- February 6
Fifteen of the brightest teenagers from all
across the country have descended upon Los Angeles to compete in the Jeopardy!
Teen Tournament, where one will walk away with $75,000 cash money and the mantle
of Teen Champion.
Last year's Teen Champ, Michael Brain, went on to
compete in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions.
Another standard two-week affair awaits as the
first runner-up receives $25,000 at least, while the second runner-up wins at
Semifinalists are guaranteed at least $5000,
while quarterfinalists are guaranteed $2500 for participation. As always, any
and all winning accrued depends on how far up the ladder a player goes.
But first, game one...
Tacoma Park, MD
Huntington Beach, CA
Jeopardy! Categories: The Civil War, Celebs,
What's in a Name?, Emoticons, Flag'em Down, "Teen" Scene
Daily Double: $800 What's in a Name? Sebastian
($1200 over Loren's $800 and Andrew's $600) says, "True Daily Double." The clue:
this Welsh form of "Margaret" was among the USA's top 10 girls' names of the
1990s. Sebastian's response: "What is Margo?" Correct response: What is Megan?
Sebastian starts again at zero.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! Categories: Not a Current
National Capital, US Winter Olympians, Science, Words of the Writer, At the
Mall, From the Greek
Daily Double #1: $800 From the Greek. Sebastian
($3200 over Andrew's $2400 and Loren's $2200) bets $1000 this time. The clue: a
bowl-shaped depression, as from the impact of a meteorite, it's from the Greek
for "mixing bowl." Sebastian's response: "What is crater?" Correct for $4200.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Words of the Writer. Loren
($7000 to Sebastian's $8200 and Andrew's $7600) wagers $1500 for the lead. The
clue: "'Do all lawyers defend N-negroes, Atticus?' 'Of course they do, Scout'."
Loren's response: "Who is Harper Lee?" Correct for $8500.
End of round:
Final Jeopardy! Category: Famous Ships. The clue:
on December 27, 1831 it departed Plymouth, England, to map the coastline of
South America. Correct response: What is the HMS Beagle?
Sebastian's response: "What is the HMS Beagle?"
RIGHT. Wager: $4100. Total: $10,700.
Loren's response: "What is ?" WRONG. Wager: $1402. Total: $5498.
Andrew's response: "What is the HMS Beagle?" RIGHT. Wager: $3600. Total:
moves forward thanks to some quick thinking and even wiser wagering, but don't
be surprised if you see Sebastian again. Certainly anything over $10,000 is a
lock for wild-card.
Join us next time, won't you?