"Round 1: Halpern/Gilmer/Naegeli"
- March 31
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 New York City
2K1 Teen Tourney Winner
2K1 TOC Finalist
Jeopardy! categories: US
Geography; The Musical Fruit; Everyday Items; Oh, a
Weiss Guy, Eh?; 1955; "Finger" Exercise
Daily Double: $800
US Geography. Graham ($1000 to Tom's $2000 &
Bruce's $400): "Let's do it, please." For the
clue: Wisconsin is bordered by these 2 of the 5
Great Lakes. Graham's guess: "What are Michigan
and Superior?" Graham ties Tom's $2000.
End of Round:
Tom - $6000
Graham - $2000
Bruce - $5400
Double Jeopardy! categories: The Truman Show,
Words of a Feather (all responses can be made
from "FEATHER"), Flower Names, Warsaw, She's
Lost Control, "Joy" Division
Daily Double #1: $1600
The Truman Show. Graham ($3200 to Bruce's $5400 and
Tom's $7200) goes for the level. Clue: in 1919
Truman opened this kind of business, whose name
may come from the Anglo-Norman for "petty
wares". Graham's guess: "What is a thrift shop?"
Correct question: What is a haberdashery? Graham
drops to $1600.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Warsaw.
Tom ($10,000 over Bruce's $5400 and Graham's
$3200) fronts $2000. Clue: among the many
baroque churches in Warsaw is teh Church of the
Holy Cross that contains this composer's heart.
Tom's guess: "Who is Chopin?" Correct for
End of Round:
Tom - $17,600
Graham - $7200
Bruce - $14,200
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: English Lit. Answer:
this 17th C. poetic follow-up begins, "I who ere
while the happy garden sung, by one man's
disobedience lost." Correct response: What is
question: What is Paradise Found? (WRONG)
Wager: $7100. Final score: $100.
Bruce's question: What is Paradise Regained? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7400. Final score: $21,600.
Tom's question: What is Kingdom Won? (WRONG)
Wager: $10,801. Final score: $6799.
Bruce and Tom
were at it through the entire game, but a wrong
response lifts Bruce to the next round with
$21,600 and a seat 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, Shane Whitlock, Michael Daunt,
Steve Berman, Eugene Finerman, John Cuthberson,
India Cooper, Kyle Hale, and Rick Knutsen
Next time, Kurt
Bray and Bob Fleenor have a thin or two to teach