"Round 1: Popper/Gillispie/Venderbush"
- April 11
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.
orig. Minneapolis/living in Topanga, CA
Project manager & expectant father
'91 College Champion
New York City
Assassins, The Reel Story, Signs & Symbols, Government,
Visualize, World "P"s
$1000 Assassins. Steven ($0 to Scott's $4200 and
David's $1400) bets the level. The clue: Ramon
Mercader, who killed this man in 1940, was later
awarded the Order of Lenin.
Steven's guess: "Who was Trotsky?"
Correct for $1000.
End of Round:
Steven - $1000
Scott - $4800
David - $4400
Double Jeopardy! categories: Europe, Musicals of
the '20s, Novels of the Past, Transplants, City
of Birth, Crossword Clues "K".
Daily Double #1: $1200
City of Birth. David ($8800 over Scott's $6000 and
Steven's $600) goes
$4000. Clue: Frederick the Great & Mike Nichols.
David's guess: "What is
Correct for $12,800.
Daily Double #2: $1200 Crossword Clues "K".
over Scott's $11,600 and Steven's
$10,200) fronts $500. Clue: Shy-sounding
swimmers (3). David's guess: "... Kick." Correct
response: "What are koi?" David drops to $15,500,
End of Round:
Steven - $12,200
Scott - $11,600
David - $15,500
We have a game
all of a sudden! Remember, runners-up will
take home $5000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Arlington's Tomb of
Answer: sentinels at the tomb walk exactly this
many steps at a time before they stop & turn.
Correct response: What is 21?
question: What is 13? (WRONG)
Wager: $4500. Final score: $7100.
Steven's question: What is 50? (WRONG)
Wager: $11,901. Final score: $299.
David's question: What is 10? (WRONG)
Wager: $9000. Final score: $6500.
A close game to
end, but the Final decides it. Scott gets the
backdoor win with $15,000, as he takes his place
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, April McManus, Lan Djang,
Paul Gutowski, and Lara Robillard, and Phil
Yellman in round 2.
final round 1 game with Steve Chernicoff, Ben
Lyon, and Roy Holliday.