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KQA Open Sports Quiz. by Eashan Ghosh, Raghuram Cadambi & Varun Rajiv.

KQA Open Sports Quiz. by Eashan Ghosh, Raghuram Cadambi & Varun Rajiv.

25th april 2010

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    • Finals
    • 1 st Quarter (ha.)
    • SVC – answers and theme in writing.
    • 5 slides.
    • Not at all exhaustive.
    • 20/18/16/12/10
    • 5 per.
    • 5 per correct answer; Bonus of 10 if all correct.
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  • THEME
    • Sports franchises that have switched cities.
    • Answers
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  • Colorado Rockies to New Jersey Devils
  • Sonics to Oklahoma City Thunder
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  • 2 nd Quarter
    • Clockwise
    • 12 questions.
    • +10/+10
    • Infinite Bounce (not Chennai infinite bounce)
    • 1. State v. Rajendra Singh and others (2009) 8 SCC 582; per Sathasivam, J.:
    • “ 28. In the light of the above discussion, the following conclusions emerge:
      • In view of the notification in the Gazette of India dated 21.09.1999 relating to X had been widely published way back in 2003, the writ petitions filed before the Delhi High Court in 2007, in the absence of a proper explanation should have been held infructuous.
      • A conjoint reading of the NEERI reports of 1999, 2005 and 2008 clearly shows that X is neither on a “riverbed” nor on a “floodplain”.
      • Inasmuch as constructions adjacent to X are concerned, the decision of this Court dated 12.01.2005 in Writ Petition (C) No. 353/2004 is a binding precedent.
      • However, as assured by the Attorney-General, the Committee approved by the Prime Minister of India consisting of the Lt-Governor of Delhi as Chairperson and other members should monitor the situation.
      • No order as to costs.”
      • X?
  • The Commonwealth Games Village, New Delhi
    • 2. That X is not accorded the respect he deserves comes as a shock to many. But with X, somehow, it has always been thus. When he starred for his country leading them to the FIFA Youth Championship, a deserved Golden Ball award instead went to Seydou Keita. His country's FA raised went so far as lodging an official complaint with FIFA.
    • Years later, when X was among the top five nominations for the FIFA World Player of the Year, the Daily Mail, inexplicably, ran an infamous headline which read: "The best players of the world (and X).
    • Who?
    • Xavi Hernandez.
    • 3. Despite winning the Washington state swimming title at age 12, X’s Japanese father “encouraged” him to take up winter sports. X initially demonstrated his opposition by getting called “Chunky” during his first trial at Lake Placid and missing the 1997 US Junior World Team.
    • X’s early career was clouded by a race-throwing controversy at the 2002 US Olympic trials, which has since faded into insignificance owing to his Winter Olympics exploits. Now part-sporting icon, part-commercial monster, X has been making money, among other things, from a nutritional supplement business called 8 Zone and, ticklishly, acting as brand ambassador for Omega watches.
    • Token Ent funda : X won Dancing with the Stars in 2007 with Julianne Hough, who promptly showed that she was carrying their duo by winning the next season with Brazilian Indy500 winner Hélio Castroneves. X?
  • Apolo Ohno Eight Winter Olympics medals, America’s most decorated Winter Olympian ever
  • 4. July 2009. Pinehurst. Brought on waves (a decade worth of pent up) of nostalgia. ID both.
  • Payne Stewart; Aaron Stewart Stewart Jr. played at Pinehurst ten years after his father’s death
  • 5.
    • First Round: beat Yanina Wickmayer (13); 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
    • Second Round: beat Virginie Razzano; 6-2, 6-2
    • Third Round: beat Carolina Wozniacki (1); 6-2, 7-5
    • Quarter-Finals: beat Li Na (8); 7-5, 3-0 (ret.)
    • Semi-Finals: lost to Venus Williams (3); 6-1, 6-4
    • Whose run, when, at what tournament?
  • Shahar Pe’er at the 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships The year after she was denied a visa to play there in 2009
    • 6. “Our guests will be delighted to be served by a Knight of the Realm, but knowing X, the real challenge will be to prevent him from asking our guests, ‘coffee, tea or me?’”
    • Who said/X/put funda.
  • Tony Fernandes X: Richard Branson The Virgin Racing/Air Asia bet
    • 7. The ______________ was created in opposition to the “Continental” style (so named because it was practiced by the Germans and not the British) which became popular in the sport in the early twentieth century. The detractors of the Continental style (none of them German) criticised it for being clumsy, non-athletic, emphasising the calculated pacing of the flips and not over-extending the torso as opposed to the swift, co-ordinated movement required to successfully execute the ______________.
    • Those of you who have watched the Olympics closely over the last couple of editions would be well acquainted with Iran’s Hossein Reza Zadeh, the current world record holder for the ______________.
  • Clean and Jerk
    • 8. Though the first references to X are said to date back to the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue and Sportsman’s Slang in 1823, it was not until the efforts of the National Sporting Club of London in 1909 and the “Walker Law” that set up the New York State Athletic Commission in 1920 that X was formalised.
    • Reasons for the institution of X include possible danger to participants and lack of audience reaction, though many argue that the expansion of X (attributed to the split in Y in the early 1960s) has devalued the sport as a whole. X, Y?
  • X: Weight classes in boxing Y: World Boxing Organisation (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC)
    • 9. First used in England at Everton’s Goodison Park, notable failures of X include the Reebok Stadium, Ewood Park and St. James’ Park in 2005, the DW Stadium in 2009 and, perhaps most famously, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1967.
    • X?
  • Under-soil heating The under-soil heating failure at Lambeau Field lead to the 1967 “Ice Bowl”
    • 10. Francis Lee spots an old woman struggling to cross Claremont Road with two heavy bags of shopping. Lee stops his car, winds down the window and asks, “can you manage, love?” “Bloody hell, don't tell me you're fed up with Alan Ball already,” the old lady shouts back. “I’ll come if you’re desperate but I insist on a three-year contract.”
    • Francis Lee has since gone, as have three other chairmen, not to mention eight managers since this joke first started doing the rounds about a decade ago. What club?
  • Manchester City
    • 11. Pioneered by George Retzlaff, the Toronto director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation telecast of Hockey Night In Canada in the 1950s, X was abandoned because it could not be employed at other stations, most notably Montréal.
    • It was subsequently used during the men’s slalom at the 1960 Winter Olympics and during the traditional Army-Navy American football game aired on CBS on December 7, 1963, prompting commentator Lindsey Nelson into making one of the most famous calls in sportscasting history. X?
  • The Instant Replay “Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!”
    • 12. Set up by English-born accountant George Barber in 1827, X is a venue that gained its current name from a coin-toss on the morning of June 18, 1956 to decide the order in which the three sports associated with it would be arranged in the title. Following this amalgamation, apart from the three sports in its title, X hosted a Davis Cup tie in July 1958 and currently boasts of Olympic medalists Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson as patrons.
    • However, it is perhaps best known because of something that resulted from a five-year telecast contract between Trans World International and ESPN signed in 1995.
  • The Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, venue of the India v. Pakistan Sahara Cup, 1996-1998
  • 3 rd Quarter
    • LVC
    • 11 visuals
    • Sets of 4/4/3 for 25/15/10 with -5 throughout
    • Maximize for +5 per visual at the end
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  • Answers
  • Gazi Ashraf Hossain
  • Annura Tennekoon
  • Bevan Congdon
  • Rohan Kanhai
  • Ray Illingworth
  • Clive Rice
  • Intikhab Alam
  • Duncan Fletcher
  • Ajit Wadekar
  • Bill Lawry
  • Maurice Odumbe
  • Theme: First-ever ODI Captains (of respective countries)
  • 4 th Quarter
    • Anti Clockwise
    • 12 Questions
    • Same shit.
    • 1. X is golf’s new “nearly man”, having now recorded top three finishes at all four Majors and nine top ten finishes at Majors dating back to 1997 without a single win. The “nearly man” moniker was earlier associated with Y, who now has four Majors as consolation for twenty-six other top ten finishes at the Big Four.
    • At Z, we witnessed what many thought was a ceremonial passing of the “nearly man” tag from Y to X, with the latter promptly blowing a final round lead and thus handing Y his fourth Major and X…a place in this question. X, Y, Z?
  • X: Lee Westwood Y: Phil Mickelson Z: The Augusta Masters, 2010
    • 2. This former right-arm fast-medium bowler who played for the Mosman club in Sydney Grade Cricket made a much talked-about comeback to cricket on March 12, 2008 but, after only two Test matches, retired on August 22, 2008, announcing his intention to get involved in coaching.
    • His most recent controversy saw him file a farcical lawsuit against the ICC in February 2007, only to have it withdraw by his lawyers—Finers Stephens Innocent of 179, Portland Street, London—eight months later. Who?
  • Darrell Hair
    • 3. This phenomenon has become increasingly rare following the formation of the Premier League. To the best of my knowledge, only four instances have occurred since 1992-93—Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest, 1993), Michael Gray (Sunderland, 1999), David James (West Ham, 2004) and David Nugent (Preston North End, 2007).
    • Previous, more famous examples include CB Fry (Southampton, 1901), Johnny “₤100-a-week” Haynes (Fulham, 1955), Brian Clough (Middlesbrough, 1959), Peter Shilton (Leicester City, 1970), Peter Taylor (Crystal Palace, 1976), Trevor Brooking (West Ham, 1978) and Mark Hateley (Portsmouth, 1984).
    • What phenomenon?
  • Players representing England from outside the Premier League / First Division
    • 4. X is a venue shared by Y and Z takes its name from the sports complex where X’s predecessor was located though, anomalously, X is outside the territorial limits of the city Y and Z represent.
    • X features the same changing-lighting-according-to-who’s-playing technology implemented at the Allianz Arena in Munich, though a bid to let Allianz implement the technology and name X “Allianz Arena” as well was vehemently opposed by the Jewish fans of Y and Z for the supposed association with Nazi Germany.
    • X,Y,Z?
  • X: Meadowlands Stadium, the new home of the New York Giants (Y) and the New York Jets (Z).
    • 5. X’s Serbian parents moved to their now-adopted homeland just before X’s fourth birthday in 1976. This served as the launchpad for the unlikely tennis career of the only player in history to have won every Grand Slam and Masters Series title, in addition to dragging Sébastien Lareau (who peaked at No. 75 on the ATP singles computer in April 1995) to the Olympic gold at Sydney 2000.
    • The only weakness in a seemingly impregnable back-court game appears to be X’s temper—a fine of US$ 5000 followed, after X made some crude gestures at fans at the 2009 US Open quarterfinals, allegedly because they were cheering every one of X’s unforced errors.
    • X?
  • Daniel Nestor
    • 6. X (July 31, 1936 – July 23, 1993) was a businessman who was killed in a robbery near Lumberton, North Carolina.
    • While returning from a funeral eight days before his 57th birthday, he pulled into a rest stop on Interstate 95 to take a nap. Daniel Green and Larry Martin Demery shot him to while he slept in his car and proceeded to steal the vehicle. His body was found on August 3 in a Bennettsville, South Carolina swamp, but not positively identified until August 13.
    • Green and Demery made several calls from X's cell phone and as a result were quickly captured. They had taken other items from the car including two championship rings given to him by his son. Both were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for this and other violent crimes.
    • What event in the sporting world did this cause?
    • The first retirement of Michael Jordan (announced on October 6, 1993), citing a lack of desire and heavily influenced by the murder of his father James.
    • 7. “We can’t begin to compete with major world sport for exposure unless changes are made to what many perceive as an outmoded and tired product. We believe that ______ produces a system which spectators and TV audiences find more easier to follow. On the whole it reduces the pressure on players and [therefore] produces more exciting matches, thus improving the appeal to TV companies and spectators.” – Andrew Ryan
  • The 5x7 Badminton points scoring experiment Abandoned after the 2002 Commonwealth Games, where Muhammad Hafiz Hashim (top) beat Lee Tseung Seng (bottom) in the final
    • 8. X was involved in a freak accident during the boys’ singles final at the 1983 US Open, when he sent a serve directly into the groin of linesman Richard Wertheim. Wertheim toppled backwards off his chair, fractured his skull as he hit the ground and died a few days later.
    • Undeterred, X went on to create a legend out of winning matches after being down a break of serve in the fifth set—most famously in three successive rounds against Richard Krajicek, Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang in New York, where he had “killed” Wertheim nine years previously.
    • Entirely irrelevant to the plot is the fact that X is probably the only person in the world, apart from me (i.e. Eashan Ghosh), who supports Leeds United. X?
  • Stefan Edberg
    • 9. “Well, [Danny Way] was shown in a video almost ten years ago. He was really close, but he didn’t make it. He came the closest by far, but they cut the video before he fell. So it may have misled some people. There are only four people who have been able to [do it] completely and he’s one of them. Tas Pappas and Rob Boyce also have [tried] it, but they haven’t landed it. We’ve all been trying it and killing ourselves…This is the best day of my life.”
    • X himself did (in 1999) what those earlier well over the allocated time for him, though none of the other competitors objected, and the commentator remarked that such procedural trivialities didn’t matter – “We make up the rules as we go along. Let's give him another try.”
    • X? What did he do?
  • Tony Hawk, after spinning that 900º
    • 10. While the act itself has been prominent in the sport since the 1960s, the gentleman in the picture - somewhat controversially - is claimed to have first specifically used it as a relentless strategy. The strategy aims at specifically targetting one weakness in a player's armoury and exploit it in tense situations. The name for the strategy comes from a colloquial slang term suited to rhyme with the shortened form of the most famous target's name. Several other variations of the name exist, but give me the most famous, and Id. the guy.
    • Hack-a-Shaq.
    • 11. The headline was as alarmist as it was partisan. “The government,” declared Spain's best-selling newspaper, “is trying to kill Spanish football.” It was November 2009 and the Socialist party prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, announced an end to article 93 of law 35 of Spain, otherwise known as ‘the Beckham Law’. The sports daily Marca, part of the right-leaning El Mundo group, was furious. Presidents of the country's biggest clubs threatened to lead a strike. At the Spanish League they were talking as if the four horsemen of the apocalypse had reared into view. The consequences, it is feared, will be dire. “If the government want a substandard league …” warned the league's vice-president, Javier Tebas.
    • What are these gentlemen talking about? Give me a very specific answer.
    • Foreign footballer taxed at a lower rate than Spanish footballers.
    • 12. Before the New York Court of Appeals, April 2, 2009:
    • Featuring M.E. Mahoney, for the appellants; B.R. Ostrager, for the respondents and D.W. Rivkin, for intervenor-respondent
    • Para 23, per Cipatrick J. (Graffeo, Read, Smith, Pigott and Jones JJ. concurring):
    • “ It has been posited by the appellants that the right to act as trustee of the _____________ should [not] be decided in a courtroom. We wholeheartedly agree. It falls now to [the parties] to work together to maintain this noble tradition as "a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries" (Deed of Gift, October 24, 1887, ¶ 3). Accordingly, the order of the Appellate Division should be reversed, with costs, and the orders of Supreme Court reinstated.”
    • What dispute did Cipatrick J. resolve in para 23?
  • The America’s Cup 2010 “rightful challenger” controversy Alinghi eventually faced BMW Oracle
  • Sudden Death (ha.)
    • LVC
    • 11 visuals
    • Sets of 4/4/3 for 30/20/15 with -5 throughout
    • Answers in writing - +5 per correct answer.
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  • First call for theme: +30/-5
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  • Second call for theme: +20/-5
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  • Last call for theme: +15/-5
  • Announce theme
  • Sportspersons who’ve influenced/necessitated rule changes For maximizer, describe the rule change associated with each sportsperson for +5 a pop
  • Pat Bonner Prohibition on goalkeepers from handling backpasses
  • Jos Verstappen Standardisation of fuelling rigs in F1 following his pit lane fire in 1994
  • Bob Gibson Lowering of the pitching mound in MLB
  • Tom Brady Prohibiting fallen defenders from tackling quarterbacks (the “Brady Rule”)
  • Ray Mancini/Duk Koo Kim Shortening of title bouts from 15 to 12 rounds by WBC after Kim died after a bout with Mancini
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The slam-dunk ban in college basketball
  • Martin Brodeur Restriction on goalkeepers playing the puck behind the goal to prevent time-wasting
  • Muttiah Muralitharan The 15° degree relaxation on bowling actions
  • M Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello Ban on team orders in F1
  • Douglas Jardine Prohibition of Bodyline
  • Dennis Lillee Ban on aluminium cricket bats / standardisation of cricket bat dimensions and materials
    • BZZZZZ!