"Round 1: Fine/Barker/Knutsen"
- March 30
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.
Last 5-time Champ, '93-'94
AP history teacher
'97 College Champion
2K1 TOC Finalist
Jeopardy! categories: We
All Scream for Ice Cream, Oscar Night 2005, Mothers of
Invention, Reagan 101, One of the 12 Tribes of Israel,
I've Got "ESP".
Daily Double: $600
I've Got "ESP". Rick ($3600 over Craig's $1200 &
Amy's $200) bets his lead $2400. The
clue: King Xerxes crossed it in 480
to get to Europe. Rick's guess: "What is ... ?"
Correct response: What is the Hellespont? Rick
drops to a tie with Craig at $1200.
End of Round:
Amy - $2600
Craig - $4000
Rick - $6800
Double Jeopardy! categories: Art & Artists,
Kitty Lit, Name the James, A River Runs Through
It, You're the "Champ", I've Got ESPN (delivered
by Scott van Pelt and Dan Patrick).
Daily Double #1: $800
Name the James. Craig ($8400 to Rick's $12,800 and
Amy's $5800) goes for $4400. Clue: ... who was
the last President to be born in a log cabin.
Craig's guess: "Who is Polk?" Correct question:
Who is Garfield? Craig drops to third with
Daily Double #2: last clue in the round, $2000
Craig ($10,800 to Rick's $13,200 and Amy's
$9400; they'll end with these totals) fronts
only $800. Clue: he wrote an "Ode on the Death
of a Favorite Cat" (as well as that other famous
Craig's guess: "Who is Gray?" Correct to
end the round with $11,600.
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Vocabulary. Answer:
this term for a sudden piece of good fortune
literally refers to fruit blown to the ground.
Correct response: What is a windfall?
What is a windfall? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9400. Final score: $18,800.
Craig's question: What is windfall? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9999. Final score: $21,599.
Rick's question: What is a windfall? (RIGHT)
Wager: $10,001. Final score: $23,201.
windfall, Rick encounters a windfall in the form
of $23,201 and a berth in the second round
against 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, Eugene Finerman, John Cuthberson,
India Cooper, and Kyle Hale.
So that should
be 36. Tomorrow, it will be 37, with Bruce
Naegeli, Tom Halpern, and Graham Gilmer