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VV Quiz 2 - Answers


And the answers are:-


1    Bamber Gascoigne - it first aired on September 21st 1962, and ran for 913 episodes until
       December 31st, 1987. It was revived in 1994 with Jeremy Paxman as Quizmaster.


2    Christy O’Connor Jnr.


3     A 2-iron. He later auctioned the club for charity in Galway - the man who bought it decreed,
       in his will, that it should be buried in his coffin with him. And so it was.


4    Fred Couples


5    Eldorado. It ran from July 1992 to July 1993 and was regarded as TV’s biggest flop.


6    As A's suggestion could have influenced B "in determining his play", it constituted advice
       and A is penalised two strokes. B is not penalised as she/he had not asked for advice..


7    Gary Player (South Africa) 1961.


8    Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Jethou and Lihou. 
       (One point for five; three points for all eight)


9    Mata-hari.


10    False - though snow and ice are defined as casual water or loose impediments.


11    Vimy Ridge. If you have the chance (if we are ever allowed back in France) go and
         see it - a magnificent monument in a magnificent setting - not far from Arras.


12    A red leather belt with a silver buckle. The claret jug was first awarded in 1872. 


13    Portsmouth - February 1956 - Portsmouth v Newcastle United (Newcastle won 2-0).
        The first-ever floodlit match was played at Bramall Lane in October 1878.


14    Phil Mickelson (Masters, three times, plus the USPGA and the Open Championship);
         Bubba Watson (The Masters 2012 and 2014); Mike Weir (Masters 2003); Bob Charles
        (The Open Championship 1963); 


15    São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of
        the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. 

 (One point for three correct answers; two points for five; five points for eight or more).


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