Djang/Hutchings/Willis" - April 5
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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Grad student, Cornell
'98 College Champion
First Ladies' Terms of Service, Classic Song's First
Lines, Going Buggy, Rope-pourri, Sweet Virginia,
Daily Double: $800
Rope-pourri. Lan ($2400 to Andrew's $3800 and
Dave's $1600) fronts $2000. The clue: in the
19th C. this plant first cultivated in China had
become so widely used that its name came to mean
"rope". Lan's guess: "What is hemp?"
Correct for $4400 and the lead.
End of Round:
Lan - $5400
Andrew - $6600
Dave - $3200
Double Jeopardy! categories: Second-Largest
Cities, You Sleigh Me, Theatre, Crossword Clues
"F", I Remember..., I Forget
Daily Double #1: $2000
Second-Largest Cities. Lan (on the verge of a
run, $9400 over Andrew's $6600 and
Dave's $3200) goes for $2500. Clue: Surabaya, 3
million. Lan's guess: "What is
Correct for $11,900 and the sweep.
Daily Double #2: $800 Theatre. Lan ($21,500
over Andrew's $12,600 and Dave's
$6000) fronts $1500. Clue: this popular play by
AR Gurney traces Andrew & Melissa's lifelong
Lan's guess: "What is 'Postcards from the
Edge'?" Correct response: What is "Love
Letters"? Lan goes to $20,000.
End of Round:
Lan - $21,200
Andrew - $13,400
Dave - $6000
Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Historic Places. Answer:
the towns of Vierville-sur-Mer &
Colleville-sur-Mer entered history with this
2-word area named for a US city.
Correct response: What is Omaha Beach?
question: What is Omaha? (WRONG)
Wager: $6000. Final score: $0.
Andrew's question: What is Peter Nero? (WRONG)
Wager: $11,400. Final score: $2000.
Lan's question: What is Omaha Beach? (RIGHT)
Wager: $5650. Final score: $26,850.
the trifecta, and the Final was the exclamation
point, as he scores $26,850 for his next
appearance 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, Eugene Finerman, John Cuthberson,
India Cooper, Kyle Hale, Rick Knutsen, Bruce Naegeli,
Matt Zielenski, and April McManus in the next
We're down to
five games left, with Paul Gutowski, Dave
Abbott, and Mark Born competing in the next one.