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Sport Quiz #298

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 3 October 2014

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In 1867, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, codified which sport (shortening the game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team), with the first game played under these rules at Upper Canada College between Upper Canada College and the Toronto Cricket Club?

A
Badminton
B
Volleyball
C
Lacrosse
D
Baseball
Select from the options above.
2

In tennis, the annual Grand Slam season consists of the French Open, the U.S. Open, the Wimbledon Championship and which other?

A
America's Cup
B
Queen's Club Championships
C
Davis Cup
D
Australian Open
Select from the options above.
3

Which organisation was formed in 1976 by Fred Hemmings to put together an annual tour of 12 events around the world with a points system for event placings to decide a champion?

A
Formula One Constructors Association
B
International Professional Surfing (IPS) organisation
C
Wimbledon Tennis Club
D
Marylebone Cricket Club
Select from the options above.
4

An "elegant, organic, and rigorously logical" game of strategy developed in China more than 2,500 years ago is called...?

A
Dominoes
B
Chess
C
Go
D
Nard
Select from the options above.
5

Which golfer won the US Open for two years in a row, in 1988 and 1989, and in 1988 became the first man to win a million dollars in official money on the PGA Tour in a season?

A
Tom Watson
B
Jack Nicklaus
C
Curtis Strange
D
Scott Simpson
Select from the options above.
6

In BASE jumping what words does the acronym stand for?

A
Bridge, aeroplane, ship, elevator
B
Breadth, altitude, space, extent
C
Building, antenna, span, earth (cliff)
D
Batman, Avenger, Superman, Emma
Select from the options above.
7

Yelena Isinbayeva broke her first World record in 2003 and continued to break records until 2009 in what sport?

A
Women's Pole Vault
B
Marathon
C
Skiing
D
Surfing
Select from the options above.
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