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

Canara Union’s Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Memorial Open Quiz

The 2017 edition of the Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Memorial Quiz will be held on Sunday the 18th of June, at the Canara Union, Malleswaram.

The quiz will start at 10:30 am sharp. Teams are requested to take their places by 10:15 am since we have to finish on time for other events at the venue.

The quiz is open to teams of four members, irrespective of age or institutional affiliation. Teams will be charged a registration fee of Rs. 100/-, with free entry for teams comprising school students.

The quiz will be conducted by Sujata Sharma and Urmila Lakshmanan.

Prizes for all finalists.

Canara Union is located on 8th Main Malleswaram (now called the Canara Union Road), and can be approached from 15th Cross. Landmark: Panchavati (Sir CV Raman’s residence)

Four-wheeler parking may be unavailable. Please make alternative arrangements.

Map.

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

Mega-Whats 2017 Results.

MegaWhats 2017 was attempted by 145 teams in sixteen centres across India and one centre in Dubai. A team from Kharkiv in Ukraine, also attempted the quiz on a non-compete basis. Teams had to try their hand at 78 questions, across three sections, for a maximum score of 100 points.

As before, we are selecting the Top 10 teams from among the sixteen city-winners, and the next six highest scoring teams to face-off in the semi-finals to be held at asKQAnce 2017 in Bengaluru.

The highest score in the country, 84 points, was recorded by QED from Chennai consisting of Samanth Subramanian, Swaminathan G, Jayakanthan R, and Gopal Kidao.

We Are Like This Wonly comprising Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa and Ochintya Sharma topped the Bangalore edition with 80 points.

The city winners from the following ten cities have qualified for the semi-finals:
  1. Chennai – QED – 84
  2. New Delhi – Travelling Pillsburys – 81
  3. Bengaluru – We Are Like This Wonly – 80
  4. Mumbai – Aardvarks – 79
  5. Dubai – Sheikh Yerboutis – 77
  6. Kolkata – Hammer and Tongs – 72
  7. Pune – UNCertified Mega WTF – 65
  8. Goa – Feni, Vidi, Vici, VG – 62
  9. Hyderabad – Swami and Friends – 57
  10. Coimbatore – Tiruppur Tughlaqs – 49

Victoria’s Secrets from Thrissur just miss out on the sudden death, on the third answer, with a score of 49.

The next six teams to qualify are:
  1. Three Men In a Quiz to Say Nothing of the Doc – New Delhi – 77
  2. Remembrance of Things Fast – Chennai – 76
  3. SJC Quizzers – Bengaluru – 75
  4. Memory Blank – Chennai – 74
  5. Forecasting Couch – Bengaluru – 74
  6. BMQJ – Bengaluru – 73

 

All these teams are required to confirm their availability for attending the semi-finals of MegaWhats scheduled on Friday, June 30 at 2 PM. Please send an email 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 Aardvarks Alliance from Chennai, will be offered their slot.

A team from DPS Noida, calling themselves Sniper Gang #420 consisting of Ayuj, Jaivardhan, Pranava and Arijit, recorded the highest score among all school teams with 27 points.

A team from IIT Delhi comprising Shreyas, Pratyush, Swapnil and Soumya topped the college category with 46 points.

The Top five scores recorded in Bengaluru included the four teams mentioned in the qualifier lists above, and the fifth place was secured by CIDs from Kerala with 69 points. The school team with the highest score was NPS Indiranagar (24), while NALSAR topped the college track with 43 points.

The team from Kharkiv, Ukraine, made 45 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 2017 city prelims, a success. Hoping to see all of you at asKQAnce 2017 starting June 30. Details scores can be found below.

RankTeamCityCategoryScoreStatus   
1QEDChennaiOpen84Natl. Winner (Q)
2Travelling PillsburiesDelhiOpen81City Winner (Q)
3We Are Like This (W)onlyBengaluruOpen80City Winner (Q)
4AardvarksMumbaiOpen79City Winner (Q)
5Sheikh YerboutisDubaiOpen77City Winner (Q)
6Three Men in a Quiz, to say nothing of the DocDelhiOpen77Q
7Remembrance of Things FastChennaiOpen76Q
8SJC QuizzersBengaluruOpen75Q
9Memory BlankChennaiOpen74Q
10Forecasting CouchBengaluruOpen74Q
11BMQJBengaluruOpen73Q
12Hammer & TongsKolkataOpen72City Winner (Q)
13Aardvarks AllianceChennaiOpen72
14Ingit's BergmenMumbaiOpen71
15Insignificant OthersChennaiOpen70
16CIDs from KeralaBengaluruOpen69
17Answering ServiceKolkataOpen65
18UNCertified Mega WTFPuneOpen65City Winner (Q)
19Debashree, Preyoshi, Dhammo, TanmayBengaluruOpen63
20Logik's AngelsBengaluruOpen62
21Matunga ManramMumbaiOpen62
22Feni Vidi Vici VGGoaOpen62City Winner (Q)
23Thanes of ThaneMumbaiOpen61
24Joint FamilyBengaluruOpen59
25Aaj Kuch Chazzy Karte Hain!DelhiOpen58
26Swami & FriendsHyderabadOpen57City Winner (Q)
27Arsenal of QuizzingKolkataOpen56
28Strolling BonesDelhiOpen55
29Sreekanth, Siddharth, Atul, RamDelhiOpen55
30#Mental DisintegrationChennaiOpen52
31Tiruppur TughlaqsCoimbatoreOpen49City Winner (Q)
32Victoria's SecretsThrissurOpen49City Winner
33Dho Captain Vi CaptainBengaluruOpen49
34Motley CrewPuneOpen49
35Exasperated FarragosChennaiOpen48
36IIT DelhiDelhiCollege46Natl. College Winners
37TBDChennaiOpen45
38Commie, MaybeHyderabadOpen45
39We Are Not KooliesTrivandrumOpen45City Winner
40Yem Bee YayHyderabadOpen44
41All the Way from Shamirpet - NALSARBengaluruCollege43BLR College Winners
42Royal Beengaluru TigersBengaluruOpen43
43Thirudoram ThattukadaTrivandrumOpen43
44Magnificent 3 +1MumbaiCollege42
45No NameMumbaiOpen42
463 Patients in a BoatKolkataOpen42
47Rasagola RevolutionariesBhubaneswarOpen42City Winner
48Jai Soviet-/Kyon Bar LikheePuneOpen42
49Salt N' PepperTrivandrumOpen42
50Better call KaulGoaCollege41
51ShaukeensKolkataOpen41
52Karthikeya, Askash, Rohan BengaluruOpen41
53Nihal's teamBengaluruCollege41
54Rushabh, Shashwat, Arijiti, SiddhanthChennaiCollege41
55Booze is the Cigarette of Our EnergyDelhiOpen41
56Mini-WhatsHyderabadOpen38
57Real MadiraMumbaiOpen37
58Aniruddha Mitra, Siddharth Srivastava, Akshar Varma, Kevin Vegda AhmedabadOpen37City Winner
59Lagags LegorundumHyderabadOpen36
60What were we smokingGoaOpen35
61Cultural saladKanpurCollege35City Winner
62Inshallah Boys Played WellDelhiOpen35
63Unprincipled Wannabees Masquerading as QuizzersTezpurCollege35City Winner
64Jose and the PussycatsBengaluruOpen34
65No QuarterGoaOpen34
66Govind, Shravya and team - IITMChennaiCollege34
67The Feni BonesGoaOpen33
68Three FatesPuneOpen33
69Viewers from the Cheap SeatsBengaluruOpen33
70Anirudh Anil Kumar Methala Perumal PillaiPuneCollege33
71Razz Ma TazzTezpurCollege33
72Introvert Extrovert Ambivert & PervertBengaluruCollege32
73We have a NaiduBengaluruOpen32
74Know NonesenseDelhiOpen32
75Anil, Akhilesh, Harikrishnan, AbhilashThrissurOpen32
76Cherry BombsTrivandrumOpen32
77Kulcha WarriorBengaluruOpen31
78Exasperating Farrago of DistortionsPuneCollege31
79Exasperating FarragoThrissurOpen31
80BrainstormersGoaCollege30
81Baba's Boy and GirlBengaluruOpen30
82Gatti ChutngyMumbaiOpen29
83The Wanderers DelhiOpen29
84IngloriousDelhiOpen29
85Word DocsThrissurOpen29
86Bridge The Duality GapHyderabadCollege28
87Watt Lag gayiMumbaiOpen28
88Koala Bear and his Kamasutra ComradesBhubaneswarCollege28
89We Love DeeteeBengaluruCollege27
90Two WhoBengaluruOpen27
91Sniper Gang #420 No Scope - DPS NoidaDelhiSchool27Natl. School Winners
92Girish Sulagna UtkarshBengaluruOpen26
93Sahi Pakde HainKolkataOpen26
94Allen & CoBengaluruOpen26
95As Bad as it getsMumbaiOpen25
96Ashwin, Ruturaj, Pavan, RohanPuneCollege25
97Aakash,PulkitPuneOpen25
98BTSICoimbatoreOpen24
99Old Boys 2.0PuneOpen24
100Troika - NPS IndiranagarBengaluruSchool24BLR School Winners
101Jalaj Maheshwari, Tejas Bagrecha, Nishit Pandya, Rohan Datta AhmedabadOpen24
102Byron's VillaniGoaCollege23
103HeisenbergKolkataOpen23
104Doubting ThambithuraiCoimbatoreOpen23
105St Xavier'sMumbaiCollege22
106Deeter Yahin BanegaMumbaiCollege22
107Error:404 Not FoundBhubaneswarCollege22
108PMS: Perpetual Motion SquadDubaiCollege22
109Beer Today, Gone TomorrowDelhiCollege22
110Knight ErrantsBengaluruOpen21
1112*2=4CoimbatoreOpen21
112BNPDelhiCollege21
113Gravity BongsKolkataOpen21
114Moti Ke LalBengaluruOpen20
1153 Ps in a PodGoaOpen20
116PasserbysHyderabadSchool19
117Men of AlwaysKolkataSchool19
118Polytechnicil PoyitillaThrissurSchool19
119The ConquiztadorsBengaluruCollege18
120Tejas and teamDubaiOpen18
121A Last HurrahGoaCollege18
122Pirates of TorrentzKolkataSchool18
123Gaanchalli Bidi Quiz MaadiBengaluruSchool16
124Chaccaron MacronChennaiCollege16
125All LadiesHyderabadOpen16
126The Step FathersTrivandrumOpen16
127GrumbachBhubaneswarCollege15
128ChowkaBengaluruCollege13
129VNSCoimbatoreOpen13
130CaeserBhubaneswarOpen13
131The King of Quiz TimesDelhiSchool13
132Anindya and AsifBengaluruOpen12
133Inglorious BastardsTezpurCollege12
134DirewolvesTezpurCollege12
135And then there was one (Aaditya solo)BengaluruSchool11
136Life of ShyTezpurCollege11
137Nothing cooler than absolute zeroBengaluruSchool10
138Quball- Die TamilenCoimbatoreOpen8
139Rajas of CoimbatoreCoimbatoreOpen8
140Tech Biz Pub Mela Sab KhelaBhubaneswarSchool7
141(no name)KanpurCollege7
142The Lone WolfThrissurSchool6
143Black CatKolkataSchool6
144QuizzophiliacsBengaluruSchool4
145QuizzardsBhubaneswarCollege3

Quizzes on Sunday 28 May 2017

We will be holding three quizzes on Sunday, May 28 at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services in Koramangala.

You can find the location here: https://goo.gl/sz3gLw

 
10 AM – Seek under Porus – The KQA History Quiz by Praveen Kumar VR and Manjith K
Written prelims followed by Finals
Teams of four or less
Entry Fee: Rs 100/team

 
2.30 PM – The Non Fiction Quiz by Arul Mani
Written Quiz for teams of two or less
Entry Fee: Rs 100/team

 
4 PM – The May Open Quiz by Jayadev Bhaskaran, Siddharth Pai, Debanjan Bose
General quiz for teams of four or less
Written prelims followed by Finals
Entry Fee: Rs 100/team

Venues – MindSweep and MegaWhats 2017

Here are the list of Indian venues for MindSweep and MegaWhats 2017. In addition to this, MindSweep will be held in the following international locations: SF Bay Area, New York, Croatia, United Kingdom, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and Dubai (UAE). We are awaiting confirmations from Kuwait, Ghana and Singapore.

 

CityVenue
Ahmedabad DAIICT
BangaloreInstitute of Agricultural Technologists, Queen's Road
BhubaneswarOEC Office, 460, Shaheed Nagar
ChennaiPS Senior Secondary School, #33, Alarmelmangapuram, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
CoimbatorePSG Institute of Management
GoaThe Centre For Women’s Studies, Goa University, Bambolim.
HyderabadColumbus Hospital - Begumpet
KanpurIIT Kanpur
KolkataThe Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch,
Flat A-1/2, 1st Floor, Siddhartha Apartments, 31/3 Sahapur Colony,
Block J, New Alipore,
Kolkata 700 053
MumbaiPinstorm, Santa Cruz (West)
Mysore#57, 3rd Cross, Sanmarga, Siddharthanagar, Mys-11
New DelhiCommunity Hall, Maitri Apartments, Sector 10, Plot No 17, Dwarka, New Delhi 75
PuneNew Lecture Hall, Armed Forces Medical College
RaipurSmileBots, 210B,
National Corporate Park, G.E Road
TezpurTezpur University
ThiruvananthapuramFortune IAS Academy, Vellayambalam
ThrissurSt Thomas College
Vadodara (MS only)IAS Study Center, Ellora Park

Magister 2017

Magister 2017 is a solo quiz contest with collegiate and open tracks that will be held on Sunday, 29 January 2017 in Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Tezpur, Vellore, Baroda, Mohali, Pune, Mysuru, Raipur, Thrissur, Kochi, Warangal, Goa, Kolkata, Manipal, Kanpur, Pondicherry and Shillong.

The quiz will require takers to answer one hundred questions off a PowerPoint presentation from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, 29 January 2017 (with earlier starts in some venues). The quiz is the result of a partnership between the Karnataka Quiz Association and SJC Quizzers, the quiz club at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

The setters are Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Arul Mani, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Nagaratna ‘Partikal’ Patil, Avinash Thirumalai (in sublimated form), Rijul Ballal, Chirag Chittar and Abhijith Raghu.

Why Magister?
Once upon a time, every open quiz would have a sizeable college contingent in attendance and the Open circuits of India’s quizzing cities throve on the energy and dash of college quizzing. In many cities, though not all, this is a thing of the past. Which is not good news for open quizzing, or, indeed, for quizzing.

The simple idea behind Magister is to bring together the two rapidly diverging streams of quizzing–College and Open. The setters are college and open quizzers. The quiz has college and open tracks for competition. The questions themselves are an attempt to start up something of a conversation between open and collegiate quizzing.

You could thus say that what we want to see is a form of a Re-Open-ed Quizzing.

But what the Deccan is a Magister?
Magister comes from the Latin for mastery. That said, we must clarify that we are interested in more than quizzing as simple, masculine achievement.

The term magis is used in Jesuit thought to indicate the spirit of doing more, or giving more of oneself. For us, this name draws some attention to the happily out-of-syllabus character of quizzing. And indeed to the primary joy of quizzing, which is that of refusing to be a passive recipient of information, and choosing instead to celebrate an active curiosity in the world.

The persons who win this title in the college and open tracks will embody this idea better than our words can.

If you’ve enjoyed open quizzing, support this venture by turning up and taking part!

Register here

On-the-spot entries will be accepted in Bengaluru, and at the proctor’s discretion in other cities.

The Bengaluru venue is Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s College (PG Block), Langford Road. Please text 9731214519 if you have any questions.

 

 

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