Lassiter/Wu/Ramen" - March 2
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.
2K4 Teen Tourney winner
New York City
21, School of Rock, Hints from Heloise... to Abelard,
Pavlovian Jeopardy! (brief, but very telling, clues),
Flag Me Down, Give Me "More"
Daily Double: $600
Flag Me Down. Lee ($200) finds it in only the
second clue of the round. He risks the max of
$1000. The clue: this geographic feature on
Nebraska's state flag bears the name of another
Lee's response: "What is the seal?" Correct
response: What is the Missouri River? Lee drops
End of Round:
Lee - -$800
Jennifer - $2600
Fred - $7400
Double Jeopardy! categories: Military History;
Dennis, Anyone? Let's Have a Cookout;
Geographer's Dictionary; A Success with Brush;
Give Me "Less".
Daily Double #1: $800
A Success with Brush. Fred ($10,200 to Jennifer's $2600 and
Lee's -$800) bets $2000. Clue:
in "The Story of Painting", Sister Wendy says
"He is much more than a painter of the fair and
fat". Fred's guess: "Who is Rubens?"
Correct for $12,200.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Military History. Fred
($22,600 to Jennifer's $5000 and Lee's $3200)
will only bet the $3000. Clue: a participant in
WWI's Battle of the Marne was the BEF, short for
this. Bruce's guess: "What is British
Expeditionary Force?" Correct for $25,600.
End of Round:
Lee - $7200
Jennifer - $5000
Fred - $27,600
Nothing is ever
certain on Jeopardy!, but at the risk of
sounding cocksure, Jennifer and Lee will be
taking home $5000, while Fred is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Detective Fiction. Answer:
"Grand Master Villiers de l'Isle d'Adam had"
this made "by Turkish slaves in the Castle of
St. Angelo". Correct response: What is the
Jennifer's question: What
is the Golden Key? (WRONG)
Wager: $5000. Final score: $0.
Lee's question: What is ? (WRONG)
Wager: $7200. Final score: $0.
Fred's question: What is the Maltese Falcon? (RIGHT)
Wager: $6400. Final score: $34,000.
Fred has become
a contender with his $34,000 win, as 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,
Jerome Vered, and Bruce Borchardt in the next
Next time, Ed
Schiffer, Andrew Garen, and way way WAY old
school for this one, Paul Boymel.