Kuwait Open Quiz (QoQ) 2017 - registrations are open

Kuwait Open Quiz (QoQ) 2016 

IIT IIM Alumni Association does it again third year in a row by organizing the biggest quiz event of the Year, in a spectacular style which has won the hearts of all the quizzers in Kuwait. In fact, the onset of winter has become synonymous with this popular Quiz event during which the preparations by the quiz lovers reach highest peaks who defy and overcome all the barriers of age, professional and personal commitments with a sole aim of winning the coveted Mind’s honor of this prestigious signature event of this elite IIT-IIM Alumni Association in Kuwait. The Alumni Association of India’s Premium Institutions, IITs & IIMs, organized its spectacular annual open quiz program Q8OQ~2016 for the third year running on 17th December, 2016 at the majestic Auditorium of the Gulf University of Science and Technology, GUST, Kuwait. Though in its third year, IIT-IIM Alumni Association’s quiz has become very popular among the quiz enthusiasts and general public alike.

The event began with the introduction of the dignitaries present and that of quiz master Pickbrain. The Association President, Mr. Peeyush Jain welcomed the dignitaries, quizmaster, and the enthusiastic quiz fraternity and thanked all for making this event a grand success. The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, His Excellency Dr. Sunil Jain in his inaugural speech recalled his nostalgic moments with his alma mater of IIT-Delhi and reaffirmed the grueling at these prestigious IITs prepares them to perform and excel in whatever field they take up

The six teams that qualified for the finals of QOQ16 were The Passouts with team members Akshit T., Shannon S. and Pradeep K. T., Wasta from British School of Kuwait comprising of Kareem ElMasry, Lauren Lilley and Mohammed B., Blowing in the wind with team members Debanjan B., Dwaipayan, Plessey M.,Hillarious Democrazies comprising of Noufal B., Amar S. and Mayukh, FAIPS with team members Rohita M., Jos Roy and Rishav D. and This is what we came for comprising of Supreeth S., Mustafa K.and Yusuf P.. QOQ16 Winner team was Hillarious Democrazies with team members Noufal B., Amar S. and Mayukh. The First Runner-up Team was blowing in the wind with team members Debanjan B., Dwaipayan and Plessey M. and the second Runner-up Team was the passouts comprising of Akshit T., Shannon S. and Pradeep K. T. All the teams got handful of gifts and hampers.​

Q8 Open Quiz 2015

IIT‐IIM Alumni Association in Kuwait in association with Kuwait College of Science and Technology conducted the 2015 edition ofQoQ (Kuwait Open Quiz)This year's edition was hosted by renowned quiz master Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as Pickbrain, who heads Greycaps India Pvt Ltd.Giri has organised several quiz events including Tata Crucible and Times of Oman.

​The QOQ~15 Winner team was Quizaholics Anonymous from Oman with team members Hala Jamal, Hani Jamal and Shaheen Hussain, winning a cash prize of KD 500/- and various gift vouchers. The first Runner-up team was Hum Azad Hai comprising Deepak Thomas, Ruchir and Niket Jain, who won a cash prize of KD 300/- and various gift vouchers and the second Runner-up team was Quizards comprising Mayukh Mukherjee, Amar Sesma and Nigel Faria, who won a cash prize of KD 200/- and various gift vouchers.

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Q8 Open Quiz 2014

The IIT IIM Alumni Association in Kuwait successfully concluded the inaugural edition of its annual quiz event – Q8 Open Quiz, on 15th of November 2014 at the Indian Embassy Auditorium. The first of its kind in Kuwait, the quiz was open to all, irrespective of age, educational qualifications and nationality. The quiz attracted huge participation - 75 teams or 225 participants, representing 12 different nationalities, participating in the prelims round - with the top five teams progressing to the finals. Mr. Peeyush Jain, the president of the association said that he was pleased to see the huge turnout at the event and was proud of the fact that the event attracted participants across age groups from all major nationalities in Kuwait. Quizzards of Oz, a team of Mohsin Mustafa, Robin Cherian and Vijai Krishnan, students of Delhi Public School Kuwait (DPS Kuwait), won the first prize. Everyone was amazed as the young students of DPS Kuwait blazed through all rounds of the quiz, always maintaining their lead over the other teams that had participants who were working professionals. Team Al-QUeIZDa of Kalai Selvam K, Mayukh Mukherjee and Noufal Basheer, professionals working with the Al Shaya Group, won the second prize, followed by the team Incredibly Brilliant Syndicate - of Chris Morgan, Delphine Vallier and Beth Reese, the principal and the teachers, respectively at the International British School - at the third place. The prize for the most innovative team name went to the team - Veni, vidi, vici, which in Latin means, “I came; I saw; I conquered”. Dr. Naresh Akkur, himself an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, was the quizmaster with Mrs. Reva Akkur as the anchor.The Honorable Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Mr. Sunil Jain, graced the event as the Chief Guest, along with other distinguished guests that included Prof. Fawaz S Al-Anzi, Dean of the College of Computing Sciences & Engineering, and three of the founding trustees of the Kuwait College of Science & Technology (KCST) - Mr. Dirar Alghanim, Mr. Tony Jashanmal and Mr. Minoo Patel. Mr. Patel, who is also the CFO of the Al Mulla Group, presented the vision of the KCST founders to bring the highest quality of education in the fields of science and technology to Kuwait. The first batch of KCST students will matriculate in the fall of 2015. The president of the association thanked all the sponsors who had been generous in supporting the event. KCST and the Al Mulla Group were the Platinum and Diamond sponsors, respectively along with Petrofac and Gulf Cryo as the Gold sponsors. At the event, the association also launched its flagship initiative – THINK FUTURE. THINK KUWAIT, an initiative to create awareness and encourage social responsibility towards sustainability in Kuwait. As part of the effort, the IIT IIM alumni in Kuwait intend to create a platform for discussing sustainability and will strive to invite world’s technocrats and business leaders, leveraging their strong alumni network, for regular discussions in order to come up with implementable actions.