Semifinals: Madden/MacDonald/Marshall - May 16
Fifteen of the best Jeopardy! players this year
have been whittled to nine, as the quest for a title and $250,000 continues.
Another standard two-week affair awaits with an
increased minimum guarantee of $100,000 for second place and $50,000 for third.
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.
Who joins Vik Vaz in the final on Friday? Find out... right now.
20 days, $430,400
Bonita Springs, FL
Four days, $75,399
Six days, $98,201
Jeopardy! categories: Sociology, The Starting
Infield, Dictators & Tyrants,
The Onion, World Authors, Crossword Clues "J".
Daily Double: $800 Dictators & Tyrants. David, on the first clue of the round, bets
the max of $1000. The clue: the pro-Soviet dictator Babrak Karmal came to power
in this country after a 1979 invasion.
response: "What is Afghanistan?" Correct for $1000.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! categories: Business Leaders, Radio, That's Italian!, Reduced
Shakespeare, New Weapons, 5-Letter Words.
Daily Double #1: $1200 5-Letter Words. Bill ($7800 over Kevin's
$6600 and David's $5000) bets $3000. The clue: it can mean "brief & forceful"
or "resembling the inner core of a stem". Bill's response: "What is pithy?" Correct for
Daily Double #2: $2000 Radio. Bill ($14,800 over Kevin's $10,600 and
David's $5000) goes for $1000. The clue: on April 3, 1936 a nation listened as
Gabriel Heatter covered this man's execution. Bill's response after a lengthy
pause: "Who is Bruno Hauptmann?" Correct for $15,800
End of round:
As evidenced by the scores, not much need be
said, except maybe... "Damn, son."
Final Jeopardy! category: Scientists. The clue: "American Prometheus" is a
biography of this physicist who died in 1967.
Correct response: What is J. Robert Oppenheimer?
David's response: Who is Congrats Bill Good luck in the final!? WRONG, but
cute. Wager: $4600. Total:
Kevins response: Who is Oppenheimer? RIGHT. Wager: $400. Total: $11,000.
Bill's response: Who is Oppenheimer? RIGHT. Wager doesn't matter.
quote Joe Mello: "Out by the woodshed and
everything." This was the Bill MacDonald show,
especially late in the Double Jeopardy! round. If he
keeps his pace up, he'll give Vik and tomorrow's
winner a serious run at it.
match 3. See you then.