MindSweep 2012 – Full Results

These are the full results for MindSweep 2012 ordered by rank.

In case of a tied total, the lowest category score was compared and then the score in the Connect category. If the tie was still unbroken after this, a joint rank was awarded.

The full scores including points for each category are in this spreadsheet.

UPDATE (15/01/2012): Two participants’ scores were left out accidentally and have been added to the rankings now. Please note that ranks 264 and below have now changed as also ranks 88-94.
UPDATE (17/01/2012): We received some corrections to scores. Please note your rank may have changed.

Rank Name Country Total
1 Pat Gibson UK 110
2 Kevin Ashman UK 101
3 Mark Grant UK 101
4 Dan Melia USA 82
5 Samanth Subramaniam Sri Lanka 78
5 Josh Kosman USA 78
7 Mark Ryder USA 78
8 Swaminathan G. India 76
9 Andy Tucker UK 76
10 Movin Miranda Malaysia 74
11 Jayakanthan R. India 71
12 Lars Heggland Norway 69
13 Barry Simmons UK 68
14 Chris Quinn UK 68
15 Shouvik Guha India 67
16 Arun Hiregange India 67
17 Kathryn Johnson UK 66
18 Nick Mills UK 66
19 Eric Wildsmith UK 65
20 Mitesh Agarwal India 64
21 Gareth Kingston UK 63
22 Steve Chernicoff USA 63
23 Thejaswi Udupa India 61
23 Jayashree Mohanka India 61
25 Aniruddha Sen Gupta India 60
26 Chris Jones UK 60
27 Mark Kerr UK 60
28 Gopal Kidao India 59
29 Sankhya Krishnan India 58
30 Vikram Rajan USA 57
31 Anustup Datta India 57
32 Tore Dahl Norway 57
33 Rajiv Rai India 56
34 Iain Thoms UK 56
35 Santosh Swaminathan India 56
36 Diane Hallagan UK 55
37 Vikram Joshi India 54
38 Knut Heggland Norway 54
39 Tom Blair USA 54
40 Neil Macaskill UK 53
41 Caleb Liu Singapore 52
42 Rajagopal P.S. India 51
43 Sumant India 51
43 Siddhartha Banerjee USA 51
45 Ian Oriss UK 50
46 Anirudh Chari India 50
47 Vinod Krishnan India 49
48 Aryapriya Ganguly India 49
49 Sreeram B. India 49
50 Andrew Teale UK 49
51 Jake Jacobs Singapore 48
52 Nikhil Sonde India 48
52 Vinoo Sanjay India 48
54 Govind Grewal India 47
55 Vijay Sarathy India 46
56 Yogesh Pai India 45
57 Harish Mopur USA 45
58 Suresh Ramasubramanian India 44
59 Ken Owen UK 44
60 Ravikant Avva India 44
61 Sebastian Klussmann Germany 43
62 Tony Hightower USA 43
63 Stewart McCartney UK 43
64 Siddhartha Shanker India 42
65 Hari Parameswaran India 42
65 Lathikke Niriella Sri Lanka 42
67 Soubhadra Chakrabarti India 42
68 Anurakshat Gupta India 41
69 Neil Phillips UK 41
70 Hrishikesh Varma India 41
71 Lakshana India 41
71 Anshuman Pal USA 41
73 Ajay Jaisinghani India 40
74 Aditya Gadre India 40
75 Margaret Seiler USA 40
75 Dinesh Krithivasan USA 40
77 Harikrishnan Menon India 39
78 Alagarsamy A.P. India 39
79 Ashwan Lewis India 39
80 Michael McPartland UK 38
81 Ajachi Chakraborti India 38
82 Gautam Ghosh India 37
83 Jaidev Karunakaran India 37
84 George M Paily India 37
85 Ochintya Sharma India 37
86 Ian Griffiths UK 37
87 Sumeer Kumar India 36
88 Neil Bruce Malaysia 36
88 Praveen VR India 36
90 Mario Fernando India 36
91 Samarth Rangavittal India 36
92 Rajiv D’Silva India 36
93 Ashwin India 35
94 Karen Skjånes Norway 35
95 Kinshuk Biswas India 35
95 Ravi Mundoli India 35
97 Sudip Dey India 34
97 Atul Mathew India 34
99 Aravind Vijayasarathy India 34
100 Samrat Sengupta USA 34
100 Jean USA 34
102 Haripriya Mukundarajan USA 33
103 Anand Shivshankar India 32
104 Aniket Khasgiwale India 32
105 Tanmay Prusty India 31
106 Sandip Sen India 31
106 Colin Kidd UK 31
108 Bhargava E.M. India 31
109 Ulka Kelkar India 30
110 Pratik Gupte India 30
110 Arun Ramanathan India 30
112 Dharmendra Open 30
112 Peter Mayer Singapore 30
112 Salil Murthy Singapore 30
112 Roshan Shankar USA 30
116 Navin Rajaram India 29
117 Bharath Ram Bashyam India 29
118 Tanya Procyshyn Singapore 29
119 Vinod Hariharan India 29
119 Abhinav Kishore India 29
121 Pramath Varma India 28
121 Manjith Kumar USA 28
121 Arun Simha USA 28
124 J K Lakshmi India 28
125 D Ghosh India 27
125 Ebb Saxton UK 27
127 Sebastian Jacoby Germany 27
127 Anil Kothuri India 27
127 Pravin Varma India 27
127 Anannya Deb India 27
131 Balakrishnan S India 26
132 Anurag Sarkar India 26
133 Sujay Mathias India 26
133 Hari S Nair India 26
133 Debanjan Bose India 26
133 Geo Thomas India 26
133 Debashish Misra India 26
133 Vivek Karthikeyan India 26
139 Abhinav Dasgupta India 25
139 Toril Opsahl Norway 25
141 Venkatesh Srinivasan India 25
142 Gaurav Sabnis USA 25
143 Ants Siim Estonia 25
143 Aditya Subramanian India 25
143 Jithin Jacob India 25
143 Siddarth Krishnakumar India 25
143 Pulasthi Rupasinha Sri Lanka 25
143 Prashanth S. India 25
149 Anil Raghavan India 24
149 Marg Howe UK 24
151 Anand Shankar India 24
151 Aravindabharathi R. India 24
151 Siddhartha V India 24
154 Prasanna India 23
154 Dick Cribb UK 23
156 Aniketh Talwai India 23
156 Eskil Åsmul Norway 23
156 Hasini Minuwanpitiya Sri Lanka 23
159 Rithwik.K India 22
159 Sukrit Munjal India 22
159 Sanandan K. India 22
162 Subin G India 22
163 Andy Östreich Germany 22
163 Sarin P India 22
165 Kaushik Ramajayam USA 21
166 Akshay Palwe India 21
166 Mihir Jayaraman India 21
166 Sunil Nagaraj USA 21
166 Jinson Chacko India 21
166 Ashwin Prabhu USA 21
171 Amarnadh Sadasivuni India 20
171 Ashwin Kelkar India 20
173 Karthik Shashidhar India 20
173 Mark Antony Sri Lanka 20
173 Ramakrishnan M. India 20
176 Apratim Mukhopadhyay India 20
176 Sanskar Jain India 20
176 G A Sreevatsadhara Sarma India 20
176 Yogishchandra Kamath India 20
180 Ashwin B India 19
181 Aditya S India 19
181 Lars Andre Gundersen Norway 19
181 Jan Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 19
181 Sutanu Mukherjee India 19
181 Tamizhmarai R. India 19
186 Supratim Chakladar India 18
187 Milan Gupta India 18
187 Leo Thomas India 18
187 Dhruv Sharma India 18
187 Kaustuv Gupta India 18
187 Chirag Mutgi India 18
187 Varun Setlur USA 18
187 Adish Talwadker India 18
194 Sambit Mishra India 17
194 Ashish Goel USA 17
194 Aditya Samuel Verghese India 17
194 Shashwat Salgaoncar India 17
198 Amith JM India 17
198 Siddharth Dani India 17
198 Abhijeet.B India 17
198 Nipunika Wijeratne Sri Lanka 17
198 Venkatesh A USA 17
203 Purushottam Gupta India 16
204 Chandrasekhar Kotillil India 16
204 Rohan Nag India 16
204 Vegard Eikemo Sande Norway 16
204 Moumika Jayasinghe Sri Lanka 16
204 Satya Simha USA 16
204 Supratim Sengupta India 16
210 Wasi Manazir India 15
210 Gayani Minuwanpitiya Sri Lanka 15
212 Abhishek Mitra India 15
212 Christoph Schirra Germany 15
212 Nishanth R C India 15
212 Abhishek Upadhya India 15
212 Arun.A.S India 15
212 Ivar Areklett Norway 15
212 Gaurav Chittor USA 15
212 Kumar Vaibhav Tanwar India 15
212 B. Anurag India 15
221 Aditya Sriram India 14
222 Ajay Kumar KS India 14
222 Balaji India 14
222 Jitamitra Mahapatra India 14
222 Sankar Roy India 14
222 Surinderjeet Singh USA 14
222 Arun Prasad R. India 14
222 Apurva India 14
222 Udit Anand India 14
222 Satya Mathur India 14
231 Anunay Kulshrestha India 13
231 Kaushik Saha India 13
231 Nayan Medhi India 13
231 Shreyas G India 13
231 Madushka Sandaruwan Sri Lanka 13
231 Ranuka Dharmarathe Sri Lanka 13
231 Harshit Sinha India 13
231 Vidyuth Anand India 13
231 Shresth Shah India 13
240 Jesse Vinay India 12
241 Nikhil Dubey India 12
242 Sonali India 12
242 Sundesh Shetty India 12
242 Rajat Upadhyaya India 12
242 Venkatasubramanian TC India 12
242 Sridhar V India 12
242 Sandeep Hari India 12
242 Preetish M India 12
242 Noufel Samed India 12
242 Shibin Azad India 12
242 Amila Sumanapala Sri Lanka 12
242 Kundapur Varun Shenoy India 12
242 Amit Shet India 12
242 Paul Gatward India 12
242 Nitish Wagle India 12
242 Sunil Sardessai India 12
257 Ankita Mittal India 11
257 Sandeep Kumar Tripathy India 11
257 Ankita Mittal India 11
260 Kamal Rathi India 11
260 Guruprasad Sri Lanka 11
260 Kasun Pathirage Sri Lanka 11
260 Praneeth India 11
264 Tushant Mittal India 10
265 Gautam Kotian India 10
265 Shreya Rao India 10
265 Aditya Ragul India 10
265 Akila H. India 10
269 Sumukh Herlekar India 9
269 Dr. Wasantha Dissanayake Sri Lanka 9
269 Kee Choon Lee Malaysia 9
272 Doreen Brandt Germany 9
272 Kumar Abhishek India 9
272 Sarthak Dash India 9
272 Prabhanjan Mannari India 9
272 Ramnarayan P India 9
272 Ashok Menon India 9
272 Palitha Perera Sri Lanka 9
272 Sibi R. India 9
272 Vikas Prasad India 9
272 Harshit Kukreja India 9
272 Anjali Sen Gupta India 9
283 Lingaraj Petla India 8
283 Indranil Adak India 8
283 Ravi Bhat India 8
283 Vipin Nair India 8
283 Nuwan Heenatigala Sri Lanka 8
283 Harish Venkatachari USA 8
283 Prashant Sinha India 8
283 B. Aravind India 8
283 Jatan Rodrigues India 8
292 Shruti India 7
293 Sumanth P India 7
293 Anlaug Frydenlund Norway 7
295 Boris Scheurell Germany 7
295 Sania Narulkar India 7
295 Nitin Pillai India 7
295 Nikhil Jadhav India 7
295 Vishwas India 7
295 Santosh S Mishra India 7
295 Omkar Amrutanshu India 7
295 Jayathra Liyanagama Sri Lanka 7
295 Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy USA 7
295 Vignesh India 7
295 Rahul Lath USA 7
295 Vaibhav Kathuria India 7
295 Mohit Verma India 7
308 Sushant Chaudhary India 6
309 Dhruv Bhatnagar India 6
309 Sankalp Jain India 6
309 Vikash Kumar Sinha India 6
309 Bivash Rath Attreya India 6
309 Rajib Roy India 6
309 Jagadish Sahu India 6
309 Akila Abeysinghe Sri Lanka 6
309 Lakshmi Radhakrishnan Sri Lanka 6
309 Satya Nalam USA 6
309 Aditya Ghatage India 6
319 Bauddheya Baliarsingh India 5
320 Siddharth Gujarathi India 5
320 Rajeev Indiranagaraju USA 5
320 Akshat Jain USA 5
320 Vikas Srivastava India 5
320 Shanav Kakkar India 5
320 Anant Lawande India 5
326 Abinash Khandual India 4
326 Awanit Anand India 4
326 Ishan Bose India 4
326 Piyush Kedia India 4
326 Shiva Prabhakaran India 4
326 Pavan Kulkarni India 4
326 Satish India 4
326 Chamikara Weregama Sri Lanka 4
326 Sanura Hapuarachci Sri Lanka 4
326 Ashutosh Varma India 4
326 Ankit Soni India 4
326 Shreyam Parth Krishna India 4
338 Vignesh KR India 3
339 Akhilesh. B India 3
339 Arup Bagla India 3
339 Sampad Pattanaik India 3
339 V Kannan India 3
339 Shubham Tiwari India 3
339 Chinmay Naik India 3
339 Sunil India 3
346 Siddharth Kamdar India 2
346 Abhishek Pruseth India 2
346 Amruta P. Nayak India 2
346 Golak Sarangi India 2
346 Moditha Sandanayake Sri Lanka 2
346 Vivek Subramaniam USA 2
346 Agastya Keni India 2
346 Eeshaan Vernekar India 2
346 Surya Narayan India 2
346 Udit Bhatia India 2
356 Prasad Gunawardena Sri Lanka 1
357 S.Mahler Germany 1
357 Priti Ranjan Maharana India 1
357 Nusrat Ali Khan India 1
357 Akash Mitra India 1
357 Arun Rachamadugu USA 1
357 Renjith T.R. USA 1
357 Guruprasad Raghav India 1
364 Maniar Razaahmed N India 0
364 Kaiser A Maniar India 0
364 Priyadarshi Singh India 0
364 Dr Kartikeyan India 0
364 Varuna Gunawardena Sri Lanka 0
364 Lakshmi Sridhar USA 0

MindSweep 2012 – Results in brief

The inaugural edition of MindSweep was held in 25 venues across 8 countries. We thus had 350 quizzers from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Norway, USA, the United Kingdom and India taking part.

The contest was won by Pat Gibson (UK) who scored 110 points out of a possible 200. Kevin Ashman (UK) finished second with 101 points. Mark Grant (UK) took third place on the same score.

The top scores from each of the other participating countries are as follows:

USA: Dan Melia (82)
Norway: Lars Heggland (69)
Germany: Sebastian Klussmann (43)
Malaysia: Movin Miranda (74)
Singapore: Caleb Liu (52)
Sri Lanka: Samanth Subramaniam (78). Lathike Niriella made 42.
India: Swaminathan G. (76)

And now, for the champions in each category.

The Arts: Kevin Ashman (16/20)
Literature: Mark Grant and Josh Kosman (12/20)
Cinema: Mark Grant (15/20)
Music: Josh Kosman (13/20)
Sports & Leisure: Pat Gibson (16/20)
Business: Mitesh Agarwal (15/20)
Science: Chris Quinn (14/20)
Food & Drink: Santosh Swaminathan (13/20)
Social Sciences: Sankhya Krishnan(11/20)*
Connects: Pat Gibson (10/20)

The Bangalore leg of the event was won by Arun Hiregange (67). Thejaswi Udupa (61) and Anustup Datta (57) finished second and third respectively.

A full list of the international rankings will be put up shortly.

*Corrected following receipt of Chennai scores

MindSweep 2012 – Questions and Answers

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