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#1. Alekhine, Capablanca and Tal are all past world champions – in which sport?

#2. At the start of a game of snooker, how many balls are on the table?

#3. First introduced in South Africa in the 1960s, what is the name of a form of hockey played underwater? [Octop—]

#4. American Railroad executive Harold Stirling Vanderbilt invented a scoring system for which game? [——– ——]

#5. How many dominoes are there in a normal set (up to 6 spots)?

#6. How many holes are there in a ten pin bowling ball?

#7. How many players are there in a women’s lacrosse team?

#8. How many types of chess piece are there in a standard set?

#9. In 1988 she won all four tennis grand slam competitions? [—— —-]

#10. In a game of chess, how many pawns are there on the board at the start of a game?

#11. In a major golfing tournament, how many clubs are you allowed to carry in your bag?

#12. In darts, what is the lowest number that cannot be scored with one dart?

#13. In poker, what is a hand called where you hold three of one value of the card and two of another?

#14. In which sport would you find a WD, WA, GK, GD and C?

#15. In which card game could you gain points for 15, pairs royal and one for his nob? [C——-]

#16. In which game do you peg out? [C——-]

#17. In which sport do riders compete on motorcycles without brakes on dirt tracks? [S——-]

#18. List the six murder weapons in Cluedo. [C———-, R—, R——-, D—–, L— p——, S——]

#19. List the six playing pieces in standard Monopoly. [–g, —p, –r, —-, T– —, F— i—]

#20. Manufactured by Atari in 1972, what was the worlds first video game? [—g]

#21. Spassky, Karpov and Kasparov have all been world champions in which game?

#22. Texas Hold-em is a variant on which game?

#23. The New York Yacht Club holds perhaps the longest winning streak in sporting history. For 132 years (1857-1983), it successfully defended which trophy?

#24. There are four ways a boxing match can be decided: KO, Tech KO, Judge’s Decision and what?

#25. What boxing weight falls between bantamweight and lightweight?

#26. What do the Americans call the game of noughts and crosses?

#27. What does FIFA stand for? [F——— I————- — F——- A———-]

#28. What children’s game involves loading a Mule with items and trying to avoid it bucking when you do so?

#29. What is America’s most famous motor race, first held in 1911?

#30. What is the name of the Japanese game which consists of placing black and white pebbles on a playing surface divided into a grid?

#31. What is the official national sport of Japan?

#32. What is the perfect score in a game of Ten Pin Bowling?

#33. What is the point value of the letter F in scrabble?

#34. What is the points value of the letter ‘K’ in scrabble?

#35. What kind of sporting event is the Palio? [- —– —-]

#36. What letter appears on the most Scrabble Crossword Game tiles?

#37. What number is at 6 o’clock on a dartboard?

#38. What oriental game comprises 144 tiles with bamboo backs?

#39. What sport/game does the organisation FIDE regulate? (A clue – the abbreviation is French)

#40. What toy was invented by Richard James when he saw a spring accidentally fall to the ground and carry on moving after it landed?

#41. Which arena in New York hosts Ice Hockey, Basketball, Wrestling and Boxing to name but a few? [——- —— ——]

#42. Which doll was made by Pedigree in 1963 as a rival to Barbie?

#43. Which famous sportsman is nicknamed The Golden Bear? [—- ——–]

#44. Which game was created by Dr James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891-92, to give athletes an indoor game to play in the winter?

#45. Which sport do the Los Angeles Lakers play?

#46. Which sport is played on a surface measuring nine feet by five feet, raised 30 inches from the floor?

#47. Which sport is played over four periods of 15 minutes where only two of the seven players can score?

#48. Which sporting star has a line of designer clothing called Aneres? [—— ——–]

#49. Which table-top game is derived from the Latin name of a bird of prey? [S——-]

#50. Which tennis player won Wimbledon five times in succession from 1976? [—– —-]

#51. Which two letters are worth 8 points in English-language Scrabble? [- and -]

#52. Which two men have been awarded the title FIFA World Player of the Year three times? [——- and ——– ——]

#53. Who is the murder victim in the game of Cluedo? [Dr —–]

#54. With what game are points, doubles and blots associated?



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