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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tata Crucible Coimbatore 2009

Dear Fellow Quizzers,
The 2nd Edition of Tata Crucible Coimbatore edition was held yesterday at GD hall,Avinashi road,coimbatore on 26th Aug with about 50 odd teams taking part .This was a significant increase in the number of teams from the last edition held here but as the size of the hall was larger this time,the increase in teams was not so evident.
The prelims started sharply at 4.30 P.M with 20 questions and from this the top 6 teams went on stage.
The teams are
1.Swadisht Foods-Nataraj and Vishal
2.TIME,Pallakad-Rajeswari and Partner
3.KPMG,Bangalore/Chennai(Dont know from which city but defintely not from coimbatore)
4.Bhansali and Associates,Sheilen and Priya Bhansali(Defending 2nd Place champions and created history the last year by becoming the first Husband /Wife team to win a prize at Tata Crucible.
5.The Chennai Silks-aka Tirupur Tughlaqs- Arul Saravanan(Ashok) and Yogesh Pai
6.Axis bank-Coimbatore
Mention also was made of the Mico Bosch team of Ranjana and Partner who just narrowly missed out and another team which I didnt get.
The finals promptly started at 5.30 with 5 rounds and in this 3 rounds on buzzer.Some very interesting cracks by KPMG,Bhansali's ,TCS and Swadisht foods but in the end there was a very tight finish to the top two between TCS and Bhanasali's and eventually TCS came first with a lead of a mere 5 points .Bhansali's again came in second for the second time running and with Giri encouraging them to bag the 1st place the next time ,here is wishing the couple all th best for the endeavour.
The Chennai Silks team came in first with some good cracks for Donald Trump and Heinz.Note also to be made of Swadisht foods for their outstanding crack on Wrigley's in the final.
All in all a very engrossing quiz but a tad short because before you realise it the quiz is in the last round and zap it's finished.But Nice goodies to take home with a big fat cheque and of course
as usual the Winner Buys Dinner forum after the event led to a nice Dinner at Residency with a great crowd and ofcourse celeberation CQC's Mascot Arjun's Birthday.
mention also to be made that out of 6 teams on stage ,3 teams were from CQC and one team partly from CQC but she has moved onto Pallakad.
On the Personal front,This week is turning out to be quite good for us,coming in 3rd at Brahma at the last buzzer and winning the Tata Crucible and hopefully this should end on a higher note as we have a another quiz coming up at BIT,Sathy and Yogesh taking part there.

Well here are the questions from the prelims,sorry if the questions are incomplete as we had tear that sheet inbetween the quiz as it was not bringing us any luck.But after that it did defintely bring us lots of them .Cheers.

1.Which brand of Bosch ,started with the name that menas or is "Ideal".Clue given by Giri was that it makes a Lot of Noise?--BLAUPUNKT

2.Line of luggage which Shahid Kapoor endorses or appears in?-VIP

3.Name of which Cookie Brand is also a slang for a Black who acts or thinks like a White because of its black exterior and becomes white as you go inside?-OREO

4.What resulted in 1937 after Lt.John MacCready had returned from a Balloon flying adventure and the sun had done permanent damage to his eyes?RAY_BAN

5.Which Brand of Nestle has been discontinued in India from 2009?-MILO

6.Which product/brand started by Mr.Mahesh Gupta does Hema Malini endorse?-KENT

7.Which Institution has started "Mera World",a leisure and entertainment retail brand in India?-RPG

8.Question about WAL-MART about its three type of customers?

9.PIc of Ms.Indra Nooyi.

10.Pic of Bharat Matrimony Ad.

11.What term was given by Lou Montalli in 1994 of Netscape communications which is also a food items?-COOKIES

12.Which IT Giant had its roots in Coimbatore?-Shiv Nadar,HCL

13.What is the name of the mascot of McDonalds?--Ronald McDonald

14.A list of 5-6 Perfumes or fragrance names were given JAVA,AFRICA,ALASKA,NEVADA etc.To identify which brand?-AXE

15.Which producer of Household Appliances earlier called as Qingdao Refrigerators had also its MD smash 76 Faulty refrigerators by the Employees?-HAIER

16.Which brand of clocks was started by O.R.Patel etc etc?-AJANTA

17.Which Financial Institutions Innovative HR Initiative is called CLUB 2020 etc etc?CANARA Bank


19.CONNEXIONS slide was shown and asked to identify which company owns this?

20.Something about the name of a liquor brand which is derived from the taster choosing the liqour from a 100 Caskets?-VAT 69.

Sorry for the incomplete questions as this is all from memory and i had to rebuild the questions from the answers.Finals questions have to do it another day if time does permit.

Thanks to everybody at CQC for the support and Keep Quizzing and please do pray fo us at the National Finals

Mucho Gracias
Arul Saravanan(Ashok)


Even though its been quite a while since any quiz or questions have been put up on the blog, our members are still being as sharp as a Samurai Sword. This was proved in the recent quizzes, namely Brahma Open Quiz and Tata Crucible Corporate Edition. The teams from CQC seem to dominate almost all the quizzes. This just shows the interest which we have sparked in quizzing inside the city. But lets not get too comfy with this. We just completed half of the puzzle. The entire campaign ends only when we win the "BIG" guns like the landmark quiz, etc, etc. But surely the recent events would be as a warning bells to the other quizzing clubs :) . Kudos to the winners and better luck next time to all the other participants.

Brahma Open Quiz:

Of the six teams on stage, five were from CQC. The team of Senthil and Sheilen came 2nd and the "Tirupur Thuglaqs" came third. The other teams were Sharanyan and Shrihari and Shivram and Arjun. In the school quiz Atulaa and team won the quiz. Aditya and team from CQC were present on stage.

TATA Crucible Corporate Edition:

The "MEGA" quiz for the corporates which was held on the 26th of August turned out to be a nail biter. The "Tirupur Thuglaqs" team of Ashok and Yogesh Pai won the quiz followed by the "Bhansalis" with the winners getting Rs.75ooo and the runners getting Rs.30000.

This is indeed a proud day for CQC and lets hope to continue the same streak in all of the upcoming quizzes. Happy Quizzing :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Open Quiz

There's going to be an Open quiz at Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Sathy (BITS) this sunday, the 30th of august. Lots of cash and holiday packages are up for grabs for the winners. The quiz will begin at 10:00 AM. So make sure you're there before that, in teams of two.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Brahma 2009 Update

Venue : CIT auditorium
Date : 23rd August

Open Quiz:

I place : Rs. 8000
II place : Rs. 6000
III place : Rs. 5000

School quiz:
I place : Rs. 2500
II place : Rs. 2000
III place : Rs. 1500

Registration starts by 11 AM on 23rd August.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brahma '09

The Quiz Club of CIT will be conducting the fourth edition of its annual quiz, BRAHMA on the 23rd of August, 2009.


Brahma'09 will be an Open Quiz. There will be a separate final for the school students. The preliminary round will be common to all participants.

A team can consist of a maximum of two participants.

Venue: CIT Auditorium

Details regarding prize money and registration will be put up over the next fortnight.

For more details, contact:

Chandrashekar Anand

Srivatsan. V

Uttara. M.A