"Round 1: Robillard/Braun/Dickenson"
- April 7
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.
Silver Spring, MD
Reigning Teen Champion
Panamania, At the Movies, Weights & Measures; Hey,
"Good" Looking!; Whatcha Got Cookin', Dictator Tots
$800 Dictator Tots. Michael ($400 over Bill's $200) fronts the max
of $1000 early. The clue: orphaned as a
boy, he reportedly spent his youth on an uncle's
melon farm near the Tigris. Michael's guess: "Who
is Saddam Hussein?"
Correct for $1400.
End of Round:
Lara - $4400
Michael - $6600
Bill - $4000
Double Jeopardy! categories: Books & Authors,
Cable Networking, World of Dance, Life After
Death, Reptiles, "A.M."/"P.M."
Daily Double #1: $800
Reptiles. Bill (tied with Lara, $4400 to Michael's $7000) goes
for her acting abilities, not her appearance,
Meryl Streep is often compared to this type of
lizard. Bill's guess: "What is
Correct response: What is a chameleon? Bill
drops to $1400.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Life After Death. Michael ($9000
over Lara's $5600 and Bill's
$4600) fronts $1000. Clue: "Success is counted
sweetest" was one of a handful of this poet's
work published in her lifetime. Michael's guess: "Who
is Emily Dickinson?" Correct for $10,000. The other was
End of Round:
Lara - $11,200
Michael - $9200
Bill - $14,600
All of a sudden,
a sure thing for Michael... isn't. Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Notable African
in 1980 Marva Collins declined this Cabinet post
in favor of keeping her regular job. Correct response: What
is Secretary of Education?
question: What is HUD? (WRONG)
Wager: $91. Final score: $9109.
Lara's question: What is Secretary of Education? (RIGHT)
Wager: $0. Final score: $11,200.
Dave's question: What is Secretary of HUD? (WRONG)
Wager: $7801. Final score: $6799.
Wow. It started
with Michael going to town against the adults,
then they pulled close, and Final Jeopardy!
decided it again. Lara wins it, and will take
$15,000 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,
Matt Zielenski, April McManus, Lan Djang and
Paul Gutowski waiting in the wings.
Phil Yellman, and Josh DenHartog fight it out
for slot #43 next time.