Thompson/McManus/Cloud" - April 4
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.
Human resources manager
'92 Teen Tourney Winner
Las Vegas Centennial; Toon Up; Roberts Rule; Nature;
Army, Navy or Marine; Ends in "X"
Daily Double: $800
Ends in "X". April (tied with Paul's $600) fronts $1000
early. The clue: Province House in this
provincial capital is Canada's oldest parliament
building. April's guess: "What is Halifax,
Correct for $1600.
End of Round:
Paul - $2600
April - $3400
Larry - $6600
Double Jeopardy! categories: Health Matters, The
Director's Chair, Alternative History Novels, In
a "B" Country, 2 Million, Bucks
Daily Double #1: $2000
In a "B" Country. April ($3800 to Larry's $6600 and
Paul's $1400) goes for $3000. Clue:
its Altiplano region was home to the great
Thuanaco Empire. April's guess: "What is
Correct for $6800 and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $2000 2 Million. April ($17,600
over Larry's $11,400 and Paul's
$1800) fronts just $1000. Clue: from the Greek
for "most recent", this epoch began about 2
million years ago and saw the 1st appearance of
April's guess: "The Pleistocene? I don't
know. The Pleistocene... What is the
Pleistocene?" These players need to brush
up on their Jeopardese here. Anyway, April is up
End of Round:
Paul - $5400
April - $17,000
Larry - $11,400
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Presidents & The
Movies. Answer: this President arranged the
first film showing in the White House when he
had "The Birth of a Nation" screened there.
Correct response: Who is Woodrow Wilson?
question: Who is Wilson? (RIGHT)
Wager: $5000. Final score: $10,400.
Larry's question: Who is WH Taft? (WRONG)
Wager: $6000. Final score: $5400.
April's question: Who is
Taft Wilson? (RIGHT)
Wager: $5801. Final score: $22,801.
For April, it
was the Daily Doubles, but the Final Jeopardy!
was the icewater on her victory, as she takes
$22,801 into the next round 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, Rick Knutsen, Bruce Naegeli,
and Matt Zielenski awaiting.
Next time, Lan
Djang, Dave Willis, and Andrew Hutchings compete
for slot #35.