Games & Sports Trivia Questions & Answers

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.Most golf balls on sale today have?

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

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

8.How many hoops are used in a game of croquet?

9.How many players are there in a women's lacrosse team?

10.How many players in an ice hockey team?

11.How many players take part in the card game Solo Whist?

12.How many property squares are there on a Monopoly board?

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

14.In 1988 she won all four tennis grand slam competitions? [------ ----]

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

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

17.In a standard game of poker, which of the following hands is best?

18.In Brazil, what is Pelada?

19.In Contract Bridge, which is the highest bid - three clubs, three spades or three diamonds?

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

21.Which chess computer built by IBM defeated world chess champion, Garry Kasparov?

22.In inches, how high is a table-tennis net?

23.In Judo, which Dan is the highest in the grading of black belts?

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

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

26.In standard chess game notation, what is the code for castling on the Kings side?

27.In the old days, who would chip with a spoon?

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

29.In which country is Randwick racecourse situated?

30.In which game do you peg out? [C-------]

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

32.In which sport might you find a Triangle and a Sausage?

33.In which sport or pastime might you use a Wickhams Fancy and a Greenwell's Glory?

34.List the six murder weapons in Cluedo. [C----------, R---, R-------, D-----, L--- p------, S------]

35.List the six playing pieces in standard Monopoly. [--g, ---p, --r, ----, T-- ---, F--- i---]

36.Manufactured by Atari in 1972, what was the worlds first video game? [---g]

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

38.Squash balls have a dot marked on them, what does it signal?

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

40.The America's cup is a trophy awarded for which sport?

41.The name of which martial art comes from the Japanese words for 'open hand'?

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

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

44.Toxophily is a traditional sport. By what name is it more commonly known?

45.What boxing weight falls between bantamweight and lightweight?

46.What colour is the bull on an archery target?

47.What colour is the bullseye on a standard dartboard?

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

49.What does FIFA stand for? [F--------- I------------- -- F------- A----------]

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

51.What is America's most famous motor race, first held in 1911?

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

53.What is the official national sport of Japan?

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

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

56.What is the points value of the letter 'K' in scrabble?

57.What kind of sporting event is the Palio? [- ----- ----]

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

59.What number is at 6 o'clock on a dartboard?

60.What oriental game comprises 144 tiles with bamboo backs?

61.What sport/game does the organisation FIDE regulate? (A clue - the abbreviation is French)

62.What term is used for the captain of a Curling team?

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

64.What would a judo player do with a judogi?

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

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

67.Which famous sportsman is nicknamed The Golden Bear? [---- --------]

68.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?

69.Which martial art has a name which derives from the Japanese word for Gentle?

70.Which of the following is not a color on a Rubik's Cube?

71.Which sport are you not allowed to play left-handed?

72.Which sport do the Los Angeles Lakers play?

73.Which sport is governed by the rules drafted by the Marquis of Queensbury?

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

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

76.Which sport was author Bill Bryson talking about when said It is the only sport in which spectators burn as many calories as players -- more if they are moderately restless?

77.Which sporting star has a line of designer clothing called Aneres? [------ --------]

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

79.Which tennis player won Wimbledon five times in succession from 1976? [----- ----]

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

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

82.Who is the murder victim in the game of Cluedo? [Dr -----]

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

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