"Round 1: Slaven/Pitassy/Schumacher"
- March 18
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.
Technical product specialist
orig. from Yellowknife, NT
Roselle Park, NJ
Fort Collins, CO
Reigning TOC Winner
Last time we mentioned
that Brian was from Wisconsin. He's actually from
Minnesota. Sorry, man...
They Came to Egypt, This Should Sound Familirar, A
Ulysses S. Grant Quickie, Cherchez la Femme, What a
Daily Double: $600
A Ulysses S. Grant quickie. Bill ($1200 to
Robert's $7200 and
Russ' $1800) bets $1000. The clue:
his mother's maiden name. Bill's response: "What
is Simpson?" Correct for $2200.
End of Round:
Robert - $9200
Bill - $3400
Russ - $3200
Double Jeopardy! categories: Contemporary Art,
Al Pacino Film Roles, That's Illinois-ing, A
Category from Scratch, Remembering Arthur
Miller, Would You Take an "IOU"?
Daily Double #1: $800
Remembering Arthur Miller. Russ ($5600 to
Robert's $16,000 and Bill's $3000)
fronts $3600. Clue: speaking of this play,
Miller said, "The threat of this kind of
hysteria is never gone. It's with us always."
Russ' guess: "What is 'The Crucible'?" Correct for $9200.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Contemporary Art.
Robert ($15,600 over Russ' $14,400 and Bill's $3000)
bets $900. Clue: Christo had the idea for the
Central Park project with this title in 1979; it
was finally realized in 2005. Robert's guess: "What
is 'The Gates'?" Correct for $16,500.
End of Round:
Robert - $16,500
Bill - $3000
Russ - $14,400
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: European Language.
Answer: in this language spoken by 120 million
worldwide, all of the days of the week but one
end with the same 3 letters. Correct response: What is
Bill's question: What
is German? (RIGHT)
Wager: $3000. Final score: $6000.
Russ' question: What is Russian? (WRONG)
Wager: $2101. Final score: $12,299.
Robert's question: What is German? (RIGHT)
Wager: $12,301. Final score: $28,801.
Russ did the
math, but Robert did the math AND his language
homework, as he takes $28,801 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, Steve Newman, Chris Miller, Leah
Greenwald, Jonathan Groff, and Brian Moore.
matches to go until that next round. Next time,
John Ryan, Lynne Wexler, and Shane Whitlock.