QUIZ TIME

 QUIZ TIME

Have a go at our latest quiz that takes in sporting news from the past week. There are 10 questions and 35 points up for grabs.

The results can be found at the foot of the page as can a score guide to ‘just how well you have done’!

  1. FOOTBALL – Juventus defeated Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in a Champions League game in midweek. Cristiano Ronaldo scored another landmark goal and what was so significant about the referee in this game.  FOUR points – one for what landmark Ronaldoi reached, one for correctly stating why the referee appointment was significant and two points (one for first and second names) of the referee.

2. FOOTBALL – Chelsea beat Seville 4-0 away, who scored all the Chelsea goals. Who was the last person to score four or more goals for Chelsea in a European tie and who was the last player to score four goals for an English team in the Champions League – name the player and his team. FOUR points – One for naming the goal scorer, one for naming the last player to score four or more times in a European game for Chelsea; one for naming the last player to score for or more for an English team in Europe and one for naming his team.

3. MOTOR RACING – Why is Lewis Hamilton missing this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix being raced in Bahrain and name the driver who is set to take his place. Also, name the son of a former world champion who has signed to race in the 2021 season and which team will he be racing for.  FOUR points – one for giving the reason for the Hamilton absence; one for naming his replacement, one for correctly naming the son of a former world champion who is set to race next season and one for naming the team he will race for.

4. RUGBY – Name the international rugby referee set to take charge of his 100th international match this weekend and which World Cup final did he officiate in. TWO points – one for the referees name and one for correctly saying which World Cup final he took charge of.

5. TENNIS – Name the former British ladies tennis number one who returned to the practise court this week for the first time since hip surgery in 2018 and again in December 2019. For another point who did she partner to win a mixed doubles silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. TWO points – One for naming the tennis player and one for naming her mixed doubles partner at the 2012 Olympics.

6. FOOTBALL – Gareth Bale scored his 200th career goal in midweek when Spurs drew their Europa League game in Austria 3-3. Apart from Spurs, Bale has scored goals for three other clubs – name them. THREE points – one for correctly naming each of the three teams.

7. GENERAL SPORT –  How many of the six contenders can you name for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The six were named earlier this week. SIX points – one for correctly naming each of the six personalities.

8. CRICKET – In the first T20 in Australia between the hosts and India, what was the controversy regarding a particular player, who was that player and who won the match and by what margin. FOUR points – one for naming the player and the controversy, one for saying who won the game and one for saying what the  margin of victory was.

9. DARTS – Name the competition that will be held at the Alexandra Palace in London from December 15 to January 3 and what were fans told earlier this week that they could not do if attending the event. TWO points – one for naming the competition and one for saying what fans are not allowed to do at the event.

10. SNOOKER – The UK Snooker Championships are currently being held. Where are they being played, who is the current snooker world number one and who will be play in the quarter-finals this weekend. THREE points – one for naming either the venue or the town in which the competition is being staged; one for naming the current snooker world number one and one for saying who he will play in this weekends quarter-finals.

THE ‘That was the sporting week that was……’ answers

  1. FOOTBALL – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal as Juventus eased to victory against Dynamo Kyiv, a match officiated by Stephanie Frappart who became the first female to referee a Champions League contest. FOUR points – one for saying Ronaldo scored his 750th goal, one for saying the game was the first Champions League game to be officiated by a woman referee and for getting her name right.

2. FOOTBALL – Oliver Giroud scored all four Chelsea goals and the last player to score four of more in a European game for the Blues was Peter Osgood who hit five goals in a 13-0, September 1971 win over UN Kaerjeng in the Cup Winners Cup first round. The last English player to score four or more was Ruud van Nistelrooy in Manchester United’s 4-1 home win over Sparta Prague on 3 November 2004. FOUR points – one for Giroud, one for Peter Osgood, one for Ruud van Nistelrooy and one for Manchester United. 

3. MOTOR RACING – Lewis Hamilton misses this weekend’s Grand Prix after a positive Covid test and taking his place is young British driver George Russell. FOUR points One for giving Covid test as the reason for the Hamilton absence. One for naming George Russell as the replacement driver. One for naming Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael and one for saying Schumacher will drive for the the Haas team next season.

4. RUGBY – Nigel Owens will become the first referee to take charge of 100 Tests when he officiates the Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy today (December 5). The Welshman refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final. TWO points – one for naming Nigel Owens and one for saying he officiated at the 2015 World Cup.

5. TENNIS – Laura Robson is the former ladies British number one who returned to the practise court during the week, returning to action for the first time since hip surgery. In the London 2012 Olympics she won the mixed doubles silver medal with Andy Murray. TWO points – one for naming Laura Robson and one for saying her mixed doubles Olympics partner was Andy Murray.

6. FOOTBALL – Gareth Bale’s 200 career goals have been scored for Spurs (57), Real Madrid (105), Wales (33) and Southampton (5). THREE points – one for naming Real Madrid, one for Wales and one for Southampton.

7. GENERAL SPORT – The nominees for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year are cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Hollie Doyle, boxer Tyson Fury, Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton, footballer Jordan Henderson and snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan. SIX points – one for naming each of the six.

8. CRICKET – the controversy in the first T20 was that a concussion substitute – Yuzvendra Chahal –  claimed 3-25 as India beat Australia by 11 runs. FOUR points – one for saying the controversy centred on a concussion substitution, one for naming the Indian bowler who then took three wickets, one for saying India won and one for saying the margin of victory was 11 runs.  

9. DARTS – Up to 1,000 fans will be able to attend each session of this year’s PDC World Darts Championship but they will not be permitted to wear fancy dress. TWO points – one for saying it is the PDC World Darts Championships and one for saying supporters are not permitted to attend the event in fancy dress.

10 SNOOKER – The Betway UK Snooker Championships are being held at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. The current world number one is Judd Trump and he will face Kyren Wilson in this weekend’s quarter-finals. THREE points – one for naming the place the tournament is being held (venue of town), one fort naming Judd Trump as current number one and one for naming Kyren Wilson as his last eight opponent.

So how did you do?

30-35 points WOW! You are a sporting encyclopaedia!

24-19 points Excellent – you are clearly a font of all sporting knowledge

16-13 points An average return this week

9-15 points A reasonable effort – are you a first timer?

Under 9 points OK, so you aren’t up to speed on sport – there’s always next week’s quiz

Stephen Birley

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