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Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A small New Zealand secondary school was home to a financially struggling sports team which was suffering from a low annual score. The team did a fundraiser, which proved to be very successful. It also (legitimately) more than doubled the overall score for the team. What was going on?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 1:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter what sport they were playing?

And hello again, Steve :)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 1:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the sport relevant?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they sponsored in someway ? e.g Five bucks for every point scored ?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:36 am:

Does it matter what sport they were playing? YES

And hello again, Steve :) Hello Woubit :)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:37 am:

Is the sport relevant? Again, YES. And no, it's not synchronised questioning :P

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:13 pm:

were they sponsored in someway ? e.g Five bucks for every point scored ? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 5:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rugby? Cricket? Anything else at which New Zealanders regularly beat the English?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 5:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 05:01 am:

Rugby? Cricket? neither Anything else at which New Zealanders regularly beat the English? I'm very much unaware of whether or not they play the sport in England. But most probably yes :P
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 7:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a game involving a ball? if not, does it involve chartered accountancy?

Oh, and hello, Steve. Long time no see!
keith davies (Keithdavies175)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 8:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it an outdoor sport ? played on a field ? or a pitch ? if so rectangle square or round ?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 07:57 am:

Is it a game involving a ball? yes, but not always if not, does it involve chartered accountancy? yes, but not always. I am deadly serious here

Oh, and hello, Steve. Long time no see! Indeed, Dref. Hi :) After this one's solved, I'll see you all again in 6 months :P

By keith davies (Keithdavies175) on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 08:49 am:

is it an outdoor sport ? yes, but not always played on a field ? yes, but not always or a pitch ? yes, but not always if so rectangle square or round ? it can be played just as easily on all three

And thus ends the least helpful round of answers ever given on lateralpuzzles.com
keith davies (Keithdavies175)
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the game contain physical contact ?
is there a set time period ?
played by single sex ? mixed sex ?
do you need a racket to play it ?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By keith davies (Keithdavies175) on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 04:11 pm:

does the game contain physical contact ? yes
is there a set time period ? no
played by single sex ? mixed sex ? mixed
do you need a racket to play it ? you don't need one, but it can help :)
Badger Bristle (Nagrom)
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a child's game? a very common sport like football or soccer? Does it go by another name in varying countries?
Did the fundraiser occur in New Zealand? Relevant?
Is the fundraiser something like in racing, where, for every mile or so you run, you get a certain contribution?
Is there running involved? Animals? Are there other teams that play this sport? Do they play against these teams?
Are they struggling because they are a bad team? Cannot get anyone else involved to support their funds?
ha- pizza's here. toodles
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the fundraiser involve changing the players? Giving them new incentive to score? Making the game easier?
Calvinball, by any chance?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 3:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Badger Bristle (Nagrom) on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 07:25 pm:

is it a child's game? OSH strongly recommends nobody under the age of 16 even considers playing this game a very common sport like football or soccer? NO Does it go by another name in varying countries? No, it has one global soubriquet
Did the fundraiser occur in New Zealand? yes Relevant? yes
Is the fundraiser something like in racing, where, for every mile or so you run, you get a certain contribution? no
Is there running involved? yes Animals? very rarely Are there other teams that play this sport? not many, but yes Do they play against these teams? seldom
Are they struggling because they are a bad team? nono, but closest guess so far :)
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, nuts, it's doing that thing again

Are they struggling because they are a bad team? no Cannot get anyone else involved to support their funds? yes
ha- pizza's here. toodles *big evil grin that will be explained once the puzzle is solved*

By Eliot (Eliot) on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 12:24 am:

Did the fundraiser involve changing the players? no Giving them new incentive to score? no Making the game easier? yes, much
Calvinball, by any chance? no, but closest guess so far
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a game with no fixed rules? A game who's rules often change? An 'extreme' version of a game?
Do the players get better equipment? Do the rules change in their favor?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Eliot (Eliot) on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 11:01 am:

Is it a game with no fixed rules? no, there are reams of very rigid rules A game who's rules often change? yes An 'extreme' version of a game? yes
Do the players get better equipment? no Do the rules change in their favor? no
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lacrosse?
Dodgeball?
Baseball? rounders?
Softball?
Hockey?
Is this a game where two teams play against each other? (like in football)
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

how long would a particular game last?
less than 5 minutes
5 - 10
10 - 30
30 - 1 hr
1 - 2 hr
greater than 2 hours
would a particular game be started and finished within:
One day?
One week?
One Month?
One Year?

The Annual Score: Is this determined by the summation of all scores of all particular games played within the year, an average score of all games played, the highest score of any one game,

or is itself a particular score of the One Game played, consisting of a number of smaller events over the course of it's season.( and/or the average score of certain events over the season.

extrapolating from that last thought, is the game a composite of smaller games, like the Olympics.
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

bungee jumping ????
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 12:45 pm:

Lacrosse?
Dodgeball?
Baseball? rounders?
Softball?
Hockey? None of the above. I'm not sure if it's still common practise to tell people to RPA but I think it would be quite a wise thing to do
Is this a game where two teams play against each other? (like in football) Generally speaking, no

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 01:07 pm:

how long would a particular game last?
less than 5 minutes
5 - 10
10 - 30
30 - 1 hr
1 - 2 hr
greater than 2 hours
would a particular game be started and finished within:
One day?
One week?
One Month?
One Year? One year

The Annual Score: Is this determined by the summation of all scores of all particular games played within the year, <-- This 'un an average score of all games played, the highest score of any one game,

or is itself a particular score of the One Game played, consisting of a number of smaller events over the course of it's season.( and/or the average score of certain events over the season. no

extrapolating from that last thought, is the game a composite of smaller games, like the Olympics. no

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 05:19 pm:

bungee jumping ???? I'm not familiar with the particular style of bungee jumping that is played on a field or pitch, involves clubs, balls, sometimes animals, and very occasionally chartered accountancy.

Either way, it's not that :)