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Preliminaries: UCLA/Harvard/Michigan - May 2

Rivalries have been fought everywhere from the hardwood to the gridiron, but here at the University of Southern California, players from 15 prestigious colleges will take each other on in a rivalry of the academic kind.

But more than pride is on the line, as the winner of this two-week tournament will get a berth in the next Tournament of Champions as well as a check with a one followed by five zeroes. The first runner-up will pocket at least $50,000, while the second runner-up will take home a minimum of $25,000. Semifinalists are guaranteed $10,000, whilst there's a minimum of $5000 for participation. As always, any and all winning accrued depends on how far up the ladder a player goes.

In this first week, the five game-winners will meet up with four wild-card players among non-winning high scorers.

So far, Dean Malec of Northwestern and Craig Boge of Stanford are the only one assured of a seat in the semis. The Wolverines, the Crimson, and the Bruins will play for automatic seat #3.
 
Cliff Galiher
UCLA
Sophomore
Ashley Grand
Harvard
Freshman
Pete Troyan
Michigan
Senior

Interesting fact to note. Of the 15 players in the tournament, nine are women.

Jeopardy! categories:

INVENTORS HALL OF FAME 2007 GOING DOWNTOWN TERM PAPYRUS COLLEGE HODGEPODGE THE MOVIES HOMOPHONES

Daily Double: $800 Term Papyrus. Cliff, much to the dismay of the home crowd, is still leading with $5600 against Ashley's $4200 and Pete's $4000 late in the round. He wagers $2000 on this: a papyrus copy of "Constitution of Athens" by this tutor of Alexander the Great was discovered in 1890. "What is Aristotle?" Correct for $7600!

At the end of the Jeopardy! round...

$8,600 $4,200 $4,600
Cliff Ashley Pete

Double Jeopardy! categories:

HAIKU GOES COUNTRY! SHORT FICTION BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT... SURF'S UP HISTORICAL TV ENDS WITH "UM"

Daily Double #1: $1200 Before He Was President.... It's still Cliff's game with $10,600 against Pete's $9800 and Ashley's $6200. He wagers $5000 on this: ... he was elected to the US House of Representatives from Michigan 13 straight times. "Who was Ford?" Correct for $15,600.

Daily Double #2: $1600 Short Fiction. Pete, within range of Cliff's $19,600 and way ahead of Ashley's $6200, bets $2500 of his $17,400. The clue: in this Edgar Allan Poe story, "a ... document of the last importance" was stolen from "the royal apartments". "What is 'The Purloined Letter'?" Correct for $19,900!

At the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round...

$21,200 $7,400 $25,500
Cliff Ashley Pete

Final Jeopardy category: WORD ORIGINS

 

THIS WORD FOR AN ACTION THAT COULD CAUSE YOU TO FAIL A CLASS COMES FROM THE LATIN FOR "KIDNAP"

 

Correct response: what is plagiarism?

Ashley's response: what is skip? WRONG. Wager: $2400. Total: $5000.
Cliff's response: what is hookie? WRONG. Wager: $4400. Total: $16,800.
Pete's response: what is cheat? WRONG. Wager: $501. Total: $24,999.

SEMIFINALIST: PETE TROYAN

Resident Advisor Chico says: Anything can happen in the latter stages of the game. Cliff and Pete learned that as Pete used a Daily Double to rally back and not look back. Look for him (and possibly Cliff as well) to keep things nice and close next week). Meanwhile, Ashley ends up on the outside looking in, joining Hayley Clatterbuck on the next plane out of LA.

More from USC tomorrow.

 

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