will be held this Sunday, the 28th of March at three venues simultaneously. Some place in Chennai (wherever QFI have their regular meetings), Institute of Agricultural Technologists in Bangalore (registration is at 4:30 pm – late start due to BBMP Elections) and the Pinstorm office on SV Road in Santa Cruz in Bombay.The quiz has been set (yeah it’s already been set) together by regular and non-regular members of the team No Enthu Da (winners of Landmark Open Chennai in 2009, second in CEAT Open 2010, Finalists in Landmark Open Pune 2010, among other achievements) (Aadisht, Aisha, Baada, Kodhi and myself). Since none of the above named will be in Bombay on that day, Monkee has graciously agreed to be the quizmaster there.
This is the third edition of this quiz and we promise it will be a lot of fun. Do turn up, whichever city you are in. The quiz will be following local rules in each of its venues – which means there will be a prelims and then finals for eight teams in Bangalore, while it is direct finals in Bombay and Madras. Infinite Bounce will be modified in Chennai and not in Bangalore. Don’t know how this thing works in Bombay.
Just to give you a brief history of the NED Open. The first edition was held as part of the IIMB Fest Unmaad on 4th of Feb 2006, though back then it wasn’t called by this name. That was, however, a sad day for Indian quizzing since Wing Commander G R Mulky the founder and former president of the Karnataka Quiz Association passed away that morning. The quiz went on as per schedule, with the prelims starting on time and the finals being delayed because some stupid Antakshari people took too long to finish.
The second edition was held at two places – Bangalore and Bombay – on the 14th of December 2008. Aadisht set a majority of the questions and was the quizmaster in Bombay. Baada was the quizmaster in Bangalore. This was an officially recognized ranking quiz by both KQA and BQC.
We do hope people turn up in large numbers in all venues. We have tried our best to make sure that we haven’t put Floyd, Peter or Chimp questions into the quiz. Hopefully you people will like it!