"Round 1: Nichols/Finerman/George"
- March 24
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 Chicopee, MA
'87 TOC Finalist
'99 Teen Tourney Winner
War Stories, Olympic Boxers, Cruisin' the Caribbean,
State Trees, Smith College Alumnae, Words About Words
Daily Double: $1000
Cruisin' the Caribbean. Tom ($3600 over
Eugene & Chacko's $2800 each) bets $1200. The
clue: when you pull into Guadeloupe, you may
have to change your dollars into this official
currency. Tom's guess: "What are pesos?" Correct
response: What are euros? Tom dips to third with
End of Round:
Tom - $3000
Eugene - $2800
Chacko - $4200
Double Jeopardy! categories: The Orchestra,
Around the Horn, Symbols, The Violence, Playing
the Buffoon, "P"s and "O"s.
Daily Double #1: $1200
The Violence. Eugene ($4000 to
Tom's $4600 and Chacko's $3800): "All of it!"
Clue: this system for informing people about
abductions is named for an unfortunate
9-year-old. Eugene's guess: "Who is Cameron
Burns?" Good question. Correct response: What is
the Amber Alert System? Eugene loses everything.
Daily Double #2: $1200 The Orchestra.
Tom ($8600 to Eugene's $10,400 and Chacko's
goes $1600. Clue: for much of the 20th C.,
Gregor Piatigorsky was regarded as the world's
second-greatest virtuoso on this instrument.
Tom's guess: "What is the violin?" Correct
response: What is the cello? We go 0-for-3 on
Daily Doubles, as Tom goes to $7000.
End of Round:
Tom - $7000
Eugene - $11,600
Chacko - $3400
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Harvard Men. Answer:
books by this alumnus include 1957's "Nuclear
Weapons and Foreign Policy" & 1994's
"Diplomacy". Correct response: Who is Henry
question: Who is Henry Kissinger? (RIGHT)
Wager: $3399. Final score: $6799.
Tom's question: Who is Kissinger? (RIGHT) Wager:
$6999. Final score: $13,999.
Eugene's question: Who is Henry Kissinger? (RIGHT)
Wager: $4000. Final score: $15,600.
Just past the
guarantee mark as Eugene comes back for another
dance wtih $15,600 alongside 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, Shane Whitlock, Michael Daunt,
and Steve Berman.
Next time: Match
33 in round 1 with Bruce Ikawa, John Cuthberson,
and Bob Blake.