Scott Abbott

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Scott Abbott
Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Education University of Tennessee, master’s degree, journalism, 1978[1][2]
Occupation Sports journalist
Board game inventor
Racehorse owner
Known for Trivial Pursuit

Charles Scott Abbott is the co-inventor of the board game Trivial Pursuit along with Chris Haney.[3][4][5][6][7]

Known as "Scott," he is the owner of the North Bay Battalion hockey team of the Ontario Hockey League.[8][9][10][11][12][13] For his work in building this hockey club, he was inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.[14][citation needed]

Born in Montreal, Quebec,[1] Abbott was a sports journalist for Canadian Press before creating Trivial Pursuit.[15]

He owns C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable Ltd.[16] Its horse Smart Sky finished seventh in the 2010 Queen's Plate.[17][18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Quickfacts about Brampton Battalion owner Scott Abbott". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "9 People You Didn’t Know Have a UT Connection". utk.edu. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Hasbro. "Hasbro Board Games - Hasbro Games - Hasbro Gaming". trivialpursuit.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "The History of Trivial Pursuit". About.com Inventors. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Trivial Pursuit's co-inventor never outpaced his demons". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Trivial Pursuit: 10 facts about the game". The Daily Telegraph. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "The decline of Trivial Pursuit.". Slate. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Battalion owner Scott Abbott glad relocation hasn’t been messy; now the hard work begins in North Bay". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Two teams, two dreams". Toronto Star. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "North Bay". North Bay Nugget. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "North Bay Fans Cheer On The Battalion". 101.9 The Fox. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "OHL's Brampton Battalion move to North Bay approved". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Official North Bay Battalion Website". North Bay Battalion. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  14. ^ Scott Abbott's Page in the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Archived May 7, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Trivial Pursuit co-creator dies at 59 - CTV News". CTV News. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "NHL returnees add spark". The London Free Press. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  17. ^ The 2010 Queen's Plate at Woodbine Entertainment
  18. ^ "Nothing trivial in this pursuit". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "Smart Sky Horse Pedigree". pedigreequery.com. Retrieved 9 September 2015.