"Round 1: Scott/Vered/Clum"
- February 28
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.
'91 TOC winner
1-day record holder for more than a decade
orig. from Wichita, KS
The Jimmy Carter Experience; Hey, Tiger; Countries in
French; Brand Names; Maurice, Barry, or Robin; The "BG"s.
Daily Double: $600
Brand Names. Jim ($400 to Jerome's
$2400 and Michelle's $800) bets the maximum of
$1000. The clue: In the 1980s, Royal Appliance
Manufacturing colored its hand-held vacuum
cleaner red & called it this.
Jim's response: "What is the Red Devil?"
Close. Correct response: What is the Dirt Devil?
Jim dips into the red by $600.
End of Round:
Jim - $4000
Jerome - $6200
Michelle - $6200
Double Jeopardy! categories: Body Worlds, Out of
the Mouths of Babes, What a Character!, February
in History, Decade of Discovery, "In"s & "Out"s.
Daily Double #1: $1600
What a Character! Jerome ($10,600 to Michelle's $8200 and
Jim's $6000) bets $2000. Clue:
The last words of this 1851 novel character are
"Thus I give up the spear". Jerome's guess:
"What is 'The Count of Monte Cristo'?"
Wrong book... Correct response: Who was Captain
Ahab (of "Moby-Dick")? Jerome dips to $8600.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Decade of Discovery.
($15,000 to Michelle's $9000 and Jim's $6400)
goes $2500. Clue: DNA's double helix. Jerome's guess:
"What are the 1950s?" Correct for $17,500.
End of Round:
Jim - $7200
Jerome - $21,500
Michelle - $13,800
losers get $5000 each, while the winner is
guaranteed at least $15,000.
Final Jeopardy! Category: College Libraries. Answer:
Built in memory of a victim of this tragedy,
Harvard's Widener Library was opened in 1915. Correct
response: What is the sinking of the Titanic?
Jim's question: What
is the Titanic sinking? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7200. Final score: $14,400.
Michelle's question: What is Titanic sinking? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7701. Final score: $21,501.
Jerome's question: What is the sinking of the
Wager: $6101. Final score: $27,601.
Another big gun
from the old school joins Eric Terzuolo, Michael Rankins, Arthur Phillips,
David Traini, Bob Harris, Vinita Kailasanath, Bev
Schwartzberg, Dan Melia, Mark Eckard, Michael
Dupee, Jeff Richmond, John Beck, and Tad
Carithers in the next round. Jerome takes
$27,601 home en route to $2 million.
Next time, it's
like the first time all over again for Diane
Siegel, Kevin Keach, and Bruce Borchardt.