UM-Dearborn/Rochester/Stanford" - November 11
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, Jayanth Ivengar of Washington-St. Louis, Peter
Ellis of NC State, and Adam Pinson of UAB are still in the race toward $100,000
and a berth in the next Tournament of Champions for a
quarter-mill. Joining them will be wild-card clinchers
Antonia Wang of Purdue and Amanda Walker of Gonzaga.
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
the final three tickets are punched for next
orig. from Milwaukie, OR
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jeopardy! categories: Websites, Movie
Songs, Myth-ellany, Countries Named After People, Realm of the Senses, Silent
Daily Double: $1000
Countries Named After People. Colin ($3000
over Nico's $1400 and Anna's $600) bets $1000.
The clue: the name of this Mideast country comes from
the name of the royal family that rules it. Colin's response:
"What is Saudi Arabia?" Correct for $4000.
End of round:
Anna - $3200
Colin - $8000
Nico - $4600
categories: Raleigh People, Amazing Sports Records,
Technology, Girls Gone Wilde, Half Life, Starts with a
Past Tense Verb.
Video Daily Double #1: $1600
Technology. Nico ($13,400 over Colin's $6800 and
$3600) bets $2000. The clue, delivered by Kelly:
experiments are underway with North Carolina State
University's Rapid Prototyper to create custom surgical
bone plates using this strong metal, atomic number 22.
Nico's response: "What is calcium?'" Correct
response: What is titanium? Nico drops to $11,400.
Daily Double #2:
Girls Gone Wilde. Colin ($6400 to Nico's $11,400
and Anna's $3600): "This is not my strong category; I'll
do $1000." The clue: the discovery of this title woman's
fan in Lord Darlington's residence causes some craziness
in a Wilde play. Colin's response: "Who is Lady
Chatterley?" Correct response: Who is Lady
Windermere? Colin has $5400.
desperately to avoid the $400 clue in Raleigh people
(just as a hint, the response was "Who was Clay Aiken?")
gives us these...
End of round:
Anna - $3600
Colin - $9000
Nico - $16,200
mathematical standpoint, the only way for Anna to come
back next week is for her to win this game. As a reminder, the
winner comes back next week automatically, while the
rest of the players must vie for four wild card slots.
category: 20th Century US Presidents. The clue: his
mother, Louise, said, "I do not want my son to be
President... his is a judicial mind and he loves the
law". Correct response: Who was William Howard Taft?
question: Who is Clinton? (WRONG) Wager: $3599.
Final score: $1.
Colin's question on an index card: Who is Nixon? (WRONG) Wager:
$7000. Final score: $2000.
Nico's question: Who is Nixon? (WRONG) Wager: $1801.
Final score: $14,399.
game could have went either way, but the Final decides
it again as Nico bet wisely to secure himself a spot in
the semi. Clearly he did the math in his head, and
that's what half of Final Jeopardy! is, the math.
Another one to watch next round, as we now have our
Game 1 Winner
Game 2 Winner
Game 3 Winner
Game 4 Winner
Game 5 Winner
Next week, the
four words that we live by when it comes to Jeopardy!
tournies: Win... or go home.