MahaQuizzer and Junior MahaQuizzer – the results

The results of the 16th edition of MahaQuizzer and the inaugural edition of Junior MahaQuizzer are below. Unfortunately, we are yet to receive scores from some centres, and we will update the scores as and when we do.

Nearly 300 people took Mahaquizzer, and more than a 100 attempted the Junior version. We hope to see more takers, young and old, in the coming years.

The winner of the inaugural edition of Junior Mahaquizzer, with a score of 38, is Antara Bhattacharya, from Mumbai. Ananya G Upadhya from Bangalore finished second with 33 and Sreeram Madhavan from Thrissur finished third with 31 points.

It is well known that when Usain Bolt turned up for a race, the other runners had three options – Best case: Bolt pulls a muscle. Worst case: they finish with a PB. This year’s MahaQuizzer winner, although not exactly a fast mover like the aforesaid Bolt, is a passable quizzer himself. Dr. Arul Mani, with a score of 99, is the MahaQuizzer for 2019.

This is his third time as the title-holder, and he matches his own record of the highest ever score. He joins Anustup Datta and Vinoo Sanjay as three-time winners.

The next three in the list are also previous MahaQuizzers: Thejaswi Udupa, Rahul Kottalgi, Vinoo Sanjay. Preetham Upadhya, Bangalore’s very own Boy Wonder, is the College topper, finishing with 84 and at #11 in the overall list. The highest scorer among women was Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, a previous winner. She finished with 79.

The winners will be given the trophies at Askqance 2020, which will be held in June.

We also thank all our proctors and fellow quizzing organisations for making this edition a success. See you in December!

**Jan 19 update: There are small changes in the rankings. We had left out the ‘total stars’ column in our earlier list.

#NameScoreTotal***City
1Antara Bhattacharya38303Mumbai
2Ananya G Upadhya33323Bangalore
3Sreeram Madhavan V31212Thrissur
4Tejas Jade26313Bangalore
5Shashank SK25000Chennai, Anna Nagar
6Vidur Kaimal23313Bangalore
7Aneek Chatterjee23202Kolkata
8Aarav Jaiswal20101Kolkata
9Kushagra Agarwal19212Bangalore
10Aadit Karve19101Pune
11Karnav Popat19101Kolkata
12Aarman Chopra19101Kolkata
13Nidhish P18111Bangalore
14Pranav P18202Bangalore
15Aditya Kannan17020Bangalore
16Asha Janardan17111Trivandrum
17Shashvat Singh16101Delhi
18Aditya Sivaramakrishnan15111Trivandrum
19Leo Steve Saiju15101Bangalore
20Shrish S Naik15101Bangalore
21Jacob J Thayil15101Bangalore
22S Suraj Kiran15101Chennai, Anna Nagar
23Adithya Kishor15101Trivandrum
24Aditya Acharya14212Bangalore
25Abhinav N14202Bangalore
26Kushal U14101Bangalore
27Advik Acharya14101Kolkata
28Shreyas MN13222Bangalore
29Devadeep Menon13212Calicut
30Rishabh B13111Bangalore
31Nivedita R13202Calicut
32Aaditya S Rao13101Bangalore
33Mihir Raddi12101Pune
34Amogh R Kadkol11010Bangalore
35Aditya Sharath M11101Bangalore
36Saswat Ray10010Kolkata
37Harigovind P10101Thrissur
38Arihant Satpathy10000Kolkata
39Sukrit Sivaprasad9000Bangalore
40Balram Kumar Choudhury8111Kolkata
41Shruti Kartik8202Bangalore
42Pratham Atal8202Mumbai
43Spandan Das8000Bangalore
44Gokul Thejus Menon8000Thrissur
45Anousha Batta7000Kolkata
46Malavika Sha7000Calicut
47Soujanya Das6000Andul
48Advika Mulgund5000Bangalore
49Kyishong B Das5000Chennai, Anna Nagar
50Bharath Krishna KA5000Thrissur
51Vaishnavi Yogesh4000Bangalore
52Sahil Thakkar4000Bangalore
53Neha S4000Bangalore
54Arnay Agarwal 4000Bangalore
55Sai Gowrav KS4000Bangalore
56Darshini Bharani Anand4000Calicut
57Himanshu Sankhala3101Mumbai
58Nirmal Anand Kumar3000Bangalore
59Jashn R3000Bangalore
60Sunidhi Das3000Bangalore
61Tanish Jain3000Bangalore
62Prithvika K3000Bangalore
63Karthik Amit3000Calicut
64Mahadevam Ranjith 3000Calicut
65Samyuktha V2101Bangalore
66Vedhanth J2101Bangalore
67Arviya Saara2000Bangalore
68Sakshi C Choradia2000Bangalore
69Srikar G Raghuram2000Bangalore
70Jhanvi Chopra2000Bangalore
71Satvik M2000Bangalore
72Samit Ranjan M2000Bangalore
73Falak Sharma2000Bangalore
74Roudra Mallik2000Andul
75Muhammed Safvan KP2000Calicut
76Grushma S Ganjam1010Bangalore
77Ridhwan1010Chennai, Anna Nagar
78Nithya S1101Bangalore
79Guru Charan1000Bangalore
80Puneet MP Bharadwaj1000Bangalore
81Jatin Jain1000Bangalore
82Shravan H Ahuja1000Bangalore
83Rachith R1000Bangalore
84Tamanna Raghunath Aiyer1000Bangalore
85Harshitha G1000Bangalore
86Harshitha K Jain1000Bangalore
87Poonam Jain N1000Bangalore
88Preeth B1000Bangalore
89Sonal Sunil Kumar1000Bangalore
90Lahari BA1000Bangalore
91Aditi R Jain1000Bangalore
92Sarvesh Patil1000Bangalore
93Rutwik Desai1000Bangalore
94Shrujan SG1000Bangalore
95Maanasi D1000Bangalore
96Inchara Prasad1000Bangalore
97Subhrakanti Adhikary1000Andul
98Afsa Mishael1000Calicut
99Rishith R Shekar0111Bangalore
100Akshaay BS0000Bangalore
101Sai Anurag R Angadi 0000Bangalore
102Stuti Nayak0000Bangalore
103Sahil Dashetty0000Bangalore
104Dhanraj N0000Bangalore
105Pranith C Menon0000Thrissur
106Rebacca 0000Calicut
#NameScoreTotal***City
1Arul Mani99844Bangalore
2Thejaswi Udupa96514Bangalore
3Rahul Kottalgi95523Mumbai
4Vinoo Sanjay94523Mumbai
5Jayakanthan94404Chennai
6Shouvik Guha90431Kolkata
7Samanth89523Chennai
8Ravi Mundoli87404Chennai
9Rajiv Rai87303Mumbai
10Amrit P Chetia85624Delhi
11Preetham Upadhya84514Bangalore
12Abhishek Kapoor83523Mumbai
13Manu Sudhakar83321Chennai
14Anustup Datta81532Bangalore
15Navin Rajaram79422Bangalore
16Jayashree JM79202Kolkata
17Vibhendu Tiwary78413Mumbai
18Arun Hiregenge77514Bangalore
19Krittika Adhikary77422Bangalore
20Chandrakant Nair77211Thrissur
21Kiran Vijayakumar76413Chennai
22Sachin Deshpande76404Bangalore
23Aditya Gadre75312Pune
24Kunal Sawardekar73321Pune
25Anannya Deb73110Mumbai
26PS Rajagopal70725Bangalore
27Varun Rajiv70633Chennai
28Santosh JS691055Bangalore
29Nikhil Sonde69312Mumbai
30Bala69211Mumbai
31Venky Srinivasan69000Bangalore
32Govind Grewal67523Mumbai
33Achyuth Sanjay67312Bangalore
34Samanway Banerjee67202Andul
35Gokul S66321Delhi
36Vinod Sivarama Krishnan66303Delhi
37Dinesh Krithivasan66303Chennai
38Anirudh Chari66303Kolkata
39Praveen VR63303Bangalore
40Prithwish Datta63220Delhi
41Ranajeet Soman62303Pune
42EM Bhargava61413Bangalore
43Piyush Kedia61101Andul
44Parth SS60101Andul
45Shrirang Raddi59514Pune
46Kunal Malhotra59413Delhi
47Omkar D59312Pune
48Anand Sivashankar59101Mumbai
49Gerleo Nimilan58413Chennai
50Gopal Kidao58312Chennai
51Avinash TN58211Bangalore
52Somasish Ghosh58211Delhi
53Sourjo Sengupta57422Andul
54Alok Prasanna Kumar57303Bangalore
55Abhinav Dasgupta56202Mumbai
56Raghuvansh Ramaswamy55202Chennai
57Sandeep Albert Mathias54211Mumbai
58Yogesh Pai53101Coimbatore
59Gautam Ghosh52211Chennai
60Julian D'Coasta52202Bangalore
61Arnab Bhattacharya52110Mumbai
62Maitrey Deshpande50321Bangalore
63Apratim Mukhopadhyay50312Andul
64Shayak Chakrabarty50000Andul
65Vilas Pavithran49303Goa
66Abhimanyu Bharade49110Kharagpur
67Hem Maradja49000Bangalore
68Kishore R 48312Bangalore
69Kumar Kirti Jain48101Delhi
70Sharath Jose48000Chennai
71Krishna S Girish47110Bangalore
72Ashwin47110Coimbatore
73Gokul Panigrahi 47000Pune
74Sreekanth Reddy47000Delhi
75D Ghosh47000Kolkata
76Prashant John Abraham46202Mumbai
77Vijay Sampath 46202Mumbai
78Abhilash 45312Bangalore
79Arun Ramanathan 45211Bangalore
80Hiran Roy45211Bangalore
81Viswas Viswam KC45202Calicut
82Arun AS45202Thrissur
83Tanmay Prusty45110Bangalore
84Navin Sharma45101Bangalore
85Mihir44413Kharagpur
86Shreeram Shetty44211Bangalore
87Muhammed Munavvir VV44202Delhi
88Jinson Chacko44110Bangalore
89Preyoshi Ganguly44000Bangalore
90Ankush Kothari43211Mumbai
91Gigi George43101Thrissur
92Anil Kothuri43101Mumbai
93Vijay Sarathy43101Chennai
94Rashmi Vallabhajosyula43000Bangalore
95Sandipan Goswami42303Guwahati
96Karthik Srinivasan42101Bangalore
97Abhay S Kulkarni42101Bangalore
98Varun PD42101Kharagpur
99Bryan Robert41413Bangalore
100Yogesa M41321Bangalore
101L Calvin41312Chennai
102Atul Mathew41202Delhi
103Arjit Mondal41202Andul
104Roshan Dattatri41110Chennai
105Antara Bhattacharya41101Mumbai
106Bhrigu J41101Delhi
107Nitish Wagle41000Goa
108Siddharth K 40202Bangalore
109Shrey Shylesh40202Delhi
110Abhinav Dhar40101Mumbai
111Dharmendra40000Bangalore
112Pranav Pawar39101Pune
113Arjun Bharadwaj39000Bangalore
114Subhudeep Sarkar38000Andul
115Adheesh Ghosh37220Delhi
116SA Karthik37101Bangalore
117Sarvesh Shenoy36110Mumbai
118Abio Abdulla35220Delhi
119Latish Venugopal35101Bangalore
120Karthik Ganesan35101Delhi
121Yashashvi Srivastava35000Kharagpur
122Tathagata Chatterjee35000Delhi
123R Keshav Narayan34211Chennai
124Pranami Jamuli34110Delhi
125Varun Murthy34101Delhi
126Devi Prasad V34000Chennai
127Ujjwal Kiran Das34000Chennai
128Kasthuri Shankar33101Chennai
129S Chandrasekhar33000Bangalore
130Siddharth Mishra33000Mumbai
131Ritwik Ghosh33000Kolkata
132Arvind Thekkinghat32101Bangalore
133Ajay Kumar KS31000Bangalore
134Pavan Krishnamurthy30202Bangalore
135Saishyam Srikanth30101Bangalore
136Shamsuddin Haider30101Andul
137Ramkumar Shankar30000Chennai
138Col Shankar30000Chennai
139Praneet30000Coimbatore
140Sairam D28110Bangalore
141Bedanga Kashyap Das28000Guwahati
142Shameem Abdul27110Calicut
143Manas Deep27101Pune
144Paul BE27101Goa
145Akshat A27000Bangalore
146Karthik Subramanya Karvaje27000Bangalore
147Shobhyam Chakravarty27000Kharagpur
148Sourasis Bose27000Andul
149Sumeet Kumar26101Bangalore
150Abhijit B26101Mumbai
151Parth Dhar26101Delhi
152Dr Madhavan VP26000Thrissur
153Maitreyi Gupta26000Mumbai
154Mayur Shett25110Goa
155Sudharshan Narayanan24202Bangalore
156Arnav Singh24101Mumbai
157Dwijesh Athrey24000Bangalore
158Chinmay Deshpande24000Pune
159Md Izhar Ansari 24000Kolkata
160Nikhil Jadav23000Pune
161Arjun A23000Calicut
162Parminder Singh22101Jamshedpur
163Allan Joseph 22000Bangalore
164Sabareenath Madhusoothanan22000Trivandrum
165Praneeth S Bharadwaj21101Bangalore
166Animesh Jha21101Kharagpur
167Golak Bihari Sarangi21000Bangalore
168Chetan Agarwal21000Bangalore
169Sumukh Herlekar21000Bangalore
170Aditya Singh21000Pune
171Ritwik Johari21000Pune
172Manoj R21000Calicut
173Nikhil Sarkar21000Andul
174Paschatya Manna21000Andul
175Kaustav Mandal20110Kharagpur
176Rithwik Rao20101Bangalore
177Krishnan P20101Thrissur
178Satish Pai20000Pune
179Govind M Nair20000Delhi
180Rama Mohan19000Delhi
181Kartikay Chadha19000Delhi
182P Srivatsav18110Chennai
183Shivam Saxena18101Kharagpur
184Deepanshu Sinha18101Kharagpur
185Madhur Tike18101Mumbai
186S Ashwin18000Chennai
187Sutanu Banerjee18000Andul
188Adhiban18000Coimbatore
189Ananthu CV17101Thrissur
190Ayan17101Mumbai
191Sandeep Kaimal 17000Bangalore
192Manjula S17000Trivandrum
193MD Samir Alam17000Delhi
194Tanuj Kumar 16101Pune
195Smitha M George16000Trivandrum
196Sagnik Shankar16000Pune
197Ananya Kumari 16000Pune
198Prajot Patne16000Pune
199Anirudh Kumar16000Delhi
200M Sharat Chandar16000Coimbatore
201Arvind S15211Goa
202Ronit Muduli15110Jamshedpur
203Prajwal V15000Bangalore
204Amit Agarwal 15000Pune
205Anubhav Saboth15000Kharagpur
206Hemansh Kashyap15000Kharagpur
207Avi Sankritya15000Kharagpur
208Chetana Rohit T15000Delhi
209Arighna Chattopadyay15000Andul
210Appu S14000Trivandrum
211Vishwas Bunyan14000Chennai, Anna Nagar
212Divya P14000Mumbai
213Kaustav Nath14000Andul
214Aravind A13000Trivandrum
215Sneha Ranjan13000Pune
216Rinusha Rajan13000Mumbai
217Kaustub12000Bangalore
218Joshua Fernandes12000Bangalore
219Aman Goyal 12000Pune
220Maitreyi Swaroop12000Kharagpur
221Venkatesh Jaiswal12000Kharagpur
222Inakshi Kar11202Kharagpur
223Subikash Paul11000Andul
224Praveen Jaya Raj10110Coimbatore
225Parijat Choudhury 10000Bangalore
226Ashish Harshavardhan10000Kharagpur
227Sekhar S10000Chennai
228Krishna Kumar Choudhury10000Kolkata
229Biswadeb Sarkar10000Andul
230Rasna Kishor9000Trivandrum
231Yashwi Mishra9000Pune
232PS Balaji9000Chennai
233Rayshma R9000Coimbatore
234Prachi Niradi8101Belagavi
235Afsal Sebastian8000Trivandrum
236Advay Deshpande8000Pune
237Alisha A Asukar7101Belagavi
238Omkar M Kokitkar7101Belagavi
239Aarti M Nimbalkar7101Belagavi
240Vinoth7000Coimbatore
241Mayur Munde6000Mumbai
242Moumita Das6000Chennai
243Poonam Mense6000Belagavi
244Pooja R Chigunkar6000Belagavi
245Harleen Kaur5000Bangalore
246Rahul Vishal 5000Bangalore
247Deepro Ghosh5000Kharagpur
248Ahemadraza Mukkeri4000Belagavi
249Aravindhan4000Coimbatore
250Kishore MA 3000Trivandrum
251Aakash Pralhad3000Mumbai
252Vishwajeet Parasharam Patil3000Belagavi
253Sonali Goral3000Belagavi
254Sivasubramaniyam C3000Coimbatore
255Arun AS2000Trivandrum
256Sumaiya Banu2000Chennai, Anna Nagar
257Aditya Udayakumar2000Thrissur
258Cyril Sandesh2000Belagavi
259Bhanu Prakash Nandam1000Chennai, Anna Nagar
260Subhajit Patra1000Andul
261MD Zaid A Honnapur1000Belagavi
262Rumana Noor Monim1000Belagavi
263Shivakumar Panchakattimath 1000Belagavi
264Shubham S Kamati1000Belagavi
265Goutam A Bhaderi1000Belagavi
266Vishaya V Desai1000Belagavi
267Abhijeet Yuvaraj Kadam1000Belagavi
268Sachhidanand P Gangadharmath1000Belagavi
269Aidesham Jamadar1000Belagavi
270Vinayak Sarvade1000Belagavi
271Laxmi Sheetal Velapure 1000Belagavi
272Santosh R Bevoor1000Belagavi
273Annappa T Patil1000Belagavi
274Anjaney Betasur1000Belagavi
275Eva Mohini0000Bangalore
276Prantik Pandit0000Andul
277Pooja C Birade0000Belagavi
278Aishwarya B Naik0000Belagavi
279Mahalaxmi N Unakal0000Belagavi
280Santosh M Sutar0000Belagavi

 

Mahaquizzer and Junior Mahaquizzer 2019 – Venues

MahaQuizzer 2019

Mahaquizzer 2019 will take place across 19 cities on Sunday, 8th December 2019. As always, the open set will consist of 150 questions to be attempted over 90 minutes, off a printed paper. The quiz will begin at 10:30am sharp at all venues;  please be at the venue by 10:00am to enable the co-ordinators to seat you.

Junior Mahaquizzer 2019 will also take place at the same time, and is being held in 11 cities across India. Junior Mahaquizzer is open to school students of up to class XII, and will require them to attempt 75 questions over 90 minutes.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so at http://kqaquizzes.org/mahaquizzer

 

The complete list of venues hosting Mahaquizzer and Junior Mahaquizzer this year is given below. Cities marked with a * are hosting only Mahaquizzer.

Junior Mahaquizzer may not be held at the same venue as Mahaquizzer, so please check before you travel to the venue.

Some venues also have strict security protocols. Please ensure you are carrying a valid photo ID. Please contact your city co-ordinator for more details.

 

AHMEDABAD*

IIM Ahmedabad

Co-ordinator: Rishabh Barodawala (9909101262)

 

ANDUL*

Mohiary Public Library, Andul

Co-ordinator: Baneswar S (6290036256)

 

BANGALORE

Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road

Co-ordinator: Nishanth Raman (9880499935)

 

BELAGAUM

Trinity BBA & B.Com College

Co-ordinator: Ketan Naik (9483484308)

 

COIMBATORE

Brookfield Banquet Room, Brookfield Mall, 67-71 Krishnaswamy Road, Coimbatore -1

Co-ordinator: Anuradha Yogesh )97914 20459)

 

CHENNAI

Chennai has two venues – PS Senior will not be hosting Junior MQ. Focus IAS Academy will host both MQ and Junior MQ. Please contact proctors regarding your attendance at the venues.

PS Senior Secondary School (only regular MQ)

Co-ordinator: Vikram Rajan (8939513211)

Focus IAS Academy No. 60, 3rd Floor – Middle Bay, TNSCB Shopping Complex Junction, Anna Nagar West

Co-ordinator: K V Raja Ravi Shankar (9791525820)

 

GOA

The International Centre, Dona Paula, Panjim.

Co-ordinator: Paul Gatward (97652 33733)

 

GUWAHATI

To be confirmed

Co-ordinator: Raktim Baishya (7002658947)

 

HYDERABAD

Columbus Hospital, Begumpet

Co-ordinator: Raad Shaikh (7207507266)

 

JAMSHEDPUR*

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Co-ordinator: Pranav J (8310922738)

 

KHARAGPUR*

IIT Kharagpur

Co-ordinator: Baibhab Pattnaik (8763489376)

 

KOCHI

ChaiCofi Cafe, Kaloor

Co-ordinator: Aravind Anil (9447022106, 7012522296)

 

KOLKATA

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch

Co-ordinator: Ratul Ghosh (9051298623)

 

KOZHIKODE

Government Medical College

Co-ordinator: Deepak K (9746396146)

 

MUMBAI

Pinstorm, Swati Building, North Ave, near Kotak Mahindra Bank, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054

Co-ordinator: Suvajit Chakraborty (9930853913)

 

NEW DELHI

IIT Delhi

Co-ordinator: Harshit Sachdeva (8826131030)

 

PUNE*

Skovian Ventures, Suyog Building, Next to BU Bhandari Mercedes Showroom Mumbai, Pune Banglore Highway Pashan Exit, Baner, Pune

Co-ordinator: Samiran Mondal (9823594551)

 

RAIGANJ*

Akashnil Bhawan College, Para Raiganj (Nemesis Quiz Club)

Co-ordinator: Pratyanik Chakraborty 9475588674

 

SILIGURI

Sanhati Nagarik Committee Building, Siliguri

Co-ordinator: Supratim Basu (9749605950)

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala

Co-ordinator: Noyel Sebastian (8606872028)

 

THRISSUR

Government Engineering College, Thrissur

Co-ordinator: Dr Vijaynath V (9447380969)

 

VARANASI*

G-11, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT BHU

Co-ordinator: Malayaj Mishra (8563919385, 8173942010)

Announcement of Mahaquizzer & Asiasweep 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting MahaQuizzer, the National Solo Quizzing Championship, and AsiaSweep, the Arun Veembur Memorial Quiz on all things Asian, on Sunday, 8th December 2019.

MahaQuizzer 2019

We are introducing something new to MahaQuizzer this year. The open set will consist of 150 questions to be attempted over 90 minutes, off a printed paper. However, there is another set of 75 questions, a Junior version if you will, to be taken over the 90 minutes, that is exclusively for school children. We hope to encourage a younger generation to the pain of hit-and-miss that all MQ takers are only too familiar with. More details on this over the next week.

MQ will be set by a team consisting of Debashree Mitra, Sreyashi Dastidar, Movin Miranda, Nishanth Raman and Venkataraman Ravindra.

 

AsiaSweep will consist of around 75 questions (to be read off a ppt) and is open to teams of a maximum of two people. Solo participants are also welcome. The quiz is being set by Dr Arul Mani, Nagaratna Patil, Sujata Sharma, Urmila Lakshmanan and Dibyendu Das.

 

MahaQuizzer will be held in all cities from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Reporting time for participants will be 10:00 AM. AsiaSweep will start at 3pm.

 

The person recording the highest score in MQ across all centres will hold the title of MahaQuizzer for 2019. She/he will also be awarded the Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. This trophy will be presented during ASKQANCE, the KQA Anniversary Open Quiz Festival scheduled for June 2020. We will publish the MQ schools ranking list separately.

AsiaSweep is open to teams of two members, irrespective of age or other affiliations. Solo participants are also welcome to try their luck.  A projector will be required to conduct AsiaSweep.

 

If you are interested in hosting MahaQuizzer or AsiaSweep (or both) in your city, please email Hrishikesh Varma or Dr. Arul Mani.

We will open registrations for MahaQuizzer and AsiaSweep in a few days’ time, once host cities and venues have been confirmed. Check back here in a few days time!

ASKQANCE 2019 – THE SCHEDULE

Once more ’round the sun – AsKQAnce 2019 continues to put the ‘annual’ in ‘KQA’s annual quiz fest’ by returning for another go – and has gone above and beyond the call of duty by continuing to be a quiz fest!

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, June 28th

10 AM: MahaMahaquizzer – a showdown between the top 16 quizzers in India, as determined by Mahaquizzer 2018.

230 PM: MegaWhats – a showndown between the top 16 quizzers quiz teams in India, as determined by MegaWhats 2019.

Audience is always welcome for MahaMahaquizzer and MegaWhats.

9 PM: The Sai-Tanic Verses (Quiz Night at the Courtyard)

Yes, AsKQAnce now has a nightlife! Come to the Courtyard in Shantinagar for a fun quiz at a great venue to wine and dine – it’s like dinner theatre, only a quiz. (https://goo.gl/maps/yAa52nLVm6oigQcx8)

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Saturday, June 29th

10 AM: Persiflage – the books quiz

High brow, low brow, middle brow… books and the people behind them. A few alternative titles: Rifle Pages, Book Lagi Hai, Tome Deaf, Readheads, Sheet Happens, Shelf Aware… sigh, #LitAF (millennials, please attend). Rest assured, the QMs are hard at work with the questions rather than the title.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

330 PM: Son of Lumiere – the movies quiz

The 11th edition of a movie quiz that just keeps getting better, like your favourite Indiana Jones Carry On the 11th movie in the MCU the reputation of Harvey We… FINE WINE. It keeps getting better like fine wine. The biggest and best movie quiz in the biz. Ask anyone.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Sunday, June 30th

10AM: By Hooke or by Crookes – the Sci/Tech quiz

Science, as in the science of everyday things. Technology, as in how the USB is inserted the wrong way up. Anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, anti-evolution crusaders and makers of mythological nukes are all welcome. No PhD required.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

230 PM: Gridlock – the Crossword Quiz

A take-to-lunch quiz that requires solving a printed grid containing approximately 30 clues. Most clues will have a predominant quizzing component and/or a cryptic clue. Winners determined on the number of correct answers. Ties, if any, will be broken by time taken.

An open quiz for teams of 2… well, the prizes are for two people, at any rate.

330PM: Sesame – the General Quiz

A general quiz. The general quiz of the calendar, even. After all, specialisation is for insects.

An open quiz for teams of 4.

Follow along for the latest updates at www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes or the AsKQAnce 2019 Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/421983465210687

Venue and other details to follow soon, but mark your calendars and make your plans – Bangalore, June 28-30th. Don’t miss it!

ASKQANCE 2018 – Results

The Woodstock of quizzing saw a total of 8 quizzes being held over three days, with old and new names turning up in the winners and finalists’ lists. Here are the full results:

1. Mahamahaquizzer, the showdown between the top 16 finishers of Mahaquizzer.

I – Vinoo Sanjay – 295 points
II – Manu Sudhakar – 260 points
III – Jayakanthan R – 241 points
IV – Arul Mani – 240 points
V – Samanth Subramanian – 235 points
V – Rahul Kottalgi – 235 points
VII – Anustup Datta – 220 points
VIII – Thejaswi Udupa – 215 points

2. MegaWhats, the National open quizzing championship.

I – Preetham Upadhya, Anustup Datta, Movin Miranda, Thejaswi Udupa (We Are Like This Wonly) – 201 points
II – Swaminathan Ganesh, Gopal Kidao, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 164 points
III – Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam, Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 160 points
IV – Vinoo Sanjay, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma (Matunga Manram) – 159 points
V – Rajiv Rai, Abhinav Dasgupta, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tiwari (Traveling Pillsbury) – 153 points
VI – Ravi Mundoli, Anil Kumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Naveen Jayakumar (Memory Bank) – 152 points
VII – Anannya Deb, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Suraj Menon, Kunal Sawardekar (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 147 points
VIII – Ramkey, Goach, Shafeeq, Alok (Sheikh Yerboutis) – 101 points

3.  Y Tu MoMA Tambien, the Arts Quiz at asKQAnce

I – Rahul Kottalgi, Anirudh Chari, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 208 points
II – Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan Ganesh, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 200 points
III – Navin Rajaram, Srinath Bhashyam, Kiran Vijayakumar, Manu Sudhakar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 142 points
IV – Mario Fernando, Vijaysarathy, Sreeram, Sankhya (Insignificant Others) – 130 points
V – Naveen Jayakumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Ravi Mundoli, Anil Kumar (Memory Blank) – 84 points
VI – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa (We Are Like This Wonly) – 75 points
VII – Suraj Menon, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Anannya Deb, Kunal Sawardekar (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 65 points
VIII – Debanjan Bose, Sachin Deshpande, Rohit Rao, Hari Nair – 60 points

4.  Son of Lumiere, the movie quiz at asKQAnce.

I – Balaji Thirumalai, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 291 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Vibhendu Tiwari, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde (Matunga Manram) – 247 points
III – Jinson Chacko, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Chandrakant Nair (CIDs from Kerala) – 189 points
IV – Kushan Patel, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 188 points
V – Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Mitesh Agarwal, Santosh Swaminathan, Ashwin Kumar – 187 points
VI – Abhinav Dasgupta, Manu Sudhakar, Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 125 points
VII – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Rajagopal PS, Arun Ramanathan (Mission 2018) – 92 points
VIII – Anagh Mukherjee, Prithwish Dutta, Abhishek Kapoor, Jyotesh Singh (Caveat Attemptor) – 90 points

5. GS Hiranyappa Memorial History-Geography Quiz at asKQAnce 2018

I – Kunal Sawardekar, Suraj Menon, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Anannya Deb (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 305 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma, Govind Grewal (Matunga Manram) – 250 points
III – Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 235 points
III – Anirudh Chari, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 235 points
V – Naveen Jayakumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Anil Kumar, Ravi Mundoli (Memory Blank) – 225 points
V – Kunal Savarkar, Jayashree Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani (Hammer and Tongs) – 225 points
VII – Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan Ganesh (QED) – 217 points
VIII – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa (We are Like This Wonly) – 140 points

6. Sesame, the General Open quiz at Askqance

I – Swaminathan Ganesh, Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao (QED) – 356 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma, Govind Grewal (Matunga Manram) – 326 points
III – Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 302 points
IV – Anirudh Chari, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 301 points
V – Jayashree Mohanka, Sreyashi Dastidar, Debashree Mitra, Preyoshi Ganguly (ShriDevis) – 293 points
VI – Sreshth Shah, P Srikanth, Partha Ghatak, Arindam Dutta (Last Action Heroes) – 267 points
VII – Debanjan Bose, Rohit Rao, Sachin Deshpande, Siddharth Pai (Peter Panchali) – 250 points
VIII – Rajiv Rai, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tiwari, Abhinav Dasgupta (Traveling Pillsbury) – 201 points

Congrats all.

ASKQANCE 2018 – REMINDER

This is the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday, June 30th

10 AM: Y Tu MoMA Tambien, the arts quiz for teams of 4.

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

3 PM: Son of Lumiere, a 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, a quiz on history/geography for teams of 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Nagaratna Patil, Rajagopal PS.

230 PM: Sesame, the general quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan.

All these quizzes are open to all .

Venue for all quizzes is the Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT) on Queens Road

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/T1e3xXnejQS2

Please call ++91  8884125047 if you have trouble finding the place

Apart from the open quizzes over the weekend, Mahamahaquizzer and the semis and finals of Megawhats will be conducted on Friday (29th) at IAT – do turn up to watch some of the country’s top quizzers in action.

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: Y Tu MoMA Tambien 

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!

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.