QFI Open 2012


In keeping with the awesome modern trend of inflating a single flagship quiz into a happily obese weekend of quizzing — we’re looking at you, bearded one! — the Quiz Foundation of India-Chennai and the IIT Madras Quiz Club will jointly host their first two-day orgy of quizzing on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2012. Every one of the six quizzes spread over the weekend is open to all comers — including contenders from Dhaka, who will be happy to learn that these are, by design, team quizzes. QFI-Chennai’s best and brightest — along with a couple of imports from Bangalore, and celebrity quizmasters from Dubai and Singapore — will set quizzes on a diverse set of topics, ranging from Rajinikanth movies to Soundarya
Rajinikanth movies.

Please do set aside that weekend to travel to Chennai from wherever you are and join us for these celebrations.
Travel fares will not be re-imbursed, but we are willing to forge signatures on invoices that make it look as if you travelled for work. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful, in mansions all over Triplicane.

Venue for all quizzes: The IIT Madras Central Lecture Theatre (air-conditioned!!), courtesy of the IIT Madras Quiz Club
Teams for all quizzes: Up to three members per team
Prizes for all quizzes: Quite possibly
Entry fee for all quizzes: Rs 100
The schedule is as follows:

DAY 1 – Saturday, July 28, 2012

9 am-12:30 pm – Travel and Tourism Quiz (conducted by team Obama Sathyabama, feat. “Lawyer” Sivakumar, Udupendra and Ramkey Ve.) 1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Written Humour Quiz (conducted by G. Krishnamurthi and, probably in absentia, Rajen “Sumo” Prabhu)
3 pm-7:30 pm – Audio-Visual Quiz (conducted by T. K. Balaji, V. Deviprasad, and “Feelings” Rajagopal)

DAY 2 – Sunday, July 29, 2012

9 am-12:30 pm – Music Quiz (conducted by Vijay Sarathy and Ashwin) 1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Written Cricket Quiz (conducted by Sankhya “I Only Wake Up To Mother Mega-Whats” Krishnan and — so that you don’t have to compete against him — “Wisden” Sreeram)
3 pm-7:30 pm – The QFI Open (conducted by team QED)

Platinum sponsor: Gaana.com

Gold sponsor: Union Bank of India

Co-sponsors: ePagemaker and TS Mahalingam

We will certainly start on time on both days, and we will endeavour to finish by 7:30 pm as well. But teams planning to leave Chennai on Sunday night may want to book the last flight / train available, just in case. The venue, IIT Madras, is not far from the airport, but it is something of a schlep to the railway station, so budget at least 45 minutes to get to Chennai Central by auto-rickshaw.

For further queries, please email qfichennai@gmail.com

3 thoughts on “QFI Open 2012

  1. @ganesh: Yes, the open on Sunday will be general in nature. @yeti: yes, will let you know the details, a bit closer to the event.

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