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1. Which city will host this year's Winter
2. Where did the Crows visit for their AFL
3. What will Adelaide Oval host for the first
time next summer?
4. Which SANFL domestic ground will host a
NAB Challenge match this season?
5. What new rule which remains a blight in
soccer has been introduced in the AFL this
6. Who won this year's Claxton Shield?
7. Name the doubles team that clinched
Australia's 3-2 Fed Cup victory over Spain in
Adelaide last weekend?
8. Within one year either way, how old is
9. Who is West Indian Lendl Simmons'
10. Which former left-handed batsman is
New Zealand cricket's new coach?
11. Which EPL club does Mohamed Al-Fayed
12. Name Port Adelaide's three-man
eadership group this season?
13. Which city hosted the last Winter
Olympics in 2006?
14. Which South African scored an unbeaten
double hundred this week against India at
15. Who is coach of England's national
16. Which city will host the 2014 Winter
17. Name the only teams to have won the
English Premier League.
18. Name all three clubs to have shared the
last six AFL NAB Cups?
19. Name the 2009 AFL listed player who
last weekend made his debut with the
whistle in the Western Bulldogs' internal
20. The AFL last held a Lightning
Premiership in 1996. Who won the grand
final and who did they beat?
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
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ONE-POINTERS: 1 - Vancouver. 2 - Murray Bridge.
3 - A Twenty20 International (against England).
4 - Hamra Homes Oval, Elizabeth. 5 - Staging for
free kicks is now reportable. TWO-POINTERS:
6 - Victoria Aces. 7 - Sam Stosur and Rennae
Stubbs. 8 - 25. 9 - Phil Simmons. 10 - Mark
Greatbatch. THREE-POINTERS: 11 - Fulham. 12 -
Domenic Cassisi, Dean Brogan and Jacob Surjan.
13 - Turin, Italy. 14 - Hashim Amla. 15 - Fabio
Capello. FOUR-POINTERS: 16 - Sochi, Russia. 17
Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal
and Chelsea. 18 - Geelong, St Kilda and Carlton.
19 - Jordan Bannister . FIVE-POINTER: 20 -
Essendon beat Brisbane.
It s tough going as an up-and-
coming South Australian tenpin
bowler. With very little -- if any
-- coverage, life can be a struggle.
"I work and bowl, work and
bowl," said 22-year-old Ashley
Warren, who has just returned
from Kuwait, where he represented
Australia at the Asian Youth
"Our team did well at the
championships; I did quite well
Warren finished 15th out of 58 in
the singles competition and 20/30 in
the doubles. His team (four bowlers)
managed sixth out of 15.
His performance in Kuwait was
no real surprise -- he carried great
form into the competition, having
recently won gold in the doubles
event at the National Youth Teams
Challenge in Victoria.
But with practically no funding
from any governing body, Warren
had to self-fund his trip to Kuwait --
not an easy task when you re trying
to hold a full-time job on the side.
"It was mostly all saving -- I got
a little help from Villis and my
mother helped a bit," he said. "But
you do what you can and take any
help you can get."
Compared to the other 14
countries that attended the games,
Warren said Australia received by
far the least financial support.
Return flights to Kuwait cost
about $1800; accommodation
another $850. When you add food
and general expenses to the bill, it
"The funding we get is nothing
compared to other countries -- we
were the only self-funded team at
the competition," he said.
"The Koreans, who killed it over
there, are the benchmark. But all
the young kids do is school, bowl,
school, bowl, school, bowl.
Warren said the level of publicity
the sport got in Kuwait was
incredible, and it was "weird, but
in a good way" to have a television
crew follow him around everywhere
"The popularity of bowling over
there was eye-opening," he said.
"I had people coming up to me
on the street, people I d never met
who I was.
why I d want to
spend $4000 to
get over there
-- it s because of
you make and,
really, it s just great fun."
Having returned last Friday,
Warren hasn t had much time to
rest. He s been at work from 7am at
the timber company Tarmac every
day this week, bowled three nights
and has been preparing for the state
championships which start tonight
at Salisbury Bowl.
"I m pretty confident about this
weekend," he said. "I bowled my
sixth ever perfect game on Monday."
Warren said he d like to push
for the Australian senior side in
2011 and ultimately bowl in the
American Professional Bowling
Association (PBA). But, he added,
that would be a tough ask.
"The PBA is a whole other level.
Australians have gone over there,
but the only one who is really
making it now is Jason Belmonte
and he d be the best in this country."
Warren eyes his prize
South Australian tenpin bowler Ashley Warren.
Photo: Kate Elmes
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