"Round 1: Wangsgard/Bate/Melia"
- February 18
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.
Salt Lake City
Largest winner, '88-'89
2K TOC runner-up
'98 TOC Grand Champion
Mediicne, 1970s Album Covers, Common Bonds, Search Dog
Foundation, US Place Names, It's Been a "Gas".
Daily Double: $1000
US Place Names. Brian ($1000 to Jeremy's
$800 and Dan's $200) lets it ride early. The clue:
popular with shoppers, this Pa. town was named
for a tavern that was named after Frederick the
Brian's response: "What is King of
Prussia?" Correct for the double up, $2000.
End of Round:
Brian - $3400
Jeremy - $3400
Dan - $0
Double Jeopardy! categories: The Ottoman Empire,
Possessive Movies, Hidden Books of the Bible (a
"Now You See It" category), 19th Century Quotes,
Daily Double #1: $1600
19th Century Quotes. Dan ($2400 to
Brian and Jeremy's $3400 a piece) bets only $1400. Clue:
in 1871, this New Yorker said, "As long as I
count the votes, what are you going to do about
it?". Dan's guess: "Who's Boss Tweed?" Correct
for $3800 and the lead. Dan would go on to sweep
and fire would ensue.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Mac. Brian
($5800 to Dan's $12,600 and Jeremy's $7800)
says... "Like a good resident of Salt Lake City,
$4200." Clue: former British diplomat Donald
MacLean died in this world capital in 1983.
Brian's guess: "I can't give you anything?"
Correct response: What is Moscow? Brian drops to
$1600. And he loses THAT to a clue in Hidden
Books of the Bible.
End of Round:
Brian - $0 - OUT
Jeremy - $9800
Dan - $17,000
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: Wordplay. Answer:
this word for a type of war is one of the few
5-letter words that can be made using only Roman
numerals. Correct response: What is civil?
What is divid? (WRONG) Wager:
$9800. Final score: $0.
Dan's question: What is civil? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2601. Final score: $19,601.
Dan just puts
the hurt on his opponents, as he comes back with
$19,601 to challenge Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath,
and Bev Schwartzberg.
Kermin Fleming brings the 1337 to Lance Johnson
and Mark Eckard.