Daunt/Stewart/Weiss" - March 22
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.
'96 TOC finalist
Los Alamos, NM
'94 College Champion; '94 TOC finalist
'90 Teen Tourney winner
Jeopardy! categories: We
Were Soldiers; Rock Band Drummers; Ben, Benjamin, or
Just Plain B; Word Origins; Do It Like Europeans; That's
Daily Double: $800
We Were Soldiers. Michael ($9400 way over
Jamie's $1000 and Jeff's $800) bets $3000. The
clue: a fort & a Tennessee city are named for
this general who was also our nation's first
Secretary of War. Correct: Who was Knox?
Michael: Who was Knox? It's good for $12,400.
End of Round:
Michael - $13,800
Jeff - $1800
Jamie - $1000
Double Jeopardy! categories: German Composers,
Movie Title Pairs, 20th Century Science, Yankee
Magazine, Kiddy Lit, 5-Letter Words
Daily Double #1: $2000
German Composers. Jeff ($2200 to
Michael's $17,400 and Jamie's $1400): "Can I bet
$22,000?" Alex: "No!" Jeff: "$2200?" Alex:
"Sure." Clue: in 1940 he wrote "Japanische
Festmusik" as a gesture of friendship between
Germany & Japan. Jeff's guess: "Who
is Hofstadter?" Correct response: Who is
Richard Strauss? Jeff loses everything.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Kiddy Lit.
Jeff (a nice recovery, $6000 to Michael's $23,400 and
goes all-in again. Clue: Hansel had a sister
named Gretel; so did this boy in an 1865 novel.
Jeff's guess: "What
is Hans Brinker?" Correct for $12,000.
End of Round:
Michael - $23,400
Jeff - $12,400
Jamie - $2200
Just when you
think it's a walk for Michael... it isn't. Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Cyber-Glossary.
Answer: in computerese this word from the Hindu
faith means an icon of a user in virtual reality. Correct response: What is
Jamie's question: What
is an avatar? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2200. Final score: $4400.
Jeff's question: What is avatar? (RIGHT)
Wager: $12,400. Final score: $24,800.
Michael's question: What is avatar? (RIGHT)
Wager: $1401. Final score: $24,801.
Enough to win by
one, but Michael avenges his earlier loss with a
dominating front game and $24,801 to show for
it. He'll knuckle up with 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, Brian Moore,
Robert Slaven, and Shane Whitlock in the next round.
Three weeks left
in round one. Who out of Steve Berman, Brad
Plovan, or Phoebe Juel will take slot #31?