Quiz Night Champions

February 17, 2019

QPTC enjoyed a successful inaugural Quiz Night on Friday with eight teams of brainiacs competing for points in a varied field of knowledge, from 80s tennis to bluegrass guitar, by way of Home Alone 2 and Hove Library.

The event was organised and hosted by Charlie Baines (right), who did a fantastic job. Added questions supplied by Conrad Brunner, and professional sound system installed by Mel Bowden.

Scroll down to try the quiz yourself!

Congratulations to QPTC star member Julian Redpath, who lead his team The Auld Alliance to victory, showing a quite encyclopaedic knowledge of the WTA circuit, among other areas of expertise.

Thanks to helpers Leah, Elly and Isaac, plus Pauline and Barbara. And a shout out to our friends (and rivals) from Hove Tennis Alliance, who made it over for the fun. Better luck next time 🙂

How hard were the questions? Judge for yourself (tennis round) below:

[answers at the bottom]

1. Which two men played Wimbledon’s longest ever match in 2010 — an epic whose final set finished 70 games to 68?

2. Jamie Murray has won two Wimbledon mixed doubles titles. The first was with Jelena Jankovic in 2007. The second was in 2017. Who was his partner?

3. Which ladies doubles pair won 109 consecutive matches between 1983 and 1985, winning eight Grand Slam titles along the way?

4. Who was the last player to win the mens singles at Wimbledon using a wooden racquet?

5. Why was Jeremy Bates disqualified from Wimbledon In 1995?

6. In 2003, two Belgians were ranked one and two in the world in singles. Who were they?

7. In 2018, Mischa Zverev and Caroline Wozniacki won the singles titles at which international tennis tournament?

8. What links the following players? Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic, Jelena Ostapenko and Sloane Stephens.

9. Andy Murray has won three major titles. Who did he beat in the following finals:
2012 US Open
2013 Wimbledon
2016 Wimbledon

10. Final blast: name the eight players in the photo, taken at the 2018 WTA finals.

1. [SCORE ONE POINT FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER]
NICOLAS MAHUT, FRANCE
JOHN ISNER, USA

2. [ONE POINT]
MARTINA HINGIS

3. Which ladies doubles pair won 109 consecutive matches between 1983 and 1985, winning eight Grand Slam titles along the way?

[SCORE ONE POINT FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER]
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA
PAM SHRIVER

4. Who was the last player to win the mens singles at Wimbledon using a wooden racquet?

[ONE POINT]
JOHN MCENROE, 1981
(The last player to win a slam with a wooden racquet was Yannick Noah, when he won the French Open in 1983. He used a wooden graphite composite racquet)

5. Why was Jeremy Bates disqualified from Wimbledon In 1995?

BATES WAS DISQUALIFIED DUE TO UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT BY HIS DOUBLES PARTNER TIM HENMAN. Henman missed a net cord shot and lashed out in frustration at a tennis ball, accidentally hitting a ball girl in the head at close range. The pair were immediately disqualified. Jeremy Bates was entirely blameless.

[AELTC statement: ”The rules precisely state that a player must be in control of his actions on court, and in such cases there is no choice but to default automatically on the basis of unsportsmanlike conduct.” The ball-girl, Caroline Hall, was fine.

6. In 2003, two Belgians were ranked one and two in the world in singles. Who were they?

[SCORE ONE POINT FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER]
JUSTINE HENIN
KIM CLIJSTERS

7. In 2018, Mischa Zverev and Caroline Wozniacki won the singles titles at which international tennis tournament?

[ONE POINT]
EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL

8. What links the following players? Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic, Jelena Ostapenko and Sloane Stephens.

[ONE POINT]
THEY ALL WON MAJOR TITLES WHEN UNSEEDED
Andre Agassi, 1994 US Open
Goran Ivanisevic, 2001 Wimbledon
Jelena Ostapenko, 2017 French Open
Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Open

9. Andy Murray has won three major titles. Who did he beat in the following finals:
2012 US Open
2013 Wimbledon
2016 Wimbledon

[in order] [SCORE ONE POINT FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER]
2012 US Open NOVAK DJOKOVIC
2013 Wimbledon NOVAK DJOKOVIC
2016 Wimbledon MILOS RAONIC

10. Final blast: name the eight players in the photo, taken at the 2018 WTA finals.

[will accept last names, but must be identified by their number]
1 NAOMI OSAKA
2 CAROLINE WOZNIACKI
3 PETRA KVITOVA
4 SLOANE STEPHENS
5 ELINA SVITOLINA
6 ANGELIQUE KERBER
7 KAROLINA PLISKOVA
8 KIKI BERTENS