"Round 1: Siegel/Borchardt/Keach"
- March 1
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.
Medical Milestones, Harlem Globetrottin', The Onion(R),
So Jump in a Great Lake!, Also an Apple Variety, I "Am"
Daily Double: $1000
The Onion(R). Kevin ($1800 to Bruce's
$3400 and Diane's $1400) says those magic words:
"Let's make it a true Daily Double, Alex!" The
clue: March 16, 1923: "Russians continuing to
kill" him; "hirsute mystic to real demise 'no
later than 1925'".
Kevin's response: "Who is Rasputin?" Correct for
the doubler, $3600, and the lead.
End of Round:
Diane - $1200
Bruce - $6200
Kevin - $6000
Double Jeopardy! categories: Egyptian Religion,
Crossword Clues "S", Before & After Jobs, Brit
Lit, 1984, Big Brothers
Daily Double #1: $1200
Brit Lit. Diane ($1200 to Bruce's $7800 and
Kevin's $6400) bets the maximum of $2000. Clue:
The alternate title of "Twelfth Night" means
roughly the same as the title of this other
Shakespeare play. Diane's guess: "'As You Wish'."
One, not a question. Two, not right. Correct
response: What is "As You Like It"? Diane is
$800 in the red.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Big Brothers. Bruce
($9000 to Kevin's $6400 and Diane's -$800) goes
only $1000. Clue: Only family in the musical
sense, this group gave us "China Grove" and
"Black Water". Bruce's guess: "Who are the
Doobie Brothers?" Correct for $10,000.
End of Round:
Diane - -$1200 - OUT; $5000
Bruce - $16,400
Kevin - $9600
One other person
is guaranteed $15,000, while the other will take
home $5000. It's all dependent on ...
Final Jeopardy! Category: Historic Quotations. Answer:
in 1900, Teddy Roosevelt wrote, "I have always
been fond of the west African proverb:" this. Correct
response: What is "Speak softly and carry a big
Kevin's question: What
is Speak softly & carry a big stick? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9600. Final score: $19,200.
Bruce's question: What is Speak softly and carry
a BIG STICK? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2801. Final score: $19,201.
win-by-a-dollar maneuver carries Bruce into the
next round with $19,201. He 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, Tad Carithers,
and Jerome Vered.
Next time, last
year's teen champ Jennifer Wu and former TOC
players Fred Ramen & Lee Lassiter. Will youth be
served? Stay tuned...