It was all about Goa and Goans, on Sunday 19th July at THE KONN KITEM KENNA GOA QUIZ organised by Goan Shutterbugs in association with Ravindra Bhavan Margao. The Conference Hall of Ravindra Bhavan was packed with over 300 enthusiastic participants from all across Goa in teams of two members each, while the school students formed teams of three members.

The quiz started with a preliminary 25 questions written round which contained a range of Goa centric question on history, sports, entertainment, politics etc. to select the top six finalist. Conrad Barreto & Remedious Fernandes topped this round with 18 correct answers and moved directly into the final round along with the joint second place teams of the Sardesai’s Sunil & Prita, and Sanjay Parab & Harshvardhan Bhatkuly.

The other eight teams had a quick 10 question round to fill in the remaining three final spots from where Jose Lourenco & Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Leroy Veloso & Durgesh Naik and the students team of 3 Boys: Akash Arun, Zibane Paes and Harsh Hegde qualified.

The finals consisted of 36 questions which the participants could pick from a grid and was played on the infinite bounce format, which had five pounces and a phone a friend option. While a few question stumped the participants, each correct answered question earned the team 10 points. At the end of the 36 question Jose Lourenco & Aniruddha Sen Gupta emerged winners with 90 points, pipping Sanjay Parab & Harshvardhan Bhatkuly to the second spot by 10 points. In joint third place were Conrad Barreto & Remedious Fernandes and Akash Arun, Zibane Paes & Harsh Hegde, but place was settled in Conrad Barreto & Remedious Fernandes favour as they had qualified for the finals with the highest points in the first round. In place 5 and 6 were Leroy Veloso & Durgesh Naik and the Sardesai’s Sunil and Prita.

The Chief Guest Mr Damodar Naik (Chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao) handed over the prizes to the winners; Rs. 10,000/- including trophies and GBug goodies to the winners, Rs. 7,000/- to the 1st Runners-up and Rs. 5,000/- to the 2nd Runners-up.

The quiz master was Lynn Barreto Miranda and the quiz audio visual presentation was done by BM Web Studio. QBugs provided the quiz content and the quiz was partnered by Aslesh Kamat Photography, Hands on Historians and 92.7 Big FM.

Winners – Jose Lourenco & Aniruddha Sen Gupta
1st Runners-up – Sanjay Parab & Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
2nd Runners-up – Conrad Barreto & Remedious Fernandes
4th Place – Akash Arun, Zibane Paes and Harsh Hegde
5th Place – Leroy Veloso & Durgesh Naik
6th Place – Sunil and Prita Sardesai

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