"Round 1: Morris/Greenwald/Lach"
- March 15
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.
orig. from Louisville, KY
'94 Teen Tourney Winner
Biggest winner, '99-2000 season
The Newspaper, The Sports Page, The Book Review, The
Food Section, The Personals, The "C"rossword Puzzle.
Daily Double: $1000
The Sports Page. Doug ($800 to Matt's $1000) bets
the maximum, $1000 early. The clue:
one of this league's biggest newsmakers in
2004-'05 was Commissioner Gary Bettman. Doug's response: "What
is the National Hockey League?" Correct for
End of Round:
Matt - $2000
Leah - $4000
Doug - $9600
Double Jeopardy! categories: Music, Five Easy
Pisces, Chaplin, From the CIA World Factbook,
The State of Education, 15-Letter Words.
Daily Double #1: $800
From the CIA World Factbook. Doug ($13,200
over Leah's $11,600 and Matt's $2000) bets big, $4000. Clue:
the center of power of an empire until 1918,
this country is a bit smaller than Maine. Doug's
guess: "What is Austria?" Correct for $17,200.
Daily Double #2: $800 Music.
($16,400 to Doug's $20,000 and Matt's $2000)
sighs.... "$5000". Clue, delivered by Cheryl: in
the treble clef, the lines of the staff are E,
G, B, D, F, so the spaces are known by this
Leah's somewhat somber guess: "What is
face?" Correct for $21,400 and the lead.
End of Round:
Matt - $4000
Leah - $23,400
Doug - $26,400
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Artistic Masterpieces.
Answer: "Shouldn't the shining dots of the sky
be as accessible as the black dots on the map of
France?" the artist wrote of this work. Correct response: What
is "Starry Night"?
Matt's question: What
is Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande
Wager: $4000. Final score: $0.
Leah's question: What is Starry Night? (RIGHT)
Wager: $23,400. Final score: $46,800.
Chris' question: What is Starry Nights? (Going
to the judges... WRONG!)
Wager: $24,000. Final score: $2400.
EVER. Best. Final. Ever. Just a good game all
around, as Leah comes from behind to take the
game and a new high: $46,800. 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, Michael Rooney, Pam
Mueller, Steve Newman, and Chris Miller in the
Next up, our
good friend Eddie Timanus defends his
championship against Jean Grew and Jonathan