Preliminaries: Bullock/Graumann/Hirpa -
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. As always, any
and all winning accrued depends on how far up the ladder a player goes.
Yesterday, Matt Klein established himself as a
force to be reckoned with. Will anyone break out of today's game?
Mays Landing, NJ
Jeopardy! Categories: World Geography, All in the
Celebrity Family Math, Stock Symbol Primer, Cooking Class, Word Origins.
Daily Double: $800 Word Origins. Camille
($7200 over Iddoshe's $4600 and Joseph's $600) fronts $1800. The clue:
originally one who kept legal records for the crown, now it's a public officer
who investigates deaths. Camille's response: "What is... a coroner?"
Correct for $9000!
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! Categories: The American
Revolution, Never Too Old for Cartoon, The School Play: Romeo & Juliet,
Get Involves, College of Letters, Alphabetically First.
Daily Double #1: $1200 The School Play: Romeo
& Juliet. Camille
($10,400 to Iddoshe's $17,800 and Joseph's $3600) bets $3600. The clue: as the
cast party broke up, the director quoted, "Good night, good night! Parting is
such" this. Camille's response: "What is sweet sorrow?" Correct for $14,000.
Daily Double #2: $800 The American Revolution.
($5200 to Iddoshe's $17,800 and Camille's $14,000) wagers $4000. The clue: a
scout during the war, John Greenwood is more famous as one of these; Washington
was a patient. Joseph's response: "What is a doctor?" More specific...
"What is a dentist?" Correct for $9200.
Alex says it's a close game, but it's only a
half-truth, as it's only close if you carry two X-chromosomes. But don't
discount the scores as we could see all three back next week...
End of round:
Final Jeopardy! Category: Milestones. The clue:
in 1994, 25 years after this event, 1 participant said, "For one crowning
moment, we were creatures of the cosmic ocean". Correct response: What is the
moon landing of Apollo 11?
Joseph's response: "What is the Apollo 11?"
RIGHT. Wager: $2200. Total: $11,000
Camille's response: "What is man walking on the moon?" RIGHT. Wager: $3800.
Iddoshe's response: "What is first man on the moon?" RIGHT. Wager: $6200.
Total: $26,000. SEMI-FINALIST
Matt knew how to answer questions, then Iddoshe knew how to wager. But don't
count out Joseph OR Camille in that department either. With their scores, they
both knock out Loren Loiacono and Katie James AND take Sebastian Johnson's place
on the wild-card leaderboard, Camille first, Joseph second. Lauren Romero, at
$7201, is now on the outside looking in.
Safe to say that any match involving today's
players next week ought to be a good one.