Epstein/Harris/Cubbage" - February 15
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.
Oklahoma City, OK
First & only
College Champion to win the TOC
Rock Groups, The Mamas & The Papas, Kansas, The Stones,
Guns N' Roses, U2
Daily Double: $1000
The Stones. Bob ($3800 to
$6600 and Frank's $2600), after a frantic
search, bets $1500. The
clue: the black type of this October birthstone
is quite rare, & more valuable than the fire
variety. Bob's response: "What is an opal?" Correct for $5300.
"Uh, let's see, I was born in October."
End of Round:
Frank - $2400
Bob - $5300
Tom - $6600
Double Jeopardy! categories: Operas by
Character, 1970s TV, the Human Body, Everything
Has a Name, The Secretary of State Who...,
Derived from Etruscan (words that can be made
from the letters in "Etruscan")
Daily Double #1: $1600
The Secretary of State Who...
Bob ($6500 to Tom's $7800 and Frank's
$1200) bets $1300 to tie. Clue: ...
survived an assassination attempt on the night
his boss was shot. Bob's
guess: "Oh, gimme a sec, I'll get it. Who
was Seward?" Correct for $7800 and a tie for the
Daily Double #2: $1200 The Body Human.
($9400 to Bob's $7400 and Frank's $4400) wagers
$1000. Clue: about 2/3 of the weight of bone
tissue consists of the minerals phosphate,
carbonate & this. Tom's guess: "What is
calcium?" Correct for $10,400.
End of Round:
Frank - $7600
Bob - $12,200
Tom - $11,600
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: Shakespearean Royalty. Answer:
Kings Edward IV & Edward V, the future Henry VII
& the corpse of Henry VI appear in the play
named for him. Correct response: Who was Richard
Who is Richard III? (RIGHT) Wager:
$5000. Final score: $12,600.
Tom's question: Who is Richard III? (RIGHT) Wager:
$3601. Final score: $15,201.
Bob's question: Who is Richard III? (RIGHT) Wager:
Final score: $24,400.
Yeah, like the
actor and writer wasn't going to get
Shakespeare. Bob wins $24,400 and joins Eric
Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips, and
David Traini in the Final 45.
Next time, yet
another favorite Vinita Kailasanath, Steve
Robin, and David Sampugnaro.