Rosenberg/Mueller/Day" - March 10
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.
Chapel Hill, NC
Capitol Hill staffer
orig. from Chicago
2K College Champion
Band Names, Come to the Point, Not a National Capital,
Presidential Relative, Also a Bar Drink, 9-Letter Words
Daily Double: $1000
Presidential Relatives. Michael ($5000 to Pam's $7800
and Jay's -$1000) bets $2500. The clue: when he
was veep, his brother Donald was involved in
financial dealings with Howard Hughes.
Michael's response: "Who is Nixon?"
Correct for $7500.
End of Round:
Jay - -$1000
Pam - $8600
Michael - $8500
Double Jeopardy! categories: Brand Names, "Sh"!
I'm Watching TV!, Literary Narrators, And the
Horse, You Rodin, On...
Daily Double #1: $1200
You Rodin. Pam ($15,800 over Michael's $14,500 and
Jay's -$200) bets $2200. Clue: the controversy
surrounding your monument to this French author
was a real "human comedy". Pam's guess: "Who
is Balzac?" Correct for $18,000.
Daily Double #2: $1600 And the Horse.
($24,000 over Michael's $16,100 and Jay's
researcher-augmented $2200 - he was credited for
a response to "The Gate of Hell" in You Rodin)
bets $3000. Clue, delivered by Jimmy: these
types of horses are bred for herding or running
races of 1320 feet. Pam's guess: "What
are quarter horses?" Correct for $27,000.
End of Round:
Jay - $2200
Pam - $30,600
Michael - $16,100
The girl is
taking the old-schoolers to the new school. Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Ancient Writers.
Answer: born in 43 BC, his most famous work
begins, "My intention is to tell of bodies
changed to different forms". Correct response:
Who was Ovid?
Jay's question: Who
was Ovid? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2200. Final score: $4400.
Michael's question: Who was Ovid? (RIGHT)
Wager: $14,501. Final score: $30,601.
Pam's question: Who is Ovid? (RIGHT)
Wager: $1601. Final score: $32,201.
Proving that the
female is indeed the deadlier of the species,
Pam dispatches her opponents and takes away the
highest total to date (we think), $32,201. She 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, Mark Dawson, and Michael Rooney
as only the second college champ in round 2.
Favorite to win? Probably...
Andrew "Andy" Westney, Steve Newman, and David
Siegel vie for the rapidly closing spots in