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Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:25 am

Happy Christmas to all.

See the Quiz below:
It may help you to burn the midnight oil over the Christmas break.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ 2010

1. In the 19th century and early 20th century, which long living personality in the game had a residence in the now fashionable Canonbury district of North London ?

2. Which former ACF Bulletin Editor resided in Baton Rouge ?


3. In the 1970’s which Hall and district of Birmingham was a venue for a number of British Counties matches.

4. Which tea room/restaurant was the meeting place for London Draughts players during the 1930s and 40s.


5. Which famous problem composer won a first prize of £3 – 3 – 0 (three pounds and three shillings) in 1894 for one of his problems ?

6. What was the title of the Newspaper in which the problem, referred to in question 5 above, first appeared ?


7. According to one authority “ In Gaelic there is but one word , for both Chess and Draughts.” What is it ?

8. Name the Draughts Magazine that is being referred to in the following passage:
“The writing and tabular work deserves the often mis-used term ‘copper-plate’, and to look through the book today is to realise that penmanship is indeed one of the lost arts.”


9. Sturges in his Guide wrote: “In short, the Author entertains a hope, that…..whatever fate his Book may experience from the surly critic, …………………”
Who turned out to be the surly critic ?

10. Which Opening was also called the Black Switcher ?
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby Bill Salot on Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:24 am

Christmas greetings! You stumped me on all but 2, 5, and 6.
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby liam stephens on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:37 pm

Thank you Bill. The answers will be given early in the New Year.

The answer to No 8 was given in a posting on this site earlier this year - lol.
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby Jay H on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Bill Salot wrote:Christmas greetings! You stumped me on all but 2, 5, and 6.
Bill Salot



HAHA!!
But Bill....I would bet anyone that if Liam asked how many times George SLOCUM’S SIXTH COMPOUND STROKE,
FOURTEENTH TRIPLE, FIFTEENTH SLIP PITCH, FOURTEENTH SLIP SQUEEZE, SEVENTEENTH 2-PIECE PITCH problem was published, and where....that you could answer that one !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:




:headbang:

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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby liam stephens on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:37 am

CHRISTMAS QUIZ 2010
Answers:

1.In the 19th century and early 20th century, which long living personality in the game had a residence in the now fashionable Canonbury district of North London ?
Barker Woolhouse.

2.Which former ACF Bulletin Editor resided in Baton Rouge ?
W. B. Grandjean.

3.In the 1970’s which Hall and district of Birmingham was a venue for a number of British Counties matches.
Digbeth Civic Hall.

4.Which tea room/restaurant was the meeting place for London Draughts players during the 1930s and 40s.
Diviani’s Restaurant (in Newgate Street, London)

5.Which famous problem composer won a first prize of £3 – 3 – 0 (three pounds and three shillings) in 1894 for one of his problems ?
George Slocum.

6.What was the title of the Newspaper it first appeared in ?
The Liverpool Mercury.

7.According to one authority “ In Gaelic there is but one word , for both Chess and Draughts.” What is it ?
“Taileasg” (G. F. Pardon in his book – Draughts and Backgammon 1862.)

8.Name the Draughts Magazine that is being referred to in the following passage:
“The writing and tabular work deserves the often mis-used term ‘copper-plate’, and to look through the book today is to realise that penmanship is indeed one of the lost arts.”
The Leeds Weekly Draught Player. (comment by W. G. Parker in the New Draughts World, July 1937)

9.Sturges in his Guide wrote: “In short, the Author entertains a hope, that…..whatever fate his Book may experience from the surly critic, …………………”
Who turned out to be the surly critic ?
Richard Twiss (in Miscellanies 1805).
(“ The surly critic has nothing else left to animadvert upon, as the rest of the book consists merely of numeral figures, …………”)

10.Which Opening was originally called the Black Switcher ?
12-16, 24-20, 8-12. (see Tonar’s Draught Board, May 1, 1869)
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:29 pm

Liam i've been meaning to tell you i thought your quizz was a great idea.... unfortunately i couldnt answer any of them but i enjoyed it nonetheless :) maybe you could do it more regularly. Just a suggestion mate, i hope you have a fantastic 2011

cheers from rainy queensland
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby liam stephens on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:42 pm

Thanks Danny,

One a year is the best I can manage. I was told that last year's was too easy ! - LOL.

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Re: Christmas Quiz 2010

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:48 pm

OK, I can ask one question:

what is the title and who is an author of checkers book, where it's written in copyright statement:

"Copyright protected by one of the Ten Commandments" ?
I am playing checkers, not chess.
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