Purdue/Boston Univ./North Carolina" - November 7
It is an honor and a
privilege as the NC delegate to GSNN to welcome you to
my neck of the woods, Raleigh, North Carolina, the mecca
for college basketball (well, half an hour from it,
actually) for a different kind of competition. This is
Jeopardy!'s annual College Championship, hosted by North
Carolina State. Thirteen of the brightest in the country
(and some people who go to State and Duke... you know
what they say, if you can't go to college, go to Duke)
have come to the RBC Center, home to Wolfpack Basketball
and the Carolina Hurricanes, for a chance at $100,000
and a berth in the next Tournament of Champions for a
The second place
winner is guaranteed at least $50,000 and
third-place is ensured $25,000.
are guaranteed at least $10,000, while all
tournament players are guaranteed $5000 for
participating. Any and all monies, as always,
depend on how far the player moves up the
And here's match
Holly Springs, NC
Sophomore, North Carolina
East Longmeadow, MA
Junior, Boston Univ.
Jeopardy! categories: Off to College, Disney
Movies by Character, World Capitals, I Learned It From Shakespeare, Nouvelle
Fast Food, From the French.
Daily Double: $1000
I Learned It From Shakespeare. Beth (in front with $3400
to Antonia's $2600 and Christopher's $200) bets $2500.
The clue: heed this "Hamlet" character's advice that
"the apparel oft proclaims the man". Beth's response:
"Who is Polonius?" Right for $5900.
End of round:
Christopher - $4000
Beth - $7100
Antonia - $2800
categories: Carolinians on My Mind, Reality TV, To
Phrase a Coin, Dorm Decor, Finals; I Got 3 As, Mom!
Daily Double #1: $1600
Finals. Beth ($13,900 over Christopher's $4000 and
$2400) bets $5000. The clue: in contrast to James Joyce,
Joseph Heller titled his final nove, "A Portrait of an
Artist" as this. Beth's
response: "A portrait of an artist as an old man?"
Making it sound like a question won't even make it so.
"What is a portrait of an artist as an old man?" Now
you're on for $18,900.
Daily Double #2: $1600
To Phrase a Coin. Antonia ($5200 to Beth's $21,700 and
$3200) bets $2000. The clue: of the 12 words that appear
on every currently circulated US quarter, this Latin
word is the shortest. Antonia's response: "What is E?"
Right for $7200.
End of round:
Christopher - $3200
Beth - $21,700
Antonia - $7200
As a reminder, the
winner comes back next week automatically, while the
rest of the players must vie for four wild card slots.
category: Notable Names. The answer: he declined the
offer to lead a country & once said, "Politics is for
the present... an equation is... for eternity." Correct
response: Who was Albert Einstein?
Christopher's question: Who
Einstein Newton? (WRONG) Wager: $3199. Final
score: $1. And the kicker... he would've been right.
Antonia's question: Who is Einstein? (RIGHT) Wager:
$4100. Final score: $11,300.
Beth's question: Who is Einstein? (RIGHT) Wager doesn't
matter, because Beth's a SEMIFINALIST!
be it for me to shoot someone from my alma mater in the
foot, but Chris, you did it to yourself. What is the
cardinal rule? Go with your gut. Had he not changed his
answer, he could've been a wild-card contender. Now he's
off to join Nakia Hansen of Greed fame in the "why do
they pick the gomers from my school?" file. As for Beth,
simply put, she played the best game and is now an early
favorite to take it all.