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#265640 - Sat May 07 2005 12:15 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
spanishliz Offline
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Just chiming in on the suggestion to leave rounds open for a week - I'm fairly happy with the way things are at the moment. Usually leave mine open rather longer than 48 hours, but seldom get any new entries once that time has passed.

I'll go along with whatever the majority decides though. As a player, I know I'd get more entries in if there was a week to do it in.

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#265641 - Sat May 07 2005 02:17 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
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Gats, I apologize. You scored 40 points in that round. I will fix the score chart.

Please forgive me!!!!!
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#265642 - Sat May 07 2005 10:46 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 7

Please give:

1. A Horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby this year.
2. A Dr. Seuss book whose title contains two words that rhyme
3. A woman mentioned either by name, as part of a couple, or by profession in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"
4. A country sharing a land border with Poland.
5. A word of at least 3 letters that can be made from the letters in Kevin.

I probably won't have a chance to score the round Monday night, so I'll close sometime late in the evening Tuesday. Good luck and good fun, and let me know if you have any questions!

(editted to give the correct round number)


Edited by kevinatilusa (Sun May 08 2005 12:34 AM)

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#265643 - Sun May 08 2005 12:04 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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ChrisSchu - not a problem at all. That darned ren won it, anyway .
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#265644 - Sun May 08 2005 12:09 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
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Trivia Rounds - May: Round 2/May 2nd RESULTS: 8 players participated


QUESTION 1
Quote:

Name of a movie released BEFORE 2005/this year starring actor John Candy (Note: movies released in 2005 or later, movies made for TV, and movies that Michael J Fox was either uncredited or just provided the voice for a character will NOT be accepted)




10 points: Little Shop Of Horrors, Uncle Buck, Spaceballs, Delirious, Members Of Menace

5 points: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (3)

Not Mentioned: There were lots more to chose from --- This site gives a list (Note: this list includes the responses which I specified would not be accepted as well)



QUESTION 2
Quote:

A book written by Jean Little




10 points: Different Dragons, The Belonging Place, I Know An Old Laddie, Listen For The Singing, Revenge Of The Small Small

5 points: Mine For Keeps (3)

Not Mentioned: There were 29 books to choose from --- the list of titles can be seen here



QUESTION 3
Quote:

Title of a song on the album, Money Talks (released in 1982) by Trooper




10 points: Money Talks, Any Minute Now

5 points: Dig A Little Deeper(3), This Must Be The Place (3)

Not mentioned: Only a Fool, Lookin' for Trouble, Ready for the Nite, Everything You Want, Could've Been Me, It Comes and It Goes




QUESTION 4
Quote:

The UEFA Champions League soccer tournament for 2004-2005 is now at the semi-final stage --- give me the name of one of the 4 teams still in contention to win the UEFA Champions League trophy later this month




10 points: AC Milan

5 points: Chelsea (2), Liverpool (3), PSV Eindhoven (2)

Not Mentioned: All 4 teams were mentionned



QUESTION 5
Quote:

I'm tired and feel like lounging around --- give me the name of a place in Canada that has a piece of furniture/a chair or bed as a roadside attraction (There are at least 8)




10 points: Huntsville, Ontario; North York, Ontario; Langley, British Columbia

5 points: Gravenhurst, Ontario (2); Jasper, Alberta (3)

Not Mentioned: Cambridge, Ontario (bed); Varney, Ontario (I've been past this one many times on my way to ball tournaments in the area); Hell's Gate, British Columbia

These are the 8 that I am aware of --- There may be others as well.


Results

I believe that we have a first for Trivia Rounds --- Not only do I have multiple winners for the round, but I have a round where everyone's a winner as everyone ended up with the same number of points (Anyone know the odds of this happening?)

cinnam0n: 35 points
gatsby722: 35 points
littlewoman2: 35points
Mugaboo: 35 points
ozzz2002: 35 points
ren33: 35points
santana2002: 35points
Shrivats: 35 points



Congratulations to Everyone --- cinnam0n, gatsby722, littlewoman2, Mugaboo, ozz2002, ren33, santana2002, and Shrivats who each collects a point for this round. Way to go guys and gals!


Thanks for playing everyone!


Edited by ElfTwinkle (Sun May 08 2005 12:14 AM)

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#265645 - Sun May 08 2005 12:21 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
ren33 Online   FT-cool
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Awww never mind Gats I will let you ride my bike...
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#265646 - Sun May 08 2005 12:27 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Since you stole mine, THAT seems fair !
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#265647 - Sun May 08 2005 08:14 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 8 (8 May 2005) brought to you by the letter B.

1) Name a country that starts with B
2) Name a colour that starts with B
3) Name a dinosaur discovered pre-1950 that starts with B
4) Name a sport that starts with B
5) Name a species of banana

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#265648 - Mon May 09 2005 02:50 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
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MONDAY - ROUND 9

..brought to you by the number 9

Please give me:

1) One of the nine planets in our solar system
2) A Track from Nine Inch Nails "Halo 5 - Broken"
3) An Actor/Actress who performed in The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
4) Something interesting in history which happened on the 9th day of the 9th Month of any year
5) One of the Keynote speakers at the 9th World Wide Web conference.

Happy Hunting.
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#265649 - Mon May 09 2005 05:42 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
I'm ok with leaving quiz times as they are. Leaving mine open longer doesn't usually get me more players, but whatever everyone decides is just fine with me.

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#265650 - Mon May 09 2005 06:41 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 11 2004
Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Round 6 is now closed. Results shortly.

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#265651 - Mon May 09 2005 07:28 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 11 2004
Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Round 6 results:

Thirteen players this time!

Question 1: Name a famous two-person screen team that appeared in at least four films (no TV movies allowed).

10 points: Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney, Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
5 points: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (4), Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin (2)

Not mentioned: Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy (9 films), Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton (8 films), Bob Hope & Bing Crosby (at least 7 films), Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau (8 films), Greer Garson & Walter Pigeon (8 films), Mel Gibson & Danny Glover (4 films), Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward (10 films), and many more!

Question 2: Name a country that borders Poland.

10 points: Germany, Slovakia
5 points: Lithuania (3), Belarus (3), Russia (3), Czech Republic (2)

Not mentioned: Ukraine

Question 3: Name one of Jacob’s 12 sons in the Bible (they all became the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel).

10 points: Asher, Judah, Simeon
5 points: Benjamin (2), Gad (2), Zebulun (2), Levi (2), Naphtali (2)

Not mentioned: Reuben, Joseph, Dan, Issachar

Question 4: Name a museum in London found in an alphabetical listing between A-F.

10 points: Bank of England Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum
5 points: British Museum (3), Design Museum (3), Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood (3), Clink Prison (2)

Not mentioned: Dickens House Museum, Freud Museum, Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum, and others

Question 5: Pick a song recorded by Elvis Presley that contains the word "love" in the title.

10 points: Love Me, Burning Love, Careless Love
5 points: Love Me Tender (4), Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (2), I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (2), A Big Hunk O’ Love (2)

Not mentioned: Faded Love, Fools Fall in Love, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Love Letters, Pledging My Love, Thrill of Your Love, and others

And now for the scores:

40 points: spanishliz, cinnam0n

35 points: Exit10, Santana2002

30 points: Ren33, gatsby722, ozzz2002, preacher79, Mugaboo, ElfTwinkle, Kuu

25 points: JaneMarple, Bracklaman


What a great game! Thank you all for playing, and congrats to our top scorers!

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#265652 - Mon May 09 2005 06:50 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Loc: Canton
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Round 5 Results!

Finally ! Sorry about the delay...

One Of The Top 7 On BBC'S '50 Things To Do Before You Die'

Turns out there are a couple of these lists (the two I saw had one rather general list and another that was pretty regional). At any rate all answers were valid.

For 10 points:
Take a trip on the Orient Express, Drive over the Suspension Bridge at night in a Rolls Royce, Scuba dive on The Great Barrier Reef.

For 5 points:
Fly/ride in a hot air balloon(2), Swim with dolphins(2), Go whale watching(2).

One Of The 4 Students Killed At Kent State University On May 4, 1970

For 10 points:
William K. Schroeder

For 5 points:
Alison Krause(2), Jeffrey Glenn Miller(3), Sandra Scheuer(3).

What a blight on Ohio history! I remember the day very well. A deadly mixture of events. The riots were mostly incited by non-student anti-war types, the students killed were far away from the main force of the crowd, etc. It was a no win situation for anyone there that day, involved or not.

An Actress Who Has Played Lois Lane In Any Version Of A "Superman" Movie

For 10 points: Nina Kaczorowski (in World's Finest" [2004]), Phyllis Coates.

For 5 points:
Noell Neill (11 Features overall)(2),Margot Kidder(5).

Also accepted would have been Joan Alexander (a woman who voiced the character in animated films some 50 years ago), Kate Bosworth (although the film is currently shooting) & Sheeri Rappaport.

A Volcano On Mars

LOTS more of these than I realized!

Everybody got 10 points:
Tyrrhena Patera, Albor Tholus, Apollinarus Patera, Tharsis Tholus, Olympus Mons, Hecates Tholus, Elysium Mons, Biblis Patera, Jovis Tholus.

Something/Anything That Bugs You About PM Tony Blair

Interesting answers here and I only asked this one because I really don't know a whole lot about him. He doesn't get nearly as much attention here in The States as Thatcher did.

For 10 points:
Nothing, His smarmy smile, His pink shirts, His hypocrisy, The mere fact that he's a politician, His deliberate misrepresentations [which I consider a bit different than hypocrisy - but maybe not so much...], his initials (tuberculosis and all).

For 5 points:
His voice/accent(2)

9 players this Round and an excellent showing by all:

cinnamOn, ElfTwinkle, littlewoman2, Mugaboo, spanishliz --- all 40 points!

ozzz2002, ren33, Santana2002 --- all 35 points!

Kuu --- 30 points!

Points to our 5 winners and thanks everyone for joining in.


Edited by gatsby722 (Mon May 09 2005 11:18 PM)
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#265653 - Tue May 10 2005 02:20 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Tuesday 10th May
A SPORTY quiz this week!
1. A colour ball used in Snooker (not Pool)
2. A race course in England (not Ireland, Wales or Scotland!) A race course, as to horses....sorry for any confusion!
3. A Swimming stroke
4. A piece of equipment found in the gym
5. A English premiership team who were playing in the Premiership in 2004/2005 (before any relegations)

(Edited to make Q2 clearer)


Edited by JaneMarple (Tue May 10 2005 06:54 AM)
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#265654 - Tue May 10 2005 12:47 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 11 2004
Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Hi, all! I just wanted to let everyone know that I won't be playing in the trivia rounds for the next nine days. (I don't want you to think I'm abandoning the game--heavens, no! ) My husband and I will be on vacation in England, and I'll be back in time to post my next round on May 20 and, of course, continue playing everyone else's rounds.

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#265655 - Tue May 10 2005 01:02 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
bracklaman Offline
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Posts: 149
Loc: Wales UK
Do have a great time. If you a chance try and visit Wales as well.
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#265656 - Tue May 10 2005 02:21 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
You'll love it Littlewoman!
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#265657 - Tue May 10 2005 02:46 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I am posting round 11 a little earier than I usually do because I might not be able to post them later in the day. the round will end at my usual time which means you will have 2 and a half days.

ROUND 11

1) Any person with the surname SAGE who was a passenger on the ‘Titanic’ on the fateful voyage

2) Excluding Stuart himself, any member of the Little family in the movie 1999 “Stuart Little"

3) A mnemonic you could use to remember the order of the planets of the Solar System (in order from the Sun) - feel free to make up an original mnemonic if you want to.

4)An extinct New Zealand bird

5) A consonant that is used in the Hawaiian alphabet.


Edited to correct typos


Edited by Kuu (Tue May 10 2005 04:05 PM)

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#265658 - Tue May 10 2005 08:25 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Anyone still wanting to complete Round 8... I anticipate closing it sometime this afternoon with results up first thing tomorrow.

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#265659 - Wed May 11 2005 09:24 PM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 7 is now closed. Results to follow soon.

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#265660 - Thu May 12 2005 12:31 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
ozzz2002 Offline
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Round 12

Q1- The title of a book written by Alistair MacLean, that is NOT set against a war background.

Q2- A four-letter word (SOWPODS-legal) that starts with a consonant, and is followed by three vowels.

Q3- A player's position on an Australian Rules field.

Q4- One of the ingredients in a lamington.

Q5- Something that you could use a knife for.

Closing early next week...
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#265661 - Thu May 12 2005 12:43 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 7 Results

11 people participated this round

1. A Horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby
10: Afleet Alex, Bandini, Bellamy Road, Buzzard's Bay, Sort it Out, Sun King, Wilco
5: Closing Argument (2), Don't get Mad (2)
Not mentioned: 11 others, including 50-1 longshot and eventual winner Giacomo

2. A Dr. Seuss title containing a rhyming word
10: "The Cat in the Hat", "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back", "Daisy-Head Mayzie", "Fox in Socks", "Hop on Pop", "Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You"?, "The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough", "There's a Wocket in my Pocket", "Yertle the Turtle"
5: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" (2 people)

Like Lewis Carroll, Seuss was quite willing to go beyond the limitations of merely using words that already existed before his books were written (like "Wocket"). Words such as cough/tough/plough/dough rhyme visually on paper, but not aurally, earning them the name "eye rhymes".

3. A woman mentioned in "We Didn't Start the Fire"
10: Princess Grace, Queen Elizabeth II ("England's Got a New Queen")
5: Brigitte Bardot(3), Marilyn Monroe(2), Sally Ride (4)
Not mentioned: Doris Day, Ethel Rosenberg ("Rosenbergs")

I threw in the line about couples and profession to make it so there were two more acceptible answers, but it probably created more trouble then it was worth. Sorry to anyone who was confused

4. A nation bordering Poland
10: Belarus, Ukraine
5: Germany (4), Lithuania (3), Russia (2)
Not mentioned: Czech Republic, Slovakia

The repeat of round 6 was entirely unintentional, but from the scoring it seems people did change their answers up a bit.

5. A 3+ letter word formed from Kevin
10: Ike, nek (a mountain pass, especially in South Africa), vie
5: ink, kine (both the plural of cow and a type of television tube, though the etymology doesn't seem related), Nike (Greek goddess of victory), vein (2 apiece)
Not mentioned: ken, kin, and vine, among others.

Several people capitalized on my not limiting the choices to exclude proper nouns.

Total Scores
40: Exit10, Santana2002
35: Bracklaman, Cinnam0n, ElfTwinkle, Gatsby722, littlewoman2, ozzz2002, preacher79, ren33
30: Mugaboo

Congrats to Exit10 and Santana2002, and thanks to all who participated!

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#265662 - Thu May 12 2005 01:44 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Round 10 is now closed
Answers shortly!
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#265663 - Thu May 12 2005 02:05 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
1. A colour ball used in Snooker (not Pool)
For Ten points:
Red, Blue, Yellow,
For Five Points:
Pink (4), Green (2), Brown (2),
Not mentioned:
White, Black

2. A race course in England (not Ireland, Wales or Scotland!)
For Ten points:
Cheltenham, Plumpton Ascot, Epsom, Uttoxter, Bath Race course, Thirsk, Hereford Racecourse, Lingfield Park, Hexham, Pontefract,
For Five Points:
Everybody got a different one!
Not mentioned:
Aintree, Beverley, Brighton and many many more.

3. A Swimming stroke
For Ten points:
Flutterby Back Finning, Trudgon, Front Crawl, Corkscrew stroke, Butterfly, Inverted Breaststoke,
For Five Points:
Breast Stroke (2), Back stroke (3),
Not mentioned:
Back Crawl, Side stroke, Overarm Sidestoke, Dolphin Crawl, Doggy Paddle,

4. A piece of equipment found in the gym
For Ten points:
Stair Stepper, Trampoline, Rowing Machine, Punchbag, Medicine Ball, Skipping rope (jump rope) Weights, Leg Push, Leg Push Hack Squat Machine,
For Five Points:
Barbells (2),
Not mentioned:
Cross Circuit Trainer, Exercise Bike, Treadmill and many other instruments of tourture!

5. A English premiership team who were playing in the Premiership in 2004/2005 (before any relegations)
For Ten points:
Liverpool, West Bromich Albion, Blackburn Manchester United
For Five Points:
Southampton (2), Norwich (3), Chelsea (2)
Not mentioned:
Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham Bolton Charlton Crystal Palace Everton Fulham Man City Middlesbrough Newcastle
Portsmouth Tottenham

Eleven Competitors!

SCORES
Mugaboo – 50
Elf – 45
Littlewoman – 45
Santana - 45

Gatsby – 40
Liz – 40
Ozz - 40

Brackleman – 35
Cinnamon – 35
Exit – 35
Ren – 35


Well done Mugaboo!


Edited by JaneMarple (Thu May 12 2005 10:16 AM)
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#265664 - Thu May 12 2005 04:24 AM Re: May 2005 Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Loc: Scotland UK
As Much as I hate to correct someone who's been generous enough to give me maximum points - but Ayr race course is in Scotland.

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