"Round 1: Zhang/Katz/Moore"
- March 17
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 Lexington, KY
2K3 Teen Tourney Winner
Owings Mill, MD
5-time Champion; Bruce Springsteen fan
Once again, no relation
to our own Brian Moore, who hails from Wisconsin.
Literary Quotes, 23 Skiddo, Legal Lingo, Art-isms, Sing
a Song of Six Packs, Cheers
Daily Double: $800
Legal Lingo. Dan ($600 to John's $2400 and
Brian's $1000) bets the max of $1000. The clue:
the 5th Amendment clause known by this 2-word
name protects you from the feds; the one in the
14th, from the states. Dan's response: "What
is due process?" Correct for $1600.
End of Round:
John Z - $4000
Dan - $3400
Brian - $5000
Double Jeopardy! categories: The 60s, Movie
Songs, Island Hopping, Grammat, Know Your
Congress, "E" Gads!
Daily Double #1: $1600
Grammar. Brian (who came to life in the DJ round
with $17,000 over Dann's $5400 and John's $3200)
fronts $6000. Clue: in the sentence "Sailing is
fun", "sailing" is this, also called a verbal
noun. Brian's guess: "What is a gerund?" Correct for $23,000.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Island Hopping.
Dan ($7000 to Brian's $23,800 and John's $6400)
bets $5000. Clue: it's the largest island in the
Mediterranean Sea that belongs to France. Dan's guess: "What
is Corsica?" Correct for $12,000.
End of Round:
John Z - $2800
Dan - $12,800
Brian - $29,000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Words.
Answer: this 6-letter word can mean both a
bright light above someone's head & a dark cloud
above our heads. Correct response: What is a
John's question: What
is shadow? (WRONG)
Wager: $2800. Final score: $2800.
Dan's question: What is a nimbus? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7200. Final score: $20,000.
Brian's question: What is a nimbus? (RIGHT)
Wager: $3000. Final score: $32,000.
So Brian, who
exploded in Double Jeopardy!, is now at least a
threat level player with $32,000, as 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, Mark Dawson, Michael Rooney, Pam
Mueller, Steve Newman, Chris Miller, Leah
Greenwald, and Jonathan Groff in the next round.
reigning grand champion Russ Schumacher takes on
Bill Pitassy and Robert Slaven.