"Round 1: Carithers/Pawlowicz/Lin"
- February 25
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.
New York City
2K1 TOC runner-up
'92 TOC Winner
The US President When...; Allison Janney Was in That?;
Quotes; Fruits & Vegetables; Hello, My Deer; Double "D"s
Daily Double: $1000
Double "D"s. Tad ($4000 in a seesaw battle to
$5200 and Al's $400) bets $1000. The clue:
considered her masterpiece, this novel by George
Eliot is subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life".
Tad's response: "What is 'Middlemarch'?"
Correct for $5000.
End of Round:
Tad - $6400
Leszek - $5200
Al - $1400
Double Jeopardy! categories: The British Monarch
When..., Songs From Musicals, Antipodeans,
Foreign 3-Letter Words, West Virginia, Airports
Daily Double #1: $1600
The British Monarch When.... Al ($3400 to Tad's $6400 and
Leszek's $5200) bets $3000. Clue:
... Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet". Als guess: "Who
was James I?" Correct response: Who was
Elizabeth I? Al drops to $400.
Daily Double #2: $2000 West Virginia. Leszek
($6400 to Tad's $8800 and Al's $400) wants that
captain's chair; so it's True Daily Double. Clue:
then a part of Virginia, this village became
famous for an Oct. 16, 1859 event. Leszek's guess:
"What is Harper's Ferry?" Correct for
End of Round:
Tad - $17,200
Leszek - $15,600
Al - $7600
losers get $5000 each, while the winner is
guaranteed at least $15,000.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Wood. Answer:
The remarkable elasticity of yew led to this new
weapon that made history at a 1346 battle. Correct
response: What is the longbow?
Al's question: What
is the crossbow? (WRONG)
Wager: $4399. Final score: $3201.
Leszek's question: What is the longbow? (RIGHT)
Wager: $1601. Final score: $17,201.
Tad's question: What is the longbow? (RIGHT)
Wager: $14,100. Final score: $31,300.
Even if Leszek
went big, he still would've lost. The
penultimate clue (where the light bulb came on
too late) did him in, as Tad takes $31,300 into
the next round, joining Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, Dan Melia, Mark Eckard, Michael
Dupee, Jeff Richmond, and John Beck.
spots left. Next time,
another heavy hitter in Jerome Vered, another
underdog in Tim Scott, and another woman in