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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 6:30 am

First topic message reminder :

I am sure the exists somewhere already but the idea is that you post quiz questions for the rest of us to tackle.


To get us going I will go for a gentle question from yesterdays pointless.

The concept of pointless is that the question is given to 100 people before the show, and each correct answer is accompanied by the number of people in the 100 test group who gave that answer.

The more obscure answer score lower points and are therefore better.


The question was,

Name any UK golfer who has represented Europe in the Ryder cup since 1979? Can anyone get a pointless answer. I will restrict this to one name per poster.


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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 5:58 am

I still have no takers for the most recent instance of a British (English in this case) two-sport international sportsman; major sports, rugby counted as one, last time played at international level in the early 70's.

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Post by super_realist on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 6:06 am

I think they played cricket too didn't they Kwini?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 6:08 am

Cricket could well have been one of the sports, along with another major sport . . . . . . . .

After the Willie Watson, Arthur Milton era.

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Post by McLaren on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 7:16 am

pedro wrote:Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.

correct
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Post by McLaren on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 7:17 am

kwinigolfer wrote:I still have no takers for the most recent instance of a British (English in this case) two-sport international sportsman; major sports, rugby counted as one, last time played at international level in the early 70's.

sorry but miles outside my sphere of knowledge.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 7:38 am

I was going to say Chris Balderstone but I don't think he ever played football for England

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 7:51 am

Nope

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 9:41 am

Whilst you're mulling over your response to the multi-sport international:

Adam Scott recorded two double bogeys in yesterday's final round at Doral.

Who is the last player to win on the PGA Tour to clock up two doubles in his final round?
Clue: It occurred within the last five years . . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:10 am

DJ?

He seems to rack up a lot of big numbers.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:30 am

Not DJ . . . .

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:36 am

Padraig!
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:40 am

PADRAIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup clap guinness

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:45 am

Kwini

John Surtees for you multi sportsperson?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:54 am

No,
Cricket is one of the sports, as suggested by super_ . . . . . . . .

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Post by super_realist on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 10:58 am

Wasn't it Max Woosnam or someone like that Kwini.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:13 am

No, Max Woosnam's CV is extraordinary, but past history compared to the most recent - 60's or later - double sport international.

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:25 am

Ian Botham?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:31 am

Only in his dreams . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:42 am

Kwini

Is anyone likely to get this question?
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Post by GPB on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:49 am

McLaren wrote:Kwini

Is anyone likely to get this question?


It won't be me, because I don't even understand the question.

"capped" must be some British Slang that I don't understand.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:04 pm

Capped means getting an appearance for a country, stemming from a time when you used to be awarded a cap for every appearance you made.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:15 pm

Mac,
I'm really surprised that no-one has solved it.
In one of the relevant sports, the player had a pretty distinguished career, below the very top class perhaps but still . . . . an international career spanning 14 years; in the other, he was a one-cap wonder, vs Wales in 1956.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:33 pm

Meanwhile, here's a geographical poser for GPB etc:
Which is the largest State or National Park in the United States, Alaska excepted?

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:33 pm

Or getting shot.
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Post by super_realist on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:35 pm

Texas I imagine is the biggest state, not sure about the biggest national park though.

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Post by GPB on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:42 pm

Texas is the biggest state, and I would guess that Yellowstone is the biggest National Park in the contiguous US.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:45 pm

You're both right with those facts, but neither is the correct answer.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:46 pm

Are we being hyperbolic with the term United States Kwini? Are we perhaps talking about something else other than 'Murca?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:50 pm

Not at all; this is a State or National Park entirely within the boundaries of a "mainland" American State, and not one of the biggest States either, certainly not in the top ten in total area.

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Post by super_realist on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:54 pm

Thought it might have been some crafty "national park" on the moon or something like that.

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 1:25 pm

So yellowstone is the biggest National park but there is a State Park that is larger in terms of area than it?

How about something on the Appalachian trail?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 1:34 pm

No, Go West(er) young man . . . . . . . .

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Post by McLaren on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 3:16 pm

Is it one of the lakes, maybe Michigan?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 3:27 pm

No.
No tricks, just one big Park, including the site of an Olympic Training Centre.

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Post by pedro on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 3:39 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:No, Go West(er) young man . . . . . . . .
But not much?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 3:49 pm

Not much!
By god I think you've got it!! Do tell!!!

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 3:56 pm

the dual sportman could be Mike (M.J.K.) Smith? Warwickshire and England captain, and IIRC played a spot of rugby in his youth. Not sure if he was capped by England, but he fits the time frame.

No idea on US geography...

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 4:15 pm

Well done Chelsea, clap clap clap
Thought you'd (and some others for that matter) would get that. MJK Smith it is, played rugby for England vs Wales in 1956, played cricket (including some Tests as Captain) until 1972.
He and Arthur Milton (who apparently was a sporting genius according to old friends who knew him) overlapped with MJK but don't think he played after about 1960.

Phew!

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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 8:22 pm

Adirondack Park

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 1:15 am

Hey, Eyetoldyouso! clap Ale Ale
Adirondacks it is.
Apparently you could squeeze Yellowstone, the Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks in and still have room left over.
1/3 the land area of NYState. Beautiful too, just ask Shotrock. I can see it from here . . . . . .

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Post by super_realist on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:48 am

Who was the last player to win a Major without a hat?

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:58 am

Adam Scott... no wait, he had that asshat Williams with him...

Did Faldo win one not wearing a hat/cap?

EDIT: NO! WAIT... Darren Clarke...it's not a hat it's a visor
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Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 3:32 am

Rory?

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Post by super_realist on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 3:57 am

Edit, no headwear at all.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 4:44 am

Faldo?

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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 4:48 am

Which footballer scored a hat-trick against 3 different goalkeepers in the same game? Who for and who against?

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Post by Eyetoldyouso on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 4:53 am

Was it John Daly

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Post by McLaren on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 5:06 am

Tom Watson?
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Post by golfermartin on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 5:16 am

Todd Hamilton?

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Post by Bob_the_Job on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 5:24 am

Nick Price in the 1992 PGA
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