"Round 1: Rankins/Schwartz/Genova"
- February 10
In round one, there are 135 players competing in 45
games. The winners of those games will take on nine
seeded opponents. 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.
Rohnert Park, CA
First female to win TOC
Granada Hills, CA
Earliest 5-time champion
Penn. Names; Broadway Traditions; Oh, Shoot; Advertising
Slogans; Autumn Leaves; From D to Shining D.
Daily Double: $800
Autumn Leaves. Michael ($5200 to Rachael's
$5400 and John's $0) wagers $3000. The clue:
Autumn 1893: this composer's death in St.
Petersburg leaves rumors of suicide. Michael's response: "What is
Tchaikovsky?" Correct for $8200 and the
End of Round:
Michael - $8600
Rachael - $5600
John - $0
Double Jeopardy! categories: Asian Capitals;
Talking Heads; Literary Literary Characters;
Inventors; Animals, Vegetables, Minerals; Fill
in the _____.
Daily Double #1: $1600 Asian Capitals.
Rachael ($10,400 to Michael's $11,000 and Mr. G's
-$2000) wagers $1400. Clue: on Jan. 6, 2005 an
international summit on tsunami relief opened in
Rachael's guess: "What is... Tokyo?" Correct
response: What is Jakarta?; Rachael drops to
Daily Double #2: $1600 Animals, Vegetables,
($17,400 to Rachael's $13,800 and John's $400) wagers
$3000. Clue: used in watches, it's time most
common piezoelectric crystal. Michael's guess: "What
is quartz?" Correct for $20,400.
End of Round:
Michael - $20,400
Rachael - $15,800
John - $400
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: Legal Terms. Answer:
innuendo is what a plaintiff must demonstrate in
order to prove the commission of this. Correct response: What
John's question: What
is slander? (Ruled as RIGHT) Wager:
$400. Final score: $800.
Rachael's question: What is defamation? (RIGHT) Wager:
$4800. Final score: $20,600.
Michael's question: What is slander? (RIGHT) Wager: $11,201.
Final score: $31,601.
Eric Terzuolo in the final 45 with $31,601. Next
time, Melissa Seal, Arthur Phillips, and Babu