Preliminaries: James/Klein/Romero - February 7
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.
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 $10,000,
while quarterfinalists are guaranteed $5000 for participation (info corrected
from today's show with our apologies. As always, any
and all winning accrued depends on how far up the ladder a player goes.
Yesterday, Andrew Kreitz picked up a berth in
next week's semifinal. Who will join him today? One of these three, that's
Jeopardy! Categories: Mythology, Dinner & A
Movie, Fill In the Novel Title, Science & Nature, Travel Fun, You're Such an
Daily Double: the last clue in the round, $1000
Science & Nature. Lauren
($7000 over Matt's $3400) fronts $2000. The clue:
the absolute temperature scale with its lowest point being zero is named for
this scientist who introduced it. Lauren's response: "Who is Celsius?" Correct response: Who
is Kelvin? Lauren, who had since been tearing through the clues, begins the next
round at $5000. Katie, still at zero, will start.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! Categories: History, Phys Ed,
Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, "Bio".
(C-Note: Looks more like a "Make the Grade" board
Daily Double #1: $1200 Social Studies. Matt
($8200 over Lauren's $4200 and Katie's $800) bets $3000. The clue: insert a
letter in "teen" to get this newer word for a preadolescent. Matt's response: "What is
W? What is 'tween?" Correct for $11,200.
(Other C-Note: Matt proves that pinstripes work
on anyone... seriously. But really, he should've been counted wrong, because W
was his first response, and they were looking for the word, not the letter. Oh
well. Not like it'll hurt him. You'll see why... right now)
Daily Double #2: $1200 History. Matt
($18,800 over Lauren's $4200 and Katie's $3200) wagers $3000 again. The clue:
around 11:40pm on April 14, 1912 it was traveling at about 21 knots, nearly its
top speed; oops. Matt's response: "What was the Titanic?" Correct for $21,800.
End of round:
Final Jeopardy! Category: 20th Century Books. The clue:
in a classic book, this title phrase precedes "which had swept through Georgia".
Correct response: What is "Gone with the Wind"?
Katie's response: "What is 'Gone with the
RIGHT. Wager: $3599. Total: $7199.
Lauren's response: "What is 'Gone with the Wind?" WRONG. Wager: $1801.
Matt's response: "What is Gone with the Wind?" RIGHT. Wager unimportant.
his performance today, it's safe to say that Matt is an early favorite to take
it all, after ripping through the board in Double Jeopardy!. But there can be
that time where it can be a detriment, as you only have so much time to
recollect the information before Alex moves to someone else. But still, there's
strength in numbers, and there's strength in buzz-ins!
With today's match, all four runners-up are still
in the hunt for the wild-card, but Loren Loiacono, with $5498, is now in the