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.

Nearly 300 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. Ananya G Upadhya from Bangalore finished second with 33 and Sreeram Madhavan from Thrissur finished third with 31 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.

#NameScoreTotal***City
1Antara Bhattacharya38303Mumbai
2Ananya G Upadhya33323Bangalore
3Sreeram Madhavan V31212Thrissur
4Tejas Jade26313Bangalore
5Shashank SK25000Chennai, Anna Nagar
6Vidur Kaimal23313Bangalore
7Aneek Chatterjee23202Kolkata
8Aarav Jaiswal20101Kolkata
9Kushagra Agarwal19212Bangalore
10Aadit Karve19101Pune
11Karnav Popat19101Kolkata
12Aarman Chopra19101Kolkata
13Nidhish P18111Bangalore
14Pranav P18202Bangalore
15Aditya Kannan17020Bangalore
16Asha Janardan17111Trivandrum
17Shashvat Singh16101Delhi
18Aditya Sivaramakrishnan15111Trivandrum
19Leo Steve Saiju15101Bangalore
20Shrish S Naik15101Bangalore
21Jacob J Thayil15101Bangalore
22S Suraj Kiran15101Chennai, Anna Nagar
23Adithya Kishor15101Trivandrum
24Aditya Acharya14212Bangalore
25Abhinav N14202Bangalore
26Kushal U14101Bangalore
27Advik Acharya14101Kolkata
28Shreyas MN13222Bangalore
29Devadeep Menon13212Calicut
30Rishabh B13111Bangalore
31Nivedita R13202Calicut
32Aaditya S Rao13101Bangalore
33Mihir Raddi12101Pune
34Amogh R Kadkol11010Bangalore
35Aditya Sharath M11101Bangalore
36Saswat Ray10010Kolkata
37Harigovind P10101Thrissur
38Arihant Satpathy10000Kolkata
39Sukrit Sivaprasad9000Bangalore
40Balram Kumar Choudhury8111Kolkata
41Shruti Kartik8202Bangalore
42Pratham Atal8202Mumbai
43Spandan Das8000Bangalore
44Gokul Thejus Menon8000Thrissur
45Anousha Batta7000Kolkata
46Malavika Sha7000Calicut
47Soujanya Das6000Andul
48Advika Mulgund5000Bangalore
49Kyishong B Das5000Chennai, Anna Nagar
50Bharath Krishna KA5000Thrissur
51Vaishnavi Yogesh4000Bangalore
52Sahil Thakkar4000Bangalore
53Neha S4000Bangalore
54Arnay Agarwal 4000Bangalore
55Sai Gowrav KS4000Bangalore
56Darshini Bharani Anand4000Calicut
57Himanshu Sankhala3101Mumbai
58Nirmal Anand Kumar3000Bangalore
59Jashn R3000Bangalore
60Sunidhi Das3000Bangalore
61Tanish Jain3000Bangalore
62Prithvika K3000Bangalore
63Karthik Amit3000Calicut
64Mahadevam Ranjith 3000Calicut
65Samyuktha V2101Bangalore
66Vedhanth J2101Bangalore
67Arviya Saara2000Bangalore
68Sakshi C Choradia2000Bangalore
69Srikar G Raghuram2000Bangalore
70Jhanvi Chopra2000Bangalore
71Satvik M2000Bangalore
72Samit Ranjan M2000Bangalore
73Falak Sharma2000Bangalore
74Roudra Mallik2000Andul
75Muhammed Safvan KP2000Calicut
76Grushma S Ganjam1010Bangalore
77Ridhwan1010Chennai, Anna Nagar
78Nithya S1101Bangalore
79Guru Charan1000Bangalore
80Puneet MP Bharadwaj1000Bangalore
81Jatin Jain1000Bangalore
82Shravan H Ahuja1000Bangalore
83Rachith R1000Bangalore
84Tamanna Raghunath Aiyer1000Bangalore
85Harshitha G1000Bangalore
86Harshitha K Jain1000Bangalore
87Poonam Jain N1000Bangalore
88Preeth B1000Bangalore
89Sonal Sunil Kumar1000Bangalore
90Lahari BA1000Bangalore
91Aditi R Jain1000Bangalore
92Sarvesh Patil1000Bangalore
93Rutwik Desai1000Bangalore
94Shrujan SG1000Bangalore
95Maanasi D1000Bangalore
96Inchara Prasad1000Bangalore
97Subhrakanti Adhikary1000Andul
98Afsa Mishael1000Calicut
99Rishith R Shekar0111Bangalore
100Akshaay BS0000Bangalore
101Sai Anurag R Angadi 0000Bangalore
102Stuti Nayak0000Bangalore
103Sahil Dashetty0000Bangalore
104Dhanraj N0000Bangalore
105Pranith C Menon0000Thrissur
106Rebacca 0000Calicut
#NameScoreTotal***City
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
15Navin Rajaram79422Bangalore
16Jayashree JM79202Kolkata
17Vibhendu Tiwary78413Mumbai
18Arun Hiregenge77514Bangalore
19Krittika Adhikary77422Bangalore
20Chandrakant Nair77211Thrissur
21Kiran Vijayakumar76413Chennai
22Sachin Deshpande76404Bangalore
23Aditya Gadre75312Pune
24Kunal Sawardekar73321Pune
25Anannya Deb73110Mumbai
26PS Rajagopal70725Bangalore
27Varun Rajiv70633Chennai
28Santosh JS691055Bangalore
29Nikhil Sonde69312Mumbai
30Bala69211Mumbai
31Venky Srinivasan69000Bangalore
32Govind Grewal67523Mumbai
33Achyuth Sanjay67312Bangalore
34Samanway Banerjee67202Andul
35Gokul S66321Delhi
36Vinod Sivarama Krishnan66303Delhi
37Dinesh Krithivasan66303Chennai
38Anirudh Chari66303Kolkata
39Praveen VR63303Bangalore
40Prithwish Datta63220Delhi
41Ranajeet Soman62303Pune
42EM Bhargava61413Bangalore
43Piyush Kedia61101Andul
44Parth SS60101Andul
45Shrirang Raddi59514Pune
46Kunal Malhotra59413Delhi
47Omkar D59312Pune
48Anand Sivashankar59101Mumbai
49Gerleo Nimilan58413Chennai
50Gopal Kidao58312Chennai
51Avinash TN58211Bangalore
52Somasish Ghosh58211Delhi
53Sourjo Sengupta57422Andul
54Alok Prasanna Kumar57303Bangalore
55Abhinav Dasgupta56202Mumbai
56Raghuvansh Ramaswamy55202Chennai
57Sandeep Albert Mathias54211Mumbai
58Yogesh Pai53101Coimbatore
59Gautam Ghosh52211Chennai
60Julian D'Coasta52202Bangalore
61Arnab Bhattacharya52110Mumbai
62Maitrey Deshpande50321Bangalore
63Apratim Mukhopadhyay50312Andul
64Shayak Chakrabarty50000Andul
65Vilas Pavithran49303Goa
66Abhimanyu Bharade49110Kharagpur
67Hem Maradja49000Bangalore
68Kishore R 48312Bangalore
69Kumar Kirti Jain48101Delhi
70Sharath Jose48000Chennai
71Krishna S Girish47110Bangalore
72Ashwin47110Coimbatore
73Gokul Panigrahi 47000Pune
74Sreekanth Reddy47000Delhi
75D Ghosh47000Kolkata
76Prashant John Abraham46202Mumbai
77Vijay Sampath 46202Mumbai
78Abhilash 45312Bangalore
79Arun Ramanathan 45211Bangalore
80Hiran Roy45211Bangalore
81Viswas Viswam KC45202Calicut
82Arun AS45202Thrissur
83Tanmay Prusty45110Bangalore
84Navin Sharma45101Bangalore
85Mihir44413Kharagpur
86Shreeram Shetty44211Bangalore
87Muhammed Munavvir VV44202Delhi
88Jinson Chacko44110Bangalore
89Preyoshi Ganguly44000Bangalore
90Ankush Kothari43211Mumbai
91Gigi George43101Thrissur
92Anil Kothuri43101Mumbai
93Vijay Sarathy43101Chennai
94Rashmi Vallabhajosyula43000Bangalore
95Sandipan Goswami42303Guwahati
96Karthik Srinivasan42101Bangalore
97Abhay S Kulkarni42101Bangalore
98Varun PD42101Kharagpur
99Bryan Robert41413Bangalore
100Yogesa M41321Bangalore
101L Calvin41312Chennai
102Atul Mathew41202Delhi
103Arjit Mondal41202Andul
104Roshan Dattatri41110Chennai
105Antara Bhattacharya41101Mumbai
106Bhrigu J41101Delhi
107Nitish Wagle41000Goa
108Siddharth K 40202Bangalore
109Shrey Shylesh40202Delhi
110Abhinav Dhar40101Mumbai
111Dharmendra40000Bangalore
112Pranav Pawar39101Pune
113Arjun Bharadwaj39000Bangalore
114Subhudeep Sarkar38000Andul
115Adheesh Ghosh37220Delhi
116SA Karthik37101Bangalore
117Sarvesh Shenoy36110Mumbai
118Abio Abdulla35220Delhi
119Latish Venugopal35101Bangalore
120Karthik Ganesan35101Delhi
121Yashashvi Srivastava35000Kharagpur
122Tathagata Chatterjee35000Delhi
123R Keshav Narayan34211Chennai
124Pranami Jamuli34110Delhi
125Varun Murthy34101Delhi
126Devi Prasad V34000Chennai
127Ujjwal Kiran Das34000Chennai
128Kasthuri Shankar33101Chennai
129S Chandrasekhar33000Bangalore
130Siddharth Mishra33000Mumbai
131Ritwik Ghosh33000Kolkata
132Arvind Thekkinghat32101Bangalore
133Ajay Kumar KS31000Bangalore
134Pavan Krishnamurthy30202Bangalore
135Saishyam Srikanth30101Bangalore
136Shamsuddin Haider30101Andul
137Ramkumar Shankar30000Chennai
138Col Shankar30000Chennai
139Praneet30000Coimbatore
140Sairam D28110Bangalore
141Bedanga Kashyap Das28000Guwahati
142Shameem Abdul27110Calicut
143Manas Deep27101Pune
144Paul BE27101Goa
145Akshat A27000Bangalore
146Karthik Subramanya Karvaje27000Bangalore
147Shobhyam Chakravarty27000Kharagpur
148Sourasis Bose27000Andul
149Sumeet Kumar26101Bangalore
150Abhijit B26101Mumbai
151Parth Dhar26101Delhi
152Dr Madhavan VP26000Thrissur
153Maitreyi Gupta26000Mumbai
154Mayur Shett25110Goa
155Sudharshan Narayanan24202Bangalore
156Arnav Singh24101Mumbai
157Dwijesh Athrey24000Bangalore
158Chinmay Deshpande24000Pune
159Md Izhar Ansari 24000Kolkata
160Nikhil Jadav23000Pune
161Arjun A23000Calicut
162Parminder Singh22101Jamshedpur
163Allan Joseph 22000Bangalore
164Sabareenath Madhusoothanan22000Trivandrum
165Praneeth S Bharadwaj21101Bangalore
166Animesh Jha21101Kharagpur
167Golak Bihari Sarangi21000Bangalore
168Chetan Agarwal21000Bangalore
169Sumukh Herlekar21000Bangalore
170Aditya Singh21000Pune
171Ritwik Johari21000Pune
172Manoj R21000Calicut
173Nikhil Sarkar21000Andul
174Paschatya Manna21000Andul
175Kaustav Mandal20110Kharagpur
176Rithwik Rao20101Bangalore
177Krishnan P20101Thrissur
178Satish Pai20000Pune
179Govind M Nair20000Delhi
180Rama Mohan19000Delhi
181Kartikay Chadha19000Delhi
182P Srivatsav18110Chennai
183Shivam Saxena18101Kharagpur
184Deepanshu Sinha18101Kharagpur
185Madhur Tike18101Mumbai
186S Ashwin18000Chennai
187Sutanu Banerjee18000Andul
188Adhiban18000Coimbatore
189Ananthu CV17101Thrissur
190Ayan17101Mumbai
191Sandeep Kaimal 17000Bangalore
192Manjula S17000Trivandrum
193MD Samir Alam17000Delhi
194Tanuj Kumar 16101Pune
195Smitha M George16000Trivandrum
196Sagnik Shankar16000Pune
197Ananya Kumari 16000Pune
198Prajot Patne16000Pune
199Anirudh Kumar16000Delhi
200M Sharat Chandar16000Coimbatore
201Arvind S15211Goa
202Ronit Muduli15110Jamshedpur
203Prajwal V15000Bangalore
204Amit Agarwal 15000Pune
205Anubhav Saboth15000Kharagpur
206Hemansh Kashyap15000Kharagpur
207Avi Sankritya15000Kharagpur
208Chetana Rohit T15000Delhi
209Arighna Chattopadyay15000Andul
210Appu S14000Trivandrum
211Vishwas Bunyan14000Chennai, Anna Nagar
212Divya P14000Mumbai
213Kaustav Nath14000Andul
214Aravind A13000Trivandrum
215Sneha Ranjan13000Pune
216Rinusha Rajan13000Mumbai
217Kaustub12000Bangalore
218Joshua Fernandes12000Bangalore
219Aman Goyal 12000Pune
220Maitreyi Swaroop12000Kharagpur
221Venkatesh Jaiswal12000Kharagpur
222Inakshi Kar11202Kharagpur
223Subikash Paul11000Andul
224Praveen Jaya Raj10110Coimbatore
225Parijat Choudhury 10000Bangalore
226Ashish Harshavardhan10000Kharagpur
227Sekhar S10000Chennai
228Krishna Kumar Choudhury10000Kolkata
229Biswadeb Sarkar10000Andul
230Rasna Kishor9000Trivandrum
231Yashwi Mishra9000Pune
232PS Balaji9000Chennai
233Rayshma R9000Coimbatore
234Prachi Niradi8101Belagavi
235Afsal Sebastian8000Trivandrum
236Advay Deshpande8000Pune
237Alisha A Asukar7101Belagavi
238Omkar M Kokitkar7101Belagavi
239Aarti M Nimbalkar7101Belagavi
240Vinoth7000Coimbatore
241Mayur Munde6000Mumbai
242Moumita Das6000Chennai
243Poonam Mense6000Belagavi
244Pooja R Chigunkar6000Belagavi
245Harleen Kaur5000Bangalore
246Rahul Vishal 5000Bangalore
247Deepro Ghosh5000Kharagpur
248Ahemadraza Mukkeri4000Belagavi
249Aravindhan4000Coimbatore
250Kishore MA 3000Trivandrum
251Aakash Pralhad3000Mumbai
252Vishwajeet Parasharam Patil3000Belagavi
253Sonali Goral3000Belagavi
254Sivasubramaniyam C3000Coimbatore
255Arun AS2000Trivandrum
256Sumaiya Banu2000Chennai, Anna Nagar
257Aditya Udayakumar2000Thrissur
258Cyril Sandesh2000Belagavi
259Bhanu Prakash Nandam1000Chennai, Anna Nagar
260Subhajit Patra1000Andul
261MD Zaid A Honnapur1000Belagavi
262Rumana Noor Monim1000Belagavi
263Shivakumar Panchakattimath 1000Belagavi
264Shubham S Kamati1000Belagavi
265Goutam A Bhaderi1000Belagavi
266Vishaya V Desai1000Belagavi
267Abhijeet Yuvaraj Kadam1000Belagavi
268Sachhidanand P Gangadharmath1000Belagavi
269Aidesham Jamadar1000Belagavi
270Vinayak Sarvade1000Belagavi
271Laxmi Sheetal Velapure 1000Belagavi
272Santosh R Bevoor1000Belagavi
273Annappa T Patil1000Belagavi
274Anjaney Betasur1000Belagavi
275Eva Mohini0000Bangalore
276Prantik Pandit0000Andul
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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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