Ok, the second part was just to trick the search engines, nobody ran around naked in the quiz
Apparently the convoluted directions were meant to keep out potential Darwin award winners… but after a lot of calling, querying and searching the participants managed to track down Cathedral High School.
In keeping with desire for high thinking, the room available for the quiz was on the top floor of the structure (it was a nice school although it reminded the author of priests with deep voices, and sundry punishments he had faced for various transgressions a long long time ago..)
All the effort was worth it, when we heard the answer to question 0 of elims.
Question 0 – What are the awards for the National Remodeling Industries called? or something similar – answer here
The elims started with two member teams ended with 6 4 member teams participating in the finals – comprising of the 6 top qualifiers and 2 members from the ‘audience’.
Team 3(Dhoomketu, Naveen (Unni), Vibhendu, Anand) and Team 4 (Amit, Leslie, Sarat and Arjun) set the early pace, especially after cracking the theme in the connect round, with Team 1 (Rohit, Prasann, Saurabh and Ravi) playing catch up.
Naveen (V) had a brilliant crack for “Wellington radio personality Grant Kereama was treated as a hero in NZ in 2004, for something which was broadcast live, what was the funda? ” The answer, he donated his kidney so that Lomu could return to the All Blacks – of course the answer was somewhat spoilt by ‘someone’ who added something about running around naked.
Overall a good quiz by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan and Pradeep Ramaratnam, although some of us were of the opinion that some of the trivia required for working the answers out was really arcane, but then again – you can never please everyone all the time, can you?
The quiz ended with a feast at Yoko’s sizzlers. And to round it off, here is a question for you – Which one of the 2 quizmasters is slated to run around Juhu naked as a consequence of losing a bet on the famous 434 Aus SA match? (He said he would run nude on Juhu beach if SA won the match)
Watch this space for answers.
Standings at the end:
1st with 15 points: Dhoomketu, Naveen (Unni), Vibhendu, Anand
2nd with 15 points: Rohit, Prasann, Saurabh and Ravi
3rd with 14 points: Amit, Leslie, Sarat and Arjun
4th with 9 points: Sathya, Aswath, Vipul and (4th name not there)
5th with 7.5 points: Rishi, Shiju, Naveen (Venkataraman), Ashish
6th with 7 points: Arvind, Nandan, AP Alagarsamy, Satyiki
(scores courtesy Amit)
~ cross posted here