Gonzaga/NYU/NC State" - November 9
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. So far, Beth Cimini of Boston University
and Jayanth Ivengar of Washington-St. Louis are still in
the race toward $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
your third qualifier.
Senior, NC State
Bala Cynwyd, PA
East Wenatchee, WA
Jeopardy! categories: Name That Roman
Emperor, U2 Songs in Other Words, Let's Talk About Six, College-Podge, Podcast
Incorporated, A Spanish Inquisition.
Daily Double: $1000
College-Podge. Ben ($1800
to Peter's $3200 and Amanda's $1400) pulls the trigger
for all the marbles.
The clue: the second "S" in LSUS stands for this city.
"What is Seattle?" Correct response: What is Shreveport?
Ben has nothing.
End of round:
Peter - $3600
Ben - $200
Amanda - $3000
categories: Raleigh, Movie Stars Go to Work, American
Lit, Wolf (Blitzer) Pack, Rocket Science, "B" Plus.
Daily Double #1: $1200
American Lit. Amanda ($4200 to Peter's $3400 and
$200) bets $1200. The clue: the title of this novel
refers to "a small log building, close adjoining to 'the
house'... his master's dwelling". Amanda's
response: blank. Correct response: "What is 'Uncle
Tom's Cabin?'" Amanda drops to $3000.
Daily Double #2:
Wolf (Blitzer) Pack. Ben ($8600 to Amanda's $10,200 and
Peter's $9200) bets $2000. The clue: in 1991 Wolf
returned to Moscow to cover this new Russian president.
Ben's response: "Who is Boris Yeltsin?"
Right for $10,600.
End of round:
Peter - $9200
Ben - $14,600
Amanda - $11,800
As a reminder, the
winner comes back next week automatically, while the
rest of the players must vie for four wild card slots.
category: State Capitals. 5 state capitals, all of them
on or west of the Mississippi, begin with these 2
letters. Correct response: What are S & A?
question: What is SA? (RIGHT) Wager: $6000. Final score:
Amanda's question: What are SA? (RIGHT) Wager:
$3000. Final score: $14,800.
Ben's question: What are (WRONG) Wager: $4600.
Final score: $10,000.
is very much a factor in this game, and the person who,
not so much played better, but knew the game enough to
bet for the win, stands a better chance at making the
finals. That would be Ben, because he gave the go-ahead
play to take Peter. The only thing missing, the correct
answer. And I'm not just saying so because I hate State
with a passion. But if you look at the wagers, you will
Amanda is now the money leader with $14,800, knocking
Christopher out of contention, while Antonia is still in
it with $11,000. Ben ties Alison with $10,000, meaning
that Malisha is also out. But depending on the next
couple of days, both Ben and Alison are now in the