Quiz Night at The Courtyard – 11th December

Join us for edition 12 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) on December 11 (Wednesday) at 8:00 PM.

Yes, Quiz Night is a year old! QM Venky Srinivasan will take you through questions connected not by theme but by time: we celebrate the occasion with the apt topic of 2019: the year in review, featuring questions from all walks of life but having a connection to the year 2019.

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

Venue: The Courtyard, K H Road [map]

Registration: ₹100/team. Prizes for top three finishers.

 

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 7338677996.

Note: 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.

Asiasweep 2019 – Venues

Asiasweep

The Karnataka Quiz Association will hold the 7th edition of AsiaSweep, a quiz on all things Asian, on Sunday, 8th December 2019.

The quiz is held in memory of Arun Veembur, a Bangalore quizzer who passed on while working in Kunming, China to research a book on the Stilwell Road. It 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.

Reporting time: 2:30 pm

Quiz timings: 3:00 – 5:30 pm (approximately)

 

This year Asiasweep will be conducted in 15 cities across India.

Details of venues and city co-ordinators are given below. Some venues may have strict security protocols – ensure you are carrying a valid photo ID. Please contact your city co-ordinator for more details.

 

AHMEDABAD

IIM Ahmedabad

Co-ordinator: Vyom Vyas (83201 10336)

 

BANGALORE

Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road

Co-ordinator: Arul Mani (9731214519)

 

BELGAUM

Trinity BBA & B.Com College

Co-ordinator: Ketan Naik (9483484308)

 

COIMBATORE

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

Co-ordinator: Anuradha Yogesh )97914 20459)

 

GOA

The International Centre, Dona Paula, Panjim.

Co-ordinator: Nathan Moniz (7083224153)

 

GUWAHATI

To be confirmed.

Co-ordinator: To be confirmed

 

HYDERABAD

Columbus Hospital, Begumpet

Co-ordinator: Raad Shaikh (7207507266)

 

JAMSHEDPUR

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Co-ordinator: Pranav J (8310922738)

 

KOCHI

ChaiCofi Cafe, Kaloor

Co-ordinator: Aravind Anil (9447022106, 7012522296)

 

KOLKOTA

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch

Co-ordinator: Ratul Ghosh (9051298623)

 

MUMBAI

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

Co-ordinator: Suvajit Chakraborty (9930853913)

 

NEW DELHI

IIT DelhiCo-ordinator: Harshit Sachdeva (8826131030)

 

PUNE

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

Co-ordinator: Samiran Mondal (9823594551)

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala

Co-ordinator: Noyel Sebastian (8606872028)

 

THRISSUR

Government Engineering College, Thrissur

Co-ordinator: Dr Vijaynath V (9447380969)

Mahaquizzer and Junior Mahaquizzer 2019 – Venues

MahaQuizzer 2019

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

AHMEDABAD*

IIM Ahmedabad

Co-ordinator: Rishabh Barodawala (9909101262)

 

ANDUL*

Mohiary Public Library, Andul

Co-ordinator: Baneswar S (6290036256)

 

BANGALORE

Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road

Co-ordinator: Nishanth Raman (9880499935)

 

BELAGAUM

Trinity BBA & B.Com College

Co-ordinator: Ketan Naik (9483484308)

 

COIMBATORE

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

Co-ordinator: Anuradha Yogesh )97914 20459)

 

CHENNAI

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

PS Senior Secondary School (only regular MQ)

Co-ordinator: Vikram Rajan (8939513211)

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

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

 

GOA

The International Centre, Dona Paula, Panjim.

Co-ordinator: Paul Gatward (97652 33733)

 

GUWAHATI

To be confirmed

Co-ordinator: Raktim Baishya (7002658947)

 

HYDERABAD

Columbus Hospital, Begumpet

Co-ordinator: Raad Shaikh (7207507266)

 

JAMSHEDPUR*

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Co-ordinator: Pranav J (8310922738)

 

KHARAGPUR*

IIT Kharagpur

Co-ordinator: Baibhab Pattnaik (8763489376)

 

KOCHI

ChaiCofi Cafe, Kaloor

Co-ordinator: Aravind Anil (9447022106, 7012522296)

 

KOLKATA

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch

Co-ordinator: Ratul Ghosh (9051298623)

 

KOZHIKODE

Government Medical College

Co-ordinator: Deepak K (9746396146)

 

MUMBAI

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

Co-ordinator: Suvajit Chakraborty (9930853913)

 

NEW DELHI

IIT Delhi

Co-ordinator: Harshit Sachdeva (8826131030)

 

PUNE*

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

Co-ordinator: Samiran Mondal (9823594551)

 

RAIGANJ*

Akashnil Bhawan College, Para Raiganj (Nemesis Quiz Club)

Co-ordinator: Pratyanik Chakraborty 9475588674

 

SILIGURI

Sanhati Nagarik Committee Building, Siliguri

Co-ordinator: Supratim Basu (9749605950)

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala

Co-ordinator: Noyel Sebastian (8606872028)

 

THRISSUR

Government Engineering College, Thrissur

Co-ordinator: Dr Vijaynath V (9447380969)

 

VARANASI*

G-11, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT BHU

Co-ordinator: Malayaj Mishra (8563919385, 8173942010)

Indian Constitution & Politics Quiz

Constituion@70

 

The Karnataka Quiz Association and DAKSH proudly invite you to the inaugural edition of the Indian Constitution & Politics Quiz. The quiz is part of DAKSH’s Republic@70 campaign, which is celebrating 70 years of the Indian Constitution.

DAKSH is a civil society organization that undertakes research and activities to promote accountability and better governance in India. It was founded in 2008 by people from diverse backgrounds, including academicians, entrepreneurs, lawyers, teachers, social & political activists, and ordinary citizens. Over the last eleven years, DAKSH has been working to create inclusive, transparent, self-correcting mechanisms that encourage accountability in all branches of the government.

The quiz is for teams of 2 and is open to everyone, and not just to constitution geeks & die-hard quizzers. The quiz will have a short written prelims of ~25 questions, with the top 8 teams facing off in the finals. The finals will feature a mix of oral and written rounds. Finalists and winners stand to win exciting cash prizes!

 

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

When: 3:00 pm, 7th December 2019

QMs: Avinash TN and Gautham Shenoy

 

For more details, please email communications@dakshindia.org

Open Quizzes – November 24, 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting two open quizzes on Sunday, 24th November at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala. [map]

11:00 am – Catcher in the Eye – The Photography Quiz

Set by Tanmay Prusty, a written quiz on iconic (and not so iconic) candid moments, people, events and sundry from the world of photography. It is a written quiz for teams of up to two. Open to all.

 

2:30 pm – The November Open Quiz

The third monthly open general quiz of the season, this quiz will be helmed by Lokesh and Sreshth. It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.

 

You can get the latest updates by following the KQA on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. 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

Quiz Night at The Courtyard – November 13th (Wednesday)

TV Quiz

Quiz Night at The Courtyard

Join us for edition 11 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard on November 13 (Wednesday) at 8:00 PM.

Manish, Rajat and Santosh return to conduct another season of the TV quiz – be content with Content with a quiz on all things television (note: no essay type questions on soldering capacitors to circuit boards or anything), whether Peak TV or pique TV. Come for the questions, stay for the recommendations.

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all. Prizes for top three finishers.

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar [map]

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.

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!

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

Quiz Night at the Courtyard on Wednesday, September 11

Join us for edition 9 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) on September 11 (Wednesday) at 8 PM.

Set and conducted by Titash, the theme this month is Travel – Monday must be Madurai, Tuesday is for Belgium, but Wednesday? It must be Shantinagar. Pack your bags for a journey around the world in one quiz – some turbulence may be experienced, but it’s smooth sailing all the way!

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

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar. (Maps: https://g.page/thecourtyardcommunity?share)

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.

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

ASKQANCE 2019 – QMs, SCHEDULES, PRIZES

Askqance, the KQA’s annual quiz fest, is just a week away! Three days of quizzing goodness – here are all the details.

The venue for all quizzes (except Sai-tanic verses) is the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road. (Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pLoJ3Eo4k6weBoZLA)

Friday, June 28th

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

QMs: Movin Miranda, Nagaratna Patil, Navin Rajaram and Praveen VR.

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

QMs: Preetham Upadhya, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Rajagopal PS and Vivek Karthikeyan.

Audience is always welcome for MahaMahaquizzer and MegaWhats.

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

Yes, AsKQAnce now has a nightlife! Come to the Courtyard in Shantinagar for a fun quiz at a great venue to wine and dine – it’s like dinner theatre, only a quiz.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar. (Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/XQ7eanLRTMLkyWu6A )

QM: Sai Ganesh + team.

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.

Saturday, June 29th

10 AM: Persiflage – the books quiz

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

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Krittika Adhikary, Thejaswi Udupa.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

330 PM: Son of Lumiere – the movies quiz

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

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Sujata Sharma, Varun Rajiv.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

Sunday, June 30th

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

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

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: CIDs from Kerala.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

230 PM: Gridlock – the Crossword Quiz

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

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

QMs: Venkatesh S,  Venkataraman R

Prizes: 2K, 1.5K, 1K

330PM: Sesame – the General Quiz

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

An open quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Mollika, Santosh Swaminathan.

Prizes: 8K, 6K, 4K + coupons for all finalists.

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

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