Miller/Thayer/Donohue" - March 14
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.
North Plainfield, NJ
'90 College Champion
John Adams, In the Minority, Winter Sports Review,
Shades of Brown, GI Joe(R), "Big" Deal
Daily Double: $1000
In the Minority. Chris ($4400 over Dennis' $2400 and
Mike's $1200) bets his lead, $2000. The clue:
they're the largest minority group in Kyrgyzstan.
Chris' response: "Who are the Armenians?"
Correct response: Who are the Russians? Chris
ties Dennis' $2400.
End of Round:
Chris - $4400
Mike - $4000
Dennis - $4400
Double Jeopardy! categories: Composers, Days of
the Week, Shakespearean Insults, Biology, "Pro",
Daily Double #1: $1600
Composers. Mike ($5200 to Chris' $5600 and
Dennis' $4400) bets $2000 early. Clue: In 1988,
more than 40 years after his death, his remains
were moved from New York to Budapest for a state
funeral. Mike's guess: "Who was Bartok?" Correct for $7200
and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Biology.
($13,600 over Mike's $8400 and Dennis' $6000)
bets $3500. Clue: excess or deficiency of this
pituitary hormone leads to gigantism or dwarfism.
Chris' guess: "I'm sorry?" Correct
response: What is HGH? Chris drops to $10,100,
End of Round:
Chris - $18,900
Mike - $8000
Dennis - $6000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: The 20th Century.
Answer: to allow people to communicate more
quickly, on May 15, 1918, courtesy of the US
Army, this service began. Correct response: What
is air mail?
Dennis' question: What
is air mail? (RIGHT)
Wager: $0. Final score: $6000.
Mike's question: What is National Broadcasting? (WRONG)
Wager: $7995. Final score: $5.
Chris' question: What is air mail? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2899. Final score: $21,799.
So in the field
of legends, a modern-day player comes to town,
as Chris takes $21,799 into the next round,
joining 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, Michael Rooney, Pam
Mueller, and Steve Newman.
Matt Morris, Leah Greenwald, and Doug Lach fight
it out for Jeopardy! glory.