Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships

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Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships
Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships logo.jpg
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Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
Countries6
 Australia
 India
 Malaysia
 New Zealand
 Philippines
 Singapore
Most recent
champion(s)
Australia (1st title)
Most titlesIndia, Malaysia, Singapore (2 titles)

The Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships (AQC) is the premier team quiz event in the Asia-Pacific region.

History[edit]

The tournament began in 2012 as the ASEAN Quizzing Championships, an annual quiz competition held among quizzers from ASEAN, primarily those living in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. In 2015 the competition expanded to include participants from India and a number of off-site chapters and became the Asian Quizzing Championships (AQC). After teams from the wider Asia-Pacific region such as Australia (from 2017) and New Zealand (from 2018) began participating, the event was renamed the Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships to reflect this wider geographical participation.

The event was founded by Caleb Liu from Singapore and Movin Miranda from India (and a long time resident of Malaysia) with the goal of fostering friendly competition and growing interest in quizzing in the region. The teams are selected by the National Quiz Associations of the respective member countries.

Format[edit]

Teams of four compete in three separate rounds, with the highest cumulative score being crowned champions.

  • Round 1 - Individual written round, modelled after the World Quizzing Championships. Participants answer 200 questions worth 1 point each, with 25 questions drawn from each of eight categories:
    • Culture
    • Entertainment
    • History
    • Lifestyle
    • Media
    • Science
    • Sport
    • World

The contribution to the overall team score which will be the cumulative total of the top three individual scores in all eight categories (with the lowest score for each category dropped). For example, if the four members of a team scored 15, 15, 15, 7 for Sport, the team score for Sport will be 45. Maximum score = 600 points.

  • Round 2 - Individual Response Round. Participants are asked questions individually in turn. They may answer themselves, or pass the question to a teammate. There is a maximum of three passes per player, once to each teammate. 40 questions (10 per team member), 4 points each. Maximum score = 160 points.
  • Round 3 - Team Discussion Round. Participants work as a team to answer 50 questions worth 5 points each. Maximum score = 250 points.

The theoretical maximum team score is therefore 1010 points though in practice teams do not approach that limit.

Participating Teams[edit]

Teams Australia India Malaysia New Zealand Singapore Philippines Unaligned TOTAL
2018 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 9
2017 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 9
2016 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 6
2015 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 8
2014 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
2013 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4
2012 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 4 3 10 1 8 12 5 43

Results[edit]

Year Venue Gold Points Silver Points Bronze Points
2019 Singapore
2018[1] Kuala Lumpur Australia Australia 593 Malaysia Malaysia 542 Singapore Singapore 469
2017[2] Kuala Lumpur India India 607 Australia Australia 534 Singapore Singapore 518
2016[3] Singapore Malaysia Malaysia 475 Singapore Singapore 474 Singapore Singapore B 341
2015 Singapore India India 530 Singapore Singapore 519 Singapore Singapore B 491
2014[4] Manila Singapore Singapore 437 Malaysia Malaysia 396 Philippines Philippines 385
2013[5] Singapore Singapore Singapore 414 Philippines Philippines 396 Malaysia Malaysia 326
2012 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia 310+ Singapore Singapore 263 Philippines Philippines 216

+ a different format was used in this year.

Medal Summary[edit]

Nation Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
Singapore 2 3 4 9
Malaysia 2 2 1 5
India 2 0 0 2
Australia[6] 1 1 0 2
Philippines 0 1 2 3

Records[edit]

  • Highest Team Scores
    • India 607 points (2017)
    • Australia 593 points (2018)
    • Malaysia 542 points (2018)
    • Australia 534 points (2017)
    • India 530 points (2015)
    • Singapore 519 points (2015)
    • Singapore 518 points (2017)
  • Largest Winning Margins
    • India by 73 points (2017)
    • Australia by 51 points (2018)
    • Malaysia by 47 points (2012)
    • Singapore by 41 points (2014)
  • Narrowest Winning Margins
    • Malaysia by 1 point (2016)
    • India by 11 points (2015)
    • Singapore by 18 points (2013)

Individual Winners[edit]

While a team event, the AQC also acknowledges the highest scorers in the first (individual) round.

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2018[1] Australia Ross Evans[7] New Zealand Kelvin Lange Australia Rick Bakker
2017[2] India Arun Hiregange India Thejaswi Udupa Singapore Ravi Avva
2016[3] Malaysia Movin Miranda[8] Malaysia G. Krishnamurti Singapore Mukund Sridhar & Singapore Pradeep Ramanathan (tie)
2015 Singapore Rajesh Kannan Singapore Sunny Chu Philippines Leonardo Gapol
2014 Malaysia Movin Miranda Philippines Leonardo Gapol Singapore Caleb Liu
2013 Philippines Leonardo Gapol Malaysia Movin Miranda Singapore Caleb Liu
2012 Malaysia Movin Miranda Singapore Caleb Liu Philippines Leonardo Gapol

Results last updated: 11 December 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships" (PDF). 25 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships" (PDF). 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b minyichua (5 December 2016). "Results and Proceedings of AQC 2016".
  4. ^ "Results of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships" (PDF). 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Results of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Quiz Championships" (PDF). 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Quizzing Australia". Quizzing Australia.
  7. ^ https://www.quizzingaustralia.org/uploads/7/7/8/1/7781317/evans.pdf
  8. ^ https://www.worldquizzingchampionships.com/results/results2017/asia-pacific-top-20-2/

External links[edit]

Official website