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Do you know Jack’s answers?

March 21, 2012 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions and picture rounds posted in Do you know jack? the other day.

Often, a winning team is faced with a dilemma with their winnings, if those winnings are cash.  Thankfully, this wasn’t a problem for ourselves on Friday last as we got a (non-Christmassy) hamper featuring bottles of whiskey, yummy Kettle Chips and Easter Eggs.  It genuinely was a hamper as it came in a nice wicker basket and, obviously enough, featured four of each item thus preventing any arguments breaking out over the Easter Eggs. 🙂

Click the link to see the answers. By-the-by, how did you do with that tricky final one? We thought the answer was obvious but, judging by the reaction in the room, that wasn’t the case at all tables.

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Do you know jack?

March 19, 2012 in Quizzes

Strangely, with all the quizzing that goes up and down this land, it’s rare that a quiz establishes itself sufficiently that it becomes an annual event.  The Claremorris AFC sports quiz is one such contest but they’re quite rare.

So it was cool that, last Friday night, Ger and myself entered the Ballyhaunis Town FC quiz in The Hazel bar as the defending champions.  12 months ago we’d had a very good night in the company of my father and father-in-law.  Not only did we win the quiz, but we also won most of the raffle prizes!

This year, the quiz veterans were both otherwise engaged so we had to call upon two chaps of our own vintage: Kevin and Adrian. Our team turned out to be, erm, a bit better than everyone else in the room and we ended up winning by just 14 points.  eek! 🙂  We finished on 92/100 and no-one else broke 80.

We only won a bottle of wine in the raffle though…

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Come and ‘ave a go

March 30, 2011 in Quizzes

Last night I headed to Dublin to watch Ireland host Uruguay in an international soccer friendly.  However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have any quizzing action for you today.

Opta Sports are the company that, according to their website, are “passionate about collecting, compiling, databasing and supplying sports data”.  You’ve probably heard of them if you’ve ever watched a live football match from the UK as they supply the media with stats such as: highest percentage of shots scored, who has covered the most ground during a match, who’s conceded the most throw-ins etc.

Last week, Opta Sports hosted a table quiz for the professional sports media in the UK.  It was won by the team from Sky Sports, closely followed by ESPN and The Guardian.

If you’d like to take on the journalists and see how you’d have done on the night, you can by following this link:

Lightning strikes… four times… answers

March 20, 2011 in Quizzes

Hereby follows the shortest ever post on this site.

As much as I try to pad it out, I’ll surely never be able to lengthen this article to make it look like it isn’t not very big.  Even my thumbnail picture seems tiny.

Anyway, click continue to see all three answers to the questions asked in Friday’s post.

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Lightning strikes … four times

March 18, 2011 in Quizzes

On Wednesday night, the local football club, Ballyhaunis Town FC held a table quiz in The Hazel Bar, Ballyhaunis.  Twas nice to have a relatively local quiz to go to – usually I have to drive through Ballyhaunis and then on to Claremorris or somewhere even more exotic.

It’s not often (i.e. never) that I’ve based a post around the raffle that took place on the night but today will be an exception.

Let me explain: as with almost every quiz you’ll attend, this one featured raffle tickets being sold at half-time.  Ger was away from the table at this point but myself, my dad and father-in-law all bought tickets (as you do). Normally, neither I nor any of my team-mates ever seem to feature in the prize-winning, when the tickets are drawn out of the hat.  However, on Wednesday night, for the first time in my life the opposite problem occurred.  Between the three of us with tickets, we won four different prizes!  This level of success became embarrassing, to be quite honest with you.  My own win came third in the sequence and things were already becoming shameful.  Even though there were several bottles left on the table, I opted for some chocolates!

Bizarrely, we weren’t the only multiple winners in the draw.  Two other fellows in the bar ending up winning two and three prizes.  I think the rest of the crowd were on the verge of revolution by the end!

And then we ended up winning the quiz.

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FIFA World Cup answers

June 21, 2010 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted last week on the FIFA World Cup.

How did you do? Get to the final or out in the first round?

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FIFA World Cup quiz

June 15, 2010 in Quizzes

Robert Green says "Oh Oh"In honour of the start of the 2010 World Cup, here’s a round of 15 questions about this festival of football.

I actually wrote most of this quiz four years ago and, back then, posted it on my old Bebo account.

Let’s see if I still have any friends left from those days! 😉

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Back of the net! answers

March 13, 2010 in Quizzes

I returned to the blog yesterday after a hiatus of almost three months and, if my site’s stats aren’t damned lies, over 100 people called in to view the new post.  Thanks everyone!

Before I reveal the answers to the questions I posted, I did say I’d come clean on my good fortune in the raffle.

To be honest, it wasn’t much to write home about.  First prize was announced as a Barbecue. Yes, an actual barbecue! Don’t worry, I didn’t win that.

What I did win was second prize: a set of barbecue tools. 🙁

I ended up passing these to my team-mate Tom, as there is already a fine set of barbecue utensils in my shed. Still, it gave us a laugh on the night. 🙂

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