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Post by McLaren on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:30 pm

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 Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:38 pm

Chambers Bay . . . . . . . . and let's hope it stays that way.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:44 pm

Kwini Chambers is correct.  (although I would be happy to see it return as a major venue, that however is for another thread.)

And Roller, yes Portrush has held the Open once in 1951.

For referecnce now that we are on a new page the current question is;

NEW QUESTION


Name as many courses you can that have held only one major championship?


(One event, so not for example AGNC for the masters or TOC for the Open)
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:50 pm

Wasn't Tigers break a leg Open at Torrey Pines their first? As Tiger had done well on the course, that's why he played it whilst injured?

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 1:57 pm

PGA National, hat tip to Kwini

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:00 pm

Princes

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:02 pm

Kiawah

Assume we are not counting seniors

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:05 pm

No.
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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:09 pm

more correct answers are;

Princes (The open 1932)
Kiawah (2012 PGA)
PGA National (1987 PGA)


Is there googling going on OR is it that we are just getting through the low hanging fruit?

Anyway, great success rate so far. Keep the answers coming.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:11 pm

How do you define "correct"?

Let's add Olympia Fields.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:22 pm

In the usual sense. The question was, name courses that have held one major. Those answers were of courses who have held one major. Am I missing something? Headscratch


Olympia fields is wrong (in the usual sense of something being wrong in a quiz)

It has held 4 majors

US open: 1928 and 2003
PGA: 1925 and 1961
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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:30 pm

Only put it in because answers that accurately fit your bill only seem to be sporadically acknowledged. So assumed there must be a wrong right.
Think I'll retire, am confused by the quiz inquisitor.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:33 pm

On Monday/Tuesday I saw PGA National in PGA Tour's first look when researching stuff to say in the opening of the Fantasy League event. I wouldn't have know it otherwise

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Post by George1507 on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:36 pm

The Buffalo Country Club. It's now called the Cleveland Golf Centre, and it is quite probably the easiest course I have ever played. If you want to flatter yourself, play there.

Nevertheless, there's a plaque saying it hosted the US Open once. I imagine the winning score would be -72.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 3:42 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Only put it in because answers that accurately fit your bill only seem to be sporadically acknowledged. So assumed there must be a wrong right.
Think I'll retire, am confused by the quiz inquisitor.


Kwini had a look back and only Torrey was missed.

So complete list of correct answers so far are;

Chambers bay (US open 2015)
Portrush (Open 1951)
Torrey Pines (US open 2008)
Princes (The open 1932)
Kiawah (2012 PGA)
PGA National (1987 PGA)
Buffalo Country Club (US open 1912)


Kwini, not sure where you think I have gone wrong but just let me know and I will fix it?
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Post by GPB on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 8:04 pm

Kemper Lakes 1989 PGA Championship

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Post by super_realist on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 8:24 pm

OK,

I've got a question.

Which is the only  football team in the world to have a perfect competitive record against Barcelona? (Teams that have played more than once)

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 8:36 pm

GPB

Correct.

Weren't they the ones that then got in a spot of bother for not allowing black members?
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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 8:55 pm

Super

Ipswitch?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 9:01 pm

Don't think so Mac, that was Butler National . . . . . . bonus point?

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 9:09 pm

Kwini

Ok, bonus point. Was Kemper lakes just shite?
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Post by super_realist on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 9:41 pm

Mac, no.

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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 10:18 pm

super

Dundee Utd?
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Post by McLaren on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 10:19 pm

Incidentally I am just going through a list of small teams that did well in Europe in the late 70's and 80's. so if anyone has a more informed opinion you should step in.
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Post by GPB on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 1:07 am

I think Butler National was kicked off the tour for its Male-Only membership policy, not because it didn't allow Minorities.

Wiki confirms it.

Cypress Point was kicked off the Pebble Beach Rotation in 1991 because of it did not have any Black Members.

Oak Tree in Oklahoma is another One Major course.

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Post by super_realist on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7:36 am

McLaren wrote:super

Dundee Utd?

well done Mac, hope you didn't google that.

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Post by McLaren on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 10:48 am

No. I have actually been asked this before and I was pretty sure the answer was a small team from the 70's or 80's. My next guess would have been Aberdeen.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 7:05 am

Ok then here is my football question
Name the two players who, simultaneously were
World Cup Holders
European Champions
European Champions League Holders
Europa Cup Holders

When I say simultaneously I mean they were, at the time, the current champions for all four trophies.

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Post by Nay on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 7:41 am

Is Fernando Torres one?

Know Chelsea have won Europa League and Champions League in recent history but cant remember which years

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Post by raycastleunited on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 1:58 pm

LL Cool Nay wrote:Is Fernando Torres one?

Know Chelsea have won Europa League and Champions League in recent history but cant remember which years

That's a good shout LL. Obviously has to be Spanish players. I'm guessing the other player is Mata?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:26 pm

Torres and Mata are correct. There was a week when Chelsea - who had won the Champions League the year before - won the Europa Cup but the Champions League Final for the same year hadn't been played yet. So for a week, they held all four winners medals.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 6:39 pm

Who am I?
I have two League Championship winning medals.
Had earned more caps for my country at the time of my final international than all but three men. Those ahead of me have all been knighted or got a CBE. I got a measly MBE.
Retired among the top three in all-time league appearances for one club. Never had a booking or card of any sort.
But I'm not in the Football League Hall Of Fame. Can't figure out why that is.


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Post by Hibbz on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 6:47 pm

Not 100% sure but the lack of bookings makes me think it's Peter Shilton maybe?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:28 pm

No, He was an inaugural inductee in the HOF.

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Post by super_realist on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:32 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Who am I?
I have two League Championship winning medals.
Had earned more caps for my country at the time of my final international than all but three men. Those ahead of me have all been knighted. I got a measly MBE.
Retired among the top three in all-time league appearances for one club. Never had a booking or card of any sort.
But I'm not in the Football League Hall Of Fame. Can't figure out why that is.

Lineker?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:41 pm

No. 2003 HOF. Did he win two Championship titles?

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Post by super_realist on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:50 pm

Not sure, stab in the dark based on no bookings.
Was thinking Denis Law, but not sure if he has been booked or not.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 9:08 pm

I imagine Denis the Menace has as many bookings or sendings off as caps!
Also, an original HOF inductee.
Not many knighted Scottish fitballers either.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 10:56 pm

The only thing I know about Kwini and football is Pompey.
So a player from Portsmouth- and it will be some time ago when they won a championship or two. But apart from that no idea.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 9:53 am

I'm never wrong wrote:Torres and Mata are correct. There was a week when Chelsea - who had won the Champions League the year before - won the Europa Cup but the Champions League Final for the same year hadn't been played yet. So for a week, they held all four winners medals.

Good question/stat.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 12:48 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Who am I?
I have two League Championship winning medals.
Had earned more caps for my country at the time of my final international than all but three men. Those ahead of me have all been knighted. I got a measly MBE.
Retired among the top three in all-time league appearances for one club. Never had a booking or card of any sort.
But I'm not in the Football League Hall Of Fame. Can't figure out why that is.

Is it Billy Wright? I'm not sure the stats quite tally.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:02 pm

Oops, No ray, but I thought Billy Wright had been knighted but apparently he died too soon for that!
I'll have to change the question, but he was also an inaugural selection for the Hall Of Fame.

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Post by MustPuttBetter on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:05 pm

Because I know you love him Kwini - Jimmy Dickinson?
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:09 pm

Well done MPB, I think he played his 48 England games consecutively, pretty much so anyway.

Can never understand why guys like Summerbee, to name an egregious example, is in the HOF but players of the pre-TV generation are pretty much ignored, especially if they come from "small" clubs.

More important, MPB, you need to return to Grumpy's fantasy game . . . . . . . thumbsup

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Post by MustPuttBetter on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:14 pm

Agreed Kwini. Was it Sun Jihai (Man City defender) who recently was inducted to the HOF??! Ridiculous.

I've been super busy at work of late and haven't been on here very much at all. Hopefully will be back in the fantasy game now, not that I expect my points haul to improve from the missing weeks!
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:38 pm

Hadn't seen the Sun Jihai report, but yes, that would be absurd. Not sure that having Matt Le Tiss ahead of Mick Channon and Terry Paine is quite right as a sop to Soton either.
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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 1:44 pm

I've never even heard of the football hall of fame. I know these things are big in America, but I don't think anyone over here pays any attention to it.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 2:09 pm

ray,
They used to have one in London many decades ago, not very good!
Then revived it in Preston, then moved it to Manchester, presumably for purely commercial reasons. All a bit pointless if it's just a popularity contest.
The Baseball Hall of Fame in New York State is fabulous, been a few times as they keep it very current whilst continually reinvigorating exhibits of generations before.

And, at a club level, the exhibits at the home stadium of the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team are superb. Legends respected for what they achieved on the ice, not the souvenir shops.

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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 2:43 pm

ok so have just looked up the hall of fame and what a cringeworthy honour it is. Inductees have to have played / managed in England for at least 5 years. Some highlights:

Sun Jihai - was inducted just before the President of China visited the UK, obviously this was just a coincidence.
Michel Platini - never played in England but for some reason the squeaky clean UEFA president was inducted shortly before England's bid for the 2018 world cup.
Robbie Earle - hardly a premier league legend, was probably rewarded after he was sacked as a tv pundit when his family and friends world cup tickets turned up on the black market and were sold to a beer marketing company.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 3:15 pm

Agreed ray,
But doesn't mean such museums can't be a good thing, if integrity and respect can replace opportunism and politics.

Anyway, time for Mac to reinvigorate his thread!

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Post by McLaren on Mon 29 Feb 2016, 4:11 pm

Ok.

Here is the next question.

Who is better, Marcus Rashford or Maradona?

I joke, of course.


Real next question.


what is the line that appears in all 7 star wars movies?
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