Monthly Archives: June 2014


This blog is an archive of all the posts till June 2014 of the QFI Chennai Blog, the blog was moved to a new server and the blog was migrated there. Some images from older quiz posts might not have been migrated properly so we have kept this WordPress site as an archive for people looking for any missing images.

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QFI Grandmaster Sampler


The annual QFI Grandmaster Quiz was conducted recently by Samanth Subramanian. Please find a presentation with some of the questions at the link below.

We will be circulating the complete quiz on our subscriber mailing list shortly. Please subscribe if you haven’t and enjoy this and other excellent quizzes.

QFIesta 2014 Quizzes on August 16-17, 2014

Respected castoffs,

O you tribes of quizzers wandering around the country, know ye that the long-promised caravanserai is at last at hand. To be sure, there are other places of temporary rest: a lodge in Bombay, where chocolate bars are verily flung about; an agglomeration of tents in Delhi, where quizzes may end without warning; an oasis in Bangalore, now desolate after being abandoned by its foremost bearded pard. A shelter has even come up in distant Calcutta, we hear, but we attribute these to rumours blown from the east by strange winds and gibbering travellers.

But here is the True Inn of the Last Rest, the QFI Chennai QFIesta, where you may partake of nourishment, of infinite pounce, and of discreet couplings in the bushes behind the IIT Central Lecture Theatre. Know ye also that, in this age of inflated air fares, we have scheduled QFIesta in conjunction with the Landmark Quiz. Broken thanks and tears of gratitude are all we seek.

See ye below the deets:

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014
Venue: IIT Madras, Central Lecture Theatre
Teams for all quizzes: Up to three members per team
Registration fee for all quizzes: Rs. 150 per quiz

DAY 1: Saturday, August 16, 2014
9:30 am: The AV quiz (by VV Sivakumar, Thejaswi Udupa, Ramkey V)

On the afternoon of August 16, 2014, the annual NIT Trichy Pragyan Open Quiz, for teams of three, will also be held at IIT Madras. Further details will be sent out by the Pragyan team.

DAY 2: Sunday, August 17, 2014
9:30 am: The Sports quiz (by Mashi, Gaurav S and Ramesh N)
2:30 pm: The QFI Open 2014 (by Jayakanthan, Swaminathan G, Samanth S)

We will certainly start on time on both days, and we will endeavour to finish by 8:30 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:
QFI Chennai: qfichennai [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Quizzes this weekend, June 7 and 8, 2014 (Note the venues) (Correction on timings)


Our proctor Jaikar informs us that WQC is scheduled from 3PM-5PM and not 4 PM as mentioned earlier. Please note the corrected timings.

Quizzes this weekend, June 7 and 8, 2014 (Note the venues)


We will have the Chennai edition of the World Quizzing Championship on Saturday June 7, 2014 at CRC 102 at IIT Madras. The event is scheduled for 3 PM and is expected to wind up by 5:30 PM latest. The link for the registration for the event had been circulated in an earlier email. Please be present at the venue by 2:30 PM to enable us to start the event on time. Please carry ID to enter IIT campus.

On June 8, Sunday, we will have a QFI meeting at 10 AM at our usual venue PS Senior Secondary School, Alarmelmangapuram, Mylapore. We will have a quiz by Jayadev and Swaroop who have conducted some fantastic quizzes for us in the past. Please be there for what promises to be a great quiz.

As you might be aware, QFI offers annual subscriptions on a calendar year basis and paying subscribers receive all our quizzes by email. Those of you who are interested in taking up a new QFI membership / renewing one, can do so at the meeting in person. Our annual membership fee is Rs. 500. Members get access to an exclusive mailing list on which quizzes from our meetings are circulated. Memberships are open to everyone, irrespective of location. If you cannot pay your membership fee in person, it can also be paid online, by bank deposit, or by post, so don’t miss out on our quizzes! Subscribers joining at any time of the year can access all of the year’s quizzes from the archives. Please email us for details. QFI relies on your patronage and your subscription would be a great way to support us.

We have posted over ten sets of questions on our subscriber-only mailing list for this year already. Please make sure you are subscribed to enjoy these and other upcoming quizzes.

2014 WQC Chennai Edition


Please register using this form if you’d like to participate.

Details are on the form page.