"Round 1: Halpern/Gilmer/Naegeli"
- April 1
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.
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Orig from Broadview Heights, OH
'95 Teen Tourney Winner
The FDR Library; TV Shows By Character; -Isms; Tim, Tom,
Tammy; State Capital Ideas; 5-Letter Words.
Daily Double: $800
State Capital Ideas. Bob ($4600 slightly over
Matt's $4200 & markedly over Kurt's $200)
fronts $1400. The
clue: originally Le Fleur's Bluff, it was
renamed for a war hero who would become
President. Bob's guess: "What is Jackson?"
Correct for $6000.
End of Round:
Bob - $7800
Matt - $5400
Kurt - $200
Double Jeopardy! categories: American Lit, Riff
Raff (from Total Guitar Magazine's Top 100
Guitar Riffs - and if "Sweet Child of Mine"
isn't among them... I don't know), 19634,
Southern California Architecture, Hot Babes, A
Daily Double #1: $1200
1963. Kurt (-$600 to Bob's $8600 and
Matt's $7800) goes for the maximum, $2000. Clue:
declared a security risk back in 1954, this
physicist won the Atomic Energy Commission's
Fermi Award in 1963. Kurt's guess: "Who is
Correct for $1400.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Hot Babes. Matt ($11,800
to Bob's $15,800 and Kurt's
$3000) fronts $4000. Clue: this club, founded
for girls in 1910 first admitted boys in 1975.
Matt's guess: "Camp Fire Girls? What are
the Camp Fire Girls?" Whew! Correct for
End of Round:
Bob - $17,800
Matt - $20,200
Kurt - $3000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Automotive History. Answer:
in 1959 the ad firm of Doyle Dane Bernbach began
using the slogan "Ugly is only skin-deep" for
this import model. Correct response: What is
the VW Beetle?
question: What is the Volkswagen Beetle? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2500. Final score: $5500.
Bob's question: What is Volkswagen? (WRONG)
Wager: $4200. Final score: $13,600.
Matt's question: What is the Volkswagen Beetle? (RIGHT)
Wager: $15,401. Final score: $35,601.
In the best
thing to happen to VW since fahrvergnugen, Matt
becomes the first teen champ in the final 45
with one of the highest totals to date, $35,601.
He joins 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, Rick Knutsen, and Bruce
Next time, Larry
Cloud, April McManus, and Paul Thompson with
seven to go.