Snooker loopy

January 26, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

The theme in this week’s quiz at Gilligan’s Bar, Claremorris, was clearly snooker.  How else could one explain almost 10% of the questions being on that one sport?

Ok, one could suggest that the quizmaster sat down to write his questions during the recent Masters Tournament from Wembley Arena but I’m not going to do that. ;-) As it was, we got more than half them right, so I probably shouldn’t complain.

18 people took part this week, so the natural thing to do was six teams of three. I was with Kathleen, who had been on my team on my first night there, and Ann, who asked the questions two weeks ago.

I’ve lost that winning feeling of late and, by half time, I knew it wasn’t coming back soon.  We had 41/50, eight behind the leaders, which was pretty poor, let’s be honest.  We rallied somewhat in the second half, to finish on 110/125, just four behind the winners.

Questions we got wrong:

  1. What is the national flower of India?
  2. What do you call a young zebra?
  3. Which team did Tyrone defeat in last weekend’s Dr. McKenna Cup match?
  4. What is the full name of the Dublin debt collector who is known as “The Viper”?
  5. In what year did the Lockerbie bombing take place?
  6. What are the dimensions of a snooker table?
  7. In what years did Alex Higgins win the Professional World Snooker title?
  8. At which race track does the Kentucky Derby take place?
  9. By what nickname did Anne Frank refer to her diary?
  10. How many boxes are there at the start of an episode of Deal or No Deal?
  11. Who goes by the nickname “The Thunder from Down Under”?
  12. Who was known as the “Galloping Major”?
  13. What musical duo were first known as Tom and Jerry?
  14. Who had a hit in the 1980s with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change my Love for You‘?

Update, two extra questions*:

  1. According to the Book of Genesis, on which day did God create light?
  2. Which British football club are known as “The Stags”?

Picture round:

Really old school picture round this week.  You can even see the foolscap lines on the paper!

Further update: answers here.

* Silly me, my beer mat notation system wasn’t up to job last night. :-(

3 responses to Snooker loopy

  1. I know some of these others I will guess with a ?

    1. Lotus
    2. Calf?
    5. 89?
    6. 12ft x 6ft?
    8. Churchill Downs
    10. 15?
    11. Judging from all the snooker references I shall say Neil Robertson?
    13. Simon and Garfunkel
    14. George Benson (shame)

    • Good stuff outta you! You got five right there, including two guesses.

      However, your shame re #14 is now doubled as you got that one wrong. :-)

  2. Could number 14 be Mr. Peter Cetera?

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