Push-ups for Muscular Success V

The fifth Push-ups for Muscular Success will be held on Saturday, 3 September 2016.
As usual, the set will feature about 75 questions, to be attempted in writing by solo contestants in 60 minutes.

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Time: 2:30 pm–3:30 pm followed by answers
Venue:  Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.
Open to all: solo; prizes for best open, college, school and lady entrant.
There will be an entry fee  of Rs. 50/- for college and open entrants

Free entry for school students.

Prior Registration is useful–see form below

The Push-ups will be preceded by an Open House session conducted by SJC Quizzers (1:15 pm to 2:30 pm)

All are welcome.


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Open Quizzes on Sunday, 4 September 2016

We will hold two quizzes this Sunday, Sep 4 at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services, Koramangala.

We will hold two quizzes on Sunday, 4 Sep 2016 at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services, Grape Gardens, Koramangala.

EVENT I
Open Quiz for Families

Rules

  1. Teams of up to three members
  2. Regn: Rs. 100/- per team
  3. NOTE: Couples, Grandparents/Parents with Grand-Children/Children or Siblings constitute a family team
  4. DO NOT pull cousin-stunts; Solo participation is NOT allowed
    11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    QMs: Hrishi Varma and Praveen VR

EVENT II
The September Open Quiz
A General Quiz

  1. The quiz will be in Ruckus Tangdi format i.e. teams will be formed randomly on the spot
  2. Open to all
  3. Teams of 4 members
  4. Prelims followed by finals for the top 8 teams
  5. Entry: Rs. 100/- per team, free for school teams (up to Std. XII)
  6. Prizes for all finalists

Prelims: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Finals: 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
QM: Arul Mani

Address and location for those unfamiliar with Koramangala:
Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
Grape Garden, 3rd A Cross,
18th Main, 6th Block, Koramangala,
Bengaluru – 560 095

Click Ujjivan for a map.Our forthcoming quizzes are as follows:

18th September 2016: Pilferages: Written Quiz by Sumanth Srivatsan
18th September 2016: Persiflage-The Blossom Books Quiz, hosted by the Forecasting Couch team.
1 October: The October Open Quiz, hosted by Captain Chandrakant Nair and Hrishikesh Varma
1 October:  Solus Rex hosted by Thejaswi Udupa

Pushups for Muscular Success IV

Pushups for Muscular Success on Saturday, 20 August 2016
75 questions, 60 minutes.
In writing.
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Time: 3 pm
Venue: Loyola Hall, Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.

Open to all: solo; prizes for best open, college, school and lady entrant.

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Canara Union Lone Wolf on Sunday, 21 August 2016

A reminder about the Canara Union Lone Wolf quiz this Sunday, Aug 21. The quiz is a solo contest open to all; a written prelims of 36 questions will be followed by finals for the Top 16 scorers.

The prelims starts at 10 AM sharp; please report by 0930 AM, since we have a long quiz!

The venue is the Canara Union Hall in Malleswaram. You can use this Google Maps linkhttps://goo.gl/maps/wgSgSGsdx9t

For the seventh consecutive edition, the quiz is researched and hosted by Navin Rajaram.

Pushups for Muscular Success III

Pushups for Muscular Success on Saturday, 6 August 2016
75 questions, 60 minutes.
In writing.
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Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Loyola Hall, Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.

Open to all: solo; prizes for best open, college, school and lady entrant.

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ASKQANCE 2016–School and College Championships on 31 July 2016

As part of our 33rd Anniversary celebrations – ASKQANCE 2016, the Karnataka Quiz Association will host a series of general quiz contests for schools and colleges.

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Venue:  Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore. ( II Floor Hall)

Inter-Middle School Quiz

Quizmasters – Hrishikesh Varma and Praveen VR

 

Inter-High School Quiz

Quiz researched by Venky Srinivasan and Aditya S; hosted by Santosh Swaminathan

  • for students in classes 8, 9 and 10
  • in teams of 2
  • reporting time 1115 Hours
  • quiz starts at 1145 Hours

Junior College Quiz

  • for students in classes 11 and 12 (or Junior College / PU)
  • teams of 3
  • reporting time 1400 Hours
  • quiz starts at 1430 Hours
  • Common Prelims along with College teams, followed by separate finals.

College Quiz 

  • for students in classes 11 and 12 (or Junior College / PU)
  • teams of 3
  • reporting time 1400 Hours
  • quiz starts at 1430 Hours
  • Common Prelims along with Junior College teams, followed by separate finals.

Quizmasters – Rajagopal PS, Manish Achuth and Sai Ganesh

IMPORTANT

Each school may send a maximum of six teams for the Middle School/High School/Jr College quizzes; a maximum of two teams per school will qualify for the finals.

All junior college and college teams must comprise students rom the same institution: no mixed teams allowed.

No prior registrations needed; please wear your school uniform and/or carry suitable proof of identification to be eligible to participate in the quizzes.

All finalists will get certificates and prizes.

Pushups–The 2016 Rankings

These rankings will be updated after each session of Push-ups for Muscular Success.

Rankings are determined by total scores. DNA signifies Did Not Appear.

PUSHUPS RANKINGS.xlsx

CURRENT RANKNAMECATEGORYPUSHUPS I SCOREPUSHUPS II SCORETOTAL
1THEJASWI UDUPAOPEN265177
2RAJAGOPAL PSOPEN3341.574.5
3ASHWIN KUMAROPEN33.537.571
4SANTOSH SWAMINATHANOPEN30.539.570
5AVINASH THIRUMALAIOPEN20.53757.5
6RAHUL JADHAVOPEN163147
7BHARGAVA EMOPENDNA39.539.5
8SHIVA S. RAIOPEN720.527.5
9PRAVEEN V.R.OPEN27DNA27
9VENKATESH SRINIVASANOPENDNA2727
11PRADYOTH JOHNOPENDNA25.525.5
12HRISHIKESH VARMAOPEN24DNA24
13CHIRAG MUTGIOPENDNA2222
13HARIKARTIK RAMESHSCHOOLDNA2222
15ABHISHEK UPADHYA OPEN17DNA17
15MAITREYOPEN17DNA17
17SHREYAS RAMAKRISHNACOLLEGEDNA16.516.5
18ANAND SIVASANKARANOPEN13DNA13
18ADVAY MEHTACOLLEGEDNA1313
20ARUN GOPINATHOPEN12DNA12
21NIKHILCOLLEGE11.5DNA11.5
22BHARGAVILADIES/OPEN10 DNA10
23SALONILADIES/OPEN9.5DNA9.5
23ARMANOPEN9.5DNA9.5
25SUSHILA KAMATHLADIES/OPEN8DNA8
26ARGHYA BHASKARCOLLEGE1DNA1

Pushups for Muscular Success 23 July

Pushups for Muscular Success II

The second Pushups for this season  will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, 23 July 2016, at Loyola Hall, Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.

Push-ups?
 Push-ups are a set of 75 questions which you answer in writing in 60 minutes. They were thought up as a way of getting people interested in solo quizzing.

You can try the previous edition here, and click separately for the answers.

Results for Pushups I

19 hardy individuals sat for the inaugural quiz Pushups of 2016. Ashwin Kumar won with a score of 33.5. Pipping Rajagopal PS who made 33. Santosh Swaminathan made 30.5. Nikhil took the College Prize, and Bhargavi won the Women’s Prize with 10 points.

Details:
Push-ups for Muscular Success II at 2 pm ( Entry fee: Rs. 50/-)
Date: Saturday,  23 July 2016
Venue: Loyola Hall, Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.
Open to all, with prizes for winners in school, college, ladies and open categories.
Prior registration is very useful, if you want copies of the questions and such.
Please register here by 12 noon, 23 July.

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Pushups for Muscular Success 2016

The Pushups for Muscular Success sequence will restart this weekend, post a much-needed sanity-break following ASKQANCE and other jollities.

The inaugural Pushups for this season (and the seventh of its number otherwise) will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, 9 July 2016, at the Humanities Block (III Floor), St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.

Push-ups?
For those who are wondering what all this is about, the Push-ups are a set of 75 questions which you answer in writing in 60 minutes. The Push-ups were thought up as a way of getting people interested in solo quizzing, and in taking part regularly in a short quizzing activity that involves some intelligent guesswork.

Details:
Push-ups for Muscular Success I at 2 pm ( Entry fee: Rs. 50/-)
Date: Saturday, 9 July 2016
Venue: III Floor, Humanities Block, St. Joseph’s College, Langford Road.
Open to all, with prizes for winners in school, college, ladies and open categories.
Prior registration is very useful, if you want copies of the questions and such.
Please register here: 

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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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