Gonzaga/Washington-St. Louis/Purdue" - November 14
It is an honor and a
privilege as the NC delegate to GSNN to welcome you back
my neck of the woods, Raleigh, North Carolina, for week
two of Jeopardy!'s 2005 College Championship. Nine
collegians have made it this far, but at the end of
Friday's show, there will only be one. That one will win
a nice trophy, an even nicer check, $100,000, and an
even nicer than that berth in the next Tournament of Champions for a
quarter-mill. No more wild cards or second chances this
go around... It's win... or go home.
The second place
winner is guaranteed at least $50,000 and
third-place is ensured $25,000. All of this
are guaranteed at least $10,000. Any and all monies, as always,
depend on how far the player moves up the
the first of the three semifinals...
East Wenatchee, WA
Junior, Washington-St. Louis
Jeopardy! categories: In the News 2005,
Scary Movies, Press On Nails, That's My Royal Nickname, College Courses, Go
Daily Double: $600
That's My Royal Nickname. Jayanth (tied with Amanda at
$200 to Antonia's $2200) bets the max of $1000. The
clue: Ottoman emperor styled "The Magnificent". Jayanth's response:
"Who is Suleiman?" Correct for $1200.
End of round:
Amanda - $4000
Jayanth - $6800
Antonia - $4600
categories: Poets & Poetry, MC Trebek in Da Hizz-ouse
(identify the rapper), Which Time Zone?, A Dangerous
Category, Art, "Ump" It Up.
For the record,
our three combatants are too young to remember the
Beastie Boys and LL Cool J in their prime.
Daily Double #1: $1200
Poets & Poetry. Amanda ($10,000 to Jayanth's $12,000 and
Antonia's $6200) bets the lead, $2000. The clue: in 1993
she became the second poet to recite an original work at
a Presidential inauguration. Amanda's response: "Who
is Maya Angelou?'" Correct
for the tie at $12,000.
Daily Double #2:
A Dangerous Category. Jayanth (tied with Amanda's $15,200 to Antonia's $6200)
fronts $1800. The clue: according to Homer, these deadly
mythological singers enticed many a sailor to his doom.
Jayanth's response: "What are the Sirens?" Correct
for $17,000 and the lead by his lonesome.
End of round:
Amanda - $15,200
Jayanth - $20,600
Antonia - $4200
mathematical standpoint, the only way for Antonia to go
to the final is for both Amanda and Jayanth to make big
moves in the wagering department... and blow them. And,
of course, Antonia has to be right.
category: American Design. The clue: a Philips 66 in
Cloquet, Minnesota is the only functioning gas station
designed by this man. Correct response: Who was Frank
question: Who is Rockwell? (WRONG) Wager: $4199.
Final score: $1.
Amanda's question: Who was Frank Lloyd Wright? (RIGHT) Wager:
$15,199. Final score: $30,399.
Jayanth's question: Who is Frank Lloyd Wright? (RIGHT) Wager: $9801.
Final score: $30,401.
WAS OVER WHEN... the wagers were written. Now you had to
think strategy. And clearly, that's what Jayanth did
going into the final, only betting enough to win. The
ladies had to play catch-up, and even if they had all
bombed the final, Jayanth would still have enough to win
Now he awaits
his two challengers in the end-of-week showdown.