"Round 1: Fleming/Eckard/Johnson"
- February 21
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.
Junior at Carnegie Mellon
Reigning College Champion
Model aircraft engine technician
First 5-timer of '98-'99 season
Literary Title Pairs, New York On Film, Ar"t", It's a
Job, Easy for You to Say, Why Not?
Daily Double: $600
Ar"t". Mark ($1000 to Kermin's
$2600 and Lance's $1600) fronts it all early. The clue:
Jacopo Robusti was the real name of the painter
with this nickname, derived from this father's
Mark's response: "What is Tintoretto?"
Correct for the double up, $2000.
End of Round:
Kermin - $5600
Mark - $4600
Lance - $4400
Double Jeopardy! categories: Mammals; The Born
Identity; This Old House 25th Anniversary;
Before & After; "CS", I; Miami
Daily Double #1: $1600
Mammals. Mark ($5800 to
Kermin's $6000 and Lance's $5200) bets $1800. Clue:
certain moths make sonar-jamming sounds to
confuse these predators. Mark's guess: "What
are bats?" Correct for $7600 and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $2000 "CS," I. Lance
($8000 to Mark's $9200 and Kermin's $7600) bets
the level. Clue: When the Spanish-American War
broke out, this poet enlisted in the 6th
Illinois Infantry. Lance's guess: "What is Carl
Sandburg?" Correct for an even $10,000 and the
End of Round:
Kermin - $15,200
Mark - $12,800
Lance - $14,400
Or, in Bugs
Bunny parlance, "Close one, ain't it?" Today's winner
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: Foreign Words &
it's the more commonly used term for the
practice of Chinese geomancy. Correct reponse:
What is Feng Shui?
mah jong Feng Shua? (RIGHT) Wager:
$12,800. Final score: $25,600.
Lance's question: What is Tai Chi? (WRONG)
Wager: $4000. Final score: $10,400.
Kermin's question: What is fortune telling? (WRONG)
Wager: $13,601. Final score: $1599.
won it if he had only gotten it right, but it's
Mark Eckard, who brings $25,600 into the next
round, joining Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, and Dan Melia.
Michael Dupee holds court against Jack Archey
and Sandra Gore.