Stanford/NYU/Maryland" - November 15
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
So far, Jayanth
Iyengar of Washington-St. Louis is ready for the final.
Who will join him? Tonight, the second of the three
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bala Cynwyd, PA
New York City
Jeopardy! categories: Dukes Bedeviled,
All the Rave, Dead Scientists Society, Government & Politics, Step Into the
Study, New Superheroes & Villains
Daily Double: $600
Dead Scientists Society. Alison (tied with Ben at $200) bets
the max of $1000. The clue: in 1867 this British surgeon
published "On the Antiseptic Principle in the Practice
of Surgery". Alison's response:
"Who is Lister?" Correct for $1200.
End of round:
Nico - $6600
Ben - $2200
Alison - $2600
categories: Composers, An English-Snowboarding
Dictionary, State the Geographic Center, Famous Pairs,
Means of Transmission, Number Please
Daily Double #1: $1200
Composers. Ben ($3000 to Nico's $7000 and Alison's $2600)
goes all-in. The clue: Rikard Nordraak, who composed
this country's national anthem, was a friend of Edvard
Grieg. Ben's response: "What is Norway?" Correct
Daily Double #2:
Number Please. Nico ($18,200 over Ben's $11,200 and
Alison's -$1800) fronts $3000. The clue: the standard
measure of visual acuity is based on standing this many
feet from an eye chart. Nico's response: "What is
20?" Correct for $21,200.
End of round:
Nico - $22,400
Ben - $13,200
Alison - $600
Nico and Ben
cannot wager more than $21,201 and $12,001 respectively,
otherwise they stand in great danger of ceding their
slot in the final to Alison. Nico is still the odds-on
favorite, only having to wager $4001 in order to block
Ben out. All of this of course is provided that he knows
category: 2005 Commencement Speeches. The clue: speaking
at his alma mater, he urged graduates to be voracious
readers, donate to worthy causes, and stay in Maine.
Correct response: Who was Stephen King?
question: Who is B. Williams? (WRONG) Wager: $595.
Final score: $5.
Ben's question: Who is Howard Dean? (WRONG) Wager:
$13,199. Final score: $1.
Nico's question: Who is Stephen King? (RIGHT) Wager: $4001.
Final score: $26,401.
WAS OVER WHEN... for Alison, when she dipped into
negative numbers with only a handful of clues left on
the board. For Ben and Nico, it was over when Nico did
the math in his head to only wager what he had to. So
Nico, one of our favorites to go all the way, is one
step closer to that goal.
Adam, and Peter will compete for that final slot.