Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open 2007

Jaidev Karunakaran conducted the last ranking quiz of the 2006-07 KQA season, the Ganash Nayak Memorial Open, at the Daly Memorial Hall today.

The quiz had more of a current affairs, newsy, factsy bias, a welcome change from the usual KQA trivial fare. But it suffered from bad execution; the QM was barely audible and when he was, the mumblings were of an incoherent nature. The initial buzz of the audience, undeniably and predictably, turned into the cacophony of hecklers at around the half-way point! Many of the questions were real snorters and were over the top for most people. On the plus side, however, there were a few gems and some with attitude also.

I also felt that the organizers should have actually taken the time out to really remember Ganesh Nayak; there was nothing whatsoever mentioned, at least nothing that I heard, about the person in whose memory this quiz was being organized.

As seems to be the trend nowadays, we (RM, LC, TJ and P) did not qualify :-(, but there were no regrets. The quiz goes down as an unqualified failure! :-( Actually, I'm beginning to think that I ought to change the name of this blog to Losers' Whine or something! Or maybe it's that I am more a Neville Cardus than a WG Grace! Or maybe that we must tweak our team a little bit.?

(will fill in soon, not many though)

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