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#20656 - Mon Oct 25 1999 09:06 AM Have a Net !!
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Roll Up, Roll Up, Ladies & Gentelmen, boys & girls...have I got a challenge for you.

Can you name 6 sports that use a NET but not a BALL ?
If you can name 5...you are doing well.
It is not as easy as it sounds. TRUST ME

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#20657 - Mon Oct 25 1999 11:29 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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This is a great one Sypher.

Will start off with:

Fishing
Hockey

to be continued....

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#20658 - Mon Oct 25 1999 11:47 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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How about badmitten. They use a birdie?
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#20659 - Mon Oct 25 1999 12:55 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Well, that's 3 ....3 to go
Oh, before I forget..that is Ice Hockey not grass hockey.

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#20660 - Mon Oct 25 1999 02:16 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Stretching, but will continue looking...

Trapeze


and the fast growing sport:

Foot[bag]!

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#20661 - Mon Oct 25 1999 03:01 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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I have 4 definites - angling, badminton (presumably this is the same as badmitten), ice hockey and quoits.
However there are two more depending on the definition of net - these being discus and hammer in field sports (the net being a safety net).

PJ (on the beat)


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#20662 - Mon Oct 25 1999 05:20 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Hmm pj what exactly are quoits and angling?

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#20663 - Mon Oct 25 1999 10:51 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Presuming "Angling" is fishing. Quoits, as I recall from childhood, is something similar to horseshoes, tossing a ring at a peg, trying to land the ring ON the peg. Don't recall the rules, distances, etc however. Certainly don't remember a net used for anything???
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#20664 - Tue Oct 26 1999 01:34 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Sorry, I keep forgetting that English is a foreign language (;0)))) ). Angling is indeed what we English call fishing and quoits is a game played on board ships, similar to tennis except no racquets or balls but rings made from rope. These are then thrown over a net to the opposing player. A quality, quick game played by quaint people (and other words starting with qu)

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#20665 - Tue Oct 26 1999 03:44 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Hiya Gang,

You guys have managed to get 4 so far...hammer doesn't count as it is a ball on a chain but Discus does count.
I have never heard of quoits. Can you please explain this game again.

List to date :- 1) Fishing / Angling
2) Badminton
3) Discus
4) Ice Hockey

2 to go......

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#20666 - Tue Oct 26 1999 09:11 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Sypher:

Has Trapeze been nixed?

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#20667 - Tue Oct 26 1999 09:27 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Trapeze...mmmmmmmmm...isn't really a sport. It is a circus act. Sorry...doesn't count.
Also, trampolining doesn't count as they use a streched canvas and not a net.

Keep thinking !!

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#20668 - Tue Oct 26 1999 05:01 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Haven't thrown in the towel yet, Sypher; however, I will be out til late tomorrow. Unless someone has cracked this one by then, I shall Return!

TJ

PS I have been going to the catacombs of info on this tuff one!

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#20669 - Wed Oct 27 1999 11:19 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Butterfly Hunting
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#20670 - Wed Oct 27 1999 11:32 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Paddle tennis maybe? Does boxing count" There is a net around the arena.
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#20671 - Wed Oct 27 1999 12:19 PM Re: Have a Net !!
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Mmmmmmmm...paddle tennis..do they use a ball in that game. As far as boxing is concerned thay fight in a ring with ropes....there is no net. good try.

Butterfly catching is a hobbie and not a sport. Keep it up !!!

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#20672 - Thu Oct 28 1999 12:00 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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BUTTERFLY HUNTING???

Come on, TJ!

Took me 15 minutes to reply to this - laughing too hard. Thanx for the hilarious respite.

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#20673 - Thu Oct 28 1999 12:58 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Tah-dah!

Ringette, of course.

Terry


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#20674 - Thu Oct 28 1999 03:38 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Ringette....what is ringette Terry ?

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#20675 - Thu Oct 28 1999 08:32 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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The little men in white coats are going to need their NETS to catch me after this one!

Still working on it Sypher....

PS Sorry Gunslinger, The butterfly thing was out there so I had to submit. Above I was nixed on Trapeze, but my reference calls it a "Specialty Sport.

This is what this page is all about, though...

TJ

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#20676 - Fri Oct 29 1999 01:49 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Yeah, Terry - what's "Ringette" (diminutive of 'ring', of course, but what else?)

'S OK Joe - I'm still chuckling over that. What a geat answer ('Butterfly Hunting' - I loved it.) What caliber is a butterfly gun?
And do you skin 'em and eat 'em, or what?

And yeah, Trapeze could certainly qualify as a "sport", with the effort expended. Don't know if it's competitive, though; maybe in gymnastics? Anyway, I'm sure Sypher had a certain 6 in mind at the beginning. I'm awaiting the answer expectantly.

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#20677 - Fri Oct 29 1999 09:04 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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I CONCEDE!

Please answer this before the weekend, so I can rest!

I have checked high and low on this one. I think the last two are either going to be flat out obvious or obsolete little sports that no one has heard of without a sports dictionary of some kind! (And I want that dictionary for future reference )

Kudos to Sypher for this post.

TJ

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#20678 - Mon Nov 01 1999 06:11 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Sorry TexasJoe that I couldn't give the answer before the weekend as this is the first time back on it since.

Here are the sports :

1. Badminton
2. Ice Hockey
3. Discus
4. Fishing
5. Quoits (well done...on this sport)

And the one no-one got is........

6. Rally Driving. (they have a net over the side windows to stop shrapnel and other flying objects hitting them in the face)

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#20679 - Mon Nov 01 1999 09:31 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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Someone at work has suggested a sport called 'Octopush'. I have said I would post this answer but with the reservation that it may not be known worldwide.
It os a cross between ice hockey and underwater swimming, the object being that a puck is pushed by the swimmer using a flat stick type implement and goals are scored by pushing the puck into a net.

Cheers PJ (on the beat)


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#20680 - Mon Nov 01 1999 09:57 AM Re: Have a Net !!
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I have heard of this game....but didn't know the name of it, But it doesn't get classed as a sport, (not yet).

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