"Round 1: Traini/Bailey/Wong"
- February 14
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.
Placed 2nd in '87 TOC
North Hills, CA
Museum development officer
Name That Author, Hall of Famer by Position, Stock
Symbol Shopping, What Would You Like to Drink?, Perhaps
Some "Tea", A Cup of Kofi
Daily Double: $800
What Would You Like to Drink. Alan ($1200 to
$1000 and David's $0) bets it all early. The
clue: this beverage that can be "sweet" or
"hard" is made from freshly pressed deciduous
fruits. Alan's response: "What is cider?" Correct for $2400.
End of Round:
David - $1600
Alan - $7400
Janet - $3600
Double Jeopardy! categories: Philosophy, Movie
Taglines, American Herstory, Country
Distinctions, Geek Letter Societies, It's Greek
Daily Double #1: $1600
Alan ($10,200 to David's $4400 and Janet's
$3600) bets $5000. Clue: 1960: "They
trained him to kill for their pleasure... But
they trained him a little too well..." Alan's
guess: "What is 'The Manchurian Candidate'?" Correct
response: What is "Spartacus"? Alan drops to
$5200, still leading, but not by much.
Daily Double #2: $800 American Herstory.
($4000 to Alan's $3600 and David's $10,800) wagers
$1200. Clue: as a girl in the 1830s, she nursed
her brother David through a 2-year illness (came
in handy later). Janet's guess: "Who is
Florence Nightingale?" Wrong country. Correct
response: Who was Clara Barton? Janet drops to
third at $2800.
End of Round:
David - $12,800
Alan - $6000
Janet - $5600
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: State Symbols. Answer:
in 1993 it became the first state to adopt an
official flavor, which, incidentally, comes from
its state tree. Correct response: What is
Janet's question: What
is Vermont? (RIGHT) Wager:
$400. Final score: $6000.
Alan's question: What is Vermont? (RIGHT) Wager:
All-in. Final score: $12,000.
David's question: What is Florida? (WRONG) Wager: $0.
Final score: $12,800.
So David gets
the house minimum of $15,000 and joins Eric
Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, and Arthur Phillips
in the Final 45.
Next time, Tom
Cubbage, another favorite Bob Harris, and Frank