By The Spotter
It’s the third edition of the ‘hound quiz, and it’s a bit of a ‘who?’ round.
The first bordered on the obscure; the second seemed to be pitched about right. Can anyone knock Wellington’s Matt Smith off his champ’s perch? Last time out he achieved perfection. One point for each answer. No half points and one point only per question:
1 You play three holes of golf: A par 3, a par 4 and a par 5 (in that order). The first hole goes badly and you card a triple-bogey. On the second you hit form dramatically and score an eagle. On the final, you hit about the best shot of your life and end up scoring an albatross: How many strokes have you taken, and how many under par do you sit?
2 Prior to Will Somerville, who was the last 34 year-old to debut for NZ in test cricket?
3 Who was the last driver aside from Seb Vettel or Lewis Hamilton to win the World Formula One Grand Prix title?
4 Who was the at-times mercurial NZ Warriors centre who had a major hand in getting his team to the NRL Grand Final of 2011? (A hint: his surname begins with ‘I’, and sounds practically identical to the Japanese word for ‘dog’).
5 Who yelled ‘Kick it to the shithouse’ within earshot of Queen Elizabeth II in the early 90s?
6 Who was the wheelchair-bound NZ athlete who won gold at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, and in which sport?
7 Which sport uses the term ‘Icing’? (Sorry, cake-making doesn’t cut it for even a half point..)
8 Who played test cricket for NZ in the 70s and 80s as a bowler and then faced the All Blacks in a rugby encounter in 1988, in a tour match in Australia?
Best of luck. I’ll post the answers soon-ish in the Comments forum at the bottom.
And absolutely no Google (not even for checking any terminology..!)