• Premier Interschool Quiz for all China, Hong Kong and Macau Schools.
  • Quiz Masters with over 10 years of experience.
  • Multiple Rounds - Sports, Comics, Cartoon & Computer Games, Literature &      Music, Geography & Astronomy, Science & Technology, History & Ancient        Civilisations, Hong Kong, Current Affairs etc
  • Exciting Prizes.
  • Written Preliminary round and Finals - both on 23rd September 2017.
  • Team size of 3.
  • Quiz will be conducted in English.
  • Secondary schools students: Grade 9/Year 10/Form 3 and above.
  • Early Bird Fee of HKD 1500 per team.
  • Registration after May end at HKD 1800 per team.


To promote Quizzing as an Educational Activity.

To position it as a Quiz with something for everyone.

To promote curiosity and interest in knowing the world around.

To foster passion for quizzing among school students in the spirit of exploration, discovery and learning to facilitate overall development.

Mind Over Matter

HONG KONG INTER SCHOOL QUIZ awakens these pillars of life.


Benefits to Participating Students:

  • Sense of pride and rejuvenation to represent the School and gain recognition.
  • Creates a positive competitive environment that is familiar but in a wider public space.
  • Build relationship by meeting fellow participants.
  • Great opportunity to showcase individual and group talent.


Benefits to Participating School:

  • Team building/Pride in the brand (win for the school).
  • Opportunity for Reward & Recognition/Community involvement.
  • Creates opportunities for new experiences and doing things that sets one apart.


ULink College

Island School

French International School


German Swiss International School

King George V

Renaissance College

Discovery Bay International School

South Island School

SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School

Kiangsu Chekiang

Concordia International

Canadian International School

HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

American International School


Rajiv Rai

A banker during the week, a quizzer on the weekends. Quizzing is a life long passion, for Rajiv Rai, having quizzed for over 25 years, setting and winning quizzes at national level in India. Prominently, he is the winner of SAARC Quiz, Landmark Quiz, Tata Crucible Quiz, Brand Equity Quiz and many others.

Rajiv has conducted quizzes all over India and specialises at setting interesting, engaging and “workoutable" questions and is a specialist in history, films, and science/tech. He was one of the Quizmasters of the First & Second Editions of Mind Over Matter, Hong Kong Inter School Quiz, 2015 & 2016.

He has also conducted several quizzes for top schools and colleges in India including IITs, IIMs, Stella Maris, Vidya Mandir, Kendriya Vidyalayas etc.

An IIT-Madras, IIM-Ahmedabad alumni and has worked with Accenture, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Hong Kong and is now with Edelweiss in Mumbai.

In his words, he loves quizzing "as long as the questions are intelligent and do not focus on plain memory-based recall”. He loves to travel on short vacations to Goa, Lonavla and longer ones, to exotic parts of the globe like Ladakh, New Zealand. His interests include Reading books, Watching movies, listening to music.

Ayeesha Shahani

A cosmopolitan, third-culture, Hong Kong kid, Ayeesha was educated through the ESF before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Anthropology in the UK. After returning to HK and completing her Post Graduate Certificate of Education, she began a career working in international schools.

Ayeesha is a passionate learner and educator who conducts quiz nights all over HK. A teacher by day with a thirst for trivia, she enjoys writing interesting questions with wordplay and detail that allows participants to intelligently guess answers if they don't already know them. According to her, a good quiz should be inclusive and allow people to demonstrate their knowledge without alienating anyone. As she always says "If you don't know the answer, you should want to know the answer!" because quizzes seek to celebrate a love of learning.

Ayeesha also runs an events company and works with several high profile charity events throughout the year, raising money for the local community. She conducts corporate quizzes, charity quizzes, school quizzes and pub quizzes and is looking forward to her second year co-hosting Mind Over Matter, Hong Kong Inter School Quiz.


Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Signature Sponsors

Prize Sponsors




The Indian Chamber 60th Anniversary Education Trust was instituted to promote academic excellence among Hong Kong students, and to encourage India – Hong Kong educational tie and cooperation.

The Education Trust also distributes every year 20 scholarships known as Nehru Memorial Scholarship and Tagore Centenary Scholarship to Hong Kong Chinese students, studying in various schools, recommended by Student Financial Assistance Agency of the HKSAR Government.

TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited) is a Capability Enhancement firm in the APAC region with several years of experience in conducting workshops in the areas of Skill & behaviour, Leadership, Business Storytelling, Executive Presence, Diversity and Outbound, to name a few.
To find out more, go to www.tvamevasolutions.com/tsol

TSol successfully conducted Mind Over Matter - Hong Kong Inter School Quiz in 2015 and 2016 and the second edition featured participation from 33 teams with 99 students.

Student Involvement

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2016 RECAP

  • What a fun and exhilarating day it was!

    Enthusiastic involvement of the teams, Engaging Quiz Masters and a thrilling, competitive environment created a memorable experience at Mind Over Matter, Inter School Quiz 2016. Summary of the event:
    We had 33 teams from 18 schools (International, local and schools from China) and 99 participants who enthusiastically participated as a team competing with other schools.
    An engrossing preliminary session consisted of Rounds on Geography & Astronomy, Sports, Comics & Cartoons, Science & Technology, History & Ancient civilization, Literature & Music.
    It also saw the top six teams – French International School, LPC United World College, Island School, King George V, American International School and German Swiss International School making it to the finals.
    The final rounds included: Hong Kong, History/Geography, Sports, Science, Current Affairs, entertainment with 2 buzzer rounds, saw French International School walk away with top honours and the bragging rights to be called the Best School Quizzers. Along with the Trophy and medals, they also won Samsung J5 phones, sponsored by Computech Asia Limited.
    Island School was the First Runner up and they won a trophy, medals and Skullcandy Grind Headphones, the team from German Swiss International School followed closely to be the Second Runner up and won a trophy, medals and Skullcandy Slap Headphones.
    The feedback from the teams was very encouraging as it was a unique experience for them to represent their schools, make new friends and compete in a thrilling environment. The atmosphere was lively and buzzing with activity. During lunch we had the photobooth, the students and teachers enjoyed that experience too.

    Other prizes won in the evening were:
    Skull Candy Sports, Books & games from Bookazine and Books from World Scientific
    Diving Vouchers from Splash, Vouchers from Jet one Motion, Bounce, IAFT and Splash.

  • Our Founding Sponsors:
  • The Indian Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong
  • Our Platinum Sponsors:
  • Mr Rusy M. Shroff. BBS, MBE and Mrs Purviz R. Shroff
  • Our Signature Sponsors:
  • Thakral Group
  • Our Prize Sponsors:
  • Skullcandy, Book a Zine, Splash HK, International Academy of Film & Television, Bounce, RYZE, Sideways Driving Club, JetOne, World Scientific.


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Mind Over Matter would not have been a reality if it were not for friends who had immense confidence in our ability and kept raising the bar for us from time to time. We would like to thank them for the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience.
Our deep appreciation to our Venue Hosts, GSIS - Marco Foehn, Mary Peart, Katelyn Bora, Bernard O'Driscoll for their unstinting support.
Special thanks to Mark Williams, Atul Sodhi, Shobha Sankar, Mike Waller, Kristy Semkin, Katell Le Goff, Henry Siu, Mark Wing, Tinnok Ng, Kitty Leung, Kyle Lims, Regina Lam, Jenny Au, Jennifer Li, Alex Metcalfe, Steve Reynolds, Stephen Reeves, John Law, Colin Spanos, Mr Cheng, Kyle Mims, Josh Kempf, Brian Hagan, Ben Walker, Vidya Sivakumar, Manju Aravind, Mahua Ganguly, Kavita Suresh, Maumita, Anuradha Mukunthan, Geetha Nagendra, Chitra GKV, Suchi Kumar and Garima Rawat for the school teams.
We couldn't have hosted the event without our Founding Sponsors, The Indian Chamber Education Trust and Mrs Rusy Shroff and Mr Purviz Shroff, our Quizmasters, Rajiv Rai, Pushkar Sane and Ayeesha Shahani, Merwin Stellas, Satish and Nandakumar from Team Brewin’ Ideas, our Design team at SWASTIK, Chitra Sivakumar, the Team from Young Post who covered the event - Susan Ramsay, Lauren James and Heidi Yeung and all the sponsors and numerous others.
We are indeed fortunate to have the support and encouragement of our partners through this journey – Srividya Raman and Meeta Jamkhedkar, our angels! Thank you for trusting us.