Boston Univ./North Carolina St./UAB" - November 16
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 and Nico Martinez of
Stanford are in for the final. One slot remains to be
East Longmeadow, MA
Junior, Boston Univ.
Senior, North Carolina St.
Jeopardy! categories: Quick
Moby-Dick, People, Stock Up, Computer Gaming, State Intelligence, History
Crossword Clues "M".
Daily Double: $1000
Quick Moby-Dick. Peter ($3000 to Adam's $4200 and
Beth's $800) bets
$1200 to tie Adam. The clue: the biblical prophet who's
the subject of Chapter 83. Peter's response:
"Who is Jonah?" Correct for $4200.
End of round:
Beth - $2400
Peter - $4200
Adam - $6400
categories: Around the World, From Page to Screen, A
Very Special Pulitzer Prize, State Objects & Symbols,
Train-ing Day, 12-Letter Words
Daily Double #1: $1600
Around the World. Adam ($11,600 over Peter's $7400 and
fronts $2000. The clue as delivered by Jimmy: the Aswan
High Dam gave Egyptians control over this annual event,
which dominated ancient agriculture. Adam's response: "What is
the flooding of the Nile?" Correct
Daily Double #2:
12-Letter Words. Adam ($17,200 over Peter's $10,600 and
Beth's $1200) fronts $2800. The clue: term for the fear
or hatred of Gallic culture. Adam's response: "What is
an anglophobe?" Only ten. Correct response: "What
is francophobia?" Adam drops to $14,400.
End of round:
Beth - $2400
Peter - $11,400
Adam - $13,200
Beth can still
play spoiler if Peter bets everything and Adam bets
about $10,000. It all depends on who'll do the math and
who'll get it right.
category: Word Origins. The clue: this word meaning
"complete range" comes from the 3rd Greek better, which
used to be the low end of the musical scale. Correct
response: What is gamut?
question: What is gamma range? (WRONG) Wager: $2399.
Final score: $1.
Peter's question: What gammut? (sic, RIGHT) Wager:
$6000. Final score: $17,400.
Adam's question: What is gamut? (RIGHT) Wager: $5000.
Final score: $18,200.
WAS OVER WHEN... the responses were revealed.
Peter and Adam played way too conservatively for a
semifinal game, and Beth choked completely. Still a win
is a win, and Adam, having pissed off most of the
audience (myself exempted, of course), takes a shot at
the $100,000 alongside Jayanth and Nico.
If we're using
UTOC comparisons, Nico = Brad, Adam = Ken, and Jayanth =
Jerome. But then again, a lot can happen in two days.
See you then!