"Round 1: Groff/Timanus/Grewe"
- March 16
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.
Oak Hill, VA
First Blind 5-time Champion
Oak Park, IL
In UTOC play, not only
will Eddie receive a Braille card with all the
categories, but they have adjusted the lights around the
perimeter of the board so that they will also play a
soft tone, similar to an activated WOF square, to
account for the advanced competition.
Historic Names, I Love Lucy, "C" in Cooking, Full
Nelson, Mad About Scientists, Can I Get Your Number?
Daily Double: $400
Historic Names. Jonathan finds it in only the
second clue of the round and wagers $1000. The clue:
leaving for Italy in 218 BC, he gave command of
the Carthaginian Army in Spain to his brother
Hasdrubal. Jonathan's response: "Who is
Hannibal?" Correct for $1200.
End of Round:
Jonathan - $8400
Eddie - $2400
Jean - $4800
Double Jeopardy! categories: The Largest in
Area, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs,
Aviation, _____ of the _____, Words "Inc",
Publish or Perish
Daily Double #1: $1600
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs. Eddie
($2000 to Jean's $10,000 and Jonathan's $10,800)
"makes it true". Clue: no. 89 is this 1966 hit
that John Phillips came up with on a cold
winter's night in Manhattan. Eddie's guess:
"What is 'California Dreamin''?" Correct for $4000.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Publish or Perish.
($15,600 over Jean's $10,800 and Eddie's $3600)
bets $4800. Clue: this writer was working on a
novel, "Le Premier Homme", when he was killed in
a car accident.
Jonathan's guess: "Who is Camus?" Correct
End of Round:
Jonathan - $18,000
Eddie - $9600
Jean - $12,000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: The 2004 US Elections.
Answer: this woman received the third-highest
vote total of any candidate for all of the
November 2004 elections Correct response: Who is
Eddie's question: Who
is Barbara Boxer? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9600. Final score: $19,200.
Leah's question: Who is ? (WRONG)
Wager: $12,000. Final score: $0.
Jonathan's question: Who is Barbara Boxer? (RIGHT)
Wager: $6001. Final score: $24,001.
At least Eddie
gave it a good run in the later round, but
Jonathan carries teh day with $24,001, 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, Steve Newman, Chris Miller, and Leah
Greenwald in the next round.
Next up, John
Zang, Brian Moore (no relation to GSNN's
writer), and Dan Katz.