"Round 1: Dupee/Gore/Archey"
- February 22
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.
Winner, '96 TOC
My Little Black Book; In the 2005 ESPN Almanac; "A" Men;
Eat It, Spend It or Wear It; They Come in Sevens; 3 E's
Daily Double: $800
My Little Black Book. Sandra ($3400 to Michael's
$6600 and Jack's $4000) goes all-in. The clue: W
is for this girl I once took to the Madison
Avenue museum of the same name.
Sandra's response: "What is the Whitney?"
Correct for the double up, $6800.
End of Round:
Michael - $6600
Sandra - $6800
Jack - $4000
Double Jeopardy! categories: African-American
Lit, I "Wonder", Contemporaries, It's All a
Plant, Pre-Civil War America, Rhymes with Sony.
Daily Double #1: $1600
It's All a Plant. Michael ($7400 to Sandra's $6800 and
Jack's $4800) bets $2000. Clue:
this Mediterranean fruit appears on this Spanish
city of Granada's coat of arms. Michael's guess: "What
is a pomegranate?" Correct for $9400.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Pre-Civil War America.
($12,600 to Sandra's $8000 and Jack's $7200) bets
$3900. Clue: Lincoln's election as captain of
his company in this 1832 Indian war "gave me
more pleasure than any I have had." Michael's guess: "What is
the Black Hawk War" Correct for $16,500.
End of Round:
Michael - $22,500
Sandra - $10,800
Jack - $9600
is guaranteed $15,000. Runners-up receive $5000
Final Jeopardy! Category: Political Geography. Answer:
the 2 island nations that are official members
of the G-8 (Group of Eight). Correct response:
What are the United Kingdom & Japan?
What are Iceland & Greenland? (WRONG) Wager:
$9600. Final score: $0.
Sandra's question: What are England & Australia? (WRONG)
Wager: $800. Final score: $10,000.
Michael's question: What are Japan & UK? (RIGHT)
Wager: $0. Final score: $22,500.
not be caught, as he brings $22,500 with him to
challenge the likes of Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, Dan Melia, and Mark Eckard.
Bernard Holloway, Billy Baxter, and Jeff
Richmond. Three different J! eras, three