Holloway/Baxter/Richmond" - February 23
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.
Sophomore, No. Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
2K2 Teen Tourney winner
1992 College Champion
Astronomy, Spouse in Common, Americana, That 70s News
Item, People & Places, Beastly Language
Daily Double: $800
People & Places. Bernard ($400 to Billy's
$200 and Jeff's $0) bets the max of $1000. The
clue: the people of this Aussie state have an
ap"peel"ing nickname: Apple Islanders.
Bernard's response: "What is Canberra?"
Correct response: What is Tasmania? Bernard is
End of Round:
Bernard - $200
Billy - $1000
Jeff - $6000
Double Jeopardy! categories: small state
capitals, Quotable Oscar Hosts, JR, Furniture,
Plays, "Gray" Matter
Daily Double #1: $2000
small state capitals. Bernard (-$200 to Jeff's $6800 and
Billy's $1400) bets the max again, $2000. Clue:
a planetarium in this capital bears the name of
Christa McAuliffe, who died in the 1986
Challenger explosion. Bernard's guess: "What
is Tallahassee?" Correct response: What is
Concord? Bernard is now $2200 in the red.
Both Bernard and
Billy are in negative numbers as Jeff finds the
final clue in the round...
Daily Double #2: $2000 Plays. Jeff
($12,800) bets $1000. Clue: as the title
implies, this play features an important
arrival, that of Hickey in the saloon. Jeff's guess:
"... Don't know." Correct response: "What
is 'The Iceman Cometh'?" Jeff drops to $11,800,
but it doesn't matter, because looking at the
End of Round:
Bernard - -$3000 - OUT, $5000
Billy - -$600 - OUT, $5000
Jeff - $11,800
... it will be
Jeff against the house in Final Jeopardy!...
Remember, he is guaranteed at least $15,000 if
he makes it through (yes, he can still lose if
he bets everything).
Final Jeopardy! Category: Bestselling Authors. Answer:
in 2000 this writer, with more than 100 million
copies of novels in print, had a new species of
dinosaur named for him. Correct response: Who is
Jeff's question: Who
is Michael Crichton? (RIGHT)
Wager: $11,500. Final score: $23,300.
With that, Jeff
joins Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, Dan Melia, Mark Eckard, and
Michael Dupee in the next round with $23,300.
a recent champ in John Beck takes on two tourney
vets: Tom Nosek and Carolyn Cracraft.