Results of Open quizzes held on 4th March, 2018

Here are the results after a long and well attended KQA quizzing Sunday.

1. The Empirical Strikes Back, the KQA Science Quiz by Avinash Thirumalai, Rajagopal PS and Ashwan Lewis

I – Anustup Datta, Ochintya Sharma, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa – 289 points
II – Hrishikesh Varma, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen VR – 218 points
III – Jyothi Mohan, Shafeeq S, Prasanth Vijay, Arun Ramanathan – 196 points

2. Hub-bubba, the Bangalore Quiz by Thejaswi Udupa

I – Manish Achutha, Nishanth Raman – 32 points
II – Rajat Upadhyaya, Jayant Upadhyaya – 23.5 points
III – Srikrishna Ramamurthy, Venkatesh S – 23 points

3. The March Open Quiz, by Sreyashi Dastidar, Preyoshi Ganguly, Debashree Mitra

I – Lakshana Kripash, Hrishikesh Varma, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen VR – 385 points
II – Navin Rajaram, Bhargava EM, Santosh Swaminathan, Venkatesh S – 323 points
III – Arun Ramanathan, Avinash Thirumalai, Rajagopal PS – 266 points

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks for turning up in large numbers

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.

Open quizzes on Sunday, 4th March 2018

The KQA will be holding three quizzes on Sunday, 4th March, 2018 at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services in Koramangala.

1. KQA Science Quiz, for teams of four or less

Time: 9:30 am

QMs: Avinash Thirumalai, Rajagopal PS, and Ashwan Lewis.

Note on QMs:  Good luck to all participants.

2. Hubbubba, KQA’s annual quiz on Bangalore, a written quiz for teams of two

Time: 2pm

QM: Thejaswi Udupa

Note on QM: A well known Koramangala sympathiser and a leader of the DPRK movement, he promises a set that is accessible to people even from Malleswaram, Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, Delhi etc.

3. The March Open Quiz, for teams of four or less.

Time: 4 pm:

QMs: The Sridevis

Note on QMs: A powerhouse trio of three of the country’s best women quizzers: Debashree Mitra, Preyoshi Ganguly, and Sreyashi Dastidar.

Venue: https://goo.gl/tSp1GE

Please call 88841 25047 in case you have trouble finding the place.

Results of Open quizzes held on February 25th, 2018

Here are the results of the three specialist quizzes held at KQA today.

1 – The Africa Quiz, by Hrishikesh Varma and Vivek Karthikeyan (the former to be fair was torn between hosting and trolling VR)

I – Ashwin Kumar, Thejaswi Udupa – 215 points
II – Praveen VR, Avinash Thirumalai – 145 points
III – Anush Iyer, Arun Prasad – 90 points

2 – Yell Iruve, by Siddharth Pai and Jayadev Bhaskaran, hosted with poise under fire by Nagaratna Patil

I – Avinash Thirumalai, Maitrey Deshpande – 86 points
II – Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR – 67 points
III – Ashwin Kumar, Thejaswi Udupa – 57 points

3 – Tech That, by Yagneshwaran H and Venkatesh S

I – Mitesh Agarwal, Santosh Swaminathan, Ashwin Kumar, Thejaswi Udupa – 205 points
II – Anush Iyer, Mukunth Raghavan, Arun Prasad, Rishiraj S – 157 points
III – Shafeek MK, Tanmay Prusty, Ajay Parasuraman, Saahil Sharma – 140 points

Congratulations to all the winners.

Open quizzes on Sunday, 25th February 2018

The KQA will hold three quizzes this coming Sunday (Feb 25th) at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services in Koramangala:

1. Show me Djibouti, the written quiz on Africa, for teams of 2 or less

Time: 10am

QMs: Vivek Karthikeyan, Hrishi Varma

2. Yell Iruve, the written quiz on flora and fauna, for teams of 2 of less

Time: 12 noon

QMs: Siddharth Pai, Jayadev Bhaskaran

3. Tech That, a quiz on technology for teams of 4 or less

Time: 3pm

QMs: Venkatesh S and Yagneshwaran H

Venue: https://goo.gl/tSp1GE

Please call 88841 25047 in case you have trouble finding the place.

See you all on Sunday. The quizzes will start sharp on time.

Open Quizzes on Sunday, 4th February 2018

The KQA will be conducting two general open quizzes on Sunday, 4th February 2018 at Ujjivan in Koramangala.

At 12 PM is a general quiz conducted by ‘CIDs from Kerala’, a team that needs no introduction… well, at least Major Chandrakant Nair doesn’t.

Teams of 4 or fewer. Open to all.

At 4 pm is a general quiz conducted by two of the most exciting young quizzers in the country today – Sreshth Shah and Preetham Upadhya.

Open to all – the quiz is a ruckus, ie teams will be formed on the spot. Just bring yourself and tell your friends.

Venue: https://goo.gl/tSp1GE

Please call 88841 25047 in case you have trouble find the place.

asKQAnce 2017 Day 2 Results

Here are asKQAnce 2017 Day 2 results.
 
Sans Curry, the India Quiz
 
I – Zulfiqer-e-Fidel – 203 points
II – Hammer and Tongs – 180 points
III – Traveling Pillsburies – 173 points
IV – Aardvarks – 155 points
V – Forecasting Couch – 150 points
VI – Memory Blanks – 146 points
VII – Nexus Baggage – 135 points
VIII – Thirupur Tughlaqs – 85 points
 
Not Just Cricket, the Sports Quiz
 
I – Prithwish Datta and Deepanjan Deb – 37 points
II – Rohit Suresh and Vivek Karthikeyan – 36 points
III – Arun Hiregange and Thejaswi Udupa/
Vinoo Sanjay and Atul Mathew – 34 points (tied)
 
 
Son of Lumiere, the Movies Quiz
 
I – Matunga Manram (Vinoo Sanjay, Vibhendu Tewari, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sondhe) – 270 points
II – Inglorious Basterd Sons of Lumiere (TK Balaji, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R, Gopal Kidao) – 260 points
III – Aardvarks (Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia, Shreeram) – 241 points
IV – CIDs from Kerala (Jinson Chacko, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Chandrakant Nair) – 233 points
V – Much Ozu About Nothing (Debanjan Bose, Priyanka Mukherjee, Bedyas Datta, Abir Bhattacharya) – 226 points
VI – Hammer and Tongs (Aniruddha Bhattacharjee, Shouvik Guha, Kinshuk Biswas, Samanway Bannerjee) – 205 points
VII – Sheikh Yerboutis (Ramkey V, Alok, Krishnamurthi G, Shafeek) – 161 points
VIII – Insignificant Others (Vijaysarathy, Sankhya, Mario Fernando, Priyambad Pattnaik) – 156 points
 
Congrats all!

asKQAnce 2017 Day 1 – Megawhats megafinals results

Here are the results of the Megawhats megafinals that concluded Day 1 of asKQAnce.

I – We Are Like This (W)only (Anustup Datta, Movin Miranda, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa) – 270 points

II – QED (Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Swaminathan G, Gopal Kidao) – 245 points (won the tiebreak for the second place)

III – BMQJ (Varun Rajiv, Santosh Swaminathan, Ashwin Kumar, Bhargava EM) – 245 points

IV – Travelling Pillsburies (Rajiv Rai, Vikram Joshi, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tiwari) – 230 points

V – Aardvarks (Rahul Kottalgi, Sreshth Shah, Amrit P Chetia, Aryapriya Ganguly) – 223 points

VI – Remembrance of Things Fast (Kiran Vijaykumar, Manu Sudhakar, Navin Rajaram, Srinath Bhashyam) – 181 points

VII – Hammer and Tongs (Shouvik Guha, Jayashree Mohanka, Anil Vaswani, Kinshuk Biswas) – 170 points

VIII – Forecasting Couch (Suresh Ramasubramanian, Nishanth Raman, Ajay Parasuraman, Keshav Atreya) – 135 points

Congratulations to all!

asKQAnce 2017 Day 1 – Mahamahaquizzer Results

After a marathon session lasting five hours and over a hundred questions, these were the final standings of Mahamahaquizzer.

I – Samanth Subramanian – 320
II – Arul Mani – 275
III – Vikram Joshi – 265
IV – Thejaswi Udupa – 254
V – Vinoo Sanjay – 243
VI – Suraj Menon – 229
VII – Rahul Kottalgi – 228
VIII – Ravi Mundoli – 207

Congratulations to all!

AsKQAnce 2017 Schedule

The original orgy of quizzing is back this week, celebrating the 34th anniversary of KQA. Three days, seven quizzes, twenty two quizmasters.

Here’s the schedule.

Friday, June 30th

I

Mahamahaquizzer – A solo quiz where past winners of Mahaquizzers battle against the top 8 of the latest edition. There will be two semi-finals, followed by a final.

QM team: Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijaykumar, Urmila Lakshmanan, Rajagopal PS

Time: 9:30 am

II

Megawhats – KQA’s annual quest to find the best team in India. Top 16 teams from this year’s Megawhats written quiz face off. There will be two semi-finals, followed by a final.

QM team: Mitesh Agarwal, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan

Time: 2 pm

Saturday, July 1st

III

Cannabis Indica – A quiz on all things Indian. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Chandrakant Nair, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR

Time: 9:30 am

IV

Not Just Cricket – A written quiz on sports. For teams of two.

QM team: Manish Achutha, Sohan Maheshwar, Alagarsamy AP

Time: 2 pm

V

Son of Lumiere – A quiz on movies. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Anustup Datta, Varun Rajiv, Thejaswi Udupa

Time: 4 pm

Sunday, July 2nd

VI

The GS Hiranyappa Memorial Open Quiz – A quiz on history and geography. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Ashwin Kumar, Navin Rajaram, Lakshana Kripash

Time: 9:30 am

VII

Sesame – A general quiz. For teams of four. There will be a prelims, followed by finals.

QM team: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

Time: 2:30 pm

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