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.

 

 

Mahaquizzer 2016 – Results

Mahaquizzer 2016 was attempted by 264 participants from 13 cities across India.
Samanth Subramanian from Chennai emerged the Champion with a superlative score of 97 points. He will receive his trophy at asKQAnce 2017 – the 34th Anniversary Quiz Festival of the KQA.

Debashree from Delhi won the Ladies category with a score of 64 points; Jyotesh Singh from Delhi won the college category with a score of 50 points. Our congratulations to them.

The quiz was also attempted by participants in several countries and Pat Gibson from the United Kingdom recorded the highest score among all international participants, scoring 91 points.

The Karnataka Quiz Association thanks all the quiz associations and quizzing groups across the country, as well as all the venue partners, for helping organize Mahaquizzer 2016 successfully.

Indian and International scores are in the tables below:

Mahaquizzer 2016 Scores - India

RankNameScoreTotal *s**s*sCityCategoryPosition
1Samanth S971789ChennaiOpenMAHAQUIZZER
2Rahul Kottalgi801064MumbaiOpenMumbai Winner
3Shouvik Guha791587KolkataOpenKolkata Winner
4Aadisht781147DelhiOpenDelhi Winner
5Vinoo Sanjay771275MumbaiOpen
6Suraj Menon771046BangaloreOpenBangalore winner
7Arun Hiregange701468BangaloreOpen
8Thejaswi Udupa701358BangaloreOpen
9Ravi Mundoli701257ChennaiOpen
10Suresh Ramasubramanian691156ChennaiOpen
11Kunal Sawardekar67835PuneOpenPune Winner
12Debashree641266DelhiLadiesNational Ladies Winner
13Manu Sudhakar641055ChennaiOpen
14Keshava Guha611064GoaOpenGoa Winner
15Annie Sen Gupta601174GoaOpen
16Varun Rajiv60927BangaloreOpen
17Govind Grewal591156MumbaiOpen
18B Sreeram59963ChennaiOpen
19Aditya Gadre59853PuneOpen
20Kiran Vijayakumar59743ChennaiOpen
21Gopal Kidao581367ChennaiOpen
22Rajiv Rai58844MumbaiOpen
23Rajagopal PS57862BangaloreOpen
24Srinath Bashyam57716ChennaiOpen
25Navin Rajaram561156BangaloreOpen
26Chandrakant Nair561046ThrissurOpenThrissur Winner
27Sachin Deshpande551174MumbaiOpen
28Anirudh Chari551165KolkataOpen
29Ashwin551055BangaloreOpen
30Vibhendu Tewari541055MumbaiOpen
31Nikhil Sonde51954MumbaiOpen
32Abhinav Dasgupta51642MumbaiOpen
33Jyotesh Singh501064DelhiCollegeNational College Winner
34Praveen V.R.501055BangaloreOpen
35Amrit PC50734DelhiOpen
36Venkatesh Srinivasan48844BangaloreOpen
37Rohit Suresh48761CoimbatoreOpenCoimbatore Winner
38Omkar D471064PuneOpen
39Anannya Deb47734MumbaiOpen
40K Shreyas47642MysoreCollegeMysore Winner
41Keerthi Raghavan46844BangaloreOpen
42Rajeev Gowda46835BangaloreOpen
43Samrat Sengupta46734MumbaiOpen
44Venkatraghavan S46642MumbaiOpen
45Rajiv D'Silva46624GoaOpen
46C Yogesh Pai46624CoimbatoreOpen
47Balakrishnan S45844MumbaiOpen
48Sudarshan M. A.45422BangaloreOpen
49Mario Fernandes44835ChennaiOpen
50Pranav R44633CoimbatoreCollegeCoimbatore College Winner
51Atul Mathew431174DelhiOpen
52Shashwat Sinai Salgaocar43532GoaCollegeGoa College Winner
53Aravind Vijayasarathy43523ChennaiOpen
54J Krishnamurthi43523HyderabadOpenHyderabad Winner
55Preetham Upadhya43514BangaloreCollegeBangalore College winner
56Suman Srivathsan43422DelhiOpen
57Gautam Ghosh42954CoimbatoreOpen
58Nandan Krishnaswamy42532MumbaiOpen
59JK Lakshmi42505HyderabadOpen
60Achyuth Sanjay41752BangaloreOpen
61Anand Sivashankar41431BangaloreOpen
62Rohit Rao41422ChennaiOpen
63Arul Mani40945BangaloreOpen
64Preyoshi Ganguly40734DelhiLadies
65Keshav Athreya40523BangaloreOpen
66Sandeep Shankar39835PuneOpen
67Julian D'Costa39624BangaloreCollege
68Apratim M39541DelhiOpen
69Prithwish Datta39532MumbaiOpen
70Siddhant Agarwal38945KolkataCollegeKolkata College Winner
71Ulka Kelkar38853BangaloreLadiesBangalore Ladies winner
72Vidyadhar Gadgil38743GoaOpen
73Pavan Bharadwaj38743MumbaiOpen
74Vinod Krishnan38514DelhiOpen
75Navin Sharma38413MumbaiOpen
76Mithilesh G37615DelhiOpen
77Ritvik Chattopadhyay36844BangaloreCollege
78Pravin Varma36752MumbaiOpen
79Siddhanth Rao36532ChennaiOpen
80Vijaya Sarathy36413ChennaiOpen
81Abhishek Veeraraghavan35633MysoreOpen
82Anurakshat Gupta35523PuneOpen
83Prasanth John Abraham35523KolkataOpen
84Kavin Aadithiyam C35523CoimbatoreCollege
85Abhishek P33954TezpurCollegeTezpur Winner
86Debashish B32752TezpurCollege
87Pranjal Gupta32743PuneCollegePune College Winner
88Sandeep Albert Mathias32651MumbaiCollegeMumbai College Winner
89Manjula S32615ThiruvananthapuramLadiesThiruvananthapuram Winner
90Siddharth Vijayakrishnan32523DelhiOpen
91Abdul Vahid PA31642ThrissurCollegeThrissur College Winner
92Siddarth K.31422BangaloreOpen
93Akul Gurtu31422DelhiCollege
94Balu John31422ThiruvananthapuramOpen
95Ajey Patil30633GoaOpen
96Sudip Kalyan Dey30523KolkataOpen
97Febin Thattil30211MumbaiCollege
98Sujith E29844ThrissurOpen
99Arun AS29642ThrissurOpen
100Tanmay Prusty29431BangaloreOpen
101Vivek Karthikeyan29211BangaloreOpen
102Pranami28532DelhiLadies
103Snehashis Panda28532MumbaiCollege
104Prasanna K28431HyderabadOpen
105Ananya Bhaskar28312HyderabadLadiesHyd Ladies Winner
106Gokul S28312DelhiCollege
107Shantanu Sharma28000MohaliOpenMohali Winner
108Anjaneya Das27743DelhiOpen
109Sneha Vaidyanathan27523BangaloreLadies
110Rahul R.27312BangaloreOpen
111Rahul Kakodkar27312GoaOpen
112Jyothishraj Nambisan27220BangaloreCollege
113Ajai Ragde26963PuneOpen
114Anirudh Anilkumar26743PuneCollege
115Gigi George26413ThrissurOpen
116Sangeeth S Varma26413GoaCollege
117Abhay Vikram26211MumbaiCollege
118Tathagata Chatterjee25743DelhiOpen
119Paul B Gatward25312GoaOpen
120Pranjal Agarwal25220BangaloreOpen
121Arun R.25101BangaloreOpen
122Syed Shakeel Imdad24752PuneOpen
123Arnabh Sengupta24431PuneCollege
124Niyam B. Joshi24431BangaloreCollege
125Rahul Thangaraj24321CoimbatoreCollege
126Roshith24211DelhiOpen
127Praneet Ruperts23532CoimbatoreOpen
128Sankar Roy23422KolkataOpen
129Midhun S23422ChennaiCollege
130Ram Narayan23330ChennaiOpen
131Krishnan Shetty23220HyderabadOpen
132Srisha Haridas22532BangaloreOpen
133Sushila Kamath22523BangaloreLadies
134Abhinav Dhar22431DelhiOpen
135Kishalay Banerjee22321KolkataCollege
136Lakshay Gautam22220DelhiCollege
137Devarshi Ghosh22211KolkataOpen
138Shibin Azad21422ThrissurOpen
139Charles21312PuneCollege
140Dr Madhavan VP21312ThrissurOpen
141Aditi Mukund Prabhudesai21220PuneOpen
142Arun Ghosh21211ThrissurCollege
143Vishnu S Kumar21110ThrissurOpen
144CP Ramanuja Desikan21110ChennaiOpen
145Kasthuri21110ChennaiLadies
146Nitish Wagle21000GoaOpen
147Aditya Mallya21000MumbaiOpen
148Raghav Talwar20422DelhiCollege
149Pranav Pawar20211PuneOpen
150Pravin Sharma19211BangaloreOpen
151Ankit19101DelhiCollege
152Harikrishnan MB18651ThrissurCollege
153Adit Vishnu PM18321ThrissurSchoolThrissur School Winner
154Devang Ghia18110MumbaiOpen
155Izhar Ansari17431KolkataOpen
156Satish Iyer17422KolkataOpen
157Abid Abdulla17321ChennaiOpen
158Kunal Roy17211KolkataCollege
159Sreeram Madhavan V17211ThrissurSchool
160Shiva S. Rai17110BangaloreOpen
161Asish Mittal17110MumbaiOpen
162Thejaswi Parameshwaran16413BangaloreLadies
163Raj Magesh Gauthaman16211BangaloreCollege
164Ronit Hazarika16211TezpurCollege
165Geo Thomas16211MumbaiOpen
166Jacob Henry16101KolkataOpen
167Mayank Mehra16000HyderabadOpen
168Shaayak Chatterjee15211PuneSchoolPune School Winner
169Anshul Chaudhary15110DelhiOpen
170Pratheek I.15101BangaloreCollege
171KV Sreeram15000ThrissurOpen
172Sreejesh P. S.15000BangaloreCollege
173Shubham Tiwari15000GoaCollege
174Sohail Nijas14532ThiruvananthapuramCollege
175Shyamgopal Karthik14330BangaloreCollege
176Pranav Joshi14321PuneSchool
177Akhil Siddharth14312BangaloreCollege
178Sri Ram B14312HyderabadCollege
179Sandesh Mohan14211ThrissurOpen
180Karthik P Nair14202ThiruvananthapuramCollege
181Pranav Iyer14110BangaloreCollege
182Anirudh14101HyderabadOpen
183Raghav Kaushal14000DelhiCollege
184Abeeth S14000ThiruvananthapuramCollege
185Aravind Anil13211ThrissurOpen
186Krishnakumar Ramachandran13211ChennaiCollege
187Harsh Hegde13202GoaCollege
188Debajyoti Adhikari13101PuneOpen
189Rumaiza Fathima13000ChennaiCollege
190Bharat Agarwal13000BangaloreOpen
191Ashwin Kumar13000BangaloreCollege
192Biswajit Saha13000TezpurCollege
193Amey K13000GoaOpen
194Karthik Panigrahi13000DelhiCollege
195Vishesh Saran12321MumbaiOpen
196Nikhil Arora12211MumbaiCollege
197V. Chandrashekar12110BangaloreOpen
198Mudit Bhardwaj12110DelhiCollege
199Varun Rustagi12101DelhiCollege
200Achal S K12000MysoreCollege
201Pranav K11220HyderabadSchool
202Sreeram CH11211ThrissurCollege
203Anjali Sen Gupta11202GoaLadiesGoa Ladies Winner
204Omkar Yarguddi11110PuneOpen
205Dheeraj Tripathi11110DelhiOpen
206Aaditya Kannan11101BangaloreSchoolBangalore School winner
207Rama Subramanian11101HyderabadOpen
208Mustafe Abbas11000PuneOpen
209Annu Kaushik11000ChennaiCollege
210Nikhil B10211PuneCollege
211Harikrishnan NJ10110ThrissurSchool
212Rishabh Mehta10101PuneCollege
213Mukilan Ayyapparaj10101CoimbatoreOpen
214Nikhil Ramesh Murthy10000BangaloreCollege
215Kumar Shashwat9220DelhiCollege
216Anwesha Chattoraj9110DelhiCollege
217Aditya V T9000MohaliCollege
218Riyas Ahmed9000ChennaiCollege
219Sudev NM9000ChennaiCollege
220Rahul Bharadwaj9000BangaloreCollege
221Sreeram RS9000ThiruvananthapuramOpen
222Ashish K S8220DelhiCollege
223Ankur Agraj8220DelhiCollege
224Rishi Aneja8211DelhiCollege
225Naveen Yellamati8110HyderabadOpen
226Anandhu Krishna M8101ChennaiCollege
227Arun H. Garimella8101BangaloreCollege
228Vishal Anand Gupta8000PuneOpen
229Nithin K A8000ChennaiOpen
230Jayaprakash B. K.8000BangaloreOpen
231P. Sridhar Sashank8000BangaloreCollege
232Omkar Ashok Borate7110PuneCollege
233Hitesh7110BangaloreOpen
234Naval Kishore Sharma7101DelhiSchool
235Govindarajan CV7000CoimbatoreOpen
236Adarsh Pavithran6211ThiruvananthapuramOpen
237Annop N Namboodiri6110ThrissurOpen
238Sekhar S6110ChennaiOpen
239Varun Gupta6000MysoreCollege
240Aditya Phadte5220GoaCollege
241Amrit Prakash5211DelhiCollege
242Pooja Sanghvi5211MumbaiLadiesMumbai Ladies Winner
243Vijay Krishnan G5110ChennaiOpen
244Adithya5000MysoreOpen
245PS Balaji5000CoimbatoreCollege
246Varun R4110ChennaiOpen
247C Pranav4110CoimbatoreSchool
248John Louis4101ThrissurOpen
249Yakshita H3110ChennaiCollege
250Shashank G.3110BangaloreSchool
251Chaitanya Khurana3110DelhiCollege
252Puneet J3110CoimbatoreCollege
253Anoushka Kundu3000PuneLadies
254Bharath Krishna KA3000ThrissurSchool
255Adithya S Menon3000ThrissurCollege
256Deepak2101ChennaiCollege
257Jinesh Joshy2000ChennaiCollege
258Anuradha R. G.2000BangaloreLadies
259Vishnu S Kumar1110ThrissurCollege
260Vyshak K1000ThrissurCollege
261Harikiran C.1000BangaloreCollege
262Shubhangi Vandish1000CoimbatoreOpen
263K Bhageerathi1000CoimbatoreCollege

Mahaquizzer 2016 Scores - International

RankNameScoreTotal *s**s*sCentre
1Pat Gibson911899UK
2Chris Jones691376UK
3Krishnamurti G621156Dubai
4Nikhil Soneja58844Dubai
5Ujjwal Deb55743Netherlands
6Ian Fennell521266UK
7Aditya Sriram Sankaran 521174Paris
8Nisha Pillai521046Bay Area
9Raunaq Paul50954Paris
10Alok Mohan50835Dubai
11Nitish Khadiya49633Bay Area
12Marcel Visschers44954Netherlands
13Sriram Padmanabhan44853New York
14Prasann Potdar44642Dubai
15Christophe Spalony440Paris
16Krishnamurthy Viswanathan42743Bay Area
17Michael Dennis Biemans38413Netherlands
18Ian Welham37945UK
19Murali36624Dubai
20Peter Sells36615Dubai
21Vincent Rousset33642Paris
22Kaushik Ramajayam30321Bay Area
23Sandeepan Chaudhuri29422Dubai
24Ranajeet Soman29303New York
25Frederic Faucheux28633Paris
26Niranjan Murali27431New York
27Kartik T27202New York
28Saee Joshi24853New York
29Shreyas Padmanabhan21000New York
30Vivek Joseph20532New York
31Vinyas Maddi18413Bay Area
32Shruti Murali18413Dubai
33Vishnu Pachuveetil16624New York
34PK Ramesh15422Dubai
35Rahul Bhaskar11220New York

Mahaquizzer 2016

Mahaquizzer 2016, the national solo written quiz contest open to all,  will be held at various locations across India on Sunday,  11 December 2016.

Mahaquizzer is a solo written quiz where participants attempt 150 questions in 90 minutes – this year’s edition is set by Anustup Datta, Alagarsamy AP, Lakshana Kripashankar, Movin Miranda and Hrishikesh Varma. The quiz will have a coordinated start at 10 AM sharp across all venues.

Local coords may charge an entry fee to recover venue and printing costs.  We will publish the All-India rankings in about a fortnight after the event.

Please register in advance. This allows organisers to budget for participants and make proper seating arrangements.

In Bangalore,  there are prizes for the top 10 finishers in the Open category, plus prizes for the top three in the Schools (from Std. VIII onward, inclusive of Std. XII), College (UG & PG) and Ladies categories.

To register,

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You can view registrations received here.

For previous editions, go to http://kqaquizzes.org/quizzes/

If you would like to enquire about the modalities of holding the contest in your city, please mail Hrishi Varma (swordthatwasbroken@gmail.com).

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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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.

The Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Memorial Quiz

The 11th edition of the Wing Commander GR Mulky Memorial Quiz will be held on Sunday, 12 June 2016, at the Canara Union, 8th Main Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore 56003.

This is an annual event held in memory of the man who founded and almost single-handedly ran the activities of the Karnataka Quiz Association from 1983 to 2000.

The details
Open to all, irrespective of age or affiliation
Teams of four members
Registration Fee: Rs. 100/- for open teams, Rs. 50 for college teams, free entry for school teams (up to Std XII/II PUC)
Start time: 1030 hrs

Researched and presented by Urmila Lakshmanan and Sujata Sharma

The Canara Union has kindly agreed to sponsor prizes for the top three teams and for all finalists.

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Update
Results
I – We Are Like This (W)only (Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa) – 136 points
II – SJC Quizzers (Arul Mani, Mollika Maiti, Sripadha S, Nagaratna Patil) – 92 points
III – Pranav Solo (Varun Rajiv, Raghuram Cadambi, Aravind, Pranav Ravikumar) – 79 points

MegaWhats 2016 – Semifinal lineups

These are the line-ups of the two MegaWhats 2016 semifinals. Teams in Semifinal 1 are requested to report by 1145 AM latest. The semifinal will start at 12 Noon sharp. The second semifinal will start at 1430 Hrs; please report by 1415 Hrs at least. Please note that request for moving to the other semifinals will not be entertained.

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.

Semi Final 1:

1. We Are Like This (W)Only (Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange, Ochintya Sharma, Thejaswi Udupa) – Bangalore
2. Metaquizziks (Ashwin Kumar, Rajath, Santosh Swaminathan, Varun Rajiv) – Bangalore
3. The Travelling Pillsburys (Rajiv Rai, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tiwari, Vikram Joshi) – Mumbai
4. Memory Blank (Anil Kumar, Dr Navin Jayakumar, Ravi Mundoli, Sivakumar V) – Chennai
5. Hammer and Tongs (Shouvik Guha, Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani) – Kolkata
6. Mavericks (Dr Chandrashekar, Nikhil Soneja, Ramkey V, Krishnamurthi G) – Dubai
7. Ingit Bergman (Aniket K, Anannya Deb, Sachin Deshpande, Venkatraghavan S) – Mumbai
8. Swami and Friends (Alagarsamy AP, Krishnamurthi Josyula, Lakshmi Josyula, Prasanna Karmarkar) – Hyderabad

Semi Final 2:

1. Aardvarks (Rahul S. Kottalgi, Aryapriya G, Amrit Chetia, SidB) – Mumbai
2. Remembrance of Things Fast (Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bashyam) – Chennai
3. Matunga Manram (Balakrishnan Satyam, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde, Vinoo Sanjay) – Mumbai
4. Mega-WTF (Aditya Gadre, Kunal Sawardekar, Ramanand J, Suraj Menon) – Pune
5. Feni Vidi Vici Grouchy (Aniruddha Sengupta, Nitish, Rajiv D Silva, Vidyadhar Gadgil) – Goa
6. QED (Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan R, Swaminathan G, Samanth S) – Chennai
7. Delhi Rum (Dr Bhattacharya, Ajay J, Apratim, Kapoor) – Delhi
8. Tirupur Tughlaqs (Yogesh Pai, CR Naveen, Manoj Kumar, Kavin) – Kovai

 

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