"Round 1: Ikawa/Cuthberson/Blake"
- March 25
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.
'93-'94 Top Money Winner
'90 TOC Grand Champion
Marine Biology, TV Spin-Offs, Olympic Mascots, Be a
Potato Head, A Mann Called Horace, Soft "Cel"
Daily Double: $800
Olympic Mascots. John ($3200 to Bob's $6200 &
Bruce's $400) bets $1600. The
clue: Hidy & Howdy, polar bears with cowboy
hats, were the mascots of the 1988 Winter Games
in this city. John's guess: "What is Calgary?"
Correct for $4800.
End of Round:
Bruce - $1400
John - $7200
Bob - $8600
Double Jeopardy! categories: New York City
Mayors, Oscar-Winning Actresses, "So" Far Away,
Put Out the Good Silver, Mozart & Friends,
Daily Double #1: $1200
Numerical Phrases. Bob ($10,200 to
John's $13,600 and Bruce's $3800) goes for
$4000. Clue: these were posted October 31, 1517;
the Archbishop of Mainz got a copy. Bob's guess:
"Is it the 95 Theses?" Talk about dodging a big
bullet! Instead, Bob takes the lead with
$14,200. Hey, they say "phrase it as a
question." They never said what question.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Put Out the Good Silver.
John ($21,200 over Bob's $18,200 and Bruce's
$9400; they'll end the round with these totals)
goes $2800. Clue: silver is second only to gold
in ductility & this, the ability to be hammered
into thin sheets.
John's guess: "What is malleability?"
Correct for $24,000, which is where he'll end
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: 12-Letter Words.
Answer: a chemist in the 1920s coined this term
after finding lavender oil not only hid the odor
of his burnt hand, but also healed it. Correct
response: What is aromatherapy?
question: What is analgesic? (WRONG)
Wager: $9399. Final score: $1.
Bob's question: What (WRONG) Wager: $8000. Final score: $10,200.
John's question: What ? (WRONG)
Wager: $12,500. Final score: $11,500.
John cut it
pretty darn close with the wager, but still, he
is guaranteed $15,000 and a berth 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,
Steve Berman, and Eugene Finerman in the next
Next, we're down
to the dirty dozen with Bill Sloan, India
Cooper, and Fraser Woodford.