Schwartzberg/Islam/Arnone" - February 17
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.
Adult literacy coordinator
Santa Barbara, CA
'93 TOC runner-up
Teen Tournament winner
Largest winner of the 2000-01 season
Libros en Español, We've Got Designs on Broadway, Give
an "Nch", Signs, The Village, The Sixth Sense.
Daily Double: $1000
We've Got Designs on Broadway. Michael ($3600 to
$6000 and Bev's $800) makes it a true Daily
Double. The clue: Peter Foy revolutionized stage
flying with the "inter-related pendulum" he
designed for this 1954 musical.
Michael's response: "What is 'Peter Pan'?"
Correct for $7200 and the lead.
End of Round:
Bev - $2600
Sahir - $7000
Michael - $8000
Double Jeopardy! categories: Opera, Show
Business Groups, Fruit, Vice Presidential Vice,
Bonds... Other Bonds, "AA"
Daily Double #1: $2000
Opera. Sahir ($10,600 to
Michael's $8000 and Bev's
$2600) bets... $2000. Clue: in a Wagner
opera, this title knight tells Elsa he'll marry
her so long as she never asks his identity.
Sahir's guess: "Who is Parsifal?" Correct
response: "Who is Lohengrin?" Sahir drops to $8600,
but still maintains the
Daily Double #2: $1600 Show Business Groups.
($17,000 to Bev's $10,600 and Michael's $4000) wagers
$1500. Clue: head of the Motion Picture
Association of America, 1966-2004, he created
the current movie rating system. Sahir's guess: "Who
is Valenti?" Correct for $18,500.
End of Round:
Bev - $12,600
Sahir - $18,500
Michael - $4000
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: American Writers. Answer:
these two writers of lavish prose, born in North
Carolina & Virginia 30 years apart, have the
same first & last name? Correct response: Who
were Tom Wolfe & Thomas Wolfe?
Who is ? (WRONG) Wager:
$4000. Final score: $0.
Bev's question: Who are John Smith? (WRONG)
Wager: $891. Final score: $11,709.
Sahir's question: Who are (WRONG) Wager: $7000.
Final score: $11,500.
By $209, Bev is
another in a string of lucky guns who dance on.
She takes $15,000 into the next round, alongside Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, and Vinita Kailasanath.
Next time, Dan
Melia gives Jeremy Bate and Brian Wangsgard a