## What events are we?

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### What events are we?

Riddler wrote:Event A=1
Event B=-8
Event C=-9
Event D=10

Hinter wrote:1. Annual
2. 3 English words
3. One of them is happening right now
udosuk

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### Re: What events are we?

I'll say Wimbledon as the annual event.
Cec
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Is it a sports event

Does an event involve competitors from more than one Country

Does each event take place in a different Country

Does each event take place in a different year

Are the numbers, position related

Are the numbers, score related

MCC
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Cec wrote:I'll say Wimbledon as the annual event.
Cec
I did mentioned "3 English words"...

MCC:
Is it a sports event Yes

Does an event involve competitors from more than one Country Yes

Does each event take place in a different Country Yes

Does each event take place in a different year No

Are the numbers, position related No

Are the numbers, score related No

Explain the numbers even if you can spot the obvious () answer...
udosuk

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I've no idea at the present, I'm just trying to narrow things down.

How about - The Iron Man

MCC
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MCC wrote:How about - The Iron Man
No... nor "The Iron Woman"...

There is no article ("a", "an", "the") in the answer...
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MCC wrote:Are the numbers, position related

On hindsight this should be a Yes... I've mistaken the meaning of "position" for something else... If you meant "location" then the answer is Yes... Sorry for any confusion...
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I posted this originally.

Is it "The World Cup"?
If so, now to figure out the numbers.
Do the numbers have anything to do with relative times?

I just noticed the World Cup doesn't start til Friday.
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Hello there! I was just writing to introduce myself and take a look around...well not literallyof course!...that's impossible!HA!HA!HA! My name is Mr. Sudoku, I am quite intrigued by your post, could you please explain this game to me and then I may be tempted to reveal a game of my country, "nip tong".
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I was tempted to say Tennis, with the 4 events being the Slams....The numbers I hoped would correspond to Time Zones Compared to GMT but that doesn't work, it might work if we compare the time zones to some time zone in Australia

+1 Australian Open
+10 US Open
-8 French Open (Current)
-9 Wimbledon

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Volvo Ocean Race?
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tarek got it right. The answer is "Tennis Grand Slams" or "Grand Slam Tournaments" (but the latter could be confused with the Golf ones)...

The numbers are indeed time differences, relative to the standard Eastern time in Australia. Paris and London are 8 & 9 hours behind respectively, and New York is 14 hours behind, or effectively 10 hours ahead less a day. Melbourne is in the same time zone but when the Aussie Open is held, the Daylight Saving is on so the time is effectively 1 hour ahead.

It's handy for us as a time zone reminder - Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows are 8, 9, 10 hrs apart from us respectively. As for ahead of behind, just remember that in terms of Davis Cups success, US is the only one ahead of us while France and Britain are behind...

Well done tarek!
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Ah Finally, Game, Set & Match ....... Apparantly it's the Grass season next.........

By the way several countries in the world have their times adjusted NOT by a whole number of hours away from GMT, I've seen some use x & 1/2 hours away & some even x & 3/4 away (strange world).... some nice stories about this time zone difference....

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I see you guys can't wait for the Wimbledon, especially when Tiger Tim was knocked out early... But Lleyton Hewitt, the last Aussie in the draw just got trounced by Nadal today, so I guess we're on the same boat here... Bring on the grass... Words are that this Andy Murray boy is quite good... Let's see if he could bring the trophy to you guys...

But of course before (and during) that, all focus are pointing toward Germany...

PS: About the half-hourly time zone, Adelaide (South Australia) is 9:30 (or 10:30 in summer) GMT... So one of the weird phenomena you mentioned happens in my country...
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If you thought that Adelaide etc. with their ½-hour time difference was confusing:

Daylight Saving Time was mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in an essay in 1784 but it wasn't until the first part of the 20th Century that it became widely adopted in its current form (Brittish Summer Time etc.). To begin with, Britain added a total of 80 minutes in four 20-minute installments before deciding that one hour was easier.

Some parts of the world (mostly towards the middle bit of the globe) don't observe daylight saving time; the US state of Arizona is one such place. The Navajo territory - which straddles the corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado - does observe DST, but the Hopi territory (which is entirely enclosed by the Navajo territory) doesn't.
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