Kelly/Holznagel/Eddy" - March 7
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.
Retired Air Force officer
5-time Champion, Top 5 in money won
orig. from Forest Grove, OR
'95 TOC Winner
5-time Champion; still has good luck frog
Novel Places, Who's Had More No. 1 Hits?, World Leaders:
1871, A Snake in the Category, "De" Arts, A Number from
1 to 10.
Daily Double: $600
Novel Places. Ryan ($2000 to Barbara-Anne's $2600 and
John's $1200) fronts $1000. The clue: this work,
Jules Verne's first novel, surveys Africa from
Ryan's response: "What is 'Around the World
in 80 Days'?" Correct response: What is
"Five Days in a Balloon"? Ryan still has $1000.
End of Round:
John - $2200
Ryan - $3800
Barbara-Anne - $6600
Double Jeopardy! categories: Particle Physics,
Let's Visit Palau, Jamie Foxx Roles, African
Cuisine, Latin Legal Terms, & One Last "EZ"
Daily Double #1: $2000
Particle Physics. Ryan ($11,000 to
Barbara-Anne's $11,400 and
John's $3000) bets $1111. Clue: The study of
collisions that create new particles is this
physics branch, HEP for short. Ryan's guess: "What
is high-energy particles?" Correct for
Daily Double #2: $1200 & One Last "EZ" Category.
($15,400 over Ryan's $13,711 and John's $3000)
bets $5600. Clue: one of Thomas Edison's
first-ever filmed shorts showed his assistant
Fred Ott doing this. Barbara-Anne's guess: "What
is on a trapeze?" Correct response: What is
sneezing? Barbara-Anne drops to $9800.
End of Round:
John - $7000
Ryan - $16,111
Barbara-Anne - $11,800
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Sports Phrase Origins.
Answer: In 1939, an Illinois sports official
wrote, "A little" of this alliterative phrase
may "contribute to sanity". Correct response: What is
John's question: What
? (WRONG, though he came up with the right
Wager: $6900. Final score: $100.
Barbara-Anne's question: What is Time...? (WRONG)
Wager: $11,800. Final score: $0.
Ryan's question: What is Play Ball? (WRONG)
Wager: $7887. Final score: $8224.
So you can add
up all of Ryan's weird wagers today, but in the
end, it adds up to victory, as he takes $15,000
today and 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, Bruce Borchardt, Fred Ramen, Ed Schiffer,
and Grace Veach in the next
Next time, a
favorite around here, Mark Dawson takes on
Elaine Zollner and Chris Ward.