"Round 1: Frates/Galvin/Terzuolo"
- February 9
So you're probably thinking, what's this doing in the
Primes section of the site? Well, short answer, it's
worth the coverage. Long answer: it's a major deal and
in most markets and Canada, it airs in prime access. But
mostly, it's because of the gravity of the situation.
145 champs, three months, two million dollars. Sounds
like something you'd see here, doesn't it?
Now that that's taken
care of, let the games begin! Here's how it works: We
start with 135 champs. From here, we go to 45 winners,
who take on nine of Jeopardy!'s best. The 18 winners
then face off for six slots. The two winners of those
semifinal games have a date with destiny in the form of
one Ken Jennings for a three-day final. The winner of
those games wins $2 million. Second place is guaranteed
$500,000, while third place is guaranteed $250,000.
No wild cards, no second
chances. It's (my favorite words when it comes to
Jeopardy! tourneys) win or go home.
Penn Wynne, PA
1987 Teen Tournament
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good Conductors, Movie Missing Links, In the News 2005,
Eat Your Vegetables!, Advice, Cleaning Your "Clock"
Daily Double: $800
Good Conductors. Eric ($800 to Michael's
$200 and Leslie's $0) bets the level on the
early clue. The clue: this form of carbon used
in fishing rods is a good conductor--so cast
with care around power lines. Eric's response: "What is
graphite?" Correct for $1600.
End of Round:
Leslie - $5200
Michael - $2600
Eric - $6200
Double Jeopardy! categories: Great Conductors,
Cole Mining, Where Am I?, Japanese Americans,
Literary Crossword Clues "S", Clichés in Other
Daily Double #1: $1600 Great Conductors.
Leslie ($6000 to Eric's $8200 and Michael's
$1800) wagers $3500. Clue: he studied medicine
at St. Xavier's College in India before becoming
Leslie's guess: "Who is Zubin Mehta?" Correct for
$9500 and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Literary Crossword Clues
($9900 to Eric's $8200 and Michael's $3800) wagers
$6000. Wow. Clue: what "Requiem for a Nun" is to
"Sanctuary" (6). Leslie's guess: "I'm
sorry, I don't know." Correct question:
What is a sequel? Leslie drops to $3900, a hair
off of third.
In a somewhat
prophetic move, Leslie gets the final clue in "Cliches
in Other Words": "Carmen" remains unfinished up
to the time a beefy broad belts out a ditty. Not
a statement to Leslie personally, but she
answers with "the opera ain't over 'til the fat
lady sings" as...
End of Round:
Leslie - $9900
Michael - $8600
Eric - $15,000
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: 19th Century
with 4, this President had more Attorneys
General in his administration than any other
President. Correct response: Who was Ulysses S.
Michael's question: Who is Ulysses S. Grant? (RIGHT) Wager:
$2000. Final score: $10,600.
Leslie's question: Who was Lincoln? (WRONG) Wager:
$9900. Final score: $0.
Eric's question: Who was Grant? (RIGHT) Wager: $4801.
Final score: $19,801.
forward into the next round with $19,801. Next
time, three more champions - Rachael Schwartz,
Michael Rankins, and John Genova.