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

 

MegaWhats 2016 – Results

MegaWhats 2016 was attempted competitively by 140+ teams across 15 locations in India and one location in Dubai.

Post adjudication of all papers, the highest recorded score across all teams is 72 by We Are Like This (W)only from Bangalore comprising Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange, Ochintya Sharma and Thejaswi Udupa. Close behind are the Aardvarks from Mumbai with 70; Metaquizziks from Bangalore take third place, pipping Remembrance of Things Fast from Chennai on sudden death with both teams on a score of 68, and The Travelling Pillsburys from Mumbai round off the Top 5 with 67.

As before, the Top Ten teams from among the city winners will join the next six highest scoring teams in the semi-finals to be held as part of ASKQANCE 2016 in Bangalore on June 24. The qualifying cities are Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Goa, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore.

The non city-winner teams are from Bengaluru (MQ), Chennai (Memory Bank and QED), Mumbai (Travelling Pillsburys and Matunga Manram) and Dubai (The Mavericks). The organizers had pre-announced that teams from Dubai would only be considered in the ‘next 6’ category, and not as a city winner.

Victorious Secret from St James’ School, Kolkata comprising Daibayato Basu, Shourya Sarkar and Spandan Sengupta scored the highest among all school teams with 22, and the team calling themselves Kinky Tailor Sold Her Eye from Bhubaneswar scored the highest among all college teams with 49; they are also the city winners from BBSR and qualify for the semi-finals..

In Bangalore, the six teams who scored above 50 were:
We Are Like This (W)only – 72
Metaquizziks – 68
SJC Quizzers – 59
Forecasting Couch – 56
The Village People – 56
CIDs from Kerala – 52

“For more such team names come to Interrobang 2017” from Bangalore scored the highest among all college teams in the city with 41. “The Quizaders from Arul Mani Land” scored the highest in the school category in Bangalore with 19.

From international locations who took the quiz non-comp, we have received scores from Kuwait, which saw one team comprising Ramesh Athreya, Dr Boby,
R Karthikeyan and Rohan John record a score of 29 points.

All qualifying teams are requested to drop a note to venkyiimb@gmail.com confirming their availability in Bangalore for the semis on June 24. We need clear confirmation from the teams by May 31.

If any team is unable to make it to the semis, their slot will be offered to the next highest scoring team, starting with the team named Ingit Bergman from Mumbai.

Our congratulations to all the qualifiers and a big thank you to all the fellow quiz associations who organized this quiz at various locations.

The detailed results across all centres are given here:

  MegaWhats 2016 Rankings                  
RankingTeam NameCityCategoryScore
1We Are Like This (W)OnlyBengaluruOpen72National Winner (Q)
2AardvarksMumbaiOpen70City Winner (Q)
3MetaquizziksBengaluruOpen68Q
4Remembrance of things FastChennaiOpen68City Winner (Q)
5The Traveling PillsburysMumbaiOpen67Q
6Matunga ManramMumbaiOpen66Q
7Memory BankChennaiOpen65Q
8MegaWtfPuneOpen64City Winner (Q)
9Hammer and TongsKolkataOpen64City Winner (Q)
10Feni Vidi Vici Grouchy?GoaOpen61City Winner (Q)
11MavericksDubaiOpen60Q
12QEDChennaiOpen60Q
13Ingit BergmanMumbaiOpen59
14SJC QuizzersBengaluruOpen59
15Sheikh YerboutisDubaiOpen58
16Insignificant OthersChennaiOpen57
17Delhi RumDelhiOpen56City Winner (Q)
18Asslt'd NutsMumbaiOpen56
19Forecasting CouchBengaluruOpen56
20The Village PeopleBengaluruOpen56
21Bhaag Moti BhaagDelhiOpen53
22Swami And FriendsHyderabadOpen52City Winner (Q)
23CIDs from KeralaBengaluruOpen52
24Rebel AllianceChennaiOpen50
25Kinky Tailor Sold her EyeBhubaneswarCollege49College, City Winner (Q)
26Susa and Soda Bottle OpenersChennaiOpen49
27Varun, Logik, Gajju and PeelerajaBengaluruOpen47
28InmaniacsKolkataOpen46
29Vetes VulpesDelhiOpen45
30Vital SignsKolkataOpen45
31Charge of the Quiz BrigadeKolkataOpen44
32Three Guilty, One GoltiChennaiOpen43
33Kede bada HaramkorBhubaneswarOpen43
34RHCQBengaluruOpen42
35We Drink and We Don't Know ThingsDelhiOpen42
36For more such team names come to…BengaluruCollege41College Winner
375000 to 1KolkataCollege41College Winner
38Non College Quizzers from I.I.T. BombayMumbaiCollege40College Winner
39Bulbul Cuckoo Hoopoe MynahBengaluruOpen39
40Tirupur TughlaqsKovaiOpen39City Winner (Q)
41LDF Varum Ellam SheriyakumTVMOpen38City Winner
42Kivi & TeamBengaluruOpen38
43Quizzing for Nirvana!BengaluruOpen38
44Three and A Half MenChennaiCollege38College Winner
45The PolitburoPuneOpen38
46Team WargsPuneOpen38
47Doesn't MatterHyderabadOpen38
48Masters and PadawansPuneOpen37
49MSSSHyderabadCollege37College Winner
50Mission RecognitionChennaiCollege36
51Sankhli SamuraisBengaluruOpen35
52Mother and ChillerPuneOpen35
53Heisenberg: The Man, the Myth, the LegendHyderabadOpen35
54Team ZS (Work life imbalance)PuneOpen34
55Guns, Germs and thighsMumbaiOpen34
56Ishaan, Sohail, ShubhankarDelhiOpen33
57Jayant, Utkarsh, Alan, JayaprakashBengaluruOpen33
58JUST IN TIMEThrissurOpen33City Winner
59Bulbul Cuckoo Hoopoe MynahMysuruOpen33City Winner
60Four horsemen of the apoplecticsKolkataOpen32
61IOSS Shwarman's UnitedDubaiCollege32College Winner
62Bosskey and the HeartistsChennaiOpen32
63Sangeeth, Sreehari, Arunav, AdityaGoaCollege31College Winner
64Megawhatever Floats Your BoatBengaluruOpen31
65The LanternsHyderabadOpen29
66Doctors without OrdersPuneCollege29College Winner
67Pune QuizzersPuneOpen28
68Shreyas and teamBengaluruCollege27
69SOMALAYALISThrissurOpen27
70Martyrs of Succulent KarooChennaiOpen27
71AC and AFMCPuneCollege27
72Mega ScrewupsBengaluruCollege26
73Farzee DegreeKolkataCollege26
74PotpouriMumbaiOpen26
75Somali PiratesTVMOpen26
76Dubai IrregularsDubaiOpen25
77Sheyal PanditKolkataCollege25
78QUIZ MAFIAThrissurCollege25College Winner
79Akshay, Devna, RohanDelhiOpen25
80The Kolaveri QuartetMumbaiOpen24
81NAKUL AKHIL MITHUN SREERAGThrissurCollege24
82RBI + 1TVMOpen23
83Deathly SilenceMumbaiOpen23
84Pirates of SomaliaBengaluruOpen23
85Four Wise MonkeysKovaiOpen23
86Soumya, Adarsh, Bikash, PuneetBhubaneswarCollege22
87Nayan, Kalyan, Bhibuti, KamalGuwahatiOpen22City Winner
88ABCDGoaOpen22
89Blind Man Driving VolkswagenMumbaiOpen22
90QriousBengaluruOpen22
91Victorious SecretKolkataSchool22School Winner
92K.O.PThrissurCollege22
93ABHIRAMI NEERAJ NANDU SOHAILThrissurCollege22
94664 Neighbours of the BeastChennaiCollege22
95Toughie DaPuneCollege22
96Pata NahinDelhiCollege21College Winner
97Tera HertzBengaluruOpen21
98VIRYA QUIZCLUBThrissurOpen21
99League of Ordinary GentlemenPuneOpen21
100CQFDelhiOpen20
101No team namePuneCollege20
102Sub-ZeroHyderabadCollege20
103The FourthsDelhiCollege19
104PenpushersMumbaiOpen19
105The Powerpuff GirlsDelhiOpen19
106The Quizaders from Arul Mani LandBengaluruSchool19School Winner
107Anam, Sandipan, AmlanSilcharCollege19City, College Winner
108S.S.BiryaniPuneOpen19
109Prasad, Shashank, Sriram, AdityaMumbaiOpen19
110Salt N PepperTVMOpen19
111Teams are too MainstreamBengaluruSchool18
112Pirates of TravancoreTVMOpen18
113Rituraj, Raj, Hirok, AryamanSilcharCollege18
114BIJU UNITEDThrissurOpen18
115Some Random Thing daBengaluruCollege17
116Mega Banthu MegaBengaluruOpen17
117Somashish and teamKolkataOpen17
118ONCE UPON A TIME IN GECThrissurOpen17
119Ooh La LaChennaiSchool17
120Vishu, Krishna, Siddarth, VishalChennaiSchool17School Winner
121Mysore PakMysuruOpen17
122Half Baked Hash BrowniesBengaluruCollege16
123BNPDelhiCollege16
124Three Men in a QuizDelhiCollege16
125Doctor Dope Iyer and HigherKovaiCollege15College Winner
126Trump's WallChennaiCollege15
127The Wise QuackersPuneCollege14
128Chaar AayogDelhiOpen13
129Forty TwoChennaiSchool13
130Megawhat?HyderabadCollege11
131Haseen KamineyBhubaneswarCollege10
132Ramb-OMysuruCollege10College Winner
133S#!t HappensTVMOpen10
134Les QuizerablesDubaiOpen9
135Kool Town QuizzersBengaluruOpen9
136XQL5292824MysuruCollege9
137NIT pickersGoaCollege8
138Four Angry MenKovaiCollege7
139Q Ball ClubKovaiSchool7School Winner
140Suryanarayan and TeamKovaiCollege6
141Mohit, Pritom, MayankGuwahatiCollege5College Winner
142Sanatan and UttamBhubaneswarCollege4
143Karma InsideKovaiCollege3
144NM QuizzersKovaiSchool1

asKQAnce 2015 – Schedule

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year and is hosting asKQAnce – a three-day festival of quizzing from Friday to Sunday, June 26 to 28, 2015. All the quizzes will be held at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists on Queen’s Road. This is the schedule:

Friday, June 26
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – MegaWhats Semi Final 1 by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM – MegaWhats Semi Final 2 by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Cannabis Indica – the India Quiz by Navin Rajaram and Hrishikesh Varma

Saturday, June 27
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Kibitz Simple – the Sports Quiz by Sohan Maheshwar, Manish Achuth and Alagarsamy AP
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – MegaWhats National Finals by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar
4:30 PM to 9:30 PM – Son Of Lumiere – the Films Quiz by Santosh Swaminathan and Anustup Datta

Sunday, June 28
10 AM to 1:30 PM – Collected Works – the Arts Quiz by Vivek Karthikeyan and Venky Srinivasan
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Sesame – the Open General Quiz by Mitesh Agarwal and Thejaswi Udupa (with breaks for hi-tea and prize distribution for Mahaquizzer/MegaWhats)

The time taken from IAT to the airport is about 75 minutes and the Cantonment railway station is only five minutes away. Please plan your return trip accordingly.

Look forward to seeing all of you at asKQAnce 2015.

Mega-Whats 2015 Results

A total of 129 teams from 16 centres in India and Dubai wrote Mega-Whats 2015. These are the toppers in each category:

Open: QED (Samanth, Swami, JK, Gopal) from Chennai – 86

College: The Fake is a Lie (Abhishek Kapoor, Jyotesh Singh, Anagh Mukherjee, Apratim Mukhopadhyay) from Delhi – 60

School: Les Quizerables (Shrey, Vignesh) & Eternal Moonshine of the Spotless Behind (Akhil Nori, Gaurang, Akhil Siddharth, Shaurya), both from Bangalore – 17

These are all the scores after re-correction, with city winners in each category indicated. As was done last year, the top 10 city winners and remaining 6 top scores qualify for the finals. In case any teams drop out, their spots will be filled by the remaining highest team overall. Tie-breaks were resolved by sudden death from the first question.

Our heartfelt thanks to all the city quiz associations and proctors who helped us hold Mega-Whats this year.

No.TeamsCityScoreCategory
1QED (Samanth, Swami, JK, Gopal)Chennai86Open - City Winner (Q)
2Insignificant Others (Sankhya, Sreeram, Vijay Sarathi, Ramanan)Chennai79Open (Q)
3We Are Like This Wonly (Bhargava, Movin, Anustup, Udupa)Bangalore77Open - City Winner (Q)
4Memory Bank (Anil, Ravi, Dr. Jayakumar, Mrs. Jayakumar)Chennai71Open (Q)
5Matunga Manram (Vinoo Sanjay, Balakrishnan S, Nikhil Sonde, Govind Grewal)Mumbai71Open - City Winner (Q)
6Latabai ki Kasam (Vikram Joshi, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tiwari, Anil K.)Mumbai70Open (Q)
7Mitesh (solo) (Mitesh, Mitesh II, Mitesh III, I need no fourth)Bangalore69Open (Q)
8Swami and Friends (Alagar Samy, Krishnamurthi J, Lakshmi J, Mustafa Hashmi)Hyderabad67Open - City Winner (Q)
9Hammer and Tongs (Jayashree Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, A. Guha, S. Guha)Kolkata66Open - City Winner (Q)
10Ingit Bergman (Ingit, Shubhankar G., Anannya Deb, Aniket Khasgiwale)Mumbai65Open (Q)
11CIDs From Kerala (Captain, VR, Buffalo, Jithin)Bangalore64Open (Q)
12Aardvarks (Avinash Mudaliar, Ramya M., Rahul Kottalgi, Arjo Ganguly)Mumbai64Open
13Rebels Without A QuizChennai62Open
14Krishnamurthi G, Ramkey V, Alok M and ShafeekDubai61Open - City Winner (Q)
15The Fake is a Lie (Abhishek Kapoor, Jyotesh Singh, Anagh Mukherjee, Apratim Mukhopadhyay)Delhi60Open/College - City Winner (Q)
16Delhi Ke Thugs (Dr. Bhattacharya, Kunal Malhotra, P. Srikant, Shresth Shah)Delhi59Open
16Surreal and Fluoroscent (Salil Bijur, Aadisht Khanna, Ajay Parasuraman, Ashwath V)Delhi59Open
16Sober, High, Higher and Aiyer (Rohit Rao, Anand Aiyer, Siddarth Pai, Jayadev Bhaskaran)Bangalore59Open
16Mega WTF (Suraj Menon, Aditya Gadre, Srirang Raddi, Kunal S)Pune59Open - City Winner (Q)
20Concious Recoupling (Ajay Jaisinghani, Tanmay Prusty, Preyoshi Ganguly, Siddharth Sen)Delhi58Open
20ICNH (Anil Raghavan, Harikrishnan, Jaidev, Manu Sudhakar)Thrissur58Open - City Winner (Q)
22Petit Bourgeois (Sahitha, Roshith, Vijay)Delhi56Open
23SJC Quizzers (Arul Mani, Sachin, Nagaratna, Sripradha)Bangalore55Open
23Collected Works of Nexus Baggage (Keshava Guha, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan, Navin Rajaram)Bangalore55Open
25The Djinns in Jeans (Tothagata C, Vinod Krishnan, Abhinav K, Shreekanth Reddy)Delhi52Open
26Deviprasad, Balaji, Arun, RajuChennai51Open
26Inmaniacs (Gautam Ghosh, Abhijit Banerjee, Bhaskar Datta, Anirudh Chari)Kolkata51Open
28Forecasting Couch (SRS, Logik, Anand, Keshav)Bangalore50Open
29Suvajit C., Prithwish, Karthik Ganesh, Shamika M. Mumbai49Open
30Raunaq, Jonathan, Sumer and SandeepanDubai48Open
31Idivettum Pemariyum (Nilima Rajdev, Justin T, Ashwin Sudhir, Niranjan Sudhir)Trivandrum47Open - City Winner (Q)
32Feni Vidi Vici Grouchy (Nitish Wagle, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Rajiv D’Silva, Aniruddha Sengupta)Panjim47Open - City Winner
33Tirupur Tughlaqs (Yogeesh Pai, Surya, Indumathi, C.R. Naveen)Coimbatore46Open - City Winner
338.5 (Sachin, Varun, Adjitya, Manish)Bangalore46Open
35Megha Vats (Achyuth, Pranjal, Murty)Delhi45Open
36Matric Fail Inc (Bhrigu Talukdar, Akshay Seal, Pranami Tamuli, Amrit Pritam Chetia)Guwahati44Open - City Winner
37Vanar Sena (Sasidhar, Ritvik, Niyam, Keshav)Bangalore43College - City Winner
38The Zero Whats (Chirag, Chetan, Abhay, Rahul)Bangalore42Open
39Kasturiba Nagar KasamusaChennai41Open
39We Are From IINChennai41College - City Winner
414 Monks Without a Straw (Lathish, Debji, Rahul, Nishant)Bangalore40Open
41Bannerghatta Jammers (Abhilash, Debashish, Jayaprakash, Sreyashi)Bangalore40Open
41Soda Bottle Opener Wallahs (Prasanna, Jose, Shilpa, Priyambad)Hyderabad40Open
44Booze is the Cigaratte of Our Energy (Abhinav Dhar, Jyoti Prakash Panda, Saransh Mohapatra, Sheikh Wasim Sajjad)Bhubaneswar39Open - City Winner
45Nishant, Maitrey, KarthikBangalore38Open
45Trivially Challenged (Arko Ganguli, Mayank Majumdar, Shayak Chakraborty, Somashish Ghosh)Kolkata38Open
47Abhijeet, Rithwik, Rushabh, SreeramThrissur37Open
48Abijit, Abid, Kunal, SiddhanthChennai36College
49Deplorable (Pankaj Pukhan, Deepak Padmkumar, Garima Paul, Udita Gaurav)Delhi35Open
49Beer View Mirror (Vijay, Avijeet, Harsimran, Shiva)Bangalore35Open
49Sex and the Old City (Mithilesh.G, Vishal.B, Bharadwaj P., Shreyas.D)Hyderabad35Open
49Atul, Abhishikth, Vamsi, KrishanHyderabad35Open
53Undecided (Shyama, Ananya, Allan, Supreeth)Bangalore33Open
54Sana, Vinod, Varun, RameshChennai32Open
54Srisha, VishnuBangalore32Open
56Some Real Devotees of Kinetic Energies (Debashish, Sarbajit, Devarshi, SRD)Kolkata31Open
57Will Manikam Make It (Katik M, Atishay S, Aditya, Vashistha)Delhi30Open
57Keshy Venks is MassChennai30Open
57NLSIU (Parth, Jeydev, Abhishek, Osho)Bangalore30College
57Why So Studious? (Pranav, Nanjundeshwara, Hans George, Moshir Harsh)Bangalore30College
61Balwant Rai ke Kutte (Shalim, Kapinjal, Jitaditya)Delhi29Open
61Two Night Stand (Sameer Dharur, Murtuza Hashmi, Lokesh Kaza, Sukruth Koundinya)Hyderabad29College - City Winner
61Gokul, Arnold, KhagendraPune29Open
64Girish, Sulagna, UtkarshBangalore28Open
64Old Monks (Dr. Nirmal Joy, Dr. Alby John, Er. Jose Thomas, Er. Munidarshan) Trivandrum28Open
64Nakul H., Subin Gafoor, Vishnu.S. KumarThrissur28College - City Winner
67Abhishek Veeraraghavan, Rama Subramanian and Rahul KhatriMysore27Open/College - City Winner
67Devang Ghia, Sumeet Pai, Suresh RaoMumbai27Open
67Maximus Minimus (Amrit Sharma, Nayan Medhi, Jyotishsman Gogoi, Souvik Bhattacharjee)Guwahati27Open.
67Eleventh Hour (Satwik Raut, Sampad Pattanaik, Baibaswata)Bhubaneswar27Open
71Vivin K, Shreyas and ShreyasDubai26Open
71Totally BlankChennai26Open
73Adda Quiz (Subhasish Dutta, Anubhav Joshi, Abhishek Patiri, Ashutosh Das)Tezpur25Open/College - City Winner
73Sheyal Pandits (Shinjon Chatterjee, Dipanjan Pal, Debtanu Sen, Arnab Auddy)Kolkata25College - City Winner
75Murali, Rajesh Sharma, Rajesh Panicker and PulinDubai24Open
76Shantanu G, Sampuran, KartikPune23College - City Winner
77Mega-Whatevers (Srijit Kumar, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Vishwanath Rajan, Ajey Patil)Panjim22Open
77X Factor From Barak Valley (Dipankar Sharma, Aveek Baruah, Amitabh Sharma)Guwahati22College - City Winner
79Ittiam (Venkatramana, Umang, Deepshika)Bangalore21Open
79Whatever!! (Adhithyan, Tharunya, Jyothishraj)Bangalore21College
81Wein Chun (Santhosh, Ashwin, Annirudh, Vishnu)Coimbatore20College - City Winner
81Baba Black Sheep (Sachin B)Delhi20Open
81Team 9 From Outer Space (Ravi, Lochan, Rahul, Itishree)Bangalore20Open
814 Chan Loka (Aditya, Deven, Omkar, Kaustubh)Pune20Open
81The M.A.S.K. (Midhun S, Ashish John, Sudev N.M., Ibrahim Khaleel)Thrissur20College
86Praneet, AusmitaChennai19Open
87Aldona Apples (Kanchan Gatward, Kv Gouthami, Beverly Mendonca, Viola Rodrigues)Panjim18Open
87Subzero (N.Shravya, S. Kaustubh, Tushant, V.Rahul)Hyderabad18College
87Cowboys from Chennai (Kaushik T G, Goutham S.)Mumbai18Open
90Les Quizerables (Shrey, Vignesh)Bangalore17School - City Winner
90Eternal Moonshine of the Spotless Behind (Akhil Nori, Gaurang, Akhil Siddharth, Shaurya)Bangalore17School - City Winner
90Kaatu Freakz (Roshan Zain, Arun S, Aravind M J, Athul Ajay)Trivandrum17College - City Winner
90Ashwini’s Boys (Paul Gatward, Ashwini Patil, Anant Prabhu, Linus)Panjim17Open
90Mega Pots (Sahil, Alok, Saswat, Prateik)Pune17Open
95MYZORNIS (Sandipan Goswami, Amlan Phukan, Padmanav Barua, Saurav Das)Guwahati16College.
95Micro-Whats (Toyad Pattanaik, Prateek Mishra, Soumya R. Mohanty, Adarsh K. Mohapatra)Bhubaneswar16School - City Winner
97We Have To Give Now Only? (Tanay Ravi, Aabharan H)Bangalore15School
9712/3 Berley Burlians (Deepayan, Abhijit, Archit, Sanket Tripathy)Bhubaneswar15College - City Winner
97ACubed+D (Anoop Joby, Aravind Anil, Denita Mendez, Abdul Vahid P.A.)Thrissur15College
100Vetla Vettiya Irukom (Harikrishna, Sathya Narayanan, Aravind, Surya Narayanan PCoimbatore14College
100The Piggs Bosons (Atharva, Chaitanya, Kaivalya Karkare, Ashwin Mascarenhas)Panjim14School - City Winner
100Docsons (Binu Raju George, Serin, Unnikrishnan Menon)Thrissur14Open
103M Karthikeyan, Prasath PR, Poorani, GayatriCoimbatore13College
103Ninety-Four (Ajith John Joshua, Saloni,
Manish Agarwal)
Delhi13Open
103Invictus (Shashank, Rutvik)Bangalore13School
103Bribed the Quiz Master (Animesh Swain, Soham Panda, Anurag Bhol, Mukti Pradhan)Bhubaneswar13Open
103The Infernos (Aaditya R, Aman)Thrissur13College
108Ooh La La MalalaChennai12School - City Winner
108Amateur Mature (Sushant, Anish, Abhishek)Bangalore12Open
108Bajaunga Again (Akshat, Pranav, Surya, Anshuman)Bhubaneswar12School
111Quizards (Anand S Pillay, Akshay B Vinayak, Zaman S Khan, Vishakh ValiathanTrivandrum11College
111Rambo (Sridhar)Trivandrum11Open
111Titans (Deepak Nandakumar, Ashlyn Tom, Kishor S, Akhil O. Asok)Thrissur11College
114Qzer's (Surat S, Nithyaselvan R, Dhilip R, Vivek Kannai K)Coimbatore10College
114Jal Jazeera (Sujit J Patil, Ashish Negi)Delhi10College
114Two and Two More Men (Hassan, Amaresh Sarangi, K. Abhisek, N.S. Swarup)Bhubaneswar10College
114Unusual Suspects (Debajyoti, Nishant, Prajwal)Pune10Open
118WhiskypediaChennai9College
118Abhijit S Gupta, Sridhar Sashank, Tejas JoshiBangalore9College
118The Quizaders of Arul Mani - Land (Saishyam, Arjun, Rahul, Malavika)Bangalore9School
118Sai Karthik, Siddharth, Keshava, Sunil KumarHyderabad9Open
118Vertigo (Jishnu, Maya, Vishnu, Kannan A.)Thrissur9College
123The InvinciblesChennai8Open
123Yolo, Who Go Solo! (Karthik, Jibran, Siddarth)Bangalore8College
123Erudite Challenge (Spandan Dash, Anwesh Das, Ronisha Das)Bhubaneswar8School
126Tezpur7College
127Spartans (Kishore, Akash, Vishnu, Aravind)Coimbatore3Open
128Vidhya Niketan Public School (Ashwath Sibi, Naresh K, Sivnarayan)Coimbatore2School - City Winner
129Youngster (Antony A. Jaison & co)Thrissur1School - City Winner

ASKQANCE 2014

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. We will be hosting a series of quizzes as part of ASKQANCE 2014 – a 2.5 day festival of open quizzes.

All quizzes will be held at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 27, 2014

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Megawhats Semi Finals 1 by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar – line-up to be announced in a couple of weeks

3:15 to 4:45 PM – Megawhats Semi Finals 2 – line-up to be announced in a couple of weeks

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Capital Punishment – the Social Sciences Quiz by Alagarsamy AP and Rajagopal PS – prelims followed by finals for the Top 8 teams – Teams of 4 or less

Saturday, June 28, 2014

9:15 AM to 12:45 PM – Flying Dutchmen – the Sports and Travel Quiz by Sohan Maheshwar and Venkatesh Srinivasan – prelims followed by finals for the Top 8 teams – Teams of 4 or less

1:45 PM to 4:00 PM – Megawhats National Finals

4:15 PM to 9:30 PM – Son of Lumiere – the Films Quiz by Anustup Datta and Santosh Swaminathan – prelims followed by finals for the Top 8 teams – Teams of 4 or less

Sunday, June 29, 2014

9:15 AM to 12:45 PM – Collected Works – the Arts Quiz by Vivek Karthikeyan and Hrishikesh Varma – prelims followed by finals for the Top 8 teams – Teams of 4 or less

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Newton’s Cradle – the Science and Technology Quiz by Navin Rajaram – Written Quiz for teams of 2 or less – Prizes for the Top 3 teams

3:15 PM to 7:30 PM – Sesame – the Open General Quiz by Thejaswi Udupa and Mitesh Agarwal – prelims followed by finals for the Top 8 teams – Teams of 4 or less.

We will also be giving out the trophies for the winner of the 30th Anniversary Mahaquizzer edition held in Dec 2013 and the National Champion of Megawhats 2014 between the prelims and the finals of Sesame. There will also be a KQA-hosted high-tea for all participating teams.

All quizzes will carry an entry fee of Rs 100/team, except for school teams. Prizes for all finalists in all the quizzes. Look forward to seeing all of you in June!

Mega-Whats 2014 – All India Results

A total of 130 teams from 12 centres across India took Mega-Whats 2014. These are the toppers in each category:

Open: MetaQuizziks (Borun, Santosh, Ashwin, Mitesh) from Bangalore – 87

College: Kasturba Nagar Kasamusa (Jayadev, Swaroop, Anand, Siddharth) from Chennai – 59

School: The Good For Nothings (Anand PS, Saeel Pai, R Samyak, Vedang Acharya) from Panjim – 29

These are all the scores, with city winners in each category indicated. The top 10 city winners and remaining 6 top scores qualify for the finals.

Not to be forgotten, our heartfelt thanks to all the city quiz associations that helped us hold Mega-Whats this year.

The Dubai quiz club also arranged to take Mega-Whats 2014 over their weekend, scores have been added separately below.

No.Team NameCityScoreCategory  
1MetaQuizziks (Borun, Santosh, Ashwin, Mitesh)Bangalore87Open (City Winner)
2QED (Swami, Samanth, Gopal, Jayakanthan)Chennai81Open (City Winner)
3Insignificant Others (Sankhya, Sreeram, Vijay, Ramanan)Chennai80Open (Qualified)
We Are Like This Wonly (Anustup, Thejaswi, Ochintya, Sumanth)Bangalore80Open (Qualified)
5Aardvarks (Rahul S. Kottalgi, Aryapriya, Avinash, Ramya)Pune72Open (City Winner)
Hastily Put Together (Vikram Joshi, Vinoo Sanjay, Vibhendu and Bala)Mumbai72Open (City Winner)
7Mega-WTF (Gadre, Ramanand, Suraj, Kunal)Pune70Open (Qualified)
8Mustafa (Debashree, Lahar, Vijay, Vinod)Bangalore67Open (Qualified)
9Feni Vedi Vici and return of VG (Vidyadhar Gadgil, Nitish Wagle, Rajiv D'Silva, Annie Sen Gupta)Panjim66Open (City Winner)
Memory Bank (Saranya, Navin, Pravin, Anil)Chennai66Open (Qualified)
Forecasting Couch (Keshav, Ajay, Sumeer, SRS)Bangalore66Open (Qualified)
12Samy, Mamy, Barmy & Army (Alagar, Lakshmi, Bhargava, Khadiya)Hyderabad65Open (City Winner)
13Hammer and Tongs (Shouvik Guha, Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani)Kolkata61Open (City Winner)
Super Mario & Bros (Rohit, Mario, Pranav, Sudharshan)Chennai61Open
15Voulez-Vous Quizzer Avec Moi? (Annanya Deb, Shubhankar Gokhale, S. Venkatraghavan, Abhinav Dasgupta)Mumbai60Open
Inmaniacs (Gautam Ghosh, Abhijit Banerjee, Sudip Kalyan Roy, Anirudh Chari)Kolkata60Open
CIDs From Kerala (Captain, VR, Jithin, Hrishi)Bangalore60Open
18Kasturba Nagar Kasamusa (Jayadev, Swaroop, Anand, Siddharth)Chennai59College (All-India College winner)
19Swalpa Adjust Maadi (Balaji, Devi Prasad, Rajagopal, Arun)Chennai56Open
20We Made It (Abhishek Kapoor, Apratim Mukhopadhyay, Jyotesh Singh, Prateek Vijayvargia)Delhi55Open & College (City Winner)
Collected Works of Nexus Baggage (Venky, JK, Navin, Kivi)Bangalore55Open
22SJC Quizzers (Arul, Mollika,Sripradha)Bangalore54Open
23Family and Friend (Kaushik Chatterjee, Suchishree Chatterjee, Shaayak Chatterjee, Rushi Anandan)Mumbai53Open
Quiz Zara Zara (Dr. S. Bhatta, Priyamvada, Kazi, Amrit)Delhi53Open
25Salil, Maitreya, Nishanth, AbhishekBangalore52Open
26ICNH (Manu Sudhakar, Anil Raghavan)Thrissur50Open (City Winner)
Pilanian Eruption (Srisha, Utsab, KC, Eswar)Pune50Open
PMWP - Pussy Money Weed Peace (Mustafa Hashmi, Aditya Vikram, Rohan Naidu, Krishna Akhil)Hyderabad50Open
Tughluq (Udatta, Ajay, Ninad, Abhinav)Delhi50Open
Samaadhi's Minions (Murthy, Achyut Sanjay, Krittika Adhikary, Kiran)Delhi50Open
31Just In Time (Arun, Abhijit, Rushabh, Ashok)Thrissur48Open
32Undappori (Abid, Ravi, Roshith)Mumbai47Open
NITK (Ashwin, Pranav, Karthik, Soumya)Bangalore47College (City Winner)
34Quad Core Quizzers (Amit Pandya, Debashish, Karthik Ganesh, Sachin)Mumbai46Open
35Rag Tag (Ameya Samant, Suresh Kumar, Nikhil Sonde, Devang Ghia)Mumbai45Open
In It To Win It (Anjan, Lokeshwaran, Kartik, Arjun Murali)Coimbatore45Open (City Winner)
37Psychoceramics (Kshitij, Safal, Anurakshat, Maitreyi)Pune44Open
Every Doctor Has His Day (Dr. Sudhir Pai, Ajit V Rao, Dr. Mathew David, Anirudh)Bangalore44Open
39Post Quiz Bowwow (Samrat, Arnold, Avaneendra, Navin)Pune43Open
Some Real Devotees of Kinetic Energies (Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Somnath Chanda, Sumanta Gupta, SRD)Kolkata43Open
Khaali Peeli (Sarada Anne, Prasanna, Debjit, Anupam)Hyderabad43Open
The Village People (Tanmay, Preyoshi, Sreekanth, Sid Sen)Delhi43Open
43Twain (Prithwish, Sivajit, Kaushik, Vishnu)Mumbai42Open
Quattro (Sachin, Viswesh, Allen, Keshav)Bangalore42Open
45No Mata What You Call Us (Aditya, Bala, Gokul, Prashanth)Delhi39College
Balwantrai Ke Kuttey (Jitaditya, Bhaskar, Sandipan, Atul)Delhi39Open
47Sex Pistols (Veenu, Ashwin, Ananth, Rahul)Panjim38Open
48What's in a name? (Viola Rodrigues, Rhyes D'Souza, Shubham Tiwari, Shashwat Salgocar)Panjim36Open
This is also an important matterGuwahati36Open (City Winner)
Team of 4 (Kamal, Jitamitra, Saswat, Hari)Bhubaneswar36Open (City Winner)
51Docs and Sons (Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon, Dr. Binu Raju George, Niranjan Nair, Suraj Menon)Thrissur34Open
Rohan, Omkar, Payas, VibhavPune34Open
Doctor, Lawyer, Artist, PseudoEngineer (Sameer, Lokesh, Murtuza, Sukruth)Hyderabad34College (City Winner)
Team InfyChennai34Open
Rishi, Nikhil, Kunal, SiddhanthChennai34College
No Clue (Mayur, Mahesh, Arjun)Bangalore34Open
57Samaadhi's Disciples (Ankur Kaul, Anand Rao, Vinayak)Mumbai33College (City Winner)
M & the Chip Monks (Maya, Srikanth, Sumanth)Bangalore33Open
59Tirupur Tughlaqs (Senthil, Yogesh Pai, Prathaban)Coimbatore32Open
60Banda! Bindaas (Omkar, Jyoti Prakash, Sampad, Debashish)Bhubaneswar31College (City Winner)
42 (Ananya, Utkarsh, Pradyoth, Shyam)Bangalore31Open
Surprise Butt-Sex!! (Vishnu, Avaneendra, Balaji)Bangalore31College
63Abki Baari Matahari (Vivek, Abhishek, Anurag, Sumantra)Mumbai30Open
Akhil's Team (Akhil, Gayatri, Rahul, Aditya)Delhi30Open
65The Good For Nothings (Anand PS, Saeel Pai, R Samyak, Vedang Acharya)Panjim29School (All-India School Winner)
Moshir, Kartik, Hans George, Abhishek ShettyBangalore29College
Yaako Doubt (Aditya, Bhargava, Pranjali)Bangalore29Open
68Made in ChinaChennai28College
69The Powerpuff Boys (Lucky Kaul, Yash, Siddharth B Rao, Arjun)Hyderabad27School (City Winner)
Kozhikoddan Vazhapazham (Jinson, Sreejesh, Vishnu, Nandakumar)Delhi27Open
713G (Ramesh, Soundar, Shwetha)Bangalore26Open
72Beltola Kingdom BluesGuwahati25Open
You Tell Me (Barghav, Tanay)Bangalore25School (City Winner)
74Megawhatevers (Aditi, Gokul, Anway, Anurag)Pune23Open
Swedish House MaamiyarsChennai23College
Bajaunga!!! (Adarsh, Akshat, Pranav, Ritesh)Bhubaneswar23School (City Winner)
77Aak Pak Karepak (Pratyush, Akash, Kali)Mumbai22Open
Achint, Sri, KB, ArpitBangalore22Open
79Manjit, Nikhil, Vineet, NishitMumbai21Open
One Short of MajorityChennai21Open
Full Enthu Da (Chaitanya, Keerthan, Rohan, Sumanth)Bangalore21Open
82Most Wanted (Sriram, Aditya, Prasad, Adarsh)Mumbai20Open
RBI (Harita, Siddharth, Saugata)Mumbai20Open
Trivially Challenged (Nihal George, Chirag, Ishan, Prateek)Bangalore20Open
85The Fashionably Late Comers (Tanmay, Khadpe, Mohnish, Kunal)Panjim19School
Legion of Doom (Adwait, Shivam, Shashwat, Sudarshan)Mumbai19School (City Winner)
Babu Blacksheep (Chaitanya, Sharath Babu, Varun Reddy)Bangalore19Open
88Sudarshan, Shakeel, Amlan NasoomGuwahati18College (City Winner)
Pati, Patni aur Woe (Hemant, Haripriya, Vishwas)Bangalore18Open
90Inquizitive (Aditya Trivedi, Arpit Jain, Hindol Hazra, Surbhi Verma)Mumbai17School
Why So Studious??Chennai17College
92Vishnu Vijay, Shibin Azad, Aravind Anil, MidhunThrissur16Open
Logos (Sankar Roy, Rajib Roy)Kolkata16Open
Four Musketeers (Mukilan, Pranav, Surya Narayanan, Atitya Ragul)Coimbatore16College (City Winner)
Nameless WondersChennai16School (City Winner)
Shravan, VivekChennai16College
Three Men and a Goat (Akhil, Gaurang, Shaurya, Amith)Bangalore16School
984 Angry Men (Shyam, Hari, Anand, Akhilesh)Thrissur15School (City Winner)
RamachandranChennai15Open
100Unusual Suspects (Debajyoti, Prajwal, Souvik)Pune14Open
The HobbitsGuwahati14College
AbkiBaar (Abhinash, Joydeep, Amruta)Bhubaneswar14College
103Quiz Mafia (Aswin, Jomy, Samuel, Swathi)Thrissur13College (City Winner)
Team Rocket (Chinmay, Aniruddha, Pratik, Soham)Panjim13School
10513th Legion (Akhil R Nair, Feny Jay, Sivakumar, Vaisak)Thrissur12Open
Jurassic Sparx (Ashwin, Siddharth, Chaitanya, Kaivalya)Panjim12School
Team Thalaiva (Yash, Vishal, Akash, Rajat)Panjim12School
Ellipsis + 1 (Kavin Aadithiyan, Kathikeyan, Gowtham Sriram, Prasath)Coimbatore12College
Sharath, Sai Prasanth, Hari Krishna, Aayush PoddarCoimbatore12College
110Rahul Varma, Sohail NijasThrissur11College
Engicos (Praduya Rane, Akash Kulkarni, Mayur Shet, Suraj Kamat)Panjim11College (City Winner)
Dream Killers (Susan Das, Kaustav Das, Piyush Mishra, Subradeep)Bhubaneswar11School
113Caution: Explosive Brains (Muhammad Hashmi, Yashovardhan Shetty, Pranav Mihir Kandada)Hyderabad10School
LakshmyBangalore10Open
Bottom Line (Ananta, Mufaddal)Bangalore10Open
116Xquizite (Nilarghya, Ritabrata, Arunabha)Kolkata9School (City Winner)
Team StresswaGuwahati9College
Cool Town Quizzers (Chandrasekhar)Bangalore9Open
119Kamal KaustavGuwahati8Open
Three and a Half Men (Lokesh, Ajai, Kanishk, Arvind)Coimbatore8College
Siddharth, Karthik, Ankush, BenedictBangalore8Open
122Wonder Wizards (Prateek Mishra, Sankalp Mohanty, Pattanaik)Bhubaneswar7School
FAPS 8th Std (Mihir, George, John, Siddhant)Bangalore7School
Blunders Pride (Deven, Soumya)Bangalore7Open
125Error 404 Team Not Found (Shubham, Siddharth, Hemang, Viplav)Mumbai6School
126Neharika, KritikaPune5Open
Google United (Ayush, Abhed, Sriram, Aditya)Panjim5School
Spartans (Sai Krishnan, Ramanathan, Nishanth, Aneesh)Coimbatore5Open
Team K (Siddharth Mishra, Rahul Dey, S. Dey)Bhubaneswar5Open
Illuminati (Anirudh, Amogh, Atul P, Atul Simha)Bangalore5Open

Dubai scores:

1. Alok Mohan, Shafeek M K, Ramkey V – 56
2. Raunaq P, Jonathan, Zahid R, Sandeepan – 41
3. Anirudh S, Shreyas R, Shreyas S, Sahil G – 33
4. Srini K, Antara J, Ranjani J, Raghu, Ambarish – 21
5. Sherin, Amrutha, Aiswarya – 12

* Answer sheets from Guwahati have not been received so re-correction for them has not been done
** Standings have been updated and names added after receiving answer sheets from Mumbai
*** Dubai results added in separate section
**** Names of team members in Bhubaneswar added

Mindsweep / Mega-Whats Venues

  MindSweep  MegaWhats  
CityVenueProctorProctor PhoneProctor EmailProctorProctor PhoneProctor Email
BangaloreTERI Auditorium, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage Bangalore - 560 071Viswesh Rammohan9739051875arul.mani@gmail.comArun Hiregange98452-03004arunhire@gmail.com
BhubaneswarOrissa Engineering College (Admin Office)
460, Sahid Nagar
Bhubaneshwar
Bivash Rath8270004099, 9556865630boy.in.1992@gmail.comBivash Rath8270004099, 9556865630boy.in.1992@gmail.com
ChennaiDepartment of Management Studies DOMS-101 classroom, Indian Institute of Technology (Near Gajendra Circle)Kiran Vijayakumar9940074259kiran.vijayakumar@gmail.comKiran Vijayakumar9940074259kiran.vijayakumar@gmail.com
CoimbatorePSG Institute of Management Opp PSG Tech
Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 14 Contact Person - Arjun Murali +91 97 89 720463
Anuradha Paicbequizcircle@gmail.comAnuradha Paicbequizcircle@gmail.com
GoaZuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona PaulaSalvinus Vas9860027739salvinus@gmail.comTallulah D'Silvatallulahdsilva@gmail.com
GuwahatiBhagawati Prasad Baruah Bhavan, Axom Xahitya Xobha building, beside District Library GuwahatiBhrigu Talukdar98595 35477bhrigu.vedanta@gmail.com Bhrigu Talukdar98595 35477bhrigu.vedanta@gmail.com
HyderabadGoethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
20 Journalist's colony
Road No. 3, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500 034.
Sukruth N+91 9010396022nellutlasukruth@gmail.comSushil Chandani9985949856sushilchandani@gmail.com
KolkataInstitute of Marine Engineers
Flat A-1/2 First Floor,
Siddhartha Apartments
31/3 Sahapur Colony, Block J, New Alipore,
Kolkata 700053
(Near New Alipore triangular park bus stop. Opposite Corporation Bank on the road towards Taratolla)
Kinshuk Biswaskinshukbiswas@gmail.comRudradeep Bhattacharjee9836344694rudradeep.bhattacharjee@gmail.com
MumbaiPinstorm, Swati Bldg, North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W) Bombay 400 054Abhishek Kumar9029009200kumr.abhishk@gmail.comAbhishek Kumar9029009200kumr.abhishk@gmail.com
New DelhiHall G1 Academic Block
IIFT, Qutub Institutional Area
Hari Parameswaran9818766117hariparameswaran@gmail.comHari Parameswaran9818766117hariparameswaran@gmail.com
PuneSeminar Hall 2, COEP.Ramanand J9764258560quatrainman@gmail.comGaurav Sabnis9860144965sabnis@gmail.com
ThrissurSt Thomas CollegeDr Vijaynath9447380967drvijaynathv@gmail.comDr Vijaynath9447380967drvijaynathv@gmail.com
MysoreSDM IMD:
Site No. 1, Chamundi Hill Rd, Siddharth Nagar, JC Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka 570011
Srinivasa Gopala PK9886602297srigo.pk@gmail.comSrinivasa Gopala PK9886602297srigo.pk@gmail.com

MindSweep and Mega-Whats on Sunday 18 May 2014

We will hold our annual international solo championshipMindSweep, on the forenoon of Sunday, 18 May 2014. We will also hold Mega-Whatsthe national team quizzing championships, on the afternoon of the 18th. The venue for both events, in Bangalore,  is the TERI AUDITORIUM, Domlur.

MindSweep is open to all, with prizes in the Open, Ladies, College and School categories in Bangalore, plus prizes for each of the city’s category-winners. The quiz will require takers to answer 200 questions in two back-to-back sessions. Each session is an hour long, and will feature 5 themes with 20 questions under each theme.

Session I (1030-1130 hrs): The Arts, Literature, Cinema, Music, Sports Leisure
Session II (12 noon to 1300 hrs): Business, Science Tech, Food Drink, Social Sciences, Travel

Since we will be working by a coordinated start across centres, please make sure that you take your seat at least 15 minutes before start time.

MindSweep 2014 will be held in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Thrissur, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Mysore, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Guwahati, and New Delhi as per confirmations received. Quizzers in Trivandrum are requested to travel to Thrissur–exam season has put paid to all possible venues in the city.

Internationally, we have quizzers writing in Dubai, Germany (Berlin, Duisburg, Prenzlau), the UK, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States (UCSF, Portland, Oregon, and Stanford). We have more nations joining us this year: a warm welcome to quizzers from Australia, Russia (Moscow and Kirov) and Ukraine (Dniepropetrovsk).

We have tweaked the format for MindSweep a little this year. In response to feedback over reading time from takers who do not normally read in English, the final placings will be determined on the basis of the best 8 scores of each taker. Individuals may thus attempt all 200, or drop a set of 20 questions in each half. In the event of a tie, the contestant who has attempted more sections/or scored higher in the dropped sections, in that order, will take precedence.

A list ranking all the contestants will go up ten days after the event.

For a peek at questions from previous years:
http://kqaquizzes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MIndSweep-2.0-Part-I-Questions.pdf
http://kqaquizzes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MIndSweep-2.0-Part-II-Questions.pdf

To register for MindSweep, fill the form at
http://kqaquizzes.org/mindsweep/

The MindSweep page on Facebook will also carry announcements whenever necessary:
https://www.facebook.com/KQAMindSweep

MindSweep 2014 is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram and Arul Mani

Mega-Whats 2014  is

A General Quiz, open to all.
Teams of FOUR members (or less).
Prior registration is essential.

While registering, please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team; also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college or open categories. Changes in personnel are not a problem.

Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.

School teams (Stds. VIII-XII) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.
Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.

Mega-Whats 2014 will begin at 1530 hrs sharp, and end by 1730 hrs. Please take your seats at least 15 minutes before start time.

Answers and scores will be announced immediately after the event–prizes will be given out for Best School Team, Best College Team, and Best Open Team.

The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.

We will rank the top 100 teams across the country

The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.

The top-10 city-winners, and the six best performers from among the top teams who have not have won their city prize, will face off in June 2014 as part of ASKQANCE 2014, KQA’s 31 Anniversary celebrations.

The Registration forms are up for Mega-Whats at

http://kqaquizzes.org/megawhats/

Mega-Whats 2014 is set by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar.

Please note that we have a smallish venue for the event. Prior registration will help ensure comfortable seating.

Mega Whats 2012 Questions and Answers

Mega Whats 2012 Scores

The table below has the complete results for Mega Whats 2012. You can view the quiz here: kqaquizzes.org/2013/01/11/mega-whats-2012-questions-and-answers/

No.TeamScoreCategoryCentreComments
1Metaquizziks (Arul Mani, Mitesh Agarwal, Varun Rajiv, Santosh Swaminathan)79OpenBangaloreCity Winner
2QED (Swami, Samanth, Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan)78OpenChennaiCity Winner
3Doctor Lawyer Trader Failure (Navin Jayakumar, Shiv, Anil, Ravi Mundoli)70OpenChennaiSemi-finalist
4Hammer and Tongs (Jayashree Mohanka, Shouvik Guha, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani)70OpenKolkataCity Winner
5The Travelling Pillsburys (Anil Kothuri, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tewari, Vikram Joshi)67OpenMumbaiCity Winner
6We Are Like This Wonly (Thejaswi Udupa, Movin Miranda, Ochintya Sharma, Anustup Datta)63OpenBangaloreSemi-finalist
7Insignificant Others63OpenChennaiLost to WALTWo on tie-break
8Mega WTFs (Avaneendra, Ramanand, Aditya Gadre, Kunal S)60OpenPuneCity Winner
9Navel Gyan (Archana, Aryapriya, Hari, Amrit)60OpenDelhiCity Winner
10Maami and Friends (Ani, Bhargava, Prasanna, Ravikant)59OpenHyderabadCity Winner
11East Meets West (Leslie, Shubendu, Mukund, Abhinav)59OpenDelhi
12Marathi Manhoos (Suresh, Vinod, Rashmi, Yash)57OpenBangalore
13Feni, Vidi, Vici, Waggly (Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nitish Wagle, Rajiv D'Silva, V. R. Muralidharan)56OpenGoaCity Winner
14Quizcraft (Aditya Mubayi, Kunal Savarkar, Rahul Kottalgi)56OpenDelhi
15Nexus Baggage (Ashwan Lewis, Navin Rajaram, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan)54OpenBangalore
16Kovai Kapemaaries (Ashwin, Yogesh, Senthil, Gautam Ghosh)53OpenCoimbatoreCity Winner
17Answering Service (Srikant, Sudipto, Charanpreet, Sanjoy)52OpenKolkata
18Inmaniacs (Abhijit Banerjee, Devdan Mitra, Joy Bhattacharya, Anirudh Chari)52OpenKolkata
19Swami & Friends (Alagar Samy, J Krishnamurthi, Vivek, Nitish Khadiya)51OpenHyderabad
20Quizzing Irregulars (Dr Sri Nagesh, Sudhir Pai, Balaji, Raghuram)51OpenHyderabad
21Alcoholic United F.C. (Arun AS, Ajith Prabhakar, Chandrakant Nair, Justin)50OpenTrivandrumCity Winner
22Insert Uncool Name Here (Anil Raghavan, Harikrishnan, Manu Sudhakar)50OpenThrissurCity Winner
23Bala is the New Saheb (Abhinav Dasgupta, Srinath Bhashyam, Pravin Verma, Balakrishnan S.)50OpenMumbai
24Questionable Characters - DELHI (Vinod, Avinash, Tathagata)50OpenDelhi
25Ze Didigiri DumDums (Atul Mathew, Anannya Deb, Kaushik, Suchishree)48OpenMumbai
26Punjabis By Nature47OpenChennai
27The Questionables (Hemant Morparia, Balakrishna, Rushi Ananthan, Rachel Lopez)47OpenMumbai
28We Are Legion (Syed Mustafa Hashmi, Pratik Gupte, Rohan Naidu, Aditya Vikram)46CollegeHyderabad
29Two & Half Men45OpenChennai
30Doctor and his Patient45OpenGuwahatiCity Winner
31Mega-What-Ifs (Anubhav, Jagdeep, Govind Grewal, Vinoo Sanjay)45OpenMumbai
32Vijay, Roshith, Sahitha45OpenDelhi
33None of Sardaar (Supratim, Abhiram, Arkadev, Kumar Vaibhav)44OpenDelhi
34MIneSweeper WTF! (Govind, Amit P, Frances, Souvik)43OpenMumbai
35CIDs From Kerala (Hrishi, VR, Jithin, Raouf)42OpenBangalore
36Bohemian Philistines (Jyotesh, Apratim, Wasi, Prateek)41CollegeDelhi
37Maa ka Moloko (Debasish, Aniket, Sumeet, Nikhil)41OpenMumbai
38Sabyasachi Majumdar, Piyush Singh, Kunal Malhotra, Arka41OpenDelhi
39Chennai Sober Kings40CollegeChennai
40Questionable Characters (DD, Mathias, Ajay, Siva)40OpenBangalore
41Aaj Kuch Chazzy Karte Hain (Prithwish Datta, Siddhant Agarwal, Arindam Dottoh, Arpan Guha)40OpenKolkata
42Four Men In A Quiz (Subrat, Harry, Pranesh, Kesavan)39OpenBangalore
43Bawana Quiz Club (Agrima, Ayan, Eeshan, Yuganka)37CollegeDelhi
44Rosellini, Posalini, Thangachi, Azhugamani (Keshav, Shivram, Govind, Arjun)37OpenBangalore
45Pai R Us (Siddarth, Vedanth, Rohit, Sreepathi)37OpenBangalore
46Africadalli Lingo Leela (Logik, Sudarshan, Rahul, Sarin)37OpenBangalore
47Battle of the Waters in the Loo (Kamal Rathi, Abdaal Akhtar, Tanmay Prusty, Omkar Amrutanshu)37OpenBhubaneswarCity Winner
48Mustafa (Chandrashekar, Dr. Krishnan, Vijay, Supreeth)36OpenBangalore
49God is Dirac (Sreshth Shah, Dhruv Sharma, Ajachi, Anjali Sengupta)36OpenDelhi
50Discreetly Charming Bourgeoisie (Amit Garde, Radhika, Hareesh, Trilok)35OpenPune
51Whatte Wow!34OpenChennai
52Logos (Rudradeep, Rajib, Nayanjyoti, Sunny)34OpenKolkata
53The Incredible Bulk (Abhishek Sahoo, Anurag Singh, Karthik Rajeshwaran, Sumantra Mukherjee)34OpenMumbai
54Megabots33OpenChennai
55Inglorious Kweezers (Nikhil, Ratnakar, Jose, Nakul)33OpenHyderabad
56Hum Do Hamare Do (Manav, Varun, Aaarun, Brajendu)33OpenDelhi
57Where's Tiru - NITK Surathkal (Preeti, Soumya, Aniruddha Tiru)31CollegeBangalore
58The Young and the Bald (Atharv Joshi, Julian D'Costa, Shaswat Salgaoncar, Sunil Sardessai)31OpenGoa
59Thirondoram Thyeppams (Saptarshi Purohit, Vishnu Vijay, Abhilash BS, Alby John)31OpenTrivandrum
60Mauka Dekh Aur Chauka Maar (Rajat, Nilotpal, Surya, Raghu)31OpenDelhi
61Avial Pursuit30OpenChennai
62Stoners With Boners30OpenChennai
63How Can She Slap? (Aditya, Nishanth, Sohan Maheshwar, Abhishek Krishnan)30OpenBangalore
64Milli-Whats (Pranav, Surya Narayanan, Ashwin Murali, Naveen)29OpenCoimbatore
65Qutopia29OpenThrissur
66Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Sumit, Shubham, Sudhakar, sanjit)28CollegeDelhi
67Sri Sathya Sai Bakery (Sai, Jyotirmay, Hari, Shashank)28OpenBangalore
68Bawana Boys (Abhinav, Dhruv, Mangal)28OpenDelhi
69C.V.R. The Late Cummer! (Aniket, Suraj)27CollegePune
70Underdogs (Vinay, Vinay, Anand, Siddarth)27OpenBangalore
71Shadybaayz (Anjan, Lokesh, Akshay, Yash)27OpenCoimbatore
72The Lobotomists (Nirban Basu, Niladri Bhowmick, Sreyashi Biswas, Avradeep Datta)26CollegeKolkata
73Subterrenenan Homesick Aliens (Gowtham, Shiva, Nishant, Aditya Grover)26CollegeDelhi
74Terra-Whats (Balu John, Shivakumari, Sridhar J, Niranjan S)26OpenTrivandrum
75Succulent Karadantu26OpenChennai
76Sin & Tonic (Ram, Srikrishna, Yamuna)26OpenBangalore
77Keshav, Nikhil, Siddharth25CollegeChennai
78NLSIU (Kartikeya, Akshay, Rohan)25CollegeBangalore
79Gigawhats (Mahesh, Mayur, Sridhar, Venkatesh)25OpenBangalore
80Babu Black Sheep (Sharath Babu, Sonal Saldanha, Roshan Kate, Askshath)24CollegeBangalore
81Qu Qlux Qlan24OpenGuwahati
82Some Obscure 80s Movie Reference (Deepak Thomas, Leo Francis, Prasanth John, Vishnu Vinayan)24OpenTrivandrum
83Quizbul-Mujahiddeen (Ankit Pattnaik, Anjan Mahapatra, Sandeep Kumar Tripathy, Swateek Jena)24OpenBhubaneswar
84Plan B From Outer Space (Rohan, Rohit)23CollegeBangalore
85Sarkar, Two Pronouns & a Verb (Mitesh Mahato, Finehao Pinto, Kshitij Jyoti, Saikat Sarkar)23CollegePune
86Rohan, Rohit, Alok, Vibhav23CollegePune
87Vis Quizzica23OpenChennai
88Schrodinger's Felines (Pillai, Venkat, Shenoy)23OpenBangalore
89Elvis and the Levis (Abhay, Rahul, Srikanth, Umang)23OpenBangalore
90What's In a Team Name (Ranajeet, Rohan, Debanjan, Abhishek)23OpenPune
91Running On Empty (Shafeeq, Ijaz, Yashin)22OpenBangalore
92Chaps On a Lark Together (Sumanth, Rajiv, Santosh, Rishica)21OpenBangalore
93Three Bad Mathematicians20CollegeChennai
94GNLU (Prateek, Rohit, Nihal, Chirag)20CollegeBangalore
95Point Blank - GEC Thrissur (Abhijit Balakrishnan, Ashok Menon, Bharat, Sreeram)20CollegeThrissur
96Kurtis20OpenChennai
97The Power of Two + One (Ravi, Sulfy, Girish)20OpenBangalore
98Rajat, Jayant, Hemant19OpenBangalore
99Na Honey Na Penny19OpenHyderabad
100Thanks for all the Fish ( Pradyoth John, Geetha S.N.)19OpenMumbai
101Kartik, Kavin, Arjun Murali, Gowtham Sriram18CollegeCoimbatore
102Teletubbies (Ritvik, Venkat, Mollika)18SchoolBangalore
103And Then There Were Two…17CollegeChennai
104Allen, Nagaratna, Poorva, Sachin17CollegeBangalore
105The Expendables - IISc (Sriram, Sriram, Aditya, Terrence)17CollegeBangalore
106Sherlock & Watson (Devwrat, Martik)17CollegeChandigarhCity Winner
107Galli Ke Bache (Mukund, Fardeen, Vartik)17CollegeDelhi
108Onights (Kratu, Akshat, Bishal, Ankush)17CollegeDelhi
109Yeddy's Buddies the Reddies (Mani, Kripa Karan)17OpenBangalore
110Neeraj, Abhishek, Prem, Aashish16CollegeBangalore
111CETianz (Ananthu Ravi, Bony Raju, Arathy Anil, Adarsh K)16CollegeTrivandrum
11251 Shades of Gray (Wasim, Parantap, Nishant)16CollegeBhubaneswar
113Why You Ask? (Venkataramana, Sandeep, Madhurya, Unni)16OpenBangalore
114Prof and Studs16OpenThrissur
115Magis (Aditchandra, Prahlad, Vignesh, Ganesh)16SchoolTrivandrum
116Why So Serious? (Arunabha, Ashwin, Pranav, Praneeth)15CollegeBangalore
117IIT Guwahati (Argha Sen, Saswati Dutta, Sriram and Kartikeya)15CollegeGuwahati
118The Dirty Dozen, except we're 4 (Saikat, Abhinav, Khetan, Mishra)15CollegePune
119In Last Place (Achuth, Basil, Gooth, Sajad)15CollegeTrivandrum
120Whatever! (Rahul, Saurabh)15CollegeDelhi
121Pritheesh, Bharat, Aditya, Ashwin15OpenChennai
122Ye Kya Bakchodi Hai (Bhaskar Sharma, Maharnab Hazarika, Sonika Dhingra and Deepjyoti Deka)15OpenGuwahati
123Blank (Shubham Tiwari, Viola Rodrigues)15OpenGoa
124Old Hobbits Die Hard (Archit, Arnav, Udit)15OpenDelhi
125Team Singularity (Sangeeth, Bharath, Jithin, Vamsee Krishna)15SchoolTrivandrum
126Auto (Nishant, Arvind, Akshay, Irfan)14CollegeBangalore
12750 Cells of Grey (Satwik Raut, Kalpit Mohanty, Bivash Rath, Akash Choudhury)14CollegeBhubaneswar
128The Metasuitic Macaques (Akshay Rege, Namrata Pai, Nitish Fatarpekar, Rahul Padgaonkar)13CollegeGoa
129IISER-M (Abhishek Mishra, Prabhanjan B)13CollegeChandigarh
130Pun Da Cheese (Devajyoti, Arunkumar, Sabrinath, Alvi)13OpenBangalore
131The Unusual Suspects (Debajyoti, Souvik, Prajwal)13OpenPune
132SJBHS13SchoolBangalore
133Pitch Please!12CollegeBangalore
134Kalinga Kulangara (Sampad Pattanaik, Debashish Pradhan, Rashmi, Shakti)12CollegeBhubaneswar
135Quiz Mafia12CollegeThrissur
136The Quizzessential Underdogs12OpenBhubaneswar
137Kumaraguru College of Technology (Nivethan, Jiju, Sriram, Vishwanathan)11CollegeCoimbatore
138Untitled (Siddharth, Yash)11CollegeHyderabad
139Untitled (Jeswin, Madhusudhan, Bhargav, Sasipriya)11OpenHyderabad
140Mission Impossible11OpenThrissur
141Does Grey Matter? (Novoneel, Kunal, Tushant, Anirudh)11SchoolHyderabad
142The Twosome10OpenBangalore
143Ashim Saikia and Krishanu Bhargav10OpenGuwahati
144Four Boys (Harsh Hegde, Leander Paes, Sahil Ramchandani, Zibane Paes)10SchoolGoa
145Jurassic Sparks (Ashwin Mascarenhas, Ayush Kanyal, Chaitanya Naik, C. H. Siddhant)10SchoolGoa
1464 Angry Men10SchoolBangalore
147Blitzkrieg (Kaushik, Samuel, Amruta, Rajshri)9CollegeCoimbatore
148? (Vasishta, Balaji, Ravi, Ashok)9OpenHyderabad
149Looney Tunes (Nilesh, Saurav)9OpenHyderabad
150Dream 4 (Mahesh, Anand, Mahendra Balu, Jeethu)9SchoolTrivandrum
151And In The Last Place9SchoolBangalore
152Team Nova8CollegeThrissur
153Novizio (Ravikant, Prateek, Rohit, Aniket)7CollegePune
154Kurious Kolaveri Kuizzers7OpenChennai
155We Rock!!! (Arpita Nath, Vibhu Joshi)7OpenChandigarh
156Why So Serious? (Dev D, Anurag)7OpenChandigarh
157Infy Irregulars (Sumanth, Tejal, Harshit)7OpenHyderabad
158People of Kovai - SBOA school (Vishnu, Tony, Subash, Sathya Mukesh)7SchoolCoimbatore
159Priya Marie Biscuit (Pariya Desai, Mary Williams)7SchoolChandigarh
160Zhizhu (Srikanth, Ashish, Manoaj)6CollegeChandigarh
161Whats Vaku (Udit, Ashutosh, Kush)6CollegeDelhi
162Last Minutes6OpenBangalore
163Frozen Minds Team (Kuldeep Singh, Hitesh Kambaj)6OpenChandigarh
164Whats App?? (Rashmi Jain, Arpit Porwal, Diksha Jain)5OpenChandigarh
165Gurpreet & Abhijit Ke Chaske (Gurpreet, Abhijeet)5OpenChandigarh
166The Devils of Gahanna (Amit Bikram)5OpenHyderabad
167Jeevan & Co. (Jeevan Naik, Kishor Naik, Rohil Paes, Savio Paes)4OpenGoa
168Vizard (Shivam, Vatsal, Teja)3CollegeDelhi
169Gatecrasher (Asif Kalam)3OpenTrivandrum
170Yasha - KCTBS (Sri Hari, Mohan, Sathish, Adithya)2CollegeCoimbatore
171The Apocalyptic Crypti (Saumya, Neha, Garima, Priyanka)2CollegeChandigarh
172Spartans2SchoolBangalore
173Parul and Shiva2SchoolChandigarh
174Geniuses (Abhay, Akshay, Shambu, Siddhant)1SchoolGoa
175Sushil, Brijesh0OpenChandigarh

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