Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mahaquizzer 2008


> From: arulmani_98@yahoo.com
> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:08:50 +0000
> Subject: [kqanews] Mahaquizzer 2008
> Hello,
> Mahaquizzer, KQA's annual solo championship, will be
> held on Sunday, > 18 May 2008. As usual, the
> contest will require you to answer 150 questions in
> 90 minutes.
> Those who have already begun shuffling towards
> encyclopedias devoted to vague plants and animals
> should note first that this year's contest is being
> set by a new team--Arun Hiregange, Thejaswi Udupa,
> Avinash Thirumalai and Mihir Jayaraman, coordinated
> by Ochintya Sharma.
> The contest will be held simultaneously in nine
> cities: Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad,
> Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.
> We are working on finalising the venues--a list
> with full addresses will be put up at
> http://kqaquizzes.org
> in a couple of weeks.
> Four prizes will be given out in each city: Best
> Quizzer, Best Lady Quizzer, Best College Quizzer
> and Best School Quizzer.
> The person recording the highest score across all
> centres will hold the title of Mahaquizzer for 2008.
> She/he will also be awarded the Wing Commander
> G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. This
> trophy will be awarded in June 2008 during the KQA
> 25th Anniversary event.
> You can have a look at previous editions of the quiz
> here: http://kqaquizzes.org/quizzes
> Participants interested in registering should mail
> mahaquizzer AT gmail DOT com. Please mention the
> city where you would like to appear from in the
> subject-header. Please do mention age and
> institutional affiliations if you are a student.
> For clarifications or for more information, please
> call me at 98452-06690.
> Thank you,
> Best Regards
> Arul Mani

Saturday, April 19, 2008


QM : Priyambad Pattayanayak and Nitish Khadiya

Format : Written prelims followed by a final for six teams
Finals - Infinite Bounce and one written round.

Winners : 1.Kiddo and Diwakar
2.JK and Vijay
3.Majji and Borax

Report : Those present at the vasavi audi on 6th april came to experience first hand what back with a bang meant.
After a couple of months in the wilderness HQC came back with a quiz that enthralled one and all. It is hard to find a specialist quiz that satisfies everyone but this came mighty close with questions on every facet of sport from polo to atari to origin of the word sport itself.
The prelims were very good bunch of workoutable questions mixed with some trivia and due diligence questions. The final that followed topped it by a mile, there were very few repeats and the quiz covered a wide range of sports and not just three or four.
Kiddo and Diwakar(who scored an incredible 20.5/25 in the prelim) raced into a lead early on and comfortably won the quiz and it always looked like a race for the second spot which was taken by the team of vijay and jk who came up with some memorable cracks.
The audience were kept interested throughout with new funda's in every question and the special written round were one had to recall one hit wonders like Helder postiga, Kanitkar and Pat Cash was particularly enjoyable.

On the whole a sunday morning well spent.

Thumbs Up:
1.Awesome questions.
2.No repeats.
3.Diwakar :-)

Thumbs Down:
1.Kiddo won again :-)
2.The hall was not great
3. the quiz was probably not advertised well enough.

Memorable questions:
Divot stomping, Augusta masters, Badminton, Superstars settling it in a WWE match, Atari and Go. I could go on.

On behalf of Praveen (Thanks a lot dude for the effort)