MahaQuizzer and Junior MahaQuizzer – the results

The results of the 16th edition of MahaQuizzer and the inaugural edition of Junior MahaQuizzer are below. Unfortunately, we are yet to receive scores from some centres, and we will update the scores as and when we do.

323 people took Mahaquizzer, and more than a 100 attempted the Junior version. We hope to see more takers, young and old, in the coming years.

The winner of the inaugural edition of Junior Mahaquizzer, with a score of 38, is Antara Bhattacharya, from Mumbai.  Yeldho Shem from Kochi finished second with 34, and Ananya G Upadhya from Bangalore finished third with 33 points.

It is well known that when Usain Bolt turned up for a race, the other runners had three options – Best case: Bolt pulls a muscle. Worst case: they finish with a PB. This year’s MahaQuizzer winner, although not exactly a fast mover like the aforesaid Bolt, is a passable quizzer himself. Dr. Arul Mani, with a score of 99, is the MahaQuizzer for 2019.

This is his third time as the title-holder, and he matches his own record of the highest ever score. He joins Anustup Datta and Vinoo Sanjay as three-time winners.

The next three in the list are also previous MahaQuizzers: Thejaswi Udupa, Rahul Kottalgi, Vinoo Sanjay. Preetham Upadhya, Bangalore’s very own Boy Wonder, is the College topper, finishing with 84 and at #11 in the overall list. The highest scorer among women was Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, a previous winner. She finished with 79.

The winners will be given the trophies at Askqance 2020, which will be held in June.

We also thank all our proctors and fellow quizzing organisations for making this edition a success. See you in December!

**Jan 19 update: There are small changes in the rankings. We had left out the ‘total stars’ column in our earlier list.

**Feb 3 update: There have been changes in School top 10 rankings. Kochi scores were not updated. 

#NameScoreTotal ***s*sCity
1Antara Bhattacharya38303Mumbai
2Yeldho Shem34404Kochi
3Ananya G Upadhya33523Bangalore
4Anand R32431Kochi
5Sreeram Madhavan V31312Thrissur
6Tejas Jade26413Bangalore
7Shashank SK25000Chennai, Anna Nagar
8Ryan Joe George24000Kochi
9Vidur Kaimal23413Bangalore
10Aneek Chatterjee23202Kolkata
11Navneeth M Kumar21101Kochi
12Aarav Jaiswal20101Kolkata
13Kushagra Agarwal19312Bangalore
14Aadit Karve19101Pune
15Karnav Popat19101Kolkata
16Aarman Chopra19101Kolkata
17Nidhish P18211Bangalore
18Pranav P18202Bangalore
19Aditya Kannan17220Bangalore
20Asha Janardan17211Trivandrum
21Shashvat Singh16101Delhi
22Aditya Sivaramakrishnan15211Trivandrum
23Leo Steve Saiju15101Bangalore
24Shrish S Naik15101Bangalore
25Jacob J Thayil15101Bangalore
26S Suraj Kiran15101Chennai, Anna Nagar
27Adithya Kishor15101Trivandrum
28Aditya Acharya14312Bangalore
29Abhinav N14202Bangalore
30Kushal U14101Bangalore
31Advik Acharya14101Kolkata
32Shreyas MN13422Bangalore
33Devadeep Menon13312Calicut
34Rishabh B13211Bangalore
35Nivedita R13202Calicut
36Aaditya S Rao13101Bangalore
37Kiran Thomas Tyson12303Kochi
38Mihir Raddi12101Pune
39Shraddha Rajeev12000Kochi
40Shayak Mitra11413Raiganj
41Amogh R Kadkol11110Bangalore
42Aditya Sharath M11101Bangalore
43Saswat Ray10110Kolkata
44Harigovind P10101Thrissur
45Arihant Satpathy10000Kolkata
46Abhinav Mohan George10000Kochi
47Sukrit Sivaprasad9000Bangalore
48Noel Antony Alex9000Kochi
49Balram Kumar Choudhury8211Kolkata
50Shruti Kartik8202Bangalore
51Pratham Atal8202Mumbai
52Spandan Das8000Bangalore
53Gokul Thejus Menon8000Thrissur
54Esha Chakraborty8000Siliguri
55Anousha Batta7000Kolkata
56Malavika Sha7000Calicut
57Rajarshee Bose7000Siliguri
58Adwaith M. George7000Kochi
59Hrishikesh Varma7000Kochi
60Soujanya Das6000Andul
61Arjun Vivek5101Kochi
62Advika Mulgund5000Bangalore
63Kyishong B Das5000Chennai, Anna Nagar
64Bharath Krishna KA5000Thrissur
65Vaishnavi Yogesh4000Bangalore
66Sahil Thakkar4000Bangalore
67Neha S4000Bangalore
68Arnay Agarwal 4000Bangalore
69Sai Gowrav KS4000Bangalore
70Darshini Bharani Anand4000Calicut
71Avranil Saha4000Siliguri
72Swapnil Deb4000Siliguri
73Himanshu Sankhala3101Mumbai
74Nirmal Anand Kumar3000Bangalore
75Jashn R3000Bangalore
76Sunidhi Das3000Bangalore
77Tanish Jain3000Bangalore
78Prithvika K3000Bangalore
79Karthik Amit3000Calicut
80Mahadevam Ranjith 3000Calicut
81Samyuktha V2101Bangalore
82Vedhanth J2101Bangalore
83Arviya Saara2000Bangalore
84Sakshi C Choradia2000Bangalore
85Srikar G Raghuram2000Bangalore
86Jhanvi Chopra2000Bangalore
87Satvik M2000Bangalore
88Samit Ranjan M2000Bangalore
89Falak Sharma2000Bangalore
90Roudra Mallik2000Andul
91Muhammed Safvan KP2000Calicut
92Grushma S Ganjam1110Bangalore
93Ridhwan1110Chennai, Anna Nagar
94Nithya S1101Bangalore
95Guru Charan1000Bangalore
96Puneet MP Bharadwaj1000Bangalore
97Jatin Jain1000Bangalore
98Shravan H Ahuja1000Bangalore
99Rachith R1000Bangalore
100Tamanna Raghunath Aiyer1000Bangalore
101Harshitha G1000Bangalore
102Harshitha K Jain1000Bangalore
103Poonam Jain N1000Bangalore
104Preeth B1000Bangalore
105Sonal Sunil Kumar1000Bangalore
106Lahari BA1000Bangalore
107Aditi R Jain1000Bangalore
108Sarvesh Patil1000Bangalore
109Rutwik Desai1000Bangalore
110Shrujan SG1000Bangalore
111Maanasi D1000Bangalore
112Inchara Prasad1000Bangalore
113Subhrakanti Adhikary1000Andul
114Afsa Mishael1000Calicut
115Koustav Banerjee1000Raiganj
116Abhijit Das 1000Raiganj
117Rishith R Shekar0211Bangalore
118Akshaay BS0000Bangalore
119Sai Anurag R Angadi 0000Bangalore
120Stuti Nayak0000Bangalore
121Sahil Dashetty0000Bangalore
122Dhanraj N0000Bangalore
123Pranith C Menon0000Thrissur
124Rebacca 0000Calicut
125Tanmay Roy0000Siliguri
#NameScoreTotal *s**s*sCity
1Arul Mani99844Bangalore
2Thejaswi Udupa96514Bangalore
3Rahul Kottalgi95523Mumbai
4Vinoo Sanjay94523Mumbai
5Jayakanthan94404Chennai
6Shouvik Guha90431Kolkata
7Samanth89523Chennai
8Ravi Mundoli87404Chennai
9Rajiv Rai87303Mumbai
10Amrit P Chetia85624Delhi
11Preetham Upadhya84514Bangalore
12Abhishek Kapoor83523Mumbai
13Manu Sudhakar83321Chennai
14Anustup Datta81532Bangalore
15Suraj Menon81523Hyderabad
16Navin Rajaram79422Bangalore
17Jayashree JM79202Kolkata
18Vibhendu Tiwari78413Mumbai
19Arun Hiregenge77514Bangalore
20Krittika Adhikary77422Bangalore
21Chandrakant Nair77211Thrissur
22Kiran V76413Chennai
23Sachin Deshpande76404Bangalore
24Aditya Gadre75312Pune
25Kunal Sawardekar73321Pune
26Anannya Deb73110Mumbai
27Syed Mustafa Hashmi71312Hyderabad
28PS Rajagopal70725Bangalore
29Varun Rajiv70633Chennai
30Santosh 691055Bangalore
31Nikhil Sonde69312Mumbai
32Bala69211Mumbai
33Venky Srinivasan69000Bangalore
34Govind Grewal67523Mumbai
35Achyuth Sanjay67312Bangalore
36Samanway Banerjee67202Andul
37Gokul S66321Delhi
38Vinod Sivarama Krishnan66303Delhi
39Dinesh Krithivasan66303Chennai
40Anirudh Chari66303Kolkata
41Praveen VR63303Bangalore
42Prithwish Datta63220Delhi
43Suresh Ramasubramanian62312Hyderabad
44Ranajeet Soman62303Pune
45EM Bhargava61413Bangalore
46Piyush Kedia61101Andul
47Parth SS60101Andul
48Shrirang Raddi59514Pune
49Kunal Malhotra59413Delhi
50Omkar D59312Pune
51Anand Sivashankar59101Mumbai
52Gerleo Nimilan58413Chennai
53Gopal Kidao58312Chennai
54Avinash TN58211Bangalore
55Somasish Ghosh58211Delhi
56Sourjo Sengupta57422Andul
57Alok Prasanna Kumar57303Bangalore
58Abhinav Dasgupta56202Mumbai
59Raghuvansh Ramaswamy55202Chennai
60Sandeep Albert Mathias54211Mumbai
61Nikhil Indla53202Hyderabad
62Yogesh Pai53101Coimbatore
63Gautam Ghosh52211Chennai
64Julian D'Coasta52202Bangalore
65Arnab Bhattacharya52110Mumbai
66Maitrey Deshpande50321Bangalore
67Apratim Mukhopadhyay50312Andul
68Shayak Chakrabarty50000Andul
69Vilas Pavithran49303Goa
70Ani (JK Lakshmi)49211Hyderabad
71Abhimanyu Bharade49110Kharagpur
72Riaz Shaik49101Hyderabad
73Hem Maradja49000Bangalore
74Kishore R 48312Bangalore
75Kumar Kirti Jain48101Delhi
76Sharath Jose48000Chennai
77Prasanna Karmakar48000Hyderabad
78Krishna S Girish47110Bangalore
79Ashwin47110Coimbatore
80Gokul Panigrahi 47000Pune
81Sreekanth Reddy47000Delhi
82D Ghosh47000Kolkata
83Prashant John Abraham46202Mumbai
84Vijay Sampath 46202Mumbai
85Abhilash 45312Bangalore
86Arun Ramanathan 45211Bangalore
87Hiran Roy45211Bangalore
88Viswas Viswam KC45202Calicut
89Arun AS45202Thrissur
90Tanmay Prusty45110Bangalore
91Navin Sharma45101Bangalore
92Mihir44413Kharagpur
93Shreeram Shetty44211Bangalore
94Muhammed Munavvir VV44202Delhi
95Jinson Chacko44110Bangalore
96Preyoshi Ganguly44000Bangalore
97Ankush Kothari43211Mumbai
98Gigi George43101Thrissur
99Anil Kothuri43101Mumbai
100Vijay Sarathy43101Chennai
101Rashmi Vallabhajosyula43000Bangalore
102Sandipan Goswami42303Guwahati
103Karthik Srinivasan42101Bangalore
104Abhay S Kulkarni42101Bangalore
105Varun PD42101Kharagpur
106Balu John42101Kochi
107Bryan Robert41413Bangalore
108Yogesa M41321Bangalore
109L Calvin41312Chennai
110Atul Mathew41202Delhi
111Arjit Mondal41202Andul
112Roshan Dattatri41110Chennai
113Antara Bhattacharya41101Mumbai
114Bhrigu J41101Delhi
115Nitish Wagle41000Goa
116Sagar Sinha41000Hyderabad
117Siddharth K 40202Bangalore
118Shrey Shylesh40202Delhi
119Abhinav Dhar40101Mumbai
120Dharmendra40000Bangalore
121Pranav Pawar39101Pune
122Arjun Bharadwaj39000Bangalore
123Subhudeep Sarkar38000Andul
124Adheesh Ghosh37220Delhi
125SA Karthik37101Bangalore
126Razia Shaikh37000Hyderabad
127Sarvesh Shenoy36110Mumbai
128Abio Abdulla35220Delhi
129Pavan BG35110Hyderabad
130Latish Venugopal35101Bangalore
131Karthik Ganesan35101Delhi
132Yashashvi Srivastava35000Kharagpur
133Tathagata Chatterjee35000Delhi
134R Keshav Narayan34211Chennai
135KV Sreeram34211Kochi
136Pranami Jamuli34110Delhi
137Varun Murthy34101Delhi
138Nirmalya Biswas34101Siliguri
139Devi Prasad V34000Chennai
140Ujjwal Kiran Das34000Chennai
141Dr Unnikrishnan Menon33211Kochi
142Kasthuri Shankar33101Chennai
143Arunoday Chaudhuri33101Siliguri
144Soumik Choudhury33101Raiganj
145S Chandrasekhar33000Bangalore
146Siddharth Mishra33000Mumbai
147Ritwik Ghosh33000Kolkata
148Arvind Thekkinghat32101Bangalore
149Ajay Kumar KS31000Bangalore
150Pavan Krishnamurthy30202Bangalore
151Saishyam Srikanth30101Bangalore
152Shamsuddin Haider30101Andul
153Ramkumar Shankar30000Chennai
154Col Shankar30000Chennai
155Praneet30000Coimbatore
156Suraj Menon30000Kochi
157Sairam D28110Bangalore
158Bedanga Kashyap Das28000Guwahati
159Shameem Abdul27110Calicut
160Manas Deep27101Pune
161Paul BE27101Goa
162Akshat A27000Bangalore
163Karthik Subramanya Karvaje27000Bangalore
164Shobhyam Chakravarty27000Kharagpur
165Sourasis Bose27000Andul
166Akhil Ghosh27000Kochi
167Sumeet Kumar26101Bangalore
168Abhijit B26101Mumbai
169Parth Dhar26101Delhi
170Dr Madhavan VP26000Thrissur
171Maitreyi Gupta26000Mumbai
172Sanjay Samuel Mathew 26000Kochi
173Mayur Shett25110Goa
174Sudharshan Narayanan24202Bangalore
175Arnav Singh24101Mumbai
176Dwijesh Athrey24000Bangalore
177Chinmay Deshpande24000Pune
178Md Izhar Ansari 24000Kolkata
179Nikhil Jadav23000Pune
180Arjun A23000Calicut
181Parminder Singh22101Jamshedpur
182Allan Joseph 22000Bangalore
183Sabareenath Madhusoothanan22000Trivandrum
184Shubham Jha 21110Kochi
185Praneeth S Bharadwaj21101Bangalore
186Animesh Jha21101Kharagpur
187Golak Bihari Sarangi21000Bangalore
188Chetan Agarwal21000Bangalore
189Sumukh Herlekar21000Bangalore
190Aditya Singh21000Pune
191Ritwik Johari21000Pune
192Manoj R21000Calicut
193Nikhil Sarkar21000Andul
194Paschatya Manna21000Andul
195Kaustav Mandal20110Kharagpur
196Rithwik Rao20101Bangalore
197Krishnan P20101Thrissur
198George Mohan20101Kochi
199Satish Pai20000Pune
200Govind M Nair20000Delhi
201Rama Mohan19000Delhi
202Kartikay Chadha19000Delhi
203P Srivatsav18110Chennai
204Shivam Saxena18101Kharagpur
205Deepanshu Sinha18101Kharagpur
206Madhur Tike18101Mumbai
207S Ashwin18000Chennai
208Sutanu Banerjee18000Andul
209Adhiban18000Coimbatore
210Ananthu CV17101Thrissur
211Ayan17101Mumbai
212Sandeep Kaimal 17000Bangalore
213Manjula S17000Trivandrum
214MD Samir Alam17000Delhi
215Abir Sen17000Siliguri
216Tanuj Kumar 16101Pune
217Amit Kumar Jha16101Raiganj
218Smitha M George16000Trivandrum
219Sagnik Shankar16000Pune
220Ananya Kumari 16000Pune
221Prajot Patne16000Pune
222Anirudh Kumar16000Delhi
223M Sharat Chandar16000Coimbatore
224Bikram Roy16000Siliguri
225Chaitanya Khemani16000Siliguri
226Arvind S15211Goa
227Ronit Muduli15110Jamshedpur
228Jyotirmoy Sen 15110Raiganj
229Prajwal V15000Bangalore
230Amit Agarwal 15000Pune
231Anubhav Saboth15000Kharagpur
232Hemansh Kashyap15000Kharagpur
233Avi Sankritya15000Kharagpur
234Chetana Rohit T15000Delhi
235Arighna Chattopadyay15000Andul
236Souvik Ghatak15000Raiganj
237Ihsan Ahmed K15000Kochi
238Sulagna Nandi14110Raiganj
239Appu S14000Trivandrum
240Vishwas Bunyan14000Chennai, Anna Nagar
241Divya P14000Mumbai
242Kaustav Nath14000Andul
243Avijit Sutradhar14000Raiganj
244Abhranil Ray13101Raiganj
245Aravind A13000Trivandrum
246Sneha Ranjan13000Pune
247Rinusha Rajan13000Mumbai
248Rudra Sankar Saha 12101Raiganj
249Kaustub12000Bangalore
250Joshua Fernandes12000Bangalore
251Aman Goyal 12000Pune
252Maitreyi Swaroop12000Kharagpur
253Venkatesh Jaiswal12000Kharagpur
254Subhashis Chakraborty12000Raiganj
255Dr RR Varma12000Kochi
256Resmi Menon12000Kochi
257Inakshi Kar11202Kharagpur
258Sheersha Saha11101Raiganj
259Subikash Paul11000Andul
260Biswajyoti Bhowmik11000Raiganj
261Praveen Jaya Raj10110Coimbatore
262Parijat Choudhury 10000Bangalore
263Ashish Harshavardhan10000Kharagpur
264Sekhar S10000Chennai
265Krishna Kumar Choudhury10000Kolkata
266Biswadeb Sarkar10000Andul
267Pankaj Agarwal10000Siliguri
268Anwita Bhowmick 10000Raiganj
269Rasna Kishor9000Trivandrum
270Yashwi Mishra9000Pune
271PS Balaji9000Chennai
272Rayshma R9000Coimbatore
273Ankesh Saha9000Siliguri
274Prachi Niradi8101Belagavi
275Afsal Sebastian8000Trivandrum
276Advay Deshpande8000Pune
277Tamal Dey8000Siliguri
278Kiron Susan Joseph Sebastine 8000Kochi
279Alisha A Asukar7101Belagavi
280Omkar M Kokitkar7101Belagavi
281Aarti M Nimbalkar7101Belagavi
282Vinoth7000Coimbatore
283Mayur Munde6000Mumbai
284Moumita Das6000Chennai
285Poonam Mense6000Belagavi
286Pooja R Chigunkar6000Belagavi
287Harleen Kaur5000Bangalore
288Rahul Vishal 5000Bangalore
289Deepro Ghosh5000Kharagpur
290Ahemadraza Mukkeri4000Belagavi
291Aravindhan4000Coimbatore
292Vikram Saha4000Siliguri
293Kishore MA 3000Trivandrum
294Aakash Pralhad3000Mumbai
295Vishwajeet Parasharam Patil3000Belagavi
296Sonali Goral3000Belagavi
297Sivasubramaniyam C3000Coimbatore
298Arun AS2000Trivandrum
299Sumaiya Banu2000Chennai, Anna Nagar
300Aditya Udayakumar2000Thrissur
301Cyril Sandesh2000Belagavi
302Bhanu Prakash Nandam1000Chennai, Anna Nagar
303Subhajit Patra1000Andul
304MD Zaid A Honnapur1000Belagavi
305Rumana Noor Monim1000Belagavi
306Shivakumar Panchakattimath 1000Belagavi
307Shubham S Kamati1000Belagavi
308Goutam A Bhaderi1000Belagavi
309Vishaya V Desai1000Belagavi
310Abhijeet Yuvaraj Kadam1000Belagavi
311Sachhidanand P Gangadharmath1000Belagavi
312Aidesham Jamadar1000Belagavi
313Vinayak Sarvade1000Belagavi
314Laxmi Sheetal Velapure 1000Belagavi
315Santosh R Bevoor1000Belagavi
316Annappa T Patil1000Belagavi
317Anjaney Betasur1000Belagavi
318Eva Mohini0000Bangalore
319Prantik Pandit0000Andul
320Pooja C Birade0000Belagavi
321Aishwarya B Naik0000Belagavi
322Mahalaxmi N Unakal0000Belagavi
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Curieous & Curieouser – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association conducted the 1st edition of Curieous & Curieouser, a day dedicated to quizzes on all things scientific, on Sunday, 10th November 2019. Quizzes for students of high school and PUC/10+2 were held in the morning, with the afternoon session dedicated to the undergraduate college science quiz. The quizzes were researched & hosted by first time quiz masters Dr. Vinod Nayak and Aswathy Joseph, along with Dr. Avinash Thirumalai.

Despite security fears due to the Ayodhya judgement the previous day, teams from 18 different schools turned up on for the high school science quiz. One good sign was that a significant number of teams were coming to a KQA event for the first time, or were from schools that had dropped out of the quiz circuit in recent years. Turnout from the PUC/10+2 standard cohort was badly affected though, with only 2 teams turning up.

After a hard fought & competitive written preliminary round, 9 teams representing 8 different schools made it into the finals. A couple of teams narrowly missed out on the finals – either by half a point, or because they’d answered one less starred question. A fine solo effort by Aditya Kannan (1st PUC) of PSBB Learning Leadership Academy saw him qualify to the finals along with 8 high school teams.

First time entrants John Tom & Athul PS from The Amaatra Academy topped the prelims. They continued their good performance in the finals, and despite losing about 20 points early on, went on to win the quiz handsomely. Competition for other podium places was intense, with Abhineet RK & Pranav Bhat (BGS National Public School) pipping Vidur Kaimal & Meenakshi SV (Shishu Girha Montessori & High School) into 2nd place.

Suchitra Shankar & Shruti Kartik (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) won the best all girls team prize.

Final rankings-

  1. John Tom & Athul PS (The Amaatra Academy) – 182.5
  2. Abhineet RK & Pranav Bhat (BGS National Public School) – 145
  3. Vidur Kaimal & Meenakshi SV (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) – 135
  4. Nidish P & Srivatsan (St. Paul’s English School) – 115
  5. Priyangshu Kar & Abraham Paul (NPS, Koramangala) – 110
  6. Adyath Chennakeshav & Kisna Shetty (St. Joseph’s Boys High School) – 100
  7. Aadithya Kannan (PSBB Learning Leadership Academy) – 85
  8. Suchitra Shankar & Shruti Kartik (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) – 82.5
  9. Jacob J Thayil & Leo Steve Saiju (Christ Academy) – 80

 

 

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Junior and senior category winners from C&C – the science quiz.

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Ochintya Sharma and Appu Hiregange helmed the undergraduate college science quiz, with one QM even traveling direct from the airport to the venue after cyclone Bulbul-induced flight delays. Sadly, college turnout was abysmal, with teams from only 5 colleges showing up. It didn’t take away anything from the standard of quizzing though – teams were evenly matched for the most course, and came up with some very good answers. After running neck-and-neck with the other teams till about halfway of the finals, Julian & Raj of IISc ran up a huge score & won the quiz comfortably. It was a 1-2-3 podium finish by teams from IISc too – Nikhil & Aaditya narrowly beating Kaustubh & Upamanyu into 2nd place.

Final College rankings –

  1. Julian & Raj (IISc) – 260
  2. Nikhil & Aaditya (IISc) – 140
  3. Kaustubh & Upamanyu (IISc) – 135
  4. Rohith & Gaurang (IISc) – 120
  5. Adithya & Nabarun (IISc) – 110
  6. Godwin & Shashank (St. Joseph’s College) – 100
  7. Chinmay & Adit (IISc) – 95
  8. Allan & Praneet (St. Joseph’s College) – 75
  9. Karthik & Shreerang (St. Joseph’s College) – 40

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

 

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.

 

Results of quizzes held on May 13

From the Horse’s Mouth, by Debashree Mitra and Navin Rajaram

I – Santosh Swaminathan, Anustup Datta, Mitesh Agarwal, Thejaswi Udupa – 405 points
II – Arul Mani, Nagaratna Patil, Prithwiraj Mukherjee – 330 points
III – Siddharth Pai, Debanjan Bose, Roshan Kate, Rohit Rao – 239 points

The Unseeded Open

I – Venkataraman Ravindra, Rijul Ballal, Gaurav Radha Krishna, Bhargav BS – 235 points
II (Tie) – Yogesh Pai, Aditi Pai, Sumeer Kumar, Ranvijay Sharma – 215 points
II (Tie) – Girish, Pranshuman, Siddharth, Utkarsh – 215 points

Results of quizzes held on April 7 & 21

Results of quizzes held on April 7:

After fielding 250 questions, and almost as many bad jokes by the quizmasters Arun Hiregange and Thejaswi Udupa, here are the top 8 of Solus Rex 2018/19.

I – Anustup Datta – 335 points
II – Santosh Swaminathan – 310 points
III – Varun Rajiv – 280 points

IV – Hrishikesh Varma – 205 points
V – Ashwin Kumar – 195 points
VI – Rohit Suresh – 175 points
VII – Pranav R – 140 points
VIII – Sachin Deshpande – 100 points

Congratulations to Anustup Datta on being crowned Solus Rex, and to the rest of the finalists for making it a good fight.

The Karnataka/Bangalore Quiz, by Meghavi Gowda, Kaustuba KV, Lingaraj GV

I – Karthik Shashidhar, Thejaswi Udupa – 24 points
II – Gururaj Deshpande, Sachin Deshpande – 23.5 points
III – Sohan Maheshwar, Naveen N – 23 points

The South Indian Movie Quiz, by Kaustuba KV, Kishore Rajendra, Shishira Maiya

I – Alagarsamy P, Thejaswi Udupa – 49.5 points
II – Nishant Raman, Manish Achuth – 43.5 points
III – Prashanth Vijay, Arun Ramanathan – 38 points

Results of quizzes held on April 21:

The Artefacts Quiz, by Lokesh Kaza and Vivek Karthikeyan

I – Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR – 46.5 points
II – Navin Rajaram, Arun Hiregange – 42.5 points
III – Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa – 35 points

The April Open Quiz, by Anuradha Santhanam and Berty Ashley

I – Shilpa, Satish Roy, Satyakant, Jayanth Mahadevan, Thejaswi Udupa – 169 points
II – Navin Rajaram, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Pranav Iyer, Nikhil Dhaigude – 155 points
III – Sohan Maheshwar, Nishant Raman, Samir Agrawal, Tryambak M – 140 points

Congratulations to everyone!

Results of Quizzes held on March 17

Irish Stew, by Anustup Datta and his Quizician crew

I – Santosh Swaminathan, Thejaswi Udupa – 293 points
II – Arul Mani, Venkat Ravindra, Nagaratna Patil, Prithwiraj Mukherjee – 268 points
III – Arun Hiregange, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Jinson Chacko – 240 points

The KQA Music Quiz, by Berty Ashley and Arjun Mohan

I – Santosh Swaminathan, Thejaswi Udupa – 690 points
II – Sai Ganesh, Nishant Raman, Manish Achutha, Sohan Maheshwar – 515 points
III – Anuradha Santhanam, Debanjan Bose, Sachin Deshpande, Praveen VR – 510 points

Results of quizzes held on March 3

Solus Rex Semifinals by Thejaswi Udupa and Arun Hiregange

Here are the top 10 who make it to the finals of Solus Rex

1. Ravi Mundoli – 275 points
2. Hrishikesh Varma – 256 points
3. Anustup Datta – 249 points
4. Sachin Deshpande – 248 points
5. Ashwin Kumar – 211 points
6. Santosh Swaminathan – 194 points
7. Rohit Suresh – 193 points
7. Pranav R – 193 points
9. Ajay Parasuraman – 191 points
10. Varun Rajiv – 190 points

KQA History Quiz by Urmila Lakshmanan and Rajat Gururaj

I – CIDs From Kerala (Ravi Mundoli, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen VR, Hrishi Varma) – 339 points

II – Remembrance of Things Past (Debashree Mitra, Manu Sudhakar, Rajagopal PS, Venky Srinivasan) – 272 points

III – KD (Rajat, Nishanth Raman, Rahul Jadhav) – 245 points

IV -SJC Quizzers (Arul, Nagaratna, Prithwiraj) – 196 points

V- Peter Panchali (Sachin Deshpande, Siddarth Pai, Debanjan Bose, Hari Nair) – 157 points

VI – MQ (Varun Rajiv, Mitesh Agarwal, YOTA, Santosh J Swaminathan) – 148 points

VII – Cabal (Kishore Rajendra, Shishira+2) – 87 points

VIII – Gang of Four (Dr Krishnan, Sumeer Kumar +2) – 76 points

Pop Ki Kamai, the KQA Pop Culture Quiz by Sai Ganesh and Debasish Mishra

I – The Boney Kapoors (Anuradha, Vishnu, Sahil, Raju) – 115 points

II – MQ (Varun Rajiv, Santosh J Swaminathan, Mitesh Agarwal, YOTA) and We Put the Culture in Pop Culture (Ravi Mundoli, Priyambad Pattanayak, Venky Srinivasan, Manu Sudhakar) – 110 points

Other finalists, in no particular order:

Death & Taxes (Asawari Ghatage, Abhishek Ahluwalia, Ajay Parasuraman, Aparna Suresh)

CIDs From Kerala (Jinson Chacko, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen VR, Hrishi Varma)

SJC Quizzers (Nagaratna Patil, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Arul Mani)

Peter Panchali (Sachin Deshpande, Siddarth Pai, Debanjan Bose, Hari Nair)

Mayank Mujumdhar, Mukunth Raghavan, Aditya Morarka, Saurabh S

Dramedy of the Commons (Arun Ramanathan, JP, Rajat Gururaj, Satish)

Sumeer, Avantika, Kunal

Results of KQA Sports Day and quizzes held on Feb 17

Here are the results of the quizzes held as part of KQA’s Sports Day on Feb 3, 2019

Well, Of Course – the KQA Cricket Quiz by Manish, Sohan and Sreeram

I – Ramkey, Anil, Vijay TSR, Sankhya
II – Venky, Alagarsamy, Lahar, Keshava Guha
III – Sreshth Shah, Hemant Brar, Karthik Krishnaswamy, Shayama Das Gupta

Other finalists, in no particular order:

Sachin Deshpande, Kaushik Guha, Atul Mathew, Debanjan
Ramesh Natarajan, Gaurav Sundararaman, Varun Mithra +1
Titash, Madhu, Ramesh Soundarajan, Sumantara
Rohit Suresh, Konga + 2

My Left Foot – the KQA Football Quiz by Captain, Hrishi

I – Rohit Suresh, Sachin Deshpande (44, 19*)
II – Aaditya, Siddharth (34, 13*)
III – Anannya Deb, Aditya Gadre (34, 10*)
IV – Alagarsamy AP, Keshava Guha (33, 12*)
V – Vijay TSR, Sankhya (33, 9*)
VI – Anil, Ramkey (32,9*)
VII – Raghuram, Sourav (31, 11*)
VIII – Pranjal, Prasanth (31, 12*)

The KQA Sports Quiz

I – Venky, Alagarsamy, Yaggy, Keshava Guha
II – Ramkey, Anil, Sankhya, Vijay TSR
III – Anannya Deb, Ingit, Aditya Gadre, Pradeep Ramarathnam

Here are the results of the Open quizzes held on Feb 17, 2019

February Open Quiz by The Sreedevis (Preyoshi, Sreyashi, Debashri)

I – Santosh J Swaminathan, Venkataraman R +2  (295 points)
II – Hrishikesh Varma, Nikhil Nayak, Vishnu, Ramachandran S (270 points)
III – Sachin Deshpande, Amit Pandya, Tanmay Prusty, Utkarsh, Nav (230 points)

KQA SciTech Quiz by Rajagopal PS, Venky Srinivasan, Arun Ramanathan

I – Ajay Parasuraman, Mukunth Raghavan, Rishi Rajasekharan, Julian D’Costa (177 points)
II – Santosh J Swaminathan, Praveen VR, Ashwin Kumar, Hrishikesh Varma (171 points)
III – Preetham Upadhya, Thejaswi Udupa, Anustup Datta, Ochintya Sharma  (164 points)

Results of Open quizzes held on December 16

Here are the results of the three quizzes held on December 16 at Ujjivan:

Pilferages – The Genre Fiction Quiz by Nagaratna Patil and Vivek Karthikeyan

I – Anustup Datta, Preetham Upadhya (34.5 points)
II – Santosh Swaminathan, Venkatesh Srinivasan (31.5 points)
III – Praveen VR, Hrishi Varma (27 points)
IV – Shubharup, Bala (7 points)

ComiKaze, the Comics quiz by Siddarth Pai and Debanjan Bose

I – Thejaswi Udupa, Santosh Swaminathan (32 points)
II – Gautam Shenoy, Sohan Maheshwar (29 points)
III – Amulya Shruthi, Hrishi Varma (28 points)

IV – Preetham Upadhya, Muhasin (21 points)
V – Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan (19 points)
VI – Rajat, Bala (13 points)
VII – Ahil, Hari (12 points)
VIII – Mayank (11 points)

The December Open (Ruckus) Quiz by team MQ

I – Satish Roy, Satyakant Y, Thejaswi Udupa (231 points)
II – Sukanya Remesh, Mayank Roy, Hrishi Varma (201 points)
III – Preetham Upadhya, Mohd. Farhan, Rahul Jadhav, Dhyan Vyas (156 points)

Congratulations to all the winners!

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