"Round 1: DenHartog/Norris/Yellman"
- April 8
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.
Thousand Oaks, CA
'97 Teen Champion
Jon Stewart's America, Jobs in the Arts; Nobel,
Pulitzer or Both; I'll Take Manhattan, "Tom", Let's
$600 "Tom". Trevor ($1200 to Josh's $2400 and
Phil's -$400) makes it true. The clue: the witty
line "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me
than" this has been attributed to Tom Waits.
Trevor's guess: "What is a frontal lobotomy?"
Correct for $2400 and the tie.
End of Round:
Josh - $6000
Trevor - $5000
Phil - $3600
Double Jeopardy! categories: World History,
Verbs, "M"-a-Nations; Felix, Nothing More Than
Felix; Fashion, Head to Foot; Thank You, I
Prefer Not to Rock.
Daily Double #1: $2000
World History. Phil ($5200 to Josh's $6000 and
Trevor's $5000) goes
$1800. Clue: world leaders met at the Congress
of this city in 1815 to decide the fate of
Europe after Napoleon's defeat. Phil's guess: "What is
Correct for $7000 and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $800 Verbs. Phil ($9400
over Josh's $6000 and Bill's
$4600) fronts $1600. Clue: this short form of a
biblical name can also mean to banter with or
tease. Phil's guess: "No thoughts?" Correct
response: "What is Josh?" Phil drops to $7800,
End of Round:
Josh - $12,800
Trevor - $7800
Phil - $20,600 (augmented prior to the clue
What a comeback
for Phil, who was down 400 early in the game. Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Children's Literature.
Answer: Dr. Seuss wrote this book to win a bet
that he couldn't write a book using only 50
different words. Correct response: What
is "Green Eggs & Ham"?
question: What is Green Eggs and Ham? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7800. Final score: $15,600.
Josh's question: What is Green Eggs & Ham? (RIGHT)
Wager: $12,800. Final score: $25,600.
Phil's question: What is Green Eggs and Ham? (RIGHT)
Wager: $5001. Final score: $25,601.
A close game all
around, but in the end, 'twas math that killed
the beast. By a dollar, Phil advances to round 2
with $25,601. Can he accomplish the same type of
comeback against the likes of 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,
Paul Gutowski, and Lara Robillard? Find out
starting next week...
look for Steven Popper, David Venderbush, and
Scott Gillispie next time on Jeopardy!