

Not Just Cricket – A written quiz on sports. For teams of two.

QM team: Manish Achutha, Sohan Maheshwar, Alagarsamy AP

Time: 2 pm

V

Son of Lumiere – A quiz on movies. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Anustup Datta, Varun Rajiv, Thejaswi Udupa

Time: 4 pm

Sunday, July 2nd

VI

The GS Hiranyappa Memorial Open Quiz – A quiz on history and geography. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Ashwin Kumar, Navin Rajaram, Lakshana Kripash

Time: 9:30 am

VII

Sesame – A general quiz. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

Time: 2:30 pm

MegaWhats 2017 Semifinals line-up

These are the line-ups of the two MegaWhats 2017 semifinals scheduled for Friday, June 30.

Teams in Semifinal 1 are requested to report by 1330 Hrs latest. The quiz will start at 1400 Hrs. The second semifinal will start at 1600 Hrs; please report by 1515 Hrs at least.

The team “Three Men in a Quiz to say nothing of the Doc” from New Delhi have confirmed their inability to make it, and their slot has been given to the team named Aardvarks Alliance from Chennai.

The line-up was formed simply by ranking the 16 teams by score and sorting into even and odd ranked teams. Ties were resolved by using the first incorrect answer. Please note that request for moving to the other semifinals will not be entertained.

Semi Final 1

1. QED (Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan R, Swaminathan G, Samanth S) – Chennai
2. We Are Like This (W)Only (Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange, Ochintya Sharma, Thejaswi Udupa) – Bangalore
3. Sheikh Yerboutis (Alok Mohan, Nikhil Soneja, Ramkey V, Krishnamurthi G) – Dubai
4. SJC Quizzers (Arul Mani, Nagaratna Patil, Avinash Thirumalai, Prithwiraj Mukherjee) – Bangalore
5. Forecasting Couch (Suresh Ramasubramanian, Keshav Athreya, Nishanth Raman, Arun Ramanathan) – Bangalore
6. Hammer and Tongs (Shouvik Guha, Jayashree Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, S Bannerjee) – Kolkata
7. UNCertified Mega-WTF (Aditya Gadre, Kunal Sawardekar, Ramanand J, Shrirang R) – Pune
8. Swami and Friends (Alagarsamy AP, Priyambad P, Lakshmi Josyula, Prasanna Karmarkar) – Hyderabad

Semi-Final 2

1. The Travelling Pillsburys (Rajiv Rai, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tiwari, Vikram Joshi) – New Delhi
2. Aardvarks (Rahul S. Kottalgi, Aryapriya G, Amrit Chetia, Sreshth Shah) – Mumbai
3. Remembrance of Things Fast (Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bashyam) – Chennai
4. Memory Blank (Anil Kumar, Dr Navin Jayakumar, Ravi Mundoli, Sivakumar V) – Chennai
5. BMQJ (EM Bhargava, Santosh Swaminathan, Varun Rajiv, Tejaswi P) – Bangalore
6. Aardvarks Alliance (Rajagopal PS, Deviprasad V, Avinash Mudaliar, Srikant P) – Chennai
7. Feni Vidi Vici VG (Aniruddha Sengupta, Rajiv D Silva, Nitish Wagle, V Gadgil) – Goa
8. Tirupur Tughlaqs (Yogesh Pai, Ashwin, Kavin) – Kovai

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
Finalists
Ingit Bergman
Forecasting Couch
Rebel Alliance
Hammer and Tongs
QED

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.

Final Standings:
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
Other finalists
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.

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