Their occupations range from
stay-at-home parents to ace attorneys.
They span both coasts of two countries.
They are young and young-at-heart alike.
And they have one thing in common: over the last
calendar year, they've shown America that they all know
how to play "Jeopardy!" very, very well and have earned
a ticket to the most prestigious of all game show
On November 9 through November 20, though, the 15
players - nine men, four women - will compete against
each other to see who will be the best of the best in
this year's Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. The
winner will receive $250,000 and join the ranks of
previous ToC winners in quiz immortality.
First runner-up will win an additional $100,000, while
second runner-up will pocket $50,000. All semifinalists
- the five preliminary match winners and four wild-card
qualifiers who scored the highest amongst non-winners -
will get $10,000, while everyone is guaranteed $5000 for
As always, any money won
depends on how high up the ladder a player goes.
Catherine Hardee and
Brennan Bushee are stamped for next week. Tonight,
what's seen as this week's marquee matchup.
14 games; $413,612
Ann Arbor, MI
six days; $105,500
Teachers Champion; $100,000
Matt... dat smirk... has the
honor, and will start the Jeopardy! round...
Today is Veterans Day,
and category #6 is presented by "Modern Family's"
Eric Stonestreet in cooperation with
Got Your 6.
Daily Double: $800
Technology Milestones. John is on $2400 to Matt's
$3200. Jennifer has $600. He bets $2000 on this from
Sarah at Harvard: "During World War II computer
pioneer Grace Hopper helped maintain the Harvard
Mark I & its successor the Mark II. One day, she
removed a moth from the circuits, making her the
first to literally do this to a computer." "What is
debug?" Yep for $4400!
At the end of Jeopardy!...
Double Jeopardy! round...
Daily Double #1: $1600
Medieval Literature. Matt has the lead with $10,200
to $8400 for John & $1200 for Jennifer. Matt decides
to play for $5100 on this: his 14th century
collection "Canzoniere" established & perfected the
Italian sonnet form. That smirk, tho... "Who is
Petrarch?" RIGHT for $15,300!
Daily Double #2: $800 Dinosaurs.
John's going to try and cut into Matt's lead, $14,400 to $23,700. Jennifer has
$10,000. He bets $3000 on this: in 2015 scientists concluded that this old name
was valid after all; the Apatosaurus was another beast. "What is Brontosaurus?"
RIGHT for $17,400.
At the end of Double Jeopardy!...
Final Jeopardy! category:
ITS MEANING AS
AN INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT DATES TO 1977; ITS MEANING AS CONFORMING TO ORTHODOX
OPINION DATES TO 1986
Correct response: what is PC?
Jennifer's response: what is idem? WRONG. Wager: $6600.
John's response: what is ? WRONG. Wager: $2800. Total: $15,000
Matt's response: what is trad? WRONG. Wager: $2. Total: $24,898
SEMI-FINALIST: Matt Jackson
Matt does it
again, albeit a little late, but good enough to seal it
away in Final Jeopardy!. John looks like a sure-in for
next week as well. Jennifer... well, enjoy the $5000.
we'll end up with six.
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