Larsen/Lowenthal/Rooney" - March 9
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.
Assistant director of the CIA
'88 TOC Winner
God Save the British King or Queen, MLB Teams By
Stadium, Online Lingo, Grammys 2005, "North" Poll,
Daily Double: $1000
God Save the British King or Queen. Michael ($600 over
Mark's $200) finds it way early and goes the
maximum. The clue: all 3 of the kings with this
name died violently.
Michael's response: "What is Richard?"
Correct for $1600
End of Round:
Erik - $6000
Mark - $2200
Michael - $6800
Double Jeopardy! categories: Ancient Structures,
The Moore The Merrier, Balanchine Ballets, Poker
Night, Haulin' S, 4-Letter Birds.
Daily Double #1: $1600
The Moore the Merrier. Erik ($9600 to Michael's $16,800 and
Mark's $2200) bets $5000. Clue: elected to the
US Senate 8 times, his middle name is Moore. Erik's guess: "Who
is Strom Thurmond?" Correct response:
"Who is Ted Kennedy?"; Erik drops to $4600.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Balanchine Ballets.
($11,800 to Michael's $22,000 and Mark's $2200)
bets $5000 again. Clue: the 3 muses that appear
in Balanchine's ballet "Apollo" are Polyhymnia,
Calliope & this muse of the dance. Erik's guess: "What
is Terpsichore?" Correct for $16,800.
End of Round:
Erik - $17,600
Mark - $3800
Michael - $24,000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: 20th Century Novels.
Answer: it begins, "'To be born again,' sang
Gibrel Farishta tumbling from the heavens,
'first you have to die.'" Correct
response: What is "The Satanic Verses"?
Mark's question: What
is The Prophet? (WRONG)
Wager: $3800. Final score: $1.
Erik's question: What is The Satanic Verses? (RIGHT)
Wager: $15,000. Final score: $32,600.
Michael's question: What is The Satanic Verses? (RIGHT)
Wager: $11,201. Final score: $35,201.
after a fierce buzzer war with Erik, goes to the
next round with a $35,201 paycheck. 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, Bruce Borchardt, Fred Ramen, Ed Schiffer, Grace Veach,
Ryan Holznagel, and Mark Dawson.
former college cutie Pam Mueller graduates to
the big leagues against Michael Day and Jay