Mega-Whats 2011 – The Complete Quiz

The all-India (and some overseas!) results for Mega-Whats 2011 will be announced in a few days, but here’s the quiz for all those that might have missed it on the 11th. Or maybe those that want to spot their favourite “succulent karoo” questions once more.

ASKQANCE 2011 — Day 3 Results

Kibitz Simple, the Sports Quiz
QMs: Thejaswi Udupa & Venkatesh Srinivasan

  1. Sriram & Sankhya – 200 points
  2. Chennai Vennai – 155 points
  3. Obama Satyabama – 135 points
  4. QED – 120 points
  5. NED – 120 points
  6. Traveling Pilsburys – 85 points
  7. Middle Eastern Anger – 80 points
  8. Subcontinental Oafs – 75 points

Wing Commander G. R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence was awarded to the All-India Mahaquizzer winner for 2011, Dr. Arul Mani.

Mr. G. S. Hiranyappa, a stalwart quizzer of the Karnataka Quiz Association was honoured and presented with a shawl by Mr. Ochintya Sharma, the KQA president. Mr. Hiranyappa who also celebrates his birthday today, graciously accepted the honour and self-deprecatingly claimed that all one needed to gain respectability was to grow older and sport gray hair.

Sesame, Open! Quiz
QM: Arul Mani

  1. Insignificant Others – 155 points
  2. We Are Like This Wonly – 150 points
  3. QED – 145 points
  4. Insert Cool Name Here – 130 points
  5. Metaquizziks – 95 points
  6. Unteam – 80 points
  7. Traveling Pilsburys – 70 points
  8. Team 2 – 40 points

Mega-Whats Face-Off
QMs: Kiran Vijayakumar & Arul Mani

The top 4 teams from each of the semi-finals held on the 25th competed in the finals. The winner was awarded the KQA Founder’s Trophy.

  1. Insignificant Others (Chennai) – 251 points
  2. We Are Like This Wonly (Bangalore) – 221 points
  3. QED (Chennai) – 191 points
  4. Keep Distance (Bangalore) – 180 points
  5. Guessworks (Thrissur) – 176 points
  6. Traveling Pilsburys (Mumbai) – 150 points
  7. Metaquizziks (Bangalore) 130 points
  8. Questionable Characters (Bangalore) – 76 points

ASKQANCE 2011 — Day 2 Results

By Hooke or by Crookes – Open Science Quiz
QMs: Vivek Karthikeyan and Rajagopal P.S.

  1. We Are Like This Wonly – 115 points
  2. Metaquizziks – 100 points
  3. QED – 97 points
  4. Questionable Characters – 86.5
  5. The Buckyball Stops Here – 74.5
  6. Never Mind the Sex Pistols – 39 points
  7. What Pray… – 31 points
  8. Insignificant Others – 29 points

Mega-Whats Semi-Finals I
QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijayakumar

  1. Metaquizziks (Bangalore) – 183 points
  2. WALTWo (Bangalore) – 168 points
  3. Keep Distance (Bangalore) – 123 points
  4. Guessworks (Thrissur) – 113 points
  5. Feni Vidi Vici (Goa) – 109 points
  6. Bong Connection (Kolkata) – 72 points
  7. SUV Loving Capitalist Pricks (Mumbai) – 65 points
  8. Quizzy Leaks (Coimbatore) – 39 points

Mega-Whats Semi-Finals II

  1. Insignificant Others (Chennai) – 281 points
  2. QED (Chennai) – 270 points
  3. Traveling Pilsburies (Mumbai) – 270 points
  4. Questionable Characters (Bangalore) – 214 points
  5. Swami and Friends (Hyderabad) – 186 points
  6. Mega WTF (Pune) – 179 points
  7. Modern Mughals (New Delhi) – 150 points
  8. Mustafa (Bangalore – 134 points

Son of Lumiere – Open Film Quiz
QMs: Anustup Datta & Arun Hiregange

  1. Rahul K & Santosh J S – 160 points
  2. Rajiv Rai & Vibhendu T – 145 points
  3. Gopal K & TKB – 135 + 3 points
  4. Mitesh A & Varun R – 135 + 2 points
  5. Arul Mani & Kiran Vijayakumar – 125 points
  6. Samanth & Jayakanthan – 120 points
  7. Ramanand & Sudarshan – 85 points
  8. Rajen Prabhu & Anil K – 70 points

Mega-Whats 2010: KQA’s National Open Quizzing Championship

This is to announce the second edition of Mega-Whats, our National Open Quizzing Championship.

The quiz will be held across ten cities simultaneously. Apart from Bangalore, we have  venue confirmations from Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Thrissur, Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Coimbatore and Kolkata

The details:

Date: Sunday, 12 December 2010

QMs: Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani

1. General quiz, open to all.
2. Teams of FOUR members (or less).
3. Prior registration is essential.
4. To register, please email Mahaquizzer@gmail.com with Mega-Whats 2010 and the city you are competing from in the subject-header.
5. Please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team in the email–also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college  or open categories
6. Email registrations will close on Tuesday 7th December 2010.  Centre coordinators will allow entries after the cut-off date at their discretion.
7. Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.
8. The school category is open only to teams comprising students from Std. VIII-X .
9. School teams ( Std. VIII-X) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.
10. Please report by 1430hrs at the venue in your city. Since we need to ensure a coordinated start nationwide, the quiz will start at 1500hrs sharp. The doors will be closed five minutes before we begin.
11. Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz of six sections and about sixty questions, inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.
12. 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.
13. The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.
14. We will rank the top 100 teams across the country–this list will go up by the 25th of December.
15. The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.
16. The city-winners will face off in June 2011 as part of the KQA 28th Anniversary.

For more details, please call 97312-14519

VENUES

Bangalore

First Floor, Institute of Agricultural Technologists
Queen’s Road
Bangalore

Contact: Mitesh Agarwal (98452-59423)

Chennai

PS Senior Secondary school,
# 33, Alarmelmangapuram,
Mylapore,Chennai 600004

Contact: Jayakanthan (94444-43347)

Coimbatore

PSG Institute of Management,
Peelamedu Coimbatore

Contact: Arjun (09944709086)

Hyderabad

Landmark Store,
Road No 12,
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad.

Contact: Nitish Khadiya (91-98856-79460)

Kolkata

Unitedworld School of Business
Infinity Benchmark Tower
10th floor, Plot G1, Block EP&GP
Sector-V, Salt Lake City
Kolkata-700091

Contact: Rudradeep Bhattacharjee (91-98363-44694)

Mumbai

Hall, 6th floor, Management College,
IES MCRC “Vishwakarma” M.D. Lotlikar Vidya Sankul,
791, S. K. Marg,
Bandra Reclamation (Opp Lilavati hospital),
Mumbai – 400 050

Contact: Vibhendu  (9820410952)

Panaji

The International Centre – Goa,
Dona Paula, Panaji.

Pune

Seminar Hall II
(Next to main Auditorium),
College of Engineering, Pune (COEP),
Shivajinagar, Pune-5

Contact: Mohit Karve (9890777964)

Thrissur

Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute,

Near Shakthan Thampuran Bus Stand,Thrissur 680005

Contact: Arun AS (09895859164)

ASKQANCE 2010 – Results

The KQA celebrated the 27th Anniversary of its founding with ASKQANCE 2010 – a two-day festival of Open Quizzing. Here are the results:

Day One (19th June 2010)

Event I
By Hooke or by Crookes: Open Science Quiz

QMs:  Ochintya Sharma and Vivek Kartikeyan.

1. QED (Swami, Samanth, JK)
2. Who Rekha? (Rajagopal, Rajiv Rai, Lakshmi, Gopal Kidao)
3. Ramanan, Sankhya, Vijay, Sreeram
4. Metaquizziks (Varun Rajiv, Mitesh Agarwal, Kiran Vijayakumar, Arul Mani)
5. Neo Nexus (Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, Kaustuba Venugopal, Venky, Ashwan Lewis)
6. We Are Like This Wonly (Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa, Anustup Datta & Gautam Ghosh)
7. Questionable Characters (Dibyendu Das, Avinash Mudaliar, Anil Raghavan, Manu Sudhakar)
8. Try Why Ya (Abhishek, Srikanth, Akhil)

Event II
Hoarse Latitudes: Open Travel Quiz

QMs:  Cheriyan Alexander, Mitesh Agarwal and Dibyendu Das.

1. Swami & Samanth – 131
2. Anustup Datta & Thejaswi Udupa – 121
3. Dharmendra & Vikram Joshi – 111
4. Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka & Dr. Bhattacharya – 107
5. Ochintya Sharma & Arun Hiregange – 106
6. Rajagopal & Alagarsamy – 88
7. Rajiv Rai & Gopal Kidao – 81
8. Arul Mani & Kiran Vijayakumar – 77

Event III
Son of Lumiere: Open Movie Quiz

QMs:  Anustup Datta and Arun Hiregange.

1. Mitesh Agarwal & Varun Rajiv – 170
2. Arul Mani & Kiran Vijayakumar – 165
3. Samanth & JK – 150
4. TK Balaji & Gopal Kidao – 145
5. Rahul S Kottalgi & Nishanth R – 135
6. Santosh Swaminathan & Kaustuba Venugopal – 105
7. Ochintya Sharma & Thejaswi Udupa – 85
8. Dharmendra & Movin Miranda – 80

Day Two (20th June 2010)

Event IV
Kibitz Simple: Open Sports and Leisure Quiz

QMs: Thejaswi Udupa and Venkatesh S.

1. Anustup Datta & Arun Hiregange – 151
2. Rajiv Rai & Sumant Srivathsan – 135
3. Swami & Samanth – 124
4. Suvajit & Yash – 114
5. Wimpy & Baada – 101
6. Anil & Alagarsamy – 80
7. Ochintya Sharma & Movin Miranda – 66
8. Rohit & Yaggy – 65

Event V
Sesame: The Open Quiz

QM: Arul Mani

1. Feni Vidi Vici Vivek (Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Rajiv D’Silva, Vivek Krishnan, Chirag Mutgi) – 170
2. QED (Jayakanthan, Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan, Samanth) – 165
3. We Are Like This Wonly (Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa, Anustup Datta & Ochintya Sharma) – 160
4. Eternal Moonshine of the Spotless Behind (Ajay, Arvind, Balaji, Roshan) – 150
5. Metaquizziks (Varun Rajiv, Mitesh Agarwal, Kiran Vijayakumar, Rajagopal PS) – 140
6. Travelling Pillsburys (Rajiv Rai, Vibhendu Tiwari, Sumant Srivathsan, Vikram Joshi) – 125
7. InManiacs (Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, Gautam Ghosh, Sarat Rao, Anirudh Chari) & Keep Distance (Rajath, Rahul Kottalgi, Nishanth R, Harry) – both tied on 120

Event VI
KQA Founders’ Trophy Quiz: Face-off between Mega-Whats city-winners

QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijayakumar.

1. QED (Chennai) – 128.5
2. WALTWo (Bangalore) – 104.5
3. Travelling Pillsburies (Mumbai) – 94
4. InManiacs (Kolkata) – 91.5
5. Telangana Is An Oily Song (New Delhi) – 77.5
6. Swami and Friends (Hyderabad) – 72
7. Feni Vidi Vici (Goa) – 61.5
8. Insert Uncool Name Here (Thrissur) – 58.5
9. Ajgar Jurrat Ke Sapole (Pune) – 20

ASKQANCE 2010

The KQA will celebrate the 27th Anniversary of its founding with ASKQANCE 2010–a two-day festival of Open Quizzing.  Somebody we wrote to called it The Woodstock of Quizzing. We are flattered, but will nevertheless try and stick to schedule.

The programme:
19th and 20th June, at The Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

Day One (19th June 2010)

Event I
By Hooke or by Crookes
Open  Science Quiz

Rules
1.  Teams of four members
2. Entry free for school teams
3. Other teams pay Rs. 100/-

QMs:  Ochintya Sharma and Vivek Kartikeyan.

Schedule:  0930hrs to 1230hrs
Teams that arrive late for the prelims will be allowed to take part in the next quiz.

Prizes: Rs.5000/-, Rs.4000/- and Rs.3000/-

Event II
Hoarse Latitudes
Open Travel Quiz

Rules
Teams of two members,
Entry free for school teams
Other teams pay Rs. 50/-

QMs:  Cheriyan Alexander, Mitesh Agarwal and Dibyendu Das.

Schedule : 1300-1545 hrs

Prizes: Rs. 3000/-, Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1500/-

Event III
Son of Lumiere
Open Movie Quiz

Rules
Teams of two members,
Entry free for school teams
Other teams pay Rs. 50/-

QMs:  Anustup Datta and Arun Hiregange.

Schedule: 1615hrs-2000hrs.

Prizes: Rs. 3000/-, Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1500/-

Day Two (20th June 2010)

Event IV
Kibitz Simple
Open Sports and Leisure Quiz

Rules
Teams of two members,
Entry free for school teams
Other teams pay Rs. 50/-
Teams arriving late can take part in the next quiz.

QMs: Thejaswi Udupa and Venkatesh S.

Schedule: 1000hrs to 1300hrs

Prizes: Rs. 3000/-, Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1500/-

Event V
Sesame
The Open Quiz

Rules
General Open Quiz
Teams of four members
Entry free for school teams
Other teams pay Rs.100/-

QM: Arul Mani

Schedule:1400— 1630hrs

Prizes: Rs.5000/-, Rs.4000/- and Rs.3000/-

Event VI
KQA Founders’  Trophy Quiz
Face-off between Mega-Whats city-winners

The contenders:

QED Chennai,
WALTWo Bangalore,
Travelling Pillsburies Mumbai,
Telangana Is An Oily Song New Delhi,
InManiacs Kolkata,
Insert Uncool Name Here Thrissur,
Swami and Friends Hyderabad,
Feni Vidi Vici Goa,
Ajgar Jurrat Ke Sapole Pune

QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijayakumar.

Schedule: 1700hrs-1900hrs
Prizes:  Rs. 6000/-, Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 4000/-

Mega-Whats 2009: All-India Top 100 Teams

Rank Team City Score Stars Points Off Star Questions Annotation
1 QED (Gopal Kidao, Samanth S, Swaminathan, Jayakanthan) CHENNAI (City Winners) 67 4 14 Original Score 69. Points deducted for Soyuz and Bund Road. Cracked Theme!
2 WALTWo (Ochintya Sharma, Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa, Anustup Datta) BANGALORE (City Winners) 61 2 11 Original Score 62. Point deducted for Bund Road. Cracked Theme!
3 Travelling Pillsburies (Rajen Prabhu, Rajiv Rai, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tewari) MUMBAI (City Winners) 58 5 13 Original Score 58. Points added for Vesperus. Points deducted for Mannar
4 Telangana Is an Oily Song (Anil Kothuri, Ninad Satpute, Sabyasachi Majumdar, Udatta Duarah) NEW DELHI (City Winners) 57 5 13 Original Score 56. Change due to counting error. Cracked Succulent Karoo!
5 Mustafa (Debashree Mitra, Dr. Krishnan, Lahar Appaiah, Vijay TSR) BANGALORE 53 4 11 Original Score 55. Points wrongly given for Golden Horn and Asteroids.
6 Thinker Toiler Lawyer & Guy ( Ramanan, Shiv, Goach and Ramkey) CHENNAI 52 3 11 Original Score 52. Up to 53 after counting error was remedied. Point deducted for Bund Road brings them back to 52.
7 Inmaniacs(Malavika Banerjee,Gautam Ghosh, Shounak Chakraverti, Anirudh Chari) KOLKATA (City Winners) 51 5 14 Original Score 52. Points deducted for Vespa Lynd. Team retains Kolkata title on stars.
8 Tabula Rosetta (Bala, Vikram, Anand Shivashankar, Pradeep R. ) MUMBAI 51 5 13 Original score 52. Point deducted for The Life of Others
9 Byapok Batha (Shouvik Guha, Atri Bhattacharya, Ashoke Sanyal, Deepanjan Deb) KOLKATA 51 4 13 Original score 51. Lost points for Soyuz. Gained points for Vesperus.
10 Blank Slate (Sarath, Diwakar Pingle, Raamesh, Arvind. K) MUMBAI 49 7 17 No change.
11 Memory Bank (Saranya Jayakumar, P.B. Jayakumar, Navin Jayakumar, Gautam Padmanabhan) CHENNAI 49 6 16 Original Score 51. Lost points for Soyuz and “Quark for Muster Mark”.
12 Octette (Anil Vaswani, Vimala Jagannath, Tathagatha Chatterjee, Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka) KOLKATA 48 5 14 Original Score 49. Lost points for Soyuz.
13 Insert Uncool Name Here (Shamanth Madhava Rao, Manu Sudhakar, Nagesh and Anil Raghavan) THRISSUR (City Winners) 47 5 13 No change. Anal people have done corrections in Thrissur.
14 Chak De Bhatta (Joy, Kunal, Dr. Bhattacharya, Praveen) NEW DELHI 46 4 12 Original Score 44. Counting Error.
15 Something Something (Siddhartha Sen, Santosh Swaminathan, Abhishek Krishnan, Varun Rajiv) BANGALORE 46 1 8 Original Score 43. Error in counting. Cracked Theme!
16 Answering Service (Soubhadra, Charanpreet, Supratik, Sanjoy) KOLKATA 45 3 11 Original Score 46. Counting Error.
17 No Enthu Da (Aadisht, Aswath, Karthik) BANGALORE 45 2 10 No change
18 Ram Kumar, Sankhya, Vijay Sarathy, Suresh CHENNAI 44 4 11 Original Score 45. Point deducted for Soyuz.
19 Keep Distance (Rajath, Rahul, Nishanth, Harry) BANGALORE 43 3 12 Original Score 45. Points wrongly given for Banyan Tree and for Aeschylus (41)
20 Questionable Characters (Vikram Sreeram, Dibyendu Das, Rajeev Gowda, Hiranyappa G.S. BANGALORE 42 6 15 Original Score 41. Points not given for Shofer.
21 SHARED a)Kiddo, Lalith, Fing and Anil and b) Swami and Friends ( J.Krishnamurthi, Alagar Swami, Lakshmi J.K., Bhargava E.M.) a) CHENNAI b) HYDERABAD (City Winners) 42 4 10 a) Original Score 43. Point deducted for Soyuz and b) Point deducted for Jana Zatopek
22 Not Awarded–see above
23 Jesus Wept ( Meghashyam, Mahesh, Mukund, Prasann) MUMBAI 41 3 10 Original Score 42. Point deducted for ‘Soyuz fell in India’.
24 Jai Santosh Ki Maa (Amit Varma, Kaushik Chatterjee, Rishi Iyengar, Annanya Deb) MUMBAI 40 2 10 Original Score 41. Counting Error.
25 Feni, Vidi, Vici, VG ( Vidyadhar Gadgil, Rajiv D’Silva, D. Sundar, Aniruddha Sen Gupta GOA (City Winners) 39 2 8 Original Score 37. Points given for Vesperus and Kiss Our Chuddies.
26 Schrodinger’s Felines (Cheriyan Alexander, Vivek Cheriyan, Venkat and Gautam Shenoy) BANGALORE 38 3 10 Original Score 39. Counting Error.
27 Nitish Khadiya, Lathish, Praveen, Navneet HYDERABAD 38 3 8 No change.
28 No Idea, Still (Ashwin Koneti, Bhaskar, Ramesh, Sunil) BANGALORE 38 2 10 Original Score 36. Points not given for Oort’s and Hershey.
29 Tail Bone Enders (Sumer Agarwal, Tanmay Prusty, Naveen Giles, Vinod Rajamani) BANGALORE 37 3 10 Original Score 36. Counting Error.
30 Mehul, Srinath T.B, Roshith Mohan, Abid E.H MUMBAI 37 2 8 Original Score 36. Counting Error.
31 Last Action Heroes (S. Dutta, S. Gupta, R. Mistry, P.S. Ghatak) KOLKATA 37 0 5 No change
32 Ajgar Jurrat Ke Sapole (Suraj, Suvajit, Yasho T, Yash Marathe) PUNE (City Winners) 36 2 8 Original Score 38. Points wrongly given for RBI Banyan Tree and Talaimannar.
33 Mera Naam Joka (Vikas Sahu, Arnav Sinha, Jitaditya Narzary, Suchi MUMBAI 36 1 8 No change
34 What Maga? (Praveen VR, Ravi Ananthan, Kaustuba, Vivek Kartikeyan) BANGALORE 35 3 11 Original Score 36. Point deducted for Mannar.
35 Rahul Gaur, Tushar Kaul, Akshay Sehgal,  Paranjoth Singh MUMBAI 35 3 10 No change
36 Desi Dhamaka (Tallulah D’Silva, Venita Coelho, Vivek Krishnan, Anjali Sengupta) GOA 35 2 6 No change
37 Lazarus Effect ( Dr. Murali Mohan, S. Chandrashekar, Raghu Nambiar) BANGALORE 34 1 8 Original Score 33. Counting Error.
38 Potoldanga Thunder Club (Panchjanya, Robin Dey, Rahul Basu, Prithwish Datta) KOLKATA 34 1 7 No change
39 Fidda ( Govind Grewal, Shambhu Shankar, Aniruddha Dutta, Dhananjay Shettigar) MUMBAI 33 4 11 No change
40 Why Did We Bother (Amit Garde, Dharmakirti Wakankar, Trilok Khairnar, Gaurav Kapoor) PUNE 33 2 9 Original Score 34. Counting Error.
41 Sukha Hara (Harish, Kunal, Salil, Ramanand. J) PUNE 32 1 8 No change.
42 Questionable Characters II (Debjit, Anupam, Rohan, Vemana) HYDERABAD 32 0 5 Original Score 33. Points wrongly given for ‘Claude Levi’
43 Not the Last Ones (Sumit R. Abhijit. N, Suchintan C., Suvam P.) KOLKATA 31 2 10 No change.
44 Ahead of Points (Sanandan, Amar, Ananth, Vinod) CHENNAI 31 2 9 No change.
45 SHARED a) Tea, Coffee and Snacks (Subrata Dass, Shiladitya Ganguli, Abhishek Das, Sudip Kalyan Dey) and b) Whatever (Yaggy, Matti, Arun Ramanathan, Renuka) a) KOLKATA b) CHENNAI 31 1 7 a) Original Score 32. Point deducted for Soyuz. b) no change
46 Not Awarded–See Above
47 Gloriously Legitimate (Sandeep, Chinmoy, Aditya Sridhar, Sriharsha Bhat) BANGALORE 31 1 4 No change.
48 Swine Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Roshan Shankar, Sharat Nambissan K.P., Krittika Adhikary, Debasish Misra) NEW DELHI 31 0 4 Original Score 32. Point deducted for Soyuz.
49 Dreamz (Capt. Chandrakant Nair, Viswas Viswam, Jyothi EK, Midhun Zachariah) THRISSUR 30 0 4 No change. Cracked Shiroi Lily!
50 Deviprasad V, Rajagopal P.S, Ashwin Prabhu, Balaji T.K CHENNAI 29 1 8 Original Score 30.Point deducted for Soyuz.
51 Gunpowder! Yumm!! (Aditya, Praveen, Supratim, Parth) KOLKATA 28 2 7 Original Score 27. Counting Error.
52 Jana Telangana Mana Adayaka Jayahe! (Shanmati, Sridhar Baratan, Devendra V., AkshayNair) CHENNAI 28 1 7 Original Score 27. Point deducted for Soyuz. Counting Error.
53 Mat-Rag (Deepak, Raghu, Nishant, Aneesh) NEW DELHI 28 1 5 Original Score 29. Point deducted for Ansari (!), 55 D.
54 RTDT ( Ritubroto, Tanaji, Dhruv, Tanmay) 28 0 6 No change.
55 ????(Atul, Janardhan, Dushyanth, Arnab) MUMBAI 27 1 5 No change
56 Numero Uno (Shrikant, Luis Dias, Anil Rodrigues, Sachin Chatte) GOA 27 1 4 Original score 20. Counting Error.
57 Bottle Green Whales (Chirag Mutgi, Sidharth Kuruvila,Vipin, Paramananda) BANGALORE 27 0 6 Original Score 24.  Counting Error.
58 Joka Conquistadors (Karan Kalia, Nihansh, Amrutanshu, Harsh Ketkar) KOLKATA 27 0 5 No change.
59 MAM Returns (S. Chakladar, I. Mukherjee, N.Sankar, Shouvik Das) KOLKATA 26 1 7 No change.
60 Tall, Dark, Handsome and Sunil (Ram Shankar,Debopam, Sunil Chandrashekar, Guruprasad Shenoy) KOLKATA 26 1 5 No change
61 No Hope in Hell.Com (Vinay, Vcat, Gaurav, Sameer) PUNE 26 1 3 No change
62 Srikant, Sameer, Majji, Gayathri HYDERABAD 26 0 5 Original Score 25. Counting error.
63 Boye Geche! (Debanjan B, Anagh M, Shayak C., Jishu D.H.) KOLKATA 25 1 6 Original Score 23. Counting Error.
64 Quadrophenia(Rohit, Harish, Gaurav, Anirudh) CHENNAI 25 0 4 Original Score 22. Points not given for Hershey and Greenland, Counting Error.
65 Trailblazers (Vardhan, Uday, Ratna, Manish) BANGALORE 24 1 6 No change.
66 It’s Complicated (Pravin Varma, Ayyappa Kumar, Abhinav Dasgupta, Supriy Singh) NEW DELHI 24 0 3 No change.
67 Shared between a) Pan Galactic Quiz Blasters (Arka Banerji, Niranka Banerjee, Kaustuv Gupta) and b) Mere Do Anmol Watan (Raghu, Balaji, Navin, Sudhir) a) KOLKATA and b) HYDERABAD 23 2 6 a) Original Score 22. Counting Error. b) No change
68 Not Awarded–See Above. No change
69 Advitiya (Naveen B.A, Raghu Pant, Anupam Jain, Surya JVS) NEW DELHI 23 1 4 Original Score 24. Pooint deducted for Soyuz.
70 Anshul, Abhinav, Nikhil, Akul NEW DELHI 23 0 5 No change.
71 Zizzyphus Kahan Hai?( Gandhi, Katoch, Mangal, Pande) NEW DELHI 23 0 4 Original Score 25. Counting error.
72 Lotus Eaters (Abhinav, Mayank, Shubhendu, PUNE 22 1 5 Original Score 25. Points deducted for Soyuz, Oliver Cromwell under a different number, and Levi Claude Strauss.
73 Who’s Soda’s Daddy? (Sharath K Jose, Sreenivas Ravi, Sudarshan M.A., Vineet Raj) BANGALORE 22 1 4 Original Score 18. Counting Error.
74 SHARED BETWEEN a) Sheki’s Groupies (Ahimanyu, Udit, Abhisek, Abhinav) and b) Radix (Devarshi Ghosh, Soumen Mitra Roy, Rajib Dasgupta) a) NEW DELHI and b) KOLKATA 22 0 4 a) Original Score 20. Counting Error. b) Original Score 21. Counting Error.
75 Not Awarded–See Above
76 Pingu’s PomPoms feat. Tonic (Abhishek, Anucheth, Karthik, Rohit) BANGALORE 22 0 3 Point deducted for Vostok-Rakesh Sharma.
77 Shared between a) Piyush Ahuja, Gagandeep Singh, Shankaran Anand, Anshuman Fotedar and b) Once Upon a Time in GEC (RGK, Rajasekar, Arun A.S. , Chandu Lenin) a) NEW DELHI and b) THRISSUR 21 2 8 a) Original Score 20. Counting Error. b) No change
78 Quizzer’s Utopia (Sanjay, Mithun, Sunny, Priyanka) KOLKATA 21 1 4 Original Score 23. Point deducted for Soyuz and Meteorites in 52 B (for Meteoroids)
79 Paranormal Activity (Shriram, Shankhayan, Azeez, Kush) NEW DELHI 21 0 5 Original Score 22. Counting Error.
80 Guess Me! Guess Me Not! (Dr. Jinu Mathew, S.K. Mohanty, Vikash Khandelwal, Epshita Chatterjee) KOLKATA 21 0 4 No change.
81 3 Strikes and You’re Out (Hari, Rabi, Divyam) NEW DELHI 20 1 4 Original Score 17. Counting Error.
82 Reds ‘N’ Guns (Noufel Samad, Vikas Plakkot, Jithin Raghavan, Jose Thomas) THRISSUR 20 0 4 Original Score 18. Counting Error.
83 Appl Pi (Bhargava, Pradeep, Murari) BANGALORE 20 0 2 Original Score 19. Counting Error.
84 Salmagundi (Venkatesh) BANGALORE 20 0 1 No change. Solo Entry!
85 Two Non-Smoking Barrels (Jishnu, Sid) BANGALORE 19 1 7 No change
86 Mega Answers (Nihal, Navneet, Prashanth) BANGALORE 19 1 5 No change.
87 Bum-Boo ( Dhananjay, Apratim, Parth) NEW DELHI 19 0 1 22. Points wrongly given on 26 and 54b. Counting Error.
88 Shared Between a) No Team Name (Bharath, Ram Prakash, Gnanaskandan) , b) The Lizzard Kings (Ankit, Arun, Nilohit) and c) On the Fly (Pras, Subbareddy, Srini, Abhyu a)HYDERABAD,  b) PUNE and c) HYDERABAD 19 0 3 a) Original Score 17. Counting Error, b) No change and c) Original Score 18. Counting Error.
89 Not Awarded–See Above
90 Not Awarded–See Above
91 Amnesiac Quizzers Inc. ( Nipun V, Shafeeq. S, Ijaz Aslam, Edward Davis) THRISSUR 19 0 2 Original Score 18. Counting Error.
92 Tetra Pack (Saidy, Naveen, Sushant, Srivats) CHENNAI 18 2 5 No change.
93 Dog, Pig, Sheep and ET (Ashok, Thiru, Keki, Okal) BANGALORE 18 1 3 No change
94 3 Doc 1 Tech (Harikrishnan, Vijaynath V., Sarin. P, Sowmya Sarin) THRISSUR 18 0 7 No change.
95 Ensemble (Debasish Mukherjee, Subasis Dey, Abhishek Kar, Rajiv Chatterjee) KOLKATA 18 0 4 Original Score 20. Counting Error.
96 ICQC ( K. Saha, S.Reddy, S. Bhatnagar, S. Sinha) KOLKATA 18 0 3 No change
97 42 ( Paritosh Rai, Anilesh) NEW DELHI 18 0 2 Original Score 19. Counting Error.
98 Quizito Ergo Sum ( K. Pramod, Reeju Datta, Harshit Khare, Prashant Kr. Sinha) NEW DELHI 17 1 5 No change.
99 Shared Between a) The Magnificent Four ( Sunil S, Paul C, Mahesh Prabhu, Sachin Pai K) and b) Quizzigans ( Athith K., Subham, Aditya Menon) a) GOA and b) BANGALORE,  SCHOOL WINNER 17 1 4 No change
100 Not Awarded–See Above.

Mega-Whats 2009 – Bangalore Results

A total of 188 teams from across the country took part in Mega-Whats 2009.

37 teams took the quiz from Bangalore (including three school teams). The Bangalore round was won by We Are Like This (W)only with a score of 62 points.

The provisional All-India winner, subject to adjudication, is QED (Chennai) with a score of 69.

The top scores in Bangalore are as follows:

1. We Are Like This (W)only: Ochintya Sharma, Anustup Datta, Arun Hiregange and Thejaswi Udupa (62)
2. Mustafa: Debashree Mitra, Dr. NVS Krishnan, Lahar Appaiah and Vijay TSR (54)
3. Something Something: Siddhartha Sen, Santosh Swaminathan, Abhishek Krishnan, Varun Rajiv (46)
4. No Enthu Da: Aadisht, Aswath, Karthik (45)
5. Keep Distance: Rajath, Rahul, Nishanth, Harry (43)
6. Questionable Characters: GS Hiranyappa, Dibyendu Das, Rajeev Gowda and Vikram Sreeram (42)
7. Schrodinger’ s Felines: Cheriyan Alexander, Vivek Cheriyan, Gautam Shenoy and Venkat (38)
8. No Idea, Still: Ashwin, Bhaskar, Ramesh, Sunil (38)
9. Tail Bone Enders: Sumer Agarwal, Tanmay Prusty, Naveen Giles and Vinod Rajamani (37)
10. What Maga: Praveen VR, Ravi Ananthan, Kaustuba and Vivek Kartikeyan (35)
11. Lazarus Effect: Dr. Murali Mohan, Dr. S. Chandrashekar, Raghu Nambiar (34)

The Best School Team prize went to Quizzigans (Atith Kuduvalli, Subham, Aditya Menon) of Sri Kumaran Children’s Home: 17 points

We hope to put up a list of the top 100 teams in India in about ten days time.

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