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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!

Lone Kid & Lone Cub 2019 – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association held two solo quizzes for school students on the morning of Sunday, 20th October at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. Both quizzes were set & hosted by Gautham Shenoy, Dr. Avinash Thirumalai, Nagaratna Patil and Sriprada Sadagopan.

About 50 enthusiastic students turned up on a Sunday morning to take part in the Lone Kid (for students of classes V – VII) and Lone Cub (for students of classes VIII – X) quizzes. Turnout was a bit lower than usual though, as these quizzes have been attracting almost twice that number for the last few years. It was also disappointing to see fewer than 10 girl quizzers on the day.

A written preliminary round was held as per the standard practice; the change made this year was that a 1/3rd of the prelims featuring audio-visual questions was made common to both sets of quizzers. The prelims were very competitive, with a couple of students missing out on qualifying by narrow margins – 1/2 a mark in some cases, or number of star questions answered in others. The top eight students from middle school (classes V – VII) qualified for the Lone Kid finals, and the top eight students from high school (classes VIII – X) qualified for the Lone Cub finals.

 

 

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The common prelims to Lone Kid/Cub in action.

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Suraj Pai of class VI from Aurobindo School was crowned the Lone Kid Champion 2019. He took an early lead in the finals and never let go. Not that there wasn’t stiff competition from the other finalists – just that it seemed to be one of those “so close, yet so far” occasions. A little bit of boldness, in taking a guess even when not fully sure of the answer, would definitely have helped. We had a sibling pair from NPS, Rajajinagar qualify for the Lone Kid finals – Ananthashreyas of class VII and Anaghashree Nair of class V. Anaghasree Nair took home the prize for best girl quizzer.

Lone Kid standings:

  1. Suraj Pai, Std. VI, Sri Aurobindo School: 140
  2. Deepak K. Nayak, Std. VII, Presidency RT Nagar: 110
  3. Ananthashreyas, Std. VII, NPS-Rajajinagar: 100
  4. Vedant S. Shinde, Std. VII, Presidency RT Nagar: 80
  5. Nikilesh GK, Std. VII, Deens Academy: 70
  6. Shamanth Shastry, Std. VII, Presidency North: 50
  7. Sukrit S,. Std. V, NPS-Yeshwantpur: 40
  8. Anaghashree Nair, Std. V, NPS-Rajajinagar: 30

 

 

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Winners and finalists of the Lone Kid quiz from last Sunday – tag yourselves (and any leads on the photographer everyone was actually looking at will be appreciated).

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The Lone Cub finals were a much more closely fought affair, with the lead continuously changing hands and the top three not clear even when the final round began. Dhyan Vyas of class X, NPS Indiranagar narrowly pipped Nidish P (class VIII, St. Paul’s School) and Kushagara Agarwal (class VIII, Presidency NLO) to be crowned the Lone Cub Champion 2019. Nidish and Kushagra ended up tied at the same score; after 5 rounds of tie-break questions, Nidish claimed 2nd place with Kushagra ending up 3rd. Anjana Karthik of class VIII, Sri Kumaran’s School took home the prize for best girl quizzer.

Lone Cub standings:

  1. Dhyan Vyas, Std. X, NPS-Indiranagar: 115
  2. Nidhish P., Std VIII, St. Paul’s: 110
  3. Kushagra Agarwal, Std. VIII, Presidency NLO: 110
  4. Abhineet R.K., Std. X, BGS-NPS: 85
  5. Anjana Karthik, Std. VIII, Sri Kumaran’s: 75
  6. Adithya Acharya, Std. IX, Christ Academy: 70
  7. Shushruth Aanikanti, Std. IX, Jain Heritage: 65
  8. Sagar A.K., Std. X, NPS-Yeshwantpur: 45

 

 

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Winners and finalists of the Lone Cub (classes 8-10) quiz conducted by the KQA on Sunday.

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We’ve posted the finals of both Lone Kid 2019 and Lone Cub 2019 quizzes here. Do have a look!

2019 Lone Kid – Finals from madgenius

2019 Lone Cub – Finals from madgenius

 

Curieous & Curieouser – KQA’s Science Quiz Day

The Karnataka Quiz Association will hold the 1st edition of Curieous & Curieouser, an annual school & college fest dedicated to quizzing on all things scientific, on Sunday, 10th November 2019.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

We will conduct three quizzes on this day – for high school (classes VIII, IX & X), junior college (PUC/10+2) and undergraduate college students respectively. The quizzes are for teams of 2 members each, and will have a broad focus on nature, science & technology.

There is no entry fee, and registration will be done on the spot.

Note: Students of high school and junior college can also participate in the undergraduate college science quiz if they want.

For more information, please call or message Avinash Thirumalai on +91-9620106064

 

High School and Junior College Science Quiz

  1. Participating institutions may field any number of teams in each category; a maximum of 2 teams per institution will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a team quiz – each team will have a maximum of 2 students. Teams must have students from the same institution.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants will register on the spot.
  5. Participants can wear their school/college uniforms, or carry along any suitable means of identification.
  6. The quiz will cover feature questions on nature, science & technology, but no prior preparation is needed.
  7. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration (and not earlier as the hall opens only by 9:00 am).
  8. A common written preliminary round will be held to determine finalists. The top 8 teams from high school will qualify for the high school finals, with the top 8 teams from junior college teams taking part in a separate finals.
  9. Prizes & certificates will be awarded to all finalists. There is also a prize for best all-girl team.
  10. The winners will be declared Bengaluru’s High School & Junior College Science Quiz Champions 2019 respectively.

QMs: Dr. Aswathy Vinod, Dr. Vinod Nayak & Dr. Avinash Thirumalai

SCHEDULE

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20 am
Common written prelims: 9:30 – 10:10 am
High School Finals: 10:30 – 11:40 am
Junior College Finals: 12:00 – 1:10 pm
Prize distribution: 1:15 pm

 

Undergraduate College Science Quiz

  1. Participating institutions may any number of teams; a maximum of 2 teams per institution will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a team quiz — each team will have a maximum of 2 students. Teams must have students from the same institution.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants will register on the spot.
  5. Participants must bring pens/pencils & pads; paper will be provided.
  6. The quiz will cover topics from nature, science & technology, but requires no prior preparation.
  7. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration.
  8. A written preliminary round will be held to select the top 8 teams for the finals.
  9. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by an all-girl team.
  10. The winners will be declared Bengaluru’s Collegiate Science Quiz Champions 2019.

 QMs: Ochintya Sharma & Arun Hiregange

SCHEDULE

Registration: 2:00 – 2:20 pm
Written prelims: 2:30 – 3:10 pm
Finals: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Prize distribution: 6:10 pm

KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Quiz – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association held its 16th edition of the Collegiate Grandmaster Quiz on Sunday, 20th October 2019. After a common written prelims, separate finals for 10+2/PUC students and undergraduate college students were held.

 

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PU/college quiz in progress.

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The KQA Senior School (10+2/PUC) Solo Championships had an interesting field in that several high school students (VIII-X) qualified and did well even though they were technically punching above their weight. Some version of this might have occurred in the Collegiate Grandmaster Finals as well. The schoolkids needed to get back home after a long day, and that was perhaps why the upsets were fewer.

Aaditya Kannan had run away to 120 points after Santosh Swaminathan finished his set. At the end of the second set, he was still in the lead, albeit by a somewhat reduced margin of 50 points. Abhineet, Samuel and Rohith Paul put up determined fights instead of giving up, and made a lot of ground in this section. The first two are both high school students–KQA congratulates them for this solid performance.

Anusree Ashit took home the prize for the best woman entrant.

The final placings:

  1. Aaditya Kannan (SENIOR SCHOOL) PSBB LLA 170
  2. Abhineet (HIGH SCHOOL) BGS INTL. 120
  3. Samuel (HIGH SCHOOL) ST. JOHN’S HS 113
  4. Rohith Paul (SENIOR SCHOOL) NPS KMLA 105
  5. Anusree Ashit (SENIOR SCHOOL) PSBB LLA 98
  6. Sanjana Kartik (SENIOR SCHOO)L MAIS 95
  7. Adithya Acharya (HIGH SCHOOL) CHRIST ACAD. 93
  8. Aaditya S Rao (HIGH SCHOOL) CHRIST ACAD. 65

 

 

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PUC lone wolf finalists and winners – and look, they got certificates this time (hi @one_yand_aaf_gurlphrend)

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Julian Costa of IISc won the KQA Collegiate Grandmaster title for 2019.

He qualified for the 12-question shootout after the finals a little ahead of a close field comprising Saishyam Srikanth, Rohith Paul and Aswin Anilkumar, but then went on to build up a more substantial lead in a format that required strategising for a low-scoring round. Rohith, a Class XII student, did very well to finish third, after missing out narrowly on a podium finish in the Senior School finals.

 

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The college solo shootout by @al_lude

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Final placings; the top four will hold the title of KQA College Grandmaster.

  1. Julian Costa IISC 175
  2. Aswin Anilkumar CHRIST DEEMED 143
  3. Rohith Paul (SENIOR SCHOOL) NPS KMLA 137
  4. Saishyam Srikanth ST.JOSEPH’S COLLEGE 127.5
  5. Rohit Ravichandran ST.JOSEPH’S COLLEGE 80
  6. Aaditya Kadambar IISC 78
  7. Raj IISC 45
  8. Jayanth N. BMSCE 20

 

 

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Winners and other finalists of the KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Championship – congrats all! (Tag yourselves, please)

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A full list of the Collegiate Rankings will go up on the KQA website shortly.

For those interested, the prelims of the college quiz can be viewed here.

 

October Open Quiz – Ruckus

The KQA will be conducting the first of its open ruckus quizzes this season on Sunday, 27th October at 2:00 PM at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala.

The October Open (Ruckus) Quiz will be set and conducted Team #9 (Sai, Sohan, Manish, Hari etc. etc.) – they promise fresh new questions on topics old and new, and also promise to finish by 6:00 PM.

What is a ruckus, you ask?

No more #foreveralone. Farewell to feeling in-team-idated because you can never find teammates. Everyone present gets randomised into teams on the spot. It’s that simple. Just bring yourself (and a pen). No prelims either. Isn’t that just the best?

It is a finals-only quiz with teams to be formed on the spot. Open to all.

 

When: 2:00 PM on October 27 (Sunday)

Where: Ujjivan head office, Koramangala [map]

 

You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Championships

The 16th edition of KQA’s Solo Championships for Plus Two/PUC and College students will be held at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists(IAT), off Queen’s Road, on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

The event will commence at 2:00 pm, shortly after the Lone Cub and Lone Kid quizzes for High School and Middle School, scheduled for earlier that day. This year, we throw open the solo championships to school students interested in participating.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

 

The Programme

Registration: 1:40 pm

Common prelims: 2:00 pm

Plus Two/PUC Finals: 3:00 pm (for 8 qualifiers)

College Finals: 4:00 pm (for 16 qualifiers). Will take about 2 hours to conclude.

QM: Arul Mani

 

What’s New?

 

What Hasn’t Changed

Prizes for all Finalists

 

Prizes

Plus Two: Rs. 2000, Rs. 1500 and Rs. 1000, with Rs. 250 to all qualifiers

College: Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000, Rs. 1500, and Rs. 1000, for the top 4; Rs. 500 for the others in the top 8, and Rs. 250 for other qualifiers.

Best Entrant Prizes: Rs.1000/- in each category.

 

Rules

All those taking part must carry valid College ID

Entry Fee: Rs. 50/-, but free for school quizzers up to Std. X.

Rs. 100 for Open Quizzers who’d like to try the quiz.

Register at the venue.

School Quizzes on Sunday, October 20th 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will host two general solo quiz contests — Lone Kid (for students of Std. V, VI & VII) and Lone Cub (for students of Std. VIII, IX & X) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

The Rules:

  1. Participating schools may field a maximum of 4 participants per category. A maximum of 2 participants per school will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a solo quiz — the entrants will take the quiz on their own.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants carrying any form of suitable identification can register on the spot.
  5. Participants must bring pens/pencils & pads; paper will be provided.
  6. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration (and not earlier, as the hall will open only by 9:00 am.)
  7. The quiz will cover topics of general interest, requiring no specific preparation. A common written preliminary round will be held to select 8 finalists in each category.
  8. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all 8 finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by a girl quizzer.
  9. The winners will be declared Bangalore’s Sub-junior and Junior Quizzing Champions for 2019.

Students are requested to be at the venue in time for registration.

Schedule:

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20 am
Common Written prelims: 9:30 – 10:10 am
Lone Kid finals: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Lone Cub finals: 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

 

For more information, please call or message Avinash TN on +91-9620106064 or Gautham Shenoy on +91-9845176773.

Quiz Night at The Courtyard on Wednesday, October 9

Join us for edition 10 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) on October 9 (Wednesday) at 8 PM.

Set and conducted by Sai, the theme this month is the 90s – whether you liked Alisha or Aaliyah, Mysterious Girl or the Spice Girls, Yelstin or Clinton or just the Undertaker or Tendulkar, this quiz is for you!

Turn up for this trip down memory lane, where all the questions will be on the politics, sports, science & technology, pop culture, and so on of the 90s!

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar.

Registration: ₹100/team.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming (if you’re sure that you are coming) – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996 Limited parking at the venue.

Note on parking: Very limited parking available at the venue, so ideal to park either near St. Joseph’s college or at the Shantinagar Bus Stand parking lot and walk up.

Wing Commander Mulky Memorial Quiz on Sunday, June 16

The KQA will be hosting the 14th edition of the Mulky Memorial Quiz on 16th June (Sunday) at the Canara Union in Malleshwaram.

Google Maps pin to the venue: https://goo.gl/maps/Y1aM4XiB4tD2

The Mulky Memorial Quiz is organised in fond memory of Wing Commander GR Mulky (or WingCo, as he was affectionately known), who founded the Karnataka Quiz Association in 1983 and single-handedly set up the school, college and open circuits associated with the city.

It is an open general quiz that will be conducted by Sujata Sharma and Urmila Lakshmanan for their 6th consecutive edition.

It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to 4. Open to all.

The prelims will begin at 10 AM – and it will start at 10 AM, so please wind up your CTR/Veena Stores activities by then.

This event is organised in partnership with Canara Union, Malleswaram.

You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

Results of open quizzes held on June 2

History of Ideas, by Navin Rajaram and Hrishikesh Varma

I – Jayakanthan R, Ravi Mundoli – 53 points
II – Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa – 51 points
III – Venkatesh S, Arul Mani – 47 points

The June Open Quiz, by Jayakanthan R and Priyambad Pattnaik

I – Ravi Mundoli, Arun Hiregange, Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa – 328.5 points
II – Bhargava EM, Santosh Swaminathan, Mitesh Agarwal, Venkatesh S – 290 points
III – Keshav Atreya, Ajay Parasuraman, Praveen VR, Nishanth Raman – 260 points

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