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Old 11-23-2012, 04:43 AM   #10186
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3. Mr Creosote
5. Real Tennis?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:02 AM   #10187
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5. Australian rules cricket?
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5. Handball
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2. Estonia. I only know this one because I thought it was Japan in another trivia game!!

5. Jai Lai, also called Cesta Pelota.... lost a bit of money in the frantans in south Florida...


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It is Estonia, but you were beaten to it.
Not, Jai Lai, sorry.

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5. Real Tennis?
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Not Real Tennis, no.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #10188
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #10189
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #10190
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It's a very English game.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #10191
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5. Below is a subset of the rules of a particular game. Name that game;

1. All games are played to 12. However, if the score is 10–10, or 11–11 the game can be 'set' so that you play to a higher number.
2.The start of a point comes from a serve, and then a shot called a 'cut' is used to try and stop the server or his/her partner being able to hit the ball back.
3. The cut must go to the right of the black line on the front wall (note: if the ball hits the right hand wall and then hits the front wall to the left of the black line this is regarded as 'in'). If the ball goes to the left of the black line a 'Black Guard' is in effect and if the serving pair hit the ball down they do not lose the point; it is treated as a 'let'.
4. When a pair reaches 11 points, the server must stand with at least one foot on the bottom step when they serve. From that point they cannot move until the 'cutter' has hit to ball. This is called 'step'.

Hmm.. my guesses have all been taken (and wrong).
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #10192
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Is it some form of archaic table tennis?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #10193
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Parts of it sound similar to squash, but others don't. Very confusing.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #10194
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No.

It's a very English game.
My original guess was incorrect. Is it an English version of handball?
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:03 PM   #10195
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My original guess was incorrect. Is it an English version of handball?
Here handball is a team game.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #10196
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Is it some form of archaic table tennis?
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Parts of it sound similar to squash, but others don't. Very confusing.
It certainly does have some similarities to squash.

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My original guess was incorrect. Is it an English version of handball?
Not handball.

So far, Orlok, Shayne, Kumabjorn and Pooh have one each. The answer to number 5 could be the tie breaker.

I've already told you that it's very British. In fact, I doubt it's played anywhere else. With hindsight, I think it's possible that non-British members may not have heard of it (sorry ). One more clue, it's quite likely that the current British Prime Minister played it in his youth.

I'll give one more clue in an hour or so, if needed, and then give you the answer before I go to bed if it hasn't been got.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #10197
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Squash originated from rackets. Is that it? Is it still played?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #10198
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Rackets is still played I believe. But it's not the answer I'm afraid.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:06 PM   #10199
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One more clue, it's quite likely that the current British Prime Minister played it in his youth.
So is there a connection with Eton?
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So is there a connection with Eton?
Yes there is!
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